Latest West Virginia News

Appalachian Commission distributes $46 million for projects

Sep. 16, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

MATEWAN, W.Va. (AP) — The Appalachian Regional Commission is granting more than $46 million for 57 economic projects in 10 states to promote workforce training and entrepreneurship and improve broadband. The projects will support “economic diversification” in the...

WVU hosts No. 15 Hokies at sold-out Mountaineer Field

Sep. 16, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

No. 15 Virginia Tech (2-0) at West Virginia (1-1), Saturday at noon EDT (FS1). Line: Virginia Tech by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: West Virginia leads 28-23-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The...

No. 15 Virginia Tech, WVU battle for Black Diamond Trophy

Sep. 16, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The Black Diamond Trophy has been in No. 15 Virginia Tech's possession since the current players were preschoolers. It's time to dust off the prize that has symbolized the rivalry between the Hokies (2-0) and West Virginia (1-1), which began in...

Organizers reject bid to cancel West Virginia's Bridge Day

Sep. 16, 2021 07:20 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Organizers of West Virginia’s largest outdoor festival have rejected a move to cancel the event for the second straight year after Gov. Jim Justice encouraged it to continue. The Bridge Day Commission rejected 4-2 a proposal from one of its...

WVa Emergency Management has new system for disaster grants

Sep. 16, 2021 04:14 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Emergency Management Division has a new software system to help manage federal disaster grants. The software will help manage projects, request and track reimbursements, and submit necessary paperwork, the agency said in a news...

Energy funds awarded to 16 WVa businesses, ag producers

Sep. 16, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sixteen small businesses and agriculture producers in rural West Virginia are receiving more than $177,000 from a federal government program that helps install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements. U.S. Sens. Joe...

West Virginia woman gets nearly 3 years in wire fraud scheme

Sep. 16, 2021 04:12 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for defrauding Charleston-area businesses. Misty Brotherton-Tanner, 41, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston for her April guilty plea to wire fraud and...

WVa gov: Being unvaccinated is 'bad choice' as records fall

Sep. 15, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia hospitals continue to be overrun with COVID-19 patients as the number of people seeking treatment for the virus hit a record of 893 on Wednesday, officials said. That's 41 more than Monday's record and is up from the total of 52...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Sep. 15, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. Sept. 13, 2021. Editorial: Images, words and action Late last week, The Washington Post released a video compilation of Gov. Jim Justice saying more West Virginians need to get vaccinated against COVID-19, highlighting his...

Woman's body found in trash bag, WVa woman charged in case

Sep. 15, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

WAYNE, W.Va. (AP) — A woman was found dead and her body concealed in a trash bag inside a home, West Virginia State Police said. A resident of the Wayne County home, Carrie Nicole Ramey, 28, was charged with murder and concealment of a deceased body and arrested,...