West Virginia News

Man charged in 2009 homicide in Maryland suburb of DC

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Police in a Maryland suburb of Washington have charged a man in the 2009 slaying of a 19-year-old woman. Prince George's County Police said in a news release Wednesday 27-year-old Larry Recio is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Shai ...

3 inmates denied parole for murders committed as youths

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press ST. MARYS, W.Va. (AP) — Three inmates who were convicted of murder as teenagers decades ago have again been denied their pleas for freedom under a West Virginia law that allows parole for juveniles who commit serious crimes. A state parole board rejected ...

West Virginia city passes Human Rights Commission ordinance

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A city council in West Virginia has passed a controversial ordinance reviving its Human Rights Commission after a near 30-year hiatus. Local news outlets report the Fairmont City Council voted 7-2 to pass the ordinance Tuesday evening. It also adds gender identity and ...

Ex-officer pleads guilty to accepting cash bribes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former home confinement officer in West Virginia has admitted that he took $4,000 for concealing a man's home confinement violations. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Jacques S. Vance pleaded guilty to one count of felony bribery in official and political ...

Manchin says Senate bill protects Morgantown lab’s work

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says funding would continue next year for the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown in the spending bill advancing in the Senate. Manchin says the funding includes $72.7 million for research and development and $58.7 ...

Small plane makes second emergency landing on interstate

FAIRPLAIN, W.Va. (AP) — A small plane in West Virginia has made a second emergency landing on an interstate, less than 24 hours after its first emergency landing. News outlets report the Piper PA-18 Super Cub made a second landing on Interstate 77 near Fairplain on Tuesday. Officials say ...

Hearings set in West Virginia for 3 convicted as juveniles

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three West Virginia inmates who became eligible for parole under a state law concerning juvenile offenders will find out whether they'll go free. A state parole board has scheduled hearings Wednesday for William Wayne, Lawrence Redman and Larry Hall II. They are ...

West Virginia State University plans tuition freeze program

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University is planning to freeze the cost of tuition for a portion of its student body starting next fall. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the university announced Monday afternoon that students who participate in the Yellow Jacket Connection ...

Trump nominates Baylous as marshal in WV Southern District

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated a West Virginia state trooper to be U.S. marshal for the Southern District of West Virginia. The White House announced Tuesday that Michael T. Baylous has been nominated for the post. The nomination will have to be confirmed by ...

4 senators, nonprofit to unveil initiative for Appalachia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Four U.S. senators and the nonprofit Bipartisan Policy Center plan to unveil a detailed economic initiative for Appalachia to help reverse struggles with poverty and isolation in the region. The senators are Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Mark Warner of ...