News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Asso - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EST

Posted: Updated:

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - As political strategist Steve Bannon goes after the Republican establishment in Senate primaries, he seems more intent on backing candidates who are loyal to President Donald Trump than those who agree with him on policy. For the former Trump White House aide, one test is how such Republicans reacted during the 2016 campaign to the 2005 video showing Trump bragging about imposing himself on women. Those who stuck with Trump may earn Bannon's favor now even if it means some conflict on policy.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Federal authorities say they found a loaded gun in a man's carry-on luggage on Thanksgiving day at the security checkpoint in a West Virginia airport. According to a U.S. Transportation Security Administration news release, a TSA officer spotted the .380 caliber handgun loaded with three bullets early Thursday morning on a checkpoint X-ray monitor at Yeager Airport. TSA says Yeager Airport Police responded and confiscated the gun. There was no impact to airport operations.

WRISTON, W.Va. (AP) - Deputies in West Virginia say they have arrested a man who left two children younger than 10 years old surrounded by bags of trash, animal feces, bugs and moldy food. Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley tells The Register-Herald that deputies on Monday arrested 44-year-old Wayne Lee Kelly of Wriston on two counts of gross child neglect creating the risk of serious bodily injury or death.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia authorities say a 20-year-old hunter was killed on Monday, opening day of the state's deer season with firearms, and a second hunter died Tuesday after his all-terrain vehicle rolled over. According to the Division of Natural Resources, Kenneth Franklin Lafferty III died while hunting with a rifle near his home in Wetzel County's New Martinsville.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly