Marshall remembers lives lost in worst US sports disaster

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University commemorated the 50th anniversary of the worst sports disaster in U.S. history Saturday, a plane crash that killed most of the entire football team. ...

Former WVa judge known for eye-raising statements dies at 79

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice who once jokingly referred to himself as “America’s laziest and dumbest judge” and who attracted as much attention for his behavio...

Bob Murray retires as board chairman of US coal giant

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Robert Murray, the founder and former president and CEO of a major U.S. coal operator that recently emerged from federal bankruptcy, has retired as chairman of the company's b...

Tentative settlements in WVa veterans' hospital deaths

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Tentative settlements have been reached in several civil lawsuits filed on behalf of the families of veterans who died at a West Virginia hospital where a former nursing assis...

West Virginia hospital settles whistleblower suit for $50M

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A financially strapped West Virginia hospital has agreed to pay the federal government $50 million to resolve claims that it improperly issued payments and kickbacks to physic...

Sixth lawsuit filed in deaths at West Virginia VA hospital

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A sixth lawsuit has been filed involving the sudden deaths of patients at a West Virginia veterans hospital where a former nursing assistant admitted to intentionally killing ...

Former West Virginia bishop apologizes, reimburses diocese

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Roman Catholic bishop in West Virginia has issued an apology two years after resigning amid allegations of sexual and financial misconduct, and the diocese said Thurs...

Fourth lawsuit filed in VA hospital deaths in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A fourth lawsuit has been filed involving the sudden deaths of patients at a West Virginia veterans hospital where a former nursing assistant admitted giving them wrongful ins...

Woman pleads guilty in scheme to offer information to Russia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman who previously served in the Air Force planned to offer top-secret information from the National Security Agency to the Russian government, prosecutors s...

Suspect in killing at Louisville protest in custody

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The suspect arrested in the shooting death of a man during a Louisville protest over the police killing of Breonna Taylor had taken part in demonstrations but was disruptive and...

Coal union seeks order protecting miners from coronavirus

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A union representing U.S. coal miners asked a court Tuesday to force the federal government to take unspecified measures to protect them from the coronavirus. ...

Court in WVa police excessive force suit: 'This has to stop'

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has vacated part of a finding that cleared five West Virginia police officers on qualified immunity grounds in an excessive force lawsuit, which was fi...

Third lawsuit filed in deaths at West Virginia VA hospital

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A third lawsuit was filed Monday involving the deaths of patients over wrongful insulin injections at a West Virginia veterans hospital. Charleston attorney ...

Feds: West Virginia mail carrier altered ballot requests

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia postal carrier has been charged with attempted election fraud after eight mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots had their party affiliations altered, inc...

'Matewan Massacre' a century ago embodied miners' struggles

MATEWAN, W.Va. (AP) — The bullet holes in the brick wall of a former post office serve as a reminder of how Appalachian coal miners fought to improve the lives of workers a century ago. ...