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    CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is delaying whether to strengthen coronavirus restrictions as the state reports spikes in cases, hospitalizations and transmission rates. The Republican governor on Friday said he is considering limiting the sizes of gatherings across the state and is “looking” at closing bars and indoor dining in Monongalia County in response to rising caseloads, but says he needs more information before moving forward. New virus cases have been ticking up...
    For those on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus, the pandemic has provided many unexpected hurdles and that was no exception for those caring for the sick in hospitals. Dr. Peter Olivieri, a pulmonary and critical care physician at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, said responding to the unknown was a struggle at the beginning of the pandemic. “That creates a lot of challenges both psychologically for the patients and families, as well as...
    A veterinarian has advice for helping pets get through the pandemic when everyone is home and when their owners return to work. With all the family at home during the pandemic, pack animals such as dogs could not be happier to have everyone in the same roof. Some cats, on the other hand, not so much. “I think it’s very smart to think proactively,” senior veterinarian at Chewy, Dr. Katy Nelson said. If you’re a dog owner, Nelson recommends making adjustments...
    Roger Sollenberger July 11, 2020 1:18AM (UTC) A West Virginia mail carrier faces up to eight years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to changing party registrations on primary mail-in ballot requests, the Justice Department announced. Thomas Cooper of Dry Fork admitted in court to one count of attempt to defraud the residents of West Virginia of a fair election and one count of injury to the mail after he used black ink to change party registrations from Democrat to...
    Her arrogance was ultimately her undoing. She could have kept silent and exercised her rights under the Fifth Amendment to the US constitution which allows people to refuse to answer questions that might incriminate them. But that wasn’t Ghislaine Maxwell’s style. No, this articulate, self-confident and witty Oxford graduate wasn’t going to face searching questions about the alleged sex abuse of children by her paedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein and say nothing. Silence might have suggested she was guilty and –...
    West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday that the state will tentatively reopen schools for in-person learning in September after the coronavirus closings. Justice, this week, said his office and state education leaders are working together to bring students back into the classroom by September 8 in all 55 counties across West Virginia. CONNECTICUT ON TRACK TO REOPEN SCHOOLS THIS FALL, GOV. LAMONT SAYS “No one wants us to go back to school more than I do,” Justice said this week....
    Mack Brown, North Carolina Tar Heels. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) North Carolina football five-star commit Tony Grimes reclassifies for 2020. Tony Grimes will make his trek to North Carolina football a year earlier than expected. The five-star cornerback from Virginia Beach, Virginia committed to play for Mack Brown’s North Carolina Tar Heels less than two weeks ago. Grimes picked North Carolina over the Georgia Bulldogs, the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Texas A&M Aggies in his final four he...
    Surrounded by Democratic lawmakers Thursday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ceremoniously signed several gun-control initiatives. The gun bills were approved in April and went into effect July 1. The laws include expanded background checks, red-flag laws and laws that allow localities to impose stricter gun regulations than state and federal laws. “Today would not have been possible without many Virginians saying, ‘Enough is enough,’ ” Northam said. “I want to thank all who advocated for commonsense gun safety laws,...
    A West Virginia letter carrier pleaded guilty to election fraud after admitting he changed the political affiliations from Democrat to Republican of people who had requested absentee ballots for the state’s primary, according to a report. Thomas Cooper, 47, of Dry Fork pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of attempted election fraud and one count of injury to the mail, BuzzFeed News reported. He faces up to eight years in prison, although prosecutors have agreed as part of the plea...
    GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been charged with second-degree murder and malicious wounding after police say he struck his wife with a hammer and smothered her infant daughter. The little girl died. WAVY-TV reported Thursday that Dennis Chambers, 60, is facing charges in Gloucester County. Citing a probable cause statement, the station reported that Chambers allegedly admitted to striking his 24-year-old wife in the head “between two and three times” and used a cotton “burping cloth” to...
    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Another Confederate monument has been targeted for removal in Virginia. WTOP reports that officials in northern Virginias Loudoun County voted this week to return the statue of a Confederate soldier to the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The statue is slated for removal on Sept. 7 from the government-owned property in Leesburg. A new law in Virginia allows local governments to decide the fate of war monuments on their property. Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair...
    The Covid-19 pandemic is beginning to roll back the upcoming college football season, something that could end up being a devastating blow to athletic department budgets. The Big Ten Conference, which counts the University of Maryland as a member, said Thursday if it is able to move forward with fall sports “based on medical advice,” it will do so with conference-only schedules. The announcement immediately canceled two nonconference home games for the Terrapins football program — the Sept. 5...
