West Virginia News

Bond sale approved for West Virginia parks improvements

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Economic Development Authority has approved the sale of up to $80 million in excess lottery revenue bonds to pay for repairs, maintenance and improvements to state parks. Gov. Jim Justice says the action will lead to a "major modernization" of ...

2 men accused of sexually assaulting woman at gunpoint

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia men are accused of sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint in Beckley. The Register-Herald reports 46-year-old Timothy Darnell Harris Jr. and 50-year-old Michael Brent Ritter were arrested this week on charges including sexual assault and conspiracy. ...

Lawmakers impeach all 4 W.Va. court justices over spending

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers completed the extraordinary move of impeaching all four state Supreme Court justices Monday night for spending issues, including a suspended justice facing a 23-count federal indictment. The state House of ...

Power companies file settlement agreement with PSC

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power have filed a settlement agreement seeking to use tax reform funds to offset fuel and vegetation management costs, allowing customer rates to remain stable for two years. The companies said in a news release that the agreement was ...

Woman, boyfriend charged in her 2-year-old son’s death

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police say a 2-year-old has died and that his mother and her boyfriend were arrested in his death. Sgt. M.D. Clemons tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph the boy died Friday morning after being on life-support at a Charleston hospital. Clemons says ...

White House called toxins contamination ‘PR nightmare’

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press HORSHAM, Pa. (AP) — Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets, firefighting foam and fast-food wrappers. Henry Betz, at ...

Lawmakers ask for harsher drug laws after crash near park

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers are calling for harsher drug laws following a possible overdose-related car crash that stopped feet away from a playground. Sen. Mike Woelfel, D-Cabell, tells The Huntington Herald-Dispatch that he wants to create a "punishment that fits the ...

West Virginia man sentenced in fatal burning of girlfriend

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man who admitted to setting his girlfriend ablaze in front of her daughter and niece has been sentenced to life in prison. The Register-Herald reports a judge ordered Monday no mercy for 48-year-old Dwayne Michael Lane, meaning he won't have the ...

City councilman, WVU professor relieved of teaching duties

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The deputy mayor of Morgantown has been relieved of his teaching duties at West Virginia University after police were called to his home for a noncriminal matter. The Dominion Post reports Mark Brazaitis has been banned from West Virginia University's campus except ...