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Building hotel likely would add to Charleston’s low occupancy rates

Charleston doesn’t fill the hotel rooms it has — and more could be on the way.

Negotiations will soon take place between the Charleston Urban Renewal Authority and Richmond, Virginia-based KM Hotels to determine the specifics of...

Two men no longer persons of interest in shooting near Capitol

Both men Charleston police wanted to talk to about a shooting that injured a man near the state Capitol are no longer of interest to the investigation, police say.

Charleston Police Chief of...

Juveniles charged with business break-ins

Mount Hope, W.Va. ­— Two teenagers are charged with breaking and entering after being found wearing only their underclothing at the scene of two business break-ins, police in Fayette County say.

The Dollar General and Kizer’s...

Man arrested for indecent exposure in Nitro

NITRO, W.Va. -- A man has been arrested for indecent exposure in Nitro, police said.

Douglas Spry, 37, allegedly exposed himself to two female juveniles near the Nitro boat ramp in May, according to a release from the Nitro police department....

Three arrested for armed robbery in Nitro
Three arrested for armed robbery in Nitro

NITRO, W.Va. -- Three people robbed a Nitro woman on Wednesday while holding a sawed-off shotgun to her head, police said.

Kayla Levitt, 23; Megan Long, 21; and Kaleb Johnson, 19, robbed Tiffany...

State man sues GM over wife’s crash death

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A West Virginia man has filed a lawsuit against General Motors Corp., claiming a defective ignition switch in a Chevrolet Cobalt caused a 2006 accident that killed his pregnant wife.

The Charleston Daily Mail reports...

Process slow for picking Huntington police chief

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Huntington remains without a permanent police chief four months after Skip Holbrook announced his resignation.

Mayor Steve Williams says the selection process for Holbrook’s replacement has gone slower than he...

Funerals for: July 24, 2014

Angel, Philip Jr. 10 a.m., Temple Israel, Charleston.

Blevins, Reba Noon, Daniels Missionary Baptist Church, Daniels.

Bradley, Harry L. 11 a.m., Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.

Bryant, Amber J....

Dennis H. Poindexter

Dennis Hugh Poindexter, 67, of Washington, D.C., died July 21, 2014. Preston Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Curtis "Buck" Richardson
Curtis "Buck" Richardson

Curtis "Buck" E. Richardson, 78, of Kenna, passed away July 22, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

He was a 1956 graduate of Dunbar High School. He was retired from the former Union Carbide, where he was a pipefitter supervisor. Buck...

Marshall D. Abshire
Marshall D. Abshire

Marshall Dennis Abshire, 70, of Dunbar, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014.

He was born in Ashford on Nov. 23, 1943, to the late Cecil E. Abshire and Helena Hughes.

In addition to his parents, Marshall was preceded in death by his wife,...

Africa Janae Scott
Africa Janae Scott

Our beloved Africa Janae Scott, 36, of Charleston, passed away on July 19 at CAMC General with family and friends by her side.

Africa's funeral will be held at noon Saturday, July 26, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1401 Washington St. W.,...

William "Billy" Adkins
William "Billy" Adkins

William G. "Billy" Adkins, 78, of South Charleston, formerly of Alum Creek, passed away July 21, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House West.

Billy retired from Royal Oldsmobile after 31 years of service. He was a charter member of the Independent...

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