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West Virginia News

New owners vow to preserve important historic home

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A historic West Virginia home that played an important role in the area's African American history is changing hands as a way of continuing to preserve it. The Webb-Blessing House was the only residence owned by a free African-American family living in Charles ...

West Virginia prison working to resolve plumbing issue

MOUNT OLIVE, W. Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials have shut off several water valves at a state prison while they continue to restore full water service at the Fayette County complex. Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Larry Messina said Sunday that inmates will ...

WV woman charged after several dead dogs found in house

MONONGAH, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been charged with animal cruelty after several dead dogs were found in her home, authorities said. Marion County sheriff's deputies found the animals during a search of 36-year-old Melissa Jones' home in Monongah on Monday, news outlets ...

West Virginia WWII vet still remembers cold, frostbite

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For Bernard Whittington, an enduring memory of his service as a U.S. Army corporal during the Battle of the Bulge was enduring bone-chilling cold. Seventy-five years after the Kanawha County man took part in the bloody, but ultimately successful, effort to counter ...

Marshall’s marching band to perform in London parade

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — London's New Year's Day Parade is set to feature a little touch of West Virginia. Marshall University's marching band is heading across the pond to perform in London's parade ringing in 2020, the school said Friday. More than 100 members of the Marching Thunder band ...

West Virginia planning celebrations of women’s suffrage

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The new year is bringing a yearlong celebration after West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner announced the formation of a committee to plan events commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which gave U.S. women the right to vote. Kat Williams is a ...

New owners vow to preserve important historic home

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A historic West Virginia home that played an important role in the area's African American history is changing hands as a way of continuing to preserve it. The Webb-Blessing House was the only residence owned by a free African-American family living in Charles ...

Newspaper publishes secret report on former W.Va. bishop

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A newspaper has published a secret church report about a former West Virginia bishop ousted for alleged sexual and financial misconduct that details how he allegedly groomed and inappropriately touched young men. The Washington Post reports law enforcement does not ...

WV man arrested after Christmas Day chase with baby in car

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man who led police on a Christmas Day chase with a baby in his car has been arrested, authorities said Wednesday. Harrison County Sheriff Robert Matheny told The Exponent Telegram the pursuit started in Upshur County after the suspect "fired a shotgun ...

Mon Health to offer paid parental leave in 2020

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (AP) — Eligible employees at Mon Health System will soon be offered 14 consecutive days of paid parental leave. Mon Health System President and CEO David Goldberg announced in a news release that the new policy will take effect at the start of the new year. "We recognize ...