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This undated photo provided by the City of Charleston, W.Va., shows police Officer Cassie Johnson. Johnson died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, two days after being shot by a suspect in Charleston. Johnson, 28, joined the city as a humane officer in October 2017 and was sworn in as a patrol officer in January 2019. (Courtesy of City of Charleston, W.Va. via AP)

West Virginia police officer dies 2 days after being shot

Dec. 3, 2020 9:10 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia police officer has died two days after being shot by a suspect while responding to a parking complaint. The city of Charleston announced officer Cassie Johnson's death in a news release Thursday. Johnson, 28, joined the city as a humane officer in October 2017 and...

Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell reacts during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

No. 12 Cyclones play for outright Big 12 title against W. Va

Dec. 3, 2020 5:05 PM EST

West Virginia (5-3, 4-3 Big 12) at No. 12 Iowa State (7-2, 7-1, No. 9 CFP), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Iowa State by 6 1/2. Series record: West Virginia leads 5-3. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Iowa State can clinch its first outright Big 12 regular-season title and finish off its run to the conference...

FILE - Iowa State wide receiver Landen Akers (82) carries the ball during an NCAA college football game against TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, in this Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, file photo. The Cyclones occupied the spot next to Kansas at the bottom of the Big 12 when the 23-year-old wide receiver from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, arrived in Ames. Now the Cyclones (7-2, 7-1) are alone in first place heading into Saturday's game against West Virginia (5-3, 4-3).(AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

Iowa St seniors cap steady climb with home finale vs WVU

Dec. 3, 2020 12:54 PM EST

As the old man on the roster, Landen Akers has been at Iowa State even longer than fifth-year coach Matt Campbell. The Cyclones occupied the spot next to Kansas at the bottom of the Big 12 when the wide receiver from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, arrived in Ames. Now the Cyclones (7-2, 7-1 Big 12) are alone in first place...

Police: Body of missing 17-year-old girl found, 2 charged

Dec. 3, 2020 10:50 AM EST

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — The body of a missing West Virginia teen was found and two people have been charged in connection with the death, police said. Authorities found the body of Azareyiah Majestic Mitchell, 17, of Oak Hill, on Tuesday and on Wednesday police arrested the last people she was seen with,...

WVa Humanities Council offering grants in several categories

Dec. 3, 2020 4:18 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Humanities Council is offering several different types of grants next year and is accepting applications. The grant categories are major grants, awarded twice a year for projects requesting up to $20,000; fellowships of $3,000, awarded annually for scholarly...

Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell reacts during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

No. 12 Iowa State can clinch Big 12 title game spot with win

Dec. 3, 2020 1:42 AM EST

Some things to watch in the Big 12 on the first Saturday of December, which was originally supposed to be the day of the conference championship game. There is instead a full slate of games, with three teams playing their regular season-ending 10th games. GAME OF THE WEEK West Virginia at No. 12 Iowa State. The...

Gonzaga coach Mark Few stands over Jalen Suggs (1) as he is examined during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

No. 1 Gonzaga rallies to beat No. 11 West Virginia 87-82

Dec. 2, 2020 11:36 PM EST

INDIANANAPOLIS (AP) — Losing Jalen Suggs in the first half shook up No. 1 Gonzaga. Getting him back in the second half Wednesday provided a needed jolt of energy. Joel Ayayi matched his career high with 21 points and Andrew Nembhard and Corey Kispert each scored 19 points, and Suggs' return shifted the...

Skybridge installed in $32M Charleston library renovation

Dec. 2, 2020 7:42 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Crews in West Virginia's capital city began placing a 44,000-pound (19,958-kilogram) metal bridge as part of a $32 million renovation project to a downtown library branch. The skybridge, which will connect the third floor of the Kanawha County Public Library's main branch to a...

Police: Officer in WVa shooting unlikely to survive

Dec. 2, 2020 6:19 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia police officer who was shot by a suspect is unlikely to survive, a police chief said Wednesday. Charleston officer Cassie Johnson was shot Tuesday while responding to a parking complaint. She was sworn in as a police officer in January 2019. “With a heavy...

West Virginia unveils free home-based coronavirus testing

Dec. 2, 2020 4:15 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia debuted a partnership for free home-based saliva coronavirus testing on Wednesday. The testing kits from Vault Health can be requested on the state's coronavirus website. Results are expected in 24 to 48 hours after individuals send their test sample back in the...