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Officials report 8 coronavirus deaths at care facility

Aug. 9, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Eight more people at a southern West Virginia nursing home have died from coronavirus, state officials announced on Sunday. The deaths at the the Princeton Health Care Center in Mercer County occurred over the last few weeks, but weren't officially reported due to personnel changes...

Vitrolite specialist Tim Dunn talks about working with vitrolite, a form of pigmented structural glass made only in West Virginia, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston, WVa. Dunn is redoing the walls of two restrooms with the material. (Kenny Kemp/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

World's sole Vitrolite installer at work in WV's Statehouse

Aug. 9, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Vitrolite, a form of pigmented structural glass made only in West Virginia, had a sensational run while it lasted. Its production began in 1908 in Vienna, Wood County, in a factory operated by the Meyercord-Carter Co. Six years later, the company reorganized as the Vitrolite Co....

FILE - In this July 31, 2020, file photo, letter carriers load mail trucks for deliveries at a U.S. Postal Service facility in McLean, Va. The success of the 2020 presidential election could come down to a most unlikely government agency: the U.S. Postal Service.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Postal Service emerges as flash point heading into election

Aug. 9, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mail piling up. Constant attacks from the president. Cuts to overtime as record numbers of ballots are expected to pass through post offices this fall. The success of the 2020 presidential election could hinge on a most unlikely government agency: the U.S. Postal Service. Current signs...

West Virginia soldier's return home ends up as viral video

Aug. 8, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Nancy Stahl and her husband were going to the grocery store last Saturday to pick up some food for a barbecue when a police car pulled them over. They were asked to exit the vehicle, and what Nancy saw next made her scream. “I had no idea, all I thought I was doing was getting...

West Virginia city to close road to cars Sunday

Aug. 7, 2020 4:48 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin has announced that Kanawha Avenue will close Sunday for foot traffic and socially distant exercise. The avenue will close from 37th Street to 57th Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, according to a Thursday news release. The closure comes...

West Virginia city extends outdoor dining permits

Aug. 7, 2020 4:45 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Morgantown city officials have extended an outdoor dining program initially put in place as a coronavirus safety precaution. The no fee outdoor dining permit program will now run until Dec. 31, according to a news release Thursday. Applications can be found on the city's website....

West Virginia man sentenced to 10 years in gun, meth case

Aug. 6, 2020 4:35 AM EDT

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man was sentenced Wednesday to a decade in prison for selling methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said. Joseph William Howell Jr., 28, had pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine from December 2017 to July 2018 in Randolph County along with other people. ...

West Virginia to get $14M from feds for water system updates

Aug. 6, 2020 4:14 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will receive more than $14 million from the federal government to modernize water infrastructure in six rural counties, officials said this week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a statement saying the money is part of a $462 million grant program for state's...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus hold portable fans to cool themselves in the heat in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug, 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan region declares coronavirus emergency

Aug. 5, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

TOKYO — The governor of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture has announced a regional “state of emergency” seeking to curb the coronavirus. Gov. Hideaki Ohmura on Thursday asked businesses to close altogether or close early and urged people to stay home at night. The measures continue through Aug....

WVU safety Martin to sit out season, cites health issues

Aug. 5, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia safety Kerry Martin is opting out of the upcoming college football season due to health concerns. The sophomore made the announcement Wednesday on Twitter, saying he has sickle cell anemia and asthma and that he does not feel safe to play during the coronavirus ...