WHEELING – A Wheeling woman has received a temporary restraining order after claiming a bank wrongly foreclosed on her home.
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Wheeling teacher denies sexual, mental abuse claims; says she was victim of physical, emotional abuse
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 – 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has reported to a federal prison in South Carolina.
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.
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.
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
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.
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."
WHEELING – A former altar server and secretary to resigned Catholic Bishop Michael J. Bransfield has filed a lawsuit claiming the bishop sexually molested him.
MORGANTOWN – A suspended member of West Virginia University’s women’s basketball team has been denied reinstatement by a Monongalia County judge.
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.
CHARLESTON – Democratic lawmakers are asking Republican Gov. Jim Justice to veto a bill that would reform state campaign finance laws. Senate Bill 622 would increase numerous caps on campaign contributions for individuals and political action committees. It also would allow federal PACs to continue to receive contributions from undisclosed donors.
CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Darl W. Poling of Beckley to become Raleigh Circuit Court's newest judge. The opening was created when Justice appointed lifelong friend John Hutchison to the state Supreme Court to fill former Justice Allen Loughry's seat. Retired judge Charles M. Vickers has been filling Hutchison’s seat in Raleigh County.
PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has filed a lawsuit alleging the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese and a former bishop, saying they knowingly employed pedophiles.
NEW MARTINSVILLE – A dental hygienist claims she was the victim of a retaliatory firing and discrimination. Karen Ullom, 56, filed her complaint March 19 in Wetzel Circuit Court against Dr. Andrea Lockhart, Adam Pendleton and New Martinsville Dental.