The cadets march onto the State Police Academy grounds following a graduation ceremony in 2015.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Police is looking for applicants to fill the agency’s next cadet class.
Testing events are scheduled Thursday in Elkins, Friday in Morgantown and Saturday at the State Police Academy at Institute.
State troopers are getting a $10,000 pay raise beginning July 1 after state lawmakers passed SB 531 and Gov. Jim Justice signed it into law. That raise will bring the starting salary for a trooper, after training, to $55,784.
State police say walk-ins are welcome at the testing events. Those interested should arrive at the testing site no later that 8 a.m. on the scheduled day.
The Elkins testing site is located at 5190 Beverly Pike in Beverly; the Morgantown site at 3453 Monongahela Blvd; and Saturday at the Academy located at 135 Academy Drive in Dunbar.
Those interested can apply at wvsp.gov.
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The leader of the Scottish Conservatives has become the latest MSP to test positive for coronavirus.
Douglas Ross announced on Monday that he had contracted the virus, and said he would be cancelling campaign events set to be held this week ahead of local elections.
The MP for Moray, and MSP for the Highlands and Islands, said: “Unfortunately, I’ve had to cancel events this week as I’ve tested positive for Covid.
“I’m looking forward to getting back out on the campaign trail soon to talk about how Scottish Conservative candidates will deliver local action on local issues.”
Last week, Deputy First Minister John Swinney said he had tested positive, while Justice Secretary Keith Brown also had the virus.
Mr Ross was expected to take to the campaign trail in Peebles on Monday ahead of council elections in May.
Queen Elizabeth II postponed her daily virtual engagements on Thursday, Buckingham Palace said, the second time she has taken such a step since she tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday.
The palace did not specify why the meetings were called off, so it was unclear whether her absence reflected lingering Covid symptoms. On Tuesday, the palace said she had canceled virtual events because she was “still experiencing mild coldlike symptoms.”
The palace said the 95-year-old queen would be “continuing with light duties,” and that she had no other engagements scheduled this week. It did not say when Thursday’s virtual engagements would be rescheduled.
But the queen did have her regularly scheduled call with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday, the palace said. Between her coronavirus recovery and the crisis unfolding in Ukraine there had been some doubt about whether their phone meeting would go ahead.
The news of her illness came as Mr. Johnson made moves to lift England’s remaining coronavirus restrictions this week.
Elizabeth received her first shot of coronavirus vaccine in January 2021 at Windsor Castle with her late husband, Prince Philip. The palace has not publicly confirmed any additional vaccine doses.
Several people at Windsor Castle, where the queen has spent most of her time in virtual quarantine during the pandemic, were infected this week, a palace official said. It is not known who exposed her to the virus.
The queen tested positive on Sunday, after meeting with her son and heir Prince Charles earlier this month, who subsequently went into isolation after himself testing positive for the coronavirus for a second time. Charles is fully vaccinated and boosted.