City of Charleston News

Man claims former Charleston mayor, city ignored FOIA request

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 18, 2019

A Putnam County resident is suing a mayor and a city, citing an alleged violation of West Virginia Code 29B.

Charleston Police Department asks to dismiss excessive force lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 5, 2017

CHARLESTON – The Charleston Police Department has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against its officers for excessive force. Attorneys Paul Ellis and Michael Mullens are representing two unidentified Charleston police officers who were accused of excessive force and racial profiling of a 15-year-old and his young cousin in February. The attorneys filed the motion to dismiss on June 30 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

City of Charleston accuses car wash of not paying taxes and fees

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 21, 2017

The City of Charleston is suing Fog Inc., Hanan Ghannam and Mouafak Ghannam, citing alleged violation of federal law.

Woman sues Charleston Police Department for son’s arrest

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 13, 2017

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing the City of Charleston and its police department after she claims unknown officers illegally arrested her son and caused him injury.

Kelly Paving dismissed from antitrust lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 3, 2017

CHARLESTON – Kelly Paving has been dismissed from the antitrust lawsuit filed by the City of Charleston alleging it and other asphalt and paving companies created a monopoly on the industry in West Virginia.

Charleston's newest city councilman and daughter attend Trump inauguration

By Karen Kidd | Jan 26, 2017

CHARLESTON – Newly seated Charleston City Councilman Charles R. "Rusty" Webb could be in only one place on Jan. 20.

Man alleges injures after car rear-ended by Charleston police officer

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 14, 2016

CHARLESTON – A motorist alleges he was injured in an accident with a Charleston police officer.

Motion to transfer, consolidate WV Paving lawsuits filed

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 27, 2016

CHARLESTON – A motion to transfer and consolidate all related cases has been filed so that the seven lawsuits against West Virginia Paving will be in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Trial set for Charleston's roofing suit against Ohio Valley Spray Foam

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 20, 2016

CHARLESTON – The scheduling order has been filed, giving a trial date for a lawsuit involving the City of Charleston and Ohio Valley Spray Foam Inc. The trial has been set for Nov. 29, according to a scheduling order.

Man accuses Charleston Police officer of excessive force

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 18, 2016

CHARLESTON – A man is suing the Charleston Police Department after he claims an officer used excessive force on him and caused him injuries.

Supreme Court reverses Kaufman's decision to dismiss Sanitary Board suit

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 12, 2016

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has reversed Kanawha Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed against the Charleston Sanitary Board. J.F. Allen was seeking reversal of the Kanawha Circuit Court’s order, contending that it alleged sufficient facts in its amended complaint, that if considered as true, would entitle it to relief.

Woman says she broke her wrist at Civic Center

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 8, 2016

CHARLESTON – A Charleston woman is suing the city after she fell at the Civic Center during a basketball game and broke her wrist. Mary and John Fox filed the complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against the City of Charleston, which owns and operates the Charleston Civic Center.

Woman sues City of Charleston for property damages

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 26, 2016

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing the City of Charleston after she claims it is responsible for damages that occurred to her personal property.

A few more lawsuits filed related to 2014 chemical spill

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 11, 2016

CHARLESTON – A handful of lawsuits were filed Friday related to 2014’s Elk River Chemical Spill. Saturday, Jan. 9, was the two-year anniversary of the incident that left about 300,000 residents without access to tap water for nine days.

Charleston photographer says officials violated his rights, conspired

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 25, 2015

CHARLESTON – A well-known Charleston photographer and architect claims government officials have violated his rights and conspired against him. Henry “Ted” Elden Jr. filed his complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Corporal C.J.

Petition to remove Charleston mayor is dismissed

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 24, 2015

CHARLESTON – A petition to remove Charleston Mayor Danny Jones from office quickly was dismissed Monday. Janet “J.T.” Thompson, who ran against Jones in the municipal election earlier this year, filed the petition just after Jones was sworn in for his fourth term as West Virginia’s largest city.

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