West Virginia News

Relief in West Virginia: Rains don’t approach dire forecast

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Worried West Virginians got a reprieve when forecasts of potential devastating floods didn't come to fruition from the remnants of Hurricane Florence. The storm brought 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 centimeters) of rain in most parts of the ...

Demolition starts on West Virginia school hit by floods

FALLING ROCK, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia high school destroyed by floods two years ago is being demolished. News outlets report crews started tearing down Herbert Hoover High School in Kanawha County on Monday. The demolition and cleanup process should be finished later this fall. A ...

West Virginia health officer taking March of Dimes job

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's state health officer is leaving to take a job with the March of Dimes. The Department of Health and Human Resources announced Dr. Rahul Gupta's departure in a news release Tuesday. His resignation is effective Nov. ...

West Virginia airport to get $3.7M for school, projects

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An airport in West Virginia is set to get a $3.7 million Federal Aviation Administration grant for projects including an aviation school and air freight facility. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Yeager Airport is also set to get $412,000 from the state for the ...

West Virginia gets $1M share of fund for parks, recreation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is receiving $1 million from the federal government for state parks and outdoor recreation projects. The award from the Land and Water Conservation Fund is part of a $100 million distribution to all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of ...

Officials: Inmate killed in fight at federal prison

BRUCETON MILLS, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate at a federal prison in West Virginia has been killed in a fight with another prisoner. The Federal Bureau of Prisons release says the fight happened Monday at the U.S. Penitentiary at Hazelton. It says 27-year-old inmate Demario Porter ...

West Virginia man accused of huffing paint, beating mother

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man who police say beat his mother with a spatula after huffing paint is facing a malicious wounding charge. WCHS-TV cited a criminal complaint in reporting that 30-year-old Glenn Allen Casdorph of St. Albans was arrested Friday. The complaint says ...

Feds allow Atlantic Coast pipeline construction to resume

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials will allow construction to resume on the Atlantic Coast pipeline, weeks after work was halted when a federal appeals court threw out two key permits for the 600-mile (965-kilometer) natural gas pipeline. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ...

Bands from across W.Va. to visit Mountain State Forest Festival

ELKINS — The Mountain State Forest Festival will be hosting a number of marching bands from across the state for the festival’s Band Show and Grand Feature Parade next month. Jeff Skidmore, MSFF assistant director, said the festival will be hosting 27 bands, adding the Oct. 6 band show ...

Maryland plans to appeal EPA denial of emissions petition

By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland will appeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to deny the state's efforts to reduce emissions from 36 power plants in five upwind states, Maryland's attorney general said Monday. The EPA signed a final agency ...

Demolition starts on West Virginia school hit by floods

FALLING ROCK, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia high school destroyed by floods two years ago is being demolished. News outlets report crews started tearing down Herbert Hoover High School in Kanawha County on Monday. The demolition and cleanup process should be finished later this fall. A ...

Easier gambling has sports worried about fighting the fix

By DAVID PORTER and REGINA GARCIA-CANO, Associated Press OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — It's early in a college basketball game and Team A, playing methodically and using up most of the 30-second shot clock, falls behind 10-6. Scattered around the bleachers, several fans staring at their smartphones ...

Flash flood watches posted in parts of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Flash flood watches have been posted in parts of southern West Virginia as the remnants of Hurricane Florence fall on saturated ground. The National Weather Service has issued the watch through Monday evening in Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe and Summers counties. The ...

Drug summit to focus on awareness, response

WESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University's Extension Service is holding a conference on substance misuse. A statement from the school says meetings on Monday and Tuesday at WVU Jackson's Mill in Weston will focus on raising awareness of the current state of the opioid crisis, ...

West Virginia officer wounds man during vehicle pursuit

DAVY, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say a man has been shot and wounded by an officer during a pursuit. State Police Sgt. A.S. Goodson tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph a McDowell County sheriff's deputy shot 29-year-old Christopher Roberts in the abdomen on Friday. Goodson says ...

West Virginia cancels Capitol dome repair contract

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials have canceled a nearly $11 million contract to repair significant damage to the state Capitol dome. The decision, announced Friday by the Department of Administration, was based on the contractor's inability to comply with design requirements ...

West Virginia University awarded $130K substance abuse grant

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Substance Abuse Treatment has awarded $130,000 to West Virginia University to support mental health and substance abuse treatment programs. The grant was announced Thursday by Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe ...

West Virginia resort offers shelter for Carolina residents

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia resort is offering shelter for people who have had to leave their homes because of Hurricane Florence. Oglebay Resort and Conference Center executive Herb Faulkenberry said people in West Virginia and other locations have also been through ...

Petition seeks to keep Republican appointees off court

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawyer has filed a petition that seeks to stop a Republican congressman and a former state House speaker from serving on the West Virginia Supreme Court. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice appointed U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins and ex-Speaker Tim Armstead to fill interim ...