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Man with ties to extremist group sentenced on weapons charge

Oct. 13, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man who was accused of selling machine gun conversion devices to followers of a far-right extremist movement received a five-year prison sentence Wednesday. Timothy John Watson pleaded guilty in March in federal court in...

Couple in submarine spy case to remain held; hearing set

Oct. 12, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Maryland couple charged in a plot to sell sensitive U.S. submarine secrets to a foreign government will remain behind bars for now, a judge said Tuesday in granting a detention request from prosecutors. Jonathan and Diana Toebbe each made brief...

Saturday's Scores

Oct. 09, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Martinsburg 45, Painesville Riverside, Ohio 33 Martinsburg 45, Riverside 33 South Charleston 38, Parkersburg 21 ___ Some high school football scores provided by...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 24, 2021 23:29 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Berkeley Springs 31, Tucker County 28 Bridgeport 35, Robert C. Byrd 17 Cabell Midland 45, Parkersburg 6 Clay-Battelle 36, Tygarts Valley 30 Doddridge County 29, Ritchie...

Grassroots group uses newspaper ads to push Sen. Joe Manchin

Sep. 20, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A grassroots group is using newspaper advertisements to further push Sen. Joe Manchin to support issues it considers important to low-income West Virginians. The Poor People's Campaign took out the full-page ads Sunday in the Charleston...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Bridgeport 35, Fairmont Senior 28 Cabell Midland 44, Hurricane 25 Capital 42, Riverside 22 Chapmanville 29, Nitro 18 Clay County 18, Sissonville 7 ...

5 West Virginia airports to receive $2.9M for improvements

Sep. 02, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five West Virginia airports will benefit from $2.9 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. West Virginia Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announced the funding Wednesday and said it will go toward airport improvement...

WVa lawyer sentenced to probation in wire fraud case

Aug. 31, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia lawyer has been ordered to serve three years of probation and pay almost $35,000 in restitution for fraud, a prosecutor said. Timothy Mark Sirk, 63, of Keyser, pleaded guilty to wire fraud in April. The court-appointed attorney...

Frontier Communications hiring 100 workers in West Virginia

Aug. 30, 2021 04:22 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Frontier Communications plans to hire 100 employees in West Virginia by the end of the year to support the company's upcoming network expansion. Frontier said in a news release that it will hire cable splicers and outside plant technicians...

Federal funding to assist projects at 2 WVa airports

Aug. 27, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia airport improvement projects will receive funding from the U.S. Transportation Department. The funding for the projects totals $1.9 million, West Virginia U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced Thursday. ...