COVID-19 confirmed in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced West Virginia’s first confirmed case of COVID-19, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. In a televised statewide address aired by 13 News, Justice said that the case reported out of the eastern panhandle. “We knew it was coming. We’ve prepared for this and we shouldn’t panic. […]

West Virginia man sentenced to 205-755 years in prison for filming infant sexual abuse

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — Kanawha County prosecutors in West Virginia say Richard Smith II was sentenced to a total of 205 to 775 years in prison on charges of first-degree sexual abuse, four counts of first-degree sexual assault and five counts of sexual abuse by a parent or guardian. He was convicted in Kanawha County […]

Facts over Fear: A virtual town hall with WV Gov. Justice

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Confused by the changing rules, statements and rumors surrounding the novel coronavirus in West Virginia? 13 News sifts facts over fear with a virtual Town Hall featuring Gov. Jim Justice tonight, March 19 from 7-8 p.m. Moderated by “West Virginia Tonight” anchor Mark Curtis, the statewide discussion focuses on the health facts […]

Trump-Biden election off-limits for US bettors (so far)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Double down on Donald, or bet big on Biden? Plenty of Americans would like the chance to place a bet on the upcoming presidential election (and sports books would love to take their money), but so far, it is not legal anywhere in the country. It actually was permitted for […]

WV Governor closes restaurants, bars and casinos amid COVID-19 concerns

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has announced the closure of dine-in restaurants, bars and casinos just moments after confirming the state’s first case of COVID-19. Restaurants with a carry-out or delivery option will still be able to offer those services. The governor says the decision was made as a precaution and […]

UPDATE: West Virginia’s supposed first coronavirus death misreported by nursing home; still no deaths

UPDATE(March 27 3:57 p.m.) CHARLESTON, W.Va. – During his daily news briefing Friday, the Governor addressed the situation surrounding the false report, calling it “inexcusable in my book.” You can watch the governor’s full comments on the issue below: UPDATE(March 27 11:57 a.m.) MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Officials with Sundale said the death was misreported to […]

WV Gov. Justice: First positive coronavirus case confirmed in eastern panhandle

WEST VIRGINIA (WDVM) — West Virginia Governor Jim Justice said the first coronavirus case has been confirmed in the eastern panhandle on Tuesday, March 17. The eastern panhandle region of the Mountain State includes Berkeley, Morgan and Jefferson Counties. He mandated that all restaurants and bars should close dine-in services, and casinos will be closed […]

Doctor takes practice on the road to protect elderly patients from COVID-19

WHEELING, W. Va. (WTRF) – As the coronavirus threat continues, a West Virginia doctor has decided the best way to keep his elderly patients safe is by making house calls. “My first patient in my house calls this morning was a 93-year-old who had coronary artery disease. He’d had a heart attack, had bypass, he […]

WVU beats No. 4 Baylor, denies Bears chance at league title

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Emmitt Matthews scored a season-high 18 points, freshman Oscar Tshiebwe had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and West Virginia used a big second-half run to beat No. 4 Baylor 76-64 on Saturday, denying the Bears the chance to earn a tie for the Big 12 regular-season championship. Baylor (26-4, 15-3 Big […]

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