W.Va. News

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 ...

West Virginia woman sentenced for taking disaster funds

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman who embezzled disaster benefits from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after heavy flooding more than two years ago has been sentenced to 10 months in prison. The U.S. attorney's office says in a statement that 57-year-old Pamela Taylor of ...

Attorney: US high court shouldn’t review WV impeachment case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An attorney for a West Virginia Supreme Court justice is arguing that the U.S. Supreme Court should not take up the question of how states allocate power among their branches of government. The legal brief comes as the nation's high court considers an appeal from the ...

W.Va. Catholic diocese releases more accused priests’ names

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's only Roman Catholic diocese has released the names of two more priests who it says have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse in the state. The priests are accused of committing the abuse while working at the ...

West Virginia man charged with stealing car, ambulance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused of stealing a car and then an ambulance has been arrested. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Kenneth Wayne Nottingham of the Roane County community of Pigeon has been jailed on charges of grand larceny and receiving or transferring a ...

West Virginia Senate to meet Saturday on education

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate is set to reconvene later this week for the special legislative session on education. Republican Senate President Mitch Carmichael said Tuesday that he's going to call the chamber back in to vote on a broad-based education proposal ...

West Virginia man accused in slaying arrested in N Carolina

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused in a slaying has been arrested in North Carolina. News outlets report 24-year-old Jalen Malik Alexander was arrested Tuesday by Winston-Salem police. He's charged with first-degree murder in the May 17 death of 22-year-old Maurice ...

West Virginia ex-town recorder sentenced for theft, fraud

WEBSTER SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — A former town recorder in West Virginia has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for embezzlement and forgery. State Auditor John McCuskey says in a news release 50-year-old Tracy L. Bell was sentenced Tuesday in Webster County Circuit Court. Bell was the ...

W.Va. beauty queen takes over as farmer’s market chief

By MARIA YOUNG, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — It's hard to imagine someone's life coming full circle by the time they reach 28 years of age — but it's fair to say, that's exactly what's happened for Nichole Greene, 2016's Miss West Virginia USA and now the executive ...

Miss West Virginia Pageant relocates to Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Organizers of the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant say this year's event will relocate to Martinsburg. Miss West Virginia Organization producer Candy Reid tells The Journal of Martinsburg that the state competition will be held in Martinsburg June 28-29. The ...

HIV cases rising in West Virginia county

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A cluster of HIV cases in Cabell County reflects a shift in how the disease is being transmitted, West Virginia health officials say. The Herald-Dispatch reports Cabell County's cluster — the only one currently known in West Virginia — is up to 49 confirmed ...

Grant to help support West Virginia orchestra’s season

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will receive a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Orchestra officials say the award will help support the orchestra's 2019-2020 season, helping make its music more accessible to more West Virginians. The ...

WVU to hire administrator to lead student retention efforts

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University says it will hire an associate provost to lead the school's efforts on student success and retention. Vice Provost Paul Kreider says the new administrator will manage retention policies for undergraduate students at the main campus in ...

West Virginia lawmakers return, shelve education bills

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers reconvened a special session Monday but pushed back debate on education proposals that caused a two-day teacher strike earlier this year. The House of Delegates and the Senate worked instead on budgeting ...

Bond reduction denied for woman accused of torturing toddler

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia judge has declined to reduce bail for a Fairmont woman accused of locking her 3-year-old son in a closet, torturing him and depriving him of food and water. The Times West Virginian reports 28-year-old Brittany Nicole Lippincott on Thursday requested ...

6 West Virginia state parks to host deer hunts this fall

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Deer hunts will be held at six West Virginia state parks this fall. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the state Natural Resources Commission approved the schedule earlier this month. The hunts start in late October. They'll be held at Beech Fork State Park in ...

Report: Virginia fugitive died after police pursuit, crash

DUNBAR, W.Va. (AP) — A police report says a Virginia fugitive died from injuries suffered in a police chase in West Virginia. The Charleston Gazette Mail reports Dunbar police have been tight-lipped about the March 11 chase, but released the report after the newspaper filed a Freedom of ...