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In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, violent rioters supporting President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol in Washington.

Former Parkersburg City Councilman Charged In Jan. 6 Attack On U.S. Capitol

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Updated Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WVPB) — A third West Virginian has been charged and arrested for taking part in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Former Parkersburg City Councilman Eric Barber appeared in federal court Wednesday afternoon in the Southern District of West Virginia for an initial… Read More

Tourists arrive to visit the U.S. Capitol on a rainy morning in Washington, Friday, Dec. 28, 2018.

W. Va. Man Arrested Near U.S. Capitol After Gun Found In His Vehicle Pleads Not Guilty, Released

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Updated Thursday, Jan. 29, 2021 at 1:00 a.m. WASHINGTON, D.C. (WVPB) — A 71-year-old West Virginia man was arrested Wednesday outside of the U.S. Capitol after a gun and 20 rounds of ammunition was found in his vehicle. U.S. Capitol Police arrested Dennis Westover of South Charleston, West Virginia and charged him with carrying a… Read More

West Virginia House of Delegates member Derrick Evans, left, is given the oath of office Dec. 14, 2020, in the House chamber at the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Evans recorded video of himself and fellow supporters of President Donald Trump storming the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 prompting calls for his resignation and thousands of signatures on an online petition advocating his removal.

Lawmaker Resigns From West Virginia House After Being Charged For His Role In U.S. Capitol Insurrection

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WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WVPB) — Derrick Evans, a newly elected West Virginia state lawmaker, has resigned before serving a single day in the West Virginia House of Delegates. The 35-year-old from Wayne County was one of hundreds of pro-Trump extremists who stormed the U.S. Capitol and disrupted Congress during the certification of state election results… Read More

West Virginia House of Delegates member Derrick Evans, left, is given the oath of office Dec. 14, 2020, in the House chamber at the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Evans recorded video of himself and fellow supporters of President Donald Trump storming the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 prompting calls for his resignation and thousands of signatures on an online petition advocating his removal.

W.Va. State Lawmaker Charged With Entering A Restricted Area In Storming Of U.S. Capitol

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WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WVPB) — A West Virginia lawmaker who filmed himself taking part in the storming of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday has been charged by federal officials. Del. Derrick Evans, R-Wayne — who was just elected to a first term in the West Virginia House of Delegates — has been charged with entering a… Read More

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

Gov. Justice Mandates Masks In Buildings Outside Of Homes, But Says It Won’t Be Enforced

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVPB) — Citing a spike in the number of coronavirus cases, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has ordered masks to be worn in buildings outside of a resident’s home. In a virtual news conference Monday, Justice said he is issuing an order that will require anyone over 9 years old to wear a face… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

4 Additional W.Va. Counties Designated As Virus Hot Spots

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVPB) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says four more counties have been identified as coronavirus hot spots. In a virtual news conference on Friday, April 10, Justice outlined continued response to the virus,  including the identification of more hotspots, grants to cover additional pay for frontline workers and a boost to staff… Read More

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

With Coronavirus Peak Looming, West Virginia Delays Primary Election Until June 9

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With cases of the coronavirus expected to spike in West Virginia in the coming weeks, the state will delay its primary election. Gov. Jim Justice made the announcement at a Wednesday virtual news conference. The primary election had been scheduled for May 12. But with public health concerns heightened, Justice announced the primary will instead be… Read More

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W.Va. Officials Announce Discipline Over Photograph of Corrections Trainees Giving Nazi Salute

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Updated: Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 11:18 p.m.  The West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety is opening an investigation into an offensive photo depicting state corrections trainees giving a well-recognized Nazi hand signal. State officials announced that suspsensions related to the photo have taken place. In a photo released Thursday, 31 members… Read More