West Virginia News

West Virginia contractors chosen for post-flood construction

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Development Office says four contractors have been chosen for housing-related construction under the RISE WV Housing Program designed to help residents affected by the June 2016 floods. The state is providing two housing programs for eligible ...

Sen. Manchin says federal spending is out of control

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin told West Virginia voters that the nation's biggest threat comes from unaddressed, excessive spending. The Democratic senator held a town hall meeting Friday in Berkeley Springs, where he responded to a number of questions from voters on ...

2 DEA anti-heroin enforcement teams coming to 5 states

CLEVELAND (AP) — The federal government is sending law enforcement teams to cities in five states to help stop the flow of heroin and synthetic opioids. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said Friday the teams will enhance the agency's ability to combat problems surrounding heroin, ...

First female head of West Virginia prison system retiring

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Corrections says acting commissioner Loita Butcher is retiring. The division says on its Facebook page that Butcher's retirement is effective Tuesday. Gov. Jim Justice named Butcher to the post in March. She was the first woman to head ...

West Virginia warehouse fire out 8 days after it started

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia emergency officials say a large warehouse fire is fully extinguished more than a week after it broke out. The state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety says it was informed by Lubeck Fire Chief Mark Stewart that the remainder of the fire ...

West Virginia escaped inmate caught at Mexico border

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia inmate who escaped from a jail two days before his sentencing has been captured along the Mexico border in Texas, authorities said. West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina said in a statement that Todd ...

Off-duty West Virginia police officer wounded in shooting

HINTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say an off-duty West Virginia police officer has been shot and wounded in a shooting that also left two others hurt. The town of Alderson said in a news release that the shooting occurred late Friday night in Summers County. Officials say Alderson Police ...

Couch: Progress made in fighting IEI Plastics fire

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Progress is being made in getting the fire put out at the Intercontinental Export-Import Plastics warehouse on Old Camden Avenue, the Wood County Commission president said Thursday. Wood County Commission ...

WV’s presence felt at opioid abuse emergency declaration

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In the state of West Virginia, as President Donald Trump told the nation on Thursday, there is a hospital where nearly 1 in 5 babies is born suffering from addiction, alluding to Cabell Huntington Hospital. First ...

Berkeley County leaders offer legislative wish list

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — Finding additional revenue to cover Berkeley County’s ever growing demand on its municipal services — specifically fire fighting and EMS — served as the main theme of the Eastern Panhandle Legislative Summit held at the ...