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TodayAugust 11, 2020

Mingo County woman sentenced for 2017 shooting death in Ohio County

The victim was killed at the McLure Hotel in Wheeling.

YesterdayAugust 10, 2020

Huntington City Council extends refuse fee, B&O tax freezes

The changes were first put into place to provide residents and businesses with financial relief amid the coronavirus pandemic.

DOT announces paving efforts in northern West Virginia

The projects are not part of the Roads to Prosperity or the Medical Access Road programs.

Absentee ballot request period begins Tuesday

The West Virginia Secretary of State's Office is allowing people to request an absentee ballot for the November election by citing the coronavirus.

Governor Justice to host VP Pence for pricey gathering at The Greenbrier

Justice's executive order limits gatherings but has exceptions for group meetings, conferences.

Two-thirds of families in Putnam County selecting in-person learning over virtual

Putnam County Schools gave families two options in new plan.

Even at $26 million a week, Justice says West Virginia is up for unemployment benefit match

Justice proposes using CARES Act funding previously set aside for unemployment insurance costs.

State officials describe virus spread at 30 nursing homes and worries about jails

Justice aims for testing again at all nursing homes, corrections facilities.

Amid jail outbreaks, Governor calls for more tests

After outbreaks among staff and inmates at two of the state's lockups, Justice wants to test everybody in the corrections system, again.

Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in West Virginia

The virus death toll climbed to 141 on Monday morning, according to the state Department of Health and Human Resources.

Video, updates: Justice plans noon briefing

State officials direct people to 1-800-887-4304.

MetroNews This Morning 8-10-20

A sharp jump in Covid 19 fatalities at a Mercer County nursing home. Also a Covid 19 lock down after an outbreak at the South Central Regional Jail. West Virginia’s R-T value–or rate of spread drops to one of the nation’s lowest at at least one is pointing to the Governor’s mask mandate as the

Federal money secured to shore up Huntington flood wall

U.S. EDA allocates $5.1 Million for the most substantial repairs since the wall was build in the 1930's.

SundayAugust 9, 2020

South Central Regional Jail now on lockdown after five covid cases among inmates

Southern Regional Jail also has had multiple covid cases.

Official reports of 8 more nursing home deaths fell through the cracks

Nursing home medical director got sick himself; local health department officials left their posts.

Early voting underway on Cabell County Schools bond issue

District thought about cancelling plans because of the pandemic.

Full weeks of in-person classes planned at West Virginia’s Catholic schools

"It's going to be an interesting year for sure," said Dr. Carol Templeton, principal of St. Joseph Catholic School and St. Joseph Catholic High School in Huntington.

DHHR confirms eight more COVID-19 deaths at Princeton facility

Deaths occurred over the span of several weeks.

Justice hews closely to Trump in words, but sometimes disagrees on covid response

West Virginia's Republican governor says children are not immune and virus will not just go away.