W.Va. attorney general warns of Social Security scammers
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials are warning West Virginia residents to look out for scammers who pose as the Social Security Administration.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Attorney General's office says a contest deadline is this week for schoolchildren to raise awareness of prescription painkiller abuse.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court has extended a delay in enforcing a lower court ruling that struck down part of a state law allowing workers to stop paying union...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has reached a $3.2 million settlement with two drug manufacturers over the marketing of the prescription blood thinner Plavix.
The Latest: Diocese disputes some allegations in lawsuit
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on a West Virginia lawsuit accusing a Catholic diocese of knowingly employing pedophiles (all times local):
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Catholic diocese and its former bishop in West Virginia knowingly employed pedophiles and failed to conduct adequate background checks on camp and school workers,...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Internet service, used vehicle repairs and cable TV are topping the West Virginia attorney general's list of consumer complaints in the Charleston-Huntington...
W.Va. Senate ask US Supreme Court to review impeachments
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate joined the House of Delegates on Monday in seeking a U.S. Supreme Court review of a ruling that halted impeachment proceedings involving the state...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill that would transfer control of a unit that fights Medicaid fraud to the West Virginia attorney general's office has been sent to the governor.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's attorney general is joining with others around the country to support federal legislation to help cut down on illegal robocalls.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill addressing banking services for the state's medical marijuana program.
The Senate approved the bill 29-4 Tuesday. It now...
West Virginia county schools superintendent retiring
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A superintendent is retiring from a West Virginia county school district where a teacher and two aides were accused of verbal abuse.
W.Va. AG files civil case against 3 educators
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has filed a civil complaint alleging three educators verbally assaulted two autistic students at an elementary...
W.Va. to get $302,500 in Fiat Chrysler emissions settlement
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will receive $302,500 as part of a multistate settlement with Fiat Chrysler over emissions cheating allegations.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the state's portion of the settlement Tuesday.
Authorities say the Italian-American automaker equipped more than 100,000 vehicles with diesel engines programmed to run pollution controls during lab tests that would turn off under certain conditions on the road.
W.Va. student contest promotes opioid abuse awareness
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia attorney general's office is sponsoring a contest among schoolchildren to promote awareness of prescription painkiller abuse.
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says in a news release the "Kids Kick Opioids" contest in its third year is open to elementary and middle school students. It can include poems, drawings, letters or anything that promotes awareness of painkiller abuse.
West Virginia consumers to receive settlement funds
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thousands of West Virginia consumers who did business with a kitchen hardware company are being given funds from a settlement with the company.
State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office said in a news release it is distributing more than $235,000 to more than 5,000 consumers.
West Virginia AG: Medical marijuana faces federal risks
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says in a new opinion that financial institutions face risks when providing banking services to medical marijuana businesses because the product is illegal under federal law.
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WVa AG’s help sought in Supreme Court impeachment appeal
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three months after a ruling halted the impeachment process involving most of West Virginia's Supreme Court justices, the state Senate president is seeking a second opinion.
Senate President Mitch Carmichael said Friday at the annual Legislative Lookahead forum he's asked state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to look into handling a possible appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Deadline to file claim in mortgage servicer settlement nears
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia residents affected by a settlement with a large mortgage servicer have about six more weeks to file a claim for their part of the settlement.
The West Virginia attorney general's office said in a news release that a $45 million settlement with New Jersey-based PHH Mortgage Corp. resolved allegations dating from 2009 through 2012. The settlement was reached with 49 state attorneys general, the District of Columbia and 45 state mortgage regulators.
W.Va. fencing contractor accused of not starting projects
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia home improvement contractor is accused of never starting fencing projects despite pocketing more than $11,000 in down payments.
A lawsuit filed by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey seeks to block Precision Fence and Floors operator Adam Parsons from doing future contracting work in the state. It also seeks restitution and penalties.
VoteCast: Health care, gun issues helped Manchin
Democrat Joe Manchin's re-election to the U.S. Senate was aided by overwhelming support from West Virginia voters who ranked health care, gun policy or the environment among top issues, according to a nationwide survey of the American electorate.
AP VoteCast found that three-fourths or more of voters who said they were most concerned about one of those issues chose Manchin over Republican Patrick Morrisey.
Results from Tuesday’s general election in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin retained his seat while Republicans swept West Virginia's three U.S. House races, including electing just the state's third woman to Congress.
