West Virginia News

Young boy shot in neck in critical condition

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a 3-year-old boy in West Virginia was accidently shot in the neck and critically wounded. News outlets reported the shooting occurred Tuesday at a home in Welch. West Virginia State Trooper First Class J.R. Coburn said two young children were playing with "an ...

Trump plan scales back Obama’s coal emissions standards

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday came out with new rules scaling back Obama-era constraints on coal-fired power plants, striking at one of the former administration's legacy programs to rein in climate-changing fossil-fuel ...

West Virginia Senate OKs rules for impeachment trials

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate set the course Monday for an unprecedented impeachment trial of three Supreme Court justices who have been assailed for spending of more than $3 million on court office renovations at a time when the state was ...

Trump returning to campaign in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump is making his sixth visit to West Virginia since taking office. Trump's campaign says the president will hold a rally Tuesday in Charleston at the Charleston Civic Center. He's expected to encourage voters to turn out for Republican candidates ...

West Virginia town under state auditor investigation

GLASGOW, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia State Auditor's Office is investigating a town. WCHS-TV reports Glasgow Mayor Peggy Fisher announced the investigation Monday at a Town Council meeting. She says Glasgow has received a subpoena for all financial records dating back four years and town ...

West Virginia study group wants 2-year colleges involved

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A group reviewing West Virginia's higher education system wants two-year community and technical colleges added to the study. News outlets report the Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education voted Friday to draft a response to Gov. Jim Justice's executive ...

Water utility’s settlement would lower customer rates

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A settlement submitted to utility regulators calls for a reduction in the rates that West Virginia American Water charges its customers. News media outlets report that customers could expect a small decrease in their monthly water bills for the next several months, ...

$20,000 reward offered for man accused of threatening Trump

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal authorities have announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a Pennsylvania man accused of having threatened President Donald Trump and other officials. Twenty-seven-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo is also wanted in Pennsylvania on arrest ...

West Virginia postpones Fan Day due to virus

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has postponed its Fan Day following an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease among several members of the school's football program. The school said Saturday that five cases of the highly contagious viral infection were identified within the ...

2nd death from accident along West Virginia Turnpike

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — State Police say a second person has died in a truck accident on the West Virginia Turnpike. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports State Police say in a news release that 21-year-old West Virginia Parkways Authority employee Richard Lambert died Saturday at a hospital ...