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TodayJuly 27, 2021

MetroNews This Morning 7-27-21

Closing arguments come today in the complicated opioid trial in Charleston. Oklahoma and Texas are officially headed out of the Big XII conference, so speculation continues over what happens to those left including WVU. Covid numbers are slowly climbing again in West Virginia, the Governor will have a briefing today at 11am. Discussions and public

YesterdayJuly 26, 2021

WVU updates coronavirus guidelines; students and faculty face Aug. 1 deadline to verify vaccination status

West Virginia University students and faculty who do not verify their vaccination status with the university by Aug. 1 will have to submit a valid coronavirus test result upon arriving on campus.

Lawmakers seek help from federal agency as Viatris closure looms

Multiple lawmakers — including House of Delegates Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, and Delegate Barbara Fleischauer, D-Monongalia — have sent letters in an attempt to keep the facility open.

Judge to hear closing arguments in opioid epidemic trial

Huntington, Cabell County and "Big 3" drug distributors to make their final points to U.S. District Judge David Faber.

Texas and Oklahoma notify Big 12 they will not renew grant of media rights

The Longhorns and Sooners are on their way to the SEC and the question now becomes when.

National Weather Service launching ‘damage threat’ tags to Severe Thunderstorm Warnings

The categories, in order of highest to lowest damage threat, are destructive, considerable, and base.

Options being weighed for facility needs in Lincoln County schools

Students won't be allowed back in Duval school.

Charleston man wanted in deadly shooting

Victims shot on Charleston's West Side Monday afternoon.

West Virginians may weigh in on political redistricting, starting this week

One big issue will be how to divide West Virginia’s congressional districts.

WV County Clerks Conference highlights clean voter registration list ahead of 2022

The state has removed 366,000 names or about 25 percent of their voter registration list.

Justice lawyers say $58 million claims should be held up while federal lawsuit proceeds

Lawyers for the Justices contend a federal lawsuit filed against Carter Bank should run its course before any action is taken on default claims.

Active COVID-19 cases go back above 1,500 mark

New cases continue to outpace recovered cases.

MetroNews This Morning 7-26-21

The landscape of college football and specifically the Big XII Conference looks to be changing rapidly. This will have a huge impact on WVU and the distant future of the program. Elsewhere, Governor Jim Justice’s business empire continues to take hits, this time from the IRS. In person sign-ups to be a patient for medical

SundayJuly 25, 2021

Marshall County woman reaches highest rank for Chief Warrant Officer

Kristie Smith of Moundsville put in the time and commitment to become the first woman to reach CWO5 with the West Virginia National Guard.

Officials optimistic with end in sight to bridge project in Ohio County

Phase 2 is scheduled to be completed in November.

Morgantown residents will get opportunities soon to discuss utilizing coronavirus relief funds

President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan in March, which allocated $1.9 trillion toward coronavirus response efforts.

Murder trial of Parkersburg man starts Monday

Chester Lilly of Parkersburg is accused of murdering Travis Shane Peters.

In swirl of financial turmoil, Greenbrier Hotel Corp. is hit with million-dollar IRS lien

IRS liens went active after Greensill, major lender to Justice properties, declared bankruptcy.