Horse gives late owner a ‘last kiss’ goodbye at funeral

Inspired Stories 11/08/21, 16:19

A West Virginian horse loved his recently deceased owner so much that he bid a very special farewell. Major was caught on camera farewelling his owner with a "last kiss." A photo that went viral on social media shows the animal's head leaning above the casket. He seemingly licks the corpse's ...

President Trump visits West Virginia after Mueller testimony, promting USA chants

U.S. 07/25/19, 04:59

After Robert Mueller’s testimony, President Donald Trump left the White House for a closed-door fundraising event in West Virginia, where he was greeted with “USA” chants on Wednesday evening, July 24. In West Virginia, the president was welcomed by Republican Gov. Jim Justice and an excited crowd of supporters shouting "USA," ...

Principal accused of copying Kutcher speech is suspended

U.S. 06/12/19, 03:10

A West Virginia, principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in an address to his school's graduating class has been suspended without pay for five days.The News and Sentinel reports Parkersburg High School Principal Kenny DeMoss was suspended Tuesday at a Wood County Board of Education meeting. DeMoss apologized for heavily ...

Student convicted of campus attack accused in 2 more cases

U.S. 06/11/19, 13:56

A student who remains enrolled at West Virginia's Marshall University despite a conviction for a 2016 attack against a female student is facing charges of assaulting two more women.Court records filed Thursday show 22-year-old Joseph Chase Hardin was indicted on second-degree sexual assault charges involving two women in 2018. Hardin ...

West Virginia governor slams Bloomberg’s clean energy plan

U.S. 06/10/19, 17:10

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's $500 million effort to close the nation's coal plants isn't sitting well in West Virginia.West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice criticized the clean energy plan at a news conference Monday, saying it will destroy the economy of his coal-producing state."His end goal is to ...

W.Va. Catholic diocese releases more accused priests’ names

U.S. 05/28/19, 16:04

West Virginia's only Roman Catholic diocese has released the names of two more priests who it says have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse in the state.The two priests are accused of committing the abuse while working at the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. One of them previously was accused of ...

6 SEC schools among 16 regional hosts for NCAA Tournament

Baseball 05/26/19, 20:43

LSU will host a regional in the NCAA baseball tournament for the 26th time, while West Virginia was selected as a first-time host Sunday.The 16 teams announced as hosts have locked up spots in the national tournament, and the rest of the 64-team field will be unveiled Monday.Each regional will ...

W.Va. beauty queen takes over as farmer’s market chief

Business 05/26/19, 09:23

It's hard to imagine someone's life coming full circle by the time they reach 28 years of age — but it's fair to say, that's exactly what's happened for Nichole Greene, 2016's Miss West Virginia USA and now the executive director for Charleston's Capitol Market."I am born and raised in ...

Ready, aim, oops! Historic tank turns lemon-lime yellow

Amazing 05/24/19, 12:19

A Korean War era tank owned by the West Virginia National Guard has turned bright lemon-lime yellow. The reason was a mystery until the sponsor of a science fiction club at Bluefield State College owned up to the mistake in a letter to The Bluefield Daily Telegraph .Jerry Conner said ...

5 states announce new suits over prescription opioids

U.S. 05/16/19, 10:50

Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states.The new filings in Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, West Virginia and Wisconsin mean 45 states have now ...

Schedules show West Virginia governor largely absent in job

U.S. 05/10/19, 13:08

He's a billionaire who owns mines, farms and the swankiest resort in all of West Virginia. But how Jim Justice spends his time as the state's 36th governor has largely been a mystery.Since he took office a little more than two years ago, Justice has been dogged by criticism that ...

Feds sue WV governor’s coal companies over safety violations

U.S. 05/07/19, 17:20

The U.S. government sued nearly two dozen of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's coal companies Tuesday to get them to pay about $4.8 million in unpaid mine safety fines.The civil lawsuit was filed by federal prosecutors in Virginia on behalf of the U.S. Department of Labor and the Mine Safety ...

West Virginia governor’s tax records subpoenaed by feds

U.S. 05/03/19, 12:45

A federal investigation of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has widened to include a range of tax documents on the governor's expansive business portfolio, according to a subpoena sent to his administration last month.The federal grand jury subpoena that the state Revenue Department released Friday asks for communications, meeting records ...

Missouri man accused of Trump threat sentenced in W.Va.

U.S. 05/01/19, 14:53

An armed Missouri man accused of threatening President Donald Trump during a traffic stop in West Virginia was sentenced Wednesday to 90 days in jail. Eric Leonardo Charron of Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded guilty in Preston County Magistrate Court to reckless driving and being a prohibited person in possession of a ...

Ethane storage seen as key to revitalization of Appalachia

U.S. 04/29/19, 08:18

Plans are underway in Appalachia to create two underground facilities to store ethane, a byproduct of natural gas drilling seen as integral to revitalizing a region still struggling from the loss of industrial and manufacturing jobs decades ago.Experts say the availability of storage facilities will help the tristate region of ...

Jets trade down twice, take WVU tight end Wesco in 4th round

Football 04/27/19, 15:54

Mike Maccagnan and the Jets began the final day of the NFL draft by wheeling and dealing.New York traded down twice in the fourth round Saturday before taking West Virginia tight end Trevon Wesco with the 121st pick.The Jets entered the day with the third pick of the round at ...

Questions over coverage plague rural broadband expansion

Tech 04/15/19, 08:22

There is a way around the notoriously sluggish internet in West Virginia. You just need a car and some time.Kelly Povroznik can tell you, when she happens to get a good signal. She teaches an online college course so hampered by unreliable connections that she has had to drive a ...

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