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Researchers Test New Way To Fight Fungal Infection in Bats

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, as the days get longer, a familiar sight has returned to the skies at dusk: bats. Bats help farmers -- and the rest of us -- by eating about a million bugs a year, per bat. But because of white nose syndrome, there are fewer bats these days. In Pennsylvania, the disease has pushed some species to the statewide endangered list. As the Allegheny Front's Reid Frazier of  reports, scientists are testing a new method to try to save these animals.

Also on today's show, federal prosecutors are seeking a court ruling to hold West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and his son, Jay Justice, personally accountable for a $1.23 million civil fine imposed on one of the family’s coal businesses. Brittany Patterson has more.

And the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston released a statement detailing findings of an internal review that examined allegations made against former Bishop Michael Bransfield. As Glynis Board reports, the church says it found allegations of sexual harassment of adults and financial improprieties to be credible.