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Nitro could get youth sports center

The city of Nitro may be getting a new indoor youth sports center to fill the old A-1 Carpet building recently donated to the city.

A committee was formed at a city council meeting Tuesday to contemplate a proposal by resident and sports...

Feds seek to dismiss charge against Ohio man accused in slaying of Cross Lanes girl

Prosecutors have moved to dismiss a federal charge in West Virginia Tuesday against a man accused in the slaying of a Cross Lanes teenager to speed up the alleged murder case against him in Ohio.

Ernest Roach, 46, of Racine, is charged with...

Nitro could get youth sports center

The city of Nitro may be getting a new indoor youth sports center to fill the old A-1 Carpet building recently donated to the city.

A committee was formed at a city council meeting Tuesday to contemplate a proposal by resident and sports...

Possible witnesses named in Plants case

A statement made by a woman who says Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants hit her while they were students at West Virginia University could be brought up during a hearing next week.

Three judges will hear Kanawha...

UC enrollment at all-time high
UC enrollment at all-time high

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Enrollment at the University of Charleston is at an all-time high.

The private school currently enrolls 1,895 full-time students — an increase of about 36 percent over the past two years, according to UC...

Orchard being planted on West Side
Orchard being planted on West Side

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In about three years, Charleston will see the fruits of labor from its newly planted “food forest,” or urban orchard, on the West Side.

Rico Montenegro, an arborist with the California-based Fruit Tree...

Racing panel may seek to cut track schedule
Racing panel may seek to cut track schedule

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Squeezed by shrinking state subsidies and reduced revenue from wagering, West Virginia’s four racetracks could get permission to significantly cut back the number of live racing days required by law.

“It...

Panera signs lease in Teays Valley

Panera Bread signed a lease Monday to move into a Teays Valley shopping center.

That’s according to T. J. Summers, manager of Four-S Development, which owns the Liberty Square shopping center. Summers said Panera has yet to receive any...

2 inmates who fled work detail caught at Wal-Mart

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Police in Bluefield, Virginia, say two inmates who escaped a highway work detail have been captured.

News outlets reported that the pair fled from a corrections officer along U.S. Route...

DEP facing lawsuit over access to mining pollution data

The state Department of Environmental Protection is facing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit over its refusal to provide a public interest law firm with a slice of agency data that shows recent water pollution levels at coal-mining operations...

13 apply to finish Zakaib’s term as judge
13 apply to finish Zakaib’s term as judge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Thirteen people have applied to be appointed to fill the remaining two years of recently retired Kanawha Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib’s term.

Applicants include Webster J. Arceneaux III, Daniel W. Greear, Richard J....

Election complaint filed against Mason delegate

An election complaint has been filed against Delegate Scott Cadle, R-Mason, alleging he accepted an unauthorized loan and misreported his campaign finances.

Cadle denied the allegations Tuesday, saying the Democratic Party was presumably behind ...

State has paid $63K in Marple legal fees

The state Department of Education has paid more than $63,000 for legal counsel in response to former state superintendent of schools Jorea Marple’s lawsuit, according to documents from the West Virginia Board of Risk and Insurance Management....

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