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Car deodorizer was so strong it made a man pass out, lawsuit claims

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 18, 2018

WINFIELD – A Kanawha County couple claims a company made an automobile deodorizer so strong it made the husband pass out when he smelled it.

Government gets 45-day delay to review documents in Blankenship case

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 18, 2018

CHARLESTON – The federal government has been granted a 45-day delay to review documents in Don Blankenship’s attempt to have his conviction vacated.

Federal grand jury tacks on another charge to Loughry's indictment

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 17, 2018

CHARLESTON – A federal grand jury had added another charge to suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry's indictment.

Greear to be sworn in as interim Kanawha Circuit Judge on July 23

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 17, 2018

CHARLESTON – The swearing-in ceremony for newly appointed Kanawha Circuit Judge Dan Greear is scheduled for July 23.

Williamson lawyer says Thornsbury, ex-wife owe him $100,000 after failed radio station purchase

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 17, 2018

WILLIAMSON – A Mingo County attorney has filed a lawsuit against former circuit judge Michael Thornsbury and his ex-wife, saying they didn’t repay him money from the purchase of a radio station that fell through.

Supreme Court says impeachment proceedings are a 'fishing expedition'

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 13, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court’s interim administrative director says the impeachment proceedings being conducted by the Legislature is “a full-fledged fishing expedition.”

First day of questions in impeachment hearings focus on vehicle use by Loughry, Davis

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 12, 2018

CHARLESTON – Much of the questioning during the first day of impeachment proceedings against members of the state Supreme Court focused on vehicle use by Justice Robin Jean Davis and suspended Justice Allen Loughry.

Ketchum resigns from state Supreme Court; retirement effective July 27

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 11, 2018

CHARLESTON – Me​nis Ketchum is retiring and resigning from the state Supreme Court. It's effective July 27.

Judicial ethics expert: Reminding people of impeachment powers in Loughry case is good

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 9, 2018

CHARLESTON – An expert on judicial ethics says every day Allen Loughry remains on the state Supreme Court is a travesty, but he also thinks it’s good to remind people that impeachment can be a practical tool as well.

House Judiciary to convene July 12 to continue Supreme Court impeachment proceedings

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 5, 2018

CHARLESTON – The House Judiciary Committee will resume work on Supreme Court impeachment proceedings on July 12.

Loughry's state suspension case put on hold pending outcome of federal charges

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 3, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Hearing Board has issued a stay in the Judicial Disciplinary Counsel’s matter against suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry pending federal criminal charges.

Martinsburg firefighters claim city doesn't properly pay them for holiday work

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 2, 2018

MARTINSBURG – More than three dozen current and retired Martinsburg firefighters have sued the city for allegedly failing to pay holiday pay.

Johnson gets new state government job, will draw $182K in salary and retirement

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 2, 2018

CHARLESTON – The former administrative director of the state Supreme Court has a new job with a new state agency, and he will be making nearly $182,000 in salary and retirement.

Greear appointed as Kanawha interim circuit court judge

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 2, 2018

CHARLESTON – Dan Greear has been appointed as the interim circuit judge in Kanawha County, taking over the seat vacated by former Judge Jim Stucky's retirement.

Physician's assistant blames surgeon for injury because of his inappropriate actions at work

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 28, 2018

WHEELING – A physician’s assistant claims a Wheeling surgeon repeatedly acted in an unprofessional and inappropriate manner at work, forcing her to file a lawsuit after she was injured because of his actions.

House votes to consider impeachment of Loughry, possibly other Supreme Court justices

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 26, 2018

CHARLESTON – The House of Delegates has voted 89-0 to give its Judiciary Committee the power to investigate impeachment of state Supreme Court justices.

Commission submits four names to governor to replace Stucky on Kanawha Circuit bench

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 25, 2018

CHARLESTON – The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission has recommended four names to Gov. Jim Justice for a vacancy on the Kanawha Circuit Court bench.

Loughry pleads not guilty to federal charges; trial scheduled to begin Aug. 28

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 22, 2018

CHARLESTON – Suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry pleaded not guilty to the charges in the 22-count federal criminal indictment unsealed earlier this week.

Pendleton Co. delegate files petition seeking to force Gov. Justice to work in Charleston

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 21, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Pendleton County delegate has filed a petition claiming Gov. Jim Justice isn’t upholding his duties by not living at the governor’s mansion in Charleston.

Stuart won't close the door on more state Supreme Court charges

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 21, 2018

CHARLESTON – U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart indicated there might be more federal charges related to the state Supreme Court.

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