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Kanawha doctor charged as part of nationwide health care fraud investigation

CHARLESTON,W.Va. — The U.S. Justice Department announced Friday that it has filed criminal charges against 42 health care professionals in 31 districts across the country for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes that resulted in approximately $1.4 billion in alleged losses. Forty-two doctors and nurses are among those...
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Greenbrier County BOE discusses grievance filed by Governor Jim Justice

LEWISBURG, WV (WVNS) — The Greenbrier County Board of Education held a special meeting Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 to discuss legal action by Governor Jim Justice. Justice filed a level one grievance through the West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board against the Board of Education for rejecting his application to coach the boy’s basketball team at Greenbrier East High School. He is still the coach of the girl’s basketball team.
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Greenbrier County issues county wide mask mandate

GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Greenbrier County Health Department has issued an indoor mask mandate effective immediately. “Greenbrier County health workers and facilities have become overwhelmed with the risk in COVID cases in recent weeks, and we feel it our duty to respond,” stated Dr. Drema Hill, Vice-Chairman of the Greenbrier County Board of Health.
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Jimmie's reborn as perfect hangout

After nearly a century, some might consider it a historic landmark of sorts. John Maynard isn’t sure just when Jimmie’s Place opened, but he knows the history of the building near the corner of South Kanawha Street and Johnstown Road in Beckley. “It was a speakeasy in the 1930s and...
BECKLEY, WV

Goodson brothers propel Indy in win over Shady

COAL CITY – Winning high school football games has always been a priority. In yet another season where schedules are being wrecked each week by COVID issues, the importance of winning has reached new heights. With that shadow hanging over the game, Shady Spring rolled into Coal City looking to...
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Greenbrier school board meets about governor's grievance

Members of the Greenbrier County school board spent about an hour behind closed doors in executive session on Friday, discussing a grievance filed by Gov. Jim Justice for being denied appointment as high school boys basketball coach. But no details of that discussion were released to the public, and the...
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Grand Jury returns indictments out of Fayette County

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A grand jury has returned a list of indictments out of Fayette County. Those indicted are facing charges of sexual abuse, gross child neglect, animal cruelty, malicious assault, sexual assault, incest, and more. You can see below the full list of those indicted and the...
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Kanawha County reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department says two more Kanawha County residents have died in connection to COVID-19. Health officials confirmed the death of a 54-year-old male who was vaccinated and a 76-year-old male who was unvaccinated. The death brings Kanawha County to 369 COVID-19 related deaths. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has the number of deaths related to the virus in Kanawha County at 402. The KCHD has previously told WOWK this difference is because the state has reviewed these death records, but the information has not yet been sent to the KCHD.
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Panthers make late push, nip Red Devils 44-41

OAK HILL — Lincoln County head coach Bradley Likens wasn't necessarily expecting a track meet when his team faced Oak Hill Friday night. But, that's what he got, and his Panthers broke the finish tape slightly ahead of the Red Devils in a 44-41 football slugfest at John P. Duda Stadium.
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Two Wheeling residents charged in 2018 triple murder

WHEELING, W.Va. — Two Wheeling residents have been indicted by an Ohio County Grand Jury on murder charges in connection with a high-profile 2018 homicide case. According to the Wheeling Police Department, the grand jury returned an indictment on Monday on Gerald Wayne Jako, Jr., 36 of Wheeling and Dana Marie Bowman, 33 of Wheeling on three counts of murder and two counts of concealing a deceased human body. The charges are in connection with the 2018 deaths Trevor Vossen, Lauren “LuLu” Jenkins and her unborn child. Jenkins was several months pregnant.
WHEELING, WV
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Greenbrier County issues immediate indoor mask mandate

GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WDBJ) - An immediate mask mandate has been issued in Greenbrier County, in West Virginia. The mandate addresses indoor facilities only, saying, “Any individual, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a mask or face covering that covers their mouth and nose while inside any building open to the public.”
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Gas savings: The cheapest station in Beckley

(BECKLEY, WV) For bargain hunters there may be no better target than gas, with the cheapest station in the Beckley area offering savings of $0.09 per gallon. According to a survey by GasBuddy, Sunoco at 470 Appalachian Heights Rd was the cheapest station in the area, with regular listed at $3.09 per gallon at the pumps Wednesday. That was compared to Exxon at 500 Vankirk Dr, where a gallon of regular was selling for $3.18.
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Two more COVID-19-related deaths reported in Kanawha County

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — Two more COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Kanawha County on Friday. The latest deaths include a 54-year-old man who was vaccinated and a 76-year-old woman who was not vaccinated, according to the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department. The county’s death toll now stands at 369. The county...
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