Latest Morgantown News

Approved West Virginia charter school won't open this fall

May. 26, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A charter school approved to open in West Virginia this fall has been delayed after a suitable location couldn’t be found. The four-member West Virginia Professional Charter School Board voted Wednesday to push back its contract with Nitro Preparatory...

Lawmakers want workgroup to help address jail overcrowding

May. 25, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers aim to form a workgroup to help address overcrowding in the state's regional jail system, according to a published report. Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority Committee Co-Chair David Kelly made the announcement during...

2 West Virginia students named Presidential Scholars

May. 13, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Two students from rival West Virginia high schools have been named Presidential Scholars, the U.S. Department of Education said. Alice Guo of Morgantown High School and Luke Watson of University High in Morgantown are two of 161 U.S. high school seniors...

After switch to GOP, 2 Senate candidates win WVa primaries

May. 11, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Switching to the Republican Party turned out to be a good move for some former Democrats in primary races for the West Virginia Senate. Mark Hunt and Mike Oliverio won their respective GOP parties Tuesday in their bids to return to the Legislature on the...

Applications being accepted for WVa State Police cadet class

May. 04, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Applications are being accepted for the newest cadet class at the West Virginia State Police Academy. Open testing will be done in person on Thursday in Beverly, Friday in Morgantown and Saturday at the Academy in Dunbar. If successful...

A guide to the May 10 primary election in West Virginia

Apr. 26, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Candidates in West Virginia’s May 10 primary are hoping for the chance to earn their party’s nominations for the U.S. House or the state Legislature. The overall ballot in the midterm election may be smaller, but the voting landscape changed after the state's...

Thomas Health, WVU Health enter into management agreement

Apr. 21, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thomas Health System said it has entered into a management and clinical affiliation agreement with the West Virginia University Health System. In addition, South Charleston-based Thomas Health said Wednesday that President and CEO Dan Lauffer...

Arrests at WVa protest denouncing Manchin coal industry ties

Apr. 10, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Grassroots groups blocking the entrance to a West Virginia power plant denounced Sen. Joe Manchin’s ties to the coal industry, and several arrests were made. Dozens of protesters rallied Saturday outside the front gate of the coal-fired Grant Town Power...

WVU nonprofit arm takes over shuttered plant, tenants sought

Mar. 31, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A nonprofit arm of West Virginia University took ownership of a shuttered pharmaceutical plant Thursday with the goal of improving area job and education opportunities. WVU Medicine will work with the university through the WVU Innovation Corp. to oversee...

WVa fire officials identify woman killed in house fire

Mar. 25, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia fire officials have identified the victim of a fatal fire. Sharon L. Cale, 76, of Morgantown, died as a result of the fire at her home, the state fire marshal's office said Friday. Investigators determined the fire was accidental and started...