State of West Virginia News

House Democrats critical of Warner as four wrongful terminations suits are settled

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 18, 2018

CHARLESTON – Democratic leaders of the House of Delegates are criticizing spending and practices in Secretary of State Mac Warner’s office, even calling for his impeachment.

CSX derailment and oil spill leads to federal lawsuit

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 14, 2018

Federal and state officials accuse CSX Transportation of several environmental torts in response to oil spilled from a derailed train.

Attorney seeks to nullify Justice's Supreme Court appointments and Jenkins' spot on ballot

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 13, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Charleston attorney who is seeking a seat on the state Supreme Court has filed a legal challenge to Gov. Jim Justice’s temporary appointments to the court and to Evan Jenkins’ qualifications to being a justice.

Economics isn’t all that complicated

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 28, 2018

Summer break’s over, ​​​​and it’s back-to-school time. How better to celebrate than with a pop quiz?

West Virginia Regional Jail and correctional officers blamed for inmate's injuries

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 21, 2018

HUNTINGTON — An inmate is suing West Regional Jail, several staff members and the Correctional Facility Authority over alleged violations of constitutional rights, claiming she was assaulted and injured.

State, federal governments allege steel company violated Clean Water Act

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 30, 2018

HUNTINGTON — The federal government and the State of West Virginia are suing a steel manufacturing company, alleging failure to protect the public.

CSX to pay $2.2 million in tentative settlement for train derailment

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 24, 2018

CHARLESTON — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), along with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of West Virginia announced a tentative settlement with CSX Transportation for the train derailment that occurred in 2015.

Local foods, state parks are a healthy, wealthy combination

By Kent Leonhardt | Jul 17, 2018

Let’s work toward a healthier West Virginia by utilizing the great outdoors to inspire healthier lives

Pendleton Co. delegate files petition seeking to force Gov. Justice to work in Charleston

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 21, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Pendleton County delegate has filed a petition claiming Gov. Jim Justice isn’t upholding his duties by not living at the governor’s mansion in Charleston.

Loughry indictment details federal accusations

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 20, 2018

CHARLESTON – The unsealed federal indictment against state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry includes details of what federal agents learned during their investigation.

State insurance agency accuses psychological services of breach of duties

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 20, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia is suing psychological services, alleging breach of duties.

Eight people file to fill Stucky's seat on Kanawha Circuit Court

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 6, 2018

CHARLESTON – Eight people have applied to fill the vacant Kanawha Circuit Court seat. The deadline to apply for the temporary position was June 4. Those who submitted applications were Dan Greear, Robert Hogan, Benjamin Mishoe, Pancho Morris, Gary Pullin, Larry Rowe and Tera Salango.

State seeks to enjoin J&J Auto Salvage from doing business in state until it obtains workers' comp coverage

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 1, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state is seeking an injunction against an employer over allegations it failed to obtain workers' compensation coverage for its employees.

West Virginia has lost a great one in Chris Stadelman

By Chris Dickerson | May 16, 2018

CHARLESTON – Our state is rich in natural resources such as coal, gas and timber. But, some people say our best natural resource is our people. If that’s the case (and I happen to think it is), West Virginia lost one of its greatest resources last week.

W.Va. ahead of the game when it comes to sports betting

By Chris Dickerson | May 15, 2018

CHARLESTON – A U.S. Supreme Court ruling makes sports gambling legal across the country, and West Virginia already is ahead of the game.

Lindsay plans to run for vacant Kanawha Circuit Court judge position

By Chris Dickerson | May 14, 2018

CHARLESTON – A veteran Charleston attorney is throwing his hat into the ring for the vacant Kanawha Circuit Court judgeship.

State, family allege Clay County failed to file estate report

By Louie Torres | Apr 10, 2018

CLAY — The state and the executors of an estate are suing the Clay County Commission, alleging breach of duty and violation of federal law.

Solution: revise HB 4009 and pass it again

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 3, 2018

House Bill 4009, capping the amount of settlement funds that the state Attorney General’s office can keep in its consumer protection fund, passed both houses of the Legislature by overwhelming margins, but was vetoed by Gov. Jim Justice.

Justice vetoes bill to cap AG's consumer protection fund

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 30, 2018

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice has vetoed a bill that would have capped the amount of settlement funds the Attorney General’s office could keep in its consumer protection fund.

Kanawha Family Court judge finally gets OK to have Saturday hearings

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 15, 2018

CHARLESTON – After seeking permission for nearly a year, a Kanawha Family Court judge now officially can hold hearings on Saturdays.

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