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Coal miner killed on job in West Virginia

August 26, 2017

TALLMANSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A coal miner has died in West Virginia, the sixth mining fatality in the state this year.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the U.S. more »»

Former judge sentenced to 4 years in Social Security case

August 25, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former administrative law judge has been sentenced to four years in prison for taking bribes from Kentucky lawyer Eric C. Conn in a $600 million Social Security fraud case. more »»

West Virginia Working Families Party sets launch

August 25, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Working Families Party plans to formally launch in an event Saturday afternoon outside the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston. more »»

US rig count decreases by 6 this week to 940

August 25, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by six this week to 940.

A year ago, just 489 rigs were active. more »»

National park in West Virginia searching for missing swimmer

August 25, 2017

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — The National Park Service is searching for an Illinois man who disappeared while swimming in a rapids area with friends in West Virginia. more »»

West Virginia city to settle lawsuit over homeless eviction

August 25, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials in West Virginia's capital city plan to settle a lawsuit brought after the city's mayor chose to remove a group of homeless people from an encampment. more »»

West Virginia leads 21 states opposing gun restrictions

August 25, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's attorney general has filed a brief on behalf of a 21-state coalition urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments against Maryland gun restrictions. more »»

$350M project offers new road connecting West Virginia towns

August 25, 2017

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A nearly 13-mile long (20-kilometer), $350 million road project connecting two West Virginia communities has been completed after 20 years of discussion and wor. more »»

West Virginia man pleads guilty in 2016 shooting death

August 25, 2017

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in a shooting death last yea. more »»

Babysitter gets life in death of 2-year-old in freezer

August 24, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A babysitter has been sentenced to life in prison after assaulting a 2-year-old boy he was watching and putting the child's body in a freezer. more »»

West Virginia baby sitter sentenced in 2-year-old's death

August 24, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to life in prison with the chance for parole in the death of a 2-year-old boy he was baby-sitting. more »»

West Virginia school board to appeal consolidation ruling

August 24, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education is appealing a judge's ruling that set aside the board's rejection of a school consolidation plan in Nicholas County. more »»

West Virginia man accused of fatally shooting neighbor

August 24, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a 62-year-old West Virginia man who fatally shot a neighbor who sprayed him with insecticide during an argument. more »»

Longtime publisher of Fort Dodge newspaper stepping down

August 24, 2017

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — The longtime publisher of The Messenger newspaper in Fort Dodge is stepping down.

The Messenger reports that 75-year-old Larry Bushman intends to retire Sept. more »»

Welcome to mahhhhh house: Goat seen under highway bridge

August 24, 2017

CLENDENIN, W.Va. (AP) — A highway crew is working to remove a goat seen walking along a pier underneath an interstate bridge in West Virginia. more »»



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