Category Archives: CHARLESTON, W.Va.

Man gets life in prison for lighting homeless woman on fire

A homeless man who lit a homeless West Virginia woman on fire as she slept has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Continue reading

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Federal prosecutors probing use of flood relief money in WV

Federal prosecutors are investigating the use of federal disaster relief funds given to West Virginia after a massive flood in 2016. Continue reading

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West Virginia hospitals sue opioid companies; want damages

Hospitals in West Virginia have banded together to sue some of the country’s largest opioid companies, saying they flooded Appalachia with powerful painkillers and forced medical centers to deal with the financial repercussions. Continue reading

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Man imprisoned 25 years settles wrongful conviction lawsuit

A former minor league baseball player in West Virginia who spent more than 25 years in prison for a sexual assault conviction before his sentence was vacated has reached a $175,000 settlement with the city of Charleston. Continue reading

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