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West Virginia’s active COVID-19 cases continue new decline

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources says the state’s active COVID-19 cases are continuing to drop after reaching a record-setting pandemic high of 29,744 active cases on Thursday, Sept. 16. the state’s active cases have dropped steadily over the past four days. Today, there are currently 17,435 active COVID-19 cases reported in the state.
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Former teacher says Putnam, Kanawha officials conspired to prosecute her

HUNTINGTON – A former Hurricane High School teacher says a host of Putnam and Kanawha county officials conspired to prosecute her on what she calls baseless criminal charges. Leslie May Greene filed her complaint in federal court September 10 against the Putnam County Commission, Putnam County Prosecutor Mark Sorsaia, Putnam...
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WSAZ

New pay-per-ride scooters coming to St. Albans

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A new mode of transportation has arrived in St. Albans. If you’ve visited the downtown area, you can’t miss them. The scooters are from the Bird Rides company. In exchange for some cash, they’re ready for adults to ride. City officials say they want everyone to stay safe while they ride the scooters.
SAINT ALBANS, WV
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Charleston artist, philanthropist remembered

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - An artist who has helped to make Charleston brighter through his colorful murals and paintings has passed away, according to Charleston Mayor Amy Schuler Goodwin. The mayor released a statement Tuesday afternoon, saying:. “We are so sad to hear that Charly Jupiter Hamilton, nationally and internationally...
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Charleston City Council proposes bill to cut down on homeless camps

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A bill proposed by Charleston City Council would create criminal penalties for camping on public property in the city. Councilman Adam Knauff said he wants to change the amount of people who sleep on public property. “If you take a drive through Charleston, people can be...
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WVa virus cases drop for first time in months; deaths way up

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Active coronavirus cases in West Virginia have fallen dramatically in recent days, bringing a hope that the latest surge is at or past its peak but prompting warnings that deaths and record hospitalizations will continue to swell before dropping, too, officials said Monday. The number of...
CHARLESTON, WV

Gov. Justice announces “Saving our Care” initiative

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Following Gov. Justice’s Breakfast Roundtable Summit with his Pandemic Leadership Team Monday morning at the Governor’s Mansion in Charleston, Gov. Justice announced during his COVID-19 briefing that the State will be implementing a new initiative called “Saving Our Care” to ensure the stability of hospitals and nursing homes as the current surge in cases brought on by the Delta variant begins to peak.
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COVID-19 W.Va. | 1,337 new cases, 17 additional deaths reported

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of September 21, 2021, there are currently 17,435 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 17 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 3,441 deaths attributed to COVID-19. 1,337 new cases...
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Local physician ready to give out second dose of J&J once approved

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — Thousands of West Virginians got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Many who Eyewitness News spoke with previously citied a few reasons why they chose that particular brand. For some, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was more appealing because it was only one dose, and also because it was created in a more traditional way, using a vector similar to the flu shot.
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DHHR: 1,337 new COVID cases in West Virginia, 17 additional deaths

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — West Virginia health officials reported 1,337 new positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday and 17 additional deaths. The state Department of Health and Human Resources also reported active cases at 17,435. The daily positive test rate was 10.99%, while the cumulative positive test rate was 5.70%, both increasing from Monday.
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W.Va. Capitol campus now hosts Safe Exchange Zone

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – West Virginia is extending the safety of its Capitol Complex to the general public, by establishing a designated location for child custody exchanges, in-person e-commerce transactions, and the like. The Capitol Police have set up a Safe Zone at the bus turnaround between the Culture Center...
CHARLESTON, WV
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Three WV schools recognized as Blue Ribbon honorees

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) — Three West Virginia schools were selected as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools honorees. Crescent Elementary School in Beckley, Criss Elementary School in Parkersburg and Rock Branch Elementary School in Nitro were selected by the U.S. Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE), and have been recognized for being among West Virginia’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally standardized tests.
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Clearon sues Doheny's for breach of contract

CHARLESTON — Clearon Corporation is suing Doheny's LLC alleging breach of contract and failure to pay invoices. Clearon manufactures water treatment chemicals and Doheny's and Clearon entered into a contract where Doheny's would sell Clearon's products and Clearon would invoice Doheny's for payment, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Circuit Court.
CHARLESTON, WV

A Modest Proposal: put BOE experts back in classroom

Is it time for the State Department of Education to set example for teachers, administrators, and students?. Is it time to put up where it counts—in the classroom and not behind closed doors in Charleston?. What would happen if the educational experts headquartered in Kanawha County were required to put...
CHARLESTON, WV
WOWK

110 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kanawha County

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK)—According to the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, 110 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kanawha County as of Tuesday, September 21, 2021. No new deaths were reported. Below are the updated numbers for Kanawha County:. Total cases21,119Up 110. Confirmed cases17,471Up 87. Probable cases3648Up 23. Active cases1,896Down 93.
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Significant drop of active COVID-19 cases continues, down more than 12,000 since last Friday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Active cases of COVID-19 dropped to 17,435 in new case numbers reported Tuesday by the state Department of Health and Human Resources. Active cases have now dropped by 12,309 since last Friday’s report. The state set a new peak for active cases Friday at 29,744. The peak lasted for one day. More than 14,000 cases have been classified as recovered since last Friday.
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Homeless issue up for debate in Charleston again

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - An age-old problem in the city of Charleston is back up for debate. The proposal, which is now in committee, would ban camping in public places and create criminal penalties for those who do. As the proposal is written now, a person must have permission from...
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