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West Virginia News

Several elk transported from Arizona to WVa died of parasite

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Nearly one-third of the elk herd transported to West Virginia two years ago died from a parasite, a wildlife official said. White-tailed deer carry but apparently are unaffected by brainworms, which can be deadly to other antlered animals. Randy Kelley, the West ...

3 WVa kids who left home, wanted to visit New York found

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — Three children who wanted to visit New York City walked out of their adoptive parents' home in their pajamas early Monday but were found safe several hours later after being spotted by a neighbor, police said. The neighbor called 911 and the children were located ...

West Virginia officials mark start of Black History Month

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials are marking the start of Black History Month. A series of monthlong events begins with a celebration Monday in the Governor's Reception Room at the state Capitol in Charleston. It will include a proclamation by Gov. Jim Justice, remarks by ...

Physician admits to illegally prescribing pain pills in WVa

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A physician had admitted to illegally prescribing pain pills in southern West Virginia, federal prosecutors said. Dr. William Earley, 63, pleaded guilty to distributing oxycodone without a legitimate medical purpose. Prosecutors said Earley worked at a Charleston pain ...

West Virginia judge dismisses murder charge against teenager

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A murder charge against an 18-year-old West Virginia woman was dismissed Tuesday after prosecutors failed to find a key witness in the case. Andrea Glenda Moore was charged as an adult with murder in the 2018 fatal shooting of Joann Dawn Saunders Childers, 32, a ...

West Virginia’s governor to Virginia counties: Join us

By JULIE ZAUZMER The Washington Post MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — As Virginia's new Democratic majority ushers through a raft of liberal proposals on issues including gun control and abortion, West Virginia's governor is making an unusual proposal to disgruntled Virginians: Break away. Gov. ...

West Virginia officials mark start of Black History Month

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials are marking the start of Black History Month. A series of monthlong events begins with a celebration Monday in the Governor's Reception Room at the state Capitol in Charleston. It will include a proclamation by Gov. Jim Justice, remarks by ...

Several elk transported from Arizona to WVa died of parasite

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Nearly one-third of the elk herd transported to West Virginia two years ago died from a parasite, a wildlife official said. White-tailed deer carry but apparently are unaffected by brainworms, which can be deadly to other antlered animals. Randy Kelley, the West ...

‘Floating dump truck’ will help create fish habitat in WV

By JOHN MCCOY The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Like Capt. Quint in the movie "Jaws," Aaron Yeager needed a bigger boat. Now he has one, and with it he'll be able to create more and bigger fish habitat in some of West Virginia's most popular lakes. The boat, a former ...

West Virginia gets $131M in FEMA funds for flooded schools

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice's office announced on Friday that West Virginia will receive more than $131 million (118 million euros) to replace schools in Nicholas County that were destroyed by flooding in 2016. The money comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and ...