The lawsuits allege that EQT Production Co. and CNX Gas. Company cheated the plaintiffs out of royalties for coalbed methane gas on their properties. More>>
West Virginia's Office of Disciplinary Counsel thinks a public censure would be letting disgraced Randolph County Circuit Judge Jaymie Godwin Wilfong off too easy.
Kanawha County commissioners want embattled Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants removed from office, saying his inability to handle domestic violence cases involving children while his own is being processed has already cost taxpayers $100,000. Their petition for removal accuses Plants of misconduct, malfeasance, neglect of duties and violating a court order as well as the Rules of Professional Conduct.
Mustafa Momoun Bazbaz, 28, formerly a pilot for Republic Airways stationed in Pittsburgh, admitted he'd arranged a rendezvous with a 15-year-old girl from Jefferson County, Ohio, who he met online via a website, MeetMe.com, and took her to Weirton for sex.
Darrell Shawton Collins, 36, was sentenced to nine years in federal prison for selling heroin to a confidential police informant in December at the corner of Washington Street East and Thompson Street in Charleston's East End.
Arbuckle was charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny after he tried to steal $35,000 worth of lottery tickets. More>>
Randolph County Circuit Court Judge Jaymie Godwin Wilfong has admitted to having an unethical relationship with another county employee, but wants to stay on the job. More>>
According to Mecca 911 officials, authorities responded to the scene of a reported stabbing Thursday morning in Morgantown. More>>
A Huntington man claims his father received sub-standard care at the hands of a Veterans Administration surgeon who was hired while he faced disciplinary proceedings in Iowa for alleged “professional incompetency” in his handling of nine patients there. More>>
A Kanawha County jury has awarded former Capital High School baseball Dillon King nearly $33,000 in damages for a broken jaw he sustained during a wiffle-ball indoor practice four years ago. More>>
Shelia Eddy responded to Dave and Mary Neese's lawsuit this week. More>>
Two Detroit, Michigan men have been sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to deal heroin in the Huntington, West Virginia area.
Roger Lee Deem, 60, of Ronceverte, West Virginia, and David Eldon Williams, 54, of Lewisburg, West Virginia, pleaded guilty to using a telephone to set up a drug buy. More>>
A municipal sales tax may not be collected outside the municipality's boundaries, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said.
Just this past weekend, four people overdosed on heroin, two of which resulted in death, in Weirton alone. More>>
Matthew Tuttle, 38, of Buckhannon, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to making a false statement to a federal agent in connection to an ongoing investigation at the Equipment Division of the West Virginia Division of Highways, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld's office. More>>
John D. Hayes, 66, of Cabell County, West Virginia, has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for possessing and attempting to distribute child pornography online via Frostwire, a peer-to-peer network. More>>
Referred to as the “worst kept secret” in the courtroom, it's no longer a secret for one small West Virginia community. Randolph County Circuit Judge Jaymie Godwin Wilfong took the stand Aug. 11 to explain her extra-marital affair that brought attention to the fact that she may have violated ethics by continuing the relationship. More>>
Jerod Alan Green, the drunk driver sentenced to 25-50 years in prison in Pennsylvania for leading police on a high-speed chase that culminated with him striking and killing Monongalia County, West Virginia, Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Michael May in 2012, lost his appeal.
Eugene Nicholas Cobbs escaped from FCI Morgantown on April 10, 2013 and caught a bus to Philadelphia, said U.S. Marshals. Cobbs used false names and was elusive in his behavior, but in September 2013, U.S. Marshals learned that he had crossed the border into Mexico. More>>
Anthony Majestro, a Charleston lawyer representing some local businesses who sued Freedom, thinks most of the money available will come from Freedom's $3 million insurance policy. Negotiations are ongoing over how to use that money for projects benefiting the public good. Long-term health monitoring has been mentioned as a possibility. More>>
A Steubenville, Ohio, woman whose husband committed suicide after losing millions of dollars in a slot machine at Mountaineer Racetrack & Resort has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Wheeling, WV saying the casino and its employees exploited her husband and his addiction. More>>
Four individuals in Hancock and Ohio counties have sued Countrywide, claiming the lender encouraged them to borrow more than their property is worth. More>>
American Electric Power subsidiaries settled lawsuits in two federal courts Aug. 1 to resolve allegations involving discharges from various sources at three coal-fired plants in West Virginia, prompting adherence to tighter emissions reductions standards. More>>
One-time business partners-turned-courtroom-combatants walked away from a six-day trial empty-handed after a federal jury in Wheeling found no reason to award damages to either side in the dispute. More>>
Energy companies using mineral leases as collateral for multi-million dollar loans have some property owners concerned that their rights to buy, sell and borrow against their own property are being infringed.
