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West Virginia News

Worker dies after electric shock at West Virginia coal mine

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say an electrician has died after an electric shock at a coal mine in West Virginia. The West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training says the worker died around 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Kanawha Eagle South Hollow Preparation Plant. The ...

City to forgive tickets in exchange for school supplies

SPENCER, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city is offering to forgive unpaid parking tickets in exchange for school supplies. The city of Spencer announced the deal Tuesday on Facebook. The city of Wheeling earlier this summer initiated the same program. It says it will clear the parking ...

Sheriff: 10-year-old hospitalized after crashing stolen car

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia say a 10-year-old boy stole his family's sedan and crashed into a pickup truck, severely injuring himself. Mercer County Sheriff's Deputy L.L. Addair tells news outlets that the boy suffered a broken arm and severe head injuries in the ...

West Virginia bar has license suspended after fatal shooting

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A fatal shooting occurred outside a West Virginia bar Sunday, prompting the suspension of its liquor license. News outlets report The Hot Corner Bar will have its license suspended as of Monday for 10 days. Gary "Gig" Robinson is the communications director for the ...

West Virginia mayor presents plan for vacant buildings

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The mayor of West Virginia's capital city wants to try out new ways to deal with vacant and abandoned properties that have drawn the ire of residents. Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin on Monday announced the introduction of two bills that would increase fines on vacant ...

West Virginia man sentenced in discharge of untreated sewage

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to five years' probation and fined $24,000 for violating permits and discharging untreated sewage from his treatment plant. U.S. Attorney Bill Powell's office said 56-year-old Timothy Peer of Springfield owned Mountainaire ...

Police: Man charged for shooting after pot deal gone wrong

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say a man has been charged for shooting a gun at a car after he was robbed during a marijuana deal gone wrong. The Charleston Police Department says Monday that Brandon Scott Woodfell has been charged with wanton endangerment. Authorities say ...

Man pleads guilty to killing West Virginia teen

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A white man accused of killing a black teen in West Virginia nearly three years ago has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. News outlets report 65-year-old William Ronald Pulliam entered the plea Monday in Kanawha County on what would have been his first day of ...

Wounded West Virginia trooper kills fugitive in gunfight

POCAHONTAS COUNTY, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia state trooper has killed a man who shot him during a pursuit in the woods. The West Virginia State Police on Tuesday says Trooper First Class J.M. Tallman was airlifted to a hospital. Officials say the man first fired a rifle ...

Markers recalling South’s racist past placed near monuments

ATLANTA (AP) — New markers are now in place, adding context to some of Atlanta's divisive Old South monuments that harken back to the Civil War. Two markers were installed Friday in Atlanta's Piedmont Park, in front of the 1911 Peace Monument commemorating post-Civil War reconciliation. The ...