West Virginia News

EPA to hold hearing on climate plan repeal in West Virginia

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Thursday it will hold a public hearing in West Virginia on its plan to nullify an Obama-era plan to limit planet-warming carbon emissions. The state is economically dependent on coal mining. The ...

Four-year prison term for cutting shotgun in West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Federal authorities say that a 44-year-old man has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for cutting down the barrel of a 12-gauge shotgun to less than 18 inches. According to prosecutors, Ian Nigel Page, of Crownsville, Maryland, pleaded guilty to ...

West Virginia 2018 wildflowers calendars available

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has produced a new free calendar for the coming year featuring wildflowers along the state's roads and highways. The 2018 Roadsides in Bloom Calendar is now available to order. It has 12 pictures of Mountain State flowers growing naturally or in ...

West Virginia Episcopal bishop encourages naloxone supply

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The bishop of West Virginia's Episcopal Church is encouraging congregations to carry the opioid overdose-reversing drug naloxone. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer made the request at the West Virginia Episcopal diocese's annual ...

Heroin found among Halloween candy in West Virginia

OAK HILL, W.Va. (AP) — Police say heroin was found in a child's trick-or-treat bag in West Virginia. Oak Hill Police Chief Mike Whisman told news outlets that the 3-year-old girl's mother found a dark substance wrapped in a glove, and called police. Preliminary results from a field test ...

Patient detained in West Virginia ambulance hijacking

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a psychiatric patient hijacked an ambulance and injured two paramedics in West Virginia. News outlets report the man took control of the ambulance on an interstate in Kanawha County on Tuesday. Kanawha County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Brian ...

West Virginia court rejects tax break for jet engine parts

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's top court has upheld the state's property taxation of jet aircraft engine parts, rejecting Pratt & Whitney Engine Services' argument that the $7.4 million inventory at its Bridgeport facility should be exempt under the state constitution. Justice ...

Police: Girl, 9, shot with BB gun while trick-or-treating

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old trick-or-treater has been shot with a BB gun just outside of a West Virginia elementary school on Halloween. Charleston Police chief of detectives Lt. Tony Hazelett told The Charleston Gazette-Mail that the girl was walking with an adult ...

West Virginia court rejects challenge in delayed DUI case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's highest court has rejected a driver's contention that the two years it took for his drunken driving arrest to his license suspension violated his constitutional right to due process. Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman writes that the 23-month ...