West Virginia News

Flood warning continues along Potomac River in West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Flood warnings continue along the Potomac River in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle after several days of heavy rains. The National Weather Service says the river at Shepherdstown was more than 2 feet above flood stage Sunday morning and was expected to fall below ...

Regulators: No foul play suspect in West Virginia fish kill

MILTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia natural resources officials say no foul play is suspected after hundreds of dead fish were found in a private pond. Media outlets report the fish were found in a pond in Milton on Saturday. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says high waters ...

Baylous sworn in as US marshal in Charleston ceremony

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia State Police officer has been sworn in as U.S. marshal. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Michael Baylous took the oath of office on Friday in Charleston. He will serve in the Southern District of West Virginia. Baylous is a former ...

Interpretive garden planting begins at Grave Creek Mound

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — The public can help plant an interpretive garden at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in West Virginia. Planting was getting started over the weekend and will continue to June 2 at the Moundsville complex. The program is free and open to the public. The ...

West Virginia governor calls lawmakers into special session

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has called lawmakers into special session beginning Sunday with a handful of items on the agenda. One item on the call is a bill that would establish the Department of Arts, Culture and History, with the curator of arts, culture and ...

Feds OK 55 West Virginia ‘opportunity zones’ under tax law

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials have approved 55 locations across West Virginia to become "opportunity zones," an economic development designation created under President Donald Trump's tax law. In a news release Friday, Gov. Jim Justice and U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito ...

West Virginia counties declare state of emergency

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Two counties in West Virginia have declared a state of emergency over flash-flood risks in the area. The Journal of Martinsburg reports the declaration in Jefferson and Berkeley counties comes after four days of torrential rains and storms hit the area, flooding ...

Lawmakers calls for release of study on toxic chemicals

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's senators are calling on the Trump administration to release a study on toxic chemicals that DuPont used to make Teflon and other non-stick products at a factory in the state. A Politico article this week says the government is block the study because ...

Ex-parks official charged with embezzlement in West Virginia

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A former county parks official in West Virginia faces charges of embezzling $18,500 after law enforcement officers say she admitted to writing herself and another county worker unauthorized pay raises. According to The Register-Herald , former Raleigh County Parks and ...

Camp uses West Virginia’s coal as creative tool

By WHITNEY BROWNING, Bluefield Daily Telegraph KIMBALL, W.Va. (AP) — Found in the hills and valleys of McDowell County lies a rarity of art originating from West Virginia's rich coal history. Coal Camp Creations, located in Kimball, takes what was once used for heating homes and uses it as ...