West Virginia News

W.Va. dog euthanized for biting despite prominent backers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A dog whose case inspired an outpouring of support from politicians in West Virginia amid a long legal battle has been euthanized for biting two children multiple times. House of Delegates Speaker Roger Hanshaw says Jasper the dog was put to death Wednesday. Hanshaw ...

Ahead of debate, Senate leader boosts GOP education plan

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The leader of the West Virginia Senate on Thursday boosted his broad-based education proposal ahead of the special legislative session debate. GOP Senate President Mitch Carmichael urged support of his plan at a press ...

Mega Millions ticket worth $2M sold in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Mega Millions ticket worth $2 million has been sold in West Virginia. The West Virginia Lottery says in a news release the ticket for Tuesday's drawing matched five numbers and missed the Mega Ball number. The ticketholder also paid an extra $1 for the Megaplier ...

Officials investigate inmate death at West Virginia jail

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — An official says authorities are investigating a death at the Western Regional Jail in West Virginia. Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina told The Herald-Dispatch that 28-year-old Brittney Horner suffered a "medical ...

West Virginia woman sentenced for taking disaster funds

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman who embezzled disaster benefits from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after heavy flooding more than two years ago has been sentenced to 10 months in prison. The U.S. attorney's office says in a statement that 57-year-old Pamela Taylor of ...

Attorney: US high court shouldn’t review WV impeachment case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An attorney for a West Virginia Supreme Court justice is arguing that the U.S. Supreme Court should not take up the question of how states allocate power among their branches of government. The legal brief comes as the nation's high court considers an appeal from the ...

W.Va. Catholic diocese releases more accused priests’ names

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's only Roman Catholic diocese has released the names of two more priests who it says have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse in the state. The priests are accused of committing the abuse while working at the ...

West Virginia man charged with stealing car, ambulance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused of stealing a car and then an ambulance has been arrested. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Kenneth Wayne Nottingham of the Roane County community of Pigeon has been jailed on charges of grand larceny and receiving or transferring a ...

West Virginia Senate to meet Saturday on education

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate is set to reconvene later this week for the special legislative session on education. Republican Senate President Mitch Carmichael said Tuesday that he's going to call the chamber back in to vote on a broad-based education proposal ...

West Virginia man accused in slaying arrested in N Carolina

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused in a slaying has been arrested in North Carolina. News outlets report 24-year-old Jalen Malik Alexander was arrested Tuesday by Winston-Salem police. He's charged with first-degree murder in the May 17 death of 22-year-old Maurice ...