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Man abused by teacher settles lawsuit with school district

Nov. 15, 2019 1:23 PM EST

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia school district has settled a lawsuit with a man who says he was sexually abused by a teacher and fathered four of her children. The Intelligencer reports Ohio County Schools settled with Christopher Birch on Thursday. The April lawsuit said Bridge Street Middle...

Woman dead after being hit by truck, dragged for miles

Nov. 7, 2019 3:10 PM EST

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia say a woman has died after being hit by a truck then dragged under another vehicle for miles. Wheeling Police Department spokesman Philip Stahl says officers received a report on the initial crash around 6:30 a.m. Thursday. He says the first driver told...

WV judge tosses church abuse case, wants high court's take

Nov. 7, 2019 1:17 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia judge is looking to the state Supreme Court for guidance after dismissing a case that alleges a Catholic diocese and its former bishop knowingly employed pedophiles. Wood County Circuit Court Judge J.D. Beane on Wednesday tossed the suit against the Diocese of...

State rejects request, won't reopen suspension bridge

Oct. 30, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia transportation officials have rejected a mayor's request to reopen a suspension bridge. Officials closed the Wheeling Suspension Bridge indefinitely last month due to vehicles crossing that exceeded the weight limit. The Intelligencer reports state Transportation...

4 more public forums set in WVa on substance abuse response

Oct. 21, 2019 4:26 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Four more public forums are set this week on a statewide response to substance abuse in West Virginia. The meetings are scheduled for Monday at the University of Charleston student union ballroom, Tuesday at the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office training center in Martinsburg,...

2 killed in interstate accident in West Virginia

Oct. 20, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Police say two people were killed in a fiery accident on Interstate 470 in West Virginia's Northern Panhandle. Wheeling police and fire spokesman Philip Stahl tells news outlets two tractor-trailers and an SUV were involved in the accident Saturday on Interstate 470 near Wheeling....

W Virginia inmate sentenced to prison for escaping custody

Oct. 17, 2019 4:52 AM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia man has been sentenced to prison for escaping federal custody while jailed in a child pornography case. U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced Wednesday that 33-year-old Garrett Michael Carrigan has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading...

Businesses in 3 WVa counties eligible for disaster loans

Oct. 16, 2019 4:34 AM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration says small businesses in three West Virginia counties are eligible for economic injury disaster loans as a result of excessive rain and flooding earlier this year. The agency said Brooke, Hancock and Ohio counties in the Northern Panhandle are...

Mayor asking state officials to reopen suspension bridge

Oct. 9, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia mayor is asking state officials to reopen a suspension bridge. Officials closed the Wheeling Suspension Bridge indefinitely last month due to vehicles crossing that exceeded the weight limit. The Intelligencer reports Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott sent a letter to...

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...