West Virginia News

Police: West Virginia homeless man shot and killed

CLAY, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police say they are investigating the fatal shooting of a homeless man in the encampment on a hill where he lived. According to WSAZ-TV , police say 46-year-old Ronald Lee Boggs was shot in the chest and found dead Friday morning. They say he was with ...

West Virginia town, city share $27M for water, sewers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's U.S. senators say two municipalities are sharing almost $27 million in loans and grants from the Department of Agriculture for improving their water and wastewater systems. According to Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin, the town of ...

West Virginia police officer charged with battery is fired

NITRO, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia police officer has been fired 18 months after he was placed on paid administrative leave in a battery case. Nitro Police Chief Bobby Eggleston tells media outlets that Sgt. Timothy Jarrell was served a termination letter for a violation of department ...

West Virginia mall faces lawsuit over $100M loan default

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The owners of a West Virginia mall have been sued for breaching contract by defaulting on a multimillion-dollar loan. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the U.S. Bank National Association filed a lawsuit against the owners of the Charleston Town Center on ...

Appeals court lets conviction stand in 1987 murder

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The decision to grant a new trial to a man convicted of killing a fast-food restaurant manager nearly 30 years ago in West Virginia has been overturned. The Herald-Dispatch reports the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruling filed Thursday says 53-year-old ...

West Virginia signs investment pact with China Energy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials announced an agreement on Thursday with China Energy Investment Corp. Ltd. for the company to invest $83.7 billion in shale gas development and chemical manufacturing in West Virginia over 20 years. State Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher and ...

West Virginia education board proposes grade, course changes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Course grading scales in West Virginia public schools would get tweaked and graduation credit requirements would get reduced under changes proposed by the state Board of Education. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the board voted Wednesday to put the proposals up ...

West Virginia police officer pleads in fatal wreck

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A police officer in West Virginia has pleaded guilty to failing to use his cruiser's lights and sirens in an accident that killed a motorist. Media outlets report 27-year-old Charleston police officer Stephen Doss entered the plea Wednesday at a preliminary hearing ...

West Virginia GOP chair Conrad Lucas to seek US House seat

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican Party chairman says he's running for the state's 3rd District U.S. House seat. Media outlets report Conrad Lucas made the announcement Wednesday. Lucas will seek the office held by Republican Evan Jenkins, who is running next year for the ...

Officials: Warehouse fire could cost county $1.5M

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — County officials say the cost of the response to a warehouse fire in West Virginia is already more than $1 million. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel quotes Wood County Commission president Blair Couch in a Tuesday report as saying that bills received from agencies ...