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West Virginia News

Charleston’s Goldfarb Electric showroom to be torn down

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Charleston showroom of Goldfarb Electric is set to be demolished, news outlets reported Thursday. A demolition permit for the Virginia Street E. building was issued last week but it's unclear when any action will be taken, officials said. A chain-link fence has ...

West Virginia county gets new magistrate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The chief judge of Kanawha County, West Virginia, has appointed a new magistrate for the area's court system. Judge Charles E. King, Jr. on Thursday named Gary Q. Sheff as magistrate following the retirement of Tim Halloran at the end of last year, according to a ...

Seven shot at bar in West Virginia on New Year’s Day

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (AP) — Seven people were injured in a shooting at a bar in West Virginia early New Year's Day, police said. The shooting happened early Wednesday at the Kulture Hookah Bar in Huntington, interim Huntington Police Chief Ray Cornwell said in a news release. The statement ...

Officials: WV sheriff damaged car, lied to have county pay

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE undefined CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia sheriff was fined Thursday for hitting a car with a shopping cart then lying about what happened so his county would have to pay for repairs, officials said. Brooke County Sheriff Larry C. Palmer has agreed to pay the ...

Former W. Virginia prison guard settles 3 sex abuse lawsuits

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former correctional officer in West Virginia has settled three lawsuits by women who say he sexually abused them while they were inmates. Former guard James Widen agreed to settle the cases for a total of $240,000, the women's attorney and state Sen. Mike Woelfel ...

Justice appoints new DMV commissioner

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Thursday tapped the director of a General Motors dealership to lead the state's Division of Motor Vehicles. Everett Frazier, who has worked in the auto industry for more than three decades, will start as DMV commissioner Monday, ...

WV bar closed after 7 shot during New Year’s Day dispute

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia bar where seven people were shot on New Year's Day was shut down Thursday as authorities work to identify who carried out the shooting. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams said officials have issued a cease and desist order to close Kulture Hookah Bar, ...

About 5,000 golden eagles winter in eastern U.S.

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press Golden eagles are back from Canada, spending the winter in the eastern U.S. Researcher Trish Miller said there are probably around 5,000 east of the Mississippi River, compared to estimates of 1,000 to 2,500 when she and her husband, Michael Lanzone, ...

Seven shot at bar in West Virginia on New Year’s Day

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (AP) — Seven people were injured in a shooting at a bar in West Virginia early New Year's Day, police said. The shooting happened early Wednesday at the Kulture Hookah Bar in Huntington, interim Huntington Police Chief Ray Cornwell said in a news release. The statement ...

Virginia man arrested in fatal DUI crash in West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A suspected drunken driver was arrested in a New Year's Day highway crash that killed another motorist in West Virginia, police said. The accident occurred early Wednesday along southbound Interstate 81 in Berkeley County, The Journal reported. Cody Wade ...