Cops & Courts

Trial date set for ex-GW counselor’s suit against Kanawha school board
Trial date set for ex-GW counselor’s suit against Kanawha school board

The trial between a George Washington High School counselor suing the Kanawha County Board of Education over defamation claims will begin next week.

Trial in East End killing delayed until December
Trial in East End killing delayed until December

The trial for a Charleston man charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy has been delayed.

Former Kanawha deputy resigning as Monroe County sheriff
Former Kanawha deputy resigning as Monroe County sheriff

The Monroe County sheriff announced on Wednesday that he would soon resign, citing the need to support his family with a new opportunity.

Pair pleads not guilty in Garrison Ave. murders
Pair pleads not guilty in Garrison Ave. murders

A man and a woman charged with murdering two people pleaded not guilty to that and other charges in Kanawha County Circuit Court Wednesday morning.

Manchin, Puccio listed in company’s $15M debt complaint
Manchin, Puccio listed in company’s $15M debt complaint

A trustee for a real estate company requested last week that a firm with ties to U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin be declared in default of a $14.6 million debt and for someone to be appointed to oversee the firm temporarily.

Police arrest fugitive in Charleston, recover gun from Kanawha River
Police arrest fugitive in Charleston, recover gun from Kanawha River

A fugitive is in federal custody after an encounter with Charleston police on Monday.

Cleckley, first black person on WV Supreme Court, dies at 77
Cleckley, first black person on WV Supreme Court, dies at 77

Former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Franklin D. Cleckley, who was the first black person to serve on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, died Monday at his home in Morgantown.

Judge approves $23M settlement for Century Aluminum employees
Judge approves $23M settlement for Century Aluminum employees

Seven years ago, Karen Gorrell sat on a couch in Ravenswood, crying and feeling defeated after she and hundreds of other former Century Aluminum employees lost their health care and retirement benefits.

Residents ignoring jury duty summons cost Wood County
Residents ignoring jury duty summons cost Wood County

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Officials in one West Virginia county have expressed concern over what they say is the persistent problem of ignored jury summons.

Justice family coal company sues Kentucky regulators
Justice family coal company sues Kentucky regulators

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A coal company run by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family has sued two Kentucky regulators individually, claiming they’re to blame for the company’s reclamation delays that could result in $4.5 million in fines.