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West Virginia county to offer medical seat belt covers

Jan. 18, 2020 10:27 AM EST

RIPLEY, W. Va. (AP) — Health officials in West Virginia are hoping a new initiative will help Jackson County residents quickly inform first responders about their medical conditions. WCHS-TV reports the Jackson County Health Department is offering free seat belt covers that will display personal and...

West Virginia hunting season pays tribute to early settlers

Jan. 18, 2020 9:00 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Mountaineer Heritage Hunting season began Jan 9, two weeks after most hunting seasons have closed. It is the second year since its conception, and most notably, it is limited to primitive weapons — like flintlock muzzle loader rifles. The season is...

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Capito files for reelection, faces potential race with Ojeda

Jan. 17, 2020 6:25 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito filed for reelection Friday, setting up a potential 2020 showdown with former presidential candidate Richard Ojeda in West Virginia. Capito, a Republican, announced she was running last year but has now officially submitted her reelection paperwork...

Baylor forward Tristan Clark (25) is guarded by Iowa State forward George Conditt IV (4) during the second half half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday Jan. 15, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

Baylor tries to keep rolling in Big 12 play -- men and women

Jan. 17, 2020 4:07 PM EST

The Big 12 continues conference play with second-ranked Baylor trying to protect a perfect conference record when the Bears (14-1, 4-0) head to Oklahoma State on Saturday. Here's what else is going on in the league: GAME OF THE WEEKEND While the Cowboys try to spring the upset — which is certainly possible...

West Virginia high school student, woman killed in car crash

Jan. 17, 2020 1:35 PM EST

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia high school senior and a 30-year-old woman died Thursday night in a head-on car collision near Charles Town, authorities said Friday. Chief Ronald Fletcher of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said a Kia Sorento and a Dodge Ram crashed into each other around...

West Virginia county bans indoor use of e-cigarettes, vapes

Jan. 17, 2020 1:11 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A health board in West Virginia's largest county voted Thursday to ban the use of e-cigarettes and vapes inside public spaces, news outlets reported. The Kanawha County Board of Health unanimously passed the ordinance that will bring e-cigarettes and vapes in line with existing...

Justice orders flags lowered for firefighter killed in crash

Jan. 17, 2020 4:52 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has ordered flags at the Capitol lowered to half-staff for a firefighter who died while responding to an emergency call. The Republican governor on Thursday issued a proclamation to lower the flags Saturday for Clover volunteer firefighter Mark...

Deputies cleared in shootout that killed West Virginia man

Jan. 17, 2020 3:29 AM EST

CROSS LANES, W.Va. (AP) — Deputies were cleared of any wrongdoing in a shootout in West Virginia that killed a man. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office released surveillance video Thursday showing the New Year's Eve shooting involving Michael Vincent Davis, 49, in Cross Lanes, news outlets reported. ...

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice files his candidacy papers for reelection along with President Trump's reelection papers Thursday, Jan, 16, 2020, in the West Virginia Secretary of State's office at the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston, W.V. (Kenny Kemp/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

Justice files for 2020, highlighting friendship with Trump

Jan. 16, 2020 4:35 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice filed his and President Donald Trump's reelection paperwork on Thursday, ratcheting up his alignment with the president as he formally enters the 2020 campaign season. The Republican highlighted his relationship with Trump as he submitted the...

Texas Tech forward TJ Holyfield (22) goes to shoot as he is defended by West Virginia forwards Oscar Tshiebwe (34) and Derek Culver (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)

Culver, Tshiebwe help No. 12 WVU's half-court defense thrive

Jan. 16, 2020 3:52 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — No. 12 West Virginia’s opponents don't have to dribble the ball past midcourt to the point of exhaustion anymore. But it comes at a cost. In abandoning a suffocating full-court pressure defense from past seasons, the Mountaineers have doubled down on an even-greater...