W.Va. News

Jeannette Walls’ life is now a major motion picture

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Author Jeannette Walls already scraped away at the dark truths, joy and hardship of her eccentric upbringing to write her memoir "The Glass Castle." Now she's living it all over again, but this time as an audience to her own life as her ...

Reviews for handful of juvenile life cases in West Virginia

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new look at juvenile life without parole following a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year is having a small effect in West Virginia, which three years ago banned no-parole sentences for minors and subsequently reviewed the sentences ...

New team in West Virginia responds to children in crisis

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia mental health center has started a mobile response team to help children during emotional and behavioral crises. The Register-Herald reports the Children's Mobile Crisis Response has operated in Raleigh County for the past six months. Tracy King, ...

West Virginia prep coach accused of soliciting girl resigns

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia high school football coach who led his team to three state championships has resigned after being charged in a solicitation case. Media outlets report 34-year-old Bridgeport High coach Josh Nicewarner submitted a resignation letter to the Harrison ...

Ex-Marshall athlete pleads in attack on 2 men he saw kissing

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Marshall University football player pleaded guilty Monday to two battery charges in an attack on two men he saw kissing. Steward Butler entered the plea to the misdemeanors in Cabell County Circuit Court. His trial was scheduled to start Tuesday. Sentencing ...

Greenbrier community memorializes flood victims

By JAKE JARVIS and LORI KERSEY, The Charleston Gazette-Mail WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Becky Phillips can't imagine leaving this city. She, her husband and their three kids lived at the edge of Mill Hill Drive in a one-story home they never intended to leave. With their ...

Boy Scouts unearth buried treasure in West Virginia park

NEW RICHMOND, W.Va. (AP) — Boy Scout Troops have unearthed what appeared to be a buried treasure in a West Virginia park. The Register-Herald reports a little over 30 Boy Scouts from the Huntington area and Colorado found a large wooden box in Guyandotte Park on Tuesday while constructing a ...

‘Us & Them’ podcast focuses on crime, healing in Charleston

By DOUGLAS IMBROGNO, The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Recently in a part of town not often spotlighted in national media, Trey Kay held a "listening party" for the first of a four-part series of episodes from his podcast "Us & Them," about Charleston's West ...

West Virginia to get more flood relief money

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's congressional delegation says the state will get another $42 million in federal flood relief. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito say the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funding follows $107 million in previous federal aid ...

Part of hospital garage under construction collapses; 3 hurt

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A hospital spokesman says three construction workers have been injured when a small section of a hospital parking garage collapsed in West Virginia. Charleston Area Medical Center spokesman Dale Witte says crews were pouring concrete when part of a floor collapsed ...

Morrisey urges U.S. Supreme Court to overturn gun ruling

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, joined by four other states, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling they say infringes on gun rights. In a brief Tuesday, they argue that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court majority erred in ...

State tobacco prevention office cuts all but 1 employee

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — As a result of budget cuts, the West Virginia Division of Tobacco Prevention will terminate all but one position in its eight-person office. Division director Jim Kerrigan confirmed on Tuesday to The Charleston Gazette-Mail that he'll be the only remaining employee. ...

Fungal disease found on milksnake in West Virginia

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia wildlife authorities say an Eastern Milksnake in Kanawha County has tested positive for snake fungal disease in the first contemporary occurrence in the state. Kevin Oxenrider, Division of Natural Resources wildlife biologist, says dramatic ...

Virginia woman admits stealing hospital patient information

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman accused of taking hospital patients' information has pleaded guilty to identity theft. Forty-one-year-old Angela Roberts of Stephenson, Virginia, entered the plea Monday in federal court in Martinsburg. Roberts admitted using someone else's ...

Capito says she’ll vote for Senate to debate health overhaul

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito says she'll vote for the Senate to go forward and debate legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Capito, in a statement Tuesday, says she'll make decisions that are "in the best interests of ...

Coach accused of soliciting girl in West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia high school football coach who led his team to three state championships faces felony charges in a solicitation case. Media outlets report 34-year-old Bridgeport High coach Josh Nicewarner was arraigned Friday in Harrison County Magistrate Court on ...

Lawsuit against county officials in West Virginia settled

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man alleging that several former West Virginia county officials forced his guilty plea to a drug charge has settled his lawsuit for $90,000. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported on Sunday that Albert Childress Jr. filed a lawsuit including allegations against a ...

Trump to visit Boy Scouts Jamboree in West Virginia

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America says President Donald Trump will visit the 2017 National Scout Jamboree next week in West Virginia. On Monday, Trump will become the eighth U.S. president to attend a Jamboree. More than 40,000 Scouts, their leaders and volunteers are at the ...

Mine company owned by West Virginia governor’s family cited

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia mine owned by the family of Gov. Jim Justice has been cited for safety violations after a worker's death at a coal preparation plant in February. The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration says in a news release that two safety violations were ...

Kanawha County magistrate resigns amid complaint

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Kanawha County magistrate has resigned a day after a state Supreme Court administrator accused her of stealing from an association where she serves as treasurer. Media outlets reports Magistrate Julie Yeager resigned Thursday. On Wednesday, state Supreme Court ...