Latest West Virginia News

98 arrested during federal operation focusing on gang crime

Oct. 27, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal operation in southern West Virginia targeting violent gang crime resulted in nearly 100 arrests, officials said. Authorities arrested 98 people, including five accused gang members, during the 30-day operation, U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart and U.S. Marshal Michael Baylous...

Hospital parking for West Virginia football game restricted

Oct. 27, 2020 4:13 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University Medicine says parking for the football game on Saturday will be restricted to the campus of J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, and no tailgating will be permitted. No. 16 Kansas State visits the Mountaineers at noon on Saturday in a Big 12 matchup. Milan Puskar...

West Virginia gov looking for ways to offer more virus tests

Oct. 27, 2020 4:07 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice wants to further expand the availability of testing for the coronavirus. Free COVID-19 testing is being conducted in 36 of West Virginia’s 55 counties through Nov. 3. Justice said Monday that he plans to meet with his virus response team to...

James Musgrave discusses the increase in cases of the coronavirus in West Union, W.Va., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. “It’s not our favorite thing,” said Musgrave referring to the pandemic as he took a break from mowing his front lawn. “It’s just one of those things you deal with and learn from and go on.” (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)

Global pandemic hits home in the West Virginia mountains

Oct. 26, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

WEST UNION, W.Va. (AP) — Many in West Virginia proudly say they live in the original social distancing state. The coronavirus often seemed like a distant phenomenon best viewed on a TV screen in living rooms in the remote mountain towns that dot the state's expanses of wilderness. But as another surge of...

Festival celebrating West Virginia's Rocket Boys goes online

Oct. 26, 2020 3:55 AM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A festival that celebrates West Virginia’s Rocket Boys will be held online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Rocket Boys Festival will be livestreamed Tuesday through Thursday. According to the festival's Facebook page, author and former NASA engineer Homer Hickam...

'Walk-and-Talk' therapy popular option in W.Va. amid virus

Oct. 25, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — According to the Mayo Clinic, a brisk walk helps maintain a healthy weight, manages conditions from high blood pressure to diabetes, strengthens bones and muscles, and improves one’s physical coordination. For the patients and counselors at Appalachian Life Enrichment...

West Virginia's Leddie Brown (4) runs the ball to score a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

McPhearson fumble return lifts Texas Tech over West Virginia

Oct. 24, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Cornerback Zech McPhearson returned a fumble 56 yards for a touchdown with 8:44 left to lift Texas Tech to a 34-27 victory over West Virginia on Saturday night. West Virginia's Sam James caught a short pass from Jarret Doege but fumbled on a hit from Jacob Morganstern. McPhearson, a...

Marshall quarterback Grant Wells looks to make a throw downfield against Florida Atlantic during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Huntington, W.Va. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

Wells throws 2 TD passes, No. 22 Marshall beats FAU 20-9

Oct. 24, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Redshirt freshman Grant Wells showed some poise in the pocket when No. 22 Marshall faced its first deficit of the season. Wells threw two touchdown passes, including a 41-yard strike for the go-ahead score, and the Thundering Herd beat pandemic-depleted Florida Atlantic 20-9 on...

West Virginia governor announces funding for former mine

Oct. 24, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

ROCK CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Friday he is committing $39 million toward development of the former Hobet mine site in Boone County, The Herald-Dispatch reported. Justice said the money will go toward developing an access road to the site and an intersection at the entrance...

Last West Virginia county approves cannabis dispensaries

Oct. 24, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's lone holdout in taking action on cannabis dispensary permits approved 20 of 21 proposals on Thursday, The Dominion Post reported. The Monongalia County Board of Health approved the permits during a special session after coming under pressure to get the permits...