West Virginia News

Man accused of setting fire to house in argument with wife

LANARK, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man is accused of setting a house on fire during a dispute with his wife. News outlets report 54-year-old Ronald Lee Morton was charged with first-degree arson of a dwelling house and fleeing while driving under the influence Monday. Cpl. B.J. Adkins ...

West Virginia fish hatcher gets federal funds for repairs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery set to receive $213,000 in federal funds to repair damage from last year's flooding. West Virginia's U.S. senators say the money from the Department of Transportation will be used to repair damage done to trails and ...

4 people indicted in insurance fraud scheme

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man, his ex-wife and two sons are accused of burning down two West Virginia homes and pocketing over $550,000 in insurance claims. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports 66-year-old Windel Lester, his ex-wife, 41-year-old Georgetta Lester, and his sons, 40-year-old ...

Voters in West Virginia reject $5.8M bond for new school

PETERSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A bond that would build a new school has been rejected for the second time this year by voters in West Virginia. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports Monroe County voters rejected the $5.8 million bond with Saturday's unofficial total of 1,223 to 877. The bond ...

4 found dead in West Virginia home; carbon monoxide cited

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia's eastern panhandle say four people died over the weekend apparently from carbon monoxide poisoning in their home. Jefferson County Sheriff Pete Dougherty tells WCHS-TV that the two adults, teenager and toddler were found dead about ...

West Virginia settlement bars security company

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's attorney general has reached a settlement with a company selling home security systems that bars it from operating within the state. It settles a lawsuit alleging Trio Alarm LLC and manager Tyler Ignatowski engaged in deceptive sales practices in West ...

Atlantic Coast Pipeline secures another key federal permit

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline has cleared another key regulatory hurdle. The U.S. Forest Service granted approval Friday for the natural gas pipeline to run through the George Washington National Forest and Monongahela National Forest. About 21 miles (33 ...

Firearm season for deer opens in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's buck firearm season is underway. Tens of thousands of hunters are expected to head into the woods this week for the deer gun season, which lasts through Dec. 2. Monday's start of the buck gun season coincided with the start of the antlerless deer ...

Company planning synthetic fuel plant gets $29M in bonds

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Economic Development Authority has authorized more than $29 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds to a company planning to build a synthetic fuel plant. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports a reimbursement resolution and a cap allocation application ...

Power utility asks to roll back its property tax assessment

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Appalachian Power Co. is asking to roll back its property tax assessment in West Virginia for the 2018 tax year, citing a combination of a mild winter followed by a mild summer that has hurt business. "The utility business tends to be a weather business," Thomas ...