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    Neal Brown watched Trestan Ebner zig, zag and bull his way to four touchdowns in Baylor’s opener, leaving West Virginia’s coach with the task of devising a plan to slow him down. Ebner became the first player in the Big 12’s 25-year history to score three different types of touchdowns in a 47-14 win over...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s secretary of state said Wednesday that a postal worker had tried to alter absentee ballot applications, but he refuted President Donald Trump’s claim that the employee was “selling ballots.” The postal worker, Thomas Cooper, pleaded guilty in July to attempted election fraud and injury to the mail after changing...
    By CUNEYT DIL, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's secretary of state said Wednesday that a postal worker had tried to alter absentee ballot applications, but he refuted President Donald Trump's claim that the employee was “selling ballots." The postal worker, Thomas Cooper, pleaded guilty in July to attempted election fraud and injury...
    West Virginia Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinSenate Democrats want to avoid Kavanaugh 2.0 Energy innovation bill can deliver jobs and climate progress The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by JobsOhio - Trump's tax return bombshell MORE (D) said Wednesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Trump-Biden debate clash The Memo: Debate or debacle? Democrats...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will receive $24.7 million in federal funds to fix the state's water quality, ranked near the bottom of the nation. The grant comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and aims to infuse West Virginia's Clean Water State Revolving Fund, which gives low-interest loans to build wastewater treatment facilities...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A fifth-grade instructor from Upshur County has been selected as West Virginia's Teacher of the Year. Erin Anderson was selected over four other finalists Tuesday, the state Department of Education said in a news release. Anderson teaches at Tennerton Elementary School in Buckhannon. The statement said Anderson stresses the importance of...
    ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man convicted of dumping asbestos in a national forest has been ordered to pay more than $14,000 in restitution to the state for cleanup costs. Billy G. Leary Jr. pleaded guilty to one charge of creating an open dump after West Virginia Natural Resources Police determined he threw...
    The COVID-19 pandemic is headed in the right direction in several West Virginia counties for public school reopenings, with all of the counties moving out of the red designation and only two counties remaining in the orange designation, according to the state's most-recent numbers. Large counties with a red or orange designation on the...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who had just been released from a county jail in western Pennsylvania stole a vehicle and eventually led police on chase that went into West Virginia before he was finally captured in Ohio, authorities said. The chase began shortly before noon Monday, when a work truck was reported stolen from...
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $3 million to a couple of West Virginia University engineers for a project to develop a low-cost process to convert natural gas commonly flared at industrial sites, the university said. Engineers John Hu and Xingbo Liu at the Staler College of Engineering and Mineral...
    ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man convicted of dumping asbestos in a national forest has been ordered to pay more than $14,000 in restitution to the state for cleanup costs. Billy G. Leary Jr. pleaded guilty to one charge of creating an open dump after West Virginia Natural Resources Police determined he threw...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (KDKA) — West Virginia University announced that it will allow fans back to Milan Puskar Stadium for the first time this season in two weeks. In a release, officials say fans will be back in the stands on Oct. 17 when West Virginia hosts Kansas. The stadium...
    PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a stabbing attack at a southern West Virginia home left one man dead, three injured and one arrested. Mercer County Sheriff’s Cpl. M.S. Horn told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that 31-year-old Eric Bent was charged with second-degree murder and three counts of malicious wounding in Saturday morning’s attack. Horn...
    PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A stabbing attack at a southern West Virginia home left one man dead, three injured and one arrested, authorities said. Eric Bent, 31, was charged with second-degree murder and three counts of malicious wounding in Saturday morning's attack, Mercer County Sheriff’s Cpl. M.S. Horn told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph. Horn said...
    For Chuba Hubbard and Oklahoma State, it wasn’t pretty, but in the end, when it really mattered, he and his team made the plays they needed to. Hubbard scored on a 23-yard run with 1:17 remaining to salvage a difficult afternoon and help No. 15 Oklahoma State beat West Virginia 27-13 on Saturday. Sidelined for...
