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West Virginia News

W.Va. governor signs ‘born alive’ abortion bill

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Monday signed a proposal to penalize physicians who don't provide medical care to a child born after an abortion, a largely symbolic measure due to existing laws that protect newborns. The ...

W.Va. House passes bill making it easier to use solar energy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — It could soon be easier for power companies to use solar energy under a bill passed Tuesday in the West Virginia House of Delegates. Lawmakers voted 75-23 to approve the measure after around an hour of debate that revolved around whether it's better to focus on coal ...

Man pleads guilty in scheme that defrauded Toyota of $4.3M

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has pleaded guilty to orchestrating a scheme that defrauded Toyota of more than $4.3 million. Stanley Clark admitted to fraudulently administering repurchasing transactions at Love Lexus Toyota in St. Albans, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported, ...

After damaging report, W.Va. moves away from voting app

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is opting not to use a widely criticized voting app in the state's coming primary elections after a blistering report found potential security flaws in the platform. Donald Kersey, general counsel in the West ...

West Virginia plan: Companies pay $1.25B to end opioid suits

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Communities in West Virginia say they would get $1.25 billion from the drug industry in a proposed settlement that would end most of the litigation stemming from the opioid crisis in the state. The deal would ...

After impeachment, Manchin comes home to warm welcome in WV

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Some West Virginians have a message for Sen. Joe Manchin regarding his vote to impeach the president: Thanks. The Democrat was met with a warm reception at a town hall in his home state Wednesday, defying a narrative that ...

Bid to ax greyhound racing funds rejected in West Virginia

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia senators on Wednesday rejected a bill to cut state funding for the greyhound racing industry, three years after Gov. Jim Justice vetoed similar legislation. The bill was defeated on a 23-11 vote. It would have ended $17 ...

W.Va. motorist charged with fatally striking bicyclist

KINGWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia motorist has been charged with fatally striking a bicyclist. In a criminal complaint, State Police charged Tara Lorissa Evans, 27, of Bruceton Mills, with involuntary manslaughter, negligent homicide, reckless driving and the illegal use of a cellphone ...

West Virginia University admissions counselor dies in crash

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The driver who died in a head-on collision with a school bus in West Virginia has been identified as an admissions counselor at a nearby university. David Shutts was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash Wednesday in Parkersburg, news outlets reported. The Wood ...

History Day at West Virginia Capitol is Thursday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dozens of state and local historical groups will provide displays in the upper rotunda of the West Virginia Capitol as the state marks West Virginia History Day. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday during the legislature's regular session. All ...