West Virginia News

Raleigh County man sentenced in witness tampering case

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A Raleigh County man has been sentenced to five years in prison after he was found guilty of conspiring to tamper with a witness. U.S. Attorney Carol A. Casto's office said 60-year-old Mark Radcliffe of Shady Spring was sentenced Wednesday and also fined ...

University of Charleston president retiring in 2018

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — University of Charleston President Edwin H. Welch has announced his retirement, effective in June 2018. Welch has been president of the school since 1989, when it had 736 full-time students. Last fall, full-time enrollment reached a record 1,848. The school says 20 ...

Spending near 4 West Virginia national parks up in 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The National Park Service says visitors spent $75 million in communities near four West Virginia national parks last year, up from about $70 million in 2015. The Park Service says on its website that 1.7 million people visited communities near the New River Gorge ...

Senate GOP struggles to find challengers for some Democrats

By THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Senate Republicans landed a top-tier candidate in West Virginia but have struggled to recruit well-known GOP challengers in several states where President Donald Trump romped and Democratic incumbents warily face ...

Woman charged in fatal crash on I-64 in West Virginia

WAYNE, W.Va. (AP) — A woman has been charged in a fatal crash that caused a car to go off an Interstate 64 bridge in West Virginia. The Herald-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2qTVEMC ) reports 39-year-old Elizabeth Lewis of Guyandotte was arraigned Monday on charges of DUI causing death, DUI causing ...

Ohio fines pipeline builder over water, air violations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's environmental regulators have issued a $430,000 fine against a company building a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Michigan. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says the fines stem from water and air pollution violations at a number of ...

Authorities: Motorcycle driver arrested after police pursuit

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — A motorcyclist has been arrested after leading police on a chase that ended when he collided with another vehicle. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports (http://bit.ly/2qRP7C6) Adam R. Romaca was arrested Sunday and charged with reckless indifference. The St. Albans ...

Several West Virginia cities set marks for warmest April

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The National Weather Service says last month was the warmest April on record in several West Virginia cities. The weather service says Beckley, Clarksburg, Elkins and Parkersburg all set records for the average temperature during the month, while Charleston and ...

Mammography bus making stops in Berkeley, Morgan counties

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University says a mobile mammography center will visit Berkeley and Morgan counties this month. The vehicle, known as Bonnie's Bus, offers digital mammograms and breast care education for women. It's provided by WVU Medicine and the WVU Cancer ...

Pilot, co-pilot killed at West Virginia airport identified

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials have identified the pilot and co-pilot killed in the crash of a propeller plane carrying UPS cargo at a West Virginia airport. The Air Cargo Carriers plane made a hard landing at Yeager Airport in Charleston and went off the edge of a steep, wooded hillside ...

West Virginia House rejects Senate-passed tax revisions

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's House voted Friday to reject Senate-passed legislation to cut state income taxes and raise sales and corporate income taxes, despite other changes meant to soften its opposition. The Senate bill, also backed by ...

Preston fashionistas set mobile boutique in motion

By CYNTHIA MCCLOUD, The Exponent Telegram KINGWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — A new Preston County startup is delivering in style. Three Kingwood natives have converted an old FedEx truck into a mobile women's clothing boutique. Sisters Moriah and Miranda Peddicord and their friend Chelsey Greaser ...

Mash Brewing Company open in Charles Town

By ADRANISHA STEPHENS, The Journal CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Mash Brewing Company is a brewery located in the historic downtown district of Charles Town and is operated by owner/brewer George Shaw and his wife, Cassidy Shaw. According to Shaw, there are hopes to extend the hours of ...

WVU Tech holds final commencement in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia University Institute of Technology has held its final commencement ceremony on its Montgomery campus. Media outlets report that nearly 180 graduates received their diplomas Saturday. West Virginia University is completing its move of WVU Tech's ...

2 killed when cargo plane goes off runway in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A cargo plane contracted by UPS went off the runway and over a steep, wooded hillside Friday at a West Virginia airport, killing the pilot and co-pilot, an airport official said. Emergency crews were trying to reach the crash site from above and below, Yeager airport ...

Frontier resolving more West Virginia speed complaints

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Attorney General's Office says Frontier Communications has increased internet speeds for more than one-third of nearly 28,000 customers covered by the settlement to resolve complaints over slow service. The December 2015 agreement requires Frontier ...

Whistleblower lawsuit settled against a West Virginia agency

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by two former West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources employees who said they faced retaliation for whistleblowing has been settled. News outlets report former department executives Susan Perry and Jennifer Taylor filed a lawsuit in ...

Kroger ends senior citizen discount program, cuts prices

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Supermarket chain Kroger has announced that it will discontinue its senior discount program in many of its stores but will also be cutting prices on thousands of items. Media outlets report Kroger said in a news release that its Mid-Atlantic division will no longer ...

Flood recovery meeting set in White Sulphur Springs

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia residents recovering from last summer's floods can explore available resources at a meeting in White Sulphur Springs. The meeting will be held Thursday evening at the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center. Among those expected to attend are ...

Police: Charges to be sought in school vandalism

HINTON, W.Va. (AP) — State police say criminal charges will be pursued against nine students in a break-in at a southern West Virginia high school. Sgt. D.M. McMillan tells WVVA-TV (http://bit.ly/2qsFL3q) that as much as $10,000 in property damage occurred at Summers County High School in ...