GREENWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police are investigating two deaths and an injury that occurred at the North Central Regional Jail, officials said.
Authorities were contacted Tuesday about multiple incidents at the jail, according to a statement from West Virginia State Police Capt.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Maintenance and service union workers at a West Virginia hospital have given notice that they intend to strike if a new contract isn't reached soon.
The Service Employees International Union voted Wednesday in favor of giving a 10-day strike notice to Cabell Huntington Hospital, news outlets reported.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Sherry St. Clair has become the first female chief of West Virginia University’s police department.
St. Clair was selected from among more than 50 candidates, the university said in a news release.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $1 million to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources for maternal and child health services in the state.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Princeton Community Hospital is joining the West Virginia University Health System.
The hospital's board of directors, the WVU Health System and the city of Princeton have signed a letter of intent for the hospital to be integrated into the WVU system, the university said in a news release Wednesday.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU's often-stingy defense is in an unfamiliar place among the triple-digit crowd in the NCAA rankings, with two losses when scoring in the 30s after years of coach Gary Patterson preaching the Horned Frogs only needed one more point than the other team.
WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) — The board of a small college in West Virginia decided Wednesday to take unspecified discipline against its president on allegations that he plagiarized some speeches.
West Liberty University’s Board of Governors unanimously approved the disciplinary approach after a vote to fire President W.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.6 in September, the lowest rate since August 2008.
Total unemployment grew 1,200 over the month and the number of unemployed state residents dropped by 2,100 to 36,000, WorkForce West Virginia said in a statement.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials are moving forward with initiatives in response to an ongoing HIV outbreak in Kanawha County.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Public Service Commission is holding public hearings starting later this month to gather comment on rate increases requested by West Virginia American Water Co.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Senate president compared the U.S. government’s COVID-19 vaccine regulation for companies to Nazi Germany as the Republican-controlled Senate narrowly passed a bill Tuesday to limit employers in their ability to require workers to be vaccinated against the virus.
WINFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia teachers union is suing a county board of education over its COVID-19 policies.
The West Virginia Education Association filed the lawsuit Monday against the Putnam County Board of Education.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After days of delays, West Virginia's Republican-controlled Senate approved its redistricting map with little debate Tuesday.
The 17-district map passed on a 31-2 vote after the start of the Senate's floor session was pushed back multiple times.
MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused of fatally shooting a pregnant woman and then fleeing in a stolen police cruiser has been arrested, authorities said.
Mitchell Hughes, 30, of Racine was taken into custody late Monday when homeowners near Kanawha State Forest found him at their door, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Legal Services Corp. has awarded more than $400,000 to Legal Aid of West Virginia to help low-income residents who have legal problems.
U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia announced the funding, which totals $432,769, as part of the Pro Bono Innovation Fund.
LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A couple died of gunshot wounds Monday in West Virginia, and their son was killed in an exchange of gunfire later with law enforcement officers, officials said.
Shots were reported fired at a home in Logan County around 11:30 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican-controlled Senate postponed final action on a redistricting map again Monday as debate dragged into a second week.
The Senate postponed a third reading several times before recessing Monday night after similar moves Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority has named former gubernatorial spokesman Butch Antolini as interim executive director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
PINEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Several police and sheriff's departments in West Virginia are among those benefiting from the state treasurer's recent unclaimed property firearms auction.
Last week, state Treasurer Riley Moore presented a check for $19,098 to the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department for proceeds from the auction, his office said in a news release.
GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — A national park in West Virginia is telling visitors they need to stop throwing rocks down cliffs, saying it could kill climbers and hikers below.
A Facebook post by the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve says a rock climber recently reported to park rangers that multiple people were throwing big rocks from the cliffs at Diamond Point on the Endless Wall trail to climbing areas more than 100 feet below.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill to limit West Virginia employers in their ability to require workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus passed the House of Delegates on Friday.
The proposal, which would allow certain medical and religious exemptions to company COVID-19 vaccine mandates, passed the Republican-led chamber 68-30 with two delegates absent.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is ready to move forward with a plan to expand long-sought broadband access in rural communities at a potential cost of more than $1 billion, Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission has released a list of 25 people who have applied to fill seats on the state Intermediate Court of Appeals.
The court was created by the Legislature this year.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Detroit man has been arrested in the fatal shootings of two women in West Virginia, police said.
Marquis Jermayne Goodman, 21, was arrested Thursday in Detroit in the Oct.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two incumbent Republicans in the U.S. House whose West Virginia districts merged under a newly minted congressional map announced Thursday that they will run for reelection next year.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday that he appointed Mark Scott to be cabinet secretary of the Department of Administration.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s House of Delegates passed its redistricting map Wednesday amid sharp criticism from Democrats that the new single-member district system for all 100 delegates was weighted heavily in favor of supermajority Republicans.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia employers would be limited in their ability to require workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus under a bill introduced by Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man who was accused of selling machine gun conversion devices to followers of a far-right extremist movement received a five-year prison sentence Wednesday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Utility regulators have approved a request by two American Electric Power subsidiaries to keep three West Virginia power plants operational until at least 2040.
The request granted Tuesday by the state Public Service Commission involves three coal-fired power plants operated by Appalachian Power Co.
RICHWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — A former mayor in West Virginia was sentenced to one to 10 years in prison Tuesday for stealing federal relief funds meant to rebuild his city after a massive 2016 flood.
Ex-Richwood Mayor Bob Henry Baber was sentenced in Nicholas County Circuit Court for his August guilty plea to one count of obtaining money, property or services by false pretenses, news outlets reported.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Maryland couple charged in a plot to sell sensitive U.S. submarine secrets to a foreign government will remain behind bars for now, a judge said Tuesday in granting a detention request from prosecutors.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Proposed maps of West Virginia's congressional and legislative districts continued to advance in the Legislature on Tuesday.
West Virginia lost one of its three U.S. House seats after the 2020 Census.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new display featuring portraits of six Communities in Schools students from across West Virginia is opening at the State Capitol Rotunda.
First lady Cathy Justice will host a reception at the opening on Tuesday to launch the display, which will remain in the Rotunda through Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors asked Monday that a Navy engineer remain locked up as they press forward with charges that he tried to sell submarine secrets to a foreign country.
The detention memo for Jonathan Toebbe was filed ahead of an expected appearance in federal court in West Virginia on Tuesday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers endorsed proposed maps of congressional and state legislative districts during a special session on redistricting Monday, setting up a potential fight between two of the state's current members of Congress.
DAVIS, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia locations have been added to a new program to protect rare plant and animal species.
Bald Knob and the Canaan Valley wetlands are the first sites in the West Virginia Natural Areas Program, the state Division of Natural Resources said in a news release.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s special legislative session on redistricting starts Monday as lawmakers deal with one less congressional seat and make wholesale changes in the House of Delegates.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Gerry Bohanon saw something in his Baylor teammates during the week with the offense coming off a poor showing that helped knocked the Bears out of the Top 25.
Whatever the quarterback saw showed up on game day.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Friday called a special session of the Legislature for next week to deal with redistricting as well as to dole out federal pandemic funding.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The death toll continues to surge from the coronavirus pandemic in West Virginia, according to health data released Friday.
There were at least 115 new virus deaths reported during the first seven days of October, according to the state's coronavirus dashboard.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia broadband service provider Citynet will receive $53.5 million during the next decade to expand broadband access across the state, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announced.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A malfunction caused West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to become trapped in the elevator at the governor's residence Thursday, his office said.
The Republican governor was stuck for about 30 minutes after the malfunction as mansion staff, state police and other state government personnel worked to open the elevator, Justice's office said in a news release.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is sending out funding to help reimburse stressed hospitals for staffing issues during the coronavirus pandemic, a state health official said Thursday.
About 40 hospitals will receive $17 million in the next few days, Bill Crouch, secretary of the state Department of Health and Human Resources, said at a news conference.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — NAACP West Virginia chapter president Owens Brown will be the first Black man to serve in the state Senate, Gov Jim Justice said Thursday.
Justice announced Brown’s appointment to the Senate seat vacated by the resignation of Bill Ihlenfeld, who was confirmed Tuesday as the U.S.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech and TCU were both coming off unsettling losses when they played last weekend. They responded with different results, and now face each other.
The Red Raiders (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) bounced back by winning at West Virginia.
Baylor wants to regain its swagger in the run game. West Virginia would be satisfied with any progress.
The Bears and Mountaineers meet Saturday in Waco, Texas, after both lost games in which they failed to score in the first half.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Yeager Airport is increasing security at the facility, using a $195,000 grant from the state Emergency Management Division.
Part of the work will add a gunshot detection system in the main terminal building and the General Aviation terminal, the airport said in a news release.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed President Joe Biden's nominations for federal prosecutors in West Virginia.
William Ihlenfeld returns as the U.S. attorney for the state’s Northern District, a position he served in under former President Barack Obama from 2010 to 2016.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has entered an Alford plea in the death of his grandson's mother.
Gary Smith II, 60, of Morgantown, appeared Tuesday by video from North Central Regional Jail to enter the plea in which he didn't admit guilt but recognized there may be enough evidence for a conviction, The Dominion Post reported.