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W.Va. News

West Virginia bar has license suspended after fatal shooting

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A fatal shooting occurred outside a West Virginia bar Sunday, prompting the suspension of its liquor license. News outlets report The Hot Corner Bar will have its license suspended as of Monday for 10 days. Gary "Gig" Robinson is the communications director for the ...

West Virginia mayor presents plan for vacant buildings

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The mayor of West Virginia's capital city wants to try out new ways to deal with vacant and abandoned properties that have drawn the ire of residents. Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin on Monday announced the introduction of two bills that would increase fines on vacant ...

West Virginia man sentenced in discharge of untreated sewage

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to five years' probation and fined $24,000 for violating permits and discharging untreated sewage from his treatment plant. U.S. Attorney Bill Powell's office said 56-year-old Timothy Peer of Springfield owned Mountainaire ...

Police: Man charged for shooting after pot deal gone wrong

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say a man has been charged for shooting a gun at a car after he was robbed during a marijuana deal gone wrong. The Charleston Police Department says Monday that Brandon Scott Woodfell has been charged with wanton endangerment. Authorities say ...

Man pleads guilty to killing West Virginia teen

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A white man accused of killing a black teen in West Virginia nearly three years ago has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. News outlets report 65-year-old William Ronald Pulliam entered the plea Monday in Kanawha County on what would have been his first day of ...

Wounded West Virginia trooper kills fugitive in gunfight

POCAHONTAS COUNTY, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia state trooper has killed a man who shot him during a pursuit in the woods. The West Virginia State Police on Tuesday says Trooper First Class J.M. Tallman was airlifted to a hospital. Officials say the man first fired a rifle ...

Markers recalling South’s racist past placed near monuments

ATLANTA (AP) — New markers are now in place, adding context to some of Atlanta's divisive Old South monuments that harken back to the Civil War. Two markers were installed Friday in Atlanta's Piedmont Park, in front of the 1911 Peace Monument commemorating post-Civil War reconciliation. The ...

W.Va. governor lowers flags for National Guardsman funeral

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice is ordering flags to half-staff for a West Virginia National Guard sergeant who died last month. The Republican governor says U.S. and state flags at the Capitol will be lowered Friday for the funeral services of William "Billy" Friese. The ...

Missing West Virginia girl found in Texas, father arrested

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old West Virginia girl has been found unharmed in Texas and her father has been arrested more than a week after she was reported missing. A U.S. Marshal's Service news release says Gracelynn June Scritchfield was found Thursday in Pecos, Texas. ...

Man gets diversion deal in drugged car crash with young son

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A man accused of overdosing on hydrocodone and crashing into a West Virginia McDonalds with his young son in the car has pleaded guilty to felony child neglect. The Dominion Post reports 36-year-old Matthew Dulin accepted an 18-month pretrial diversion Tuesday, which ...

Local railroad model draws international interest

By EMILY D. COPPOLA Bluefield Daily Telegraph PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A local replica is drawing people from across the globe even while in progress. The work-in-progress railroad model, at the Princeton Railroad Museum, has already drawn in thousands of guests. Measuring at a whopping 22 ...

Report: WV governor’s companies owe $2M Virginia tax debt

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's companies owe almost $2 million in delinquent taxes in Virginia, according to records obtained by WDBJ-TV . The Roanoke-based station reported Wednesday that companies owned by the Republican governor owe $1.9 million in taxes to several ...

Judge tosses college assault suit amid more rape charges

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge said a lawsuit brought by a former Marshall University student failed to show the West Virginia school could be held legally liable for its handling of an on-campus rape case. District Judge Robert C. Chambers on ...

Auction set for bankrupt coal producer Blackjewel’s assets

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An auction is set for the assets of bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel LLC. A notice filed in federal bankruptcy court in West Virginia said the auction is scheduled for Thursday morning at the Cincinnati law office of attorneys ...

Vaping ban begins at West Virginia University

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A ban on electronic cigarettes and vaping products has started at West Virginia University. The WVU Board of Governors in February approved the ban that took effect Thursday. The policy applies to WVU properties in Morgantown, Beckley and Keyser. The only exception ...

Big crowds expected at airport as World Scout Jamboree ends

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Transportation officials are warning of large crowds at Charleston's airport later this week as the World Scout Jamboree comes to a close. The Transportation Security Administration on Wednesday said thousands of scouts from 152 countries will start heading home ...

Big question in opioid suits: How to divide any settlement

By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press The roughly 2,000 state and local governments suing the drug industry over the deadly opioid crisis have yet to see any verdicts or reach any big national settlements but are already tussling with each other over how to divide any money they collect. The ...

FBI assists probe of human remains found on W.Va. mountain

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — The FBI is assisting local authorities with an investigation into human remains found on a West Virginia mountain over the summer. McDowell County Sheriff's Chief Deputy James E. Muncy Jr. told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph on Friday that the FBI has since discovered more ...

Businesses in 2 W.Va. counties eligible for disaster loans

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — Some small businesses in two West Virginia counties are eligible to apply for economic injury disaster loans as a result of storms last year. The U.S. Small Business Administration said the loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, ...

Mine rescue teams to compete in West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Members of mine rescue teams from across the country will be in West Virginia this week to compete in readiness tests. West Virginia University says the National Mine Rescue Association Post 5 contest will begin Tuesday and run through Thursday at Mylan Park in ...