Senior living home resident test negative for COVID-19

All the residents of Brookdale Charleston Gardens have tested negative for the coronavirus. Nearly eighty people were tested as a precaution after one resident tested positive for the virus earlier this week.

20 new cases of COVID-19

There are twenty new cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia, bringing the total to 96 statewide. The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department is reporting nineteen positive cases, that’s four more than yesterday.

Free fishing in WV

Fishing is free in West Virginia. Governor Justice is waiving the fishing license requirement for state residents through April 24th. DNR may still require a driver’s license or state ID. Anglers must practice safe social distancing.

Registered voters receiving absentee ballots

Absentee ballots will be mailed to all registered voters for the May 12th primary election, so you can cast your vote without jeopardizing the health of other voters and poll workers.

Fourth judicial employee tests positve for COVID-19

A fourth employee at the Kanawha County Judicial Annex tested positive for the virus. Three of the four people worked on the same floor. The building is closed, and the Supreme Court is waiving some to allow the county to do more proceeding remotely.

Governor names coronavirus czar

Governor Justice named WVU Medicine Vice President and WVU Health Sciences Executive Dean Dr. Clay Marsh as the state’s coronavirus czar. Marsh says he’s encouraged that the number of confirmed cases of those being tested for the virus is staying steady at around five-percent.

No eveictions during coronavirus outbreak

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is sending warning letters to landlords who are threatening to evict tenants. Morrisey says some landlords are trying to cut corners on the eviction process during the coronavirus pandemic, and West Virginia has strict laws protecting tenants from unjust eviction.

Elkins police officer recovering from gunshot

An Elkins police officer is in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after he was shot while trying to make an arrest. A suspect is in custody.

WV Toyota plant closed until mid-April

A significant drop in car sales will keep the Toyota engine and transmission plant in Putnum County closed a little longer. All North American Toyota factories will remain closed until mid April. The Buffalo plant is scheduled to restart April 20th.

27 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in WV

The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department confirms fifteen positive cases of coronavirus. Health officials are still waiting on over eighty tests from people who were exposed at Brookdale Charleston Gardens.

There are 27 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, bringing the total to 76.