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Five people were injured when the deck of a rental beach house collapsed in Virginia. Emergency crews were dispatched to the house along Virginia Beach’s Sandbridge Beach when the collapse happened on Thursday evening, Virginia Beach EMS said on Twitter. Some people were trapped beneath parts of the deck after the fall, WAVY-TV reported. Authorities said all five injuries were non life-threatening. The property was built in 2008 and is owned by a family in...
    Virginia’s Fairfax County School Board has delayed the start of the school year to allow teachers and staff more time to plan for changes due to the coronavirus pandemic. In an online meeting on Thursday, the board postponed the first day of school for students by two weeks, from Aug. 25 to Sept. 8. Board members said the move is to provide additional time to plan instruction, allow for professional staff development and to finalize transportation and other operational details....
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginias tax department offices have reopened ahead of the states income tax filing and payment deadline, officials said Thursday. The agency said its taxpayer service centers are accepting appointment-only visits at offices in Wheeling, Clarksburg, Charleston, Beckley, Martinsburg and Parkersburg. The states tax deadline is July 15. A news release from the tax department said face masks will be required and that visitors will have to answer screening questions and get their temperature taken before...
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia women’s basketball program has pushed back the start of its summer workouts by two weeks after six players tested positive for the coronavirus, the school said Thursday. The players who tested positive will enter a 14-day quarantine period along with others who were identified through contact tracing procedures as potentially being exposed, WVU’s athletic department said in a news release. Workouts for athletes who test negative for the virus will now start on...
    By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Environmental groups have sued the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection over what they say is the agency’s failure to adhere to federal reporting requirements for a coal mine reclamation fund. The lawsuit filed Thursday by the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and the Sierra Club seeks to force the state to address the states “dramatically underfunded” program whose purpose is to cover the costs of coal mine...
    Anne Arundel County, Maryland, is increasing its efforts against the spread of COVID-19, detailing plans to expand its list of places where residents are required to wear masks. County Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman signed an order requiring people to wear masks in outdoor public spaces where social distancing isn’t possible. It will go into effect Friday at 5 p.m. The order is in addition to previous policy that requires masks be worn in businesses and public buildings. “This will...
    Some members of the Montgomery County, Maryland, Council are so concerned about a possible resurgence of COVID-19 cases that they are asking the county executive to spell out a definitive testing strategy. In a joint letter to Executive Marc Elrich obtained by WTOP, council members Hans Riemer and Gabe Albornoz are requesting a draft strategy that can be introduced to the full council July 14. Both lawmakers would like to see the plan adopted a week after submission, on July...
    Dr. Fran Cogen in front of the Diabetes Care Complex at Children’s National Hospital. (Courtesy Children’s National Hospital) A D.C. doctor who believes the coronavirus also may act as a trigger for Type 1 diabetes wants to alert parents to be aware of warning signs. Type 1 diabetes can be triggered in people who are genetically predisposed to it if they’re exposed to certain viruses, such as a seasonal flu. “Watch your child, be able to compare your child’s usual...
    ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia postal carrier pleaded guilty Thursday to altering mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots. Thomas Cooper entered the plea in federal court in Elkins to attempted election fraud and injury to the mail, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said in a statement. Cooper was charged in May after eight mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots had their party affiliations altered. Cooper, 47, of Dry Fork, held a postal contract to pick up mail in the...
    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has signed 7-foot-1 Russian center Vladislav Goldin. Coach Chris Beard announced Goldin’s signing Thursday. Goldin is from Nalchik, Russia. Goldin played last season at Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut. He also played for Russia’s U18 and U19 national teams, and for three seasons with CSKA Moscow’s Junior Team. The center is the eighth player that has signed with the Red Raiders, including Division I transfers Mac McClung (Georgetown), Jamarius Burton (Wichita State),...
    (CNN)The foundation of Republican resurgence at the federal level over the past 30 (or so) years has been the transformation of the South from reliably Democratic to strongly GOP.The 1994 wave election, which delivered Republicans control of the House after four decades in the minority, was rooted in the defeats of conservative Democrats in the South.The current Republican Senate majority, too, has its pillars in the South. Of the 11 Southern states that made up the Confederacy, Republicans hold 19...
    ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia postal carrier pleaded guilty Thursday to altering mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots. Thomas Cooper entered the plea in federal court in Elkins to attempted election fraud and injury to the mail, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said in a statement. Cooper was charged in May after eight mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots had their party affiliations altered. Cooper, 47, of Dry Fork, held a postal contract to pick up mail in...
    Cops caught the suspect in an East New York double homicide, barricaded in a house down in West Virginia, police sources said. A wig-wearing Charles Hernandez, 47, allegedly used an AR-15-style rifle to gun down a man and woman on Van Siclen Avenue near Livonia Avenue around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, according to police. Hernandez, in a blond wig and blue trench coat, allegedly fired of 27 rounds, striking Chioteke Thompson, 23, in the face and Stephanie Perkins, 39, in...