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WVU researchers collecting data on gender-diverse identities

Aug. 09, 2022 04:09 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The number of teenagers living in Appalachia who identify as transgender, nonbinary or other diverse gender identities may be higher than previously thought, according to a survey conducted by West Virginia University researchers. More than 7% of young...

Police: 14-year-old kills adult following domestic violence

Aug. 08, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

FORT GAY, W.Va. (AP) — A 14-year-old is accused of fatally shooting an adult following an ongoing domestic incident, West Virginia State Police said. The shooting was reported Sunday afternoon at a residence near Fort Gay, police said in a statement. Officers arrived to find the...

Dolly Parton set to visit WVa as part of Imagination Library

Aug. 08, 2022 04:13 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dolly Parton is keeping a promise to visit West Virginia. Parton is scheduled to appear at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston on Tuesday to celebrate the state's full participation in her Imagination Library. Parton indicated she would...

Jet boat operator encounters obstacles but continues forward

Aug. 07, 2022 09:31 AM EDT

ANSTED, W.Va. (AP) — Bobby Bower bought New River Jet Boats at a time that would turn out to be what he termed “the perfect storm of a bad time to start a business.” “It was early 2020, just before COVID hit,” he recalled as he sat in the shade at the shoreline passenger...

Artist Santer painting new section of floodwall mural

Aug. 06, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The next phase of the floodwall mural in Parkersburg is underway. Artist Christopher Santer, who is originally from Parkersburg and now lives in St. Paul, Minn., has been working for the last couple of weeks on the next part of the project which is...

More storms bring renewed flood threat in hard-hit Kentucky

Aug. 05, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

Thunderstorms on Friday brought a renewed threat of flooding to parts of Kentucky ravaged by high water a week ago. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch through Saturday morning for nearly the entire state. As residents continued cleaning up from the late...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 05, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts mislead on signatures,...

West Virginia starts back-to-school sales tax holiday

Aug. 05, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia residents in need of materials for the upcoming school year can save money this weekend during a sales tax holiday. Certain items are exempt from the state sales tax over the four-day period that starts Friday. It includes school-related items...

2 new Family Court judges appointed in West Virginia

Aug. 05, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed two new Family Court judges. David L. Jackson was appointed to serve in the Second Circuit, which includes Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler counties, while Robert M. Ilderton will serve in the Ninth Circuit serving...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Aug. 04, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

The Register-Herald. July 30, 2022. Editorial: Manchin does what’s best for civilization To be sure, this 11th-hour legislative compromise between Sen. Joe Manchin and Senate leaders on climate change did not produce a muscular twin of President Joe Biden’s $1.8...