Latest West Virginia News

Frosh RB Hall leads Iowa State over West Virginia 38-14

Oct. 12, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Breece Hall may have given Iowa State the dependable option at running back the Cyclones have been looking for since star David Montgomery left. The freshman rushed for 132 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Iowa State to a 38-14 victory over West Virginia on Saturday night...

Marshall pulls away late, beats Old Dominion 31-17

Oct. 12, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Isaiah Green accounted for two first-half touchdowns, and Brenden Knox added a late score to help Marshall beat Old Dominion 31-17 on Saturday. Knox, who finished with 104 yards rushing on 24 carries, had a 6-yard TD run with 3:55 remaining that capped a 10-play, nearly six-minute...

WVU's 2018 loss to Iowa State, Purdy still echoes

Oct. 11, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Iowa State's smothering defense from a year ago is still hauntingly fresh in the memories of West Virginia players. So, too, is Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy bouncing through the Mountaineers with relative ease. That defense is still stout a year later and Purdy just seems to be...

West Virginia mayor won't rename Christmas parade

Oct. 10, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The mayor of West Virginia's capital city on Thursday reversed a decision to change the name of the annual holiday parade after intense backlash from church leaders and conservatives. Mayor Amy Goodwin announced on Monday that she planned to rename the "Charleston Christmas Parade"...

'Dumbest' judge Neely seeks WVa Supreme Court seat again

Oct. 9, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice who once joked that he was "America's laziest and dumbest judge" announced Wednesday that he'll seek a seat on the court again next year. Richard Neely was elected to the court at age 31 in 1972. He served until stepping down in 1995 to...

Teammates, coaches back WVU QB Kendall after 4-pick game

Oct. 9, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Coaches and teammates are rallying behind West Virginia quarterback Austin Kendall as fans question his ability to lead the team following another multiple-interception game. Kendall leads the Big 12 with 190 pass attempts. He knows he needs to limit his mistakes in order for the...

Opioid makers' latest legal woe: West Virginia handyman

Oct. 9, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A small home-improvement company in West Virginia is taking on the nation's opioid giants in a lawsuit blaming the drugmakers for a rise in insurance costs. The handymen at Al Marino Inc. filed the federal class-action suit last week in U.S. District Court against Purdue Pharma,...

Blackhawk Mining closes 3 West Virginia coal mines

Oct. 9, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Blackhawk Mining says it's closing three mines and two preparation plants in West Virginia amid weak global coal markets. The Kentucky-based coal company on Tuesday announced the idling of its facilities in Logan and Mingo counties. The move will impact 342 employees. Blackhawk...

Iowa State leaning on QB Brock Purdy in run game

Oct. 8, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has been searching for a primary ball carrier all season. The Cyclones might have found their guy in quarterback Brock Purdy. Purdy gave Iowa State (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) the boost it was looking for in its ground game last week against TCU. Purdy ran for a season-high 102 yards and...

Magistrate reinstated after passing high school equivalency

Oct. 8, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia magistrate who resigned after it was discovered she never finished high school has been reinstated. A lawyer for Janine Varner says she has passed a high school equivalency test and Ohio County Circuit Judge Ronald Wilson swore her back into office Monday. A county...