West Virginia News

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. ...

Judge approves sale of Blackjewel coal assets

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has approved Contura Energy's bid for three mines owned by the bankrupt Blackjewel coal company. A Blackjewel spokesman said U.S. District Judge Frank Volk in West Virginia approved the sale Tuesday. The deal still needs the federal government's ...

Worker dies after electric shock at West Virginia coal mine

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say an electrician has died after an electric shock at a coal mine in West Virginia. The West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training says the worker died around 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Kanawha Eagle South Hollow Preparation Plant. The ...

City to forgive tickets in exchange for school supplies

SPENCER, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city is offering to forgive unpaid parking tickets in exchange for school supplies. The city of Spencer announced the deal Tuesday on Facebook. The city of Wheeling earlier this summer initiated the same program. It says it will clear the parking ...

Sheriff: 10-year-old hospitalized after crashing stolen car

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia say a 10-year-old boy stole his family's sedan and crashed into a pickup truck, severely injuring himself. Mercer County Sheriff's Deputy L.L. Addair tells news outlets that the boy suffered a broken arm and severe head injuries in the ...

West Virginia bar has license suspended after fatal shooting

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A fatal shooting occurred outside a West Virginia bar Sunday, prompting the suspension of its liquor license. News outlets report The Hot Corner Bar will have its license suspended as of Monday for 10 days. Gary "Gig" Robinson is the communications director for the ...