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West Virginia News

Rock slide sends 3 to hospital near West Virginia Univ.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Three people were taken to a hospital Monday after a rock slide struck a car and a transit shuttle vehicle near West Virginia University's campus. The university said the slide occurred along U.S. Route 19 in Morgantown after rains fell in the area. One boulder ...

Trump, Manchin trading barbs as impeachment feud boils over

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A post-impeachment spat between President Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin has sunk to name-calling and insults. The moderate Democrat took to cable news Monday to hurl barbs at the president after a weekend of ...

Crews search river banks for missing kayaker

PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — Rescue crews were searching the banks of the Middle Fork River in West Virginia on Monday for a missing kayaker, an official said. "The water is high, so we're doing what we can this morning," said West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Police Lt. Brad McDougal ...

West Virginia Senate passes ‘born alive’ abortion bill

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After acknowledging that murder is already a crime, the West Virginia Senate on Monday passed a bill to penalize physicians who don't provide medical care to a baby born after an abortion attempt. Senators unanimously approved ...

W.Va. Senate passes bill to create intermediate court system

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Senate approved a bill Monday to create a new intermediate court system. The bill that passed on an 18-14 vote now goes to the House of Delegates. The Legislature has made numerous attempts in past sessions to approve similar legislation without ...

Several elk transported from Arizona to WVa died of parasite

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Nearly one-third of the elk herd transported to West Virginia two years ago died from a parasite, a wildlife official said. White-tailed deer carry but apparently are unaffected by brainworms, which can be deadly to other antlered animals. Randy Kelley, the West ...

3 WVa kids who left home, wanted to visit New York found

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — Three children who wanted to visit New York City walked out of their adoptive parents' home in their pajamas early Monday but were found safe several hours later after being spotted by a neighbor, police said. The neighbor called 911 and the children were located ...

West Virginia officials mark start of Black History Month

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials are marking the start of Black History Month. A series of monthlong events begins with a celebration Monday in the Governor's Reception Room at the state Capitol in Charleston. It will include a proclamation by Gov. Jim Justice, remarks by ...

Physician admits to illegally prescribing pain pills in WVa

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A physician had admitted to illegally prescribing pain pills in southern West Virginia, federal prosecutors said. Dr. William Earley, 63, pleaded guilty to distributing oxycodone without a legitimate medical purpose. Prosecutors said Earley worked at a Charleston pain ...

West Virginia judge dismisses murder charge against teenager

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A murder charge against an 18-year-old West Virginia woman was dismissed Tuesday after prosecutors failed to find a key witness in the case. Andrea Glenda Moore was charged as an adult with murder in the 2018 fatal shooting of Joann Dawn Saunders Childers, 32, a ...