West Virginia News

Marshall University adding 5 to Journalism Hall of Fame

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communication will induct five new Hall of Fame members this fall. Betsy Alderman is a 1979 graduate and earned a master's degree from the school in 1981. She headed the University of Tennessee at ...

Trump says ‘great night’ after ex-con loses WVa primary

By STEVE PEOPLES and JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican voters rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as "Trumpier than Trump" but was vigorously opposed by Trump himself. GOP voters in Indiana, meanwhile, ...

Ojeda tops US House race for Dems

By JOHN RABY and JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Richard Ojeda won his party's nomination in the 3rd Congressional District in West Virginia on Tuesday, while state Delegate Carol Miller narrowly emerged from the crowded Republican field for ...

3 Republican West Virginia state senators fall in primaries

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three incumbent Republican state senators in West Virginia lost in primary contests on Tuesday, setting the table for November elections in which the GOP seeks to protect a 22-12 Senate majority and 64-36 lead in the House. On Tuesday, Rep. Bill Hamilton defeated ...

Things to know: National GOP breathes easy in W.Va.

By BILL BARROW, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Key takeaways after voters in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia — all states won in 2016 by Donald Trump — picked nominees for Senate, House and some state offices ahead of the November general ...

Residents of West Virginia city may see higher sewer rates

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An increase in sewer rates has been approved by a West Virginia city council. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports sewer rates are expected to rise 16 percent in Dunbar after the City Council approved raising them during a meeting Monday. Mayor Bill Cunningham says ...

2 West Virginia seniors named 2018 Presidential Scholars

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia high school students have been named 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars. They are Brady D. Hanshaw of Sissonville High School in Kanawha County and Vinitha Joseph of Morgantown High School. A total of 161 high school seniors around the country were ...

Families hoping for justice in suit over 1968 mine disaster

By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly half a century after an explosion tore through the Farmington No. 9 mine in West Virginia, the families of the 78 men who died there are still looking for justice. Many of the children of the lost miners are now ...

Trump urges West Virginia voters to reject Blankenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is urging West Virginia voters to reject a former federal convict and coal baron running in the Republican Senate primary, arguing that Don Blankenship he would lose the general election. Trump tweets on Monday: "To the great people of West Virginia ...

West Virginia family featured in CNN’s ‘Anthony Bourdain’

By GREG JORDAN, Bluefield Daily Telegraph WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Anticipation built up last Sunday evening as Linda and Bob McKinney watched their television and waited for a special show to come on. Thanks to a guest they had over for dinner last October, millions of people were about to visit ...

Service held for victims of 1927 coal mine disaster

By JIM BISSETT, The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Henry Russell knew he was going to die, as he crouched in the damp and the smoke and the darkness. So he did the only thing he could. He tore a scrap off a paper bag of concrete, picked up a chunk of coal, and scrawled a message to ...

Police: 2 die in West Virginia; carbon monoxide suspected

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say two people have died in a suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at a home near Martinsburg. Media outlets report the bodies of a man and his adult daughter were found Saturday at their home in Baker Heights. Baker Heights Fire Capt. Adam ...

Bald eagle found along West Virginia road dies

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a bald eagle found near a West Virginia highway has died. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports state police and sheriff's deputies found the injured male eagle last week next to U.S. Route 460. Mercer County sheriff's Cpl. J.C. Long says the eagle was ...

West Virginia governor: April revenue ahead of estimates

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says revenue collections for last month were above estimates and collections for the year are just shy of year-to-date estimates and above last year. Justice's office said in a news release Friday that April's collections were $535.3 ...

Early GOP primaries shaping up as rightward march with Trump

By BILL BARROW, Associated Press As primary season kicks into high gear, Republicans are engaged in nomination fights that are pulling the party to the right, leaving some leaders worried their candidates will be out of a step with the broader electorate in November. Primaries in four states ...

Service held for victims of 1927 coal mine disaster

By JIM BISSETT, The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Henry Russell knew he was going to die, as he crouched in the damp and the smoke and the darkness. So he did the only thing he could. He tore a scrap off a paper bag of concrete, picked up a chunk of coal, and scrawled a message to ...

Retired Marshall professor is winning acclaim for her poetry

By DAVE LAVENDER, The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Home to Dogfish Head, one of America's most famous craft breweries, the sleepy town of Milton, Delaware (population 2,879), isn't a place you usually find yourself unless you are a craft beer lover. Or unless you are Mary ...

Land gift more than doubles size of West Virginia preserve

DAVIS, W.Va. (AP) — A land donation will more than double the size of the Bear Rocks Preserve in West Virginia. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that near 2 square miles of land along the Allegheny Front, the eastern rim of the Dolly Sods plateau, has been donated to the Nature ...

Arizona classrooms packed again as 6-day teacher strike ends

By MELISSA DANIELS and TERRY TANG, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Arizona schoolchildren returned to classes Friday, a day after state lawmakers approved a plan to hike teacher salaries to end a historic six-day walkout by educators that shuttered most schools ...

Overdose rates in West Virginia county continue to decrease

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The number of overdoses in a West Virginia county has decreased in seven of the past eight months. The Herald-Dispatch quotes Cabell County Emergency Medical Services compliance officer Connie Priddy in a Wednesday report as saying the trend had not been anticipated ...