West Virginia News

Attorney: US high court shouldn’t review WV impeachment case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An attorney for a West Virginia Supreme Court justice is arguing that the U.S. Supreme Court should not take up the question of how states allocate power among their branches of government. The legal brief comes as the nation's high court considers an appeal from the ...

W.Va. Catholic diocese releases more accused priests’ names

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's only Roman Catholic diocese has released the names of two more priests who it says have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse in the state. The priests are accused of committing the abuse while working at the ...

West Virginia man charged with stealing car, ambulance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused of stealing a car and then an ambulance has been arrested. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Kenneth Wayne Nottingham of the Roane County community of Pigeon has been jailed on charges of grand larceny and receiving or transferring a ...

West Virginia Senate to meet Saturday on education

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate is set to reconvene later this week for the special legislative session on education. Republican Senate President Mitch Carmichael said Tuesday that he's going to call the chamber back in to vote on a broad-based education proposal ...

West Virginia man accused in slaying arrested in N Carolina

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused in a slaying has been arrested in North Carolina. News outlets report 24-year-old Jalen Malik Alexander was arrested Tuesday by Winston-Salem police. He's charged with first-degree murder in the May 17 death of 22-year-old Maurice ...

West Virginia ex-town recorder sentenced for theft, fraud

WEBSTER SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — A former town recorder in West Virginia has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for embezzlement and forgery. State Auditor John McCuskey says in a news release 50-year-old Tracy L. Bell was sentenced Tuesday in Webster County Circuit Court. Bell was the ...

W.Va. beauty queen takes over as farmer’s market chief

By MARIA YOUNG, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — It's hard to imagine someone's life coming full circle by the time they reach 28 years of age — but it's fair to say, that's exactly what's happened for Nichole Greene, 2016's Miss West Virginia USA and now the executive ...

Miss West Virginia Pageant relocates to Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Organizers of the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant say this year's event will relocate to Martinsburg. Miss West Virginia Organization producer Candy Reid tells The Journal of Martinsburg that the state competition will be held in Martinsburg June 28-29. The ...

HIV cases rising in West Virginia county

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A cluster of HIV cases in Cabell County reflects a shift in how the disease is being transmitted, West Virginia health officials say. The Herald-Dispatch reports Cabell County's cluster — the only one currently known in West Virginia — is up to 49 confirmed ...

Grant to help support West Virginia orchestra’s season

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will receive a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Orchestra officials say the award will help support the orchestra's 2019-2020 season, helping make its music more accessible to more West Virginians. The ...