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Logger says he had OK to cut down Coonskin trees

David Russell Bowen, accused of stealing timber from Coonskin Park, said in court this morning that Kanawha County Parks Director Jeff Hutchinson knew what Bowen was doing the entire time Bowen was in the park, and gave the logger permission to cut...

Logger says he had OK to cut down Coonskin trees

David Russell Bowen, accused of stealing timber from Coonskin Park, said in court this morning that Kanawha County Parks Director Jeff Hutchinson knew what Bowen was doing the entire time Bowen was in the park, and gave the logger permission to cut...

Cooking fire kills woman in Jackson County

COTTAGEVILLE, W.Va. -- A woman was killed by a cooking-related fire in Jackson County on Wednesday morning.

The fire apparently started in the kitchen of a single-wide mobile home in Cottageville, according to Mark Lambert, spokesman for the...

Marshall commission OKs power plant agreement

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. – The Marshall County Commission has approved an agreement for a proposed natural gas-fired power plant.

Under the agreement, the commission would own the 549-megawatt plant and lease it back to Moundsville Power to...

Allegiant Air adds Huntington-Punta Gorda service

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Allegiant Air is adding nonstop service between Huntington Tri-State Airport in West Virginia and Punta Gorda Airport in Florida.

The new service will begin Nov. 20. Flights will be offered twice a week on Sunday and...

Man identified in vehicle-train accident

BUFFALO, W.Va. – Police say a Buffalo man has died after his pickup truck collided with a train at a crossing.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department tells media outlets that 73-year-old Charles Harrison was driving the pickup...

Police issue 182 citations as WVU students return

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Police issued more than 180 citations and arrested more than a dozen people during West Virginia University students’ first weekend in Morgantown for the fall semester.

Preliminary figures released Tuesday by...

Doctor plans jogging clinic in Eastern Panhandle

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Joggers of all types will have the chance to learn more about conditioning and training at a clinic in the Eastern Panhandle.

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella is offering a clinic on strength training Sept. 5 at the Berkeley...

Harrison County private school has state status revoked

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A faith-based, private boarding school in Harrison County where a teacher is accused of choking a young resident has had its state-recognized education status revoked.

West Virginia Department of Education spokeswoman...

Billionaire to pay $1.5M fine for Kentucky mines

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice has reached a $1.5 million settlement with Kentucky officials over dozens of reclamation violations at several of his coal mines in eastern Kentucky.

The agreement between Justice...

West Virginia police receive assault rifles, military equipment through Department of Defense program

The McDowell County Sheriff’s Department hasn’t had to use its MRAP, a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle designed for military use, since it acquired it several months ago, according to Sheriff Martin West.

But because it...

Rehab center to be located on Capital High property

Officials have named a Charleston location for the T-Center, a one-of-a-kind residential drug rehabilitation facility first announced in March.

The Kanawha County Board of Education Tuesday evening voted to donate property adjacent to Capital...

Tourism chairman: Nitro leaders should move forward with museum

Tourism Commission Chairman Oshel Craigo implored Nitro City Council Tuesday evening to make greater efforts to maximize the city’s tourism potential as the “Living Memorial to World War I.”

Craigo said that 70,000 people...

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