West Virginia Headline News
State Lawsuit Against Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Background and Reactions
West Virginia’s attorney general is suing the state’s Catholic Church. The lawsuit filed this week claims the church knowingly employed pedophiles in schools and camps without informing parents. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says the state is stepping in because the church violated the state’s Consumer Credit and Protection Act when it failed to disclose important information to families paying for educational services.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:49:07 +0000
More Than $14 Million Awarded to W.Va. to Combat Opioid Epidemic
A total of $14,630,361 has been awarded to West Virginia by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat the opioid epidemic. West Virginia Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito made the announcement in a press release Thursday.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:55:05 +0000
Video Shows Teen's Beating During West Virginia Traffic Stop
Updated on Mar. 21, 2019 at 4:44 p.m. A police dashcam video released Thursday shows a West Virginia police officer kicking and punching a handcuffed teenage boy on the ground and kneeling on his shoulder during a November traffic stop. Berkeley County Prosecutor Catie Wilkes Delligatti released the eight-minute video to The Associated Press. The teen's face is redacted in the video, taken from a sheriff's cruiser.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:55:36 +0000
With Black Lung Fund in Jeopardy, Taxpayers Could Foot Bill
The Trump administration and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund will continue to pay benefits to sick miners despite a drastic cut in funding.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:11:54 +0000
Apprenticeship Program Ensures Old-Time Fiddling Finds a New Generation
On this West Virginia Morning, a new apprenticeship program through the West Virginia Folklife Program is helping connect apprentices with master traditional artists in West Virginia. We heard from several of these folklorists in a recent episode of Inside Appalachia called Appalachia’s Folkways: Handmade and Passing it On . Roxy Todd has a story about how one of the people involved in the apprenticeship program is learning old-time fiddle music.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:00:00 +0000