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Andrea Lannom

Legal affairs writer

Alleged church vandal threatens judge with lawsuit


A Kanawha County man accused of entering a Charleston church after hours, taking a CD player and candy, and leaving a trail of green footprints, will undergo a competency evaluation.

Glenn Allen Casdorph, 26, of C...

Trial moved for Charleston man accused of killing sister


A Charleston man charged with fatally shooting his sister and critically wounding her 17 year-old son is set for an August trial.

Glenn David Skidmore, 40, appeared Monday for his trial before Kanawha Circuit Judg...

Elkview man who threatened deputies set for trial


An Elkview man charged with pointing a loaded gun at deputies responding to a domestic incident is scheduled to go to trial in July.

Brandon Tyler Weese, 27, of Derby Lane, was arrested last June and he was indict...

Judge recommends mediation between mall, yogurt business


At a pretrial hearing in a lawsuit filed by the Charleston Town Center against a West Virginia yogurt business, a Kanawha County judge on Thursday recommended mediation for the two sides and received a letter indicating ...

Charleston event honors crime victims


Walk/Run for

Justice 5K also raises awareness of

community services

Wyoming County man sentenced in mine kickback scheme


A man charged for his role in a Logan County mine kickback scheme will serve three years probation and pay a $3,000 fine, a federal judge decided Wednesday.

Scott Ellis, 45, of Holden, pleaded guilty last July to ...

Supreme Court hears arguments over documents in nursing home case


Justices to decide if nurse consultant papers should be public or private

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Charleston abortion provider


A Kanawha County judge has dismissed a lawsuit against an abortion provider filed by a woman who claimed the doctor forced her to proceed with an abortion and left a fetus’ head inside her.

The Family Polic...

Justices to decide whether victims will pay abuser’s lawyer


W.Va. Supreme Court to determine who will pay

abuser’s legal bill

FBI alleges Manor Care billed patients for unnecessary treatment


The U.S. Department of Justice is intervening in three lawsuits and has filed a complaint against HCR Manor Care, alleging the national health care provider submitted false claims to Medicare for rehabilitation services ...

Supreme Court justice refuses to step aside in nursing home case


Attorneys will present arguments Wednesday before the state Supreme Court in a case where nursing home attorneys asked Justice Robin Davis to recuse herself, citing a national news report questioning her participation in...

New trial requested for man convicted of triple homicide


A Webster County man convicted of shooting and killing three people is asking the state Supreme Court to send his case back to circuit court and grant him a new trial.

Attorneys for the state and for Michael York a...

Sentencing for former Trivillian’s owner delayed


The former owner of a Charleston pharmacy who admitted to billing Medicare for drugs never dispensed to her will be sentenced in August, after her attorneys asked the judge to delay the hearing.

Attorneys for Paul...

Five accused in Foodland robbery, shooting plead guilty


Five people accused of robbing of the Kanawha City Foodland and shooting a store employee last year have entered guilty pleas to their roles.

Levi Lanham, 18, Telisa McCauley, 23, Ricky Jerome Patterson, 19, Alisy...

Murder plea entered in death of man on Magic Island


The remaining person charged in last year’s murder of a man whose body was found washed up on the bank of the Kanawha River has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

John Michael Thurmond, 27, entered his...

Man accused of dumping body is allowed to get new lawyers


One of the men accused of killing a man and dumping his body in a shallow Raleigh County grave will get new lawyers.

Miguel Quinones, 35, appeared Monday before Kanawha Circuit Judge Joana Tabit for a status heari...

Attorney general offers tips to avoid being scammed


Attorney general says to educate self, use good judgment

W.Va. American Water to appeal $500,000 verdict


West Virginia American Water plans to appeal a $500,000 verdict recently returned against it in a case of a former insurance agent alleging the company contacted her boss and had her fired after she filed a complaint reg...

Legal experts debate merits of open and obvious bill


If a hazard is clearly visible but someone is injured by it, should that person be able to sue over it?

West Virginia legislators wrestled with that issue this session, voting to change state law to revert back to ...

Court to decide if Mingo can sue pharmacies


West Virginia Supreme Court justices will decide whether several Mingo County residents can sue pharmacies and doctors after they alleged being negligently prescribed pain medication, which then led to addiction.

Freedom Industries bankruptcy case heading toward finish line


Attorneys are looking at ways to bring the Freedom Industries bankruptcy case to conclusion, first and foremost by dealing with obligations under a West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection remediation program...

Kanawha grand jury hands up 91 indictments


A Charleston man is facing several charges stemming from a last month incident where he is accused of making meth in a stolen truck and leading police on a chase around Kanawha County.

The Kanawha County grand jur...

Kanawha prosecutor says there’s ‘confusion’ around sexual assault reporting requirements


Kanawha County prosecutors are looking into new information they have received about reporting requirements of sexual assault victims and how that could relate to the case of former Capital High School Principal Clinton ...

Questions will help judge decide if U.S. attorneys can stay on Freedom case


A federal judge directed attorneys to come up with a list of questions to ask prosecutors involved in the Freedom Industries criminal case to see if or how they were affected by last January’s chemical spill.