×

W.Va. News

Low-interest loans available following storms in WVa

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Low-interest disaster loans are available to businesses and people affected by severe storms and flooding in West Virginia last spring, the U.S. Small Business Administration said. The declaration covers Cabell County and adjacent counties of Lincoln, Mason, Putnam ...

WVa magistrate court fines, fees can now be paid online

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Fines, fees and costs accrued in West Virginia magistrate courts can now be paid online. Payments can be made through a portal developed by the state Supreme Court's administrative office and West Virginia Interactive. Individuals can enter their case number and pay ...

Guest conductor looking for a good match, and some magic

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Matching up a new conductor with a new orchestra can sound a little like dating. At least, guest conductor Janna Hymes made it sound like that. "You want them to like you," she said. "You want to like them." Both sides are putting on their best faces and hoping for ...

Water Stone Outdoors is one-stop shop for adventurers

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Holly Fussell's face lights up when she talks about outdoor adventures available in and around Fayetteville and the New River Gorge. That hasn't always been the case, though. "It wasn't an immediate love affair," Fussell admits with a laugh. The Georgia native ...

New family court judge taking Ninth Circuit seat in WVa

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A new family court judge is joining the bench in West Virginia. The state Supreme Court said Logan attorney Robert McCormick Ilderton was appointed to the Ninth Family Court Circuit in Logan County after Judge Kelly Codispoti was named to the circuit bench in Logan ...

Decision to remove pride flags from school draws complaints

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia school district's directive to remove pride flags from classrooms is drawing complaints from students and community organizations. County Board of Education President Ron Lytle told The Gazette-Mail that the flags were removed because they went ...

West Virginia lawmakers OK abortion ban with few exceptions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Legislature passed a sweeping abortion ban with few exceptions Tuesday, approving a bill that several members of the Republican supermajority said they hope will make it impossible for the state's only abortion clinic to continue to offer the ...

After climate bill passage, WVa natural gas plant unveiled

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Maryland company announced Friday it will build a natural gas power plant designed to capture climate-changing carbon in West Virginia. Officials said it was made possible by a recently signed law embraced by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin that gives tax breaks for ...

West Virginia teacher, aide receive annual honor, gifts

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Education and Board of Education have announced the state Teacher of the Year and Personnel of the Year at a ceremony in Charleston. Amber Nichols was named Teacher of the Year Tuesday night. She is a kindergarten teacher at Eastwood ...

Police: Suspect had fantasy stories involving children

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Ohio schools superintendent charged in West Virginia with luring two children into his vehicle had fantasy stories on his computer involving children, a police detective said. Huntington Police Detective Kevin Miller testified Wednesday during a preliminary ...

Damaged interstate bridge lane reopens in WVa after repairs

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Workers have completed repairs to an interstate bridge in West Virginia and reopened it fully. The Interstate 77 bridge over U.S. 50 near Parkersburg has been hit by heavy trucks several times in recent years. A northbound lane of the bridge has been closed for more ...

‘Disgusted and angry’: WVa clinic ends abortions post ban

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A pregnant 16-year-old girl panicked when she got a call from the only abortion clinic in West Virginia telling her that her appointment had been canceled and she needed to book one out-of-state. "She started crying and said, 'I don't know what's going on. Can I give ...

US prison guard convicted in WVa of lying about inmate abuse

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A federal correctional officer in West Virginia has been convicted of lying to an investigator about inmate abuse. A jury in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg found William Lewis guilty on Tuesday of two counts of making a false statement to a federal agent. Lewis ...

Marshall University presidential investiture is this week

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Marshall University is preparing for the investiture ceremony of its 38th president, Brad D. Smith, this week in Huntington. The ceremony is at 10 a.m. Friday on Morrow Library lawn. Smith is a former CEO of software company Intuit. He became ...

Renewable energy to power new West Virginia industrial site

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A firm owned by billionaire businessman Warren Buffett has partnered with the state of West Virginia to buy land for use as an industrial park powered by renewable energy, Gov. Jim Justice announced Tuesday. Berkshire Hathaway Energy's BHE Renewables is purchasing ...

West Virginia lawmakers OK abortion ban with few exceptions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Legislature passed a sweeping abortion ban with few exceptions Tuesday, approving a bill that several members of the Republican supermajority said they hope will make it impossible for the state's only abortion clinic to continue to offer the ...

WVa lawmakers pass road, energy bills, will revisit abortion

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers swiftly passed bills during a Monday special session that would invest millions of dollars into road maintenance work and create a program to incentivize businesses that want to utilize renewable energy to come to the state or expand ...

5 doctors plead guilty in West Virginia in pain pill scheme

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five doctors pleaded guilty in a pain pill prescription scheme involving clinics in West Virginia and Virginia, federal prosecutors said Monday. The scheme was tied to the Hope Clinic and involved prescribing oxycodone and other controlled substances that weren't for ...

West Virginia artist is teaching and learning

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — Chase Bowman found a love for art at the young age of just five years old when he entered a coloring contest and won it. Bowman is a Mercer County native who is originally from Matoaka and a graduate from the 1998 class at Princeton Senior High School. He is now an ...

Antique-selling business spans generations in Wheeling

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — As Debbie Lund bounded from floor to floor of a mammoth Victorian in Woodsdale, it was clear she knew every light switch and exactly where to duck one's head when walking through the basement. That's the kind of thing that happens when an antiques expert has spent ...