    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Chuba Hubbard scored on a 23-yard run with 1:17 remaining to salvage a difficult afternoon and help No. 15 Oklahoma State beat West Virginia 27-13 on Saturday. Sidelined for a number of key plays after fumbling on consecutive second-half possessions, Hubbard ended up with 101 yards on 22 rushes for his...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reissued permits for construction of a natural gas pipeline project in Virginia and West Virginia nearly two years after a federal appeals court invalidated them. The new permits issued on Friday will allow construction to resume on the Mountain Valley Pipeline's path across nearly...
    By ALAN OLSON, The Intelligencer WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — The vacant shell of old businesses shudders back to life tonight as the Infernum In Terra haunted attraction rises from its ancient slumber for its second year. The haunt, which opened its doors for the first time last year, returns to find a world in turmoil,...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland is among the happiest states in the country, according to WalletHub. Maryland is ranked no. 5 on the list. Hawaii is the happiest state in the U.S. WalletHub ranked the 50 states based on factors including state depression and divorce rates. They also looked at the states’ positive COVID-19 testing rate....
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WEIRTON, W. Va. (KDKA) – Police in Weirton, West Virginia are investigating a double homicide. According to police, the incident occurred on Thursday afternoon on Ardmore Avenue, just a couple of miles from the Pennsylvania state line. WTRF reports a suspect is in custody. However, it is not known...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Delegate Danielle Walker has written to Gov. Jim Justice to say she was harassed by an “angry mob of White supremacists” at a recent Black Lives Matter demonstration, urging him to condemn the incident. The letter, dated Wednesday, refers to a protest in Kingwood, West Virginia, on Sept....
    With Spencer Sanders’ status unclear for Saturday’s game against West Virginia, it is uncertain who will be at quarterback for No. 15 Oklahoma State in the Big 12 opener for both schools. Will Sanders’ right foot injury, which caused him to leave the Cowboys’ season-opening 16-7 victory over Tulsa last week late in the first...
    West Virginia (1-0) at No. 15 Oklahoma State (1-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC). Line: Oklahoma State by 7. Series record: Oklahoma State leads 7-4. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Oklahoma State entered the season with high hopes but nearly slipped in its opener against Tulsa and took a dive in the AP poll. The...
    Private schools will be able to reopen sooner than public schools in West Virginia after Gov. Jim Justice struck a deal with private schools, the governor announced Wednesday. School reopenings and other restrictions are determined by the number of COVID-19 cases per capita and the percent positivity rate in the school’s county. Each county...
    West Virginia football is thinking upset over Oklahoma State football.West Virginia football can definitely upset Oklahoma State football Saturday by way of shootout. There’s little margin for error for the West Virginia Mountaineers to stun the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater this weekend. However, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane almost pulled it off last week with...
    GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — Southern West Virginia's hidden history will be highlighted during an event this weekend. The 12th annual Hidden History Weekend runs Friday through Sunday. The National Park Service says the free event is at New River Gorge National River, the National Coal Heritage Area, Hinton Historic District, Tamarack and the West...
    A West Virginia man found — and saved — a missing kayaker after search crews called it quits for the night, according to a report. Corey Lilly joined the efforts to search for Sam Davis after he learned about the kayaker’s disappearance Sunday in the Kanawha Falls area, news station WOAY reported. As an experienced...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The owners of 12 restaurants and bars sued the governor of West Virginia on Wednesday for indefinitely closing establishments in student-heavy Monongalia County due to the coronavirus. Gov. Jim Justice ordered bars closed there on Sept. 2 after pictures were posted online of college students in Morgantown packing bars without masks....
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than 79,000 West Virginia residents have requested absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 General Election, Secretary of State Mac Warner said. There were more than 1.2 million registered voters as of Tuesday, Warner said in his weekly update on statewide voter participation. Absentee ballots started going out Friday to voters...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff CHARLESTON, W. Va. (KDKA) – A recent study by WalletHub studied happiness in each state in the United States. All the way down the list at 50 was West Virginia. The study focused on findings of happiness including factors such as emotional and physical well-being, work environment, and community...
    Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's former public health director and the majority leader of the state senate said they have tested positive for COVID-19. Dr. Cathy Slemp, who the governor forced out of her role as state health officer in June, wrote in an op-ed that she was quarantining in her child's...
