West Virginia

  • West Virginia Dec 31, 2019

    West Virginia Cadets Gave Nazi Salute as ‘Sign of Respect’: Report

    Correction officer trainees in West Virginia regularly gave the Nazi salute “as a sign of respect” for their instructor in the weeks prior to the release of a photo of the cadets with arms raised that triggered widespread outrage, state investigators said in a report Monday.

  • West Virginia Dec 6, 2019

    West Virginia Corrections Trainees Suspended Over Nazi Salute Photo

    A group photo of West Virginia correction officer trainees giving what appears to be the Nazi salute has been released as the state’s governor ordered those involved to be fired. The image was made public Thursday and shows more than two dozen trainees with their arms raised and faces blurred. Officials have described the image of Basic Training Class Number...

  • Nov 23, 2019

    5 States Resisting Creation of Panels to Promote the Census

    With billions in federal aid and seats in Congress at stake, some states are dragging their feet in carrying out one of the Census Bureau’s chief recommendations for making sure everyone is counted during the 2020 census. Five states — Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Texas — have not set up “complete count committees” that would create public awareness...

  • Sep 28, 2019

    Doctor Facing Life in Prison for Thousands of Opioid Doses

    By the time drug enforcement agents swooped into his small medical office in Martinsville, Virginia, in 2017, Dr. Joel Smithers had prescribed about a half a million doses of highly addictive opioids.

  • Sep 15, 2019

    Idle Mines Portend Dark Days for Top US Coal Region

    Mine owner Blackjewel LLC filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on July 1 was a big hit to the region straddling northeastern Wyoming and southeastern Montana, where coal has quietly supported the economies of both states for decades and fuels a shrinking number of power plants in 28 states. Negotiations that could reopen the two Wyoming mines under new ownership...

  • Jul 28, 2019

    10,000 in Appalachia Will See Medical Debt Forgiven, Highlighting National Issue

    More than 10,000 people in Appalachia will sigh with relief this month after two donors from the region helped nonprofit RIP Medical Debt purchase and forgive $10 million of medical debt. But it’s just a drop in the bucket of the $88 billion of medical debt racked up in the United States over the past year, NBC News reports. “We’re...

  • Jul 6, 2019

    Investigators Search for Clues in Bahamas Chopper Crash

    Accident investigators in the Bahamas are going well below the surface of the water to try to figure out what went wrong in the moments before a helicopter crashed after takeoff and killed seven people, including West Virginia coal magnate Chris Cline. The Air Accident Investigation Department of the Bahamas said via Twitter late Friday that salvage teams were conducting...

  • May 31, 2019

    Principal: I Accidentally Plagiarized Ashton Kutcher Speech

    A West Virginia principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in an address to his school’s graduating class says he didn’t mean to use someone else’s work.

  • May 25, 2019

    Hate Makes a Comeback in the Pacific Northwest

    Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations’ Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where the Aryans espoused hate and violence for years. The neo-Nazi group was based near Hayden Lake, Idaho, starting in...

  • May 23, 2019

    Serial Killer Who Took 10 Women’s Lives Executed in Florida

    A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a 1984 spree that claimed the lives of 10 women was put to death Thursday, his execution witnessed by the woman who survived one of his attacks and aided in his capture.

  • May 18, 2019

    China’s Ban on Scrap Imports a Boon to US Recycling Plants

    The halt on China’s imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables. U.S. paper mills are expanding capacity to take advantage of a glut of cheap scrap. Some facilities that previously exported plastic or metal to China have retooled so they can process it themselves. And in...

  • May 14, 2019

    New Details: Here’s What ‘Whitey’ Bulger Said in Prison Letters to a Friend

    Boston gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s newly released prison letters speak of a will to live and declining health. The Boston Globe reported Tuesday that in letters released to them, Bulger wrote a to a friend in February 2018 that he was “too mean to die.” The 89-year-old gangster was killed eight months later by two other inmates.

  • May 8, 2019

    Warren Releases $100 Billion Plan to Combat Opioid Epidemic

    Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has unveiled a new version of her plan to combat America’s opioid epidemic, proposing to spend $100 billion over 10 years on battling the consequences of addiction.

  • May 4, 2019

    Slow Drying Today, Mostly Dry North Sunday

    Strong thunderstorms that formed in West Virginia and Pennsylvania last night are now pushing across southern New England and should be ending shortly. The sky is starting off cloudy for most of New England, but we will brighten up this afternoon, and it should be a nice evening.

  • May 4, 2019

    Forecast: Keep Your Rain Gear Handy Today

    Today (Saturday): Scattered morning showers, then mostly cloudy skies. Highs in the middle 50s. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Showers move in late. Lows in the 40s. Sunday: Rain likely. Highs in the low 50s

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Boston Celtics Great John Havlicek Remembered

    John Havlicek, the Boston Celtics great whose steal of Hal Greer’s inbounds pass in the final seconds of the 1965 Eastern Conference final against the Philadelphia 76ers remains one of the most famous plays in NBA history, has died. He was 79. The Celtics said the Hall of Famer died Thursday in Jupiter, Florida. The cause of death wasn’t immediately...

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Dazzling Meteor Spotted Soaring Over DC Area

    Hundreds of people in the Mid-Atlantic and New England reported they looked up on Tuesday night and saw a meteor hurtling through the skies.

  • Apr 2, 2019

    W. Va. Mom Pulls Gun on Suspect, Thwarts Abduction Attempt

    Police in West Virginia say a man was trying to abduct a child at a mall when the mother stopped him by pulling out a gun. News outlets report 54-year-old Mohamed Fathy Hussein Zayan of Alexandria, Egypt, was arraigned Monday night in Cabell County Magistrate Court on a felony charge of attempted abduction.

  • Mar 7, 2019

    New House Majority Faces ‘Growing Pains’ Amid Controversies

    House Democrats are faced with internal fractures on highly charged issues, the kind of major challenges that often come with majority rule, NBC News reported. The most explosive example is the debate over controversial comments about Israel made by freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, which came to a head in a tense meeting Wednesday morning over a resolution to...

  • Mar 2, 2019

    GOP’s Anti-Muslim Display Likening Rep. Omar to a Terrorist Rocks W.Va. Capitol

    Heated confrontations broke out in the West Virginia statehouse on Friday after the state Republican Party allegedly set up an anti-Muslim display in the rotunda linking the 9/11 terror attacks to a freshman congresswoman from Minnesota, NBC News reported. The display featured a picture of the World Trade Center in New York City as a fireball exploded from the one...

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