West Virginia News

Bet responsibly? A struggle for some as sportsbook ads widen

By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The tagline makes the solution sound so simple: "Gamble responsibly." It's anything but for those who struggle with compulsive gambling. Instead, the footnote caps a powerful new temptation as ads for sports betting emerge in states ...

West Virginia Senate passes broad GOP education bill

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate on Monday passed a Republican education plan that would allow the state's first charter schools, reigniting a debate that helped start a teacher strike earlier this year . Lawmakers in the GOP-controlled ...

City ordinance aims to curb abortion protesters

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's capital city has passed an ordinance aimed at curbing protests at abortion clinics. News outlets report the Charleston City Council voted 21-5 on Monday to approve restrictions on approaching people as they enter health care facilities. The law ...

Bond reduction nixed for W.Va. woman accused of decapitation

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A request for reduced bond has been denied to a woman charged in West Virginia in the death of a man who was decapitated. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports 42-year-old Roena Cheryl Mills' request to reduce her $200,000 cash-only bond was denied Thursday. Mills is ...

West Virginia lottery winner asks to remain anonymous

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say the winner of a $2 million lottery in West Virginia has asked to remain anonymous. State Lottery Director John Myers on Monday announced that the Mega Millions drawing prize has been claimed. He says the winning ticket was purchased at a truck stop in ...

Principal: I accidentally plagiarized Ashton Kutcher speech

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in an address to his school's graduating class says he didn't mean to use someone else's work. The News and Sentinel reports Parkersburg High School Principal Kenny DeMoss issued a statement Wednesday ...

Free guided hikes set for Saturday in parks across W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — National Trails Day is being celebrated with free guided hikes in West Virginia forests and parks. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that National Trails Day events will be held Saturday at more than a dozen spots across the state. Kanawha State Forest is holding ...

West Virginia governor appoints new judge in McDowell County

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed a new judge to the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court, which serves McDowell County. Edward J. Kornish, of Welch, is set to fill the seat that will be vacated by Judge Booker T. Stephens upon his retirement from the bench, ...

Trooper charged in beating was previously cleared by agency

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia trooper federally charged in the beating of a teenager was previously cleared of wrongdoing in the case by his department. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports a recently released West Virginia State Police internal investigation says Trooper Michael ...

Critics say FCC report overstates broadband availability

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission's broadband report is being hammered by critics who say it paints too rosy a picture of high-speed internet availability in the U.S. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia joined two ...