West Virginia forward Esa Ahmad (23) goes to the basket against Notre Dame guard Rex Pflueger (0) and guard Matt Farrell (5) during the first half of a second-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Buffalo
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WVU Set for Sweet 16 Showdown With Gonzaga

West Virginia University’s men’s basketball team continues its NCAA Tournament journey tonight in San Jose. The Mountaineers will tip-off in their 7 th Sweet 16 game in the last 11 appearances in the NCAA Tournament tonight at 7:39. The 4 th seeded Mountaineers will take on No. 1 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs. Gonzaga has lost just one game all season, that against Brigham Young University.

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Charleston native Ann Magnuson is among those selected for induction into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.

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Physician Mildred Mitchell-Bateman was born in Georgia on March 22, 1922. Her career in West Virginia began in 1947, when she became a staff physician at Lakin State Hospital in Mason County. Lakin was the state hospital for African-American mental patients.

Mitchell-Bateman left Lakin to establish her own practice but returned in 1955 and became the hospital’s superintendent three years later.

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The presidents of Marshall and West Virginia universities say further state funding cuts to higher education would be devastating.

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As lawmakers try to find ways to deal with the state’s financial problems, the House Finance Committee discussed a bill that could put $9 million back in the budget. The bill originating in the House’s Finance Committee would end the Racetrack Modernization Fund.

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Gov. Jim Justice joined energy workers from across West Virginia for a rally at the Capitol Tuesday morning to promote the natural gas industry in the state.

On The Legislature Today, Governor Jim Justice is declaring a symbolic State of Emergency in West Virginia due to Republican plans to cut Medicaid dollars.

Legislative leaders released their budget framework last week that would cut the program by $50 million, they say. Justice say the cuts will result in a healthcare crisis in the state.

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West Virginia's House has voted down legislation that would have reduced the number of potential jurors that a defendant can remove before trial while increasing the number prosecutors can strike.

Under current law, defendants can reject six jurors while prosecutors can reject two.

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West Virginia's Senate has voted to permit the sale of used cars that cannot even run provided their condition is disclosed.

The bill approved 33-1 on Tuesday would authorize "as is" sales of vehicles without the usually required implied warranties that they are operable and can pass state safety inspections.

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An employee at one of Berkshire Hathaway's latest big acquisitions won $100,000 by correctly picking the winners of the first 29 games of the NCAA basketball tournament's opening rounds.

Warren Buffett's company said Monday that a welder for Precision Castparts, Dwayne Johnson, won the contest that was open to Berkshire's more than 350,000 employees.

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The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection says a leaking water treatment tank in eastern Kanawha County isn't believed to have affected drinking water and no fish kill was observed.

The agency says the initial investigation indicates the leak reported Monday was caused by two small-caliber bullet holes in the tank, believed to have occurred after Thursday evening.

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Our event, featuring On Being with Krista Tippett, which was previously scheduled for Tuesday, March 28th has been postponed indefinitely. The event was advertised in our Storylines publication. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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