West Virginia Headline News
Reporter Roundtable Explores Ojeda’s Resignation, CTC Tuition Assistance Bill and Medical Marijuana
It’s Friday, which means we're joined by veteran statehouse reporters to discuss the latest action from the West Virginia Legislature. Host Suzanne Higgins is joined by Jake Zuckerman and Ryan Quinn of the Charleston Gazette-Mail and Brad McElhinny of WV MetroNews.
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 23:00:00 +0000
Sedentary Adults May Be More Likely to Develop Dementia
A new study has found that older adults who weren’t sedentary did better on thinking and memory skills tests. Exercise didn’t have to be complicated – it could be walking or even moderately physical housework, but the researchers found that movement may be essential to preserving thinking and memory skills when there are signs of dementia in the brain. The study looked at more than 450 older adults – about 40 percent of which had dementia. The participants were given physical exams and thinking and memory tests every year for 20 years. All agreed to donate their brains for research upon death. Researchers found that people who had better movement and coordination also had better thinking and memory skills. And that the more active they were, the more impact it had on their brain. About 19 percent of West Virginians are over the age of 65. The study was published this week in the online issue off Neurology. Appalachia Health News is a project of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, with
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 21:17:54 +0000
W.Va. Troopers Discharged Following Investigation into Excessive Force Used in Martinsburg Incident
Two West Virginia State Police Troopers have been discharged following an internal investigation into the beating of a 16-year-old Martinsburg resident in November. A spokesperson for the West Virginia State Police says Michael Kennedy and Derek Walker, who both held the rank of Trooper First Class, have been discharged from the force. Their discharge is effective as of Thursday. Both Kennedy and Walker had been suspended without pay.
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 20:32:40 +0000
Despite Little New Data, DEP Continues Review of Water Quality Standards
A public meeting to gather additional information that may affect an embattled regulation to limit pollution discharged into the state’s rivers and streams yielded little new data, but prompted concerns by environmental advocates that the state agency tasked with protecting human health and the environment is prepared to side with industry.
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 20:29:50 +0000
Environmental Groups Appeal Ohio Cracker Air Quality Permit
A coalition of environmental groups is challenging an air quality permit issued to a proposed petrochemical plant along the Ohio River.
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 19:59:59 +0000