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5 states announce new suits over prescription opioids

Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

Stevens County militia leader wanted on extortion charges arrested in West Virginia

James “Russell” Bolton was arrested late Monday at his father’s house in Princeton, West Virginia, a U.S. Marshals Service official said.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

60 people charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown

Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids and other dangerous drugs.


W. Virginia mom to be charged in abduction tale

A woman will be criminally charged for falsely reporting that an Egyptian man tried to kidnap her daughter from a West Virginia shopping mall, a police detective told the Associated …



UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:03 p.m.

Strike 2: West Virginia teachers walk out again

Nearly a year to the day after West Virginia teachers went on a strike that launched a national “Red4Ed” movement, they’re doing it again.


Top 25 roundup: No. 11 Texas Tech holds off West Virginia

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To understand life expectancy fall, start in West Virginia

If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to start.


3 found alive inside West Virginia coal mine

Three people missing since last weekend were found alive Wednesday in an underground coal mine in West Virginia, authorities said.


Raccoons drunk on crab apples cause false rabies scare in West Virginia

Considering the damaging – and in some cases, even fatal – effects of rabies, it was not surprising that when people in the city of Milton, W.Va., saw raccoons behaving …


Trump urges supporters to vote in wake of Kavanaugh hearing

President Donald Trump on Saturday turned his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh into a rallying cry for Republicans to vote in November, saying they can help reject the “ruthless …


Ex-coal baron takes swipe at ‘China people’ and ‘Cocaine Mitch’ in West Virginia political ad

An ex-coal executive who’s running for U.S. Senate after serving a one-year prison sentence has unleashed a political ad that takes swipes at “China people” and calls the Senate majority …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 1:51 p.m.

Ex-con candidate compounding GOP woes in West Virginia

Republican Don Blankenship doesn’t care if his party and his president don’t think he can beat Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin this fall.


Teacher rebellion puts red-state Republicans on defensive

A teacher rebellion in red states from West Virginia to Arizona has put Republicans on the defensive, forcing them to walk a fine line in the months before midterm elections …


Two firefighters killed, 3 injured in West Virginia accident

Two West Virginia firefighters were killed and three others were injured when a volunteer fire department’s truck flipped while responding to a call about a highway accident that also had …


West Virginia teacher’s strike: ‘We feel … under attack’

The West Virginia teacher’s strike entered a new week with no immediate resolution in sight. Teachers are waiting for state lawmakers to agree on a pay raise, and state House …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

Striking West Virginia teachers to return to class Thursday

Striking teachers in West Virginia are to return to the classroom on Thursday, Gov. Jim Justice said in announcing he is offering teachers and school service personnel a revised 5 …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

West Virginia teachers to continue strike Tuesday

Thousands of striking schoolteachers who have shut down West Virginia classrooms for days are demanding a face-to-face meeting with the governor and legislative leaders on their pay grievances, a union …


Pence touts tax cuts, slams Manchin in West Virginia

Vice President Mike Pence traveled to West Virginia Wednesday to tout the impact of tax cuts and pick a fight with the state’s Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who voted against …


West Virginia reviewing court storm incident at Texas Tech

West Virginia’s athletic department said Sunday it is reviewing an incident in which a player is seen striking a Texas Tech fan who had joined thousands of others in a …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 10:13 p.m.

Bowl roundup: Kansas State beats UCLA 35-17 in Cactus Bowl

Alex Delton ran for 158 yards and accounted for four touchdowns, leading Kansas State to a 35-17 Cactus Bowl victory over UCLA in Phoenix on Tuesday night in what could …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

Melania Trump tours West Virginia infant drug rehab center

First lady Melania Trump has toured a West Virginia drug addiction recovery center for infants in the heart of the nation’s opioid epidemic.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 7:37 p.m.

Coal miner who died in West Virginia lost brother in Sago disaster

A coal miner who died on the job in West Virginia was the brother of one the 12 killed in the Sago Mine disaster of 2006.


West Virginia industrial plant explosion kills two, injures one

An explosion at a West Virginia industrial plant has killed two people and injured a third.


Dan Heyman: My arrest as a reporter struck a chord

CHARLESTON, West Virginia – For someone like me who is constantly checking email on my phone, one odd thing about getting put in jail is how suddenly you’re almost totally …


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Six key moments that shaped Gonzaga’s greatest basketball season

The season opener was 30 seconds old and Nigel Williams-Goss already had a pair of buckets and Jordan Mathews drilled a 3-pointer.


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 9:08 p.m.

More to Mountaineers than just pressure defense

Zag fans might want to start the meter on ‘Press Virginia’ references (that’s one) leading up to Thursday’s Gonzaga-West Virginia clash in the Sweet 16 in San Jose.


Gonzaga’s Mark Few and crew savor another Sweet 16

Among the numerous mileposts in Gonzaga’s 2017 season was one Saturday that went largely unnoticed. Gonzaga sealed its third straight Sweet 16, which hasn’t happened since the 1999 squad launched …


Wake Forest’s Ian Harkes wins soccer’s Hermann Trophy

Wake Forest midfielder Ian Harkes has won the Hermann Trophy as the top male college soccer player in the United States. West Virginia defender Kadeisha Buchanan was the top woman.


Mayor in West Virginia resigns after racist Michelle Obama post

A West Virginia mayor resigned Tuesday following a backlash after she posted a response to a racist comment about first lady Michelle Obama on Facebook.