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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...

West Virginia home explodes, 2 injured

Nov. 11, 2019 6:53 PM EST

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a West Virginia home exploded, causing non-life-threatening injuries to two people. WTTG-TV in Washington reports the home in Charles Town was destroyed in the Monday blast. Witnesses told the station the homeowners had problems with their propane furnace on Sunday....

Littleson scores 27 to carry Toledo past Marshall 96-70

Nov. 10, 2019 4:18 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Spencer Littleson had a career-high 27 points as Toledo routed Marshall 96-70 on Sunday. Littleson made 8 of 11 shots, including 6 of 8 from 3-point range, and all five of his free throws for the Rockets (1-1). Dylan Alderson and Willie Jackson both had double-doubles for Toledo....

Texas Tech roughs up West Virginia 38-17

Nov. 9, 2019 4:58 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Texas Tech quarterback Jett Duffey continues to give West Virginia fits. The junior moved the offense at will in the first half and the Red Raiders used a fast start to beat West Virginia 38-17 on Saturday, handing the Mountaineers their fifth straight loss. Duffey threw for one...

Culver, Haley score 16, West Virginia beats Akron 94-84

Nov. 8, 2019 11:54 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins understands it's going to take time for a roster filled with young and new players to perform anywhere close to his standards. When it comes to offense, at least this group knows how to score. But the mistakes were evident across the board. West...

Stumbling Texas Tech, WVU looking to avoid Big 12 basement

Nov. 8, 2019 12:10 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Texas Tech and West Virginia have lumbered through sour seasons under first-year coaches. One of them will get a sorely needed boost and end a losing streak when the Red Raiders (3-5, 1-4 Big 12) and Mountaineers (3-5, 1-4) meet on Saturday. The winner will prop up fading bowl...

West scores 20 to lead Marshall past Robert Morris 67-60

Nov. 7, 2019 9:44 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jarrod West had 20 points as Marshall got past Robert Morris 67-60 in a season opener on Thursday night. Taevion Kinsey had 12 points for Marshall, including a go-ahead layup with 3:06 left that sparked a 10-2 run. Mikel Beyers added 11 points. Yannis Mendy had 14 points for the...

WVU's Tynice Martin reinstated after plea to battery charge

Nov. 7, 2019 7:03 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia guard Tynice Martin has been reinstated to the women's basketball team a day after she pleaded no contest to a battery charge. The Mountaineers announced Martin's reinstatement in a news release Thursday. West Virginia faced St. Francis of Pennsylvania in its season...

Bill addresses pensions, health care for miners, retirees

Nov. 6, 2019 3:33 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is co-sponsoring a bill with West Virginia's two U.S. senators and others aimed at preserving the pensions of about 92,000 retired coal miners, as well as the health-care benefits of another 13,000 working miners. Democrat Joe Manchin and...

WVa police: Confiscated vaping pen contaminated with heroin

Nov. 4, 2019 4:45 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say they have identified a source of suspected heroin-laced vaping solutions while investigating overdoses that sickened two high school students. Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston says in a news release an underage high school student has been identified...