West Virginia News

Report: WV governor’s companies owe $2M Virginia tax debt

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's companies owe almost $2 million in delinquent taxes in Virginia, according to records obtained by WDBJ-TV . The Roanoke-based station reported Wednesday that companies owned by the Republican governor owe $1.9 million in taxes to several ...

Judge tosses college assault suit amid more rape charges

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge said a lawsuit brought by a former Marshall University student failed to show the West Virginia school could be held legally liable for its handling of an on-campus rape case. District Judge Robert C. Chambers on ...

Auction set for bankrupt coal producer Blackjewel’s assets

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An auction is set for the assets of bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel LLC. A notice filed in federal bankruptcy court in West Virginia said the auction is scheduled for Thursday morning at the Cincinnati law office of attorneys ...

Vaping ban begins at West Virginia University

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A ban on electronic cigarettes and vaping products has started at West Virginia University. The WVU Board of Governors in February approved the ban that took effect Thursday. The policy applies to WVU properties in Morgantown, Beckley and Keyser. The only exception ...

Big crowds expected at airport as World Scout Jamboree ends

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Transportation officials are warning of large crowds at Charleston's airport later this week as the World Scout Jamboree comes to a close. The Transportation Security Administration on Wednesday said thousands of scouts from 152 countries will start heading home ...

Big question in opioid suits: How to divide any settlement

By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press The roughly 2,000 state and local governments suing the drug industry over the deadly opioid crisis have yet to see any verdicts or reach any big national settlements but are already tussling with each other over how to divide any money they collect. The ...

FBI assists probe of human remains found on W.Va. mountain

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — The FBI is assisting local authorities with an investigation into human remains found on a West Virginia mountain over the summer. McDowell County Sheriff's Chief Deputy James E. Muncy Jr. told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph on Friday that the FBI has since discovered more ...

Businesses in 2 W.Va. counties eligible for disaster loans

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — Some small businesses in two West Virginia counties are eligible to apply for economic injury disaster loans as a result of storms last year. The U.S. Small Business Administration said the loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, ...

Mine rescue teams to compete in West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Members of mine rescue teams from across the country will be in West Virginia this week to compete in readiness tests. West Virginia University says the National Mine Rescue Association Post 5 contest will begin Tuesday and run through Thursday at Mylan Park in ...

West Virginia airport unveils new military operations center

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials at the Charleston, West Virginia, airport have unveiled a new armed forces operations center named after the state's last surviving Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient from World War II. The 2,000-square-foot (186-square-meter) facility at Yeager Airport ...