WVa governor: Voters shouldn't decide abortion access issue
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice scoffed Monday at a suggestion by Democratic lawmakers to let voters decide whether abortion should continue to be allowed in the state. The Republican governor said the state's abortion law falls under the scrutiny of the Legislature and the attorney general. During a legislative special session initiated by Justice last month, majority Republicans failed to pass legislation criminalizing abortion.news.yahoo.com
Peru health system strains under new COVID surge
Peru's hospitals are near collapse as the South American nation is experiencing a third wave of infections. The new COVID-19 omicron variant and the predominant delta infections are filling hospital beds and Intensive Care Units to capacity.news.yahoo.com
W.Va. governor 'extremely unwell' after positive COVID-19 test
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) announced on Tuesday he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was feeling "extremely unwell."According to press release, Justice, who is fully vaccinated and boosted, got tested after experiencing a "sudden onset of symptoms." West Virginia First Lady Cathy Justice tested negative on Tuesday evening."While I was surprised that my test results came back positive, I'm thankful to the Lord above that I've been...news.yahoo.com
Lawyer files intent to sue again over governor's residency
A lawyer and former lawmaker in West Virginia has filed notice that he again intends to sue Gov. Jim Justice over his residency. Isaac Sponaugle sent Justice a 30-day intent to sue notice Thursday for the governor's alleged failure to comply with a March 1 settlement agreement to reside at the seat of government in Charleston, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. “Jim Justice needs to decide what he wants to do with his time,” Sponaugle said.news.yahoo.com
West Virginia gov: Bank deceived family for loan guarantee
In a new court filing, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice blamed a bankrupt U.K. bank for fraudulently inducing him into personally guaranteeing $700 million in loans that were taken out by his companies. In the amended complaint filed Friday, Justice's family and coal companies claim that Greensill Capital U.K. “perpetrated a continuous and highly profitable fraud." Justice told reporters Tuesday that the loans are "a burden on our family beyond belief.”news.yahoo.com
West Virginia governor sues bank in latest twist for his biz
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and his companies are suing another bank lender, the latest trouble for his business empire after he revealed he is personally liable for $700 million in loans to a separate lender. The Republican governor’s coal and hospitality businesses filed a lawsuit on Monday against Virginia-based Carter Bank & Trust over claims of deception. News of the lawsuit comes after Justice confirmed on Tuesday that he personally guaranteed $700 million in loans taken by his coal companies from a lender in the United Kingdom that went bankrupt.news.yahoo.com
Malcolm Jenkins on racial justice and disparities in venture capital
Just 4% of venture capital partners identify as Black or Latino. NFL star Malcolm Jenkins hopes to change that with his new firm, Broad Street Ventures. He spoke with CBSN's Tanya Rivero about his new endeavor, as well as racial justice and police reform efforts.cbsnews.com
U.S. Border Patrol expecting over 1 million migrants to arrive at southern border in 2021
U.S. Border Patrol expecting over 1 million migrants to arrive at southern border in 2021 U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials estimate over 1 million migrants will arrive at the U.S-Mexico border this year. CBS News homeland security and justice reporter Nicole Sganga tells CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano about the overcrowding she witnessed during a visit to one of the nation's busiest migrant processing facilities in Donna, Texas.cbsnews.com
Elected officials, George Floyd family discuss passage of George Floyd Justice in Policing Act by the House
HOUSTON – Earlier this week, the House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a victory for the Floyd family. It has been nine months since Houston native George Floyd was killed by a Minnesota police officer, and his family is still in a lot of pain. I go to sleep sometimes,” said George Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd. You just have to be the change, force it and make the change,” Philonise Floyd said. “We say his name, ‘George Floyd.’ We say his name, ‘George Floyd,’” attorney Ben Crump said.
TSU professor considered the ‘father of environmental justice’
KPRC 2′s Re’Chelle Turner spoke to Dr. Robert Bullard, who is known as the “father of environmental justice”. Dr. Robert Bullard is a distinguished professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at TSU. His goal is to make sure everyone has the right to live, work and play in a clean environment. Dr. Bullard said the environmental justice movement also relates to the Black Lives Matter Movement and the death of Houston Native George Floyd. Dr. Bullard said just this month, TSU received a $1.25 million grant from the Houston Endowment to start the Robert D. Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice.
Pearland mother in search of justice after her 24-year old son fatally shot
HOUSTON – Shanashee Yarber is asking for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for the death of her son, Donnie Glover III. According to the Houston Police Department, the 24-year old was found shot to death Tuesday at about 1 a.m. at an apartment complex located at 4045 Linkwood Drive. Yarber believes the people responsible set Glover up to steal his 2020 Dodge Charger. “I believe he went to go and meet up with someone and I believe they brought him there under circumstances meant to harm him,” Yarber said. If you have any information you’re asked to call the Houston Police Department.
