For the fifth straight day, hundreds of thousands of people in West Virginia had to wash, cook and brush their teeth with bottled water, but officials promised the ban on tap water that was tainted by a chemical spill would soon be lifted.
For Bonnie Wireman, the white plastic bag covering her kitchen faucet is a reminder that she can’t drink the water.
Several hundred thousand people in West Virginia remained without clean tap water for a third day Saturday following a chemical spill and a water company executive said it could be days before uncontaminated water is flowing again.
Many locals around here see Sen. Joe Manchin as one of them, so much so they greet the 30-year veteran of West Virginia politics by his first name more often than by his title.
In his West Virginia district, the TV ads attacking Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall over the calamitous startup of President Barack Obama’s health care law have already begun.
An emergency services official says one person was killed and more than 60 others were injured in a collision between a logging truck and a train taking passengers on a scenic tour in eastern West Virginia.
For decades, coal from West Virginia’s vast deposits was mined, loaded on rail cars and hauled off without leaving behind a lasting trust fund financed by the state’s best-known commodity. Big coal’s days are waning, but now a new bonanza in the natural gas fields has state leaders working to ensure history doesn’t repeat itself.
A West Virginia pastor is losing his job in the pulpit after lending his church’s bus to law enforcement officers for a meth lab bust.
West Virginia peace activists are planning a vigil to oppose any U.S. military strike in Syria.
President Barack Obama is pledging to do everything he can to make sure the new health care law works the way he intended.