Latest West Virginia News

W.Va. seniors return to elementary schools before graduation

May. 21, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

WAYNE, W.Va. (AP) — High school seniors who are about to graduate experienced a blast from the past as they walked the halls of the elementary schools they once attended. Wayne High School seniors visited East Lynn, Lavalette and Wayne elementary schools on May 16 and were...

Woman convicted on 3 counts in fatal hit-and-run crash

May. 20, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 2-year-old boy has been convicted on three counts, a prosecutor said. Angel Alberta Estep was found guilty Thursday of leaving the scene of an accident causing death, failure to render aid and...

Ex-utility clerk to make restitution for failure to deposit

May. 20, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A former utility clerk in West Virginia has been given probation and ordered to pay restitution for funds she failed to deposit in the town's bank account, the state auditor's office said. Sherry Sansom, 51, of Accoville, pleaded guilty to falsifying accounts...

WVa social services workers get raises, dashboard to debut

May. 19, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Thursday that social services workers will receive a 15% pay increase by tapping funds from existing vacant positions after such efforts failed in the Legislature. About 970 employees of the Department of Health and Human...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

May. 19, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. May 15, 2022. Editorial: Pipestem renovations: Regional asset grows again If you haven’t been to Pipestem Resort State Park in a while, now would be a great time to visit this close-to-home destination. More than $8 million in renovations...

Ford found liable in lawsuit in West Virginia woman's death

May. 19, 2022 04:21 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A jury in West Virginia has awarded $7 million in a product liability lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. to the family of a woman who died when her Mustang was involved in a fiery crash. A Kanawha County jury made the award this week to the Raleigh County...

Marshall University opens up thrift store to flood victims

May. 19, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is offering items in its thrift store free of charge to area flood victims affected by recent high water. The campus store in Huntington will be open to flood victims from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. next Monday. Several inches of...

Antolini named WVa Public Broadcasting executive director

May. 18, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The interim leader of West Virginia Public Broadcasting was named Wednesday as its full-time chief executive officer and executive director. The West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority voted unanimously to remove the interim tag from Butch...

Fairmont State University president to step down in December

May. 18, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Fairmont State University President Mirta Martin plans to step down from her position later this year. Martin, who was named president in 2018, said in a letter Tuesday that she won't seek an extension of her contract when it ends in December, news outlets...

WVa gets more federal funding for abandoned mine cleanup

May. 18, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will receive an additional $27 million in federal funding for abandoned coal mine cleanup. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding Tuesday from the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. The office's...