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A university professor who told her students in West Virginia that she hopes people who attend political rallies without masks get the coronavirus and die has been placed on administrative leave. The video posted on social media last week identifies the professor as Jennifer Mosher, who teaches at Marshall University in...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia pharmacist pleaded guilty on Monday to swindling millions from investors and pretending to be a government contractor, prosecutors announced. Natalie Cochran admitted in federal court to wire fraud and money laundering. She defrauded about $2.5 million from at least 11 investors with promises the money would be put...
    Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia pharmacist pleaded guilty on Monday to swindling millions from investors and pretending to be a government contractor, prosecutors announced. Natalie Cochran admitted in federal court to wire fraud and money laundering. She defrauded about $2.5 million from at least 11 investors with promises the money would...
    How injury-cursed are the 49ers? Even their charter plane got bruised before they could fly to the East Coast for their first road trip of the season. “The plane we were supposed to take out on Friday, somehow someone crashed into it on the runway, people working, I guess,” coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday....
    The number of counties that cannot hold in-person schooling in West Virginia has jumped to six, Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday. Four West Virginia counties are designated red in the state’s color-coded system, and two are designated orange. Counties in the red and orange are required to cease in-person classes. Counties enter the...
    D.C.’s executive order calling for anyone traveling to the District for nonessential activities from places deemed Covid-19 hot spots to self-quarantine has been updated with a list of 31 states it considers high-risk. The nearby states of West Virginia and Delaware were added to the list, as were Alaska, Arizona and Wyoming. The District defines...
    LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's elk herd has added at least 15 calves, bringing the total elk population to about 85, the Division of Natural Resources said. Randy Kelley, the division's elk project leader, said in a news release it has been a good summer for elk in southern West Virginia. The state's elk...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources' 2021 Wildlife Calendar is available to purchase. The award-winning calendar is available online, at retail outlets and Division of Natural Resources offices and by mail. It features color paintings of a state animal or fish species each month with descriptions of each subject. Also...
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is spending nearly $4 million on extra buses for public transportation between campuses this semester after its Personal Rapid Transit system was shut down due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Ted Svehlik, WVU’s associate vice president of auxiliary and business services, said up to 2,400...
    By MARIA YOUNG, The Charleston Gazette-Mail SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Kenny Stone doesn’t talk much about his days in Vietnam. The things he witnessed. The hardships he faced. The tragedies he endured. Instead, he lets a brand-new, over-sized American flag he’s been waiting on more than 50 years say it all for him. “When I...
    By ROXY TODD, West Virginia Public Broadcasting CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — One night in 1970, Bill Danoff and his then-girlfriend Taffy Nivert were hanging out with John Denver, and they played a few verses from a song they’d been working on. Denver immediately said he wanted to record it. “It was sort of like an...
            by Andrew Trunsky  Kanye West will not appear on Virginia’s ballot this fall after the state’s Supreme Court denied his appeal Thursday. The rapper was originally removed from the ballot after a judge granted a temporary injunction sought by Attorney General Mark Herring. West’s campaign appealed to the Virginia Supreme Court in...
    A college professor was suspended after she reportedly admitted during an online class that she hoped President Trump supporters caught COVID-19 and died before election day. Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, said on Friday that it was aware of an 'overtly political statement' made by Assistant Professor Jennifer Mosher during a recent virtual classroom session. ...
    Charleston, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia capitol police shut down an anti-mask protest inside the state capitol on Thursday, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. About a dozen people entered the capitol building without wearing face masks, going against an executive order that requires masks inside the building. Capitol police officers confronted the group in a hallway...
    West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice approved $6 million in funding for essential workers and child care providers with available Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act money. “I’m delighted that we solved the riddle on this,” Justice said in a statement. “West Virginia received a total of $23 million from another bucket of...
    INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University is accepting applicants for a virtual program that matches high school students with college mentors. The university's Center for the Advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics' STEM Scholars Academy is open to all high school students in the state. It begins next month and runs through...
    Charleston, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia capitol police shut down an anti-mask protest inside the state capitol on Thursday, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. About a dozen people entered the capitol building without wearing face masks, going against an executive order that requires masks inside the building. Capitol police officers confronted the group in a hallway...