Articles by Anthony Izaguirreirre

West Virginia Governor to Pay $1M Fine Ordered Against Family Company

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has agreed to pay a $1.23 million court-ordered sanction against one of his family’s companies. Justice’s lawyers and federal prosecutors said in a joint court filing Thursday that they’ve reached a deal for Justice Energy …

W. Virginia Governor’s Coal Companies Sued by Feds Over Safety Violations

The U.S. government sued nearly two dozen of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s coal companies Tuesday to get them to pay about $4.8 million in unpaid mine safety fines. The civil lawsuit was filed by federal prosecutors in Virginia on …

West Virginia Hospitals Seek Damages from Opioid Companies in New Lawsuit

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. Nearly 30 West Virginia hospitals and 10 …

Louisiana Lawmakers Eye Stiffer Penalties for Pipeline Damage

A fight over a crude oil pipeline in southern Louisiana has spilled into the Legislature. A proposal to stiffen penalties for damaging or trespassing around pipelines is nearing final passage after winning approval from a Senate judicial committee. Rep. Major …

Prosecutors Can Try to Reinstate Charges in 2015 Amtrak Wreck in Pennsylvania

The fight to reinstate criminal charges against the engineer in a deadly 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia will carry over into 2018. A judge told prosecutors she will review Brandon Bostian’s case, and she set a hearing for February where …

Prosecutors Can Try to Reinstate Charges in 2015 Amtrak Wreck in Pennsylvania

The fight to reinstate criminal charges against the engineer in a deadly 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia will carry over into next year. A judge on Wednesday told prosecutors she will review Brandon Bostian’s case, and she set a hearing …

Four Missing in Pennsylvania Senior Home Inferno

Four people are missing and presumed dead following last week’s fire at a Pennsylvania senior living community. The massive blaze tore through Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester late Thursday, injuring more than two-dozen people and displacing 133 …