News Archives

TodayAugust 8, 2020

213 homes completed under RISE West Virginia

There are 191 active cases in the RISE West Virginia program.

Public Service Commission urges deal on Page-Kincaid PSD

The Page-Kincaid Public Service District and West Virginia American Water Company will have to come to an agreement about the water system's future

West Virginia native to lead National Park Service

Margaret Everson has been chosen to replace David Vela as acting director.

YesterdayAugust 7, 2020

WVU Medicine chief says COVID-19 patient count at ‘manageable level”

CEO Albert Wright a guest Friday on MetroNews "Talkline."

Justice calls school reopening criticisms by teachers unions ‘an insult’

Gov. Jim Justice said complaints by educators’ unions about school reopening plans are “an insult” and then used national political references to brush off the criticism. Justice, a Republican who was endorsed by teachers unions in 2016 when he ran as a Democrat, said he’s spent significant time working on education issues with union leaders

Research park under new management

Matt Ballard leaves his longtime post as head of the Charleston Area Alliance to become executive director of the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston.

Two Harpers Ferry council members get ethics reprimand following long-disputed election

Two council members in Harpers Ferry have been publicly reprimanded and fined as fallout from an election fiasco that took a year to resolve. Hardwick Johnson and Charlotte Thompson reached settlement agreements this week with the West Virginia Ethics Commission. Each was fined $750. The two admitted to violating the voting provisions of the West

Man dead in Charleston shooting; police search for 2 suspects

Charleston man suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Groups push West Virginia needs with stimulus talks stalled on Capitol Hill

Issues of SNAP benefits, unemployment, Medicaid funding and local government aid should be addressed, argued those with the Food For All Coalition.

Randolph County police search for bank robber

Holdup took place Thursday afternoon in Beverly.

Video, updates: Justice plans 12:30 p.m. briefing

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

MetroNews This Morning 8-7-20

Two Mingo County residents and one from Pleasants County are the latest Covid 19 victims in the state, but the rate of spread or R-T value of the Corona Virus in West Virginia is now among the nation’s lowest. Education unions are worried about the reopening plan for W.Va. schools and Superintendents are also trying

ThursdayAugust 6, 2020

Pennsylvania man indicted for robbing Wheeling bank

Frank Morrison, of Braddock Hills, Pennsylvania, faces a bank robbery charge for the alleged incident in September 2018.

WVU urges students to be attentive ahead of fall semester

The university held another "Return to Campus Conversation" event on Thursday.

Princeton nursing home struggling as COVID-19 outbreak continues

4 deaths reported among residents and some staff members "extremely ill."

Union leaders — with Justice’s opponent — blast governor over school reopening guidance

Leaders of two unions for West Virginia educators appeared with the Democratic candidate for governor and bashed school reopening plans outlined by Gov. Jim Justice as confusing and inadequate. “If the governor has no clearer direction and guidance on the school reentry process at this point, we do not believe any counties will be safely

Schools superintendents say latest state guidelines will mesh with ongoing reopening plans

Superintendents view color-coded maps of coronavirus conditions as a community tool.