31, Jan 2015 - Kanawha, WV WV supreme court rejects man's claim he didn't intend to plead guilty to third offense drun
The state supreme court says Glen Tucker knew what he was doing when he accepted a plea deal for a drunk driving offense in Kanawha County, West Virginia.
30, Jan 2015 - Teachers want to unite, sue over retirement
By Ryan Quinn Attorneys argued from about 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday about whether possibly more than 4,100 current and former West Virginia school employees can band together in a lawsuit against a company that allegedly misled them into investing retirement savings into a plan that didn't perform as well as the traditional state Teachers' Retirement System. Kanawha Circuit Judge Carrie Webster ...
29, Jan 2015 - Charleston, WV Supreme Court denies Elkview, WV home invasion appeal
Casey Givens, the 22-year-old Elkview, WV resident who admitted to brutally beating a 74-year-old woman into a vegetative state during a 2013 home invasion in Kanawha County,couldn't convince the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals that his sentence was deliver arbitrarily.
28, Jan 2015 - Charleston, WV Ex-State Police lab director sues over demotion
By Kate White The former director of the West Virginia State Police forensic laboratory is suing the State Police, claiming she was demoted in retaliation for voicing concerns about conditions at the lab. Soraya M. McClung, who became director of the lab in 2007, resigned earlier this year after being demoted to an analyst, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Kanawha Circuit Court. "During ...
28, Jan 2015 - West Virginia Judge Dismisses Parts Suit Against Body Shop, Liberty Mutual
A Kanawha County, W. Va., judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accused a St. Albans body shop owner of illegally installing junkyard parts on new vehicles. Former Attorney General Darrell McGraw filed the lawsuit in 2011 against Greg Chandler’s Frame … The article West Virginia Judge Dismisses Parts Suit Against Body Shop, Liberty Mutual appeared first on Insurance Journal .
12, Oct 2014 - Possible witnesses named in Plants case
By Kate White A statement made by a woman who says Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants hit her while they were students at West Virginia University could be brought up during a hearing next week. Three judges will hear Kanawha commissioners' petition to have Plants removed next week. Emily Fitchpatrick was named as a possible witness on a list filed by the commission's attorney this ...
10, Oct 2014 - Kanawha family judge performs first same-sex marriage
By Lydia Nuzum Kanawha County Family Court Judge Mike Kelly officiated his first same-sex wedding early Friday morning, the first full day after West Virginia officials began giving marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The marriage was one of the first, maybe the first, performed in Kanawha County. St. Albans couple Connie Schoolcraft and Robin Mattox were married in Kelly's courtroom around ...
08, Oct 2014 - Martinsburg, WV State supreme court denies writ to Kanawha County, WV sex offender who complained about attorney
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.
08, Oct 2014 - Charleston, WV W.Va. high court to let GOP fill House ballot slot
West Virginia's Supreme Court has ruled that Kanawha County Republicans can fill a House of Delegates ballot slot.
08, Oct 2014 - Charleston, WV W.Va. high court to hear GOP ballot case Tuesday
West Virginia's Supreme Court will hear Kanawha County Republicans' plea to fill an empty House of Delegates ballot slot.
03, Apr 2014 - Special prosecutor appointed in Plants domestic-violence case
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A judge on Friday appointed a former longtime McDowell County prosecuting attorney to handle any criminal case against Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants. The West Virginia State Police completed an investigation last...
02, Apr 2014 - Charleston, WV Complaint filed against magistrate in Plants investigation
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Supreme Courts administrator filed an ethics complaint against Kanawha County Magistrate Ward Harshbarger on Thursday in connection with an investigation into the countys prosecuting attorney. The adminis...
01, Apr 2014 - State Police may now carry guns in courthouse annex
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia State Police troopers will now be allowed to retain their service weapons when entering the Kanawha County Courthouse Annex in Charleston.Chief Circuit Judge Charlie King signed an order allowing troopers to keep their gu...