West Virginia News

Coach accused of soliciting girl in West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia high school football coach who led his team to three state championships faces felony charges in a solicitation case. Media outlets report 34-year-old Bridgeport High coach Josh Nicewarner was arraigned Friday in Harrison County Magistrate Court on ...

Lawsuit against county officials in West Virginia settled

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man alleging that several former West Virginia county officials forced his guilty plea to a drug charge has settled his lawsuit for $90,000. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported on Sunday that Albert Childress Jr. filed a lawsuit including allegations against a ...

Trump to visit Boy Scouts Jamboree in West Virginia

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America says President Donald Trump will visit the 2017 National Scout Jamboree next week in West Virginia. On Monday, Trump will become the eighth U.S. president to attend a Jamboree. More than 40,000 Scouts, their leaders and volunteers are at the ...

Mine company owned by West Virginia governor’s family cited

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia mine owned by the family of Gov. Jim Justice has been cited for safety violations after a worker's death at a coal preparation plant in February. The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration says in a news release that two safety violations were ...

Kanawha County magistrate resigns amid complaint

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Kanawha County magistrate has resigned a day after a state Supreme Court administrator accused her of stealing from an association where she serves as treasurer. Media outlets reports Magistrate Julie Yeager resigned Thursday. On Wednesday, state Supreme Court ...

Deputies: 5-year-old, 2-year-old crash family car

RED HOUSE, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia say a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old took their mother's car for a 3-mile (5 kilometers) ride before crashing it. News outlets report the boys took the car from their mother's house Monday. One child steered the vehicle while the other child ...

West Virginia unit cites $1.3M of improper disability claims

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Attorney General's Office says its unit targeting Social Security disability fraud helped save nearly $1.3 million in improper claims during the second quarter of this year. Two investigators and an analyst have been working with the Social Security ...

Timetable described for West Virginia road projects

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Transportation Secretary Tom Smith says the Justice administration's road and bridge reconstruction initiative will start with about $350 million of road resurfacing in the next few months originally scheduled for 2018 and 2019. The Charleston ...

Capito opposes health care repeal without replacement

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito said Tuesday that she won't vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement that meets the needs of the people in her state. All the Senate Republican ...

Boaters call black vultures a destructive menace

HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — Boaters and wildlife officials say black vultures have caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage the last several years at two state park marinas in southern Ohio. The Blade reports (http://bit.ly/2vh84Rb ) these scavengers with 60-inch wing spans have targeted ...