West Virginia Morning
10:46 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Tomblin Proposes Increased Funding for Corrections, Felicity's Law, Huntington's Emergency App

The Governor's proposed budget includes an increase in funds for the Division of Corrections, "Felicity's Law" passes the House and would provide a cause of legal action for those who are viciously attacked by a dog, Heads Up Huntington helps the public to be aware of emergencies in that city, and Asleep at the Wheel performs "Hesitation Blues" on this Mountain Stage song of the week.

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House of Delegates
4:16 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

House Passes "Felicity's Law" Hoping to Protect Children from Vicious Dog Attacks

Delegate Allen Evans introduces Felicity Jenkins, the namesake of H.B. 2757, to the House of Delegates.
Credit Daniel Walker

Felicity was a two-year-old-girl from Grant County who wandered away alone from a birthday party and was viciously attacked by two dogs. It took repeated surgeries for her to recover from her injuries. Because there was no criminal negligence on the part of the dogs’ owners, no legal action could be taken by her parents in a criminal or private case under current law according to the W. Va. Supreme Court of Appeals.

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