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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 ...

2 locations are first in WVa program to protect rare species

DAVIS, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia locations have been added to a new program to protect rare plant and animal species. Bald Knob and the Canaan Valley wetlands are the first sites in the West Virginia Natural Areas Program, the state Division of Natural Resources said in a news ...

Man enters Alford plea in death of grandson’s mother

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has entered an Alford plea in the death of his grandson's mother. Gary Smith II, 60, of Morgantown, appeared Tuesday by video from North Central Regional Jail to enter the plea in which he didn't admit guilt but recognized there may be enough ...

WVa’s Yeager Airport increasing security with $195,000 grant

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Yeager Airport is increasing security at the facility, using a $195,000 grant from the state Emergency Management Division. Part of the work will add a gunshot detection system in the main terminal building and the General Aviation terminal, the ...