Christopher "Ryan" Carpenter, disappeared in West Virginia on June 19, 2021, after being dropped offAda E.NewsBreak Contributor
34-year-old Andrew Jeffries, last seen on a motorcycle in West Virginia on August 20, 2018Ada E.NewsBreak Contributor
Ware is top Tiger in townBenjamin E. SimmonsNewsBreak Contributor
Long John Silvers nearly finished with newly built restaurant in ElkinsBenjamin E. SimmonsNewsBreak Contributor
Did West Virginia's French Creek Freddie See His Shadow?Appalachian ThymesNewsBreak Contributor
Upshur County deputies searching for wanted man
Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for a felon who failed to appear in court in Upshur County.
West Virginia Medical Cannabis Program Changes 2024
How to enroll in the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Program?. Step 1. www.MMJ.com and schedule the appointment. Step 2. Speak with the doctor by telephone or webcam. Step 3. Register with the WV medical marijuana program and await the state issued medical card to arrive in the mail.
West Virginia Has First Case of Avian Influenza
West Virginia has reported its first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in domestic fowl since the current outbreak began two years ago. A noncommercial backyard flock was infected in Kanawha County, USDA said Feb. 20. Federal and state officials are coordinating a response. International guidelines discourage countries from imposing...
Legendary Hoax: The 1897 Muddlety, WV Shoot-out
In the annals of American history, there are tales that captivate the imagination, stories that transcend reality and weave themselves into the fabric of local legends. One such incident that stirred newspapers across the nation occurred on November 7, 1897, in Muddlety, a small town in West Virginia that became the stage for a rip-roaring church shoot-out.
Fire, rain and snow in WV, KY & WV over 7 days
(WOWK) — James Taylor sang about seeing fire and seeing rain and sunny days he thought would never end. The WOWK-TV area is basically living that song with snow thrown in for good measure over the next seven days. Dry weather Tuesday contributed to the development of several fires in the region. Photos below come […]
West Virginia's "White Thing" Legend
Deep within the folklore-rich hills of western West Virginia lies a legend that has both fascinated and terrified locals for decades - the enigmatic creature known as the "White Thing." According to the West Virginia Explorer, it was first documented in the late 1950s by a student of folklore, this malevolent entity has captured the imagination of the region, defying traditional classifications and sparking numerous tales of supernatural encounters.
25 Drug Trafficking Organization Members Arrested for Distributing Drugs in West Virginia
MARTINSBURG, WV - According to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of West Virginia on Wednesday, Februrary 14, 2024, significant blow has been dealt to a Philadelphia-based drug trafficking organization following the charging of twenty-five individuals in a case targeting their illicit activities.
West Virginia House passes bill eliminating youth work permits
West Virginia lawmakers are moving forward with a bill eliminating work permits for 14 and 15-year olds, despite concerns about what the change will mean for minors. The House of Delegates voted 83-16 Tuesday to pass HB 5159, legislation that would eliminate youth work permits. These documents currently require several layers of approval from an […] West Virginia House passes bill eliminating youth work permits appeared first on Mountain State Spotlight, West Virginia's civic newsroom.
West Virginia Leads the Nation in Drug Overdose Mortality Rates
West Virginia continues to confront a severe drug overdose crisis, maintaining its grim status as the state with the highest drug overdose death rates in the United States. The situation reflects a complex interplay of socio-economic factors, healthcare system challenges, and the evolving nature of substance abuse, particularly with the rise of synthetic opioids like fentanyl.
'Let those kids get to work:' West Virginia House passes bill allowing 14, 15 year olds to work without school verification
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — The West Virginia House of Delegates approved a bill Tuesday that would allow 14 and 15 year olds to work without verifying they are enrolled in school. House Bill 5159 would do away with the current concept of work permits in favor of age...
Tickets to go on sale for West Virginia performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: The Greatest Show On Earth
CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — The 2024 North American tour of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey – The Greatest Show On Earth will have a performance in the Mountain State. There will be ten performances at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center from November 23, 2024 to December 1, 2024. However tickets for the […]
Randolph County Sheriff’s Office welcomes new K-9 Nikki
The Randolph County Sheriff's Office has welcomed a new member to its task force.
South Harrison will wear Liberty colors Wednesday to honor teacher who was killed
South Harrison High School students will wear red, white and blue on Wednesday to show their support for Liberty High School after teacher and coach Ryan Lantz was killed by a vehicle in the school parking lot Tuesday morning.
West Virginia House passes raw milk bill
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — A bill that would permit the sale of raw milk in the Mountain State passed the West Virginia House of Delegates on Monday. House Bill 4911 would allow the sale of labeled, dated raw milk and would give sellers of raw milk immunity from "suit and liability." The bill passed by a vote of 76-to-19, with five members absent or not voting.
Why many West Virginians are going back to work and 'un-retiring'
Why many West Virginians are going back to work and 'un-retiring'
West Virginia House passes bill allowing prosecution of librarians
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Mild Weather Ahead with Occasional Rain, Brief Cool Down Over the Weekend
• Temperatures are expected to rise through Thursday before cooling down over the weekend with highs dropping into the upper 30s. • A warming trend will resume, with temperatures reaching back to 60 degrees by the following Tuesday.
Bill advances to allow athletes to play on school and travel teams in W.Va.
A bill passed in the West Virginia Senate Education committee would allow student athletes to play on their school sports team and their non-school team, known as a travel team, simultaneously.
Income tax cuts may be coming for those on Social Security in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — More tax cuts could be on the way for one group of West Virginians. The big question now is: Will they get all their money back at once? West Virginia does something that most states do not do, and that’s levy an income tax on people collecting Social Security. The West […]
Unveiling the Hidden History of Mill Creek Falls: A Forgotten Gem Near West Virginia's Capitol
Tucked away in a serene wooded gorge near the West Virginia Capitol lies Mill Creek Falls, home to one of the highest waterfalls in the region. Despite its impressive natural beauty, the historical significance of the falls and the adjacent mill had faded into obscurity until a rare map led historians on a fascinating journey, unraveling a remarkable manuscript that sheds light on the area's past.