Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:03:09 GMT
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 20:05:51 GMT
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 16:22:35 GMT
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 15:39:45 GMT
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 15:30:18 GMT
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 15:13:27 GMT
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 13:00:00 GMT
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 05:13:00 GMT
Updated at 8:20 p.m. ET The man police had identified as their top suspect in a string of deadly bombings in the Austin, Texas, area made a cellphone recording describing seven bombs he said he had constructed. Investigators discovered the message after the suspect killed himself early Wednesday by triggering an explosion in his car as officers approached the vehicle to make an arrest, police said Wednesday. Officials identified him as 23-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt, from Pflugerville, Texas, outside Austin. In a news conference Wednesday evening, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said officers discovered a 25-minute recording on a cellphone. "I would classify this as a confession," said Manley, adding that the recording contained details of the six bombs the suspect said he had constructed, identifying their differences. They were the bombs that inspired fear across the region and mobilized a massive law enforcement operation. Manley said the recording does not provide a certain
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 01:00:00 GMT
Dozens of chemicals that can affect the fertility of humans and animals are being found in the air near unconventional oil and gas development, according to a new study .
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:07:40 GMT
“We have a problem that’s bringing us to our knees,” said West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Bill Crouch at a press event in Charleston. A representative from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration visited West Virginia Monday to announce an additional $330,000 of funding for opioid abuse prevention and treatment. “The opioid problem and substance abuse problem affects virtually every family in West Virginia,” he continued. Late last year the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration awarded West Virginia $5.8 million to combat the opioid epidemic. This week, they announced that West Virginia is one of three states, along with New Hampshire and Massachusetts, that will be awarded an additional third of a million in an “Opioid State Targeted Response” grant. “As part of this funding opportunity… we invited the ten states with the highest overdose death rates in the country – West Virginia, of
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:29:45 GMT
Federal funds have been awarded to four West Virginia organizations focused on economic development. Those four agencies include the Region 7 Planning and Development Council, the Planning and Development Councils in both the Eastern Panhandle and the Mid-Ohio Valley, and the Marshall University Research Corporation. The groups will split an award of $310,000.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:05:59 GMT
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, or NIOSH, is providing free Black Lung exams in four West Virginia towns. NIOSH’s Mobile Occupational Safety and Health Units will set up in Ceredo in Wayne County, Delbarton in Mingo County, and Man and Logan in Logan County.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:55:28 GMT
For the second straight year, a major winter storm has scrambled West Virginia's travel plans for the NCAA Tournament. About 20 hours after arriving back on campus from the West Coast, the Mountaineers left Tuesday to begin preparations for Friday's Sweet 16 appearance in Boston against old Big East foe Villanova.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:38:44 GMT
Forecasters say an early spring storm could dump more than a foot of snow in parts of West Virginia. The National Weather Service says eastern and southeastern sections of the state will be the hardest hit with up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) possible by Tuesday night. Additional amounts were possible on Wednesday.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:32:31 GMT
Federal prosecutors in southern West Virginia say multiple agencies are forming a unit to investigate public corruption and suspected violations of campaign and election laws. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart and other agencies announced Tuesday the formation of a Public Integrity Special Investigations Unit.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:08:42 GMT
In a recently released court video, Capt. Matt Hilbrecht of the Marshall County, Kentucky, Sheriff’s office testifies about his interrogation of Gabriel Parker, the 15-year-old accused of a mass shooting at Marshall County High School in January. “We asked him initially when he had the thought of the school shooting,” Hilbrecht begins as he describes the events leading up to the shooting. The recording was released because Parker is being tried as an adult. Hilbrecht explains how Parker got the 9mm pistol he would use to kill two teens and injure 17 others: Parker found it in his parents’ closet. “As he went into the bedroom he retrieved a pistol that was still in the case from the closet and stuffed it in between the clothes to conceal it,” Hilbrecht relays in the video. “Then he actually left it in the laundry basket till that morning of the shooting.” The testimony confirms earlier reports by the ReSource that the gun came from the home. It’s a sadly common occurrence. A 2004 study
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:06:58 GMT
A winter storm expected to hit the Northeast is forcing at least one college basketball team to alter its travel plans for the third round of the NCAA Tournament. West Virginia's athletic department announced Monday night the Mountaineers will leave a day early for Boston. WVU says it will depart Morgantown on Tuesday instead of Wednesday.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:13:21 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, we explore attempts to finding solutions to the region’s opioid epidemic, and we hear a story from the Ohio Valley ReSource on the potential impacts of tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:11:36 GMT
Bottles of bourbon make their way through the assembly line at Maker’s Mark, one of ten distilleries on the Kentucky bourbon trail. They’re cleaned, filled, capped and then dipped in the company’s signature red wax, a tradition that started with the wife of the distillery’s founder, Bill Samuels.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, West Virginia Public Broadcasting is partnering with the Concord University’s Social Work and Sociology Department for the second annual Opioid Symposium and Job Fair.