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Newspaper publishes secret report on former W.Va. bishop

Dec. 24, 2019 1:42 PM EST

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 have a copy of...

In this Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, photo provided by WSAZ-TV, a home in rural Mason County, West Virginia, is shown where a sheriff's deputy was shot. Mason County Sheriff Greg Powers identified the deputy as Matt McCormick, a one-year employee with the department. (Tori Yorgey/WSAZ-TV via AP)

West Virginia sheriff's deputy shot in face identified

Dec. 17, 2019 1:07 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia sheriff’s deputy who was shot in the face is not believed to have life-threatening injuries, a sheriff said. Mason County Deputy Matt McCormick was shot Sunday while attempting to arrest a man at a rural home, Sheriff Greg Powers told news outlets. The...

Carey gets 400th win with No. 22 West Virginia women

Dec. 15, 2019 6:30 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) — Tynice Martin hit four 3-pointers and scored 22 points, leading No. 22 West Virginia to a 72-55 win over Norfolk State on Sunday, giving coach Mike Carey his 400th with the Mountaineers. Kari Niblack added 14 points and 10 rebounds for West Virginia, which was playing the game at...

This photo provided by the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association shows Zeus with a transport volunteer around St. Louis, Mo. Zeus, who was stolen from its owner in Montana and taken across the country to West Virginia, is on his way back home, thanks to a microchip and a group of volunteers who love animals. (Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association via AP)

Stolen pit bull to make cross-country trip back home

Dec. 12, 2019 7:38 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) — A pit bull that was stolen from its owner in Montana and taken across the country to West Virginia is on its way back home, thanks to a microchip and a group of volunteers who love animals. Cassandra Rasmussen of Butte, Montana, said a person she considered a friend stole her...

Lawsuit: W.Va. department put child in sexually abusive home

Dec. 6, 2019 1:18 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A woman says in a lawsuit that the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resource knowingly placed her in an abusive and unsafe home where her father impregnated her when she was 11 years old. The woman, who is now 21, says in her lawsuit that the agency was negligent and...

WV pol claims legislative immunity in racist sign outburst

Dec. 5, 2019 1:34 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia politician claimed Thursday that an obscure state law shields him from criminal charges after his violent outburst over a racist display at the Capitol. Del. Mike Caputo's pretrial court hearing took an unexpected turn when his attorney asked that the misdemeanor...

Lawmaker in racist signs outburst running for WV Senate

Dec. 3, 2019 4:31 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Veteran West Virginia Del. Mike Caputo, who was criminally charged after a recent controversy involving racist signs at the state Capitol, announced Tuesday he will seek a state Senate seat next year. The Democrat announced his candidacy for the state Senate’s 13th District...

Sheriff: High speed chase ends when man runs out of gas

Nov. 27, 2019 5:28 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a man who led officers on a long, high-speed chase through West Virginia was caught after he ran out of gas. The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office says 28-year-old Joshua Allen Harris is facing fleeing and stolen vehicle charges after the pursuit early Tuesday....

West Virginia diocese seeks $792K from disgraced bishop

Nov. 26, 2019 4:15 PM EST

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Roman Catholic diocese said Tuesday that it wants a former bishop to pay it more than three-quarters of a million dollars after a series of alleged sexual and financial scandals. Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Bishop Mark E. Brennan released a “plan of...