Latest West Virginia News

WVa governor being treated for possible Lyme disease

May. 25, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday he is bring treated for possible Lyme disease after becoming ill following two events he attended in the northern part of the state. The Republican governor postponed his regularly scheduled COVID-19 briefings...

Lawmakers want workgroup to help address jail overcrowding

May. 25, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers aim to form a workgroup to help address overcrowding in the state's regional jail system, according to a published report. Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority Committee Co-Chair David Kelly made the announcement during...

Tentative $161.5M settlement reached in WVa opioid trial

May. 25, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorneys for the state of West Virginia and two remaining pharmaceutical manufacturers have reached a tentative $161.5 million settlement just as closing arguments were set to begin in a seven-week trial over the opioid epidemic, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said...

West Virginia attorney general announces tentative settlement with opioid makers as 7-week trial wraps up

May. 25, 2022 09:29 AM EDT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia attorney general announces tentative settlement with opioid makers as 7-week trial wraps up.

Cosmic carp: Record fish caught in West Virginia lake

May. 25, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Pennsylvania resident caught a record carp while fishing from the bank of Summersville Lake in West Virginia, regulators said. Ayden Minick of Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, caught and released the carp on May 7, the Division of Natural Resources...

Man pleads guilty to sending threatening emails to Dr. Fauci

May. 24, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A West Virginia man pleaded guilty Monday to sending emails that threatened Dr. Anthony Fauci and former National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins, federal prosecutors in Maryland said. Thomas Patrick Connally Jr., 56, most recently of...

WVa mine where worker died did not follow safety procedures

May. 24, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia underground mine operator did not follow proper safety procedures prior to the death of a maintenance worker whose brakes failed on his electric utility vehicle and it lost control and crashed, according to a federal regulator. The U.S. Mine...

Electric battery maker, coal union announce WVa labor pact

May. 24, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The energy startup SPARKZ said Tuesday it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the nation's largest coal miners' union on a labor-management agreement for its planned electric battery factory in West Virginia. The company and the United Mine...

Intermediate court setting up 5 satellite offices

May. 24, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals has begun setting up its satellite offices and chosen a chief judge as it gets closer to becoming operational. The court will be headquartered in Charleston, but will have five satellite courtrooms in Grant,...

WVa man admits threatening witness in brother's case

May. 24, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has pleaded guilty to retaliating against a government witness in a criminal case involving the man's brother. David Stanley admitted Monday in federal court that he sent several intimidating and threatening messages through social media...