West Virginia News

Relief in West Virginia: Rains don’t approach dire forecast

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Worried West Virginians got a reprieve when forecasts of potential devastating floods didn't come to fruition from the remnants of Hurricane Florence. The storm brought 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 centimeters) of rain in most parts of the ...

Demolition starts on West Virginia school hit by floods

FALLING ROCK, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia high school destroyed by floods two years ago is being demolished. News outlets report crews started tearing down Herbert Hoover High School in Kanawha County on Monday. The demolition and cleanup process should be finished later this fall. A ...

West Virginia health officer taking March of Dimes job

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's state health officer is leaving to take a job with the March of Dimes. The Department of Health and Human Resources announced Dr. Rahul Gupta's departure in a news release Tuesday. His resignation is effective Nov. ...

West Virginia airport to get $3.7M for school, projects

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An airport in West Virginia is set to get a $3.7 million Federal Aviation Administration grant for projects including an aviation school and air freight facility. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Yeager Airport is also set to get $412,000 from the state for the ...

West Virginia gets $1M share of fund for parks, recreation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is receiving $1 million from the federal government for state parks and outdoor recreation projects. The award from the Land and Water Conservation Fund is part of a $100 million distribution to all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of ...

Officials: Inmate killed in fight at federal prison

BRUCETON MILLS, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate at a federal prison in West Virginia has been killed in a fight with another prisoner. The Federal Bureau of Prisons release says the fight happened Monday at the U.S. Penitentiary at Hazelton. It says 27-year-old inmate Demario Porter ...

West Virginia man accused of huffing paint, beating mother

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man who police say beat his mother with a spatula after huffing paint is facing a malicious wounding charge. WCHS-TV cited a criminal complaint in reporting that 30-year-old Glenn Allen Casdorph of St. Albans was arrested Friday. The complaint says ...

Feds allow Atlantic Coast pipeline construction to resume

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials will allow construction to resume on the Atlantic Coast pipeline, weeks after work was halted when a federal appeals court threw out two key permits for the 600-mile (965-kilometer) natural gas pipeline. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ...

Bands from across W.Va. to visit Mountain State Forest Festival

ELKINS — The Mountain State Forest Festival will be hosting a number of marching bands from across the state for the festival’s Band Show and Grand Feature Parade next month. Jeff Skidmore, MSFF assistant director, said the festival will be hosting 27 bands, adding the Oct. 6 band show ...

Maryland plans to appeal EPA denial of emissions petition

By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland will appeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to deny the state's efforts to reduce emissions from 36 power plants in five upwind states, Maryland's attorney general said Monday. The EPA signed a final agency ...