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.
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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.
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.
CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission has provided a list of recommendations to Gov. Jim Justice for two circuit court vacancies.
HUNTINGTON – An attorney representing U.S. Congressional candidate Richard Ojeda has sent a cease and desist letter to opponent Carol Miller’s campaign regarding an ad Ojeda’s team says is “absolutely untrue.”
CHARLESTON – For the month of November, the West Virginia Child Advocacy Network is asking law enforcement and friends across the state to stop shaving. This will be part of the second annual fall fundraiser, “No Shave for the Brave,” where money raised will help child victims of abuse across West Virginia.
CHARLESTON – Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office says it has complied with counsel for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee to release all requested records "at this stage" and calls the actions of the group wasteful and purely political.
CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum’s federal sentencing has been delayed.
Justice Beth Walker will take over as Chief Justice in January. She was voted in by the court during an Oct. 29 meeting. The current court consists of Walker, current Chief Justice Margaret Workman, appointed Justices Evan Jenkins and Tim Armstead and acting Justice Paul Farrell. Workman nominated Walker.
WHEELING – Former state Supreme Court Justice and longtime circuit judge Arthur Recht has died. He was 80. Recht died Oct. 28 at Wheeling Hospital after suffering a stroke.
CHARLESTON – An acting state Supreme Court has issued an order saying the impeachment trials of convicted and suspended Justice Allen Loughry and retired Justice Robin Jean Davis shouldn’t take place either.
MARTINSBURG – A lawsuit filed by more than three dozen current and retired Martinsburg firefighters allegedly failing to pay holiday pay has been amended to include further discriminatory tactics.
CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice says talks are continuing regarding a state settlement with a major drug company, but said nothing is finalized and that both sides are working on the issue.
CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Hearing Board has scheduled a hearing against convicted and suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.
CHARLESTON – A national Republican political action committee is running ads in two key judicial West Virginia elections.
CHARLESTON – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin claims state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office is close to reaching a “horrible” settlement with drug giant McKesson Corporation and wants Gov. Jim Justice to step in.
CHARLESTON – David McKinley’s bid to remain in the U.S. House of Representatives isn’t a done deal, but it seems unlikely he’ll lose in November. Most polls show McKinley with a commanding lead over Democratic opponent Kendra Fershee, a West Virginia University law professor. Still, a Super PAC has spent about $500,000 promoting McKinley’s campaign.
Report: Northern Panhandle judicial candidate had domestic violence petition filed against her in 2011
WHEELING – One of the candidates for a vacant circuit judge position in the Northern Panhandle had a domestic violence petition filed against her in 2011.