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LANSING, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say three people have died in the crash of a small plane in southern West Virginia. The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane went down after taking off from the Fayette Airport in Fayetteville at about 11 a.m. Sunday. State police Capt. R.A. Maddy tells news outlets that the wreckage

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s largest outdoor festival won’t have one of its main attractions this year because of the ongoing pandemic: The dozens of thrillseekers who parachute off the nation’s third-highest bridge. Marcus Ellison, an organizer for a group of parachutists, told the Bridge Day Commission on Wednesday the group won’t participate this

MATEWAN, W.Va. (AP) — The Appalachian Regional Commission is granting more than $46 million for 57 economic projects in 10 states to promote workforce training and entrepreneurship and improve broadband. The projects will support “economic diversification” in the Appalachian region’s coal-impacted communities. The funding, which comes from the agency’s POWER Initiative, will reach 184 counties,

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has begun notifying governors and state refugee coordinators about how many Afghan evacuees from the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals are slated to be resettled in their states. State Department data obtained by The Associated Press shows that California is projected to take more arrivals than any other

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has begun notifying governors and state refugee coordinators about how many Afghan evacuees from the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals are slated to be resettled in their states. According to State Department data obtained by The Associated Press, California is projected to take more arrivals than any other

Teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference have some work to do to back assertions that they can play with anybody. Through two weeks of the season, they’ve won only two of eight games against teams from other Power Five conferences, or Notre Dame. Three games on Saturday will give the league a chance to start

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh has toured an underground coal mine for the first time. Walsh joined Sen. Joe Manchin at a northern West Virginia facility on Wednesday. Walsh did his best to signal that President Joe Biden’s administration won’t be an enemy of the coal industry as he and Manchin

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The owner of a shuttered pharmaceutical plant that recently idled hundreds of workers has entered into talks to potentially transfer the facility to West Virginia University. Drugmaker Viatris says that the company and the university are in negotiations for the facility in Morgantown. Viatris announced in December it would lay off