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25, May 2013 - 'WE'RE MERE MORTALS': Arias Trial Juror Calls Life Or Death Decision Unfair
Teen Girls' Murder Plot Shocks West Virginia Town
23, May 2013 - WVSP arrests Lenore resident on multiple charges
LENORE - A Lenore resident was taken into custody by the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) on Wednesday, after a call for help was received from a female alleging that her boyfriend had physically assaulted her.
21, May 2013 - W. Va. Mother Now Facing Wiretap Charges After Recording Police
A West Virginia mother accused of drowning her 2-year-old son in a hotel bathtub last year now faces new charges.
19, May 2013 - Supreme Court reverses ruling on revoked license of convicted drunk driver
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia Supreme Court reversed a lower courts decision that would have let a convicted drunk driver get off without having his drivers license suspended. The decision written by Justice Margaret Workman and published Friday rever...
18, May 2013 - Supreme Court affirms Monroe murder verdict
In a unanimous decision, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals affirmed the murder verdict returned by a Monroe County jury in December 2011 against James R.L. Meadows.
17, May 2013 - Marcum introduces grand jury bill
Rachel Dove-Baldwin Staff Writer CHARLESTON — After an incident occurred in his home county of Mingo that brought to light that the current West Virginia Statute regarding jury misconduct only carries a potential penalty of 10 days in jail and a $50 fine, West Virginia House of Delegates member Justin Marcum (D-Mingo, Logan) has introduced a bill (HB 2498) that would make it a crime (misdemeanor ...
15, May 2013 - One person arrested after bust near Belle, WV
West Virginia State Police are on the scene of a criminal investigation near the community of Belle, WV.
15, May 2013 - Observance day focuses on officer sacrifice
Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day, and U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin is asking West Virginians to recognize those sacrifices today. Goodwins office issued a news release asking that everyone observe Peace Officers Memorial Day. T...
14, May 2013 - Husband drugged prosecutor to snoop on her, police say
PHILIPPI, W.Va. -- The husband of a prosecutor in north-central West Virginia is charged with drugging his wife so he could examine her cellphone and email histories. William Francis "Frank" Poling Jr., 42, is free on $5,000 bond, according to...
13, May 2013 - Ex-sheriff gets a year in prison in suspect beating
WHEELING, W.Va. -- A former West Virginia sheriff was ordered into federal custody Monday and will spend a year in prison for his role in the 2010 beating of a bank robber after a high-speed chase.U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey rejected pleas that...
13, May 2013 - Ex-W.Va. sheriff gets 1 year for 2010 beating
WHEELING, W.Va. -- A former West Virginia sheriff was ordered into federal custody Monday and will spend a year in prison for his role in the 2010 beating of a bank robber after a high-speed chase.U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey rejected pleas t...
08, May 2013 - Gun Bill Sponsor Says Sen. Pryor Could Reverse His Vote
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D), co-sponsor of a controversial gun background check bill that failed Senate passage two weeks ago, said that Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor (D) could be a swing vote after changes to the bill are made.
07, May 2013 - West Va.'s Sen. Manchin determined to make another effort to pass bill expanding gun checks
WASHINGTON - One of the principal sponsors of defeated gun background check legislation says he isn't giving up on getting a bill passed. West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says backers of expanded background checks for gun purchases must focus on "where the comfort zone is" with gun owners.
07, May 2013 - Manchin not giving up on background check legislation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of the principal sponsors of defeated gun background check legislation says he isn't giving up on getting a bill passed. West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says backers of
07, May 2013 - Gun Background Checks Must Focus on Comfort Zone
WASHINGTON (AP) - One of the principal sponsors of defeated gun background check legislation says he isn't giving up on getting a bill passed. West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says backers of expanded background checks for gun purchases must focus on "where the comfort zone is" with gun owners. A bill Manchin co-sponsored with Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania failed to ...
07, May 2013 - Manchin: Gun bill "expands the Second Amendment"
West Virginia senator says gun rights advocates shouldn't fear legislation that would bolster background checks
07, May 2013 - Manchin: Background check bill will pass
NEW YORK—West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said Tuesday he's optimistic that a revised bipartisan bill to expand background checks for gun sales will pass the Senate. "We really need five votes," Manchin, a Democrat, said during an interview at the Atlantic's New York Ideas Festival. The original bill, which Manchin co-sponsored with Republican Sen. Pat [...]
06, May 2013 - 125 convicted of cell ban law in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In the first 10 months since a West Virginia law banned driving while texting or talking on a hand-held cell phone, 125 offenders have been convicted of doing just that.
05, May 2013 - Both Colorado Senators Support Renewed Background Check Effort
The gun lobby is preparing to fight gun control legislation they thought they had already defeated. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, says he'll push again to get a background checks bill through the Senate.
04, May 2013 - Give gun bill another shot
Sen. Joe Manchin, the conservative West Virginia Democrat who cosponsored the gun-sale background check bill that failed in the Senate despite having 54 of 100 votes, has given his colleagues a shot at redemption. Manchin even offered cover for those sen
01, May 2013 - Brantley: Nuts about guns
by Max Brantley U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said on Fox News Sunday that he wanted to try again to get Senate approval of the modest legislation to expand background checks for gun purchases. Not good news for U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, if Manchin is successful. He's already painted himself into a political corner. Pryor was one of four Democrats who prevented a vote on the majority ...
30, Apr 2013 - Waynesboro councilman Craig Newcomer is sentenced to five years' probation in 2011 bar fight
Waynesboro councilman Craig Newcomer was placed on five years' probation Monday, and ordered to serve 200 hours of community service in connection to a 2011 fight in a West Virginia bar where a man suffered major injuries. Newcomer, 48, appeared in Berkeley County Circuit Court Monday before Judge Christopher C. Wilkes. Wilkes suspended a possible one-year jail sentence for Newcomer, who agreed ...
30, Apr 2013 - Group: Enhanced background checks 'de facto registration'
A West Virginia group dedicated to private gun ownership says Sen. Joe Manchin’s once-failed enhanced background checks is “de facto registration” and could lead to confiscation of firearms.
30, Apr 2013 - Toomey shouldn't give up on background check bill
Sen. Joe Manchin, the conservative West Virginia Democrat who cosponsored the gun-sale background check bill that failed in the Senate despite having 54 of 100 votes, has given his colleagues a shot at redemption. Manchin offered cover for those senators
30, Apr 2013 - Flake Won't Support Manchin-Toomey Compromise on Background Checks
Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona announced yesterday via Facebook that he would not support the compromise on background checks on gun sales hammered out by Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Flake's comment: Here are a few thoughts: Manchin-Toomey would expand background checks far beyond commercial sales to include almost all ...
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