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State's largest teacher union also seeks info from Putnam about decision to stay open

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 22, 2019

WINFIELD – The state’s largest teacher union has joined the chorus of those seeking information from the Putnam County Board of Education regarding its decision to keep schools open during the recent two-day strike.

Another attorney files second FOIA request about Putnam schools' decision to stay open during strike

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 22, 2019

WINFIELD – Another attorney has delivered another Freedom of Information Act request to the Putnam County Board of Education.

Hearing board follows JIC's recommendations regarding Loughry's state punishment

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 22, 2019

CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Hearing Board agrees with the Judicial Investigation Commission’s recommendation regarding former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry. The board issued its order Feb. 22, just two days after Loughry appeared before the board in a courtroom at the Wayne County Courthouse.

The Greenbrier sues insurance companies for flood losses

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 22, 2019

CHARLESTON — The Greenbrier Hotel is suing a group of insurance carriers it claims failed to pay for substantial insured losses from the 2016 flood.

Attorney files FOIA request seeking info about Putnam schools staying open during strike

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 21, 2019

WINFIELD – A former attorney for the state Supreme Court has filed a Freedom of Information Act request regarding the decision by Putnam County’s school superintendent to be the lone system in the state to keep doors open during the recent two-day teacher strike.

Ketchum's federal wire fraud sentencing rescheduled again, now set for March 6

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 21, 2019

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum’s federal sentencing has been rescheduled for March 6.

Bill that would create intermediate appeals court passes Senate, now waits in House Judiciary

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 21, 2019

CHARLESTON – A bill that would create an intermediate court of appeals is headed to the House of Delegates after barely passing the state Senate. Senate Bill 266 passed the Senate on a 17-16 vote Feb. 18. It was sent to the House of Delegates and referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Woman sues BB&T for injuries, but bank denies liability

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 21, 2019

FAYETTEVILLE — BB&T argues it is not at fault in a lawsuit filed against it by a customer who was injured in its Oak Hill branch last year.

Governor's company named in another lawsuit for not paying debts

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 21, 2019

LOGAN — Another lawsuit has been filed against Gov. Jim Justice's companies, this one alleging the companies owe more than $160,000 to creditors.

Supreme Court agrees with lower court in family property dispute

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 21, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that a lower court rightfully denied a motion for consolidation in a case involving two siblings, their uncle and property.

Supreme Court agrees with Kanawha, invalidates woman's purported will

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 21, 2019

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals agreed with Kanawha Circuit Court that a woman's handwritten will is invalid and ordered her estate to be probated as if she died intestate.

Family alleges illness stemmed from mold on Little Caesar's pizza

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 21, 2019

Adoptive parents are suing food merchants, citing alleged breach of implied warranties.

Mercer County school board, teacher accused of negligence and child abuse

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 21, 2019

A child with autism is suing an education board and a teacher, citing alleged negligence, child abuse and other counts.

Walker Machinery says contractor breached rental agreement

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 21, 2019

A Caterpillar equipment dealer is suing an excavating contractor, citing alleged breach of duty.

Shock for Republicans: A strike for schools as teachers refuse to sell out students

By Christopher J. Regan | Feb 20, 2019

The Republicans designed Senate Bill 451 as straightforwardly as any protection racket. A 5 percent raise for West Virginia’s educators, inextricably linked to a series of proposals to weaken her public schools. The text of the bill explicitly stated that if any part of its “omnibus” provisions were found unconstitutional or illegal, the raise would be taken away.

State Supreme Court agrees Kroger not liable in woman's fall

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 20, 2019

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court's decision in a lawsuit against Kroger alleging its negligence resulted a woman to fall.

Putnam County mother and son sue landlords alleging illness from mold

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 20, 2019

A mother and son are suing property landlords, citing alleged negligence and failure to protect.

Concrete supplier alleges customer did not pay for materials

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 20, 2019

A concrete manufacturer is suing a masonry contractor, citing alleged breach of contract.

Family sues after resident falls in Putnam County nursing home

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 20, 2019

A representative is suing healthcare providers, citing alleged negligence.

Electrical service provider sues premises controllers for unpaid services

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 20, 2019

An electrical service provider is suing a property owner, and its lessees and their sublesses, citing alleged breach of contract.

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