West Virginia News

Feds subpoena W.Va., seeking records on governor’s resort

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have issued a sweeping subpoena for records related to a resort owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. A spokeswoman for the state commerce department provided a copy of the subpoena to The Associated Press ...

Easter Carnival set for West Virginia Capitol grounds

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An Easter Carnival is set for the West Virginia Capitol Complex grounds this weekend. The office of first lady Cathy Justice says the carnival will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the Capitol's north plaza in Charleston. Games, prizes, crafts and food will ...

Man accused of threatening West Virginia church

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say a man is charged with threatening to harm a pastor and a church congregation. The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office says in a news release 64-year-old Jerry Wayne Hall was charged with making terroristic threats and willful disruption of a ...

W.Va. tax collections fall below estimates in March

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia revenue collections are $191 million ahead of estimates with three months left in the fiscal year. Gov. Jim Justice says tax collections in March were $3.8 million lower than estimates. He says the performance reflected an anticipated slowdown in winter ...

Man gets 17 years in prison in W.Va. arsons, insurance fraud

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison in a West Virginia arson and insurance fraud scheme. Federal prosecutors say 47-year-old James Lester was sentenced in federal court for his conviction on 23 felonies. Lester also was ordered to pay nearly $506,000 in ...

Churches adapting to the digital age

By JEFF BAUGHAN, Parkersburg News and Sentinel undefined PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — You leave the house, get in the car and head out to work when you realize you have forgotten your phone. What do you do? If you're not too far away, you go back to get it. That's because so much of what ...

Grandmother returns from first deployment in National Guard

By RICK STEELHAMMER, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sixteen years ago at age 41, Monica Willis, then a member of the Cross Lanes-based Army Reserve's 261st Ordnance Co., was looking forward to what was to have been a deployment to Iraq. Instead, she and the other 49 ...

1 woman killed, 1 injured in wrong-way crash on interstate

CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a wrong-way crash on an interstate in western Pennsylvania killed one woman and injured another. The Washington County coroner's office says the crash happened shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday on I-79 South near Exit 45 in Canonsburg. Officials said a ...

West Virginia mother charged in false abduction report

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A woman who told police that an Egyptian man had tried to kidnap her daughter from a West Virginia shopping mall was jailed Friday after the accusation unraveled, a police detective said. Barboursville Police Detective Greg ...

Ex-W.Va. Supreme Court justice reports to prison

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice at the center of an impeachment scandal has reported to federal prison for his two-year sentence. The Bureau of Prisons says Allen Loughry reported to a South Carolina prison on Friday. Loughry was sentenced earlier this ...