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WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey files lawsuit challenging Obama’s ‘refusal to faithfully execute the law’

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced July 29 the State of West Virginia filed a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama’s refusal to faithfully execute the law.

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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

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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, WV, resident described as 'enforcer' for local drug gang sentenced to five years in federal prison

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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.
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Former Huntington, WV, public housing manager gets 18 months in prison for embezzling more than $150,000 in federal funds

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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>>

Emergency vehicle stolen from East River Mountain tunnel fire scene

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Troopers from the Princeton Detachment of the West Virginia State Police say two people are arrested for allegedly stealing an emergency vehicle from the scene of a vehicle fire.
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Three lenders agree to $950,000 settlement to resolve antitrust complaints in WV

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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>>

Four face charges in arson-for-hire case in Harrison County, WV

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Four West Virginia residents face arson charges in an insurance fraud case in the Laurel Valley area of Harrison County.T More>>

US court: Virginia gay marriage ban unconstitutional

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The State of West Virginia is among many other states and entities that are parties in the case. More>>

WV Tax Institute to host annual meeting

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The West Virginia Tax Institute’s 65th annual meeting will be Oct. 19-21 at Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, West Virginia. More>>

WV Bad faith case archive launched

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Martin Seibert LC has launched a West Virginia Bad Faith Case Archive, an educational resource devoted to cataloging West Virginia insurance bad faith case law. More>>

McDowell magistrate removal petition dismissed

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A judicial tribunal has dismissed a petition calling for the removal of McDowell County Magistrate Steve L. Cox. More>>

Mineral County couple sues BOE over bullying

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A Mineral County couple is suing the Mineral County Board of Education for allegedly allowing their 15-year-old daughter to be bullied by her schoolmates. More>>

Manchin brothers at odds over $1.7 million loan

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Dr. John Manchin II has gone to court to force his brothers, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III and Rock Manchin, to repay $1.7 million he loaned them to plump up the family’s failing business nearly 20 years ago. He also is asking the court to give him the one-third interest in other family assets he says his brothers promised him, plus interest and costs.
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Two Morgantown, WV, residents charged with racking up $13,000 in electronics purchases for themselves with a government credit card

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Morgantown, West Virginia, residents Carl J. Gaul, 40, and Shawn E. Ratliff, 35, have been indicted for making nearly $13,100 in purchases with a government-issued credit card over a seven-month period in 2013.

 
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Postal worker, 7 others enter guilty pleas in federal court in Martinsburg

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 Brenda Carmody, 49, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, pleaded guilty to misappropriation of postal funds between August of 2013 and January of 2014, admitting she took more than $1,500 from the stamp drawer and $480 from post office box rentals from the Rippon, West Virginia, post office where she was working.
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West Milford, WV, postal worker gets five years' probation for embezzling more than $15,000

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 Christy D. Ruble, 32, of West Milford, West Virginia, former officer in charge of the West Milford post office, was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to make more than $15,200 in restitution for embezzlement from postal accounts.
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Fugitive Who Confessed to Burying Infant in National Forest Faces New Charges

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Joseph Christy was a fugitive from justice for escape in Colorado Springs, Co. He had also stolen a vehicle from Iowa. More>>

Man, Woman, Charged in Wetzel County Arson That Killed Three People Video included

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Two Pennsylvania residents have been charged with first-degree murder in the arson deaths of three people in Wetzel County earlier this year. More>>

Obama administration says health subsidies will continue despite federal appeals court ruling

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The majority opinion concluded that the law, as written, "unambiguously" restricts subsides to consumers in exchanges established by a state. That would invalidate an Internal Revenue Service regulation that tried to sort out confusing wording in the law by concluding that Congress intended for consumers in all 50 states to have subsidized coverage. More>>

WV DHHR caseworker in Logan County admits to filing fake claims, pocketing more than $58,000 in benefits

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Shannon Collins, 41, of Logan, a former caseworker in West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Logan County office, obtained more than $58,000 in benefits by filing false claims.

