WILLIAMSON — A suspect in the fatal shooting of a West Virginia state police officer was arraigned Saturday on a first-degree murder charge.
CHARLESTON — The candy darter, a small, brightly colored fish found in 18 small populations scattered through West Virginia’s Greenbrier, Bluestone and Gauley river watersheds, will benefit from two federal conservation initiatives announced earlier this month on the 50th anniversary of the …
RIPLEY — A 7-year-old West Virginia child has been charged with first-degree arson after intentionally setting the family home on fire while the child’s parents were asleep inside, officials said.
CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice announced last week the leaders who will head the three new state agencies forming next year amid the break up of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.
CHARLESTON (AP) — A controversial and long-delayed natural gas pipeline got the green light for construction on national forest land in Virginia and West Virginia after the U.S. Forest Service reissued approval for a permit, despite past federal appeals court rulings determining developers h…
SALEM (AP) — The circumstances of one’s birth are not necessarily indicative of the rest of one’s life. Nothing exemplifies that notion better than Atlas, the Kindergarten Kitten.
MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University announced last week it will no longer require applicants to submit SAT or ACT test scores.
LOOKOUT (AP) — The West Virginia State Park system’s newest hiking and biking trail provides a link to the New River Gorge’s industrial past, while giving those who travel it a chance to explore miles of Babcock State Park’s rugged canyon terrain.
CHARLESTON — Former West Virginia state senator Billy Wayne Bailey Jr. has died.
CHARLESTON (AP) — An off-duty deputy sheriff in West Virginia who struck and killed a 13-year-old girl with his police cruiser last year will not face criminal charges in her death, according to the county prosecutor investigating the case.
SPRING MILLS (AP) — Jessica Beihl, the forensic science teacher at Spring Mills High School, created a unique project for her students.
FOLA — As Spot, Boston Dynamics’ dog-like quadruped robot, nimbly paced its way across the rocky terrain fronting the Fola Experimentation Facility’s operations center, a large unmanned aerial vehicle silently hovered 100 feet overhead.
LEWISBURG — Entries are officially open for the 98th Annual State Fair of West Virginia’s livestock and home, arts, and garden competitions. All rules and regulations, as well as registration instructions are posted on the State Fair’s website. The deadline to enter is July 14, 2023.
BECKLEY — Raleigh County records that date back to the founding of the county in 1850 are being newly preserved by county officials.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia had its biggest month in revenue collections in April when records were set.
CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice announced on Thursday, April 27, that he is running for Democrat Joe Manchin’s U.S. Senate seat in 2024, setting up what could be a hard-fought campaign between two of the state’s most prominent politicians.
GRANTSVILLE —A Calhoun County sheriff accused of bringing guns to a middle and high school career-day event and allowing one student to aim a firearm resigned Friday.
KENOVA (AP) — The jukebox plays Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” as Malli Jarrett and Nathaniel Fornash take turns at the Griffith & Feil Drug food counter preparing old-fashioned, soda-fountain phosphate drinks.
CHARLESTON (AP) — An abortion provider on Monday dropped a two-month-old federal lawsuit seeking to overturn West Virginia’s near-total ban.
CHARLESTON — For runners, the Boston Marathon’s “left on Boylston” marks an emotional moment, the culmination of the sport’s pinnacle event. This year, one local father-daughter duo will mark the memory together.
CHARLESTON — Vaping company Juul Labs will pay West Virginia $7.9 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the company marketed products to underage users, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced last week.
MARTINSBURG — Police in Berkeley County are investigating the discovery of a body at a water treatment plant last week.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Nearly three dozen workers at a resort owned by West Virginia’s governor have won $23,000 in back wages and damages after they were denied overtime pay, federal labor officials said last week.
CHARLESTON — A federal appeals panel has affirmed $2.5 million in penalties against Appalachian coal mines owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice over claims they violated a settlement meant to prevent pollution.
CHARLESTON — A new abortion provider is opening this year in Democratic-controlled Maryland — just across from deeply conservative West Virginia, where state lawmakers recently passed a near-total abortion ban.
