Day: February 26, 2020 Archives

WednesdayFebruary 26, 2020

State prepares for coronavirus as federal government boosts efforts

There are no reported cases or investigations of coronavirus in West Virginia.

Grafton gets past Lincoln, 62-53

Three Bearcats score at least 14 points in quality road win.

Who can dethrone University in Class AAA? (Boys postseason preview)

Take a look at the favorite, the toughest section and the bracket busters.

Bill would restore drivers licenses for many in WV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House of Delegates has passed and sent to the Senate a bill that would reverse a state policy of taking away a person’s drivers license for failure to pay court fines and costs. HB 4958 passed 89-9 with broad bipartisan support Wednesday. Currently, in instances of unpaid court fines and costs,

Senate passes bill specifying no racial discrimination based on hairstyles

Bill was inspired by a young athlete from Beckley who was barred from basketball participation because of his dreadlocks.

House bill changes child custody parameters

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House of Delegates has passed and sent to the Senate a bill that would give both parents in divorce a presumption of joint custody and shared parenting of their children. The House passed the bill 59-38 after an extended debate Wednesday over whether the bill would be beneficial to families or

Another major threat to the already fragile W.Va. grouse numbers

DNR trying to determine if shortening grouse hunting season would help amid growing problems with West Nile virus.

University strengthens hold on top spot in MetroNews Power Index

The Hawks lead the index for the fourth consecutive week.

Taylor County jury, judge send Flemington man to prison for the rest of his life

Jury doesn't take long to decide no mercy in John Michael Hess case.

W.Va. Senate considers almost 60 bills on ‘Crossover Day’

Almost 60 bills up for consideration in Senate on deadline day to move legislation to House of Delegates.

MetroNews This Morning 2-26-20

Crossover Day has arrived at the Legislature, Senate Republicans fail in a quest to overhaul the state’s tax structure while in the House a bill to allow for elective Bible courses in public high schools advances. Governor Justice to follow up today with Alecto about possible alternatives to closing Fairmont Regional Medical Center and AHF

Property tax plan collapses. Here’s why.

The effort to phase out the state’s property taxes on machinery, equipment and inventory, and on vehicles has died in the Senate. Proponents—all Republicans—failed to get the two-thirds vote necessary to advance the resolution to the House. It died on an 18-16 tally, with two Republicans joining the Democrats in opposition. This was always going