West Virginia News

Trial begins over death of woman shot by deputies in 2015

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A civil trial over the death of a woman who was shot by deputies in West Virginia has started, The Exponent Telegram report ed. Christie Cathers, 45, was shot in June 2015 during a pursuit involving Monongalia County Sheriff's deputies. The deputies were responding ...

Kroger employees in West Virginia approve contract

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Kroger employees have ratified a new union contract covering 4,200 workers at 34 grocery stores in West Virginia, three in Ohio and two in Kentucky. WVVA-TV reports that about 1,000 members of United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400 voted Monday in Charleston ...

WVU uses grant for more HIV, hepatitis C testing

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — WVU Medicine says its Department of Emergency Medicine has been awarded a four-year, $1.375 million grant to identify patients infected with hepatitis C and HIV clinical sites and connect them to care. The grant comes from Gilead Sciences Inc.'s Frontlines of ...

ACLU calls proposed panhandling permit unconstitutional

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia says a proposed city ordinance requiring people asking for money to obtain permits is unconstitutional. ACLU of West Virginia Legal Director Jamie Lynn Crofts told The Charleston Gazette-Mail on Tuesday that the ...

West Virginia Wesleyan cutting workforce by 27 people

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Wesleyan College is cutting its workforce by 27 people. College President Joel Thierstein told The Charleston Gazette-Mail that 15 at-will employees were let go Monday, and another 12 employees were notified that their contracts won't be renewed at the ...

Marx Toy Museum to be featured on ‘American Pickers’ TV series

By DREW PARKER, The Intelligencer MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A local collector who turned his love of old toys into a popular museum will be featured in an upcoming episode of A&E's "American Pickers." Show co-hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz visited Moundsville's now-closed Marx Toy ...

West Virginia firms praised for international market entry

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials have recognized 34 companies for exporting products to a new country in the previous year. Gov. Jim Justice and other officials presented the Governor's Commendation for International Market Entry last week. The award is a framed piece of ...

West Virginia officials: HIV outbreak involved 15 counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Health officials in West Virginia say they were able to contain an HIV outbreak in the southern part of the state by quickly identifying infected people and getting them into treatment. The Charleston Gazette-Mail quotes Dr. Rahul Gupta of the state's Bureau for ...

K9 alert: West Virginia city seeks escaped police dog

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A police department in West Virginia is looking for its K9 dog, who wandered off from his kennel. The city of Huntington says in a news release that the male police dog escaped in the Prichard area of Wayne County on Saturday. Huntington police are asking the public ...

Skating, holiday lights planned at West Virginia fairgrounds

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The State Fair of West Virginia plans to feature an ice skating rink, Christmas lights display and Santa Claus visits starting Dec. 12 at the fairgrounds in Lewisburg. Christmas at the Fair, scheduled to continue through Jan. 1, is planned for the Ag Pavilion on the ...