W.Va. News

2 new members named to West Virginia Board of Education

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education has two new members. Gov. Jim Justice announced Tuesday the appointments of Deborah Sullivan and Joseph Wallace to the board. Sullivan mostly recently retired as principal of Charleston Catholic High School. Wallace is an ...

A Kanawha County man has admitted to stealing mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Kanawha County man has admitted in federal court that he stole a box of checks and other mail from the Elkview area. Media outlets report 34-year-old Jason Lee Spradling of Pinch pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to possessing a large quantity of stolen ...

Teen arrested in fatal shooting in southern West Virginia

OAK HILL, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a teenager in southern West Virginia has been arrested in the weekend shooting death of a woman at her home. Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley tells media outlets that 19-year-old Derrick Michael Crouse of Oak Hill was arrested on a murder charge ...

West Virginia jobless rate lowest in more than 8 years

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since November 2008. WorkForce West Virginia says the rate fell three-tenths of a percentage point to 4.9 percent in March. The number of unemployed residents fell by 2,300 to ...

Police say officer fatally shoots a person in West Virginia

FRANKLIN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia authorities say a law enforcement officer has fatally shot a person there after a chase that began in Virginia. West Virginia State Police Senior Trooper J.M Hebb says the pursuit started around 1 p.m. Tuesday in Rockingham County, Virginia, then crossed ...

Concrete panel falls from Wheeling stadium

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Repair efforts are underway at a Wheeling stadium after a large concrete panel fell from the seating area. Media outlets report that contractors were using a crane to remove a panel they found damaged Friday at Wheeling Island Stadium. Upon the panel's removal, an ...

Proposed Marshall program would help babies born addicted

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is hoping to expand Huntington's services for babies born addicted to drugs by adding a comprehensive center that would follow babies to kindergarten. The Herald Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2pxqvSp) that creators of the plan met Monday with ...

Charleston Civic Center expansion cost climbs by $1.2M

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new change order has brought costs for the Charleston Civic Center expansion project up to nearly $93.6 million. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports (http://bit.ly/2or1dAD) the Charleston City Council approved the $1.2 million change order Monday. City Manager ...

Ohio dealer who caused West Virginia overdoses sentenced

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — An Ohio man who sold heroin laced with an elephant tranquilizer that caused more than two dozen overdoses in West Virginia was sentenced to more than 18 years in federal prison Monday. Bruce Lamar Griggs, of Akron, was "in this just ...

Construction underway for Charleston bicycle lanes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Construction has started for the city of Charleston's long awaited bicycle lanes. The Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/2ohAjMj)reports the bicycle lanes will stretch along Kanawha Boulevard. Assistant city engineer Aaron Morris says crews were working on the ...

West Virginia office confirms complaints at nursing company

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials say there have been more than 30 complaints of sexual abuse, neglect and other issues against a nursing company from 2012 to 2016. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports (http://bit.ly/2nW6jJM ) the complaints were confirmed by the West Virginia ...

Critics: DuPont spent more on legal fees than chemical tests

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Critics say DuPont has spent too little on testing Ohio and West Virginia residents for contamination from a chemical used to make Teflon, while paying millions to a lawyer overseeing the testing program. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2oik01H ) reports DuPont ...

A Kanawha County man has admitted to stealing mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Kanawha County man has admitted in federal court that he stole a box of checks and other mail from the Elkview area. Media outlets report 34-year-old Jason Lee Spradling of Pinch pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to possessing a large quantity of stolen ...

W.Va. Has Lowest Federal Income Tax Burden; D.C. Highest

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As Tax Day approaches, show some love for the good people who live in the nation's capital. Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the most tax dollars per person to the U.S. government. By a ...

Suicide prevention event planned at Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's Department of Social Work will host a suicide prevention event on April 20 at its Huntington campus. The university says the Walk for Hope: Campus Suicide Prevention and Education event will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the university's Memorial ...

Authorities: Woman killed in Oak Hill home invasion

OAK HILL, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was shot and killed during an early morning home invasion in the Oak Hill area. News outlets report the Fayette County Sherriff deputies said in a statement that two men wearing ski masks forced their way into the home Sunday. One of the men ...

Construction underway for Charleston bicycle lanes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Construction has started for the city of Charleston's long awaited bicycle lanes. The Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/2ohAjMj)reports the bicycle lanes will stretch along Kanawha Boulevard. Assistant city engineer Aaron Morris says crews were working on the ...

Physician assistants urge Justice to reverse veto

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Physician assistants are urging Gov. Jim Justice to withdraw his veto of legislation that would revise their scope of practice in West Virginia and authorize they work in collaboration rather than under supervision of a doctor. The bill approved by the Legislature ...

Motorcycle rider killed in intersection crash

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man riding a motorcycle suffered fatal injuries in a collision with a pickup truck at an intersection in Huntington. The man was killed Friday night while riding through a three-way intersection. Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli says the man's name has not ...

County school official resigns amid embezzlement probe

MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — A county school board member in West Virginia being investigated for embezzlement has resigned. Danny Cantley had served on the Boone County school board for more than two decades. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports (bit.ly/2oCmRp1) Cantley's reason for resigning was ...