COVID-19 patient load manageable at WV hospitals

WVU Medicine says the number of COVID-19 patients is at a manageable level. There are over 120 people hospitalized with the virus, and 46 of those are in ICU. Fourteen patients are on ventilators.

COVID-19 outbreak in southern WV linked to Myrtle Beach

State Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Bill Crouch says a COVID-19 outbreak in the southern part of the state is linked to travel to Myrtle Beach. Logan and Mingo counties are reporting over 250 active cases of the virus. Health officials are working on contact tracing. Mercer County is another hot spot with 135 cases linked to a Princeton nursing home.

Three more COVID-19 deaths in WV

Three more people have died from COVID-19 in West Virginia, raising the death to 127. There are over 150 new cases of the virus, and active cases are down to just under 18-hundred cases. The rate of virus spread is point-91, the 6th lowest in the country.

Justice calls complaints from educators’ unions “an insult”

Governor Jim Justice is calling complaints from educators’ unions about school reopening plans “an insult.” Justice says he’s spent significant time working on education issues, but has not received their backing in the upcoming election. The Governor announced a color-coded system for returning to school this week, but union leaders say the plan lacks details.

Improvements coming to Oakwood Road

The Oakwood Road improvement project is moving forward. The Department of Highways says work will begin in less than two weeks. The project will stretch over a two-mile section of U.S. 119 that begins at MacCorkle and extends to Emerald Road. The new design will make travel safer, and allow traffic to flow faster.

New water meters in Logan

Water meters in Logan are being replaced. The overhaul of the thirty-year-old system will free up several utility workers, and the new meters will detect water leaks in real time. The projects total price tag is a little over one-million-dollars, and is expected to be wrapped up by the end of the year.

More than two dozen arrested in drug bust

More than two dozen people are under arrest in a large drug bust in Wheeling. The suspects are facing a fifty-count indictment for selling crack, meth, and fentanyl between February of 2019 and this month.

Facebook video shows teenager attacking 12-year-old

West Virginia State Police in Logan County are investigating a Facebook video that shows a 15-year-old girl physically assaulting a twelve-year-old girl. The victim and suspect have been identified. So far, no charges have been filed.

Three St. Albans police officers test positive for COVID-19

Three St. Albans police officers tested positive for COVID-19. One of the officers will return to duty next week, and the other two will be off for another week. The three who tested positive did have symptoms, but they weren’t hospitalized. Chief Joe Crawford says the department has protocols in place, and the public is not at risk.

Suspects wanted in fatal West Side shooting

Police are looking for two suspects involved in a deadly shooting Thursday night on the West Side. Thirty-four-year-old Sergio Southall got into an argument with two men when he was gunned down in front of his home on Elm Street. The two men ran off after the shooting.