Elkins police officer released from hospital

An Elkins police officer is out of the hospital after he was shot in the arm and leg. Officer Daniel Sayer tried to arrest a man for carrying a rifle in an alley. The suspect resisted and fired several shots. Officers were able to take control and took the gunman into custody. Jerry Isner II is charged with assaulting an officer and attempted murder.

Kanawha County courtrooms go virtual

Kanawha County courtrooms are going virtual after the Kanawha County Judicial Annex closed because of a coronavirus outbreak. The court used Skype for the first time to conduct a preliminary hearing on a murder charge. Thirty-eight-year-old Lasalle Burnett is charged with murder for killing a man last year inside his home on Ash Street.

Governor calls for investigation into healthcare company

Governor Justice is calling for an investigation into the operators of the recently closed Fairmont Regional Medical Center. Alecto Healthcare Services missed a deadline to pay the money it owes to former employees. The governor says it may be a violation of both state and federal law.

New meal plan for WV students

State education officials are announcing a new plan to make sure students are fed while schools are closed. Most counties are moving to a multi-day meal box system. The boxes will provide breakfast and lunch for five days, and will be replenished once a week. Schools are closed until April 20th.

National Guard providing help to food bank

Ten West Virginia National Guard members are working at the Mountaineer Food Bank in Gassaway to send out thousands of food boxes to those in need. The Guard stepped in after the food bank had to limit it’s volunteers due to the coronavirus.

Shots fired in fight over dog

Two people are under arrest after shots were fired in a fight over a dog in Hurricane. A group of people got into an argument over the dog, and one person was shot in the leg. The shooter is under arrest, and the victim is expected to be okay.

Unemployment relief on the way

There is some relief on the way, after the largest number of unemployment claims in West Virginia. The federal government passed a relief bill the will add 600-dollars to regular unemployment benefits through the end of July. More than 40-thousand West Virginians have filed for unemployment since the governor shut down bars and restaurants.

Absentee ballot applications in the mail

All registered voters in West Virginia will be mailed an absentee ballot application. Once the application is approved, county clerks will mail an absentee ballot to voters with instruction on how to complete the ballot and mail it back for the May 12th primary election.

Kanawha Boulevard closed to encourge safe recreational activity

Part of Kanawha Boulevard will be closed this weekend to encourage safe recreational activity. The road will be closed from Brooks to Court streets. Mayor Amy Goodwin says it’s important to engage in safe physical activity, and there isn’t currently enough space on the boulevard for proper social distancing. Lanes will be closed from 9 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Morgantown nursing home falsely reports patient’s death

Sundale Nursing Home in Morgantown says none of its patients have died from coronavirus. Sundale falsely reported the death of a 76-year-old man on Friday. The man is still alive at the hospital. More than twenty patients and eight staff members are positive for COVID-19.