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West Virginia governor family's coal firm sues regulators

August 12, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A coal company run by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's family has filed lawsuits blaming two Kentucky regulators for the company's reclamation delays that could result in $4. more »»

West Virginia officials ask 130k voters for address updates

August 12, 2017

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia secretary of state is asking more than 130,000 voters to update their address. more »»

Fall trials set for 2 charged in killing of coal executive

August 12, 2017

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — Two men are headed to trial in the fatal shooting of a former coal executive in southern West Virginia. more »»

US rig count decreases by 5 this week to 949; Texas loses 7

August 11, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by five this week to 949.

A year ago, just 481 rigs were active. more »»

Woman drowns in West Virginia's New River

August 11, 2017

CUNARD, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a 48-year-old woman drowned in West Virginia after the boat she was in capsized on the New River. more »»

Covered wooden bridge burns in West Virginia

August 11, 2017

PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire Thursday night that damaged a 160-year-old wooden bridge in West Virginia. more »»

West Virginia attorney general leaves national post

August 11, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is stepping down as chairman of the national organization of Republican attorneys general. more »»

Judge declines to dismiss Murray defamation lawsuit

August 11, 2017

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a defamation suit against The New York Times by Murray Energy Corp. more »»

Justice urges Appalachian coal support of $4.5B yearly

August 11, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice says his proposed homeland security incentive for eastern U.S. coal mines would cost about $4.5 billion annually. more »»

Woman, 23, arrested in connection with Kentucky bomb threats

August 11, 2017

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) — A 23-year-old woman has been arrested in West Virginia after Kentucky authorities say bomb threats were made to a high school and courthouse. more »»

West Virginia attorney general urges credit card protections

August 11, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's attorney general issued guidelines for gas stations and convenience stores across aimed at preventing skimming credit and debit card information. more »»

West Virginia University campaign raises $1.125 billion

August 11, 2017

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University's major fundraising campaign has reached $1.125 billion with six months to go. more »»

Lawsuit creates blame feud over West Virginia opioid crisis

August 10, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city's lawsuit against a drug company has led to a dispute over which is at fault in the opioid epidemic. more »»

Federal inmate found guilty of killing fellow prisoner

August 10, 2017

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in West Virginia say an inmate who fatally stabbed another inmate has been convicted.

The U.S. more »»

2 found dead in West Virginia house fire

August 10, 2017

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Police say firefighters have found a couple dead inside a bedroom in their burning house in an apparent murder-suicide. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

August 10, 2017

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:


Aug. 5

The Charleston Gazette on Go. more »»

City council rejects nondiscrimination ordinance

August 10, 2017

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A city council in West Virginia has voted against a nondiscrimination ordinance that would have extended protections to LGBT residents. more »»

Elk from Arizona expected next year in West Virginia

August 10, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia wildlife officials say 60 elk will come to the state next year through a partnership with their counterparts in Arizona. more »»

Top federal prosecutor tapped for northern West Virginia

August 10, 2017

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A county prosecutor in West Virginia's eastern panhandle has been selected to become the top federal prosecutor in the northern half of the state. more »»

6 plead guilty to trespassing for sit-in at Capito's office

August 9, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Six people have pleaded guilty to trespassing charges for staging a June sit-in at Republican Sen. more »»



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