West Virginia News

U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins: A national response to the fentanyl epidemic

  Last week, President Trump brought national attention to an issue affecting West Virginia more than any other state – the fentanyl and opioid crisis. By declaring a public health emergency, new resources and support will be coming to West Virginia to help stop drug trafficking and ...

Mayor sees statue, restaurants taking the place of “the hole”

By JESSICA FARRISH The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Beckley officials want a landmark for the city, and they’re searching for the perfect idea — one that can be shaped into a quintessential monument to define the spirit of Beckley to residents and visitors. City officials ...

Mylan’s parent company says facts don’t support price-fixing charge

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A spokesperson for Mylan N.V., parent company of Morgantown-based Mylan Pharmaceuticals, said executives don’t believe the allegations that Mylan was involved in an international price-fixing scheme for generic ...

Mylan exec targeted by state attorneys general in price-fixing suit

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A group of 46 state attorneys general — which includes West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey — moved to expand a lawsuit against generic drug manufacturers Tuesday, targeting Mylan Pharmaceutical’s ...

Search continues for cause of West Virginia warehouse fire

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia emergency officials say there have been no flare-ups at the site of the warehouse fire that burned for more than a week in South Parkersburg while the investigation continues to determine the cause. The Department of Environmental Protection says the ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters loses funds due to LGBTQ training

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter in West Virginia will suspend mentoring services for underprivileged children after donors pulled funding earlier this month in response to an LGBTQ-awareness training program. Sara McDowell is executive director of Big Brothers Big ...

Woman takes plea deal in murder case of 2 people shot dead

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman charged in the fatal shooting of two people has accepted a plea deal. News outlets report 39-year-old Misty Ann Rucker pleaded guilty to felony accessory after the fact in a Kanawha County court on Monday. The deal was offered in exchange for ...

West Virginia prison system gets new commissioner

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice has named a former prison guard who rose through the ranks to be the new acting corrections commissioner for West Virginia. Mike Coleman replaces Loita Butcher, who is retiring. According to state officials, Coleman began his career as a corrections ...

West Virginia home confinement officer sentenced for bribery

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former home confinement officer in West Virginia has been sentenced to one to 10 years in prison for bribery. News outlets report Jacques Vance was sentenced Tuesday in Kanawha County Circuit Court. Vance admitted taking $4,000 in cash from a man who was serving ...