Latest West Virginia News

West Virginia Golf Association exec Ullman joins LIV Golf

Jan. 27, 2023 04:05 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Brad Ullman has stepped down as executive director of the West Virginia Golf Association to become tournament director for LIV Golf. The WVGA announced Ullman's departure on Thursday. LIV Golf, the Saudi-funded rival league to the PGA Tour,...

Drug trafficker sentenced in overdose, dismemberment case

Jan. 26, 2023 19:12 PM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A convicted drug trafficker who helped dismember and bury the body of a West Virginia woman in Georgia following a fatal overdose was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison Thursday. Seddrick Banks, 30, of Cartersville, Georgia, was sentenced in federal...

West Virginia abortion protester receives fine, no jail time

Jan. 26, 2023 17:11 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Charleston-area magistrate dismissed one charge and decided not to impose jail time for another Thursday in the case of a protester arrested for disrupting lawmakers as they convened at the West Virginia Capitol in September to pass a near-total abortion ban. ...

Toussaint scores 22 as West Virginia beats Texas Tech 76-61

Jan. 25, 2023 22:08 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Joe Toussaint scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half, Seth Wilson hit a career-high five 3-pointers and finished with 15 points and West Virginia beat Texas Tech 76-61 Wednesday night, the Red Raiders' eighth consecutive loss. Erik Stevenson scored 16...

West Virginia advances gun bill for K-12 school staff

Jan. 25, 2023 19:25 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill that would allow teachers, administrators and support personnel to carry guns in K-12 public schools is advancing in the West Virginia House of Delegates. The proposal passed the House Education Committee on Wednesday, just one day after the state...

US reinstates road, logging restrictions on Alaska forest

Jan. 25, 2023 19:10 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency said Wednesday it is reinstating restrictions on road-building and logging on the country's largest national forest in southeast Alaska, the latest move in a long-running fight over the Tongass National Forest. The U.S. Department of...

Manchin pushes to delay tax credits for electric vehicles

Jan. 25, 2023 17:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ratcheting up his criticism, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Wednesday moved to delay new tax credits for electric vehicles, a key feature of President Joe Biden's landmark climate law. Manchin said guidelines issued by the Treasury Department allow manufacturers...

New lawsuits target state restrictions on abortion pills

Jan. 25, 2023 16:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of abortion rights filed separate lawsuits Wednesday challenging two states' abortion pill restrictions, the opening salvo in what’s expected to be a protracted legal battle over access to the medications. The lawsuits argue that limits on the drugs...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 25, 2023 13:01 PM EST

LNP/LancasterOnline. January 18, 2023. Editorial: The Shapiro transition team failed the transparency test. Let’s hope the Shapiro administration does better. We congratulate Gov. Shapiro on his inauguration as Pennsylvania’s 48th governor. We hope that with Lt....

Ex-West Liberty University president now a school consultant

Jan. 24, 2023 16:11 PM EST

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Liberty University president whose contract was not renewed last year has been retained as a consultant, a university official said. W. Franklin Evans is now a research analyst and executive consultant at the university, Board of Governors...