17, Sep 2014 - Kanawha, WV West Virginian sentenced to prison on drug and gun charges
A Vienna, West Virginia man was sentenced to five years in prison on Sept. 2, 2014.
17, Sep 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 ...
16, Sep 2014 - DEP facing lawsuit over access to mining pollution data
By Ken Ward Jr. The state Department of Environmental Protection is facing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit over its refusal to provide a public interest law firm with a slice of agency data that shows recent water pollution levels at coal-mining operations across West Virginia. Lawyers from Appalachian Mountain Advocates sued DEP in Kanawha Circuit Court after the agency turned down their ...
15, Sep 2014 - Kelly to remain family judge until replacement named
Staff reports CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Recently retired Kanawha family court judge Mike Kelly will stay on the bench until his replacement is named. West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Robin Davis issued an administrative order Tuesday that said Kelly would serve temporarily because of the court's heavy caseload. Kelly retired at the end of August. His eight-year term ends in 2016. Three names ...
15, Sep 2014 - Junior, WV Kanawha County Prosecutor's request to speed up trial date rejected
Attorneys for Kanawha County, West Virginia Prosecutor Mark Plants filed a motion Tuesday, September 9th requesting that his trial be rescheduled to an earlier date. A judge ruled that Plants must complete a court-ordered domestic violence diversion program before the case can be heard.
13, Sep 2014 - 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.
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...