February 5, 2018

House Finance Committee approves corrections pay raise bill

The state's corrections system has come under scrutiny in recent months because of staffing issues, including a shortage of officers and long work hours.

Photo gallery: West Virginia downs Oklahoma, 75-73

NORMAN, Okla. — Images from No. 19 West Virginia’s 75-73 win at No. 17 Oklahoma on Big Monday.

Public employees lay out demands during major rally in Clarksburg

"What we want is for it to be fully funded in a way that doesn't reduce our paychecks," Phillips said. "That's the biggest thing."

State Racing Commission reinstates Charles Town Classic purse

The commission voted against allocating the funds at its Jan. 23 meeting, putting the event at the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in doubt.

Amendment would remove abortion right from WV Constitution

Senate Judiciary passes resolution to floor.

Mon County Senator believes Governor and Legislature will, eventually, exceed one percent on teacher pay increase

"I believe the leadership in the Legislature and the Governor have a figure out there where they believe that this could end," said Monongalia County Democrat Bob Beach.

Man who tried to run over Fairmont police officer among 28 indicted in Marion County

An officer shot Haller after Haller reportedly attempted to ram the officer with a vehicle during the altercation.

Justice says work continues on teacher issues, but state must be fiscally careful

The governor said he had spent much of the morning with Senate President Mitch Carmichael and House Speaker Tim Armstead trying to sort through what can be done.

Justice introduces drug policy director, new initiative and more questions

Justice's new director is Mike Brumage, currently the director of the health department for Kanawha and Putnam counties and on the faculty at WVU.

Oak Hill woman stabs man during domestic argument

The victim was transported to CAMC and is in stable condition.

Former Fayette coach, teacher sentenced to probation for drug distribution

Larry McCommack II, 38 of Boomer, pleaded guilty in December to two felony charges of delivery of a controlled substance.

UPDATE: Roadway reopened after multi-vehicle accident on I-68

Six vehicles were involved in the crash, which occurred around 8 a.m. Monday near mile marker 19.

Watch: Martinsburg’s Grantham reflects on WVU commitment

Martinsburg's Dewayne Grantham a guest on the MetroNews 'Statewide Sportsline'.

“Doesn’t feel like crumbs to me,” auditor says of federal tax savings for thousands of state employees

Auditor J.B. McCuskey estimates collective tax savings each pay period for public workers -- not including teachers -- will be close to $2 million under federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Criticized Oregon VA director will not be transferred to Huntington facility, Manchin says

Oregon VA facility under fire for allegedly turning away patients to improve its quality of care ratings.

Big crowd for public hearing on House abortion bill

The bill would change the conditions from the current “medically-necessary" to allow use of Medicaid funds only if the life of the mother is in danger. 

UPDATE: Victim of fatal Greenbrier County ATV crash identified

Stacey McClung, 21 of Oak Hill, died from her injuries.

High school basketball: Shootout in the Big House schedule

This year's Shootout in the Big House is taking place at West Virginia State's Walker Convocation Center.

Pro-Life Day: Should WV taxpayers pay for abortion?

Today is Pro-Life Day at the State Capitol.  House and Senate leaders will be presented with petitions whose signatories support the effort to eliminate Medicaid...

House bill would put foster kids into managed care programs

The House Health and Human Resources Committee has already approved it.

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