A West Virginia House Bill 4011 currently being debated by the House of Delegates has some folks nervous about its impact on educators and students across the state. If it is passed, House Bill 4011 – being touted as “The Anti-Stereotyping Act” – would require all public schools to make accessible to the public all training materials […]
Experts in political science find themselves concerned for the future of democracy in the United States of America amidst the most recent round of redistricting across the country. With 269 of the nation’s 435 congressional districts currently complete for the upcoming election cycle, ratings from the non-partisan Cook Political Report list just 13 toss-ups. In terms of […]
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – One particular video caught the New York Times’ best-selling author and podcaster Mike Duncan’s attention on Wednesday evening. Duncan authored The Storm Before The Storm, a piece of historical literature detailing the events which led to the fall of the Roman Republic and has gained acclaim for podcasts covering both Roman History […]
As Lynette Coleman browsed through social media, she continued to see references to a video series called “Fall of Cabal,” which eventually piqued her interest. That’s how her association with the internet conspiracy theory known as QAnon began. QAnon began in 2017 on internet forum 4Chan, with a user identifying as “Q Clearance Patriot,” posting a […]
WESTOVER, W.Va — An investigation by Caracal Reports has found that two West Virginia police officers facing a lawsuit following a 2019 altercation violated the official Use of Force policy laid out in their department’s policy and procedures, contradicting a public statement from their police chief. The city and it’s police department also attempted to prevent release of the body camera footage to an attorney.
In January 2019, former Westover (W.Va.) resident Andrew Howton was pulled from his home and beaten by Westover Police Department (WPD) officer Zachary Fecsko, and the incident was captured on fellow officer Aaron Dalton’s body camera. The lawsuit alleges Westover Police Chief Richard Panico “publicly condoned the other Defendants’ behavior and stated that it was aligned with the Westover Police Department (WPD) policies,” according to local media sources.
In addition, the encounter isn’t the department’s first brush with excessive use of force or police
misconduct, with investigation yielding previous instances, including one involving current Police Chief Panico. This history and the current lawsuit have raised questions among the community if the persisting problem exists inside the WPD.
As United States President Donald Trump has resumed daily coronavirus task force briefings while cases and deaths continue to surge across the country, there is mounting evidence that the U.S. response to the pandemic has hurt its standing as a global superpower. The U.S. surpassed 141,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday and is still the […]