West Virginia News

WVU president says its talent obligates economic leadership

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee says he's committing the school to innovation and research, supporting local business, talent expansion and alumni outreach as part of a statewide economic initiative. In his state of the university address Monday, Gee ...

Left out of health debate, Appalachian poor seek free care

By DYLAN LOVAN, Associated Press WISE, Va. (AP) — They arrived at a fairground in a deep corner of Appalachia before daybreak, hundreds of people with throbbing teeth, failing eyes, wheezing lungs. They took a number, sat in the bleachers and waited in the summer heat for their name to be ...

West Virginia’s 2 universities get health services grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's U.S. senators say Marshall University and West Virginia University will get federal grants to support clinical internships and field placements in mental health and drug addiction services. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin say the ...

West Virginia teacher found unresponsive in classroom dies

SOPHIA, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia high school teacher who was found unresponsive in her classroom has been pronounced dead. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the Independence High School teacher was found in her classroom on Monday at 8:10 a.m. She was taken to the hospital, where she ...

Collision with ambulance kills 2 elk in West Virginia

WHITMAN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's elk population dropped to 22 after two elk collided with an ambulance. News outlets report a calf and an elk died after they jumped over the median on U.S. 119 and collided with an ambulance Monday morning. No patients were in the ambulance and the two ...

US Supreme Court asked to hear West Virginia gas case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Landowners have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the reversal by West Virginia's highest court concluding natural gas companies can deduct post-production costs from the royalties paid landowners for mineral rights. In May, the West Virginia Supreme Court ...

West Virginia school board approves compliance plan

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's state school board has approved a federal Every Student Succeeds Act compliance plan that includes a new public accountability system to replace the one that assigned A-F grades to entire schools. Media reports say Gov. Jim Justice will decide ...

730,000 West Virginians affected by data breach

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's attorney general says more than 730,000 consumers in the state could be affected by the data breach at the credit reporting company Equifax. Atlanta-based Equifax says "criminals" exploited a U.S. website application to access the files of 143 ...

Company seeks $4M arbitration award from Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A media company has asked a federal court to order the Charleston newspaper to pay almost $4 million after an arbitrator upheld its claims under their partnership to operate two newspapers in West Virginia's capital. MediaNews Group, which owned the Daily Mail, says ...

West Virginia school board conditionally OKs consolidation

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education has conditionally approved a school consolidation plan in Nicholas County. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the plan by Nicholas County's school board would consolidate schools in Richwood, Summersville and Craigsville into a ...