West Virginia News

West Virginia ex-town recorder sentenced for theft, fraud

WEBSTER SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — A former town recorder in West Virginia has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for embezzlement and forgery. State Auditor John McCuskey says in a news release 50-year-old Tracy L. Bell was sentenced Tuesday in Webster County Circuit Court. Bell was the ...

W.Va. beauty queen takes over as farmer’s market chief

By MARIA YOUNG, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — It's hard to imagine someone's life coming full circle by the time they reach 28 years of age — but it's fair to say, that's exactly what's happened for Nichole Greene, 2016's Miss West Virginia USA and now the executive ...

Miss West Virginia Pageant relocates to Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Organizers of the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant say this year's event will relocate to Martinsburg. Miss West Virginia Organization producer Candy Reid tells The Journal of Martinsburg that the state competition will be held in Martinsburg June 28-29. The ...

HIV cases rising in West Virginia county

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A cluster of HIV cases in Cabell County reflects a shift in how the disease is being transmitted, West Virginia health officials say. The Herald-Dispatch reports Cabell County's cluster — the only one currently known in West Virginia — is up to 49 confirmed ...

Grant to help support West Virginia orchestra’s season

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will receive a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Orchestra officials say the award will help support the orchestra's 2019-2020 season, helping make its music more accessible to more West Virginians. The ...

WVU to hire administrator to lead student retention efforts

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University says it will hire an associate provost to lead the school's efforts on student success and retention. Vice Provost Paul Kreider says the new administrator will manage retention policies for undergraduate students at the main campus in ...

West Virginia lawmakers return, shelve education bills

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers reconvened a special session Monday but pushed back debate on education proposals that caused a two-day teacher strike earlier this year. The House of Delegates and the Senate worked instead on budgeting ...

Bond reduction denied for woman accused of torturing toddler

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia judge has declined to reduce bail for a Fairmont woman accused of locking her 3-year-old son in a closet, torturing him and depriving him of food and water. The Times West Virginian reports 28-year-old Brittany Nicole Lippincott on Thursday requested ...

6 West Virginia state parks to host deer hunts this fall

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Deer hunts will be held at six West Virginia state parks this fall. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the state Natural Resources Commission approved the schedule earlier this month. The hunts start in late October. They'll be held at Beech Fork State Park in ...

Report: Virginia fugitive died after police pursuit, crash

DUNBAR, W.Va. (AP) — A police report says a Virginia fugitive died from injuries suffered in a police chase in West Virginia. The Charleston Gazette Mail reports Dunbar police have been tight-lipped about the March 11 chase, but released the report after the newspaper filed a Freedom of ...