Latest West Virginia News

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...

Two employees of the Ryugyong Health Complex disinfect the hands and check the fever of people coming to the complex to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: SKorea holds leader of church with virus cluster

Jul. 31, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean prosecutors have arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect as part of an investigation into allegations the church hampered the government’s anti-corfonavirus response after thousands of worshipers were infected in February and March. Prosecutors are...

FILE - In this Wednesday Jan 29, 2020 file photo, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., walks to the Senate chamber after a break in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The U.S. Postal Service is considering closing post offices across the country, sparking worries ahead the anticipated surge of mail-in ballots in the 2020 elections, U.S. Sen Joe Manchin and a union leader said Wednesday, July 29, 2020.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Senator, union leader: Postal Service considers downsizing

Jul. 29, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is considering closing post offices across the country, sparking concerns ahead of an anticipated surge of mail-in ballots in the 2020 elections, U.S. Sen Joe Manchin and a union leader said Wednesday. Manchin said he has received numerous reports from post...

This photo released Tuesday, July 14, 2020, by the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority shows Reta Mays, a former nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va. Mays, pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin. She was charged with seven counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with the intent to commit murder of an eighth person. She faces life sentences for each murder. (West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority via AP)

Fifth lawsuit filed in deaths at West Virginia VA hospital

Jul. 28, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The number of lawsuits has grown to five involving the sudden deaths of seven patients at a West Virginia veterans hospital where a former nursing assistant admitted to intentionally giving them wrongful insulin injections. A federal lawsuit was filed Monday in the March 2018 death...

White West Virginia officers sued over Black man's beating

Jul. 28, 2020 9:48 AM EDT

WESTOVER, W.Va. (AP) — A Black West Virginia man has filed a federal lawsuit against a police chief and two white officers accused of pulling him from his home and beating him, fracturing facial bones and causing other serious injuries, according to the suit. The lawsuit brought by Andre Howton this month...

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Vic Koenning, at the time the defensive coordinator at North Carolina, watches during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Clemson in Clemson, S.C. West Virginia has parted ways with defensive coordinator Vic Koenning a month after safety Kerry Martin alleged he made a series of insensitive remarks, including against Hispanics. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

West Virginia shifts defensive staff after Koenning's exit

Jul. 27, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Neal Brown has shifted responsibilities on his staff after the exit of defensive coordinator Vic Koenning. Brown announced Monday that defensive line coach Jordan Lesley will oversee the front of the unit, and defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae will handle the...

This photo released Tuesday, July 14, 2020, by the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority shows Reta Mays, a former nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va. Mays, pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin. She was charged with seven counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with the intent to commit murder of an eighth person. She faces life sentences for each murder. (West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority via AP)

Fourth lawsuit filed in VA hospital deaths in West Virginia

Jul. 23, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A fourth lawsuit has been filed involving the sudden deaths of patients at a West Virginia veterans hospital where a former nursing assistant admitted giving them wrongful insulin injections. A federal lawsuit was filed Wednesday in the death of Robert Lee Kozul Sr. at the Louis A....

FILE - In this Friday, June 12, 2015, file photo, demonstrators carry signs in Martinsburg, W.Va., as they protest the killing of Winchester, Va., resident Wayne Jones by Martinsburg police on March 13, 2013. The city of Martinsburg has agreed to settle an excessive force lawsuit filed by the family of Jones, a homeless Black man, who was shot 22 times by police.  (Onofrio Castiglia/The Winchester Star via AP, File)

Family of Black man shot 22 times by police settles lawsuit

Jul. 22, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city has agreed to settle an excessive force lawsuit filed by the family of a homeless Black man who was shot 22 times by police, an attorney said. Christopher E. Brown, the attorney for the family of Wayne Arnold Jones, told The Washington Post that the lawsuit...

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Vic Koenning, at the time the defensive coordinator at North Carolina, watches during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Clemson in Clemson, S.C. West Virginia has parted ways with defensive coordinator Vic Koenning a month after safety Kerry Martin alleged he made a series of insensitive remarks, including against Hispanics. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

Koenning out as WVU coordinator after player accusations

Jul. 22, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has parted ways with defensive coordinator Vic Koenning a month after a player alleged the assistant coach made a series of insensitive remarks, including against Hispanics. The school announced Koenning's departure by mutual agreement, which athletic director Shane...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2014 file photo, Miss Kentucky Ramsey Carpenter participates in the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J. Bearse, crowned Miss Kentucky in 2014 under her maiden name of Carpenter, who admitted to exchanging sexual photos with a teenage student when she was working as a West Virginia school teacher, was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. She was also sentenced to an additional 10 years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender for life, according to Kanawha Assistant Prosecutor Meshell Jarrett. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Ex-Miss Kentucky sentenced to prison on sex crime charge

Jul. 16, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Miss Kentucky who admitted to exchanging sexual photos with a teenage student when she was working as a West Virginia school teacher has been sentenced to prison. Ramsey BethAnn Bearse, 29, received her two-year sentence in Kanawha County Circuit Court on Tuesday. She was...