25, Dec 2014 - Kanawha, WV Warrant dismissed after suspect discovered to be in prison at time of robbery
The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) says they may need to go back and interview witnesses to a robbery at the Budget Host Inn in Charleston, West Virginia.
24, Dec 2014 - State files complaint against closed Braxton County funeral home
The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia's attorney general claims in a lawsuit that a now-closed Braxton County funeral home and its owner misappropriated money from prepaid funeral contracts. The complaint in Kanawha County Circuit Court alleges that the former Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home Inc. and its owner, Timothy Sizemore of Nitro, violated the state's Consumer Credit and ...
23, Dec 2014 - Kanawha, WV Doctor jailed by Kanawha judge
By Kate White A Kanawha County Circuit Court judge jailed a doctor last week and ordered him to pay for his own incarceration for obtaining money by false pretenses. Lee Adam Balaklaw, 59, who worked as an anesthesiologist in Louisa, Kentucky, admitted he incorrectly charged the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources about $14,000, a misdemeanor, according to court documents on ...
23, Dec 2014 - Kanawha, WV Six indicted in chemical spill that fouled West Virginia river
Six executives of a chemical company that spilled a coal-cleaning agent into a major West Virginia river in January, leaving 300,000 people without safe drinking water, were charged by federal authorities Wednesday with violating the Clean Water Act.
21, Dec 2014 - Kanawha, WV Executives in West Virginia Chemical Spill Facing Criminal Charges
When state inspectors arrived at Freedom Industries asking about a licorice smell enveloping West Virginia’s capital city, the point person at the tank farm, Dennis P. Farrell, told them he knew nothing about a chemical leak. He seemed to brush … The article Executives in West Virginia Chemical Spill Facing Criminal Charges appeared first on Insurance Journal .
21, Dec 2014 - Tabit confident after first week as judge
By Kate White Joanna Tabit was working as a waitress when she first thought about going to law school. She called West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman, who was then a Kanawha County Circuit Court judge, and asked if she could volunteer in her office. Workman allowed it, and Tabit took the law school aptitude test the following fall. After law school, Tabit again got the ...
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 ...
11, Oct 2014 - Kanawha, WV California man identified in three separate drug probes sentenced in West Virginia
Donnell Dwayne Diego, 34, of San Diego, California, implicated in three separate drug investigations has been sentenced by a federal judge in West Virginia to 15 years and eight months in federal prison for conspiracy to deal methamphetamine in Charleston and Summersville.
11, Oct 2014 - Kanawha, WV Ex W.Va. Judge's Public Pension Questioned
The West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board on Thursday asked a circuit judge to determine that ex-Mingo Judge Michael Thornsbury is ineligible to receive his pension due to his felony conviction.
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 ...
09, Oct 2014 - Kanawha, WV Detective says mother should be compensated for son's death
By Kate White The mother of a teenager shot to death on Charleston's West Side earlier this year was told last month that she wouldn't get any compensation from West Virginia's fund for crime victims because her son wasn't an innocent victim. However, the police detective who worked the case said he believes that decision will be reversed because new information has come to light. Tymel McKinney ...
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 - 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 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...