W.Va. News

Mammography bus making stops in Berkeley, Morgan counties

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University says a mobile mammography center will visit Berkeley and Morgan counties this month. The vehicle, known as Bonnie's Bus, offers digital mammograms and breast care education for women. It's provided by WVU Medicine and the WVU Cancer ...

Pilot, co-pilot killed at West Virginia airport identified

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials have identified the pilot and co-pilot killed in the crash of a propeller plane carrying UPS cargo at a West Virginia airport. The Air Cargo Carriers plane made a hard landing at Yeager Airport in Charleston and went off the edge of a steep, wooded hillside ...

West Virginia House rejects Senate-passed tax revisions

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's House voted Friday to reject Senate-passed legislation to cut state income taxes and raise sales and corporate income taxes, despite other changes meant to soften its opposition. The Senate bill, also backed by ...

Preston fashionistas set mobile boutique in motion

By CYNTHIA MCCLOUD, The Exponent Telegram KINGWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — A new Preston County startup is delivering in style. Three Kingwood natives have converted an old FedEx truck into a mobile women's clothing boutique. Sisters Moriah and Miranda Peddicord and their friend Chelsey Greaser ...

Mash Brewing Company open in Charles Town

By ADRANISHA STEPHENS, The Journal CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Mash Brewing Company is a brewery located in the historic downtown district of Charles Town and is operated by owner/brewer George Shaw and his wife, Cassidy Shaw. According to Shaw, there are hopes to extend the hours of ...

WVU Tech holds final commencement in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia University Institute of Technology has held its final commencement ceremony on its Montgomery campus. Media outlets report that nearly 180 graduates received their diplomas Saturday. West Virginia University is completing its move of WVU Tech's ...

2 killed when cargo plane goes off runway in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A cargo plane contracted by UPS went off the runway and over a steep, wooded hillside Friday at a West Virginia airport, killing the pilot and co-pilot, an airport official said. Emergency crews were trying to reach the crash site from above and below, Yeager airport ...

Frontier resolving more West Virginia speed complaints

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Attorney General's Office says Frontier Communications has increased internet speeds for more than one-third of nearly 28,000 customers covered by the settlement to resolve complaints over slow service. The December 2015 agreement requires Frontier ...

Whistleblower lawsuit settled against a West Virginia agency

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by two former West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources employees who said they faced retaliation for whistleblowing has been settled. News outlets report former department executives Susan Perry and Jennifer Taylor filed a lawsuit in ...

Kroger ends senior citizen discount program, cuts prices

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Supermarket chain Kroger has announced that it will discontinue its senior discount program in many of its stores but will also be cutting prices on thousands of items. Media outlets report Kroger said in a news release that its Mid-Atlantic division will no longer ...

Flood recovery meeting set in White Sulphur Springs

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia residents recovering from last summer's floods can explore available resources at a meeting in White Sulphur Springs. The meeting will be held Thursday evening at the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center. Among those expected to attend are ...

Police: Charges to be sought in school vandalism

HINTON, W.Va. (AP) — State police say criminal charges will be pursued against nine students in a break-in at a southern West Virginia high school. Sgt. D.M. McMillan tells WVVA-TV (http://bit.ly/2qsFL3q) that as much as $10,000 in property damage occurred at Summers County High School in ...

Rep. Jenkins says spending bill adds Appalachia funds

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Rep. Evan Jenkins says the spending bill passed Wednesday by the House will increase investments in Appalachia and help with economic development in the mining communities hurt by the downturn in the coal industry. The bill will include permanent ...

Wheeling City Council mulls height requirement for buildings

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — The Wheeling City Council is considering an ordinance that would establish a three-story minimum building height for new structures in the downtown district. News outlets report city council members heard the first reading of the ordinance during a meeting Tuesday. ...

Gov. Justice calling lawmakers back to resolve budget

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice says he's calling the Legislature back to Thursday's special budget session to specifically consider four bills that would resolve their disagreements on spending cuts and taxes. The Democratic governor two weeks ago vetoed the $4.1 billion general ...

West Virginia coal, gas taxes show ongoing industry uptick

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's tax collections from coal and natural gas production continued climbing in April, exceeding budget estimates by almost $11 million and prompting state officials to predict an energy sector uptick continuing into next year. The gain in mineral ...

Environmentalists urge Justice to limit budget session

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Environmentalists are urging Gov. Jim Justice to limit the special legislative session starting Thursday to budget issues and not recently passed but conflicting legislation that would raise pollution limits. The West Virginia Rivers Coalition and 13 other ...

More high school grads choosing college in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A report says more high school graduates in West Virginia pursued a college education last year. The report released Tuesday by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and West Virginia Community and Technical College System found 266 more students ...

West Virginia to hold series of meetings on education plan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Education plans to hold a series of meetings as it develops a state replacement plan for the No Child Left Behind Act. States must submit their plans this year to the U.S. Department of Education on the Every Student Succeeds Act, ...

School board cuts nearly 60 positions for next school year

FOSTER, W.Va. (AP) — The Boone County school board has voted to eliminate the equivalent of 58 positions for the next school year. News outlets report Boone schools Superintendent Jeff Huffman said Monday's vote meant 58 "full-time equivalent" positions are being cut. The move comes as ...