West Virginia News

Sessions returns to West Virginia to discuss opioid crisis

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has returned to West Virginia for the second time in four months to discuss efforts to stop the nation's opioid epidemic. At an event Thursday in Charleston, Sessions said it's wrong to assume that drug abuse is a private choice or ...

Name released of man fatally shot by police in West Virginia

WEST MILFORD, W.Va. (AP) — State Police in West Virginia have released the name of an Ohio carjacking suspect who was fatally shot by officers during a weekend manhunt. Sgt. Mark Kiddy tells media outlets that 21-year-old Brian Ziro of Columbus, Ohio, had shot at Harrison County sheriff's ...

Judge tentatively approves revised chemical spill settlement

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has tentatively approved a revised settlement to a class-action lawsuit over a West Virginia chemical spill that left up to 300,000 people without tap water for up to nine days. U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver on Thursday scheduled a final hearing ...

Disease found in dead deer in 8 West Virginia counties

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Deer in eight West Virginia counties have died from a disease that causes extensive bleeding. The state Division of Natural Resources says in a news release that Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease was confirmed in the deer found in Boone, Brooke, Hancock, Lincoln, ...

West Virginia couple sentenced to life in 3-year-old’s death

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia couple has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in the death of the woman's 3-year-old son. Media outlets report a Cabell County Circuit Court jury found 24-year-old Mariya Ajena Jones and 33-year-old Aaron Brendon Miles guilty Thursday of ...

Woman dies in West Virginia blaze

CRAWLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a woman has died in a fire in West Virginia. According to media, the blaze was reported Thursday afternoon  at a home in Greenbrier County. The West Virginia Fire Marshal's Office said in a statement that the victim was a 77-year-old female. Her name ...

Coopers Rock State Park: More than just a pretty rock face

BRUCETON MILLS, W.Va. (AP) — The view of Cheat River Canyon from the overlook may be the most obvious thing casual visitors think of when they hear "Coopers Rock." But the state park is just as popular for activities that aren't as easily seen. Every year, while some of the 250,000 ...

Man accused of fatal machete attack on mother’s boyfriend

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia man is accused of killing his mother's boyfriend with a machete. Local news outlets report 30-year-old Matthew Lee Wilson was arrested Sunday night in connection with the death of 60-year-old David Matthew Hill, who owned the house ...

Tourism office tasked with helping tell state’s story

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When "The Glass Castle" premiered in Welch on Aug. 11, part of what it showcased — besides the state of West Virginia — was the behind-the-scenes work of the West Virginia Film Office. "We assisted with scouting locations, working with the city to close ...

Group says new health proposal cuts West Virginia Medicaid

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A nonprofit West Virginia research group says the latest attempt by U.S. Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act would cut the state's Medicaid funding by $2 billion by 2027. The Center on Budget and Policy says that would undermine coverage for tens of ...