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West Virginia News

Study: Scouts reserve responsible for millions in revenue

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A new study says a Boy Scouts reserve funnels millions of dollars in revenue into West Virginia each year. The West Virginia University Bureau of Business Economic Research study says the Boy Scouts of America's Summit Bechtel Reserve in Fayette and Raleigh counties ...

Case delayed for mom who accused Egyptian man of kidnapping

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A court appearance has been delayed for a West Virginia woman charged with falsely reporting that an Egyptian man tried to kidnap her daughter from a shopping mall. The Herald-Dispatch reports 24-year-old Santana Renee Adams was scheduled to appear Monday on the ...

West Virginia education bill advances as teachers protest

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republicans in the West Virginia House of Delegates on Monday advanced a sweeping education proposal to allow the state's first charter schools after a similar Senate bill sparked massive teacher protests at the state ...

2 Missouri casinos, 1 West Virginia casino to be sold

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two Missouri casinos will be getting new owners. VICI Properties Inc. and Century Casinos Inc. are acquiring the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau and Lady Luck Casino in Caruthersville. The companies also are buying Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in ...

West Virginia schools getting 3D printers, tech devices

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Robert C. Byrd Institute is giving 3D printers and other technology to more than 30 middle and high schools across West Virginia. Huntington-based RCBI says in a news release that the move is aimed at promoting innovation among agricultural educators and ...

W.Va. drops in national study of children’s well-being

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A national report on the well-being of children shows West Virginia has dropped in the rankings among the states despite improving its overall health and social factors. The Kids Count report released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks West Virginia 43rd ...

Bet responsibly? A struggle for some as sportsbook ads widen

By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The tagline makes the solution sound so simple: "Gamble responsibly." It's anything but for those who struggle with compulsive gambling. Instead, the footnote caps a powerful new temptation as ads for sports betting emerge in states ...

West Virginia Senate passes broad GOP education bill

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate on Monday passed a Republican education plan that would allow the state's first charter schools, reigniting a debate that helped start a teacher strike earlier this year . Lawmakers in the GOP-controlled ...

City ordinance aims to curb abortion protesters

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's capital city has passed an ordinance aimed at curbing protests at abortion clinics. News outlets report the Charleston City Council voted 21-5 on Monday to approve restrictions on approaching people as they enter health care facilities. The law ...

Bond reduction nixed for W.Va. woman accused of decapitation

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A request for reduced bond has been denied to a woman charged in West Virginia in the death of a man who was decapitated. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports 42-year-old Roena Cheryl Mills' request to reduce her $200,000 cash-only bond was denied Thursday. Mills is ...

West Virginia lottery winner asks to remain anonymous

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say the winner of a $2 million lottery in West Virginia has asked to remain anonymous. State Lottery Director John Myers on Monday announced that the Mega Millions drawing prize has been claimed. He says the winning ticket was purchased at a truck stop in ...

Principal: I accidentally plagiarized Ashton Kutcher speech

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in an address to his school's graduating class says he didn't mean to use someone else's work. The News and Sentinel reports Parkersburg High School Principal Kenny DeMoss issued a statement Wednesday ...

Free guided hikes set for Saturday in parks across W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — National Trails Day is being celebrated with free guided hikes in West Virginia forests and parks. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that National Trails Day events will be held Saturday at more than a dozen spots across the state. Kanawha State Forest is holding ...

West Virginia governor appoints new judge in McDowell County

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed a new judge to the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court, which serves McDowell County. Edward J. Kornish, of Welch, is set to fill the seat that will be vacated by Judge Booker T. Stephens upon his retirement from the bench, ...

Trooper charged in beating was previously cleared by agency

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia trooper federally charged in the beating of a teenager was previously cleared of wrongdoing in the case by his department. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports a recently released West Virginia State Police internal investigation says Trooper Michael ...

Critics say FCC report overstates broadband availability

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission's broadband report is being hammered by critics who say it paints too rosy a picture of high-speed internet availability in the U.S. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia joined two ...

W.Va. dog euthanized for biting despite prominent backers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A dog whose case inspired an outpouring of support from politicians in West Virginia amid a long legal battle has been euthanized for biting two children multiple times. House of Delegates Speaker Roger Hanshaw says Jasper the dog was put to death Wednesday. Hanshaw ...

Ahead of debate, Senate leader boosts GOP education plan

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The leader of the West Virginia Senate on Thursday boosted his broad-based education proposal ahead of the special legislative session debate. GOP Senate President Mitch Carmichael urged support of his plan at a press ...

Mega Millions ticket worth $2M sold in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Mega Millions ticket worth $2 million has been sold in West Virginia. The West Virginia Lottery says in a news release the ticket for Tuesday's drawing matched five numbers and missed the Mega Ball number. The ticketholder also paid an extra $1 for the Megaplier ...

Officials investigate inmate death at West Virginia jail

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — An official says authorities are investigating a death at the Western Regional Jail in West Virginia. Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina told The Herald-Dispatch that 28-year-old Brittney Horner suffered a "medical ...