West Virginia News

Students serves as mascot of Marshall University

By EVAN BEVINS, Parkersburg News and Sentinel HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Most of the time, 2014 Parkersburg South High School graduate Kelsey Good is a mild-mannered criminal justice major, preparing to graduate from Marshall University in December with a minor in Spanish. She works in the ...

Warnings over pollution met with a shrug in coal country

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOHN RABY, Associated Press GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan rolling back Obama-era pollution controls ...

Report: Meteorologist hurt anchor in bar fight over spouse

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A police report says a West Virginia TV anchor who was injured in a fight with a station meteorologist told authorities the fight was over her husband. The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reported Tuesday the Charleston police report says WSAZ-TV on-air forecaster Chelsea ...

15 West Virginia counties considered economically distressed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Appalachian Regional Commission says more than one-fourth of West Virginia's counties are economically distressed. The commission has added Fayette, Summers and Wetzel counties to the distressed category, moving them from at-risk counties. The commission said 15 ...

Man ready to ply Monongahela waters with renovated riverboat

By DAVE ZUCHOWSKI, (Washington) Observer-Reporter MILLSBORO, Pa. (AP) — While piloting a tow boat on the Mississippi, Michael Hughes spotted a boat he recognized about 4 or 5 miles downriver near Tunica, Miss. It was a 125-foot-long, 35-foot-wide riverboat with three decks, whose stern was ...

Tennessee students to propose changes for West Virginia mall

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The ways a mall in West Virginia can be revitalized will be studied by architecture students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the study will examine Charleston Town Center. Last year, the mall experienced the closing of ...

Cybersecurity training set for West Virginia senior citizens

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia community and technical colleges plan to offer free training to senior citizens on computer safety. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says in a news release his office will partner with Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College in ...

West Virginia Lottery director resigns, effective Saturday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The director of the West Virginia Lottery has resigned, just after the launch of sports gaming at the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town. Gov. Jim Justice said in a news release that Alan Larrick informed him he would step down as director effective Saturday. Justice ...

Former school superintendent convicted in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former school superintendent in West Virginia has been convicted in federal court of theft and fraud after a four-day trial. The jury in Charleston found 68-year-old Phyllis Doty of Logan guilty Friday of four counts of wire fraud, two counts of theft from a ...

Jury acquits West Virginia man accused of hate crime

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal jury has acquitted a West Virginia man charged with attacking a woman at a bar in part because she is a lesbian. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports a jury of 10 men and two women on Friday found John P. Taylor IV not guilty of violating the Matthew ...