West Virginia News

Winds Destroy Mobile Home in West Virginia

A fire official says 2 people were injured when high winds destroyed a mobile home in Mercer County, W.Va. Bluestone Valley Volunteer Fire Chief Tim Farley tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that the victims were an adult and a child. …

West Virginia Hosts Meetings on Aboveground Tank Law

State environmental officials are holding meetings in Charleston and Martinsburg, W.Va., to discuss rule proposals for a law regulating aboveground storage tanks. On Wednesday, the Department of Environmental Protection is holding a stakeholder meeting at the Charleston Civic Center. An …

Mediation Set in West Virginia for $200M Police Shooting Lawsuit

Mediation talks are set for a $200 million lawsuit stemming from the fatal shooting of a Virginia man by Martinsburg police. The family of 50-year-old Wayne Arnold Jones of Stephens City, Virginia, sued Martinsburg and the officers in 2013. The …

West Virginia Worker’s Comp Rate Cuts to Save Employers $32M

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has filed a proposed reduction in workers’ compensation loss cost rates with in West Virginia – the tenth consecutive reduction in 10 years. NCCI, West Virginia’s rating agent, has proposed an overall 9.1 …

Jury Awards $136,030 in West Virginia Locker Room Fight Case

A West Virginia jury has awarded $136,030 to a former Parkersburg South High School football player and his mother in a lawsuit over a locker room fight. The lawsuit alleged that Parkersburg South assistant football coach Dwain Sponseller encouraged a …

Many in Flood-Prone West Virginia Community Accept Buyouts

Most year-round residents in a flood-prone area in Berkeley County have accepted government buyouts through a hazard mitigation effort that began following a flood in 1996. Fewer than 10 year-round residents remain in the flood plain area of the Sportsman’s …

West Virginia Authorities Plan Drunken Boating Crackdown

West Virginia authorities are planning a weekend crackdown on drunken boating later this month. It’s part of a national effort known as Operation Dry Water. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources officers will be out in force on state waters …

West Virginia Men Sentenced in Logan Arson Scheme

Two West Virginia men have been sentenced to prison terms for having a building torched in Logan and collecting a $1 million insurance settlement. The U.S. attorney’s office says 44-yearold James Gregory Glick of Logan was sentenced to seven years …

Miscommunication Investigated in West Virginia Mine Deaths

Safety officials are investigating possible miscommunications from a West Virginia coal mining company that initially said two workers who had been trapped in a mine were OK. The workers were later pronounced dead. State mine safety official Eugene White said …

West Virginia Coal Mine Collapse Kills 2 Miners

The West Virginia coal mine where a collapse this week killed two workers had “chronic compliance issues” and received numerous citations from inspectors last year, federal authorities said on Tuesday. The Patriot Coal Corp’s Brody Mine No. 1 collapsed about …