West Virginia's Supreme Court has banned a former justice now in federal prison from ever practicing law or seeking public office again in the state. According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail , Thursday's order regarding Allen Loughry approves a recommendation by the West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission. The recommendation spurred a February agreement with Loughry in which he didn't admit guilt. Loughry received a two-year prison sentence in February after being found guilty on charges including mail and wire fraud connected to personal use of state cars and fuel cards. He has repeatedly denied benefiting personally from trips when he became a justice in 2013. Loughry and three other
Florido, Anchia fuel 4-1 West Virginia win over Greenville
Public schools are supposed to focus on teaching children, not filling gaps in nutrition, health care and mental wellness services. Yet in part because those lapses become evident in classrooms — and affect students' abilities to learn — educators have had to do something about them. Emotional and behavioral challenges among children in West Virginia have increased, in large measure because of the drug abuse crisis. Older youngsters may be victims of it directly. Younger ones often are collateral damage because of parents' substance addictions. As we have pointed out, a substantial portion of the state Supreme Court's caseload involves children removed from homes for their own safety. Compassion
Florido, Anchia fuel 4-1 West Virginia win over Greenville GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Jake Anchia hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, and Deivy Florido threw five scoreless innings as the West Virginia Power beat the Greenville Drive 4-1 on Saturday. The home run by Anchia scored Bobby Honeyman to give the Power a 3-0 lead. The Drive cut into the deficit in the sixth inning when Brandon Howlett hit a solo home run. The Power tacked on another run in the ninth when Dean Nevarez scored when a runner was thrown out. Florido (2-0) allowed three hits while striking out six and walking one to get the win. Angel Padron (1-4) went four innings, allowing three runs and four hits in the South Atlantic
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – “Keepers of the Children”, that how Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) describe themselves. “What we do is empower abused children,” said Eastern Panhandle Chapter President “Dogg”. When a child is identified as a victim of abuse and vetted as a possible match, members of BACA's Eastern Panhandle chapter bring them into the fold and get to work protecting them. “We escort them to court; we've escorted them to school,” said Dogg. “The person charged of abusing them, the perp's main goal can be to intimidate them, to make them be afraid to go to court and testify. And the children are living in fear, 'cause, who's there for them?” Their work may sometimes look like 150 bikers
GRANVILLE, W.Va. – West Virginia closed out its 2019 home schedule with a 13-2 win over George Washington at Mon County Ballpark on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Or maybe it didn't. As the Mountaineers (34-18) gear up for the Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City this week, they will go with a possibility of returning to host a regional for the first time in 64 years. The top 16 teams as determined by the NCAA selection committee are named regional hosts, and West Virginia entered Saturday with the No. 16 RPI in the country. “It would be amazing to be able to host a regional or maybe even a super regional,” said senior catcher Ivan Gonzalez. “To get all the fans back out here for something like that?
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia bridge will now bear the name of longtime state lawmaker Frank Deem, who died in October at the age of 90. According to The Parkersburg News and Sentinel , about 100 people gathered Friday in Parkersburg to see the dedication of the Juliana Street Bridge as the Senator J. Frank Deem Memorial Bridge. Deem served in the Navy before his election to the House in 1954. The retired businessman and oil and gas developer served on and off in the House and Senate over the six decades, spending a total of 48 years as a lawmaker.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Park system conduct controlled hunts in six state parks this fall. State Parks Chief Sam England recently unveiled plans for the hunts this fall, five of which will be bow hunting only and the sixth park will allow for hunting with a bow or muzzleloader. “They'll be on the last Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of October through the second week of November,” England said. “There will be three date opportunities to apply at six parks.” The parks will be Beech Fork, Canaan Valley, Cacapon, North Bend, Pipestem, and Twin Falls State Parks. Park officials evaluate each park annually to determine deer densities. Then, along with district game biologist from
When Stephen Noble Smith's campaign sought to present its 62-page finance filings to the West Virginia secretary of state, something went wrong. During the online submission process, the software broke down. “They had to call in the people who actually created the software because the file was too big to load,” said Smith. The breakdown is emblematic of what is different about Smith's campaign for the Democratic nomination to be West Virginia's governor. His campaign raised money from more small donors in the first quarter of the race than the incumbent opponent, billionaire Gov. Jim Justice, had in the entire two-year 2016 cycle. “That's how we're going to win,” Smith said, “by having a campaign
Uniontown Hospital announced it will be closing its obstetrics unit June 30 as it transitions from partnerships with UPMC. The hospital cited difficulties with physician recruitment, insurance limitations and declining births in Fayette County as factors, but the issue isn't limited to southwestern Pennsylvania. More than 50 obstetric units have closed across the state since 2000, a trend that's echoed nationwide.Hundreds of families will now have to go to either West Virginia or Pittsburgh for care. Hospital officials said they are working with them to arrange new providers.
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP/WDTV) — Police in West Virginia have arrested a popular self-published romance writer on drug charges following a traffic stop. The Exponent Telegram reports 28-year-old Kelly Ann Scyoc of Lumberport was charged Wednesday with conspiracy and felony possession with intent to deliver. Scyoc writes under the pseudonym K.A. Robinson. Her books have included the "Torn" and "Ties" fiction series. At least one of them made The New York Times best-seller list. Court records show a Bridgeport police officer pulled over a vehicle driven by Scyoc on Interstate 79 for an improper lane change. According to officers, there was a strong odor of marijuana that came from the vehicle. A K9
On this West Virginia Morning, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working to clean up a former mining equipment operation in Fayette County, known as the Shaffer site. The agency announced this week it has added Minden to its national priorities list of superfund sites and hosted a community conversation around their next steps. Roxy Todd was there and has this report. Also on today's show, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators, including West Virginia Republican Shelley Moore Capito, have introduced two bills this week aimed at regulating a group of toxic chemicals known as PFAS. Brittany Patterson reports the chemicals used to make nonstick products and flame retardants have been found
Gee served as keynote speaker for Ohio River Valley Council Boy Scouts of America Partnership Dinner Thursday night at Oglebay Park's Wilson Lodge. About 220 were in attendance, according to organizers. Gee is a member of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America, and he touted the strong relationship between West Virginia and the Boy Scouts. The organization's top three executive all are graduates of the former Salem College — which previously had a program to train Boy Scout executives, according to Gee. WVU is now partnering with the Boy Scouts, and Gee suggested to the board that the program be re-created at WVU. This will allow the state and university to take full advantage