Courts in West Virginia
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West Virginia's Family Courts hear domestic relations and domestic violence cases, and its Municipal Courts hear DWI/DUI and traffic infraction cases. West Virginia's Magistrate's Courts hear a variety of civil cases, including those relating to torts, contracts, juvenile and misdemeanor charges, as well as traffic infractions. In West Virginia, Circuit Courts are trial courts that handle domestic relations, mental health, juvenile, torts, real property, and probate and estate matters, and also hear cases regarding felony charges and criminal appeals. Circuit Courts also serve as West Virginia's appeals court for civil appeals. The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is the highest court in the state, and can hear all types of appeals cases. To find out more about West Virginia courts, visit the West Virginia Judiciary's website at To get copies of West Virginia court documents, or find information about West Virginia court records, contact the court where the case took place, of the Clerk of Courts office in the county where the court is located. A directory of West Virginia courts and clerks can be found at
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02, Aug 2014 - Mercer, WV State Police and Rainelle PD Make Meth Arrest
RAINELLE (WVVA)- Jerry Rogers of Hines, WV is in Southern Regional Jail for meth related charges. According to West Virginia State Police they found meth making materials in his home. He was already on home confinement for previous meth charges. He is now charged with operating a meth lab and possession of meth making materials.
02, Aug 2014 - Ohio drug dealer who bit WV State Trooper during 2012 traffic stop loses appeal of 35-year prison s
Robin Earl Slater, 52, of Langsville, Ohio, had a felony record, six loaded guns, thousands of dollars in cash and detailed drug ledgers in his possession when he bit a state trooper in the arm during a traffic stop in St. Albans, West Virginia, in 2012.
02, Aug 2014 - Mercer, WV Bluewell man gets 8 years for child porn
CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) – Johnny Richard Rowe, of Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia, was sentenced today to eight years and a month in prison for a federal child pornography offense...
02, Aug 2014 - Task force to review state’s juvenile justice system
A Mercer County circuit court judge is among the officials across West Virginia who will participate in a review of the state’s juvenile justice system and see how it can be improved.
02, Aug 2014 - Court clears way for gay marriage in W.Va.
By Kate White The federal appeals court that covers West Virginia has agreed that a ban on same-sex marriage in neighboring Virginia is unconstitutional - a move that advocates said would pave the way for gay and lesbian couples to marry in West Virginia. In a 2-1 decision released Monday , a three-judge panel for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal judge's rejection of ...
02, Aug 2014 - EPA coal-plant emission limits challenged by 12 states
A dozen states, led by West Virginia and including Indiana, sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday to block a proposed rule that would limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.
02, Aug 2014 - US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia.
01, Aug 2014 - WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey files new lawsuit
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.
01, Aug 2014 - Lambda Legal Urges Court to End Delay on Marriages in West Virginia
7/30/2014 (Huntington, WV, July 30, 2014) - Following Monday’s ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit striking down Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, Lambda Legal today filed a motion asking the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia to lift a stay it had entered pending the Fourth Circuit’s decision and enter judgment in Lambda Legal ...
01, Aug 2014 - DHHR's psych hospital plan OK'd
By Lydia Nuzum Kanawha County Circuit Judge Duke Bloom approved a plan to alleviate staff shortages at the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources' two psychiatric hospitals during a hearing Friday, dismissing potential contempt charges against the agency for failure to comply with court orders. In the DHHR's proposal, developed after Bloom rejected three other proposals by the ...
01, Aug 2014 - Ashton, WV UPDATE: Parents Charged in Child Neglect Death Appear in Court
West Virginia State Police arrested Carla Adkins, 31, of Ashton, and Jimmie Edwards, 25, of the Milton area of Mason County earlier in July.
01, Aug 2014 - Trial set in landfill suit
Staff reports A federal judge set a June 2015 trial date for a lawsuit filed against a Hurricane landfill that accepted wastewater from Freedom Industries in the wake of the January chemical leak. Putnam County and the city of Hurricane filed the lawsuit in May that asks Waste Management of West Virginia be required to remove 228 tons of MCHM-contaminated wastewater mixed with sawdust from its ...
01, Aug 2014 - West Virginia, 11 Other States, Sue EPA Over Coal Rules
The states contend a U.S. Supreme Court ruling prohibits the EPA from issuing power plant rules under one section of the Clean Air Act, when it has already regulated them under a separate section.
01, Aug 2014 - Trial set for landfill that accepted MCHM water
Staff reports CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A federal judge set a June 2015 trial date for a lawsuit filed against a Hurricane landfill that accepted wastewater from Freedom Industries in the wake of the January chemical leak. Putnam County and the city of Hurricane filed the lawsuit in May that asks Waste Management of West Virginia be required to remove 228 tons of MCHM-contaminated wastewater mixed ...
01, Aug 2014 - State Police and WVU Give Students a Look at Crime Scene Investigations
The West Virginia State Police took it's mobile forensic center to the WVU campus for future crime scene investigators to check out.Middle school and high school students from all over went to the university to learn several different methods for crime scene investigating.
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