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UPDATE: Youth Services Systems Responds After Corrections Officer Accused of Sex Crime Video included

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A West Virginia Division of Corrections officer has been charged with having sexual contact with a female juvenile inmate at the Lincoln Detention Center in Wheeling. More>>

Beckley man faces up to 20 years in federal prison for dealing heroin in Stanaford, WV

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Jason Kaylor, 31, of Beckley, West Virginia, is facing up to 20 years in prison after admitting in federal court he sold heroin to a police informant in Raleigh County.
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Pursuing justice in Mingo County

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Michael Sparks, the former Mingo County prosecutor whose testimony toppled corrupt politicians charged with using public office for private gain, said the reason he didn’t request immunity from prosecution was simple enough. More>>

Website, operator win appeal in defamation suit

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Huddleston Bolen recently scored a victory in a long-running legal battle over content posted on an online gossip website, TheDirty.com. More>>

Proposed settlement would use $2.9 million in insurance money from Freedom Industries for projects benefiting the public

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A proposed settlement filed Friday in the Freedom Industries class action lawsuit would use $2.9 million in insurance proceeds to fund projects for the public good, like assessing the long-term consequences of the Jan. 9 chemical spill that contaminated drinking water in a nine-county region of southern West Virginia.
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71-year-old attacked with baseball bat, robbed outside Maysel, West Virginia nightspot

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West Virginia State Police are looking for an armed robber who assaulted a 71-year-old businessman in Maysel, West Virginia, with a baseball bat. William B. Vineyard, 71, said he’d just left Jesse Sez Restaurant/Bar in Maysel  after closing when an unknown white male approached him, struck him with the bat and robbed him of a large sum of money.
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Ohio drug dealer who bit WV State Trooper during 2012 traffic stop loses appeal of 35-year prison sentence

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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.
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Customers throughout E-ZPass network in eastern U.S. report phishing emails

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Consumers who receive phishing emails purporting to be from E-ZPass should report the email to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, as well as the state Consumer Protection Division, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey advises. More>>

4th Circuit Court of Appeals dismisses former Upper Big Branch mine superintendent Gary May's appeal

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A federal appeals court has dismissed former Upper Big Branch mine superintendent Gary May’s appeal of his 21 month prison sentence.
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2 Indicted on Murder Charges in 1999 Disappearance of 2 Lewis County Women

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Two men have been indicted by a Lewis County grand jury on murder charges.Charles Steven Freeman, 51, of Archbold, Ohio, was re-arrested Wednesday on murder charges and Joseph Metz, of Weston, was re-arrested on the charge in January 2014 in connection to the 1999 disappearance of Mary Friend, 46 and Maxine Stalnaker, 69.The men were indicted in the July term of the grand jury on July 15, according to the indictment in Lewis County Circuit Court. Freeman, Metz, 39, and David Hughes, 58, were ... More>>

Three sentenced in Beckley to federal drug law violations

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Three men were sentenced to prison for federal drug violations while a fourth entered a guilty plea this week in federal court in Beckley, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin reports.  More>>

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  • Man and woman arrested for making meth with babies in the house

    Man and woman arrested for making meth with babies in the house

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:37:47 GMT
    Deputies with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department arrested two people Monday night, when it was discovered they were making meth with 2 babies in the house. Deputy Horn told us the children are 7 and 18 months old.
    Deputies with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department arrested two people Monday night, when it was discovered they were making meth with 2 babies in the house. Deputy Horn told us the children are 7 and 18 months old.
  • How long should delays last as the Northbound lanes close at the East River Mountain Tunnel?

    How long should delays last as the Northbound lanes close at the East River Mountain Tunnel?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:19:48 GMT
    Officials warn drivers to expect heavy delays Tuesday night and Wednesday night as the Northbound lanes of I-77 at the East River Mountain Tunnel close down for repairs.
    Officials warn drivers to expect heavy delays Tuesday night and Wednesday night as the Northbound lanes of I-77 at the East River Mountain Tunnel close down for repairs.
  • Will parking be an issue for Saints fans as the State Fair of West Virginia comes to town?

    Will parking be an issue for Saints fans as the State Fair of West Virginia comes to town?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:19:19 GMT
    Local New Orleans Saints fans continue to watch and enjoy their beloved team as they continue to practice in our area. But as the State Fair of West Virginia grows closer and closer, some are concerned if parking will soon be an issue.
    Local New Orleans Saints fans continue to watch and enjoy their beloved team as they continue to practice in our area. But as the State Fair of West Virginia grows closer and closer, some are concerned if parking will soon be an issue.