West Virginia News

National parks draw 1.7M visitors to West Virginia in 2017

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — A new report shows the national parks in West Virginia drew 1.7 million visitors last year. The National Park Service report said visitors to the state's national parks in 2017 spent $72.8 million in nearby communities, resulting in economic output totaling $84 ...

Car hits West Virginia bingo hall, killing 1, injuring 12

SOPHIA, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a car crashed into a bingo hall in West Virginia, killing one and injuring a dozen others. Raleigh County Sheriff Scott Van Meter tells The Register-Herald the vehicle hit the Sophia Bingo Hall around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Sophia City Assistant Fire Chief ...

Deal made on sports wager ‘integrity fee’ in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Gov. Jim Justice says state casinos will be responsible for paying sports betting "integrity fees" if a new law comes to fruition. Justice says in a news release that representatives of the state lottery, professional sports leagues and casinos ...

Sheriff: Man purposely hit, killed man who tried to slow him

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man who authorities say purposely hit a man with his car has been charged with murder. News outlets report 38-year-old Morgan Vandergriff was arrested Wednesday in the death of 38-year-old John Maynard. Putnam County Sheriff Scott Deweese says a ...

88-year-old woman with ‘rotting’ leg dies, 3 charged

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say an elderly West Virginia woman found living in deplorable conditions with a "rotting" leg along with two children has died. News outlets report Charleston police were called to a hospital Monday after 88-year-old Norma Dunlap was admitted with "signs ...

Woman arrested after leaving baby with power company workers

RIPLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A woman in West Virginia is accused of handing her 1-year-old son over to American Electric Power workers and walking away. Twenty-eight-year-old Maya Green is charged with child neglect. State Police Sgt. K.M. Gilley tells WSAZ-TV that Green may have been on drugs when ...

Oldest person in US dies; Pennsylvania woman was 114

HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — A 114-year-old Pennsylvania woman who was the oldest person in the United States has died, according to a funeral home. The Robert D Heath Funeral Home in Mount Union said that Delphine Gibson died Wednesday. Lessie Brown, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 113, is now ...

Incumbent Manchin has financial edge in US Senate race

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia enters the general election campaign with a huge financial advantage as he prepares to defend his seat in November against Republican Patrick Morrisey. Morrisey, a two-term state attorney general, ...

Landowners fight pipeline in case headed to US appeals court

By SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — George Jones was against the Mountain Valley Pipeline from the start. The natural gas pipeline is routed to run through the southwest Virginia farm his family has owned for seven generations. The 88-year-old Navy veteran never ...

AEP subsidiaries propose rate increase in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two American Electric Power subsidiaries in West Virginia are proposing a rate increase that would boost residential customers' bills by nearly $15 each month. Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power filed a request with the state Public Service Commission on Wednesday ...