Here's a look at how races in the state fared Tuesday:
Manchin turned back a challenge by Republican Patrick Morrisey to win his second full-term in the U.S. Senate in a state carried by President Donald Trump.
Manchin re-elected, urges Trump to stop ‘toxic’ talk
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin survived his toughest election campaign in a state that has declared itself loyal to Donald Trump, then implored the president to take the lead in halting the "toxic" political talk that has divided the nation.
The Democrat won his second full term in the U.S. Senate, defeating Republican West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.
Democrat Joe Manchin wins 2nd term in W.Va. US Senate race
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Democrat Joe Manchin pushed back against the popularity of President Donald Trump in his own state to win his second full term in the U.S. Senate.
Manchin endured the toughest campaign in his three-plus decades in West Virginia politics, defeating Republican state attorney general Patrick Morrisey on Tuesday.
Manchin celebrates win, bashes Trump
West Virginians vote in Trump stronghold
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two years after President Donald Trump easily won West Virginia, voters are deciding a midterm election in one of his Republican strongholds.
Tuesday's election includes races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, the Legislature, the state Supreme Court and two proposed constitutional amendments.
In the U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Joe Manchin goes against Republican state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.
Democrat Manchin seeks another Senate term in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The toughest fight of Democrat Joe Manchin's three-plus decades in West Virginia politics comes down to whether he can retain his U.S. Senate seat in a state that was a stronghold for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
Manchin goes after a second full term in the Senate on Tuesday against comparative political newcomer Patrick Morrisey, the two-term Republican state attorney general hoping to ride plenty of attention from Trump in recent months to victory.
Manchin, Morrisey spar during only US Senate debate in W.Va.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican challenger Patrick Morrisey sparred Thursday night over the opioid epidemic, tax cuts, the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and more during the only debate of their campaign.
Both candidates talked over each other often during the testy debate as they tried to get their points across.
West Virginia editorial roundup
Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:
Charleston Gazette on President Donald Trump visiting Huntington:
Trump returning to West Virginia to stump for Morrisey
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to West Virginia to rally for Republican U.S. Senate nominee Patrick Morrisey.
Morrisey's campaign said in a statement Sunday that Trump will attend a rally at the Tri-State Airport near Huntington on Friday.
It's the third campaign rally Trump will attend for Morrisey. He attended rallies in Charleston in August and in September in Wheeling.
A guide to the Nov. 6 general election in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginian voters in the Nov. 6 midterm general election will decide who gets seats up for grabs in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, the Legislature and the state Supreme Court. There also are two ballot issues. Early voting in West Virginia runs from Wednesday through Nov. 3.
State AG told to release communication with opioid firms
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Blasting West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey for a "blatant disregard" of state public records laws, a judge has ordered the U.S. Senate candidate to release correspondence with opioid manufacturers.
Vice President Pence, Morrisey urge West Virginians to vote
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence made his second stop in West Virginia in the past three months to rally for Republican U.S. Senate nominee Patrick Morrisey on Saturday night.
This time, Pence urged residents to get out and vote in the Nov. 6 election in a state where President Donald Trump breezed to victory in 2016 — and where registered Democrats far outnumber Republicans.
In Virginia, Pence stumps for 3 GOP congressional candidates
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has stumped in Virginia with three Republican congressional candidates ahead of midterm elections 2½ weeks away
He traveled to Richmond to rally Republican voters with Rep. Dave Brat, Ryan McAdams and Denver Riggleman. The candidates met Pence at Richmond's international airport.
Pence tweeted a photo from a Saturday rally for McAdams, describing the longshot to unseat incumbent Democratic Rep. Don McEachin as a "strong conservative."
Texts of proposed constitutional amendments to be published
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Threatened with a lawsuit, West Virginia's secretary of state has agreed to buy newspaper advertisements publishing the full texts of two proposed constitutional amendments on November's ballot.
Vice President Pence to stump for Morrisey in West Virginia
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is attending a rally this weekend for Republican U.S. Senate nominee Patrick Morrisey in West Virginia.
Morrisey's campaign says in a statement the rally will be held in Bridgeport on Saturday evening at the Engine and Airframe Solutions Worldwide facility at the North Central West Virginia Airport.
