More West Virginia Articles

  • Shelley Moore Capito raises $817k in West Virginina Senate race

    U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito brought in more than $817,000 for her U.S. Senate bid last quarter, while her likely competition, Natalie Tennant, kept pace by raising almost $800,000, campaign officials told The Associated Press.

  • Feds to remove W.Va. chemical spill evidence

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In two weeks, federal investigators will start carving up chemical tanks for evidence in a spill that tainted 300,000 West Virginians' water supply. The Chemical Safety Board plans to begin removing slices of three Freedom Industries tanks in Charleston on April 24,...

  • Another potential class action filed over West Virginia water crisis

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — Another potential class action has been filed in the wake of January’s chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water of more than 300,000 West Virginians. FreedomSummer and Robert Johnson of Charleston are listed as the plaintiffs in the federal...

  • Virginia title lenders pay $1.2M, agree to close West Virginia customers' accounts

    Morrisey CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently announced that his office has reached a $1.2 million settlement with Fast Auto Loans Inc. and Virginia Auto Loans Inc. As part of the settlement in Jefferson Circuit Court, the two title...

  • West Virginia gas pipeline explodes, no injuries reported

    Six homes were evacuated in Marshall County after a 12-inch gas pipeline exploded.

  • Special rate authorized for Felman plant in W.Va.

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Public Service Commission on Thursday authorized a special electricity rate plan for an idled manufacturer in Mason County. The plan would enable Felman Production to buy electricity from Appalachian Power at as much as $9 million per year off its...

  • Many in West Virginia wary of water after chemical spill

    On Jan. 9, an industrial storage container spilled around 10,000 gallons of crude MCHM, a chemical used in coal production, a half mile above a drinking water intake in the river. The drinking ban was lifted Jan. 13, when authorities said levels of the chemical MCHM had dropped below a federal...

  • W.Va. exports decline 26 percent in 2013

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A significant drop in coal exports contributed to a 26 percent decline in West Virginia's overall exports last year, according to federal government data released by the state Friday. U.S. Census figures cited by the state show exports of $8.4 billion last year, the...

  • Group: WVa utility could still have spill chemical

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Tests last week at a West Virginia water plant still show traces of the chemical that spilled into 300,000 people's water supply on Jan. 9. West Virginia American Water said Tuesday it found chemical levels that are 2,000 times lower than what federal officials say is...

  • Chemical disposal temporarily halted at WVa fill

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge has barred West Virginia environmental regulators from allowing the disposal of wastewater from the site of a Charleston chemical spill at a Putnam County landfill. Kanawha County Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib issued a temporarily ban late Monday against the state...

  • Ex-mine boss in W.Va. wants conviction tossed

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former mine boss is asking a federal appeals court to toss out the conviction for his actions at the West Virginia mine where an explosion killed 29 workers in 2010. Gary May also wants the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to immediately release him from...

  • Astonishing poll shows 38-year Democratic congressman down 14 points

    West Virginia 3rd district incumbent Rep. Nick Rahall trails Republican challenger state Sen. Evan Jenkins by a 54-percent to 40-percent margin.

  • West Virginia House passes budget relying on reserves

    The West Virginia House of Delegates has passed a budget that would patch a projected shortfall with the state's Rainy Day Fund.



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