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Green, Knox lead Marshall past La Tech 31-10

Nov. 15, 2019 10:58 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Isaiah Green and Brenden Knox accounted for two touchdowns apiece and Marshall handed Louisiana Tech its first Conference USA loss 31-10 on Friday night. Green was 14-of-26 passing for 213 yards with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Willie Johnson and added a rushing touchdown. Knox...

Tshiebwe's double-double leads WVU past Pitt 68-53

Nov. 15, 2019 10:48 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh did everything it could to prepare for West Virginia freshman Oscar Tshiebwe. The real thing, however, proved to be another matter entirely. Frustrated by a foul-riddled performance in his debut with the Mountaineers last week, when he managed just five points and five rebounds...

WV library cancels drag queen event after violent threats

Nov. 15, 2019 5:27 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia library says violent threats prompted it to cancel an event where drag queens were going to read to children. The Morgantown Public Library System announced it was canceling its Drag Queen Story Time event in a Facebook post Friday. The statement cited...

Man abused by teacher settles lawsuit with school district

Nov. 15, 2019 1:23 PM EST

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia school district has settled a lawsuit with a man who says he was sexually abused by a teacher and fathered four of her children. The Intelligencer reports Ohio County Schools settled with Christopher Birch on Thursday. The April lawsuit said Bridge Street Middle...

Trial for mother in false abduction case pushed to 2020

Nov. 15, 2019 9:58 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A trial has been delayed for a West Virginia woman charged with making up a story about an Egyptian man brazenly trying to kidnap her daughter in a shopping mall. A Cabell County court clerk says 24-year-old Santana Renee Adams’ trial on a charge of falsely reporting an...

Massive soccer tournament set for this weekend in W Virginia

Nov. 15, 2019 4:43 AM EST

DUNBAR, W.Va. (AP) — The massive, second annual Friends of Coal Cup soccer tournament is set to kick off. The Kanawha County Commission says the games will start Friday evening and carry on into the weekend with 90 teams playing at the Shawnee Sports Complex in Dunbar, West Virginia. The matches are...

K-State aims to bounce back from Texas loss vs West Virginia

Nov. 15, 2019 3:01 AM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The message new Kansas State coach Chris Klieman delivered in the locker room after a gut-check loss at Texas last weekend was almost identical to the one he relayed after the Wildcats upended then-No. 5 Oklahoma to shake up the Big 12. “We have to wipe it clean pretty...

California’s Huntington Library gets rare slavery documents

Nov. 14, 2019 6:29 PM EST

SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — Southern California’s Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens has acquired rare documents shedding light on anti-slavery efforts taking place before and during the Civil War The institution announced Wednesday it has acquired the ledgers of Quaker abolitionist...

Virginia pastor acquitted in West Virginia sex abuse case

Nov. 14, 2019 3:15 PM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Virginia pastor has been acquitted of charges that he sexually abused a girl under the age of 12 in West Virginia. The Exponent Telegram reports a jury on Wednesday found 77-year-old Daniel Houston Shafer of Elk Creek, Virginia, not guilty of first-degree sexual abuse. Harrison...

Fire chief: Gas leak caused home explosion that injured 2

Nov. 12, 2019 11:13 AM EST

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A fire chief says a house explosion and fire that injured two people at a West Virginia home were caused by a gas leak. Citizens Fire Department Chief Larry Herbst told The Journal that an HVAC technician working in the Charles Town home and another person were injured in...