Day: May 7, 2020 Archives


ThursdayMay 7, 2020

Bob Bowlsby believes 2020 football season will start ‘close to on time’

Bowlsby was a guest on Citynet Statewide Sportsline Thursday.

Bureau of Prisons confirmed prisoners who test positive for coronavirus will not be transferred to West Virginia facility

The agency said Thursday prisoners will be tested before being transferred to the facility.

Reopening malls in West Virginia ‘weeks away’ as other states report increases of coronavirus cases

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported Thursday evening 1,297 positive coronavirus cases.

Justice still eyes use of $1.25 billion federal dollars, while Capito pushes for more flexibility

Capito touts bipartisan sponsorship of a bill meant to give cities and states greater flexibility with covid-19 relief funds.

WVU football team partners with brand marketing consultant Jeremy Darlow

Goal is to educate players on building their brands beyond the gridiron.

Video: ‘MetroNews Talkline’ listeners don their masks

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — On Thursday’s edition of ‘MetroNews Talkline’, Hoppy Kercheval encouraged listeners to submit their photos out and about sporting their masks. This is a video compilation of those photos.

Outside ceremonies scheduled for Harrison County commencements

Superintendent Mark Manchin says commencement too important not to have even with pandemic.

Without postseason tournaments, Legion baseball teams could still compete this summer

A final decision on the status of the season could come May 16.

Redevelopment projects in Huntington getting boost with EPA grants

EPA brownfield funding awarded $3.2 million to West Virginia.

State police: Wrong way crash claims second life

Wreck happened on I-68 last Friday.

DHHR releases latest testing numbers

Positive test rate at 2.24 percent.

Kanawha deputies arrest man who allegedly stabbed his grandmother

Authorities say crime took place while 80-year-old was on phone with 911.

Metronews This Morning 5-7-20

A murder investigation is underway in Beckley after an overnight shooting. Testing of Daycare workers is now mandatory under an executive order after four at separate facilitates in Kanawha County tested positive. Governor Jim Justice’s order also calls for testing of all staff and residents of assisted living facilities in the state and targeted testing

The battle ahead for business

West Virginia is among about two dozen states that are in the process of reopening.  At some point, the rest of the country will reopen. A lifting of economic restrictions is one thing, but the ability of hundreds of thousands of individual businesses to open, operate and be profitable during and after the pandemic is