West Virginia News

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 ...