West Virginia News

Mall owner sues West Virginia’s Department of Transportation

ELKVIEW, W.Va. (AP) — The owner of a West Virginia mall has filed a lawsuit against the state's Department of Transportation, alleging that the state should have been responsible for repairs to the mall's access bridge, which was washed out during a 2016 flood. The Charleston Gazette-Mail ...

Economic roadmap for West Virginia outlined

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's state university and commerce officials say plastics and chemical manufacturing, cybersecurity, higher-end tourism and automotive assembly are sectors where the state can turn its lagging economy around. In an address Thursday to business leaders at ...

Official: Trooper resigns amid sex relationship allegations

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia State Police official says a trooper has resigned amid allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a witness in a homicide case he investigated. State Police chief of field services Maj. V.S. Deeds told The Herald-Dispatch that Trooper W.G. ...

Man charged with abduction after 2 girls found safe

PETERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia girls who became the subjects of an Amber Alert have been found safe, and a man wanted in connection with their disappearance has been arrested. News outlets report that 45-year-old Carl Ray Fortney was apprehended Wednesday near Petersburg ...

Federal judge reviews $151 million chemical spill settlement

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A revised class-action settlement plan is back before a federal judge deciding how to pay victims of a chemical spill that left people without tap water for up to 9 days. The drinking water of about 300,000 people in the greater Charleston area was contaminated in ...

West Virginia gets 3 federal environmental grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's U.S. senators say the Environmental Protection Agency has approved $430,000 in grants for three projects in the state. The Upshur County Commission will get $200,000 to clean up the Upshur County Youth Camp's half-acre tar pit, where the Buckhannon ...

West Virginia police: Woman branded with horseshoe, fork

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a West Virginia man allegedly branded a woman with a horseshoe and a fork. News outlets report Ervin Harold of Bluefield was charged with malicious wounding and domestic assault. Bluefield Police Detective J.B. Fox says Harold allegedly held the woman ...

West Virginia man gets jail for giving inmate marijuana

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Federal authorities say a former worker at a federal prison in West Virginia has been sentenced to eight months behind bars for providing an inmate with marijuana. According to prosecutors, 32-year-old Cody Tyler Layman of Terra Alta, West Virginia, pleaded guilty ...

State regulators fine company in West Virginia miner’s death

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After a shuttle car operator was killed at a West Virginia coal mine public documents show its operator has been cited and fined by state regulators. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports eight pages made public Monday during a state Coal Mine Health and Safety board ...

West Virginia explains new hunting regulations in summary

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — New West Virginia hunting regulations for fall hunting of deer, bear and wild turkey have been included in a summary now available at Division of Natural Resources district offices, from hunting and fishing license agents and on the division's website. Hunting ...