West Virginia News

Court upholds $1.6M judgment against W.Va. consulting firm

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that a West Virginia consulting firm must pay more than $1.6 million in back wages and damages to 70 employees. The U.S. Labor Department says in a news release the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower ...

W.Va. suit accuses diocese of knowingly employing pedophiles

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's attorney general has sued a local Catholic diocese and its former bishop, claiming they knowingly employed pedophiles. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the suit against the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and Bishop Michael Bransfield on ...

Judge tosses Ohio’s lawsuit against gas pipeline developer

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A judge has tossed out a lawsuit Ohio filed against the developers of a $4.2 billion natural gas pipeline that stretches from West Virginia to Michigan. The lawsuit sought to force the builders of the Rover Pipeline to pay fines for what Ohio regulators said were numerous ...

Lawsuit over sex assault investigation at Marshall settled

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit over how Marshall University handled an investigation into a sexual assault has been settled. A former student sued the West Virginia school last year, arguing that Marshall violated Title IX, related regulations and its own policy. The lawsuit said the ...

Earth Day program scheduled next month in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is having an Earth Day celebration next month. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia in Charleston. The program is being produced ...

West Virginia education forums set to start

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia education officials are kicking off a series of public hearings as part of preparations for an upcoming special legislative session. The first of seven forums is set for Monday night at Cabell Midland High School in Ona. Others being held this week are ...

Trial set for parents accused in death of neglected child

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a West Virginia couple charged with murder and neglect after authorities said their toddler appeared to have been starved to death. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports Christy Moore and Corey Moore are now scheduled to stand trial May ...

West Virginia teen jumps into politics with city council run

By MATT COMBS, The Register-Herald undefined OAK HILL, W.Va. (AP) — At 17 years old, Colby Lopez isn't a typical teenager. Instead of the latest trends, gossip and graduation just months away, the teen from Oak Hill has shifted his focus to running for Oak Hill City Council for the city's ...

Manchin only Democratic senator not to endorse LGBT bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is the only Democratic senator who did not co-sponsor an LGBT anti-discrimination bill. The Register-Herald reports 44 Democratic U.S. senators and the two independent senators that caucus with them have signed onto Senate bill 788. The bill ...

Former coal baron Blankenship sues media, claims defamation

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — Former coal baron Don Blankenship is suing several news outlets and media personalities, claiming he was defamed during his failed bid for a U.S. senate seat in West Virginia. Blankenship's suit was filed Thursday in Mingo County, West Virginia. It names The ...