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Feds: West Virginia mail carrier altered ballot requests

May. 26, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia postal carrier has been charged with attempted election fraud after eight mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots had their party affiliations altered, including five from Democrat to Republican, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Thomas Cooper delivered the...

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2019, file photo shows The Greenbrier resort nestled in the mountains in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Several NFL teams are eyeing the resort owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice as a potential training facility during the coronavirus pandemic. A spokesman for The Greenbrier resort on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 said they've been contacted by teams but no one has officially signed on to practice there this year. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

NFL teams eyeing West Virginia resort as training facility

May. 13, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Several NFL teams are eyeing a resort owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice as a potential training facility during the coronavirus pandemic, a spokesman for the retreat said Wednesday. The Greenbrier, a lavish resort in southern West Virginia, has previously hosted training...

Environmental groups to sue state over W.Va. coal fund

May. 11, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Environmental groups announced Monday that they plan to sue the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection over what they say is the agency's failure to adhere to federal reporting requirements for a coal mine reclamation fund. The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy,...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey speaks at a news conference in Martinsburg, W.Va. Morrisey announced Monday, May 4, 2010, that West Virginia has reached a $3.9 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit over the company's marketing of a surgical mesh used to treat pelvic conditions in women. (Matthew Umstead/The Herald-Mail via AP, File)

Johnson & Johnsons settles West Virginia pelvic mesh lawsuit

May. 4, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has reached a $3.9 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit over the company's marketing of a surgical mesh used to treat pelvic conditions in women, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Monday. Morrisey filed a consumer protection case...

FILE - In this  Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice delivers his annual State of the State address in the House Chambers at the state capitol in Charleston, W.Va. An appeal is planned in rulings against coal companies owned by Justice in a lawsuit that accused them of defaulting on a mining contract. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, File)

W. Virginia gov's coal companies to appeal lawsuit rulings

Apr. 30, 2020 3:14 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An appeal is planned in rulings against coal companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice in a lawsuit that accused them of defaulting on a mining contract, an attorney said. The appeal on behalf of James C. Justice Cos. Inc. and subsidiary Kentucky Fuel Corp. will be filed...

A couple of surfers walks on Katase Kaigan beach in Fujisawa, near Tokyo, Tuesday, April 21, 2020.  Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expanded a state of emergency to all of Japan from just Tokyo and other urban areas as the virus continues to spread. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan PM asks citizens to be more diligent

Apr. 21, 2020 1:28 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan PM asks citizens to be more diligent about social...

FILE - This is a Sept. 15, 2019, file photo showing The Greenbrier resort nestled in the mountains in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. The West Virginia stop on the PGA Tour has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic and a schedule change to the fall. The PGA Tour and The Greenbrier resort announced Thursday, April 16, 2020, that A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, scheduled for Sept. 10-13, has been canceled to make room for other tournaments that had been called off due to the virus. Both parties also announced that the remaining years of the tournament’s contract through 2026 have been canceled. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

PGA Tour ends contract with West Virginia governor's resort

Apr. 16, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The PGA Tour has scrapped its contract to hold annual golf tournaments at a resort owned by billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice after turnout lagged and federal prosecutors eyed the lavish retreat. The Greenbrier resort issued a statement Thursday saying it came to an...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice delivers his annual State of the State address in the House Chambers at the state capitol in Charleston, W.Va. For a moment, West Virginia looked like it was going to be the only state in the country to allow betting on the presidential election. The short-lived play by bookmaker giant FanDuel was approved by the state lottery board. But it was announced and nixed within the span of about two hours Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in a bizarre sequence that appeared to baffle top government officials. Republican Gov. Jim Justice said it was ridiculous and he didn't know why the lottery commission would approve such a deal. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, File)

Presidential betting gets axed quickly in West Virginia

Apr. 8, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For just a moment, West Virginia was the only state in the country to allow betting on the presidential election. The short-lived play by bookmaker giant FanDuel, which was approved by the state lottery board, was announced and then quickly nixed Tuesday night in a bizarre sequence...

West Virginia governor Jim Justice Monday, March, 23, 2020, issued a stay at home order, effective 8 p.m. Tuesday from his office in the WV State Capitol in Charleston, W. Va. Orders all non-essential businesses closed. (Kenny Kemp/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

West Virginia governor's coal companies to pay $5M in fines

Apr. 2, 2020 7:39 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's coal companies have agreed to pay more than $5 million for thousands of mine safety violations, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The civil case brought by prosecutors in Virginia last year on behalf of the U.S. Department of Labor and...

West Virginia governor reschedules state's May 12 primary election for June 9 over fears about the coronavirus

Apr. 1, 2020 12:54 PM EDT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia governor reschedules state's May 12 primary election for June 9 over fears about the coronavirus.