Appeals court throws out sentence in 1995 killings of 2 girls, ending an unusual, winding legal battle
“You think of justice as treating everybody equally,” he said. “Well, there couldn’t have been a bigger divide between what Judge Joyce did in Sopron’s case, which is vacate the conviction, and what he did in Antusas’ case … they couldn’t have been more similarly situated, yet he treated them polar opposite from each other.”chicagotribune.com
Governor explains how West Virginia became a top state for Covid vaccine administration
West Virginia Gov. According to the Bloomberg Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker, West Virginia has administered 71.8% of the vaccine doses it's received. West Virginia leaned heavily on its National Guard and a network of local pharmacies to administer the shots, Justice explained. "This is all about age and age and age," Justice said, alluding to the disproportionate impact the coronavirus has had on older Americans. "And we reacted to the fact that age, age, age was driving this and these were the people that are dying, and we really aggressively got after it."cnbc.com
GOP West Virginia governor calls pro-Trump Capitol riot 'despicable,' urges country over party
Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice told CNBC on Monday the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol last week made the country "look terrible" and he urged Americans to put aside their political affiliations. "What happened with the attack on our Capitol, with people who were just out of control, is despicable," Justice said on "Squawk on the Street." First elected as a Democrat, Justice switched to the GOP in 2017 at a rally alongside President Donald Trump. Justice sharply criticized Evans, who was charged with a two misdemeanors for disorderly conduct and entering a restricted area.cnbc.com
Attorney Ben Crump, George Floyd’s brother, and others march for justice for Black man killed in Texas
LA MARQUE, Texas – It’s been a month since Joshua Feast was shot and killed in La Marque, Texas. On Saturday, Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump, the NAACP, George Floyd’s brother, Pamela Turner’s sister and Danny Thomas marched with people in the La Marque community. Feast was shot and killed by La Marque police officer Jose Santos on Dec. 9. Crump said too many black men are shot while running away. People in the La Marque community say they’re making sure Joshua’s name and legacy live on.
WV Gov. Jim Justice acknowledges Biden presidency, but says U.S. is not ready to move away from coal and gas
West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice said Tuesday he does not believe the U.S. is ready to move away from coal and gas even though President-elect Joe Biden has made tackling climate change a core part of his agenda. His administration rolled back many regulatory rules impacting oil, coal and gas companies throughout his presidency. The billionaire governor is the wealthiest person in West Virginia, according to Forbes. A coal company owned by the governor, Bluestone Coal, pledged to stop violating water pollution rules in West Virginia in a settlement filed Dec. 3 in federal court, ProPublica reported.cnbc.com
KPRC 2 Investigates: Why some probations are ended when the terms haven’t been met
HOUSTON – KPRC 2 Investigates reviewed thousands of felony cases where a probationer was “unsatisfactorily” terminated from their probation. Court records show Talamantes had two prior DWI cases on his record and the most recent one ended with unsatisfactory termination of probation. Court records show the second DWI was in 2014. Court records show he was brought back to jail twice, had his “SOBER court conditions amended” and given an extra day in jail as punishment. Court records show a second judge tried to get Crawford to comply with all conditions, before voluntarily recusing himself from the case.
Column: FBG Duck brought a street fight between the ‘have-nots’ into the turf controlled by the ‘haves’
There will be justice for FBG Duck, but not because he mimicked the life of the “haves.” It will be because he was still a “have-not” who was killed by other “have-nots” on a street that belonged to the “haves.”chicagotribune.com
West Virginia governor fires all cadets shown giving apparent Nazi salute in photo
West Virginia's governor fired a class of recently graduated corrections officers Monday, after they made a gesture resembling a Nazi salute in their class photo. Some cadets started using the gesture as a "sign of respect" for an instructor at the academy with the last name Byrd, according to Jividen's letter. were added to the top of the class photo that shows the graduating cadets raising their arms high. An unnamed instructor brought concerns about the photo to a captain at the academy, according to the summary. "Well that is going to bite us in the ass," the captain said, according to the instructor.cbsnews.com
Jamie Lynn Spears Teases Possible 'Zoey 101' Revival With Script Pic
Could a Zoey 101 revival be in the works? Jamie Lynn Spears' latest Instagram post has fans wondering that very question. However, fans only got more excited when two former Zoey 101 actors, Paul Butcher and Chris Massey, left very teasy comments on the actress' post. For more on the Zoey 101 reunion, watch below. RELATED CONTENT:Jamie Lynn Spears' 'Zoey 101' Character Hilariously Reacts to 'Lizzie McGuire' Reboot News'Zoey 101' Cast Reunites Without Jamie Lynn Spears: 'I'm Lame and Fell Asleep'