A new lawsuit Gov. Jim Justice, his wife Cathy, their son Jay and more than a dozen companies in the family‚Äôs business empire have filed against a Virginia bank shows Justice‚Äôs financial troubles are longstanding, predating a political career built on an image of business prowess.
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said this month it referred a matter of excessive overtime compensation for a high-ranking employee indicted for alleged false statements amid a federal investigation to the State Police.
Gov. Jim Justice, his wife, his son and over a dozen companies in his business empire have filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking at least $1 billion in damages from a Virginia-based bank the Justices have acknowledged they owe hundreds of millions of dollars.
A proposed multimillion-dollar settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit alleging inhumane conditions at a state-run jail between state defendants and plaintiffs who have been inmates there.
The Justice administration will conduct another internal investigation following a settlement reported in a federal class-action lawsuit alleging inhumane conditions at a state-run jail in Raleigh County.
Plaintiffs who have been inmates at Southern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility in Raleigh County and former and current West Virginia corrections officials have reached an agreement in a case alleging inhumane conditions at the jail.
A ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š-based insurance company has asked a federal court to impose a daily fine of at least $2,500 on one of Gov. Jim Justice‚Äôs coal companies for allegedly not paying any of a $500,000-plus judgment.
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources says the overtime compensation of a now former director of one of its units indicted by a grand jury last month is a matter turned over to state police for investigation.
Cortni Ann Stovall pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to first-degree murder Thursday in a fatal 2022 ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š shooting.
Two West Virginia corrections officers have pleaded guilty to a federal charge stemming from the fatal beating of an inmate at Southern Regional Jail.
The Justice administration said two high-ranking West Virginia officials have been fired after a federal judge excoriated them for their roles in what he concluded was the state intentionally destroying evidence in a class-action lawsuit alleging inhumane conditions at a government-run jail.
A workers‚Äô compensation insurance provider has sued Bluestone Resources Inc. and other coal companies in Gov. Jim Justice‚Äôs troubled business empire over what it says is $1.75 million they owe as a premium on insurance policies.
In a remarkable order late Monday, a federal judge found current and former West Virginia corrections officials intentionally destroyed evidence in a case alleging inhumane conditions at a Raleigh County jail.
A high-ranking West Virginia state health agency official has pleaded not guilty to charges in a grand jury indictment saying he certified invoices charging the state $34.1 million for COVID testing and response services without verifying their accuracy.
Twenty years ago, Lt. Autumn Davis joined her hometown police department in ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š. Today, she‚Äôs the highest-ranking female officer on the force.
West Virginia officials have declined to say when a high-ranking official indicted Tuesday for allegedly making false statements to federal investigators and before a grand jury was placed on a leave of absence.
About a dozen YWCA employees and volunteers gathered Thursday at the organization‚Äôs headquarters on Kanawha Boulevard to wave anti-domestic violence signs at passing cars.
Gov. Jim Justice and his chief of staff are trying to get out of testifying in response to a class-action lawsuit alleging inhumane conditions at the state-run Southern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility.
A grand jury has indicted a defendant it found certified invoices charging the state of West Virginia $34.1 million for COVID testing without verifying their accuracy.
A Kanawha County judge reprimanded the Kanawha County prosecuting attorney Tuesday morning for failing to submit timely orders regarding juvenile abuse and neglect cases.
A federal court has scheduled a hearing on motions claiming interests in a helicopter belonging to one of Gov. Jim Justice‚Äôs coal companies. The helicopter has been targeted for seizure to enforce a roughly $13 million judgment against the company.
A federal judge has stayed an order he‚Äôd issued last week approving seizure of a helicopter owned by one of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice‚Äôs coal companies to enforce a roughly $13 million judgment against the firm.
The Kanawha County Sheriff‚Äôs Office is urging safe gun handling and storage after a 5-year-old boy shot himself in the leg Tuesday afternoon.
A British Virgin Islands firm has accused one of Gov. Jim Justice‚Äôs coal companies of moving a helicopter the firm aims to seize to collect on a roughly $13 million judgment to another state to hide it from the U.S. Marshals Service.
Contracts totaling millions of dollars the West Virginia Department of Transportation‚Äôs head has approved between his department and an engineering consulting firm that employs his son include statewide consulting and planning services, according to documents obtained by the Gazette-Mail.
A judge has ruled that a Florida-based company violated federal water pollution and mine reclamation laws near Kanawha State Forest.
About 200 people lined Court Street on Friday as Judge Joanna Tabit passed the Kanawha County Judicial Building a final time.
The self-described whistleblower who shed light on widespread mismanagement in the upper echelons of the West Virginia State Police has been arraigned on domestic violence charges.
Two children were found locked inside a barn in Sissonville Monday evening, according to the Kanawha County Sheriff‚Äôs Office.
A British Virgin Islands-based firm has asked a U.S. court to approve seizing property of one of Gov. Jim Justice‚Äôs coal companies in response to what the it says has been the Justice company‚Äôs failure to pay a court-ordered sum of over $10 million.
The man shot by Kanawha County Sheriff‚Äôs deputies Saturday afternoon has been identified as Brian Edward Spencer, 43. Spencer was previously incarcerated for ramming a KCSO vehicle in 2015.
Two Alabama environmental nonprofit groups have sued a company in Gov. Jim Justice‚Äôs family business empire with a long history of water pollution violations over what they say are coal sediment discharges that ‚Äúsuffocate‚ÄĚ waterways.
Legislators spoke with criminal justice professionals from around West Virginia this week to get ideas for bail reform during a meeting of the Oversight Committee on Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority.
An excessive force lawsuit has been filed against two law enforcement officers and their departments in Boone County.
Prompted by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that significantly limited the scope of the federal Clean Water Act, regulators have greatly narrowed protections for wetlands ‚ÄĒ areas where water covers soil and which help control floods and enhance water quality.
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PARKERSBURG ‚ÄĒ A YMCA CEO and former head coach for the Parkersburg High School tennis team was charged with sexual crimes against a minor this week.
A federal district court in West Virginia has given the green light for a class-action lawsuit challenging the shortcomings of the state‚Äôs foster care system.
A surety company has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Jim Justice and two of his coal companies, saying they breached an indemnity agreement, and are asking a federal court for a judgment of over $3 million.
A federal court this week approved a $2 million settlement to be paid to the family of a man who died due to injuries sustained while in the custody of the Dunbar Police Department.
The family of a man who died from injuries received while in custody of Dunbar police could receive as much as $2 million, according to the results of a settlement reached in the case.
Just before 3:30 p.m. Sunday, there was no special session of the West Virginia Legislature publicly scheduled. Not five hours later, lawmakers had passed 35 bills.
Retired miners say five of Gov. Jim Justice‚Äôs coal companies depleted an escrow account meant to safeguard prescription drug coverage and have been uncommunicative about how they‚Äôll prevent a recurrence in coverage interruptions.
The families of special needs students abused by a teacher at Holz Elementary School have settled their civil lawsuits against her and the Kanawha County school board for a record amount.
Two women have filed lawsuits against the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources alleging they were sexually harassed by a supervisor with a history of such conduct.
A lawsuit alleges West Virginia State Police troopers used excessive force resulting in the death of a man who was tasered in February while walking along the side of Interstate 81 in Berkeley County. The incident was one of a few mentioned by Gov. Jim Justice earlier this year as examples o…