West Virginia News

West Virginia police seeking suspect in fatal bar shooting

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia are looking for a suspect in a fatal bar shooting. According to The Herald-Dispatch , Huntington police identified the victim as 31-year-old Brent Anthony Jackson of Huntington. Interim Police Chief Hank Dial says police received reports of a ...

Court: Ex-West Virginia judge ineligible for benefits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled a former judge serving a corruption sentence and his ex-wife are not eligible for public retirement benefits. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the court Friday affirmed a 2017 ruling from Kanawha County circuit court to ...

West Virginia Senate opposes constitutional abortion rights

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Senate on Friday voted to end abortion rights under the state constitution. The measure approved by senators 25-9 would require passage by two-thirds of the House and a voter referendum to amend the West Virginia constitution and take effect. The ...

Study reveals hundreds of black lung cases in Appalachia

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A new research letter published in a medical journal details hundreds of cases of black lung disease in the Central Appalachian coalfields. Three clinics in southwestern Virginia identified 416 coal miners with the disease from January 2013 to February 2017, according ...

West Virginia to stock waters with golden rainbow trout

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Anglers in West Virginia will be pulling more gold from the state's lakes and streams, thanks to a decision to stock waters with bright-yellow golden rainbow trout. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that in early April, state natural resources officials will change ...

Capital High student 3-D prints a new hand for his friend

By JENNIFER GARDNER, The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Alex McMillian, 17, has always loved to build things. As a kid, he would assemble Lego kits once according to instructions. Then, he would demolish and design a new structure. His love for Legos never ...

Police: Inmate fleeing hospital shoots, wounds officer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate fleeing from a hospital in West Virginia shot and wounded a police officer. News outlets report the suspect, Brian Ogle, escaped Saturday from the Charleston Area Medical Center. He was being treated there for injuries he received during an ...

Justice confirms teacher insurance terms won’t change soon

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia teachers and other public employees will see their health insurance coverage unchanged for the next 17 months with his administration finding another $29 million to support the cost, according to Gov Jim Justice. Flanked by House Speaker Tim Armstead ...

West Virginia man charged with killing woman, hiding body

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man is accused of killing a woman who was dismembered and tossed into a river. News outlets report 73-year-old Argie Lee Jeffers Sr. was charged with murder and concealment of a deceased human body Wednesday. Huntington police found pieces of Carrie "CJ Wood" ...

WVU researcher notes complicated black lung cases

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia University researcher says he has been seeing a steady stream of coal miners from southern West Virginia with both simple black lung disease and the more advanced form called progressive massive fibroses. Dr. Carl Werntz, associate professor of ...