West Virginia News

Environmental groups denounce Trump override of climate plan

By MICHAEL BIESECKER and ADAM BEAM, Associated Press HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — A coalition of left-leaning states and environmental groups are vowing to fight the Trump administration's move to kill an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. Speaking Monday in the ...

Boating facility renovations set at Tygart Valley State Park

GRAFTON, W.Va. (AP) — Construction is set to start this week to the boating facilities at Tygart Lake State Park in West Virginia. The state Department of Commerce says in a news release that the construction is scheduled to begin Monday and is expected to be completed by early next ...

WVU Medicine seeks donated items for young patients

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Fans at West Virginia University's upcoming home football game against Texas Tech are being asked to donate items for young hospital patients. WVU Medicine says in a news release that a collection station will be set up outside of the stadium's north gate on Saturday ...

Board of education hears views on ‘Trump Perry’ sign at game

WELLSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia superintendent has received criticism and support for apologizing to a largely black high school for a football game banner that read "Trump Perry." The Intelligencer reports the Brooke County Board of Education heard from residents Monday after ...

Melania Trump to visit West Virginia infant rehab facility

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — First Lady Melania Trump is coming to West Virginia to visit a drug treatment facility for infants born to addicted mothers. West Virginia Congressman Evan Jenkins says he's grateful that Trump will bring attention to Lily's Place in Huntington on Tuesday. The ...

Melania Trump tours West Virginia infant drug rehab center

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — First lady Melania Trump offered her support to those dealing with the nation's opioid epidemic while touring a drug recovery center for infants Tuesday in West Virginia, the state with the highest rate of babies born dependent on ...

WVU Medicine seeks donated items for young patients

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Fans at West Virginia University's upcoming home football game against Texas Tech are being asked to donate items for young hospital patients. WVU Medicine says in a news release that a collection station will be set up outside of the stadium's north gate on Saturday ...

Boating facility renovations set at Tygart Valley State Park

GRAFTON, W.Va. (AP) — Construction is set to start this week to the boating facilities at Tygart Lake State Park in West Virginia. The state Department of Commerce says in a news release that the construction is scheduled to begin Monday and is expected to be completed by early next ...

Mayor, city council disagree over who is acting in positon

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city council and its mayor have disagreed over who is carrying out the position's duties amid a state auditor investigation into misuse of taxpayer money. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the Richwood council passed a motion Thursday night to hire ...

West Virginia voters back $1.6 billion roads bonding

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia voters overwhelmingly agreed Saturday to issue $1.6 billion in state bonds to repair and build roads and bridges. The Secretary of State's office reported 82,382 voted in favor and 31,487 opposed in results from 95 ...

Kidnapping charged after West Virginia girl found

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A 19-year-old from Sweden has been charged with kidnapping after he was found with a 12-year-old girl who was reported missing two days earlier in West Virginia. Mercer County Sheriff's Department officials tell the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that Simon Apell was ...

Murder suspect shot dead following West Virginia crash

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say police officers chased a murder suspect through Charleston and fatally shot the man after he crashed into another vehicle and then into a hotel. Authorities tell WCHS-TV that 25-year-old Samuel Lanham was fleeing city police and Kanawha County ...

Funeral for West Virginia victim of massacre set for Monday

INWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — A funeral is set for Monday for a West Virginia woman who was among the victims in the Las Vegas massacre. Brown Funeral Home Inc. says on its website that the service for 50-year-old Denise Burditus of Martinsburg will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home's ...

US Commerce Department demands Frontier repay grant money

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal agency is seeking the reimbursement of $4.7 million in grant money from Frontier Communications for overcharges in a broadband internet extension project. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the U.S. Department of Commerce is demanding that Frontier return ...

Regulators seek Bayer payment reduction in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to allow Bayer CropScience to spend a reduced amount to resolve safety violations cited in a 2008 explosion that killed two workers at a West Virginia chemical plant. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the EPA is ...

Justice makes 1 last stop to support road bond

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Touting the promise of new jobs, Gov. Jim Justice ended his roadshow on behalf of West Virginia's $1.6 billion bond referendum Friday with a final stop in Bluefield and a Capitol press conference before Saturday's statewide ...

CSX asks discrimination against women lawsuit be dismissed

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A railroad company has denied that its hiring practices discriminate against women. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that CSX Transportation in Huntington asked a federal judge in West Virginia on Sept. 29 to dismiss a complaint brought by the U.S. Equal ...

Fire in West Virginia forest grows to 100 acres

PETERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Forestry officials say a wildfire in West Virginia forest has grown to 100 acres. The U.S. Forest Service says in an incident report that 34 firefighters and a helicopter are battling the blaze in the Monongahela National Forest. The so-called North Fire is located ...

Mother kills daughter, wounds son before killing herself

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia mother shot her two children, killing one, before fatally shooting herself. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle said 39-year-old Leah Cart shot her 5-year-old daughter Olivia and her 7-year-old ...

Hundreds of college students attend Marshall career expo

JOSHUA QUALLS, The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Students who went with confidence and a smile to Marshall University's Fall 2017 Career Expo the afternoon of Oct. 3 might just have left with an internship or an employment opportunity, or at least some irons in the fire. More ...