West Virginia Seeks Trump OK for Disaster Declaration
West Virginia's congressional delegation is urging President Donald Trump to approve Gov. Jim Justice's request for a federal disaster declaration for severe storms in the state in February. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito and Congressmen David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins wrote to Trump on Wednesday.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:33:25 +0000
Eight W.Va. Women to be Honored at Legacy Awards
The West Virginia Women's Commission is honoring eight women next week with the Legacy of Women Awards. The commission said Christine Weiss Daugherty is being given the Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson Award for lifetime achievement.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:27:55 +0000
Ohio Valley Health Officials Weigh in on Trump Opioid Remarks
On this West Virginia Morning, President Donald Trump’s call to implement the death penalty for drug traffickers grabbed headlines Monday. But public health officials are stressing other elements of the administration’s plan to address the opioid crisis. Aaron Payne spoke with the acting director of the Centers for Disease Control about plans for the Ohio Valley.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:16:41 +0000
Regional Grid Operator OKs W.Va. Power Plant Closure
The nation’s largest electric grid operator said a massive coal-fired power plant near Parkersburg can close next January without affecting the region’s power system.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:03:09 +0000
Judge Lifts Restraining Order Against Pipeline Protesters
A judge has lifted the restraining order against natural gas pipeline protesters sitting in trees in West Virginia. News outlets report Judge Robert Irons denied the injunction, reversing course less than two weeks after granting Mountain Valley Pipeline a 10-day restraining order against the protesters.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:05:51 +0000
Police: BB Gun Found at West Virginia Elementary School
Police say a BB gun has been found on the campus of a West Virginia elementary school. Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial told The Herald-Dispatch the weapon and a student at Central City Elementary School were taken into custody. He told the paper that "the gun was taken very quickly."
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:22:35 +0000
Spring? Heavy Snow Falls in West Virginia, Kentucky
Updated on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 12:25 p.m. It might be spring, but areas of West Virginia and Kentucky look more like winter, especially at ski resorts, with up to a foot of snow forecast in some areas. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the eastern half of West Virginia until 11 p.m. Wednesday and in areas around Louisville, Kentucky, until 2 p.m. Much of the rest of both states were under a winter storm advisory that called for up to 5 inches of snowfall.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:39:45 +0000
West Virginia Distillery OK'd for Economic Development Loan
A West Virginia distillery has been awarded a loan to buy more equipment and increase production of its distilled moonshine whiskey and flavored moonshine.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:30:18 +0000
West Virginia Jobless Rate Remains Unchanged in February
West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.4 percent in February. WorkForce West Virginia says the number of unemployed state residents rose by 100 during the month to 42,200. Total unemployment was up 2,200 over the year.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:13:27 +0000
WVU Doctors Discuss Black Lung Report
On this West Virginia Morning, the Center for Disease Control’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health released a study last month on the largest cluster of complicated black lung cases ever reported. Kara Lofton spoke with WVU School of Public Health physicians Carl Werntz and Anna Allen about the study and what it means for West Virginia.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000