West Virginia News

West Virginia Senate to meet on bill OK’ing charter schools

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate is set to take up a sweeping education bill that would allow the state's first charter schools. The Republican-controlled chamber is scheduled to reconvene Monday at 5 p.m. as part of the special legislative session. The wide-ranging GOP ...

W.Va. center helps children harmed by addiction

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — How substance use disorder impacts a child's growth — directly or otherwise — remains an emerging science, even as many of those born in the crisis years of the nationwide opioid epidemic now reach toddlerhood. For those whose ...

MSHA report delves into death of West Virginia miner

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Mine-safety regulators say a West Virginia mining death occurred because the mine operator didn't identify the place where the miner was standing as an area that should be avoided. The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration says the operator also didn't train ...

HIV cluster rises to 53 cases in West Virginia county

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia health officials say the number of HIV cases in Cabell County has risen to 53. The Herald-Dispatch reports the total increased by four cases in the past four weeks and nine cases in the past nine weeks. The cluster has spread primarily among ...

Study: Scouts reserve responsible for millions in revenue

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A new study says a Boy Scouts reserve funnels millions of dollars in revenue into West Virginia each year. The West Virginia University Bureau of Business Economic Research study says the Boy Scouts of America's Summit Bechtel Reserve in Fayette and Raleigh counties ...

Case delayed for mom who accused Egyptian man of kidnapping

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A court appearance has been delayed for a West Virginia woman charged with falsely reporting that an Egyptian man tried to kidnap her daughter from a shopping mall. The Herald-Dispatch reports 24-year-old Santana Renee Adams was scheduled to appear Monday on the ...

West Virginia education bill advances as teachers protest

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republicans in the West Virginia House of Delegates on Monday advanced a sweeping education proposal to allow the state's first charter schools after a similar Senate bill sparked massive teacher protests at the state ...

2 Missouri casinos, 1 West Virginia casino to be sold

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two Missouri casinos will be getting new owners. VICI Properties Inc. and Century Casinos Inc. are acquiring the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau and Lady Luck Casino in Caruthersville. The companies also are buying Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in ...

West Virginia schools getting 3D printers, tech devices

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Robert C. Byrd Institute is giving 3D printers and other technology to more than 30 middle and high schools across West Virginia. Huntington-based RCBI says in a news release that the move is aimed at promoting innovation among agricultural educators and ...

W.Va. drops in national study of children’s well-being

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A national report on the well-being of children shows West Virginia has dropped in the rankings among the states despite improving its overall health and social factors. The Kids Count report released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks West Virginia 43rd ...