W.Va. News

West Virginia high school closed for week for cleanup

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia high school is closed for the rest of the week for additional cleaning and testing for mold. Capital High School in Kanawha County has been awaiting delayed final mold testing results for 15 rooms. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the school said ...

Young boy shot in neck in critical condition

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a 3-year-old boy in West Virginia was accidently shot in the neck and critically wounded. News outlets reported the shooting occurred Tuesday at a home in Welch. West Virginia State Trooper First Class J.R. Coburn said two young children were playing with "an ...

Trump plan scales back Obama’s coal emissions standards

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday came out with new rules scaling back Obama-era constraints on coal-fired power plants, striking at one of the former administration's legacy programs to rein in climate-changing fossil-fuel ...

West Virginia Senate OKs rules for impeachment trials

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate set the course Monday for an unprecedented impeachment trial of three Supreme Court justices who have been assailed for spending of more than $3 million on court office renovations at a time when the state was ...

Trump returning to campaign in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump is making his sixth visit to West Virginia since taking office. Trump's campaign says the president will hold a rally Tuesday in Charleston at the Charleston Civic Center. He's expected to encourage voters to turn out for Republican candidates ...

West Virginia town under state auditor investigation

GLASGOW, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia State Auditor's Office is investigating a town. WCHS-TV reports Glasgow Mayor Peggy Fisher announced the investigation Monday at a Town Council meeting. She says Glasgow has received a subpoena for all financial records dating back four years and town ...

West Virginia study group wants 2-year colleges involved

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A group reviewing West Virginia's higher education system wants two-year community and technical colleges added to the study. News outlets report the Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education voted Friday to draft a response to Gov. Jim Justice's executive ...

Water utility’s settlement would lower customer rates

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A settlement submitted to utility regulators calls for a reduction in the rates that West Virginia American Water charges its customers. News media outlets report that customers could expect a small decrease in their monthly water bills for the next several months, ...

$20,000 reward offered for man accused of threatening Trump

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal authorities have announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a Pennsylvania man accused of having threatened President Donald Trump and other officials. Twenty-seven-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo is also wanted in Pennsylvania on arrest ...

West Virginia postpones Fan Day due to virus

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has postponed its Fan Day following an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease among several members of the school's football program. The school said Saturday that five cases of the highly contagious viral infection were identified within the ...

2nd death from accident along West Virginia Turnpike

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — State Police say a second person has died in a truck accident on the West Virginia Turnpike. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports State Police say in a news release that 21-year-old West Virginia Parkways Authority employee Richard Lambert died Saturday at a hospital ...

2 West Virginia applicants receive rural development grants

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Rural development grants totaling more than $99,000 have been awarded to two recipients in West Virginia. The Marshall University Research Corp. will receive $49,837 to develop a catalog to help state agencies, nonprofits and entrepreneurs understand the state's ...

Environmental groups ask court to review pipeline approval

By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups asked a federal appeals court on Thursday to review the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The Southern Environmental Law Center and Appalachian ...

Authorities: Remains of 2 bodies found in West Virginia

SULLIVAN, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia say the remains of two bodies have been found. News outlets report the remains were found near a road in Raleigh County on Wednesday. County Sheriff Scott Vanmeter says the case is being investigated as a homicide. He was unable to comment ...

West Virginia police chief on leave after domestic dispute

HINTON, W.Va. (AP) — A police chief in West Virginia accused of domestic violence is on paid leave for the next month. The Register-Herald reported Thursday that the Hinton City Council voted to allow Hinton Police Chief Derek Snavely to use 28 vacation days for the leave. He may return to ...

Mayor of West Virginia capital gets achievement award

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The mayor of West Virginia's capital has been granted a lifetime achievement award just months before he leaves the role he's held since 2003. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Charleston Mayor Danny Jones was presented Thursday with a West Virginia Municipal ...

Bond sale approved for West Virginia parks improvements

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Economic Development Authority has approved the sale of up to $80 million in excess lottery revenue bonds to pay for repairs, maintenance and improvements to state parks. Gov. Jim Justice says the action will lead to a "major modernization" of ...

2 men accused of sexually assaulting woman at gunpoint

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia men are accused of sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint in Beckley. The Register-Herald reports 46-year-old Timothy Darnell Harris Jr. and 50-year-old Michael Brent Ritter were arrested this week on charges including sexual assault and conspiracy. ...

Lawmakers impeach all 4 W.Va. court justices over spending

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers completed the extraordinary move of impeaching all four state Supreme Court justices Monday night for spending issues, including a suspended justice facing a 23-count federal indictment. The state House of ...

Power companies file settlement agreement with PSC

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power have filed a settlement agreement seeking to use tax reform funds to offset fuel and vegetation management costs, allowing customer rates to remain stable for two years. The companies said in a news release that the agreement was ...