West Virginia News

Flash flooding in parts of West Virginia from severe storms

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — Severe weekend thunderstorms caused flash flooding that knocked homes off their foundations and washed out roads in several mountainous counties of West Virginia, prompting Gov. Jim Justice to announce plans Sunday to declare a state of emergency in the region. The ...

Heirloom corn connects distillery to area history, flavor

HARMAN, W.Va. (AP) — Still Hollow Distillery isn't close to any interstate exit. It's in Randolph County, West Virginia, not far from the Pendleton County line, and it's nestled in the high Allegheny mountains. You can only get there by driving curvy two-lane roads. And like many former ...

Marshall University moving forward on aviation program

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is eying a fall 2021 start date for new aviation programs. According to The Herald-Dispatch , Marshall's board of governors voted Friday on an intent to plan two new degrees in aviation sciences to train commercial airplane and helicopter ...

West Virginia man sentenced in theft from ex-employer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to one year and six months in federal prison for stealing $135,000 from a former employer. Fifty-eight-year-old Robert Casdorph of Charleston was sentenced last week for mail fraud. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart says in a news ...

NASA to hold formal ceremony to rename W.Va. facility

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — NASA is holding a formal ceremony to rename a West Virginia facility after a mathematician whose calculations helped astronauts return to Earth. The ceremony is set for Tuesday in Fairmont for the Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation ...

West Virginia Senate passes GOP charter school bill

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate passed a sweeping GOP education bill Monday that would allow the state's first charter schools, a move that has drawn heavy protests from teachers. Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled chamber approved ...

National Weather Service assessing damage in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The National Weather Service says it will be surveying storm damage in West Virginia. News outlets report a storm system passed through the Charleston area Monday evening knocking down trees and power lines and leaving more than 20,000 Appalachian Power customers ...

Human remains found in southern West Virginia

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police say human remains have been found in Mercer County. First Sgt. J.K. Cooper is district commander of the Princeton and Welch police detachments. He says the remains were initially found Thursday in an area near the Virginia state line and ...

WV Parkways Authority to place guardrail on fatal stretch

CAMP CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Parkways Authority says guardrails will be installed on either side of an 8-mile stretch of Interstate 77 where 12 have died as vehicles cross over the median on the hilly road. Parkways Authority manager Greg Barr says the interstate near Camp ...

State Farm sponsoring Courtesy Patrol along W.Va. Turnpike

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Vehicles that help stranded motorists along the West Virginia Turnpike now have a sponsor. The West Virginia Parkways Authority announced Tuesday that State Farm is sponsoring the Courtesy Patrol program along the 88-mile stretch from Charleston to Princeton. The free, ...