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Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on Jenkins, Armstead appointments Sept. 24

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 20, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Sept. 24 regarding the eligibility of the two appointments Gov. Jim Justice recently made to the court.

Labor groups plan to file amicus briefs regarding Jenkins, Armstead appointments

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 19, 2018

CHARLESTON – At least two labor groups plan to file amicus briefs supporting petitions to nullify Gov. Jim Justice’s appointments of two Republicans to the state Supreme Court.

Delegate files petition with Supreme Court about Justice's living arrangements

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 18, 2018

CHARLESTON — A petition has been filed with the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals regarding where Gov. Jim Justice lives.

Americans for Prosperity launch digital ad backing Kavanaugh

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 18, 2018

CHARLESTON — Americans for Prosperity-West Virginia has launced a digital advertisement to urge Sen. Joe Manchin to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

House Democrats critical of Warner as four wrongful terminations suits are settled

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 18, 2018

CHARLESTON – Democratic leaders of the House of Delegates are criticizing spending and practices in Secretary of State Mac Warner’s office, even calling for his impeachment.

Capitol security officers falsely arrested Charleston resident, lawsuit says

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 15, 2018

Two residents accuse the West Virginia Division of Protective Services and security officers of an "armed abduction."

CSX derailment and oil spill leads to federal lawsuit

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 14, 2018

Federal and state officials accuse CSX Transportation of several environmental torts in response to oil spilled from a derailed train.

Inmate's suicide leads to allegations of negligence against jail officials

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 14, 2018

The West Virginia Regional Jail Authority and its medical provider face allegations of negligence after an inmate was found hanging in his cell.

Attorney seeks to nullify Justice's Supreme Court appointments and Jenkins' spot on ballot

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 13, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Charleston attorney who is seeking a seat on the state Supreme Court has filed a legal challenge to Gov. Jim Justice’s temporary appointments to the court and to Evan Jenkins’ qualifications to being a justice.

Impeachment trials for four state Supreme Court justices begin Oct. 1

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 11, 2018

CHARLESTON — An agreement that would have dismissed Chief Justice Margaret Workman and Justice Beth Walker from impending impeachment proceedings is off the table.

Clay Co. attorney files petition seeking to have Jenkins removed from SupCo ballot

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 10, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Clay County attorney has asked the state Supreme Court to remove Evan Jenkins from the state Supreme Court ballot in the November election, saying he doesn’t meet the qualifications to be a justice.

Partnership between Attorney General, U.S. Attorney sends 14 to prison

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 10, 2018

CHARLESTON — A partnership between Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and U.S. Attorney Bill Powell attempting to rid the state of drug trafficking has secured 14 convictions since it began in 2015.

Neither Ketchum nor Davis have yet applied for retirement benefits with the state

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 31, 2018

CHARLESTON – Neither of the two recently retired state Supreme Court justices have applied for retirement benefits.

Despite retirement, Davis receives summons for Senate impeachment trials

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 30, 2018

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis has been served a summons for the upcoming impeachment trial before the state Senate.

Morrisey receives U.S. Chamber endorsement in U.S. Senate race

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 30, 2018

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in his bid for the U.S. Senate.

Supreme Court denies Blankenship's attempt to be on November ballot

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 29, 2018

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued an order today denying Don Blankenship's attempt to continue on the ballot in November as a member of the Constitution Party.

Former Putnam Co. attorney sentenced to six years on child porn charges

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 29, 2018

HUNTINGTON ​​​​​– A former Putnam County attorney has been sentenced to six years in prison on child pornography charges.

State office alleges Saffron Indian Cuisine does not have workers' compensation insurance

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 29, 2018

CHARLESTON – An employer in the state is alleged to have failed to maintain workers' compensation insurance as required by law.

Supreme Court hears Blankenship's case to be on U.S. Senate election ballot

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 29, 2018

CHARLESTON – Don Blankenship took his fight to appear as a candidate for U.S. Senate on the November ballot to the state Supreme Court.

Democrats deride governor's Supreme Court appointments; GOP praises them

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 27, 2018

CHARLES​​​​​TON – Democratic House of Delegates members are critical of Gov. Jim Justice's appointment of two conservatives to temporary seats on the state Supreme Court.

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