In a landmark decision issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in favor of former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon and 19 others in a lawsuit that challenged the NCAA's regulation of college athletics on antitrust grounds. More>>
Stephen Wayne Layton, 40, of Charleston will serve 15 years in federal prison followed by 20 years of supervised release for possessing sexually explicit photos of children under the age of 12, including some he took himself engaging in sexual contact with a juvenile which he stored on a computer and a USB drive he kept at his home.
The widow of an Ohio pilot killed when his plane crashed into a radio communications tower in June 2012 is suing the West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority, saying the agency should have known the risk the structure posed to air traffic. More>>
A family court judge was found not guilty with battery of a health care provider in November of 2013. More>>
A federal judge in Huntington is allowing a lawsuit filed by the City of Hurricane and Putnam County commissioners over MCHM-contaminated wastes stored at the nearby Disposal Services landfill to continue.
Former Mountain Laurel Mining Complex General Manager David E. Runyon, 45, of Delbarton, West Virginia, faces up to 25 years in federal prison after admitting he accepted about $1 million in kickbacks from Arch Coal vendors.
The main building of the Mercer County Courthouse has been closed Aug. 6 because of a bomb threat.
Dorsey Woolwine Jr., 63, of Belle, WV, a felon, was sentenced to eight years in federal prison for having 80 guns in his possession.
Court documents show that the Neeses are suing Sheilia Eddy and her mother, Tara Clendenen, as well as Rachel Shoaf and her mother, Patricia Shoaf. More>>
Ricky Williams, 23, of Charleston, WV admitted to selling heroin to a police informant on at least three occasions, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said. He faces up to 20 years in prison at sentencing Oct. 23.
Students participating in the West Virginia Innocence Project at West Virginia University’s College of Law led to the release of a man convicted of first-degree murder and sexual assault based on faulty forensic evidence. More>>
A Hancock County couple whose mineral rights were used without their knowledge as collateral for a $500 million loan have filed suit against Chesapeake Energy affiliates, claiming Chesapeake’s debt was improperly recorded as a lien against their property. More>>
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is filing a new lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency.After the threat of thousands of layoffs at Alpha Natural Resources, West Virginia is not the only state taking action. More>>
Jeffrey S. Walton, 48, of Ronceverte, West Virginia, a former work supervisor at the Federal Prison Camp at Alderson , has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for touching a female inmate's breasts.
Authorities are still searching for two of the 14 people named in a 24-count federal indictment this week charging them with dealing a variety of drugs in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle over the past six years. Twelves have been taken into custody. More>>
West Virginia State Police have arrested a Philippi man accused of stabbing a woman after she allegedly threw his box of money and meth into the woods.West Virginia State Police said Hull told them the woman had stabbed herself. More>>
Girls enrolled in the Boone and Lincoln Juvenile Drug Court participated in a court-supervised, gender-specific self-esteem program recently. Juvenile Drug Court emphasizes positive social activities and role models.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced July 29 the State of
The company's website lists 15 states that extended their deadlines for submitting the exams. The Boca Raton, Florida-based ExamSoft also has offices in Dallas and administers bar exams in 43 U.S. states. More>>
To keep the NCAA from having to hold unwieldy talks with multiple plaintiffs, 10 lawsuits filed nationwide were consolidated into the one case in Chicago, where the first lawsuit was filed in 2011. More>>
Huntington, West Virginia, resident Kamel Auntae Burris, 31, described as an enforcer for a local drug gang, wore a mask in November 2013 when he robbed a known drug dealer at gunpoint in his apartment on 10th Street in Huntington, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said.
Connie Lynn Whitley, 51, of Proctorville, Ohio, stole more than $150,000 in federal funds intended to help low income and disabled residents at Huntington's Uptowner Inn pay rent. More>>
West Virginia will receive $950,000 from a settlement with GE Funding Capital Market Services, Trinity Plus Funding Co. LLC and Trinity Funding Co. LLC, to resolve complaints that they'd rigged bids, fixed prices and manipulated the market for municipal derivatives, More>>
Ma'Lik Richmond, one of two teens convicted in the rape of a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, is back on the roster of the Steubenville Big Red football team.