Latest West Virginia News

Tiny home village for foster care youth celebrates opening

Apr. 01, 2023 09:11 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Tucked away along Buffalo Creek Road in Huntington is a tiny home village, a greenhouse and a picnic area for local youth transitioning out of the foster care system. The village was created by Stepping Stones Inc., a child welfare and behavioral health...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Mar. 31, 2023 19:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — To be announced. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; former Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.; former Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, the new NCAA president. __ ...

For WVa. abortion protester, charges dropped with conditions

Mar. 29, 2023 21:46 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A protester forcibly removed from a chamber gallery at the West Virginia Capitol and later arrested for disrupting lawmakers as they moved to ban abortion last year will see all charges dropped against her, if she stays out of trouble for the next six months. ...

West Virginia governor signs ban on gender-affirming care

Mar. 29, 2023 21:16 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday signed a bill banning gender-affirming care for minors, joining at least 10 other states that have enacted laws restricting or outlawing medically supported treatments for transgender youth. The bill...

West Virginia’s governor signs bill banning gender-affirming care for minors, joining other states with health care bans

Mar. 29, 2023 18:49 PM EDT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s governor signs bill banning gender-affirming care for minors, joining other states with health care bans.

West Virginia bans marriage for children age 15 or younger

Mar. 29, 2023 18:06 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will no longer allow children under 16 to marry, after the governor signed a compromise bill Wednesday. The law signed by Republican Gov. Jim Justice continues allowing children ages 16 and 17 to get married with restrictions. Under the new...

Questions raised about fire chief's felony sex conviction

Mar. 29, 2023 13:59 PM EDT

HUNDRED, W.Va. (AP) — Officials in a West Virginia town are trying to determine whether the chief of a volunteer fire department can keep his job after an anonymous letter was circulated complaining that a 1997 felony sex conviction should prohibit him from serving in the role. ...

At trial, Minnesota says e-cigarette maker Juul targets kids

Mar. 28, 2023 19:55 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison personally opened his state's case against Juul Labs on Tuesday, accusing the e-cigarette maker of using “slick products, clever ads and attractive flavors” to hook children on nicotine as the first of thousands of cases against the...

New Maryland provider opening in post-Roe 'abortion desert'

Mar. 27, 2023 09:28 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new abortion provider is opening this year in Democratic-controlled Maryland — just across from deeply conservative West Virginia, where state lawmakers recently passed a near-total abortion ban. The Women’s Health Center of Maryland in Cumberland,...

Purple Martin seasonal migration reaches West Virginia

Mar. 26, 2023 09:19 AM EDT

FAIRDALE, W.Va. (AP) — In a sure sign that spring is not far behind, the first purple martins of the year have been spotted in West Virginia. The birds were seen on March 10 in Fairdale, West Virginia, by a purple martin enthusiast — one of many throughout the eastern and central...