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Tentative $161.5M settlement reached in WVa opioid trial

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorneys for the state of West Virginia and two remaining pharmaceutical manufacturers have reached a tentative $161.5 million settlement just as closing arguments were set t...

Electric battery maker, coal union announce WVa labor pact

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The energy startup SPARKZ said Tuesday it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the nation's largest coal miners' union on a labor-management agreement for its planned...

Watchdog: WVa Rep. Mooney likely broke rules with Aruba trip

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A congressional watchdog has determined that Rep. Alex Mooney likely broke House rules when the West Virginia Republican accepted a trip to Aruba allegedly paid for by a campa...

US drug czar testifies in WVa lawsuit against opioid makers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The new White House drug czar has testified that the opioid epidemic got so bad in drug-ravaged West Virginia that the state was having trouble finding foster parents to care ...

Trial begins in West Virginia lawsuit against opioid makers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Drug manufacturers misrepresented the risks and benefits of opioids in West Virginia and contributed to the state's opioid crisis, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said in op...

WVU nonprofit arm takes over shuttered plant, tenants sought

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A nonprofit arm of West Virginia University took ownership of a shuttered pharmaceutical plant Thursday with the goal of improving area job and education opportunities. ...

Ex-Va. officer, W.Va. lawmaker plead guilty in Capitol riot

A former Virginia police officer pleaded guilty on Friday to storming the U.S. Capitol with another former officer who is scheduled to be tried next month on charges related to the riot. ...

Coal disaster 50 years later: WVa creek teeming with fish

MAN, W.Va. (AP) — The day before the disaster hit, Perry Harvey went fishing on Buffalo Creek for one reason. “There was a gold trout out there I was trying to catch,” he said. ...

Maryland woman pleads guilty in submarine spy case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Maryland woman pleaded guilty Friday to her role in a plot with her husband to sell submarine secrets to a foreign country. Diana Toebbe entered the plea i...

Black lawmaker sues anti-abortion group over racist threat

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s only Black female lawmaker has filed a lawsuit against an anti-abortion group, citing a racist Facebook post and a racist email she said she received for suppo...

End to nuclear plant ban signed by West Virginia governor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday signed a bill eliminating the state's ban on nuclear power plants but cautioned against jumping in to diversify the coal-dependent st...

Biden plan to spend $725M to clean up abandoned coal mines

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Nearly $725 million in federal funding is available this fiscal year to 22 states and the Navajo Nation for the reclamation of abandoned coal mines and cleanup of acid mine dr...

An opioid-ravaged West Virginia town awaits trial verdict

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sarah Kelly recalls the fleeting moments when she reached out for help during a decadeslong opioid addiction, only to find out no residential treatment beds were available in ...

WVa Rep. Mooney's TV ad using House footage draws complaint

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Republican primary campaign involving two incumbents for a newly consolidated congressional district in West Virginia has heated up after one U.S. House member attacked th...

Coal-dependent WVa moves toward ending nuclear plant ban

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Signaling an eagerness to diversify its energy offerings, coal-dependent West Virginia would eliminate a ban on nuclear power plants under a bill that passed the state Senate ...