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CHRIS DORST | Gazette
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MU’s President Kopp dies of an apparent heart attack
MU’s President Kopp dies of an apparent heart attack

Stephen Kopp, the 36th president of Marshall University, died Wednesday evening of an apparent heart attack, Huntington Police and Marshall University confirmed.

Details were not immediately available. Kopp apparently suffered a heart attack at...

6 Freedom owners, managers, employees charged; company takes plea deal with feds
6 Freedom owners, managers, employees charged; company takes plea deal with feds

Federal prosecutors charged Freedom Industries and six of its owners, managers and employees with criminal violations of the Clean Water Act related to the January 2014 chemical leak that contaminated the drinking water of 300,000 people in Charleston ...

Alleged Rand shooter arrested; victim may not survive
Alleged Rand shooter arrested; victim may not survive

A man was arrested for shooting another man in the head in Rand on Wednesday morning.

Leonard Dewayne Thomas, 44, was arrested for malicious wounding, said Kanawha County Sheriff’s Cpl. Brian Humphreys. The victim, Gerald Maxwell, was at...

Caroling for Covenant House (photo)
Caroling for Covenant House (photo)

Locals see U.S.-Cuba thaw as good sign

Some West Virginians with ties to Cuba see good things in a partial thaw in relations between the United States and the tiny Caribbean nation 90 miles off the Florida coast.

“I’m delighted,” said Max Hill, a Baptist...

Two men sue defunct nightclub in attacks

Two men who say they were attacked two years ago at a downtown nightclub are suing the now-shuttered club and its owner.

Larry Martin and Joe Lucas are also suing the insurance company for the Impulse nightclub, and asking a Kanawha County...

W.Va. education official hired, fired amid investigation in Virginia

West Virginia Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano’s first major administrative hire lasted four days on the job, after Department of Education officials learned that the office’s new executive director is being investigated for...

Business wants to move into Cafe de Paris space
Business wants to move into Cafe de Paris space

After standing dormant for five years, the Cafe de Paris building in downtown Charleston bustled with activity this week. Pieces of plywood were placed over for lease/for sale signs on the outside of the building, paper lined the inside of the windows ...

Waiting list for in-home care program slashed

A streamlined application process for in-home care for elderly and disabled West Virginians has reduced the wait-list for the program from more than 2,500 people last year to fewer than 1,500 currently, Cindy Beane, a deputy commissioner for the state ...

Manchin defends spending bill, surgeon general votes

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., defended his vote against the $1.1 trillion “omnibus bill” passed by Congress passed last weekend, and his vote against the president’s nominee as U.S. surgeon general, during a telephone press...

Photo: Who’s the tallest of them all?
Photo: Who’s the tallest of them all?

Teachers’ union, elementary principals concerned about administrator raises

A Kanawha County teachers’ union says the extra pay local school board members recently gave middle and high school principals and assistant principals is unfair to teachers, who the union argues are underpaid.

Superintendent Ron...

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