WAYNE – Four lawsuits filed by Wayne County Sheriff’s Department deputies claim the county commission made changes to their benefits package after they were hired.
West Virginia Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito has sponsored three bills in recent months would regulate the use of widely used industrial chemicals known as PFAS.
CHARLESTON – Three of Kanawha County’s seven circuit judges now allow subscribers to an online service to view documents in cases assigned to them.
WILLIAMSON – Don Blankenship has filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump Jr. claiming the president’s son was part of a conspiracy to keep him from being elected to the U.S. Senate last year. In his complaint filed April 25 in Mingo Circuit Court, the former Massey Energy CEO says Trump Jr. published a tweet to his 3.5 million followers on May 3, 2018, calling Blankenship a felon.
MARTINSBURG — The city of Charles Town is suing drug manufacturers and distributors it claims played a part in the opioid epidemic in the state.
CHARLESTON — A hearing has been scheduled for June in a case challenging where Gov. Jim Justice resides.
CHARLESTON — U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart announced Wednesday that his office partnered with several other law enforcement groups to charge 60 medical professionals for illegally prescribing and distributing opioids.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia dropped five spots on an annual economic competitiveness survey by the American Legislative Exchange Council.
CHARLESTON — The United State's Attorney's Office issued a subpoena to the West Virginia Department of Commerce for all communications regarding The Greenbrier.
CHARLESTON – A bill recently signed into law should be a good lesson in home economics. Senate Bill 285 easily passed both houses of the Legislature this session, and Gov. Jim Justice signed it into law last month. Also known as the Cottage Food Law, it will allow individuals to sell homemade, non-potentially hazardous food items made in private residences.
CHARLESTON — A former Workers' Compensation Office employee pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor harassment by an electronic communication device charge after she allegedly sent a fake Facebook message in an attempt to have Chief Administrative Law Judge Rebecca Roush removed from office.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that former Belle police chief Darrick Cox was rightfully terminated from his position after an investigation.
CHARLESTON – Democratic lawmakers are asking Republican Gov. Jim Justice to veto a bill that would reform state campaign finance laws. Senate Bill 622 would increase numerous caps on campaign contributions for individuals and political action committees. It also would allow federal PACs to continue to receive contributions from undisclosed donors.
CHARLESTON – A federal court has ordered a West Virginia-based natural gas pipeline construction management company to pay $3.7 million for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.
WILLIAMSON – Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has filed a $12 billion lawsuit claiming saying national media outlets and leading Republicans intended to defame him in his 2018 U.S. Senate bid.
CHARLESTON – A statewide legal reform group is blaming House leadership for a lack of meaningful legal reform during the recently completed legislative session.
On March 7, the House of Delegates voted 58-42 to pass Senate Bill 318. It would move the state’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit from the state Department of Health and Human Resources to the Attorney General’s office.
INSTITUTE — Newly appointed West Virginia State University Board of Governors member Kenneth D. Gray is looking forward to serving on the board and helping the school move forward.