West Virginia News

3 killed in accident in northern West Virginia

PENTRESS, W.Va. (AP) — Police say three people have died after a truck and an SUV collided in northern West Virginia. The Dominion Post quotes Monongalia County County Sheriff's Deputy Al Kisner as saying the accident occurred Friday on state Route 7 in Pentress. Kisner says the driver and ...

West Virginia University suspends fraternity, students

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has suspended a fraternity chapter and several students after a student fell while visiting at the fraternity house. The university said 22-year-old senior finance major David Rusko of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, fell down stairs at the Sigma ...

3 new members appointed to Marshall University board

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University says West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed three people to the university's Board of Governors. They are retired Cabell County schools superintendent William A. Smith, WesBanco executive Geoffrey S. Sheils and BrickStreet Insurance attorney ...

Health official says hepatitis A cases on decline

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A health official in West Virginia says there's been a drop in the number of hepatitis A cases being reported. The Gazette-Mail reports the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department is now helping manage 10 to 15 hepatitis A cases a week, which is down from 50 to 60 cases ...

Tourism officials promoting W.Va. through ‘Fallout’ game

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Tourism officials are hoping to promote West Virginia to a wider audience with the launch of Bethesda Game Studios' "Fallout 76" video game. Tourism officials heralded the game's worldwide debut Wednesday with an event at the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston. The ...

Robotic pediatric spinal surgery is a first in West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia University surgeon has performed the state's first robotic pediatric spinal surgery. WVU Medicine said in a news release Wednesday that Dr. John Lubicky used a robotic surgical guidance system to perform the procedure to treat a genetic disorder that ...

Impeachment focus back on W.Va. court after justice resigns

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Now that an impeached and suspended West Virginia Supreme Court justice has resigned, lawmakers are turning their attention to a panel of justices that had cut off pending impeachment trials. After Justice Allen Loughry's resignation, ...

AEP subsidiaries propose revised rate increase in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two American Electric Power subsidiaries in West Virginia are proposing a revised rate increase that would bring a 3 percent revenue boost. Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power filed the request with the state Public Service Commission on Tuesday for a $44 million ...

West Virginia revenue collections up again in October

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has seen another month of revenue collections over estimates, though receipts were not as strong as the last few months. Gov. Jim Justice's office announced over the weekend that General Fund revenue in October was $359.2 million, nearly $2.4 million ...