West Virginia News

Mountain Valley pipeline protester comes down after 57 days

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — After 57 days and a food blockade orchestrated by law enforcement, the Mountain Valley Pipeline protester known as Nutty has descended from her perch atop a pole in Virginia. The Roanoke Times reports Nutty left the platform suspended from a 50-foot pole blocking a ...

Juvenile dies in ATV crash on Hatfield McCoy Trail

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a juvenile has died in an all-terrain vehicle accident on the Hatfield McCoy Trail in southern West Virginia. WVVA-TV reports the crash occurred Tuesday on Indian Ridge Trail 14. Katie Willard with the West Virginia Department of Commerce told the station ...

$800M in bonds sold to finance West Virginia road projects

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says $800 million in bonds to finance state road repairs and construction have been sold on Wall Street. Justice says in a news release the bonds were sold this week at a 3.575 percent interest rate, meaning that with interest the state ...

Death reported from West Virginia hepatitis A outbreak

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The first death in West Virginia related to an outbreak of hepatitis A has occurred in Kanawha County, health officials said Thursday. The state Bureau for Public Health said in a news release that a 33-year-old Kanawha County resident died Wednesday. The statement ...

Cross-country bikers honoring veterans stop in West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Bikers from 15 states and Norway in this year's cross-country National Veterans Awareness Ride have stopped in a West Virginia city to honor former service members. The Exponent Telegram reports the bikers rode through Clarksburg on Thursday to recognize local ...

Mine issued violation notices in bulldozer driver’s death

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A mine in West Virginia has been issued three violation notices over the death of a man in a bulldozer that plunged 100 feet (30 meters) when the ground underneath gave way. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the state's Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety ...

Shots for food workers urged in 2 West Virginia counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Health officials are urging hepatitis A vaccinations for restaurant and food service employees in two West Virginia counties. The Bureau for Public Health made the recommendation Wednesday for such employees in Kanawha and Putnam counties. Eight food establishments ...

Mountain Valley pipeline protester comes down after 57 days

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — After 57 days and a food blockade orchestrated by law enforcement, the Mountain Valley Pipeline protester known as Nutty has descended from her perch atop a pole in Virginia. The Roanoke Times reports Nutty left the platform suspended from a 50-foot pole blocking a ...

West Virginia pharmacy technician admits role in theft

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has admitted her role in the theft of controlled substances from a pharmacy. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart says in a news release that 60-year-old Marcia Evans of Gilbert pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute Suboxone. Evans ...

West Virginia lawmakers seek answers on flood victim program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The leaders of the West Virginia House and Senate are asking a legislative committee to examine a program created to help flood victims obtain housing assistance. Senate President Mitch Carmichael and House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead wrote the letter Wednesday ...