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West Virginia governor to be sworn in for second term Friday

Jan. 18, 2021 4:37 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and other state officials will take the oath of office later this week. Justice's office announced Monday that the inauguration ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Friday on the north side of the Capitol. Besides the Republican governor being sworn in to...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2017, file photo, then-Penn State special teams coordinator Charles Huff speaks to reporters during the NCAA college football team's media day in State College, Pa. Marshall has given Alabama’s Huff his first head coaching job. Marshall announced Huff’s hiring Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (Phoebe Sheehan/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)

Marshall OKs 4-year contract for football coach Charles Huff

Jan. 18, 2021 2:47 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall's Board of Governors on Monday approved a four-year contract for new coach Charles Huff that will pay him $755,500 annually, plus incentives. Under the terms of the contract, Huff will be paid an annual salary of $350,000. He also will received $205,500 each year for...

Feds: West Virginia woman said US Capitol raid 'was cool'

Jan. 18, 2021 1:01 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman took a “Members Only” sign near the Senate chambers as she accompanied supporters of President Donald Trump in illegally storming the U.S. Capitol, according to federal court documents. Gracyn Dawn Courtright, 23, was charged in a criminal...

Western Kentucky holds off rival Marshall for weekend sweep

Jan. 17, 2021 5:39 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jordan Rawls made a pair of free throws with five seconds left and Western Kentucky defeated rival Marshall 69-67 on Sunday. After Rawls put the Hilltoppers on top 69-66, they fouled Andrew Taylor on purpose. Taylor made the first free throw and missed the second on purpose. The...

Pharmacist Ric Griffith stands in his family's business Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Kenova, W.Va. Griffith & Feil is among 250 mom-and-pop pharmacies in West Virginia helping to vaccinate residents in the quest to banish the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Raby)

'Little old West Virginia' sets pace on vaccine rollout

Jan. 17, 2021 1:59 PM EST

KENOVA, W.Va. (AP) — Griffith & Feil Drug has been in business since 1892, a family-owned, small-town pharmacy. This isn't their first pandemic. More than a century after helping West Virginians confront the Spanish flu in 1918, the drugstore in Kenova, a community of about 3,000 people, is helping the...

Kentucky teen battles rare disease and wins

Jan. 17, 2021 11:59 AM EST

WESTWOOD, Ky. (AP) — Kaylee Litteral was sitting up in her hospital bed watching “Riverdale” on Netflix and eating ice chips. Days earlier she had been fighting for breath and life after coming down with a rare, COVID-19-related illness. It took around-the-clock medical care at West...

'Success Closet' aims to give WVa women a boost in wardrobe

Jan. 17, 2021 9:00 AM EST

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A local psychologist and a Beckley Common Council representative are teaming up to help local people achieve success. Dr. Kristi Dumas of Dumas Psychology Collective and Ward III Councilman Robert Dunlap have launched the “Beckley Success Closet” on the first floor of...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a memorial service for the late Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager in Charleston, W.Va., on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Yeager died last month at age 97. The West Virginia native in 1947 became the first person to fly faster than sound. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

Pence speaks at memorial service for Yeager in West Virginia

Jan. 15, 2021 7:15 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager was remembered at a memorial service Friday as a hero, legend and friend who would go out of his way to help others. Vice President Mike Pence started the service in Yeager's home state of West Virginia by calling him “America's...

Howard Jones, an 83-year-old veteran, talks about his struggle to secure a COVID-19 vaccination in El Paso County while seated on the deck outside his home Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in southwest Colorado Springs, Colo. Not having internet in his home, Jones ended up getting help from a friend to get an appointment for the vaccine in Colorado Springs. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Online sign-ups complicate vaccine rollout for older people

Jan. 15, 2021 3:29 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Howard Jones, who's 83, was on the phone for three to four hours every day trying to sign up for a coronavirus vaccine. Jones, who lives alone in Colorado Springs, doesn’t have the internet, and that's made it much more difficult for him to make an appointment. It took him about a...

Police investigating death of Michigan man in West Virginia

Jan. 15, 2021 4:22 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Michigan man was found dead inside a West Virginia home, police said. Huntington police said the investigation was being treated as a homicide. The body of David Thompson II, 23, of Detroit, was found Thursday at a Huntington home, police said. Police were called to the house...