West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse says the state has already spent nearly $63,100 defending itself against former state school superintendent Jorea Marple's wrongful termination lawsuit.
The father of a 17-year-old West Virginia Mountaineer ChalleNGE academy cadet is suing the West Virginia Army National Guard after he claims they failed to care for his son, leading to his death while in the Guard's custody.
The estate of a 71-year-old Doddridge County, West Virginia man who died during a police search of his home in West Union is suing six state troopers for excessive force, unreasonable search and seizure and wrongful death.
Jackie Cantley, 34, a former vice president at First State Bank in Barboursville, West Virginia has been sentenced to five years in federal prison and ordered to repay $1.42 million in bank funds he misallocated.
William Petties, 33, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Huntington to three years and 10 months behind bars for being a felon in possession of a firearm in January.
Lisa Lizotte, 44, of Meadow Bridge appeared to be intoxicated and was causing a disturbance at the football game, according to a statement from the Fayette County Sheriff's office.
Leslie Maze has been assigned to the case regarding an allegation of domestic battery involving Poling.
Westover Police are investigating an incident that happened on Saturday, September 6 in Westover.
Thomas Talbert, charged as an accessory to an attempted escape from Mount Olive Correctional Complex in July 2012, couldn't convince a Fayette County Circuit judge or the state Supreme Court that he'd been wrongly punished.
Over the first six months of 2014, the West Virginia State Police's Internet Crimes Against Children task force has been busy: Investigating more than 450 complaints, obtaining nearly 500 subpoenas and court orders, executing nearly 150 search warrants and arresting 232 predators.
Ten people were sentenced for dealing drugs in the Northern District of West Virginia, U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld reports.
Anthony Scott Moats, 40, of Lost Creek, West Virginia had prior felony convictions for burglary, drug distribution and bank theft when he was caught with a handgun in Monongalia County in September 2013.
Ethicon is looking to appeal a $3.2 million jury award to an Illinois woman who blamed the company's transvaginal mesh product for the pain and suffering she'd endured since it was implanted in her three years ago.
Five federal prisoners will be spending more time behind bars for crimes they committed while incarcerated.
Shoaf claims that the Neeses' lawsuit includes claims that are barred by the statute of limitations.
A Michigan judge has ordered Chesapeake Energy Corp. to stand trial on a racketeering charge and 20 counts of false pretenses for allegedly defrauding property owners in northern parts of the state whose properties the Oklahoma-based company had leased.
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined attorneys general from 38 other states and territories in asking the Federal Communications Commission to allow phone carriers to utilize call-blocking technologies that would better protect consumers from unwanted calls and scams.
Three Wheeling, West Virginia residents admitted in federal court to being part of a large prescription drug ring operating in the upper Ohio Valley.
Blount is scheduled to plead guilty next week in connection to drug-related crimes while working as a pharmacist at Best Care Pharmacy in Bridgeport.
Former Mingo County, West Virginia prosecutor Michael Sparks, sentenced to a year behind bars for depriving a Delbarton businessman of his constitutional rights, has begun serving his sentence at a federal prison in Oxford, Wisconsin. Sparks self-reported to FCI Oxford Aug. 14.
The state Supreme Court of Appeals has affirmed a Kanawha County, West Virginia ruling denying convicted sex offender Freddie Lee Bragg's bid for a writ of habeas corpus based on how his attorney presented his case at trial. Bragg is serving a 53-year sentence at Mount Olive Correctional Center.
The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will return to Marshall University's Huntington campus Tuesday, Sept. 16 for its annual Constitution Week celebrations.
The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals recently denied an appeal filed by the 50-year-old Danese resident sentenced to life in prison for torching eight vehicles and part of a building at the West Virginia State Police detachment in Rainelle nearly three years ago.
Four people have admitted to drug-related charges and two others were sentenced recently in federal court, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said.
Last month, Justice reached a $1.5 million settlement with Kentucky officials over dozens of violations at several of his coal mines in eastern Kentucky.
Matthew John Wiggins, 41 of Wood County, West Virginia will spend 17.5 years behind bars for accessing child pornography with the intent to view it and attempting to persuade someone to destroy evidence.
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has asked a federal appeals court to expedite its ruling on a lawsuit filed by attorneys general from 12 states, including West Virginia, over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed regulations for coal-fired power plants.
Thirty-nine workers at an Ohio landfill and their family members who say they've been harmed by coal wastes from American Electric Power's Gavin plant have filed suit, claiming the utility exposed them to a slew of toxic, potentially deadly chemicals.
AEP disagreed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio about how much of the money should be credited to consumers. The commission allowed AEP to keep some, but not all, of the $71.6 million.
The suits were filed on behalf of Cape Fear River Watch, the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation, the Yadkin Riverkeeper, and the Waterkeeper Alliance.
Recently retired Kanawha County Family Court Judge Mike Kelly has been recalled to handle cases in the 11th Family Court Circuit until his successor is chosen.
An attorney for Parkersburg-area plaintiffs, Harry Deitzler, says residents can apply for a free blood test and free medical screening to uncover diseases linked to the chemical C8.
Democratic leaders had filed suit in July to keep newly registered Republican Melissa Lewis off the November general election ballot in northern Preston County.
Every West Virginia county has one: A room where old circuit court files are boxed up and filed away so they can be retrieved if they're ever needed. With space at a premium in so many county courthouses, the storage area may not even be in the same building, so when a particular file is needed a clerk often has to go off-site to retrieve it.
David Andrew Glynn, 47, of Charleston, West Virginia, admitted to scamming timeshare owners out of more than $80,000 through a bogus company, Mountain State Resales, LLC, that was purportedly in the business of brokering timeshare sales.
Two Detroit residents were among five people charged with drug trafficking when police found heroin, crack and marijuana during an Aug. 25 raid at a residence on Adams Avenue in Huntington. Complaints from community residents sparked the search.
Sean A. Chase, 32, of Spencer, West Virginia, the coal miner who claimed to be a mine foreman qualified to perform mine safety exam while working at Tunnel Ridge Mine in Ohio County, has been sentenced to two years of supervised release.
Morrisey pointed out the agency had failed to include “required and critical information in the regulatory dockets of two of the agency's recent proposals for regulating carbon dioxide emissions from existing and modified power plants.
The owner of three Clarksburg rental properties demolished because of alleged code violations waited too long to challenge the validity of the city's building ordinances, Harrison County Circuit Judge James A. Matich has ruled.
College can be a heady experience, particularly for kids who, often for the first time, don't have mom and dad waiting at home to ask them where they've been, who they've been with and what they've been doing.