Chris Dickerson News

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.

Ojeda wants Miller's campaign to cease, desist 'absolutely untrue' Medicare, coal miner ad

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 31, 2018

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.”

W.Va. Child Advocacy Network raising money for child abuse victims with 'No Shave for the Brave'

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 31, 2018

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.

AG's office says it has released all the records it can 'at this stage' to Democratic group

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 31, 2018

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.

Ketchum's federal sentencing delayed until January

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 31, 2018

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum’s federal sentencing has been delayed.

Davis, lawmakers propose delay in federal case

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 31, 2018

CHARLESTON – Action on former state Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis’s federal claim that impeachment violated her constitutional rights has been delayed.

Loughry wants a new federal trial

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 30, 2018

CHARLESTON – Convicted and suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry wants a new federal trial.

Walker to take over as Chief Justice in 2019

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 29, 2018

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.

'Legal giant,' respect judge and justice Recht dies

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 29, 2018

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.

Acting Supreme Court says Loughry, Davis impeachment trials shouldn't happen either

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 25, 2018

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 firefighters amend lawsuit to include more discrimination by city, fire chief

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 25, 2018

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.

Governor says he knows of no final settlement with McKesson; Morrisey again chides Manchin

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 25, 2018

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.

State board to hear judicial complaints against Loughry just before his federal sentencing

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 24, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Hearing Board has scheduled a hearing against convicted and suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.

Republican PAC running ads about state Supreme Court, Kanawha Circuit Court elections

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 23, 2018

CHARLESTON – A national Republican political action committee is running ads in two key judicial West Virginia elections.

AG's office disputes Manchin's claim of impending $35 million settlement with McKesson

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 23, 2018

CHARLESTON – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin claims state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office is close to reaching a “horrible” sett​​​​lement with drug giant McKesson Corporation and wants Gov. Jim Justice to step in.

Super PAC wanting lower drug costs spends $500,000 to promote McKinley in House race

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 23, 2018

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

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 22, 2018

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.

The Record Network