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Former Wheeling teacher arrested on charge of sexual abuse by a person of trust

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 24, 2019

WHEELING – A former Ohio County teacher at the heart of a civil lawsuit claiming she sexually and mentally abused a former student has been arrested.

Marshall Co. couple says sewer district wrongly built pump station on their property

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 22, 2019

MOUNDSVILLE – A Marshall County couple says the county sewer district and two contractors wrongly built a sewer system pump station on their property.

Morrisey leads coalition supporting EPA plan to replace WOTUS rule

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 17, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading a 17-state coalition to support farmers and landowners by urging the Trump administration to adopt its proposed replacement of the Obama-era, Waters of the United States rule.

Second hygienist files lawsuit against New Martinsville dental practice, claims sexual harassment

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 15, 2019

NEW MARTINSVILLE – A second dental hygienist has filed a lawsuit against a New Martinsville practice, this one claiming sexual harassment and constructive discharge.

UPDATE: Wheeling woman says proper foreclosure procedures weren't followed with her home

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 12, 2019

WHEELING – A Wheeling woman has received a temporary restraining order after claiming a bank wrongly foreclosed on her home.

Wheeling teacher denies sexual, mental abuse claims; says she was victim of physical, emotional abuse

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 12, 2019

WHEELING – The attorney for a former Ohio County teacher who allegedly sexually and mentally abused a former student of hers says his client denies the allegations. In fact, she alleges she was a victim of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her accuser.

Martinsburg firefighters amend holiday pay complaint to include retaliation, salary adjustment

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 11, 2019

MARTINSBURG – A lawsuit filed by more than three dozen current and retired Martinsburg firefighters allegedly failing to pay holiday pay has been amended a second time to add claims of retaliation and salary adjustment.

Putnam man files lawsuit over school board decision to stay open during teacher walkout

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 10, 2019

WINFIELD – A Putnam County man has filed a lawsuit against the county Board of Education regarding the decision to keep schools open in February when every other county board in the state closed because of a two-day teacher strike.

AG's office wins judgment against Putnam County flooring contractor

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 10, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has won restitution, a civil penalty and a court order to permanently block a Putnam County flooring contractor from any future work in the area of home improvement sales and installation.

DNA results prove child of ex-Wheeling teacher belongs to her former student

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 9, 2019

WHEELING – A Marshall County man who claims his former teacher sexually and mentally abused him for years has amended his lawsuit to include lab results showing she gave birth to the first of their four children who was conceived when the plaintiff was just 16 years old.

New cottage food law will help entrepreneurs sell goods made in their homes

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 9, 2019

CHARLESTON – A bill recently signed into law should be a good lesson in home economics. Senate Bill 285 easily passed both houses of the Legislature this session, and Gov. Jim Justice signed it into law last month. Also known as the Cottage Food Law, it will allow individuals to sell homemade, non-potentially hazardous food items made in private residences.

UPDATE: Loughry reports to prison in South Carolina

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 5, 2019

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has reported to a federal prison in South Carolina.

Man claims teacher sexually abused him for 14 years, says former Wheeling Park principal knew

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 4, 2019

WHEELING – A Marshall County man says his former teacher sexually and mentally abused him for years, starting when he was her student in middle school and continuing for 14 years, including the birth of four children together.

Morrisey, other AGs worried federal plan would weaken opioid prescription limits

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 1, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and other AGs are expressing concern that a draft pain management directive could weaken restrictions on the prescribing of opioid painkillers, something Morrisey has pushed for in West Virginia.

State Supreme Court issues stay in controversial case about state's right-to-work law

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 29, 2019

CHARLESTON — The state Supreme Court has issued a stay in a 2016 right-to-work case. The stay, granted March 29, will keep a recent ruling by Kanawha Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey from becoming law for now.

Loughry questions if evidence was sufficient in 4th Circuit appeal, hires former state Solicitor General

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 28, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. – Former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry’s appeal questions whether there was sufficient evidence to support his February conviction on 10 federal counts of wire fraud, mail fraud and lying to federal agents.

Governor signs bill moving Medicaid Fraud Control Unit from DHHR to AG's office

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 27, 2019

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice has signed a bill that will move the state's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to the state Attorney General's office. Senate Bill 318 was signed into law earlier this week. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey praised the move, calling it "a bold step that will significantly strengthen the state’s fight against Medicaid fraud."

One of Bransfield's employees files lawsuit, claims former bishop sexually molested him

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 26, 2019

WHEELING – A former altar server and secretary to resigned Catholic Bishop Michael J. Bransfield has filed a lawsuit claiming the bishop sexually molested him.

Monongalia judge denies reinstatement for suspended WVU women's basketball player

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 26, 2019

MORGANTOWN – A suspended member of West Virginia University’s women’s basketball team has been denied reinstatement by a Monongalia County judge.

Attorneys plan to add every state agency as defendants in wage payment case

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 25, 2019

CHARLESTON – The plaintiffs’ attorneys in a potential class action about wage payment for salaried state employees soon will add every state agency as defendants in the case.

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