West Virginia News

Elizabeth Warren to host community event in West Virginia

KERMIT, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is hosting a community meeting Friday at a West Virginia firehouse. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports people can RSVP for the Kermit Fire and Rescue Station "community conversation" on Warren's campaign ...

WVa House appoints new education chair after resignation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia House of Delegates education committee has a new chairman after its previous leader stepped down because he was having an affair with an intern. News outlets report Monday that Republican Del. Paul Espinosa will be chairing the committee on an ...

Florida man sentenced for W.Va. bank fraud

Florida man sentenced for W.Va. bank fraud WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to five months in prison for stealing personal information from bank customers to make purchases. Prosecutors say 26-year-old Roger Ernesto Ballester Caser of Hialeah, Florida was sentenced ...

83-year-old West Virginia student is commencement speaker

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — An 83-year-old student of West Virginia University at Parkersburg will deliver the school's commencement address this week. The university said in a news release that Sharon O'Neill of Parkersburg is the eldest community and technical college graduate since the West ...

Fire kills 2, injures 1; juvenile in custody

DAVISVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Fire officials say a juvenile is in custody in connection with a blaze that left two people dead at a West Virginia home. Chief Deputy Jason Baltic of the West Virginia Fire Marshal's Office told the Parkersburg News and Sentinel that fire crews responded to the call ...

Missouri man accused of Trump threat sentenced in W.Va.

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An armed Missouri man accused of threatening President Donald Trump during a traffic stop in West Virginia was sentenced Wednesday to 90 days in jail. Eric Leonardo Charron of Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded guilty in Preston County ...

WVa House chairman resigned over relationship with intern

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia delegate who resigned as chairman of the House education committee says he was asked to step down because he was having a relationship with a female intern. Republican Del. Danny Hamrick on Wednesday issued a statement describing the relationship as ...

WVa jail workers accused of using unlawful force on detainee

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal authorities say two former West Virginia jail workers have been charged with using unlawful force on a pretrial detainee. The FBI, federal prosecutors and the Justice Department's civil rights division announced in a news release 64-year-old Austin Garland ...

Man on Detroit’s ‘Most Wanted List’ arrested in W.Va.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a man on Detroit's Most Wanted List has been arrested in West Virginia. Police in Huntington say Michael Christian Hopkins was arrested Wednesday and charged with being a fugitive from justice. Hopkins also goes by the name Robert Pace and has an ...

WVa project to give ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ a destination

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A "Bridge to Nowhere" in southern West Virginia will have a destination in a few years. Gov. Jim Justice held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for the start of work on a 3.8-mile (6.1-kilometer) addition to the King Coal Highway. The addition will make use of a ...