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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...

Frankenberry named WVa Democratic Party executive director

Aug. 18, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ryan Frankenberry has been named executive director of the West Virginia Democratic Party. Frankenberry most recently served as executive director of the grassroots West Virginia Working Families Party. He also served as political director of the American...

Debris collection begin for flooded areas of West Virginia

Aug. 17, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials in one West Virginia county hit by recent flooding are starting the task of removing residential debris. Curbside debris collection began Wednesday in flood-ravaged neighborhoods of eastern Kanawha County where up to 5 inches (13 centimeters) of...

Judge rejects plea agreement in submarine secrets sale case

Aug. 16, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Navy nuclear engineer and his wife withdrew their guilty pleas Tuesday in a case involving an alleged plot to sell secrets about American nuclear-powered warships after a federal judge rejected plea agreements that had called for specific sentencing guidelines. ...

More storms forecast for flooded areas of West Virginia

Aug. 16, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More thunderstorms were forecast this week for much of West Virginia, including areas that flooded Monday after up to 5 inches (13 centimeters) of rain fell in some areas, the National Weather Service said. Storms were expected to develop Tuesday and...