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Kansas St. ends 5-game losing streak, 8-5 over West Virginia

May. 26, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dominic Johnson hit Kansas State's first homer of the Big 12 Tournament and the seventh-seeded Wildcats beat sixth-seeded West Virginia 8-5 on Thursday to snap a five-game losing streak. Kansas State (28-28) advances to play in another elimination game on...

Kentucky coal firm held in contempt over WVa mine pollution

May. 26, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Kentucky coal company has been found in contempt for failing to submit court-ordered plans to clean up two polluted West Virginia mine sites. U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers issued a contempt order against Lexington Coal Company LLC. Chambers wrote...

Police: Woman killed man who fired rifle into party crowd

May. 26, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A woman in West Virginia fatally shot a man who began firing an AR-15-style rifle into a crowd of people that had gathered for a party, authorities said. Dennis Butler, 37, was killed Wednesday night after he pulled out the rifle and began shooting at...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

May. 26, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

Charlottesville Gazette-Mail. May 24, 2022. Editorial: WV GOP can’t argue facts in Kiessling case West Virginia GOP operatives, like Greg Thomas, can complain about timing in the state Senate District 8 Republican primary all they like. Thomas, Sen....

WVa fire investigators ask for help solving deaths of 2 men

May. 26, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia investigators are seeking information in the deaths of two men in a fire almost four years ago. The bodies of William Copley and Robert Copley were found May 31, 2018, in the burned remains of their home in Wayne County, the West Virginia...

Approved West Virginia charter school won't open this fall

May. 26, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A charter school approved to open in West Virginia this fall has been delayed after a suitable location couldn’t be found. The four-member West Virginia Professional Charter School Board voted Wednesday to push back its contract with Nitro Preparatory...

Graham slams Oklahoma past West Virginia in Big 12 tourney

May. 26, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Peyton Graham hit a grand slam to cap a five-run second inning and No. 3 seed Oklahoma turned back No. 6 seed West Virginia 6-4 in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament on Wednesday. Oklahoma (34-20) advances to play No. 2 seed Texas Tech in the...

WVa governor being treated for possible Lyme disease

May. 25, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday he is bring treated for possible Lyme disease after becoming ill following two events he attended in the northern part of the state. The Republican governor postponed his regularly scheduled COVID-19 briefings...

Lawmakers want workgroup to help address jail overcrowding

May. 25, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers aim to form a workgroup to help address overcrowding in the state's regional jail system, according to a published report. Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority Committee Co-Chair David Kelly made the announcement during...

Tentative $161.5M settlement reached in WVa opioid trial

May. 25, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorneys for the state of West Virginia and two remaining pharmaceutical manufacturers have reached a tentative $161.5 million settlement just as closing arguments were set to begin in a seven-week trial over the opioid epidemic, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said...