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Family seeks action against sheriff’s department in bullying case

Posted: May 21 2017 - 1:19 PM

MORGANTOWN — A family argues that the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department should be sanctioned for filing a frivolous request to dismiss a lawsuit.Those sanctions include removing a request to dismiss the case and paying for attorney fee...

At least $130K spent in Knotts’ case

Posted: May 20 2017 - 10:32 PM

KINGWOOD — When Nicole Knotts is sentenced May 25 for the murder of her husband, it will be the culmination of a case that has been in the justice system for more than three years. And justice isn’t free. When The Dom...

Shelia Eddy, one of Neese's killers, asks for jury trial

Posted: May 20 2017 - 11:34 AM

MORGANTOWN — Shelia Eddy, one of Skylar Neese’s killers, filed a request for a jury trial in the civil case over Skylar’s death. Recently, Eddy filed the request with the court. Eddy argues that she has the right for a jury trial on the rem...

1 of 3 charged in break-ins enters a plea

Posted: May 18 2017 - 10:51 PM

MORGANTOWN — A man pleaded not guilty to a dozen crimes for his role during a string of break-ins. On May 18, Delmas Downey entered his plea before Monongalia County Circuit Court Judge Russell Clawges. He pleaded not guilty to...

Man faces 1 to 5 years in prison in animal cruelty case

Posted: May 18 2017 - 5:22 PM

MORGANTOWN — A jury took about 90 minutes to convict Timothy Liming of felony animal cruelty, but acquitted him on a misdemeanor version of the charge. The conviction is believed to be the first, felony animal cruelty conviction in Monong...

Man gets home confinement in abuse case

Posted: May 17 2017 - 5:31 PM

MORGANTOWN — Christopher Murray will go on home confinement for abusing a 7-year-old. On May 17, Monongalia County Circuit Court Judge Susan Tucker sentenced Murray to one to five years in prison for child abuse by a parent, guardian or pe...

Endangerment charges dropped in shooting case

Posted: May 17 2017 - 5:10 PM

KINGWOOD — Charges have been dropped against a Newburg man originally charged with wanton endangerment.On May 17, Preston County Prosecuting Attorney Melvin C. Snyder III asked for the dismissal of the March indictment against Kevin Monroe...

14 rifles stolen from local Boy Scout camp

Posted: May 17 2017 - 5:06 PM

MORGANTOWN — Local Boy Scouts need the public’s help to find a dozen rifles stolen from their camp. Mountaineer Area Council Boy Scouts CEO and Scout Executive Jeff Doty said that volunteers were last at the shed at Camp Mountaineer on Sund...