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Woman rescued from West Virginia mine enters guilty plea

Dec. 10, 2019 5:29 PM EST

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman who was rescued along with two other people from an inactive coal mine last year has pleaded guilty to destruction of property and conspiracy. Erica Treadway entered the plea deal Monday, news outlets reported. She faces up to eight years in prison at sentencing...

W Virginia food producers can join state directory program

Dec. 10, 2019 4:16 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia food producers who want to be listed in a state directory have until the end of the week to join the program and be included. The directory will feature the stories of West Virginia Grown members and the things they produce, the state Department of Agriculture said in...

West Virginia police chief named as city manager

Dec. 10, 2019 1:20 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The police chief of a West Virginia city has been named the city's new manager. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams on Monday appointed Chief Hank Dial to the role, which he's set to start next week, news outlets report. The move comes with a roughly $8,000 pay bump, putting his new...

States urge Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction to continue

Dec. 9, 2019 5:49 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorneys general from 18 states are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to allow construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to continue. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said his office will lead the coalition. A friend of the court brief scheduled to be filed Monday...

West Virginians head to Canada to find affordable insulin

Dec. 9, 2019 7:50 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A group of West Virginians left the country Sunday in search of affordable insulin — they went to Canada, where insulin prices are reported to be about a tenth of what it costs people in the United States. Across the border, no prescription is even necessary to purchase the...

W Virginia Capitol Christmas tree lighting set for Tuesday

Dec. 9, 2019 4:27 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's annual holiday celebration and tree lighting ceremony will be held this week at the state Capitol Complex in Charleston. The Joyful Night event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on the south plaza with performances from West Virginia high school bands. Gov. Jim...

No. 10 Miss St women drop 1st non-SEC home game since 2014

Dec. 8, 2019 6:54 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — More than five years had passed since Mississippi State had lost a game at Humphrey Coliseum to a team outside of the SEC. That 45-game winning streak came to a screeching halt Sunday. Boosted by a dominant rebounding performance and helped by Mississippi State’s rough free...

Observatory inspires musical composition by professor

Dec. 8, 2019 9:00 AM EST

GREEN BANK, W.Va. (AP) — As a source of inspiration for musical composition, the Green Bank Observatory is both down to earth and out of this world. That’s what Fairmont State University Assistant Professor of Music Dan Eichenbaum discovered in June, while spending time at the world renowned...

Dunn's free throws give St. John's 70-68 over West Virginia

Dec. 7, 2019 3:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rasheen Dunn scored nine of his 13 points in the second half including the winning free throws with five seconds remaining and St. John's handed West Virginia its first defeat, 70-68, on Saturday in Madison Square Garden for the Red Storm's fourth straight win. Dunn shot only 3 of 11 from...

Deer killings under investigation in West Virginia county

Dec. 7, 2019 12:56 PM EST

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — Natural resources police in West Virginia are investigating cases of illegally killed deer and timber theft in Randolph County. A group of officers led by Cpl. Greg Smith have investigated citizen complaints related to the illegal killing of deer over the past month in the rural...