West Virginia News

Trump urges West Virginia voters to reject Blankenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is urging West Virginia voters to reject a former federal convict and coal baron running in the Republican Senate primary, arguing that Don Blankenship he would lose the general election. Trump tweets on Monday: "To the great people of West Virginia ...

West Virginia family featured in CNN’s ‘Anthony Bourdain’

By GREG JORDAN, Bluefield Daily Telegraph WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Anticipation built up last Sunday evening as Linda and Bob McKinney watched their television and waited for a special show to come on. Thanks to a guest they had over for dinner last October, millions of people were about to visit ...

Service held for victims of 1927 coal mine disaster

By JIM BISSETT, The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Henry Russell knew he was going to die, as he crouched in the damp and the smoke and the darkness. So he did the only thing he could. He tore a scrap off a paper bag of concrete, picked up a chunk of coal, and scrawled a message to ...

Police: 2 die in West Virginia; carbon monoxide suspected

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say two people have died in a suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at a home near Martinsburg. Media outlets report the bodies of a man and his adult daughter were found Saturday at their home in Baker Heights. Baker Heights Fire Capt. Adam ...

Bald eagle found along West Virginia road dies

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a bald eagle found near a West Virginia highway has died. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports state police and sheriff's deputies found the injured male eagle last week next to U.S. Route 460. Mercer County sheriff's Cpl. J.C. Long says the eagle was ...

West Virginia governor: April revenue ahead of estimates

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says revenue collections for last month were above estimates and collections for the year are just shy of year-to-date estimates and above last year. Justice's office said in a news release Friday that April's collections were $535.3 ...

Early GOP primaries shaping up as rightward march with Trump

By BILL BARROW, Associated Press As primary season kicks into high gear, Republicans are engaged in nomination fights that are pulling the party to the right, leaving some leaders worried their candidates will be out of a step with the broader electorate in November. Primaries in four states ...

Service held for victims of 1927 coal mine disaster

By JIM BISSETT, The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Henry Russell knew he was going to die, as he crouched in the damp and the smoke and the darkness. So he did the only thing he could. He tore a scrap off a paper bag of concrete, picked up a chunk of coal, and scrawled a message to ...

Retired Marshall professor is winning acclaim for her poetry

By DAVE LAVENDER, The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Home to Dogfish Head, one of America's most famous craft breweries, the sleepy town of Milton, Delaware (population 2,879), isn't a place you usually find yourself unless you are a craft beer lover. Or unless you are Mary ...

Land gift more than doubles size of West Virginia preserve

DAVIS, W.Va. (AP) — A land donation will more than double the size of the Bear Rocks Preserve in West Virginia. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that near 2 square miles of land along the Allegheny Front, the eastern rim of the Dolly Sods plateau, has been donated to the Nature ...