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After West Virginia opioid verdict, another case postponed

Jul. 05, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A trial in a lawsuit accusing three major U.S. drug distributors of causing a health crisis throughout West Virginia was postponed Tuesday, a day after the companies prevailed in another case in the state. Attorneys who represented Cabell County and the...

New cohort of 27 chosen for WVa teaching scholarships

Jul. 05, 2022 03:04 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new group of high school graduates planning to become teachers will receive a West Virginia scholarship worth up to $40,000 over four years, officials said. A total of 27 seniors were chosen for the third cohort of Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars,...

US judge finds for 3 drug distributors in WVa opioid lawsuit

Jul. 04, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ruled in favor of three major U.S. drug distributors in a landmark lawsuit that accused them of causing a health crisis by distributing 81 million pills over eight years in one West Virginia county ravaged by opioid addiction. The...

WWII Medal of Honor recipient to lie in state at US Capitol

Jul. 03, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announced at a memorial on Sunday where Williams was remembered for his courage, humility and selflessness. ...

WVa nonprofit seeks to educate people about bullying

Jul. 03, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A Marion County, West Virginia, nonprofit wants to empower others about how to identify and stand up against bullying. Communities of Shalom Certified Prevention Specialist Renee Verbanic presented the workshop “Bullying Prevention: Empowering Bystanders to...

After abortion ruling, clinic staff grapple with trauma

Jul. 03, 2022 07:41 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Danielle Maness has squeezed the hands of hundreds of anxious patients lying on tables in the procedure room, now empty. She's recorded countless vital signs and delivered scores of snacks to the recovery area, now silent. Peering into each darkened room...

Students give creativity a spin at Clay Camp in WVa

Jul. 02, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Students are learning how to use pottery wheels and build with clay as the Huntington Museum of Art kicked off its summer programs with Clay Camp. Museum educator George Lanham said Clay Camp is a chance for new pottery crafters and skilled crafters to...

WVa man accused of threats to posh resort, retirement home

Jul. 01, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been arrested for allegedly making bomb threats that forced the evacuation of a posh resort, state police said Friday. Joseph Toler, 62, of Danville, was arrested Thursday on three counts each of terroristic threats and false...

WVa opioid trial verdict still pending nearly a year later

Jul. 01, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Last July, a federal judge in West Virginia heard closing arguments in the first lawsuit to go to trial over the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic. With an avalanche of documents from the three-month trial, Judge David Faber didn’t indicate when he would...

Medal of Honor recipient to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Jul. 01, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Medal of Honor recipient from West Virginia who died this week has been chosen as the first inductee into the West Virginia Military Hall of Fame, Gov. Jim Justice said. Hershel “Woody” Williams, 98, died Wednesday, and Justice said Thursday he had...