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WV Gov. Justice reports average COVID death age continues to drop...

While West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice reported at Tuesday’s virtual COVID-19 briefing that the state’s COVID-19 numbers are showing improvement, but he and state

Meat cutting competition taking a chop i...

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA (WOWK) — A “rare” challenge got kicked off in South Charleston on Tuesday, as the regional qualifying meat cutting competition tried to find those a cut above the rest. Butchers from West Virginia, Kentucky ...

Fat cells found to play a central role i...

HUNTINGTON– Findings published this week reveal new insights into the role of fat cells in cognitive decline and neurodegeneration, according to a study that involves the oxidant amplification loop led by Marshall University scientists.

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AEP announces it will sell Kentucky operations to Liberty, a subs...

American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP) announced in a statement Oct. 26 the company has entered into an agreement to sell its Kentucky operations, which include Kentucky Power and AEP Kentucky

Notebook: Hall’s production matched by f...

With the Cyclones and Mountaineers meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium, Hall will again be a focal point of WVU’s defensive game plan. “He’s been productive for all three years,” West Virginia head coach Neal Brown said.

Anna Avakian

Anna Billie Avakian, 102, of Morgantown, formerly of San Francisco, passed away at her residence Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. She was born Oct. 9, 1919, in Olyphant, […]

Cyclones discuss Mike Rose's status, team focus ahead of Mountain...

AMES- After picking up their season's signature win (to date) against Oklahoma State on Saturday, Matt Campbell and his 5-2 Cyclone squad travel to Morgantown to face the Mountaineers of

Monongalia County Democrats pressure Man...

The Monongalia County Democratic Executive Committee is asking U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to support the Biden administration's domestic policy proposal.

Climbing No. 22 Iowa State rolls into We...

With victories last week, unranked West Virginia and No. 22 Iowa State took a step forward in the Big 12. Those wins set up what could be a crossroads collision Saturday afternoon in Morgantown, W.Va.

No. 22 Iowa State at WVU football: Kick time, TV channel/stream i...

West Virginia football is riding its wave of its first win in Big 12 play back to Morgantown as it gets set to host Iowa State in a Halloween weekend clash. Here’s everything you need to

Law Enforcement Connects With Growing Cr...

Universities across the state are harnessing a growing interest in forensic science often referred to as the “CSI effect,” by offering expanded programs in these fields.

Beckley woman charged with murder from D...

A second person was arrested and charged with murder Monday in connection to the shooting death of a Raleigh County man in December.

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Catalytic converter thefts on the rise i...

A catalytic converter is a component of all vehicle exhaust systems today. “In January, we had about 25 vehicles vandalized with the exhaust systems damaged and

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This is How Many COVID-19 Vaccines West Virginia Has Received So ...

It has now been 45 weeks since the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine were sent out to states, kicking off the largest vaccination campaign in human history. As of October 24, the U.S. has sent 503,

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Miss West Virginia on a mission

Some preschoolers had a special treat Monday morning with a visit from Miss West Virginia who came to read to the classes. Miss West Virginia, Alexis Bland, who will be competing in the upcoming Miss USA pageant in November,

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TCU vs. West Virginia: 5 Things We Learn...

The Horned Frog defense continued to falter as head coach Gary Patterson’s squad drops below .500 for the first time this season.

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Scientists may have found a planet outside of the Milky Way galax...

The potential discovery could be interpreted as a beacon of hope for those looking for signs of planets beyond our own galaxy.

How West Virginia is faring during labor...

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A labor shortage has spread across the U.S., leaving 10.4 million unfilled positions as of Oct. 12. Some states are faring with the shortage better than others, with some

Home-price growth is slowing down — but ...

Home prices maintain record levels. The pace of home-price growth slowed slightly in August, though buying a home remained more expensive. The latest edition of the S

Nations are making new pledges to cut climate pollution. They are...

But with a thin margin in the Senate, objections from Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat with personal financial ties to the fossil fuel industry, have put the policies in a precarious spot. Solar and wind power have become cheaper than burning ...

West Virginia delegates ask residents ho...

Monday’s Coal Communities listening session in Logan attracted people like Manuel Ojeda, a former coal miner of 40 years who has no qualms saying how he really feels

THE SHOTGUN THROWDOWN: Jerry West named ...

Godders, to The Shotgun Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor, and daily distractions. West Virginia basketball legend Jerry West has been named to the NBA 75 Team,

Manchin Says Spending Deal 'Should Be' Reached This Week, Sticks ...

Democratic West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin has said he believes a finalized spending proposal on the Democrats' infrastructure package "should be" able to be reached this week. He has also stuck by his preferred $1.

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Virginia environmental groups holding on...

Three environmental groups will hold an online hearing Monday night for people in Virginia and West Virginia to give their input on the Mountain Valley Pipeline Clean Water Act permit.

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How to Celebrate 'National Black Cat Day...

Forget "bad luck." Shower affection on your spooky feline pal this October 27 on National Black Cat Day!

Best to Worst: Hallmark Christmas Movies

Love 'em or hate 'em, Hallmark Christmas movies seem to have taken over the holiday season. Here are 5 of the best and 5 of the worst Hallmark Christmas movies of all time.

Truly Launching Holiday Seltzer Pack

The party includes holiday flavors including cranberry, pomegranate and spiced apples.

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Review: 'Dune' Is A Sci-Fi All-Star. Her...

Denis Villeneuve's desert sci-fi, "Dune," isn't just another "Star Wars" knockoff. The beautiful, moving epic deserves to be seen.

Pet Safety Tips to Keep in Mind This Hal...

There are a few simple steps you can take to make sure this Halloween is as safe and comfortable as possible for your four-legged companions.

Coors Is Launching Its Own Whiskey

Molson Coors Beverage Company, best known for serving beers, will release a new whiskey called Five Trail Blended American Whiskey this December. This move of making whiskey trends with other beverage companies exploring alcoholic drinks outside their norm.

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7 Ways to Celebrate Pumpkins on National...

From pumpkin-carving parties to festive pumpkin garb, here are seven ways to celebrate National Pumpkin Day, October 26.

Did You Know That Books Used to Be Bound...

Megan Rosenbloom, a rare books specialist and librarian at UCLA, published "Dark Archives," a book about the history and science of human-skin-bound books.

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Vintage Halloween Costumes That Will Haunt You Forever

People of the past brought their creepy A-game to Halloween. From looking at these nightmare-inducing photos, one thing's for sure: our ancestors were obsessed with huge heads, pillowcases, and general creepiness.

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4 Last-Minute Beauty Makeup Looks for Ha...

We love Halloween here at Our Community Now, and so we decided to put our makeup skills to the test and create four different Halloween looks that will get you in the spooky spirit.

Hockey Player Evander Kane Banned for 21...

San Jose Sharks hockey player Evander Kane was suspended without pay this week for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card, violating the NHL's vaccination requirements.

The Difference Between Halloween and Día de los Muertos

The Day of the Dead (aka Día de los Muertos) is often confused with or encompassed in Halloween, however, it's a completely different and unique holiday.

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