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Manchin dismisses critics, embraces 'hero and villain' role

Aug. 19, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin said he pays no attention to criticism or campaign donations when making decisions about what's best for West Virginia. Sounding somewhat exasperated when asked whether the dramatic bump in campaign contributions he's received from oil and...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Aug. 19, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. August 16, 2022. Editorial: Fighting robocalls: W.Va. joins important task force Robocalls are unwanted and unsolicited phone calls that area residents deal with on a regular basis. Despite a number of laws passed in recent years to curtail...

New coordinator, QB give West Virginia hope for improvement

Aug. 19, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

Neal Brown took himself out of the equation after West Virginia’s offense struggled last season. The fourth-year coach handed play-calling duties in January to newly hired offensive coordinator Graham Harrell, who was prolific in the same role at Southern Cal and North Texas and as...

Unclaimed items being auctioned at West Virginia State Fair

Aug. 19, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Unclaimed property such as rare coins, currency, jewelry and other collectibles will be up for auction at two events this week at the State Fair of West Virginia in Fairlea, the state treasurer's office said. Two auctions were held last week, and the final...

3 charged with killing Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in 2018

Aug. 18, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Three men, including a Mafia hitman, have been charged in the 2018 prison killing of notorious Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger, the Justice Department said Thursday. Bulger's death raised questions about why the known “snitch” was placed in the West...

West Virginia court to hear appeal of school voucher ruling

Aug. 18, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Supreme Court on Thursday scheduled arguments for this fall in the appeal of a lower court ruling that struck down a state-sponsored education voucher program. The justices refused a request by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to stay a...

Families win $5M in settlement over classroom abuse suit

Aug. 18, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The families of four nonverbal special education students have received $5 million in settlement money after they sued the county school system based in West Virginia's state capitol, alleging abuse in the classroom. The Charleston Gazette-Mail obtained...

Ohio man killed in accident at West Virginia coal mine

Aug. 18, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A coal miner died in an accident at a northern West Virginia underground mine, officials said. William A. Richards, 38, of Cadiz, Ohio, was killed in the accident Wednesday at the Tunnel Ridge Mine in Triadelphia, the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health,...

WVa deputy charged with violating suspect's civil rights

Aug. 18, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia sheriff's deputy was charged with a federal civil rights violation after he allegedly punched and pepper sprayed a suspect, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday. Monongalia County Deputy Lance Kuretza, who was arrested Thursday, also is...

WVa college board declines to extend president's contract

Aug. 18, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) — The board of a small college in West Virginia has declined to extend the contract of the school’s president nine months after censuring him for plagiarizing some speeches. West Liberty University announced the vote by the 12-member Board of Governors on...