West Virginia News

Flash flood watches posted in parts of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Flash flood watches have been posted in parts of southern West Virginia as the remnants of Hurricane Florence fall on saturated ground. The National Weather Service has issued the watch through Monday evening in Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe and Summers counties. The ...

Drug summit to focus on awareness, response

WESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University's Extension Service is holding a conference on substance misuse. A statement from the school says meetings on Monday and Tuesday at WVU Jackson's Mill in Weston will focus on raising awareness of the current state of the opioid crisis, ...

West Virginia officer wounds man during vehicle pursuit

DAVY, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say a man has been shot and wounded by an officer during a pursuit. State Police Sgt. A.S. Goodson tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph a McDowell County sheriff's deputy shot 29-year-old Christopher Roberts in the abdomen on Friday. Goodson says ...

West Virginia cancels Capitol dome repair contract

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials have canceled a nearly $11 million contract to repair significant damage to the state Capitol dome. The decision, announced Friday by the Department of Administration, was based on the contractor's inability to comply with design requirements ...

West Virginia University awarded $130K substance abuse grant

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Substance Abuse Treatment has awarded $130,000 to West Virginia University to support mental health and substance abuse treatment programs. The grant was announced Thursday by Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe ...

West Virginia resort offers shelter for Carolina residents

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia resort is offering shelter for people who have had to leave their homes because of Hurricane Florence. Oglebay Resort and Conference Center executive Herb Faulkenberry said people in West Virginia and other locations have also been through ...

Petition seeks to keep Republican appointees off court

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawyer has filed a petition that seeks to stop a Republican congressman and a former state House speaker from serving on the West Virginia Supreme Court. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice appointed U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins and ex-Speaker Tim Armstead to fill interim ...

Single-speed mountain biker ‘knows it’s going to hurt’

By JOHN MCCOY, Charleston Gazette-Mail ELEANOR, W.Va. (AP) — Brandon Doerner isn't your average, everyday mountain biker. True, he spends a lot of his spare time pedaling a bike with flat handlebars and big, knobby tires along the dirt roads and forest trails of rural West Virginia. But ...

EPA proposes Superfund listing for West Virginia site

MINDEN, W.Va. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing adding a West Virginia area to its National Priorities List of Superfund sites. News outlets report the EPA announced Tuesday that it's proposing adding the Shaffer Equipment/Arbuckle Creek Area Site in Minden to the list. ...

3 plead guilty to neglect in aftermath of woman’s death

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three people have pleaded guilty to neglect in the aftermath of an 88-year-old woman's death in West Virginia. The case involves the death of Norma Dunlap in May, after she was admitted to a hospital. A criminal complaint said she had numerous bed sores, had dried ...

West Virginia agencies mobilizing for hurricane response

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia agencies are mobilizing to respond to problems arising from Hurricane Florence. The governor's office says in a news release the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management activated its emergency operations center Wednesday. The statement ...

Hearings set on West Virginia water, electric rate increases

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Public hearings will be held statewide starting next month on proposed water and electricity rate increases in West Virginia. West Virginia American Water is seeking a 24 percent rate increase for customers. The Public Service Commission says it will hold hearings ...

Elementary educator named West Virginia teacher of the year

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A fifth-grade instructor from Raleigh County has been named West Virginia's teacher of the year. The state Department of Education says Jada Reeves of Bradley Elementary School in Mount Hope was recognized at a ceremony Wednesday night in Charleston. Reeves was ...

Can controversy fill swimsuit void at Miss America pageant?

By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The swimsuits are gone, but there has been plenty of controversy surrounding this year's Miss America competition that could keep viewers tuning in. The next Miss America will be crowned around 11 p.m. Sunday on a nationally ...

Program for survivors brings retreat to New River Gorge

By JORDAN NELSON, The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Beth Lucci has spent the last five days away from her home in Naples, Fla., to find peace and serenity in the mountains of West Virginia. She is a survivor. Lucci, 52, lost her brother, Cpl. David Lucci, when she was 46. David was ...

1st days of legal sports betting generate about $29K in tax

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Lottery says the first official tax week of legal sports betting in the state will yield around $29,000 in tax revenue. Acting Lottery Director Doug Buffington's office said in a news release that the first three days of operation at Hollywood ...

Residents to get share of $73M from water crisis settlement

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — People affected by a 2014 chemical spill into a West Virginia river will soon receive their first batch of settlement checks from a class-action lawsuit. News outlets report U.S. District Court Judge John Copenhaver approved the distribution of the $73 million to ...

Trump supports Miller in West Virginia House race

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign has announced support for Republican Carol Miller in West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District race. The Trump Campaign said in a statement this week that Miller is "pro-coal, pro-Second Amendment, and pro-Trump" and encouraged ...