Latest West Virginia News

Cochran reconsiders post with WVa Schools for Deaf, Blind

Aug. 5, 2020 3:18 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Days after being chosen to lead the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, Scott Cochran has decided not to take the position, the state Department of Education said. He made the decision based on being able to remain close to his family, the agency said Tuesday in a...

Jury in civil trial decides no excessive force during arrest

Aug. 4, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal jury in West Virginia has found that two Logan County police officers did not use excessive force during a 2018 encounter with a Black man. The verdict came in a civil trial filed by Frank Morgan Jr. against two white officers, Joshua Tincher and Kevin Conley, the...

Courts in 2 WVa counties closing due to coronavirus pandemic

Aug. 4, 2020 5:10 AM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Courts in two West Virginia counties are closing until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic. All courts in Lincoln County are being closed, according to an order Monday. State health officials said the county recorded around 20 cases in the last week and a total of 45...

Huntington firefighters test positive for virus

Aug. 4, 2020 5:01 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two Huntington Fire Department firefighters have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said Monday. Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader said the first firefighter tested positive Friday and a second tested positive Monday as officials work to quarantine and test additional...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice delivers his annual State of the State address in the House Chambers at the state capitol in Charleston, W.Va. The former West Virginia public health leader forced out by the governor says decades-old computer systems and cuts to staff over a period of years had made a challenging job even harder during a once-in-a-century pandemic. Republican Gov. Jim Justice demanded Dr. Cathy Slemp’s resignation on June 24. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, File)

Virus outbreak at West Virginia nursing home grows

Aug. 3, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than 60 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in an ongoing outbreak at a West Virginia nursing home, officials said Monday. Republican Gov. Jim Justice said 31 staffers and 33 residents at the Princeton Health Care Center have tested positive. Nineteen people...

Bag limit for buck to remain at 3 in West Virginia

Aug. 3, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials have rejected a proposal to reduce the bag limit for bucks, so it will remain at three. The decision by the state Natural Resources Commission on Sunday came after more than two years’ worth of discussion, surveys and delays on taking action, the...

Cochran named head of West Virginia Schools for Deaf, Blind

Aug. 3, 2020 4:20 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Scott Cochran has been selected as superintendent of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. The state Board of Education chose Cochran at a meeting Friday in Charleston. The school in Romney serves more than 100 children. “I am humbled and honored to be...

West Virginia city taking applications for urban deer hunt

Aug. 3, 2020 4:15 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Applications are being accepted for a deer hunt in Charleston, West Virginia. The city's urban deer hunt season will be open from Sept. 5 through Dec. 31, and from Jan. 11 through Jan. 31. The hunt is aimed at controlling the deer population in West Virginia’s largest city....

New York Empire win World TeamTennis title

Aug. 2, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — The New York Empire won the World TeamTennis title Sunday, with Coco Vandeweghe and Nicole Melichar surviving a championship point against the Chicago Smash. The Empire edged the expansion Smash 21-20, with title decided in a super tiebreaker. With the match in extended...

West Virginia gov extends county's bar shutdown order

Aug. 2, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has extended an order that closed all bars in Monongalia County for an additional 10 days due to the coronavirus pandemic. The latest order is effective until Aug. 13. The county includes West Virginia University’s Morgantown campus. Students...