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WV library cancels drag queen event after violent threats

Nov. 15, 2019 5:27 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia library says violent threats prompted it to cancel an event where drag queens were going to read to children. The Morgantown Public Library System announced it was canceling its Drag Queen Story Time event in a Facebook post Friday. The statement cited...

WVa police: Confiscated vaping pen contaminated with heroin

Nov. 4, 2019 4:45 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say they have identified a source of suspected heroin-laced vaping solutions while investigating overdoses that sickened two high school students. Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston says in a news release an underage high school student has been identified...

Kathy Mattea named WVU distinguished artist in residence

Oct. 29, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Country singer Kathy Mattea will be coaching music students at West Virginia University. The university says in a news release that the Cross Lanes native has been named a distinguished artist in residence in the School of Music for the 2019-20 academic year. The statement says the...

Ehlinger, No. 11 Texas look for another road win at WVU

Oct. 4, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Neal Brown is well versed on his offense's struggles to make impressive plays downfield. No. 11 Texas, with all its injuries in the secondary, will give the Mountaineers an opportunity to fix that problem Saturday, at least temporarily. "We've got to be more...

West Virginia, K-State and Kansas coming off big wins

Sep. 19, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — West Virginia, Kansas State and Kansas were supposed to occupy the Big 12 basement, at least according to the preseason poll. Big wins last weekend over fellow Power Five schools stirred up some much-needed optimism among the Mountaineers, Wildcats and Jayhawks with Big 12 play on the...