West Virginia News

WVU to hire administrator to lead student retention efforts

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University says it will hire an associate provost to lead the school's efforts on student success and retention. Vice Provost Paul Kreider says the new administrator will manage retention policies for undergraduate students at the main campus in ...

West Virginia lawmakers return, shelve education bills

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers reconvened a special session Monday but pushed back debate on education proposals that caused a two-day teacher strike earlier this year. The House of Delegates and the Senate worked instead on budgeting ...

Bond reduction denied for woman accused of torturing toddler

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia judge has declined to reduce bail for a Fairmont woman accused of locking her 3-year-old son in a closet, torturing him and depriving him of food and water. The Times West Virginian reports 28-year-old Brittany Nicole Lippincott on Thursday requested ...

6 West Virginia state parks to host deer hunts this fall

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Deer hunts will be held at six West Virginia state parks this fall. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the state Natural Resources Commission approved the schedule earlier this month. The hunts start in late October. They'll be held at Beech Fork State Park in ...

Report: Virginia fugitive died after police pursuit, crash

DUNBAR, W.Va. (AP) — A police report says a Virginia fugitive died from injuries suffered in a police chase in West Virginia. The Charleston Gazette Mail reports Dunbar police have been tight-lipped about the March 11 chase, but released the report after the newspaper filed a Freedom of ...

West Virginia city manager pleads guilty to drunken driving

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — The city manager of Wheeling, West Virginia, has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. The Intelligencer reports suspended City Manager Robert Herron entered his plea Monday and was sentenced to 104 hours of a community service. He was also ordered ...

5 states announce new suits over prescription opioids

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five more state attorneys general announced legal filings Thursday seeking to hold the company that makes OxyContin responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that's now the leading cause of accidental deaths ...

Romance writer arrested on drug charges in West Virginia

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia have arrested a popular self-published romance writer on drug charges following a traffic stop. The Exponent Telegram reports 28-year-old Kelly Ann Scyoc of Lumberport was charged Wednesday with conspiracy and felony possession with intent to ...

Police chase ends after crash into attorney’s sign

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — A man has been charged after he led police in West Virginia on a chase that ended with him crashing his car into a criminal defense lawyer's sign. WCHS-TV reports say 34-year-old Ernest Alexander has been charged with fleeing from and officer and receiving or ...

One-armed man sues over being handcuffed wrist-to-ankle

CLAY, W.Va. (AP) — A one-armed man whose wrist was handcuffed to his ankle has filed a federal lawsuit against the sheriff's department in Clay County, West Virginia. Former state Sen. Randy Schoonover says deputies used excessive force, subjected him to cruel and unusual punishment, and ...