West Virginia News

2 abandoned bobcat kittens get permanent home at W.Va. zoo

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Two bobcat kittens found abandoned in West Virginia have been given a permanent home at the Oglebay Good Zoo. The zoo in Wheeling says in a news release the two female kittens named Bobbi and Gina were found in rural Marshall County. They now are in the nursery at the ...

West Virginia governor pulls bill on 911 fees

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said he has decided to pull a bill that proposed lowering 911 fees after some counties expressed concerns that it would hurt emergency operations. Justice said in a statement on Monday that his intent for the bill was to ensure the ...

Furloughed employees volunteer at Meals on Wheels

By KELSIE LEROSE, The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A group of furloughed federal employees volunteered this past Tuesday with the Meals on Wheels program in Berkeley County in order to give back to the community while out of work. "We wouldn't be here without our volunteers," said ...

Secretary of State launches new, easier to use website

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Secretary of State's Office has launched a new website to make it easier to access information, services and resources. Secretary of State Mac Warner says in a release that the website has a new look and is more user-friendly with easy navigation ...

Marshall University opens food pantry to federal workers

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University says its Department of Dietetics has opened the doors of its food pantry to federal employees affected by the government shutdown. A statement from the school says the food pantry opened Saturday for federal workers and will remain open as long as ...

West Virginia Gov. picks family’s lobbyist for Senate seat

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Jim Justice is filling a West Virginia Senate vacancy with a Democrat who works as a lobbyist for his family's companies. Paul Hardesty replaces Democrat Richard Ojeda, who resigned to mount a long-shot run for the U.S. presidency. Justice announced ...

Sheriff: Deputies fired after investigation of traffic stop

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia sheriff says two deputies have been fired after an internal investigation of a traffic stop involving two state police troopers and a sheriff's deputy in which a teenage motorist was seen being beaten. Berkeley County Sheriff Curtis Keller told The ...

Proposed resolution supports congressional term limits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A House Delegate has sponsored a resolution that would add West Virginia to states that are signing up to support a constitutional amendment for congressional term limits. Delegate Jeffrey Pack sponsored the resolution on Thursday and it has been assigned to the ...

Complaint: Teacher gave alcohol to teens involved in a crash

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — A teacher is accused of giving alcohol and the keys to her vehicle to two West Virginia students who were later involved in a crash. News outlets report 31-year-old Kandace Dick is accused of providing alcohol Wednesday to a 17-year-old and 15-year-old while at her ...