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GOP US House incumbents plan to seek reelection in WVa

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two incumbent Republicans in the U.S. House whose West Virginia districts merged under a newly minted congressional map announced Thursday that they will run for reelection next year. Reps. David McKinley and Alex Mooney announced their ...

New WVa Department of Administration cabinet secretary named

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday that he appointed Mark Scott to be cabinet secretary of the Department of Administration. Scott will succeed Allan L. McVey, who was recently appointed West Virginia insurance commissioner. Scott's appointment takes ...

Detroit man arrested in fatal shootings of 2 women in WVa

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Detroit man has been arrested in the fatal shootings of two women in West Virginia, police said. Marquis Jermayne Goodman, 21, was arrested Thursday in Detroit in the Oct. 8 shootings of Bria Nicole White, 26, and Kytiana Belcher, 22, both of Charleston, Charleston ...

25 apply to fill seats on WVa Intermediate Court of Appeals

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission has released a list of 25 people who have applied to fill seats on the state Intermediate Court of Appeals. The court was created by the Legislature this year. The commission will interview applicants, and the ...

Couple in submarine spy case to remain held; hearing set

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Maryland couple charged in a plot to sell sensitive U.S. submarine secrets to a foreign government will remain behind bars for now, a judge said Tuesday in granting a detention request from prosecutors. Jonathan and Diana Toebbe each made brief appearances in federal ...

WVa regulators OK continued operation of 3 power plants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Utility regulators have approved a request by two American Electric Power subsidiaries to keep three West Virginia power plants operational until at least 2040. The request granted Tuesday by the state Public Service Commission involves three coal-fired power plants ...

Ex-West Virginia mayor sentenced for pocketing relief funds

RICHWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — A former mayor in West Virginia was sentenced to one to 10 years in prison Tuesday for stealing federal relief funds meant to rebuild his city after a massive 2016 flood. Ex-Richwood Mayor Bob Henry Baber was sentenced in Nicholas County Circuit Court for his August ...

Redistricting maps advance in West Virginia Legislature

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Proposed maps of West Virginia's congressional and legislative districts continued to advance in the Legislature on Tuesday. West Virginia lost one of its three U.S. House seats after the 2020 Census. A map to redraw the state into two congressional districts was ...

West Virginia lawmakers endorse redistricting maps

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers endorsed proposed maps of congressional and state legislative districts during a special session on redistricting Monday, setting up a potential fight between two of the state's current members of Congress. West ...

WVa first lady opening art display of student portraits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new display featuring portraits of six Communities in Schools students from across West Virginia is opening at the State Capitol Rotunda. First lady Cathy Justice will host a reception at the opening on Tuesday to launch the display, which will remain in the ...