Latest West Virginia News

WVa's Joyful Night holiday celebration to be held virtualy

Dec. 03, 2021 14:57 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For the second straight year, West Virginia's Joyful Night celebration at the state Capitol will be held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. The holiday event with Gov. Jim Justice and first lady Cathy Justice in Charleston is scheduled...

Holly Forbes joining crooner Murphy on WVa holiday tour

Dec. 03, 2021 04:07 AM EST

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — “America’s Got Talent” winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. is bringing along a friend to his series of West Virginia holiday concerts this month. Murphy announced Thursday on social media that former “The Voice” contestant Holly Forbes will...

John Hutchison to become WVa Supreme Court chief justice

Dec. 03, 2021 04:07 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — John Hutchison will become the West Virginia Supreme Court’s chief justice on Jan 1. The court announced the move Thursday. As chief justice, Hutchison will become the administrative leader of the state’s judiciary...

West Virginia man admits pocketing nonprofit funds

Dec. 03, 2021 04:05 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has pleaded guilty to defrauding a nonprofit group. Walter Greenhowe, 72, of Dunbar, entered the plea in federal court Thursday to three counts of wire fraud. Greenhowe was president of the community...

WVa hospital employees get raises, must pay health premiums

Dec. 02, 2021 16:42 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A three-year contract ratified by union maintenance and service workers at a West Virginia hospital includes annual wage increases but requires them to begin paying health insurance premiums starting in 2023. Members of the Service Employees...

New sheriff takes over after previous official retires

Dec. 02, 2021 11:40 AM EST

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — There's a new sheriff in a West Virginia town where the previous one retired amid allegations of inappropriate behavior and a hostile work environment. Rick Woodyard was sworn in Wednesday as the new Wood County Sheriff with numerous county...

2 WVa corrections officers who died of COVID-19 honored

Dec. 02, 2021 04:06 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The names of two West Virginia corrections officers who died of COVID-19 have been added to a memorial in Charleston. The Department of Homeland Security placed the names of Cpl. Mark Rustemeyer and Lt. Delmar Dean on its memorial at the state...

Free tire collection events coming up in 3 WVa locations

Dec. 02, 2021 04:05 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Free tire collection events are coming up in three West Virginia locations. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection said the first event is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in Clay County at the IGA Parking Lot on Route 15....

Union workers ratify contract, end strike at WVa hospital

Dec. 01, 2021 23:13 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Union maintenance and service workers at a West Virginia hospital ratified a contract Wednesday to end a month-old strike, the hospital announced. Members of the Service Employees International Union District 119 ratified the three-year contract...

Howard leads No. 16 Kentucky women past West Virginia 83-60

Dec. 01, 2021 21:26 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Rhyne Howard scored 27 points, Dre'una Edwards had a double-double with six blocks and No. 16 Kentucky rolled over West Virginia 83-60 on Wednesday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Edwards had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (5-1) and Jada...