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State to spend $20M on paving projects across West Virginia

Aug. 11, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — More than $20 million will be spent on paving projects across West Virginia as part of the governor's Roads to Prosperity Initiative, state officials announced. Gov. Jim Justice and West Virginia Department of Transportation officials announced the funding Monday at the North...

Former WVU professor sentenced to 3 months in fraud case

Jul. 30, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A judge has ordered a former West Virginia University physics professor who admitted committing federal fraud to serve three months in prison. U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh also fined James Patrick Lewis, 54, of Fairview, $9,363 Thursday for the cost of incarceration and...

This photo released Tuesday, July 14, 2020, by the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority shows Reta Mays, a former nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va. Mays, pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin. She was charged with seven counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with the intent to commit murder of an eighth person. She faces life sentences for each murder. (West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority via AP)

Fifth lawsuit filed in deaths at West Virginia VA hospital

Jul. 28, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The number of lawsuits has grown to five involving the sudden deaths of seven patients at a West Virginia veterans hospital where a former nursing assistant admitted to intentionally giving them wrongful insulin injections. A federal lawsuit was filed Monday in the March 2018 death...

Former WVU associate professor pleads guilty to fraud

Jul. 24, 2020 3:04 AM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia University associate professor admitted to wire fraud and filing a false tax return, a federal prosecutor's office said. Qingyun Sun, 58, of Morgantown, pleaded guilty to defrauding the university and to the tax charge. The charges stemmed from his official...

This photo released Tuesday, July 14, 2020, by the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority shows Reta Mays, a former nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va. Mays, pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin. She was charged with seven counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with the intent to commit murder of an eighth person. She faces life sentences for each murder. (West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority via AP)

Fourth lawsuit filed in VA hospital deaths in West Virginia

Jul. 23, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A fourth lawsuit has been filed involving the sudden deaths of patients at a West Virginia veterans hospital where a former nursing assistant admitted giving them wrongful insulin injections. A federal lawsuit was filed Wednesday in the death of Robert Lee Kozul Sr. at the Louis A....

This photo released Tuesday, July 14, 2020, by the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority shows Reta Mays, a former nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va. Mays, pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin. She was charged with seven counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with the intent to commit murder of an eighth person. She faces life sentences for each murder. (West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority via AP)

Fired VA staffer admits to murdering 7 patients with insulin

Jul. 14, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

A former staffer at a veterans hospital in West Virginia pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin, capping a sweeping federal investigation into a series of mysterious deaths at the medical center. Reta Mays, a former nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson VA...

Fired nursing assistant being charged with 7 murder counts in fatal insulin injections at West Virginia VA hospital

Jul. 14, 2020 10:47 AM EDT
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Fired nursing assistant being charged with 7 murder counts in fatal insulin injections at West Virginia VA hospital.

Taxpayer service offices reopen before filing deadline

Jul. 10, 2020 4:16 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's tax department offices have reopened ahead of the state's income tax filing and payment deadline, officials said Thursday. The agency said its taxpayer service centers are accepting appointment-only visits at offices in Wheeling, Clarksburg, Charleston, Beckley,...

Ex-WVa sheriff's deputy sentenced for heroin distribution

Jul. 9, 2020 4:23 AM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy in West Virginia has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for heroin distribution. Timothy Rock, 42, of Clarksburg, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Clarksburg. Prosecutors said the former Harrison County sheriff's deputy...

Suggestions sought as district moves to rename school

Jul. 8, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia school district that decided to remove Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson's name from a middle school is asking the public for suggestions on a new name. Kanawha County Schools shared a survey on its social media that is open through 9 a.m. on...