Winning Powerball ticket sold in Hinton

There’s a new millionaire in West Virginia. A GoMart in Hinton sold a winning Powerball ticket worth over 136-million-dollars.

Fairs and festivals return in July

Fairs and festivals can resume starting July 1st, and crowds of up to one-hundred will be allowed starting today. Guidelines will be in place for social distancing and wearing masks.

Roane County man dies from COVID-19

A 62-year-old Roane County man has died from COVID-19, bringing the state’s death toll to 79. There are ten new cases of the virus, for a total of over 21-hundred. The positive test rate is below two-percent.

Justice defends Obama comment

Governor Justice is defending himself for comments he made earlier this week, that former President Barack Obama wasn’t welcomed in West Virginia. Justice says he was referring to Obama’s energy policies, not his race.

Justice removes member from State Fire Commission over social media post

Governor Justice has removed a member of the West Virginia State Fire Commission after controversial social media posts. Martin Hess posted a picture of himself on Facebook wearing a derogatory T-shirt. Justice says he won’t tolerate that kind of behavior.

West Virginia Casinos reopen

West Virginia casinos will reopen today for the first time in over two-months. Guests will be required to wear masks and capacity will be limited to fifty-percent.

Cato Park golf course opens Friday

The Cato Park golf course opens today, and will be free for the season. Social distancing rules will be in place, and the clubhouse will remain closed.

Police looking for stabbing suspect

Charleston police are looking for thirty-three-year-old Demarcus Brown. He’s accused of stabbing a man in a fight at a home on the West Side. The victim is in critical condition.

Marshall University cutting salaries

Some Marshall University employees will take a pay cut. The school says the cuts are necessary to balance the projected decline in enrollment because of the coronavirus. Employees making one-hundred-thousand-dollars or more a year will have their salary reduced starting in July.

Three finalists named for Superintendent of Schools position

The West Virginia Board of Education has interviewed three finalists for the State Superintendent of Schools position. Current Superintendent Clayton Burch, Assistant Superintendent Kathy D’Antoni and Jackson County Schools Superintendent Blaine Hess are in the running for the job. The board will name the next superintendent at its meeting next week.