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JVAC taking applications for vacant state Supreme Court seat, new circuit judge spot

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 20, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is now receiving applications for the vacancy on the state Supreme Court. It also is accepting applications for a circuit judge position in the state's 19th Judicial Circuit covering Barbour and Taylor counties. This new position was created by the state Legislature.

Warner wants Legislature to review BRIM operations after $3M in lawsuit settlements

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 20, 2018

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner wants a “comprehensive review” of operating procedures for the state’s Board of Risk & Insurance Management.

Prosecutors call Loughry 'vindictive and vengeful' in response to motion for new trial

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 19, 2018

CHARLESTON – Federal prosecutors paint former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry as “vindictive and vengeful,” “not credible,” retaliatory and one who “would not hesitate to flex his power and authority to get what he wanted.”

Blankenship critical after DOJ says federal conviction should not be vacated

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 19, 2018

BECKLEY – The Department of Justice is asking a federal court to maintain the conviction of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.

JVAC to meet to establish deadlines for filling Supreme Court vacancy

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 16, 2018

CHARLESTON – The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission will meet Nov. 20 to set deadlines for the process of interviewing applicants for the vacant seat on the state Supreme Court.

Longtime Mingo County politician sues school board after sustaining injuries at football game

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 15, 2018

WILLIAMSON – A longtime Mingo County political figure has filed a lawsuit against the county school board for injuries he sustained while attending a high school football game.

Three Nicholas County parents sue SBA over plan to use FEMA money to consolidate schools

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 15, 2018

CHARLESTON – Three Nicholas County parents have filed a lawsuit seeking to invalidate the state School Building Authority’s plan to use $177 million of federal money to consolidate schools.

Loughry resigns from Supreme Court

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 10, 2018

CHARLESTON – Allen Loughry has resigned from the West Virginia Supreme Court. Gov. Jim Justice announced Nov. 10 he had received Loughry's resignation letter.

Legislature will hear new impeachment article against Loughry next week

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 9, 2018

CHARLESTON​​​​ – A new impeachment article against convicted and suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry will go before lawmakers next week.

State Senate wants Supreme Court to rehear Workman impeachment case

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 9, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Senate has asked the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to block impeachment trials against four current and former state Supreme Court justices.

Another attempt to impeach Loughry could happen next week; Workman possibly as well

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 8, 2018

CHARLESTON – A new impeachment article against convicted and suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry could​​​​ be in front of legislators by next week. And it might include Chief Justice Margaret Workman as well.

Salango honored, ready to get to work as Kanawha County's newest circuit judge

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 8, 2018

CHARLESTON – Tera Salango still is trying to let it all soak in. “It feels good,” Salango said just hours after winning in the Nov. 6 election to become Kanawha County’s newest circuit judge. “I’m excited. It still hasn’t set in, but I’m excited and ready to get to work.

Morrisey named in suit over 2017 car accident

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 7, 2018

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit regarding a 2017 auto accident.

Attorney claims state AG's office 'blatantly ignoring' court order to turn over FOIA info

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 6, 2018

CHARLESTON – An attorney representing a Democratic group says West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office is “blatantly ignoring” a court order to turn over information regarding his communications with major drug companies.

Loughry files a second motion seeking an acquittal or a new federal trial

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 6, 2018

CHARLESTON – Convicted and suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has filed a second motion seeking a new federal trial.

Workman rips 4-1 Supreme Court decision regarding black lung benefits for coal miners

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 5, 2018

CHARLESTON – A state Supreme Court decision could affect how coal miners file workers’ compensation claims, but Chief Justice Margaret Workman isn't happy about it.

Supreme Court affirms PSC decision approving Brooke County gas-powered plant

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 3, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has affirmed the state Public Service Commission’s approval of Brooke County Power’s gas plant, saying developers had “substantially complied” with state power plant siting rules.

Manchin holds slim lead over Morrisey in latest MetroNews/Dominion Post poll

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 1, 2018

MORGANTOWN – With less than a week before the election, incumbent Democrat Joe Manchin leads Republican challenger Patrick Morrisey by five percentage points among likely voters in the U.S. Senate race, according to the latest MetroNews/Dominion Post West Virginia Poll.

JVAC sends recommendations for two circuit court positions to governor

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 1, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission has provided a list of recommendations to Gov. Jim Justice for two circuit court vacancies.

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