West Virginia News

GOP candidates rip Manchin, praise Trump at Senate forum

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican candidates hoping to oust U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin in the fall took repeated turns attacking the incumbent Democrat's record while aligning themselves with President Donald Trump during a forum in West Virginia on Monday ...

Woman whose daughter disappeared found guilty of murder

WESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A woman whose 3-year-old daughter went missing in 2011 in West Virginia has been convicted of murder and other charges. The Exponent Telegram reports a Lewis County Circuit Court jury reached the verdict Monday in the trial of Lena Marie Lunsford Conaway. The ...

AP-NORC Poll: Amid strikes, Americans back teacher raises

By CAROLE FELDMAN and EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don't make enough money, and half say they'd support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise. The findings of the new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public ...

Fox News hosting debate in West Virginia GOP Senate primary

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Fox News Channel is kicking off its midterm election series with a debate in the West Virginia Republican Senate primary race. The network said in a news release that candidates who reach a threshold of 10 percent in a Fox News poll being released this week will be ...

West Virginia agencies participating in Drug Take Back Day

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in West Virginia are participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Drug Take Back Day. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office said it will have deputies stationed at each detachment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Deputies ...

Committee members picked for search of new state chancellor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission board has named the members of a search committee to find a successor to the current chancellor of the 4-year college oversight agency. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the board Monday picked members for the ...

Mylan lays off 15 percent of West Virginia workforce

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A pharmaceuticals company has laid off 15 percent of its workforce at a West Virginia manufacturing facility. Mylan Pharmaceuticals released a statement Friday saying the "right-sizing" is consistent with discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ...

Group dedicates 50th wooden bridge built for flood survivors

IVYDALE, W.Va. (AP) — A disaster response group says it has completed its 50th private bridge in West Virginia as part of a rebuilding project after severe flooding in recent years. The West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, or VOAD, and its partners celebrated the ...

West Virginia county declares state of emergency over roads

KINGWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia county has declared a state of emergency over "deplorable" road conditions. The Dominion Post cites a release from the Preston County Commission that says Thursday's proclamation asks the state to address several roads that "pose a danger for motorists, ...

Most West Virginia community colleges to hike fees

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — All but one of West Virginia's public community and technical colleges are planning to increase tuition and fees for associate's degrees. West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission official Matt Turner tells The Charleston Gazette-Mail that the Community and ...

Prison time turns West Virginia man from addict to counselor

By EDDIE TRIZZINO, Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — While a lifetime of bad decisions and mistakes can lead some down a path to self-destruction, Bill Dickey found himself crawling right back up that road late in life. Dickey's bad decisions would eventually lead to his own ...

A guide to the May 8 primary election in West Virginia

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Candidates in West Virginia's May 8 primary are hoping for the chance to earn their party's nominations for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House or the Legislature. Early voting in West Virginia runs from April 25 through May 5. Here is a ...

Group dedicates 50th wooden bridge built for flood survivors

IVYDALE, W.Va. (AP) — A disaster response group says it has completed its 50th private bridge in West Virginia as part of a rebuilding project after severe flooding in recent years. The West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, or VOAD, and its partners celebrated the ...

Arizona teachers vote for statewide walkout to protest pay

By MELISSA DANIELS, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states. A grassroots group ...

West Virginia University seminar set on climate change, food

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A Cornell University researcher will be at West Virginia University for a seminar on the effects of climate change on food supplies. WVU says Michael Hoffmann will lead the discussion Tuesday on topics including the basics of climate change, how changing climate ...

Army probing fatal shooting of soldier from West Virginia on Louisiana base

FORT POLK, La. (AP) — The U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the killing of an 18-year-old soldier at Fort Polk in Louisiana. News outlets report Private Jacob S. Malcolm of Hedgesville, West Virginia, was fatally shot on April 12 in a residence at the ...

Locations picked for hearings on insurance funding solution

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A task force subcommittee has chosen 22 locations across West Virginia to hold public hearings on an insurance program for West Virginia teachers and other public employees. A public outreach subcommittee of the Public Employees Insurance Agency task force met ...

Ex-Massey CEO Blankenship claims trial documents withheld

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — Convicted former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship claims documents that would have assisted his defense weren't made available to his attorneys before his trial and he's asking a federal court to vacate his misdemeanor conviction. Blankenship made the claim in a ...

West Virginia man who was shot by sheriff’s deputy dies

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has died 10 days after being shot by a sheriff's deputy. Lt. R.G. Waybright II of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department said in a news release that 59-year-old Raymond Lyle Bell of Reynoldsville died Sunday at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital. No ...

Citing opioid crisis, feds seek rule change for drugmakers

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Drugmakers would be required to identify a legitimate need for controlled substances to justify their production under a proposed rule change intended to rein in the diversion of drugs for illicit purposes, the Drug Enforcement ...