Latest West Virginia News

Ed Littler, central Nebraska sportscaster for 25 years, dies

Jan. 19, 2022 15:25 PM EST

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Ed Littler, a central Nebraska sportscaster for 25 years, has died after being hospitalized with COVID-19. He was 70. Littler died Tuesday night, according to KSNB-TV in Hastings, where Littler had worked for more than two decades. Littler, who...

US judge dismisses lawsuit filed by Whitey Bulger's family

Jan. 19, 2022 13:22 PM EST

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by family members of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger Jr., who was beaten to death in a federal prison in West Virginia. U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey in Wheeling granted the government's...

New initiative will combat healthcare fraud in West Virginia

Jan. 19, 2022 09:58 AM EST

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Officials have launched a new initiative to combat health care fraud in West Virginia, U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld said. State and federal agencies gathered at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Wheeling on Tuesday for the first meeting of the Mountaineer...

West Virginia University will continue emergency grants

Jan. 19, 2022 04:12 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University students who are attending classes at least half-time this spring will be considered for emergency grants from coronavirus relief funds. Students must be seeking a degree and have a 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid...

Cryer, Mayer lead No. 5 Baylor past West Virginia 77-68

Jan. 18, 2022 20:45 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Despite its recent struggles at home, Baylor still knows a thing or two about winning on the road, even when short-handed. LJ Cryer and Matthew Mayer each went on a 3-point tear to set a career high for scoring, and No. 5 Baylor snapped a two-game losing...

Nick Saban, others urge Manchin to protect voting rights

Jan. 18, 2022 20:13 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and other prominent sports figures with ties to West Virginia have urged U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin to support sweeping legislation to protect the right to vote. Saban was joined by NBA Hall of Famer Jerry...

West Virginia lawmakers introduce 15-week abortion ban

Jan. 18, 2022 18:53 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers have introduced a bill to ban abortion after 15 weeks — a proposal nearly identical to the Mississippi law currently under review by the U.S. Supreme Court. As the nation waits for the court to make a decision later this year in...

West Virginia slated to receive more than $500M for bridges

Jan. 18, 2022 10:43 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is slated to receive more than $500 million to repair and upgrade bridges across the state, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal officials announced last week that West Virginia would receive the funding over the next...

Deadline nears to apply for storm loans in 5 WVa counties

Jan. 18, 2022 04:08 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Small private nonprofit organizations in five West Virginia counties have a few more weeks to apply for federal loans for economic losses from several winter storms last February. The U.S. Small Business Administration said Feb. 14 is the filing deadline...

WVa governor resumes briefings, says COVID is 'tough stuff'

Jan. 17, 2022 13:40 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Monday resumed his weekly briefings on the coronavirus, six days after he tested positive for COVID-19. Justice's return coincided with the state surpassing 20,000 confirmed cases of the virus over a one-week period for the...