Day: May 1, 2020 Archives

FridayMay 1, 2020

Addae embracing challenge of new starters in WVU secondary

WVU must replace both starting cornerbacks who have moved on to the NFL.

Justice says guidance is coming for hotspot counties as W.Va. eases restrictions

Legislators raise questions about counties with higher levels of coronavirus spread.

Justice says $192 million revenue shortfall is ‘terrible’ but still anticipates federal bailout

Justice, who was meeting today with revenue officials, says there's enough money for the state to pay its bills this month.

Former South Charleston & Marshall standout lineman Blake Brooks has died

Brooks played on a pair of state championship teams at South Charleston High School.

WVU hopes to open campus for fall semester with changes

Tuition and fees will remain the same.

Man charged with murder in Mason County shooting death

Troopers say shooting happened in abandoned house where drug deal was supposed to take place.

I-68 wrong way crash claims life

Wreck happened Friday morning near Morgantown.

Gaunch: State receives approval to borrow money from feds if needed to back unemployment claims

Previously stable trust fund taking hit with record unemployment due to pandemic.

Training, PPE buys underway ahead of dental reopenings in West Virginia

"Just because they've said, 'May 11th, you can reopen,' doesn't mean you have to and it doesn't necessarily mean you should," said Carly Scala with the West Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association.

Prison workers to protest quarantine site decision

Union leader says no valid reason given for decision.

DHHR: COVID-19 deaths climb in Jackson County

More than 10 percent of those with virus there have died; most linked to Ripley nursing home.

Forget the pandemic, 2020 is the year of the morel

Statewide, people are finding morel mushrooms in West Virginia like nobody can remember

Frank Sisinni follows in Tony Filberto’s footsteps at Weir

Sisinni has been on staff with the Red Riders for the last eight seasons.

Metronews This Morning 5-1-20

The transition from quarantine to restarting life is starting to slowly roll forward in West Virginia. Starting Monday, the Governor’s “Stay At Home” order becomes the “Safer At Home” order where many of the same guidelines are in place, but instead of being a requirement it’s just s strong suggestion. Still there are Coronavirus problems

Concord, West Liberty planning returns to campus in fall

Officials with Concord University and Westy Liberty University made separate announcements on Thursday.

Friday by the numbers

Some numbers to think about this Friday morning: —Over 164,000: That’s the number of people who have applied for traditional unemployment in West Virginia since March 1. —Over 13,600: The number of independent contractors, gig economy workers and employees of certain religious entities who do not normally qualify for unemployment in West Virginia but have