Latest West Virginia News

Body of missing teen found, mother's boyfriend charged

May. 17, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say they've found the body of a missing West Virginia girl and her mother's boyfriend has been arrested. News outlets report Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer said during a news conference Thursday that 15-year-old Riley Crossman's decomposed body was found on an...

One-armed man sues over being handcuffed wrist-to-ankle

May. 17, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

CLAY, W.Va. (AP) — A one-armed man whose wrist was handcuffed to his ankle has filed a federal lawsuit against the sheriff's department in Clay County, West Virginia. Former state Sen. Randy Schoonover says deputies used excessive force, subjected him to cruel and unusual punishment, and never told him why...

Romance writer arrested on drug charges in West Virginia

May. 16, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia have arrested a popular self-published romance writer on drug charges following a traffic stop. The Exponent Telegram reports 28-year-old Kelly Ann Scyoc of Lumberport was charged Wednesday with conspiracy and felony possession with intent to deliver. Scyoc...

5 states announce new suits over prescription opioids

May. 16, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five more state attorneys general announced legal filings Thursday seeking to hold the company that makes OxyContin responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that's now the leading cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states. The company, Connecticut-based...

The Latest: Idaho now plans action against OxyContin maker

May. 16, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on states filing claims against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma (all times local): 4:05 p.m. The flurry of legal actions against the company that makes OxyContin is intensifying. The Idaho Attorney General's Office sent notices last week to Purdue Pharma and lawyers for...

Man gets life in prison for lighting homeless woman on fire

May. 11, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A homeless man who lit a homeless West Virginia woman on fire as she slept has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. News outlets report Carl Tramane Magee III was sentenced Friday in Kanawha County Circuit Court. A jury found him guilty of murder by...

Schedules show West Virginia governor largely absent in job

May. 10, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — He's a billionaire who owns mines, farms and the swankiest resort in all of West Virginia. But how Jim Justice spends his time as the state's 36th governor has largely been a mystery. Since he took office a little more than two years ago, Justice has been dogged by criticism that...

12-year-old reporter gives commencement speech at university

May. 10, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A 12-year-old reporter who runs a newspaper in Pennsylvania has delivered the commencement address at West Virginia University's Reed College of Media. Hilde Kate Lysiak has run the Orange Street News in since 2014 in Selinsgrove, 150 miles northwest of Philadelphia. She first drew...

Warren's opioids message applauded in hard-hit West Virginia

May. 10, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

KERMIT, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's plan to battle the nation's drug addiction problem drew an enthusiastic response Friday in a small West Virginia community waging its own fight against opioid abuse. Warren outlined her idea to tax the wealthiest Americans and...

The Latest: Warren wants politics out of addiction tax plan

May. 10, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

KERMIT, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's plan to tax the wealthiest U.S. households to address the opioid addiction crisis (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says her tax plan to address the nation's prescription...