×

West Virginia News

Ex-CEO and ex-prisoner Blankenship making presidential bid

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former coal executive and ex-federal prisoner Don Blankenship says he'll seek the Constitution Party's presidential nomination next year. West Virginia Constitution Party chairman Jeffrey-Frank Jarrell says Blankenship made the announcement Saturday during the ...

Museum celebrates 5 years of teaching West Virginia children

By BREANNA FRANCIS, The Journal undefined MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Just off East Martin Street in downtown Martinsburg and interwoven with Caperton train station, there are small, multicolored stickers littering the floors that encourage the Mountain State's youth to follow these pathways ...

4 more public forums set in WVa on substance abuse response

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Four more public forums are set this week on a statewide response to substance abuse in West Virginia. The meetings are scheduled for Monday at the University of Charleston student union ballroom, Tuesday at the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office training center in ...

Police: 2 beat kids, forced them into hourslong punishments

MANNINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a West Virginia couple hit their six children with belts and metal objects and forced them to do push-ups and squats as punishment. News outlets report Mannington police on Sunday arrested Bashtlee Efaw and her husband, Richard Douglas Efaw. Police Chief ...

Bond denied for West Virginia man accused of killing wife

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge has denied bond for a West Virginia man charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife. News outlets report bond was denied Monday for 40-year-old James Michael Kiser, who authorities say has confessed to killing Crystal Dawn Kiser. Kanawha County ...

Chicago teachers may test unions’ ‘social justice’ strategy

By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A threatened strike by Chicago teachers would test a strategy employed by a growing number of urban teachers unions convinced that transforming contentious contract talks into discussions about class sizes and student services wins public ...

West Virginia tourism officials began fall foliage updates

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's fall colors are starting to show, and the state Tourism Office has started providing weekly updates and a live tracker map online. The agency says foliage in the state's higher elevations is about a week away from peak, with maples showing the most ...

Court upholds firing of parole officer who dated drug dealer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court has upheld the firing of a parole officer who dated a man who ran a drug distribution operation out of their home. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the justices ruled 4-1 Friday to keep Simona Southall out of the Division of ...

New I Scream Sundae shop offers spooky treats year-round

By BILL LYNCH Charleston Gazette-Mail RIPLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Halloween only comes around once a year, but at I Scream Sundae in Ripley, the spooky fun never ends. The ice cream shop is just off West Main Street, where afternoon traffic rolls by relentlessly. Outside the modest brick-and-glass ...

W Virginia school suspends sorority over drug, hazing claims

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A college in West Virginia has suspended a sorority over allegations of illegal drug use and hazing. Marshall University on Thursday announced a cease-and-desist order against the Delta Upsilon chapter of Delta Zeta, suspending all chapter actives, meetings and ...