Professor put on leave for classroom comments about ‘a certain person’ holding indoor rallies

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A university professor who told her students in West Virginia that she hopes people who attend political rallies without masks...

Prosecutors say W.Va. woman pleads guilty to contractor scam

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia pharmacist pleaded guilty on Monday to swindling millions from investors and pretending to be a government contractor,...

West Virginia elk herd increases to about 85 over summer

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's elk herd has added at least 15 calves, bringing the total elk population to about 85, the Division...

West Virginia natural resources calendar available for 2021

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources' 2021 Wildlife Calendar is available to purchase. The award-winning calendar is available online, at...

Marshall University marks 50 years since fatal plane crash

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is putting up new memorial banners to mark the 50 years since a plane crash killed all 75...

Knox, Wells help Marshall beat No. 23 Appalachian State 17-7

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall coach Doc Holliday and his young quarterback saw the two injured Appalachian State players...

Former West Virginia doctor pleads guilty to molesting patients

By CUNEYT DIL Associated Press A former doctor at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges that he molested...

West Virginia State taking applications for scholar program

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University is accepting applicants for a virtual program that matches high school students with college mentors. The university's...

Across The Virginias – Mountain State Spotlight, a new nonprofit team of WV investigative...

By Bobby Bordelon Accountability journalism in West Virginia has gotten a boost with the launch of Mountain State Spotlight, an investigative journalism nonprofit which aims...

West Virginia’s bankruptcy, blackouts, and broken broadband promises

The pandemic caps a decade of West Virginia's struggles with Frontier over internet service by Lucas Manfield for Mountain State Spotlight This story was originally published...

Governor’s coal company may get a break from WVDEP on water pollution fines

by Ken Ward Jr. for Mountain State Spotlight This story was originally published by Mountain State Spotlight. For more stories from Mountain State Spotlight,...

Long before quarantines and mail-in ballots cast a spotlight, rural communities worried about Post...

by Douglas Soule September 17th, 2020 This story was originally published by Mountain State Spotlight. For more stories from Mountain State Spotlight, visit...

West Virginia again amends metric for reopening schools

By CUNEYT DIL, Associated Press West Virginia officials yet again amended guidelines for reopening schools on Tuesday, with the aim of restarting in-person instruction and...

Senator Shelley Moore Capito tests negative for virus

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito said she has tested negative for the coronavirus after being exposed to someone with the virus. The West Virginia Republican...

A Mountain Media lookback at September 11

By Bobby Bordelon Reporting by Carol Hall, Nancy Lindsey In the early morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, four commercial air liners were hijacked by...

Schools in Virginia begin to open as West Virginia prepares

By Bobby Bordelon Featuring reporting by Aila Boyd, Shawn Nowlin, Heather Bell, Heather Clower, Some local students in Virginia have officially returned to classrooms as West...

WVa college frat members suspended for virus violations

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has suspended 29 members of a fraternity house for not following health and safety orders related to...
Virtual new school year underway,  school officials respond to issues

Schools in 9 West Virginia counties must do remote learning

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Classes in nine of West Virginia's 55 counties will be held remotely after the state issued an updated color-coded map...

2nd West Virginia county goes red on state coronavirus map

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A second county in West Virginia is on track to have schools go virtual-instruction only and cancel extracurricular activities after...

West Virginia seeks $766M in federal funds for broadband

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The governor of West Virginia signed an executive order on Thursday that aimed to ensure the state can access $766...