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West Virginia Department of Agriculture confirms ‘Spotted Lanternfly’ presence

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) has confirmed the presence of a new, invasive insect, the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycormia...

WVDHSEM is recognizing the importance of our nation’s critical infrastructure

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (WVDHSEM) is proud to support enhanced awareness and recognition of...

DHHR accepting comments on policy manual for waiver for children with serious emotional disorders

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Medical Services is now accepting public comments on the new Children...

Contract awarded to manage WVa foster kids’ health care

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia has awarded a contract to manage the health care for thousands of foster children. The Department of Health and Human...

Pastors want probe into arrest of disabled woman

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – About 30 clergy members have asked a West Virginia city to order an independent investigation into the arrest of a woman with special...

W.V. Ski Areas Association announces passport program for 4th, 5th graders

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Ski Areas Association has announced a new program this year, that will allow any child in the 4th or 5th grade to ski or...

Delegate Steele questions cost of law firm selected in DHHR Foster Care case

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Delegate Brandon Steele, R-Raleigh, today said he wants answers as to how and why a high-priced, out-of-state law firm was selected to exclusively...

WVU Medicine performs state’s first heart transplant

MORGANTOWN, WV (WOAY) – On Saturday, Robert Parsons, a 61-year-old male from Chesapeake, Ohio, got a new lease on life when surgeons at the West Virginia University...

Physician gets probation on drug charge

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia physician has been sentenced to probation for writing fraudulent prescriptions so he could get drugs. Chad Poage was...

Gov. Justice lifts State of Emergency as drought conditions diminish

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – Gov. Jim Justice has issued a proclamation, officially ending the State of Emergency that had been in place statewide since last month due to...

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