The insurer of a company whose chemical facility was the site of a fatal explosion in Belle in December 2020 has sued the maker of a chemical involved in the explosion in federal court.
West Virginia Supreme Court justices are seeking a 5% increase in their budget for fiscal year 2023, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Hutchison told the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday afternoon.
Transportation Security Administration officers working security checkpoints at West Virginia airports with commercial service prevented nine handguns — all but one of them loaded — from being carried aboard passenger aircraft during 2021.
Nine people were arrested Monday following a protest in downtown Charleston calling on Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to work to pass federal legislation currently stuck in Congress.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia lawmakers will again attempt to ease the burden of mental hygiene orders on sheriff’s departments after an attempt to lift medical clearance died in last year’s legislative session.
The trial of a man accused of killing a Charleston police officer has been moved to late March. Kanawha County Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey on Monday granted a motion to continue the murder trial of Joshua Phillips until March 28.
The now-former Pinch Elementary counselor accused of possessing and producing child pornography also allegedly messaged current or former students at the school, according to search warrant documents unsealed this week.
A Kanawha County woman and longtime member of the West Virginia Air National Guard has filed a federal lawsuit alleging ongoing discrimination in the workplace.
Gov. Jim Justice said Tuesday that he thinks “we got it right” when he announced the three men he appointed to serve in the inaugural term of the West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals.
Seven months before the West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals is to begin hearing cases, justices and staff in the state Supreme Court are well into the process of taking stock of judicial, financial and material resources to put legs under the new judicial bench.
The former Kanawha County elementary school counselor accused of multiple child pornography-related charges has pleaded not guilty to all of them.
A Kanawha County judge has ruled, at least initially, against the opening of West Virginia’s first charter schools, which were all authorized by an unelected board.
CHARLESTON — A Prichard, West Virginia, man faces hundreds of years in federal prison after a jury convicted him Thursday of defrauding Toyota of over $4.3 million.
From behind their wooden desks under a gilded dome, West Virginia’s lawmakers last week heard from people who previously were kept behind bars about the social and economic consequences of mass incarceration in the Mountain State.
The former Kanawha County elementary school counselor recently accused of possessing child pornography is now also accused of using two children to produce it.
United States attorneys are seeking prison time for a Hurricane, West Virginia, woman convicted of participating in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
A trial date has been set for the man accused in the shooting death of a Capital High School student-athlete earlier this year.
HUNTINGTON — A drug firm will pay $500,000 to resolve claims it violated the Controlled Substances Act in five states, including West Virginia, where it was accused of feeding a Huntington dentist’s personal substance abuse.
West Virginia Supreme Court Justice John Hutchison will be chief justice of the court in 2022, a spokesperson for the court announced Thursday.
A judge dismissed two former Belle chemical plant workers’ claims of firings for reporting federal violations. But their claims of firings over reporting state violations stand.
An insurance company has agreed to settle its federal lawsuit against a company consisting of Gov. Jim Justice and his adult children.
A woman agreed to $50 payments to allow Gauley Bridge’s then-police chief to twice rape a teenage family member, federal prosecutors claim.
More people are currently incarcerated in West Virginia’s regional jails than there were in 2020, when the Legislature passed a bail reform law meant to decrease the state’s jail population.
The West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals isn’t open for business, but it is open for judicial applicants as of Thursday afternoon.
Ten months before the West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals is scheduled to be in full operation, the search to find the court’s three judges is nearing a crucial step.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and his family won’t immediately have to pay Carter Bank a lump sum of more than $61 million, and Carter Bank & Trust won’t be subject to the more than $400 million lawsuit the Justices filed against the Virginia bank, as part of a settlement the parties re…
Despite criticizing its distribution formula, West Virginia's Attorney General is happy with last-minute progress made ahead of a federal judge's ruling that gave conditional approval to a $10 billion settlement plan submitted by lawsuit-riddled OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma.
A panel of federal appeals judges has vacated a ruling by U.S. District Judge Chuck Chambers regarding the way candidates are placed on the ballot in West Virginia.
Three mothers are suing Cabell County and West Virginia education leaders, plus Gov. Jim Justice, over the state not setting minimum safety requirements regarding COVID-19 in public schools.
A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted a former firefighter and police officer accused of sexually abusing a girl and then later lying about the incident to investigators, among other offenses that could land him life in prison.
As part of its role in administering the new intermediate court of appeals, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will establish an advisory council, Chief Supreme Court Justice Evan Jenkins announced Tuesday.
Gov. Jim Justice’s Bluestone Resources Inc., owes a Caribbean-based investment firm $10 million, according to a petition the company filed in federal court in North Carolina.
The South Charleston man accused of shooting and killing a Capital High School student in April was arraigned on eight charges Monday in Kanawha County Circuit Court.
Gracyn Dawn Courtright appeared virtually Monday before a judge in Washington, D.C., and, after breaking out in tears, pleaded guilty to knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, a misdemeanor.
The West Virginia Supreme Court will determine whether the State of West Virginia will have to reinstate its participation in federal unemployment support.
The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday released the names of the family members found dead in a Mink Shoals home Monday morning.
Three people were found dead and a toddler was sent to the hospital after police officers responded to a 911 call at a Mink Shoals home Monday morning.
It began with an ex-Clay County deputy’s lewd remarks to a court clerk, escalated to groping and ended with an $825,000 settlement — equal to more than half the county’s current annual budget.
The city of Charleston will settle a lawsuit brought by a homeless man who suffered leg wounds when police officers deployed a K9 with titanium-reinforced teeth because he refused to leave a vacant house in 2019.