West Virginia News

Economist: $2.5B to Abate Opioid Crisis in WVa Community

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A 15-year plan to abate the opioid crisis in a West Virginia community will cost local officials $2.5 billion, a forensic economist has testified. George Barrett testified Tuesday that Cabell County and the city of Huntington …

McKinsey Targeted by School Districts Over Opioid-Related Costs

McKinsey & Co. faces Kentucky and West Virginia school districts’ lawsuits alleging the company’s work for opioid makers fed an epidemic that harmed children and drove up educational costs, in the first such cases by educators against the consulting firm. …

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 …