West Virginia News

West Virginia diocese to release names of accused priests

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Roman Catholic archdiocese in West Virginia announced Wednesday it plans to release the names of all priests and deacons who have been "credibly accused" of child sexual abuse since 1950. None of the individuals who will be listed ...

A guide to the Nov. 6 general election in West Virginia

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginian voters in the Nov. 6 midterm general election will decide who gets seats up for grabs in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, the Legislature and the state Supreme Court. There also are two ballot issues. Early voting in West ...

Cooler weather brings out fall foliage in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Fall color in higher elevations of the eastern mountains of West Virginia are past their peak, but state officials say there are still many parts of the state that are green with color beginning to show. One area where color is showing after cooler weather is ...

West Virginia man gets jail time for hanging dog with chain

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to jail for hanging a pit bull from a tree near a set of railroad tracks in Charleston. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that 23-year-old John D. Copening Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to one to five years in jail, with an ...

‘Iron Men of the Gorge’ reflect on building landmark

By MATT COMBS, The Register-Herald OAK HILL, W.Va. (AP) — Each year, Bridge Day draws in thousands of visitors who marvel in the majesty of the New River Gorge and the courage of those who throw themselves off it. But neither the visitors who enjoy the annual event nor the motorists who ...

Justice recommends funding for regional projects

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's governor has recommended that the federal government fund more than $4 million in Southern West Virginia projects to support the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority, the Hobet mine site in Logan County and projects for municipalities. Media ...

West Virginia governor renews call for justice’s resignation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's governor has renewed his call for suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry to resign. Responding to a question about Loughry at a news conference Monday, Gov. Jim Justice said "it just seems to me like the right thing is resignation and go ...

Group to review student behavior in West Virginia schools

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A group formed to review student behavior in West Virginia public schools will hold its first meeting next month. The state Department of Education says in a news release the group will meet Nov. 13 at the state Board of Education's conference room at the Capitol in ...

Marshall to receive Appalachian Regional Commission grant

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University says it's one of the recipients of funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission program to aid the economy in communities affected by the downturn in coal production. Marshall said in a news release it is to receive almost $1.5 million for an ...

Utility: Most W.Va. customers should have power back Monday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Appalachian Power says a recent wind storm in West Virginia took down 17 transmission lines and 15 distribution stations. The utility says in a news release that about 4,100 customers remained without power on Monday, two days after the storm hit. Most of the outages ...

Vice President Pence, Morrisey urge West Virginians to vote

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence made his second stop in West Virginia in the past three months to rally for Republican U.S. Senate nominee Patrick Morrisey on Saturday night. This time, Pence urged residents to get out and vote in the Nov. 6 ...

West Virginia University holds 31st annual Pumpkin Drop

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Hundreds of students made the 11-story ascent to the top of the West Virginia University Engineering Sciences Building on Friday to drop pumpkins at a target for a chance at a $100 prize. The State Journal reports 355 teams participated in the 31st annual Pumpkin ...

West Virginia to stock streams with golden rainbow trout

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Division of Natural Resources says it will stock streams and ponds with golden rainbow trout next spring after a similar stocking last spring proved popular. Jim Hedrick is the division's supervisor of hatcheries. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports ...

Lawsuit seeks W.Va. AG Morrisey’s pharma industry records

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit seeks to force Republican U.S. Senate nominee Patrick Morrisey of West Virginia to release public records related to his communications with the pharmaceutical industry. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee filed suit ...

West Virginia officials halt construction on highway project

KERENS, W.Va. (AP) — A company working on the Corridor H highway in West Virginia has been ordered to stop by the state Department of Environmental Protection. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the department's Sept. 28 cease-and-desist order follows a series of violations in Randolph and ...

Engineering school is host for 31st annual Pumpkin Drop

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Young engineers will test their skills at safely landing pumpkins dropped from 11 stories up this week at West Virginia University. WVU's Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources is having its 31st annual Pumpkin Drop on Friday in front of the Engineering ...

Voter registration deadline is Tuesday in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The deadline is nearing to register to vote in next month's general election in West Virginia. Tuesday is the last day for state residents to register if they want to vote on Nov. 6. Residents can register online or in person at their county clerk's offices, the ...

Climbing at national parks subject of public meeting

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — People interested in climbing at New River Gorge National River and Gauley River National Recreation Area in West Virginia can learn more at a public meeting this month. The National Park Service says in a news release it will discuss the climbing management plan, ...

Report: Police haven’t done promised anti-racism training

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A police department in West Virginia that promised two years ago to undergo anti-racism training has yet to complete the agreed upon course. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported Saturday that a report by coalition Call to Action for Racial Equality says the ...

After impeachments, West Virginia voters to choose justices

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia voters head to the polls next month to decide whether to allow Gov. Jim Justice's two picks for the state Supreme Court to continue serving. Justice appointed U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins and former GOP House Speaker Tim ...