W.Va. News

West Virginia city warns of fake parking tickets

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Drivers in one West Virginia city are being told to watch out for fraudulent parking tickets. Morgantown Parking Authority director Dana McKenzie says in a news release the agency received several calls about the tickets Thursday. McKenzie says agency parking ...

West Virginia woman convicted in Maryland man’s forest death

FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been found guilty in the death of a Maryland man who was found naked at the bottom of a cliff with his throat slashed, despite her claims that he used her hand to cut himself. Megan Shaffer's attorney Stephen R. Tully tells The Cumberland ...

West Virginia’s drug policy chief abruptly resigns

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Less than two months after being appointed as director of the West Virginia Office of Drug Control Policy, Michael Brumage has stepped down. The state Department of Health and Human Resources said in a statement that Brumage's resignation Friday was effective ...

Report: Coal’s tipping point near, but climate goals are not

By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Declines in coal power plant construction in China, India and the U.S. are projected to push the heavily-polluting fuel over the edge— but not fast enough to meet international climate change goals, environmental groups said ...

West Virginia seeks Trump OK for disaster declaration

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's congressional delegation is urging President Donald Trump to approve Gov. Jim Justice's request for a federal disaster declaration for severe storms in the state in February. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito and Congressmen David ...

Hundreds of Kentucky teachers rally to oppose benefit cuts

By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of Kentucky teachers flexed their political muscle with a rally Wednesday outside the state Capitol, seeking to bury a proposed pension overhaul and win more state education funding from lawmakers. Braving a late-season ...

Police: BB gun found at West Virginia elementary school

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a BB gun has been found on the campus of a West Virginia elementary school. Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial told The Herald-Dispatch the weapon and a student at Central City Elementary School were taken into custody. He told the paper that "the gun was ...

Judge lifts restraining order against pipeline protesters

UNION, W.Va. (AP) — A judge has lifted the restraining order against natural gas pipeline protesters sitting in trees in West Virginia. News outlets report Judge Robert Irons denied the injunction, reversing course less than two weeks after granting Mountain Valley Pipeline a 10-day ...

8 West Virginia women to be honored at Legacy Awards

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Women's Commission is honoring eight women next week with the Legacy of Women Awards. The commission said Christine Weiss Daugherty is being given the Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson Award for lifetime achievement. Others being honored are Michelle ...

Public integrity investigation unit formed in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in southern West Virginia say multiple agencies are forming a unit to investigate public corruption and suspected violations of campaign and election laws. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart and other agencies announced Tuesday the formation of a Public ...

Maryland man indicted in underage sex case in West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Maryland man has been indicted in West Virginia on federal charges of transporting a 12-year-old girl across state lines for sex. U.S. Attorney Bill Powell says in a statement a federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted 37-year-old Kenneth Earle Ewing of Hagerstown, ...

West Virginia distillery OK’d for economic development loan

RIPLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia distillery has been awarded a loan to buy more equipment and increase production of its distilled moonshine whiskey and flavored moonshine. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the West Virginia Economic Development Authority approved the $415,000 loan ...

Spring? 8 inches of snow forecast in West Virginia, Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It might be spring, but areas of West Virginia and Kentucky look more like winter with forecasters predicting up to 8 inches of snow in parts of both states. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the western half of West Virginia until 11 p.m. ...

Top court says total internet restriction unconstitutional

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's top court has ruled that completely restricting access to the internet as a condition of parole violates the First Amendment. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the West Virginia Supreme Court handed down an opinion March 12 saying it was ...

Late winter storm expected to hit West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Forecasters say a late winter storm is expected to bring significant snowfall to parts of West Virginia this week. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning or watch for more than half of West Virginia's 55 counties starting early Tuesday. ...

West Virginia man pleads no contest in road rage incident

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has pleaded no contest in a road rage incident in Morgantown. Media outlets report 64-year-old William Sothen of Salem entered the plea before the start of his trial on a misdemeanor battery charge Monday in Monongalia County Magistrate Court. A ...

West Virginia man sentenced for possessing pipe bomb

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison for possessing a pipe bomb. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart says in a news release that 31-year-old Steven Jones of Ripley was sentenced in federal court in Charleston. Jones admitted in ...

WVU, Marshall presidents place friendly wager over NCAA game

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The presidents of Marshall and West Virginia universities have placed a friendly wager on their basketball teams' NCAA Tournament game. Marshall President Jerome Gilbert says on Twitter that if WVU beats Marshall Sunday night, he will donate $100 to the Mon County ...

West Virginia surgeon returns to small-town medicine

By JESSICA FARRISH, The Register-Herald SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A Nicholas County native who honed his robotics operation skills in Huntington has returned to small-town living and is bringing his expertise to Plateau Medical Center. Dr. Yancy Short, a general surgeon, will be performing ...

4-year-old girl shot in West Virginia, hospitalized

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say a 4-year-old girl has been hospitalized with a gunshot wound. Media outlets report the shooting happened Saturday night at a home in Martinsburg. Martinsburg police say in a news release it appears the girl and another child found the ...