News from December 2015

Randolph Co. church sues over banning of property sale

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 1, 2015

ELKINS – Summit Church and the owners of the property that it uses for Sunday services are suing the Randolph County Development Authority after they claim it is violating the U.S. Constitution by refusing to let the owners sell the property to the church.

Six employees accuse Mason BOE of wage underpayment

By Robert Hadley | Dec 1, 2015

POINT PLEASANT – Six West Virginia workers say the Mason County Board of Education illegally cut their pay.

A&R Logistics says Kenworth truck caused fire damage

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 1, 2015

CHARLESTON – A&R Logistics, Inc. is suing Kenworth Truck Company after it claims a Kenworth vehicle caused a fire on its premises.

Woman accuses Marion Co. Coal of discrimination, retaliation

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 1, 2015

CLARKSBURG – A woman is suing the Marion County Coal Company alleging discrimination and retaliation. 

Repo man seeks possession of final paycheck

By Robert Hadley | Dec 1, 2015

PRINCETON – A Mercer County man says his former employer, F-5 Investigations, owes him more than $1,500 for unpaid wages.

Beckley HVAC firm seeks restitution from Norco Construction for unpaid bills

By Robert Hadley | Dec 1, 2015

KEYSER – Childers Enterprises says Norco Construction owes it almost $20,000 for work completed at the Keyser Shopping Center.

Workers accuse Republic Energy of firing over safety complaints, age

By Robert Hadley | Dec 1, 2015

FAYETTEVILE – Three former mine workers for Alpha Natural Resources and Republic Energy say the coal companies fired them based on their ages and for making safety complaints.

SDW Electric sued for allegedly unpaid debts

By Robert Hadley | Dec 1, 2015

MOOREFIELD – Lighting company Capital Tristate says it lent an electrical company some $13,000 worth of merchandise but has been unable to collect for any of it.

AG's office urges caution with online holiday shopping

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 1, 2015

CHARLESTON — With the holiday shopping season upon us, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging shoppers to be wary of scammers when searching for deals online. “It is critical for consumers to know how to protect themselves from online scams,” Morrisey said in a press release. The AG's office says analysts believe increases in holiday sales numbers comes with the ease of push-button purchases as more and more consumers rely upon computers, smartphones and tablets to help fill

Morrisey warns of credit, debit chip card email scam

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 1, 2015

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning consumers to be wary of scammers trying to take advantage of the millions of consumers who haven’t yet received a credit or debit chip card. Here’s how the scam works: Scammers email consumers posing as the card issuer.

A letter to Secretary Kerry

By The West Virginia Record | Dec 1, 2015

Sending a letter to a public official is a good way to let him know how you feel. Sending copies of that letter to other officials is a good way to let him know you mean to be taken seriously.

West Virginia committed to combating substance abuse

By Earl Ray Tomblin | Dec 1, 2015

CHARLESTON – Since becoming governor, I’ve made helping those struggling with substance abuse one of my top priorities, and I’m proud of the progress we are making in this difficult fight.

Marmet citizens file petition to remove mayor from office

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 1, 2015

CHARLESTON – Nearly 100 townspeople filed a petition in Kanawha Circuit Court seeking to remove Marmet Mayor Bill Pauley from office. The 99 townspeople are representing themselves in the petition they filed Nov. 30.

State Farm sues General Motors to cover claim cost after car fire

By Kari Valence | Dec 2, 2015

CLAY – State Farm Insurance is suing General Motors after one of its clients' GM-made cars caught on fire, claiming the motor company is responsible for reimbursing State Farm for the cost of the claim.

Drifter's Bar & Grill, driver sued over negligence claims after alcohol-related accident

By Kari Valence | Dec 2, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE – A Fayette County woman is suing a driver and bar after she was injured in an alcohol-related car accident.

Eastern Associated Coal sued by widow claiming negligence in husband's death

By Kari Valence | Dec 2, 2015

MADISON – A Foster widow is suing her deceased husband's former employer over claims an electrical accident led to her husband's death.

Man claims mobile home delivered with water damage, sues Charleston Home Center

By Kari Valence | Dec 2, 2015

RIPLEY – A Jackson County man claims a mobile home he purchased was delivered with severe water damage.

South Branch Inn sued over injuries allegedly caused by poorly maintained property

By Kari Valence | Dec 2, 2015

ROMNEY – An Elkins man is suing a hotel over claims that he was injured on their poorly maintained property.

House votes to stop new EPA power plant rules

By Jessica Karmasek | Dec 2, 2015

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives, including West Virginia’s delegation, voted Tuesday to void Environmental Protection Agency regulations for new and existing power plants. The House voted 242-180 to repeal the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which puts carbon emissions limits on existing plants, and 235-188 to block the federal agency’s rules governing emissions from new plants.

Woman claims Family Dollar fired her after being injured on the job

By Kari Valence | Dec 3, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE – A Fayetteville woman is suing Family Dollar over claims the company unlawfully fired her after being injured on the job.

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