Lawsuit seeks W.Va. AG Morrisey’s pharma industry records
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit seeks to force Republican U.S. Senate nominee Patrick Morrisey of West Virginia to release public records related to his communications with the pharmaceutical industry.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee filed suit Monday in Kanawha County Circuit Court against Morrisey, who is running against Democratic incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin on Nov. 6.
Democrat Manchin says he’ll vote to confirm Kavanaugh
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The remaining undecided Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin, says he will support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The West Virginia senator announced his decision moments after the remaining undecided Republican, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, said she would vote to confirm the nominee.
Kavanaugh is now set to have the votes needed to be confirmed. A vote is expected Saturday.
Morrisey calls Manchin ‘Sideline Joe’ on Kavanaugh vote
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — As Joe Manchin mulls a decision on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the man trying to take the West Virginia Democratic senator's job is taking him to task for being cautious.
In a statement Thursday, Republican U.S. Senate nominee Patrick Morrisey said Manchin has lacked leadership on the nomination, even calling him "Sideline Joe."
West Virginia attorney general files suit against contractor
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's attorney general has filed a lawsuit alleging a contractor accepted payment for work without the required license and sometimes never started the purchased work.
The lawsuit seeks a court order to block Barbour County contractor Thomas Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning, operator Oscar Thomas and his wife, April Thomas, from home contracting work.
Trump holding a campaign rally in West Virginia Saturday
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is holding a campaign rally in West Virginia on Saturday.
The president will rally for a slate of Republican candidates in Wheeling, including the GOP Senate nominee Patrick Morrisey.
Trump has remained very popular in West Virginia, where he has visited several times since taking office. He has intensified his efforts to help Republicans keep the Senate, campaigning in Nevada and Missouri in recent days.
Attorneys general asking DEA to tighten drug manufacture
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorneys general from West Virginia and 10 other states are asking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to further tighten the manufacture of opioids.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office says the DEA's preliminary quotas for 2019 don't reflect the federal agency's position that demand shouldn't be equated with legitimate need. He said he believes the proposed quotas are still excessive, even with a 10 percent reduction.
The Latest: West Virginia AG plans review of allegations
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The latest on the sex abuse and cover-up scandal rocking the Vatican (all times local):
West Virginia's attorney general says allegations that a U.S. Roman Catholic bishop sexually harassed adults warrant "a close review" by the state.
NRA uses Trump speech to attack Manchin’s gun rights stance
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The National Rifle Association is going after the gun-rights stance of U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin in a television ad using a speech by President Donald Trump in the moderate Democrat's home state.
Trump, at a recent appearance in Charleston, West Virginia, endorsed Manchin's opponent this fall, Republican state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. Without going into specifics about Manchin, Trump told the audience that Democrats want to take away Second Amendment rights.
Manchin, Morrisey pick up US Senate race endorsements
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and Republican challenger Patrick Morrisey have picked up endorsements from coal interests ahead of November's U.S. Senate race in West Virginia.
The United Mine Workers union says it plans to spend $360,000 on television advertisements in four West Virginia media markets in support of Manchin.
Cybersecurity training set for West Virginia senior citizens
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia community and technical colleges plan to offer free training to senior citizens on computer safety.
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says in a news release his office will partner with Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Moorefield. He says his office also will partner with Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Mount Gay.
West Virginia gov taps ex-speaker, congressman to high court
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Saturday picked a Republican ex-House speaker and a congressman to fill interim state Supreme Court openings created in the fallout of impeachment proceedings.
The announcement drew further blowback from Democrats, who said the governor's decisions were foregone conclusions aimed at furthering the GOP's political agenda.
Senate candidates Manchin, Morrisey agree to debate
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Patrick Morrisey says he has accepted an invitation to debate incumbent Democrat Joe Manchin on Nov. 1.
Morrisey's campaign says in a news release that the state attorney general has accepted an invitation from the West Virginia Broadcasters Association. Manchin campaign spokesman Grant Herring says Manchin had already accepted the group's invitation.
West Virginia AG seeks enforcement of car dealer subpoena
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has filed a petition seeking to enforce his subpoena against a used vehicle dealership.
Morrisey's office says in a news release a petition was filed Tuesday in Hancock County Circuit Court against Emuil Byard Jr., owner of JB Rebuilt Auto Sales of Chester.
The petition asks that the dealership be barred from selling vehicles until Byard complies with the subpoena to turn over information relevant to Morrisey's investigation.