West Virginia News

Ojeda says VA leak derailed his congressional bid

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former Army Maj. Richard Ojeda says his West Virginia congressional campaign was derailed by a Department of Veterans Affairs employee who's charged with leaking medical records. The former Democratic state senator and one-time presidential hopeful filed suit against ...

WV sheriff’s deputy found guilty of falsifying documents

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia sheriff's deputy has been found guilty of falsifying documentation of payments made to confidential informants. News outlets report former Harrison County deputy Timothy Rock was found guilty Thursday of 17 counts of falsifying accounts and one count ...

Deadly virus detected in West Virginia white-tailed deer

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a deadly virus has been detected in white-tailed deer in southern West Virginia. The state Division of Natural Resources says in a news release that the deer were found dead in Greenbrier, Monroe and Summers counties. It says a lab ...

West Virginia man accused of aiming airsoft gun at officer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a West Virginia man who pointed a realistic-looking airsoft gun at a police officer has been charged with threatening a terroristic act. The Charleston Police Department says Charles Norman Miller was arrested Thursday after officers received a report of ...

Second lawsuit accuses doctor of sexual misconduct

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A second lawsuit has been filed against a West Virginia doctor accusing him of sexual misconduct. The Register-Herald reports the lawsuit filed Thursday says the female patient was sexually assaulted in June by Dr. Zouhair Kabbara at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley. ...

21 states sue Trump administration over new coal rules

By DON THOMPSON and ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A coalition of 21 Democratic-led states sued the Trump administration Tuesday over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants, with California's governor saying the president is trying to rescue an ...

HIV cases in West Virginia county rise to 71

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials say the number of HIV cases in Cabell County has risen to 71. The state Department of Health and Human Resources posted the figure on Monday, saying the virus has spread primarily among intravenous drug users. The cluster, tracked since ...

Ex-West Virginia correctional officer convicted in drug plot

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia correctional officer has pleaded guilty in a scheme to smuggle methamphetamine into jail. John Edward Roach II entered the plea in federal court in Charleston to possession with intent to distribute meth. Court records show an inmate asked ...

Former WV teacher to serve time for student sexual assault

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia teacher is going to prison on accusations she had a decade-long relationship with a former student and eventually had children with him. Ohio County Judge Michael Olejasz's office says the Wheeling Park High School teacher, 42-year-old Elizabeth ...

West Virginia delegate resigns to take lobbying job

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Del. Jason Harshbarger is resigning from the legislature to become a lobbyist for Dominion Energy. The Republican from Ritchie County submitted a resignation letter to the speaker of the House of Delegates on Wednesday. He'll leave his post Aug. ...