PRINCE — “It’s a pretty place,” said first-time New River Gorge National Park and Preserve camper Sharon Simpson as she relaxed on a chair at her campsite in the park’s Glade Creek Campground, where a half-dozen other campers were spending time in the early spring sunshine.
HUNTINGTON — Tucked away along Buffalo Creek Road in Huntington is a tiny home village, a greenhouse and a picnic area for local youth transitioning out of the foster care system.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia will no longer allow children under 16 to marry, after the governor signed a compromise bill Wednesday.
VOLGA — A coal miner died last week in an accident at a northern West Virginia mine, Gov. Jim Justice said.
CHARLESTON — A sweeping investigation into misconduct at the West Virginia State Police has brought new scrutiny to the mysterious roadside death of a man who was hit by a trooper’s Taser during a struggle with the officer that the governor labeled “very, very concerning” in ordering a major…
CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s newly appointed interim state police superintendent said last week he’s begun reviewing past investigations conducted by the force amid allegations of misconduct brought to light by Gov. Jim Justice the week before.
Gov. Jim Justice has accepted the resignation of State Police Superintendent Jan Cahill amid an investigation of the agency that seems primed to continue at multiple levels.
HUNTINGTON—The first of several sessions of a “nature-focused therapy group” at Marshall University met recently with 13 student participants.
CHARLESTON — The clock is ticking on many of the 332 bills approved by the West Virginia Legislature during the 60-session that ended Saturday at midnight.
SANDSTONE — An empty coal train hit a rockslide along tracks in West Virginia last week causing a fiery derailment that injured three crewmembers, CSX Transportation said in a statement.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a law last week described by supporters as a tool to protect religious freedom but labeled a “license to discriminate” by LGBTQ rights advocates.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s Republican supermajority House of Delegates swiftly OK’d a proposal to add mental health exemptions to a bill that would ban certain health care for transgender youth during the last day of its 60-day legislative session Saturday.
CHARLESTON – Senators accepted some changes that delegates made to a broad-ranging bill affecting insurance for public employees, and then they moved ahead with final passage of the bill.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s Republican state auditor announced last week that he will run for governor next year.
BRAMWELL — A downtown Bramwell restaurant harkening back to America’s past while serving classic food and milkshakes to off-road adventurers and other tourists is being featured soon by a show highlighting the nation’s independently-owed eateries.
CHARLESTON — Some people said West Virginia needs a law to codify the right of residents to challenge government regulations that interfere with their religious beliefs because of growing threats to their constitutional freedoms.
CHARLESTON — Public middle and high schools in West Virginia would be required to include suicide prevention resources on student ID cards next year, if a bill passed last week by the House of Delegates becomes law.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s governor on Friday signed a bill that gives $105 million in state funding for a renewable energy battery plant in a former steel town.
HAMLIN — Students spent the night at their West Virginia high school after floodwaters prevented buses from bringing them home, authorities said.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia lawmakers voted last week to advance a bill that would allow people with concealed carry permits to bring firearms on state college and university campuses, despite overwhelming opposition from frustrated students who came to the Capitol to testify against it.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia officials have reiterated that the state’s drinking water remains safe following an Ohio train derailment that led to a toxic plume of chemicals being released.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s Republican Senate leaders have answered the call to dramatically slash the state personal income tax by voting to shave 15% off the rate, returning about $600 million to residents. The amount is more than half the state’s budget surplus.
CHARLESTON — Lawmakers in West Virginia’s House of Delegates last week greenlit an investment of $105 million in taxpayer dollars to support a Bill Gates-backed company that is building a renewable energy battery plant in the state’s Northern Panhandle.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate on Friday passed a bill that would make interfering with a police officer and causing their death a felony punishable by up to life in prison.
HARPERS FERRY — The snow tubing resort Snow Riders is now open for business near Harpers Ferry after a weekend cold snap allowed the resort to fire up its snow guns and lay down a base layer for its 12 tubing lanes.