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TodayJuly 13, 2020

MetroNews This Morning 7-13-20

Covid 19 infection rate is down in West Virginia–but the rate of spread is second highest in the nation–only bested by Montana. There are 1,329 active cases statewide. The virus has education leaders holding frank discussions about how to safely open school a month from today. Monongalia County has the highest number of active cases

YesterdayJuly 12, 2020

FCC in finals days of accepting auction applications for internet

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund auction consists of two phases totaling $20.4 billion.

As W.Va. schools plan for reopening, many of the details are county-by-county

State plans to provide guidelines with many details settled at the county level.

State Parks rebound after difficult start to the season

Parks have been able to navigate the difficult circumstances created by the 2020 pandemic

Mixed numbers in COVID-19 Sunday evening report

Daily test rate down but other numbers increasing.

W.Va. Attorney General and challenger weigh in on mask order and emergency powers

Morrisey and Petsonk agree Attorney General would have an advisory role, but not the ultimate say.

Active coronavirus cases surpass 1,300

Around 31% of West Virginia's coronavirus cases are active

West Virginia’s first Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars announced

Scholars give commitment to teach in West Virginia after graduation.

Buses, cafeterias and cleanup will get extra attention as W.Va. schools reopen in covid era

School personnel union leader urges greater investment in staff, training and equipment.

SaturdayJuly 11, 2020

Body recovered in Kanawha River at St. Albans

Body first spotted Saturday evening.

Two-day testing events result in 5,800 tested; COVID-19 death reported in Ohio County

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Department of Health and Human Resources said nearly 5,800 people were administered COVID-19 tests in two days of testing in six different counties. Monongalia County reported the most tests given during the Friday-Saturday events with 2,955 tests. The county has produced the most confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state since July

Wirt County woman admits to theft of money from local dentist

Woman admitted to stealing more than $120,000 dollars from her employer over a four-year period.

Steady jump in positive Covid 19 tests continues in W.Va.

The WV DHHR reported 84 new active cases of Covid 19 Saturday morning

Jackson County school leaders continue to plan for new year

Jackson County Schools leaders spoke with WMOV Radio.

Federal CARES Act funds directed toward rural hospitals

Struggling WV hospitals will benefit from some of the relief as part of the Corona Virus response package.

DMV extends expiration dates a second time

Amid pandemic agency is relaxing rigid expiration dates to allow more time for renewal of motor vehicle documents in West Virginia

FridayJuly 10, 2020

Downtown Charleston businesses welcoming street closures

Streets closed all weekend to allow for outdoor dining.