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A statue of a coal miner stands in front of the Boone County Courthouse in Madison, W.Va., on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Four years after Donald Trump donned a miner’s helmet at a West Virginia campaign rally and vowed to save a dying industry, coal has not come roaring back. The fuel has been outmatched against cheaper, cleaner natural gas and renewable energy. But many West Virginians applaud Trump's efforts and remain loyal as he seeks a second term. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

West Virginia voters laud Trump for trying to save coal

Oct. 30, 2020 2:00 AM EDT

DANVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — As a laid off coal mine electrician, Nolan Triplett doesn't think his industry will ever return to the heady days when it powered America and offered generations of Appalachians a chance at a middle class life. But he still backs the president who said he'd reopen the mines and put...

Kansas State tight end Briley Moore, right, celebrates with tight end Samuel Wheeler (19) after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

No. 16 K-State goes after 5th straight win at West Virginia

Oct. 29, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

No. 16 Kansas State (4-1, 4-0 Big 12) at West Virginia (3-2, 2-2), Saturday at noon (ESPN2). Line: West Virginia by 3 1/2. Series record: Tied 5-5. WHAT'S AT STAKE? First-place Kansas State is looking for its first 5-0 start in the Big 12 since 2014. Fourth-place West Virginia already has two league losses and...

Oklahoma running back T.J. Pledger (5) scores a touchdown as TCU safety Ar'Darius Washington (24) defends during the first half of an NCAA College football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

No. 24 Oklahoma takes improved ground game to Texas Tech

Oct. 29, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

Oklahoma has turned out an assembly line of successful quarterbacks under coach Lincoln Riley, with Heisman Trophy winners Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray, last year’s Heisman runner-up Jalen Hurts and now freshman Spencer Rattler putting up huge numbers. The running backs have been pretty good, too....

Kansas State quarterback Will Howard runs the ball during the first half of an NCAA football game against Kansas Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Freshmen duo leads No. 16 Kansas State to West Virginia

Oct. 29, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

A pair of freshman have helped lead No. 16 Kansas State's rise to the top of the Big 12 standings. Quarterback Will Howard and running back Deuce Vaughn certainly haven't done it by themselves, surrounded by some special teams magic and defensive stops along the way. The Wildcats (4-1, 4-0 Big 12) have won four...

James Musgrave discusses the increase in cases of the coronavirus in West Union, W.Va., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. “It’s not our favorite thing,” said Musgrave referring to the pandemic as he took a break from mowing his front lawn. “It’s just one of those things you deal with and learn from and go on.” (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)

Global pandemic hits home in the West Virginia mountains

Oct. 26, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

WEST UNION, W.Va. (AP) — Many in West Virginia proudly say they live in the original social distancing state. The coronavirus often seemed like a distant phenomenon best viewed on a TV screen in living rooms in the remote mountain towns that dot the state's expanses of wilderness. But as another surge of...

West Virginia's Leddie Brown (4) runs the ball to score a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

McPhearson fumble return lifts Texas Tech over West Virginia

Oct. 24, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Cornerback Zech McPhearson returned a fumble 56 yards for a touchdown with 8:44 left to lift Texas Tech to a 34-27 victory over West Virginia on Saturday night. West Virginia's Sam James caught a short pass from Jarret Doege but fumbled on a hit from Jacob Morganstern. McPhearson, a...

Marshall quarterback Grant Wells looks to make a throw downfield against Florida Atlantic during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Huntington, W.Va. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

Wells throws 2 TD passes, No. 22 Marshall beats FAU 20-9

Oct. 24, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Redshirt freshman Grant Wells showed some poise in the pocket when No. 22 Marshall faced its first deficit of the season. Wells threw two touchdown passes, including a 41-yard strike for the go-ahead score, and the Thundering Herd beat pandemic-depleted Florida Atlantic 20-9 on...

West Virginia defensive lineman Darius Stills (56) reacts after making an interception against Kansas  during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (William Wotring/The Dominion-Post via AP)

Big 12 defenses rising up, changing poor reputation

Oct. 22, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

Defenses are making a stand early in this Big 12 season. The conference best known in recent years for high-scoring showdowns and crazy passing numbers now boasts some of the nation’s stingiest defenses. West Virginia leads the nation in total defense, allowing just 240.3 yards per game. Among the 77 Bowl...

Kansas wide receiver Stephon Robinson Jr. (5) is tackled by West Virginia defensive lineman Darius Stills (56) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (William Wotring/The Dominion-Post via AP)

West Virginia pits top defense against sluggish Texas Tech

Oct. 22, 2020 9:48 AM EDT

Texas Tech might be able to pick up a few pointers from West Virginia's game films on slowing down offenses in the Big 12. The Red Raiders (0-3, 0-2 Big 12) will need more than a few stops as they try to exit the league basement on Saturday when they host the Mountaineers (3-1, 2-1). West Virginia's defense ranks...

Man who wanted to see Trump gets time served in standoff

Oct. 20, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Washington state man who said he was traveling to see President Donald Trump has been sentenced to time served for assaulting Secret Service special agents in West Virginia. Joshua Wills, 31, of Bremerton, Washington, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston to the 23 months...