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T.J. Simmons hoping to join list of impact WVU receivers

Aug. 22, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia wide receiver T.J. Simmons is embracing the chance to lead a unit that lost most of its production. An afterthought last season, Simmons is now the focal point of an inexperienced group still trying to fill out a depth chart under new head coach Neal Brown. "No...

Kasich, Gee group to push opioid settlement toward hospitals

Aug. 22, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer cash from any national opioid settlement to hospitals, rather than to local and state governments already sparring for control of the dollars. Gee and...

The Latest: Duo to push opioid settlement toward hospitals

Aug. 22, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a nonprofit being formed by West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (all times local): 3 p.m. West Virginia University President Gordon Gee (gee) and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) say a nonprofit they're forming will steer...

Must West Virginia governor live in capital? Suit continues

Aug. 21, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Can a governor be forced to live in the state capital? A lawsuit seeking to do just that with West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice was back in court Wednesday. The Republican billionaire has drawn frequent criticism from members of both major parties for being absent from the Charleston...

Lawsuit accusing ex-bishop of drunken sexual assault settled

Aug. 21, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit accusing the former bishop of West Virginia's Roman Catholic diocese of molesting boys and men has been settled. The terms of the recent settlement are confidential, Wheeling-Charleston Diocese spokesman Tim Bishop said in a statement. The diocese declined further...

The Latest: Case over WV governor's residency continues

Aug. 21, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on A lawsuit attempting to force West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to live in the capital (all times local): 1 p.m. Can the governor of West Virginia be forced to live in the state capital? A lawsuit seeking to do just that is still in play. A judge in West Virginia on...

Dismissed Arkansas forward Osabuohien transfers to WVU

Aug. 21, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Arkansas forward Gabe Osabuohien has transferred to West Virginia. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced the transfer of Osabuohien (Oh-sah-BOY-en) on Wednesday. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. Arkansas coach Eric Musselman dismissed Osabuohien from the...

Trial delayed in alleged threats to anti-LGBT delegate case

Aug. 21, 2019 4:39 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A trial has been delayed for a Virginia man accused of threatening a West Virginia delegate who equated the LGBTQ community to the Ku Klux Klan. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the Monday bench trial for Jonathan George Benfer was delayed over several oversights. The absent...

Oklahoma grad transfer QB Kendall named starter at WVU

Aug. 20, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Oklahoma graduate transfer Austin Kendall has been named West Virginia's starting quarterback for the Aug. 31 season opener against FCS James Madison. West Virginia coach Neal Brown on Tuesday announced the choice of Kendall, who beat out three others. At Oklahoma, Kendall backed...

Meth confiscated, dozens arrested in Ky., Tenn., W.Va.

Aug. 20, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Federal authorities say a drug sweep in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia has netted more than 800 pounds (363 kilograms) of methamphetamine. The Drug Enforcement Administration says in a news release that Mexican cartels and other drug trafficking groups and individuals were...