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West Virginia ski, snowboard season to begin this week

Nov. 20, 2019 8:57 AM EST

SNOWSHOE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s ski and snowboard season is set to begin Friday, when the first resort opens its lifts and trails for the winter. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Pocahontas County will power up three of its lifts and open 11 trails and a terrain...

W Virginia to open medical marijuana business applications

Nov. 20, 2019 5:22 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Businesses hoping to break into West Virginia’s fledgling marijuana market will soon be able to apply for permits as growers, processors, dispensaries and laboratories. The state Bureau of Public Health says its Office of Medical Cannabis will open applications on Dec. 19....

West Virginia agency to hold science fair focused on water

Nov. 20, 2019 4:37 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is set to hold a science fair focused on water. The state environmental department on Tuesday announced it’s throwing the first annual Wild and Wonderful Water Science Fair on February 17. The event is open to fifth graders in Kanawha County. The idea is for...

Riller scores 22, lifts Charleston over Marshall 76-66

Nov. 19, 2019 9:31 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Grant Riller scored 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the floor and Charleston beat Marshall 76-66 on Tuesday night. Riller added four steals for the Cougars (3-1). Sam Miller had 13 points off the bench, while Jaylen McManus and Brevin Galloway scored 12 points apiece. McManus...

QB Jarret Doege gives WVU hopes for bowl berth

Nov. 19, 2019 4:34 PM EST

West Virginia’s chances for an elusive bowl berth rest with a quarterback who wasn’t a significant part of the offense a few games ago. Bowling Green transfer Jarret Doege delivered last week in his first start when West Virginia needed a spark at Kansas State to end a five-game losing streak....

Audit: WV not checking criminal history of child care staff

Nov. 19, 2019 2:46 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A statehouse watchdog says West Virginia isn’t doing criminal background checks on its child protective services workers. A legislative audit released Tuesday on the state Department of Health and Human Resources identified multiple problems with the agency as it grapples...

Former deputy gets 2-15 years for falsifying documents

Nov. 19, 2019 11:26 AM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia sheriff’s deputy convicted of falsifying documentation of payments made to confidential informants has been sentenced to two to 15 years in prison. The Exponent Telegram reports Harrison Chief Judge Thomas Bedell sentenced 41-year-old Timothy Rock on...

Yeager to offer direct flights to Orlando next year

Nov. 19, 2019 10:36 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Yeager Airport will soon offer direct flights to Florida. The airport on Tuesday announced Spirit Airlines will add nonstop service to Orlando starting next February. The trips will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The new route comes after $25 million...

Audit: WVa state police went years sans formal buying rules

Nov. 19, 2019 7:46 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A legislative audit says West Virginia police went without formal, written purchasing rules for years, increasing the risk of fraud, abuse and waste. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the legislative Performance Evaluation and Research Division audit says the department was left...

W.Va. employee convicted of stealing $61K from state agency

Nov. 19, 2019 4:28 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a former West Virginia environmental department staffer has admitted to stealing more than $61,000 from the agency. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart on Monday announced 50-year-old Yvonne Dozier has pleaded guilty to a felony wire fraud charge. He says Dozier used a...