West Virginia News

Virgin Hyperloop Picks West Virginia to Test High-Speed Transport System

SEATTLE/WASHINGTON – Virgin Hyperloop has picked the U.S. state of West Virginia to host a $500 million certification center and test track for billionaire Richard Branson’s super high-speed travel system, the company told Reuters. The center will be the first …

Judge Orders W. Va. Gov’s Coal Companies To Pay Fines, Fees

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge in Kentucky has ordered companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to pay more than $1 million in fees and expenses in a lawsuit that accused them of defaulting on a mining contract. …

West Virginia Governor’s Coal Companies to Pay $5 Million In Fines

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s coal companies have agreed to pay more than $5 million for thousands of mine safety violations, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The civil case brought by prosecutors in Virginia last year on …

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 …