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Recaptured fugitive, others accused in arson-for-insurance scheme

BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Four West Virginia residents face charges after allegedly setting fire to a home to collect insurance money, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

George and Rebecca Bonnell, Samuel “Joey” Oldaker...

Recaptured fugitive, others accused in arson-for-insurance scheme

BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Four West Virginia residents face charges after allegedly setting fire to a home to collect insurance money, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

George and Rebecca Bonnell, Samuel “Joey” Oldaker...

Federal court covering W.Va. upholds rejection of Va. same-sex marriage ban

By Kate White

Staff writer

The federal appeals court that covers West Virginia has agreed that a ban on same-sex marriage in neighboring Virginia is unconstitutional -- a move that advocates said would pave the way for gay and lesbian...

Bulletin Board: July 29, 2014

Gambling support

A free support group for problem gamblers and their loved ones meets at 6:30 p.m. each Friday at Blessed Sacrament Church in South Charleston.

Climate Lobby

West Virginia Citizens’ Climate Lobby will meet at...

AG announces $950k settlement with 3 financial groups

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s attorney general has reached a $950,000 settlement with three companies over allegations of antitrust law violations.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the deal Monday. GE Funding...

Human trafficking conference set in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A workshop at West Virginia University will focus on issues related to human trafficking.

The free, private conference is set for Tuesday at WVU’s Life Science Building in Morgantown.

Among those invited...

Twenty-three litter control grants awarded in West Virginia

Twenty-three litter control grants awarded in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The state Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $54,000 in grants for litter control programs to 23 communities, county commissions and ...

State man arrested after child found in hot car

WHEELING, W.Va. – A Wheeling man faces charges that he left his 18-month-old daughter in a hot car while he was asleep on a couch.

Media outlets report 33-year-old Cory Rockhold was arrested Thursday night after police found his daughter...

Two killed in crash in southern West Virginia

Two killed in crash in southern West Virginia

MADISON, W.Va. – Police in southern West Virginia say two men have died when their vehicle overturned outside Madison.

Media outlets report the accident occurred early Saturday on state...

Man fatally shot by police in Huntington bar

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Huntington police have fatally shot an armed man during an argument at a city bar.

Huntington police Capt. John Ellis identified the gunman as 37-year-old Robert Henderson. Ellis says Henderson was a native of the...

As TV ads kick off in W.Va.’s U.S. Senate race, coal is still the theme

West Virginians have seen more ads for the Senate campaigns in neighboring states than the one happening in the Mountain State. That will begin to change Monday, but the primary tenor of the campaign — promises from both candidates to stand up...

Rain barrels moving to the East End
Rain barrels moving to the East End

The painted rain barrels that have lined the sidewalk near Lee and Capitol streets will be moved today.

Lee Ann Grogg, with the Charleston Stormwater Department, said the barrels will be moving to Washington Street in the East End....

Innerviews: Chemical engineer living dream role as nonprofit CEO
Innerviews: Chemical engineer living dream role as nonprofit CEO

Reared in Guyana, she immigrated to New York as a teenager and envisioned a lifelong career in chemical engineering. Then that game-changing rascal called fate stepped in.

A chemical engineering post at Carbide brought her to...

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