Man charged with possession after being stopped on the side of the highway
LEWIS COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - On Monday police responded to a call about a man walking down the side of the Interstate 79. The man, James Holman of Lewis County, was walking alongside Interstate 79 with a blanket wrapped around him, police say. When police asked Holman to remove the...
West Virginia VOAD denies claims they are under investigation
Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango told 13 News Thursday night that the West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is under federal investigation.
West Virginia Medical Marijuana Doctors Are Now Online
Patients can visit www.MMJ.com to schedule the appointment. What is the process to obtain a medical card online in West Virginia?. Step 1. Patients can schedule an appointment online at MMJ.com. After the evaluation is completed, the doctor will submit the certification to the state's medical marijuana program.
Trumps Salon in Buckhannon looks to help out local high schoolers
Trumps Salon in Buckhannon is currently organizing its eighth annual Angel Tree event which looks to benefit more than just young kids.
26 Indicted in Multi-State Drug Trafficking Operation Spearheaded from West Virginia
In a sweeping drug enforcement operation, 26 individuals have been indicted for their participation in a large-scale drug distribution network that spanned across Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The network, orchestrated by Andrew Hose, a 54-year-old from Berkeley Springs, involved the dissemination of methamphetamine, fentanyl, and cocaine. Hose acquired the methamphetamine from Dorian Burks, known as 'Cash', a 28-year-old from Pittsburgh, and with the help of associates, spread the influence of these drugs across Hampshire, Morgan, and Berkeley counties.
WVDHHR changing eligibility system for family assistance programs
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is changing its eligibility system, it announced Friday.
Former West Virginia Jail Employees Indicted Over Inmate's Death and Cover-Up
• Five former correctional officers in West Virginia have been indicted in connection with the death of an incarcerated man who was beaten while handcuffed and restrained in an interview room and later a jail cell.
Upshur County: A Civil War Legacy and the Path to Rebirth
Upshur County, West Virginia, is steeped in the complex tapestry of American Civil War history, having been a microcosm of the nation's torn allegiances. Sites like the Upshur Militia Inscription and the battlegrounds of Kesler’s Raid and Jenkins Raid are somber testaments to the county's Unionist stance and its costly involvement in the conflict. The capture and tragic fate of the Upshur militia at Centerville in 1863, with many perishing in Southern prisons, is a poignant chapter of its past. These historical markers and preserved sites embody Upshur's commitment to honoring its Civil War legacy.
Embezzling WV DEP Funds: Jerry D. Elkins Sentenced
Jerry D. Elkins, a former employee of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), has been sentenced for orchestrating a scheme to embezzle federal funds designated for abandoned mine land (AML) remediation. WV Metro News reports that Elkins, 54, has been handed a three-year federal probation, with 10 months to be served on home detention, along with a restitution order of $94,197.93.
West Virginia places anti-abortion pregnancy center coalition at the helm of $1M grant program
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia coalition that helps support a network of anti-abortion pregnancy centers in the state is receiving $1 million in taxpayer dollars to distribute to organizations committed to encouraging people not to end their pregnancies. The West Virginia Pregnancy Center Coalition has been selected...
West Virginia man pleads guilty to COVID-19 relief loan fraud
CHARLESTON, W.Va (WDTV) - Sean Patrick Boyd Jr., of Dunbar, plead guilty to defrauding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of $20,832 in COVID-19 relief loans. The PPP loans were guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Auditor JB McCuskey...
West Virginia is the 2nd most likely state for a bed bug infestation
GHENT, WV (WVNS) — Earlier in 2023, bed bugs infested Paris causing worldwide news to spread about the pesky bed invaders and with PureCare‘s latest study, some states are more likely to have the unwanted guests in their sheets. Using Google Trends to analyze ten of the of the most search bed-bug related questions, like […]
Crash shuts down lane of I-79 in Harrison County
LOST CREEK, W.Va (WDTV) - Emergency crews responded to a single-car crash in Harrison County Friday afternoon. Crews were dispatched to the crash on I-79 North near mile marker 108 in Lost Creek at around 3 p.m. on Friday, according to the Harrison County 911 Center. 911 officials said the...
Gov. Justice appoints Wooten to State Board of Education
CHARLESTON, WV (WVDN) — Gov. Jim Justice announced that he has appointed Greg Wooten to the West Virginia State Board of Education. “Greg Wooten is a fantastic addition to the West Virginia State Board of Education,” Gov. Justice said. “With his wealth of experience and dedication to our great state, he will bring fresh perspectives to […] The post Gov. Justice appoints Wooten to State Board of Education appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
Pioneering Spirit: The Enduring Legacy of Morgan Morgan and West Virginia's First Settlement
The Morgan Cabin, nestled in Bunker Hill, West Virginia, stands as a beacon of early American pioneering spirit. It is believed to be the site of the first permanent settlement in modern-day West Virginia, established by Colonel Morgan Morgan, an American pioneer of Welsh descent. Born in 1688, Morgan's arrival around 1731 and his land grant for 1,000 acres laid the foundation for future settlement and development in the region. His efforts in local governance and infrastructure, including the establishment of Morgan's Chapel, the first Anglican Communion church in the state, are significant historical milestones.
Tracing the Legacy of Coal Mining in West Virginia: A Journey Along the Coal Heritage Trail
The Coal Heritage Trail, a journey along West Virginia's National Scenic Byway, provides a window into the state's robust coal mining history. Spanning 187 miles through 13 counties, the trail offers an educational exploration of the coal industry's evolution, from the day-to-day life of miners in communities like Burnwell, to the significant advancements in mine safety and labor rights. Each historical site along the route, including miners' homes and company stores, tells a tale of the diversity and resilience that fueled a nation's industrial rise.
W.Va. Democrats Ask For Investigation Of CPS
On Tuesday, the West Virginia Democratic Party (WVDP) Chair Mike Pushkin, D-Kanawha issued a letter to Gov. Jim Justice, urging him to launch an immediate and thorough investigation into the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) handling of a particular child neglect case. Earlier reporting by Eyewitness...
West Virginia governor kills first buck of the season
WEST VIRGINIA (WTRF)- West Virginia Governor Jim Justice is celebrating his first hunting kill of the season. The Governor posted a photo on his social media pages of his first buck of the season. The Governor said it took him a few trips. Gov. Justice appeared to shoot the buck with a bow. “There is […]
Robbery at Southern Appalachian Labor School Food Pantry Affects Local Community
Discover the shocking story of a local food pantry hit by an unexpected tragedy - a robbery. Hundreds of dollars worth of food stolen, impacting the most vulnerable in our community. Learn how you can help the Southern Appalachian Labor School recover from this devastating incident.
Upcoming Road Closures on County Route and Slab Fork Road for Pipe Cover Replacement and Tree Canopy Trimming
Get the latest updates on road closures in your area. Learn about the upcoming closures on County Route 15 to 6 and Slab Fork Road due to pipe cover replacement and tree canopy trimming. Stay informed and plan your travel accordingly.