West Virginia News

Mylan lays off 15 percent of West Virginia workforce

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A pharmaceuticals company has laid off 15 percent of its workforce at a West Virginia manufacturing facility. Mylan Pharmaceuticals released a statement Friday saying the "right-sizing" is consistent with discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ...

Group dedicates 50th wooden bridge built for flood survivors

IVYDALE, W.Va. (AP) — A disaster response group says it has completed its 50th private bridge in West Virginia as part of a rebuilding project after severe flooding in recent years. The West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, or VOAD, and its partners celebrated the ...

West Virginia county declares state of emergency over roads

KINGWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia county has declared a state of emergency over "deplorable" road conditions. The Dominion Post cites a release from the Preston County Commission that says Thursday's proclamation asks the state to address several roads that "pose a danger for motorists, ...

Most West Virginia community colleges to hike fees

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — All but one of West Virginia's public community and technical colleges are planning to increase tuition and fees for associate's degrees. West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission official Matt Turner tells The Charleston Gazette-Mail that the Community and ...

Prison time turns West Virginia man from addict to counselor

By EDDIE TRIZZINO, Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — While a lifetime of bad decisions and mistakes can lead some down a path to self-destruction, Bill Dickey found himself crawling right back up that road late in life. Dickey's bad decisions would eventually lead to his own ...

A guide to the May 8 primary election in West Virginia

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Candidates in West Virginia's May 8 primary are hoping for the chance to earn their party's nominations for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House or the Legislature. Early voting in West Virginia runs from April 25 through May 5. Here is a ...

Group dedicates 50th wooden bridge built for flood survivors

IVYDALE, W.Va. (AP) — A disaster response group says it has completed its 50th private bridge in West Virginia as part of a rebuilding project after severe flooding in recent years. The West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, or VOAD, and its partners celebrated the ...

Arizona teachers vote for statewide walkout to protest pay

By MELISSA DANIELS, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states. A grassroots group ...

West Virginia University seminar set on climate change, food

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A Cornell University researcher will be at West Virginia University for a seminar on the effects of climate change on food supplies. WVU says Michael Hoffmann will lead the discussion Tuesday on topics including the basics of climate change, how changing climate ...

Army probing fatal shooting of soldier from West Virginia on Louisiana base

FORT POLK, La. (AP) — The U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the killing of an 18-year-old soldier at Fort Polk in Louisiana. News outlets report Private Jacob S. Malcolm of Hedgesville, West Virginia, was fatally shot on April 12 in a residence at the ...