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Lawsuit: Catholic school principal fired for reporting abuse

Sep. 18, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former principal at a West Virginia Catholic high school has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against a diocese, alleging he was let go for reporting complaints of inappropriate contact involving a priest and for firing a football coach. Former Parkersburg Catholic High...

Marshall quarterback Grant Wells (8) throws against Eastern Kentucky during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Huntington, W.Va. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

No. 23 Appalachian State faces sharp young QB at Marshall

Sep. 17, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

Quarterback Grant Wells had one of the finest debuts in Marshall football history. Now the redshirt freshman gets the task of facing a much-tougher opponent when the Thundering Herd (1-0) host No. 23 Appalachian State (1-0) on Saturday. "I think everybody’s ready for them to come in and allow us to prove...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Sep. 16, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ Sept. 16 The Journal on the need for more election staffers and poll workers: A report on problems handling absentee ballots during Berkeley County’s primary election is interesting — and somewhat distressing — reading. We hope area...

Cash-strapped hospital joins West Virginia University Health

Sep. 11, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

A cash-strapped West Virginia hospital that just settled to pay millions in a whistleblower lawsuit will join the West Virginia University Health System, both groups announced on Friday. The nonprofit Wheeling Hospital, located in northwestern West Virginia and serving Upper Ohio Valley communities, had been...

West Virginia woman admits stealing, cashing checks

Sep. 10, 2020 5:10 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing and trying to cash checks from the U.S. mail. Samantha Miller, 36, of Charleston altered stolen checks and tried to cash them at various banks in Kanawha County, prosecutors said in a news release. She was able...

FILE - In this March 27, 1993, file photo, Kansas coach Roy Williams raises his arms in victory after cutting a piece of the net after the NCAA Midwest Regional final in St. Louis. Williams' Jayhawks defeated Indiana 83-77 to advance to the Final Four in New Orleans. Williams paid tribute Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, to Gene Budig, a day after the former American League president and head of three major universities died at 81. “He was the guy that gave Roy Williams a chance,” Williams told The Associated Press. “He made it OK for the athletic director to hire this no-name assistant coach from North Carolina as the head basketball coach at the University of Kansas.” (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Famed basketball coach Roy Williams pays tribute to Budig

Sep. 9, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

A Hall of Famer with three national championships and a familiar face at the Final Four, it would seem Roy Williams was destined for big things in basketball. The way the North Carolina coach tells it, a lot of credit goes to a future baseball leader who really went to bat for him. Williams paid tribute Wednesday...

West Virginia hospital settles whistleblower suit for $50M

Sep. 9, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A financially strapped West Virginia hospital has agreed to pay the federal government $50 million to resolve claims that it improperly issued payments and kickbacks to physicians under the direction of management, the U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday. The Justice...

Man traveling to see Trump admits to assaulting agents

Sep. 9, 2020 9:24 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Washington state man who said he was traveling to see President Donald Trump has pleaded guilty to assaulting Secret Service special agents in West Virginia. Joshua Wills, 31, of Bremerton, Washington, admitted in federal court that he intended to drive to Washington, D.C., to...

Supreme Court to hear case over governor's residency

Sep. 8, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court has set oral arguments in a lawsuit over whether Gov. Jim Justice must live in the state capital. Arguments are set for Oct. 14 in an appeal of a Kanawha circuit judge’s ruling that denied the governor’s motion to dismiss the...

Schools in 9 West Virginia counties must do remote learning

Sep. 6, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Classes in nine of West Virginia's 55 counties will be held remotely after the state issued an updated color-coded map determining their status for the start of the school year. The map issued Saturday night shows the rate of confirmed community-spread coronavirus cases per 100,000...