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West Virginia agency to hold science fair focused on water

Nov. 20, 2019 4:37 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is set to hold a science fair focused on water. The state environmental department on Tuesday announced it’s throwing the first annual Wild and Wonderful Water Science Fair on February 17. The event is open to fifth graders in Kanawha County. The idea is for...

Riller scores 22, lifts Charleston over Marshall 76-66

Nov. 19, 2019 9:31 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Grant Riller scored 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the floor and Charleston beat Marshall 76-66 on Tuesday night. Riller added four steals for the Cougars (3-1). Sam Miller had 13 points off the bench, while Jaylen McManus and Brevin Galloway scored 12 points apiece. McManus...

WV lawmakers return, fast-track bills

Nov. 18, 2019 9:24 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers are making quick work of their second special session after legislators say the governor sprung a series of bills on them with little warning. The House of Delegates and Senate on Monday approved a measure to stop expunging DUI convictions and passed a bill...

WVa police referring disabled woman’s forceful arrest to FBI

Nov. 14, 2019 3:32 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia mayor says federal authorities are being asked to look into the use of force by Charleston police during the arrest of a woman with special needs. Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin said in a statement Thursday that following a series of meetings with community...

West Virginia Board of Education to discuss charter schools

Nov. 13, 2019 4:30 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education is set to discuss charter schools this week. The board will meet on Wednesday and Thursday in Charleston. A board policy proposal on charter schools is on Thursday's agenda. Details of the policy were scheduled for release Wednesday. The board's...

4 accused of lying on WVa licensed electrician applications

Nov. 13, 2019 2:51 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Four people are accused of lying on applications to become licensed electricians in West Virginia. News outlets report the men were arrested Tuesday when they showed up to take the four-hour licensing exam in Charleston. Each is charged with felony forgery of a public record. A...

2 WVa colleges to offer 7-year Doctor of Pharmacy program

Nov. 12, 2019 4:21 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia colleges are teaming up to offer a seven-year Doctor of Pharmacy program. West Virginia State University and the University of Charleston announced the dual degree in a news release. Under the agreement signed last week, students would complete a three-year...

Last W Virginia Kmarts to close as company cuts 100 stores

Nov. 11, 2019 10:51 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The last two remaining Kmart locations in West Virginia are set to close by early next year as the retailer shutters about 100 stores nationwide. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the Kanawha City Kmart in Charleston will close in February following the closure of the Elkview...

West Virginia panel: Teen group subject to open meeting law

Nov. 9, 2019 10:29 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Ethics Commission has determined that a panel of teenagers is subject to the state's open meetings law. According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail , the commission's Open Governmental Meetings Committee determined Thursday that the Charleston Youth Council falls under...

WV judge tosses church abuse case, wants high court's take

Nov. 7, 2019 1:17 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia judge is looking to the state Supreme Court for guidance after dismissing a case that alleges a Catholic diocese and its former bishop knowingly employed pedophiles. Wood County Circuit Court Judge J.D. Beane on Wednesday tossed the suit against the Diocese of...