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'I'm dying, you're not': Those terminally ill ask more states to legalize physician-assisted death

Apr. 12, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — On a brisk day at a restaurant outside Chicago, Deb Robertson sat with her teenage grandson to talk about her death. She’ll probably miss his high school graduation. She declined the extended warranty on her car. Sometimes she wonders who will be at her funeral. ...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Apr. 11, 2024 07:18 AM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. April 4, 2024. Editorial: West Virginians show resiliency through storm Tuesday morning was frightening for West Virginians across most of the state. Cellphones blared emergency warnings, as did televisions and radios. Sirens...

9 children injured, 1 seriously, in school bus crash

Apr. 10, 2024 15:45 PM EDT

HURRICANE, W.Va. (AP) — Nine students were injured Wednesday morning when a West Virginia school bus hit a tree, officials said. One student was in serious condition and will need surgery due to internal injuries, but the other injuries appeared to be minor, Putnam County Sheriff...

The number of tornadoes from April 2 storms in West Virginia keeps climbing, now up to seven

Apr. 09, 2024 18:10 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The number of tornadoes from severe storms last week in southern West Virginia kept climbing Tuesday with the National Weather Service on Tuesday boosting the count to seven — more than three times the state's average for an entire year. West Virginia saw...

Towboat owner gets probation in 2018 river oil spill along West Virginia-Kentucky border

Apr. 08, 2024 18:24 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The owner of a towboat that sank and spilled oil into a river along the West Virginia-Kentucky border was sentenced Monday to 18 months probation on a federal pollution charge, and he and his two companies were ordered to pay nearly $1.9 million in restitution. ...

West Virginia had a whopping 5 tornadoes last week, more than double the yearly average

Apr. 08, 2024 17:53 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The National Weather Service on Monday confirmed a fifth tornado touched down during severe storms that barreled across West Virginia last week. That’s more than double the state’s average for an entire year. West Virginia saw an average of two...

Hardwood flooring manufacturer taking over 2 West Virginia sawmills that shut down

Apr. 07, 2024 12:54 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A hardwood flooring manufacturer has agreed to acquire two sawmills from a West Virginia lumber company that shut down. Mountville, Pennsylvania-based AHF Products said it will purchase Allegheny Wood Products sawmills in the Greenbrier County community of...

Following program cuts, new West Virginia University student union says fight is not over

Apr. 07, 2024 00:52 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sophomore Christian Adams expected he would be studying Chinese when he enrolled at West Virginia University, with a dream of working in labor or immigration law. He didn’t foresee switching his major to politics, a change he made after West Virginia’s...

A spill of firefighting foam has been detected in three West Virginia waterways

Apr. 06, 2024 14:45 PM EDT

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A spill of firefighting foam has been detected in three southern West Virginia waterways, and potential downstream intakes have been notified, regulators said Saturday. The state Department of Environmental Protection said an undetermined amount of the...

Storms, floods cause 1 death, knock down tombstones at West Virginia cemetery

Apr. 05, 2024 17:17 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Storms and flooding in West Virginia have caused at least one death and washed out about 200 tombstones at a cemetery where graves date back to the early 1800’s, officials said. Valerie Ann Swisher, 49, died when the vehicle she was driving got stuck in...