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WVa governor resumes briefings, says COVID is 'tough stuff'

Jan. 17, 2022 13:40 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Monday resumed his weekly briefings on the coronavirus, six days after he tested positive for COVID-19. Justice's return coincided with the state surpassing 20,000 confirmed cases of the virus over a one-week period for the...

West Virginia native works with legends at Kennedy Center

Jan. 17, 2022 09:03 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — On a busy holiday afternoon at the Capitol Market, Kanawha County native Kevin Struthers was trying not to sound too excited about his job, but sometimes it’s near impossible for him not to gush. “I’m the Kennedy Center’s Director of Programming...

Report: Bailey is first woman to lead judicial association

Jan. 16, 2022 12:23 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Kanawha County Chief Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey has become the first woman elected as president of the West Virginia Judicial Association, according to a published report. “There’s not a more deserving person,“ Putnam Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers,...

Maryland businessman retires after 50 years with McDonald’s

Jan. 16, 2022 09:06 AM EST

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Back in January 1972, President Richard Nixon announced his bid for re-election. The Dallas Cowboys won the Super Bowl. The first Iowa Caucus was conducted. And 15-year-old Stan Neal of Hagerstown began a career with the best-known fast-food company in the...

Author publishes 7th poetry book in time for Valentine’s Day

Jan. 16, 2022 09:04 AM EST

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Just in time for the Valentine’s Day season to kick in, local author Khary Tolliver has love on the brain, recently publishing his seventh book, “Effortless Love,” a book of love poems and relationship affirmations. Originally from the Bronx, New...

Matharu leads No. 13 Texas women past West Virginia 73-57

Jan. 15, 2022 22:36 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Aliyah Matharu scored 26 points to lead four in double figures and No. 13 Texas cruised to a 73-57 victory over West Virginia on Saturday night. Matharu was 8 of 16 from the floor and was a point shy of matching a career best. Audrey Warren added a season-high...

No. 9 Kansas uses big 2nd half to stuff West Virginia, 85-59

Jan. 15, 2022 16:50 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has been waiting all season for David McCormack to give the No. 9 Jayhawks a consistent force inside. It's been waiting for Jalen Wilson to finally shake off a season-long slump, too. Ochai Agbaji? Well, he's been just fine. ...

Organization to launch syringe clean up in Charleston

Jan. 15, 2022 13:38 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new initiative to find and properly dispose of discarded syringes around Charleston will launch later this month, officials said. The pilot project called Unstuck Chuck aims to have drug users and other volunteers dedicate at least one day each month to...

Childhood love turns into adult lifestyle for W.Va. artist

Jan. 15, 2022 09:11 AM EST

OAK HILL, W.Va. (AP) — It probably started with her first set of crayons. “Anytime she got a coloring book she would color the blank inside pages before she ever colored a picture,” Cande Ratliff said of her daughter Carli. Cande remembers teachers reveling in...

Coal miner dies in fall in West Virginia

Jan. 14, 2022 18:03 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia coal miner died Friday in a fall in the state's Northern Panhandle, Gov. Jim Justice said. The death of 44-year-old Jeffrey A. Phillips is at least the third in the U.S. coal mining industry already this year. Other deaths have occurred this...