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Putnam prosecutor lends public support to prosecutor in Ferguson case
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Putnam prosecutor lends public support to prosecutor in Ferguson case

Putnam County’s prosecutor says a St. Louis County prosecutor has been “unfairly treated” following the grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

Covenant House provides shelter, other needs, for homeless
Covenant House provides shelter, other needs, for homeless

Willie Leach was on his way to Seattle when he hopped off the Greyhound bus he was riding and decided Charleston would be his home.

“I saw that water, that Kanawha River …” Leach said. “So, I got off the bus, and...

Justices dismiss ethics charges against Charleston attorney

In a 3-2 decision, ethics charges against a former managing partner of the law firm Dinsmore & Shohl were dismissed Tuesday by the West Virginia Supreme Court.

Charleston attorney John Hussell did not have an attorney-client relationship with...

Parkersburg police search for bus thief

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Parkersburg police are searching for a bus thief.

Police Chief Joe Martin says a man stole the bus from the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority’s headquarters last Friday....

Jennings Randolph archery range to be expanded

ELK GARDEN, W.Va. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a grant to help pay for expanding the archery range at Jennings Randolph Lake....

Treasurer: Enroll in college savings plan before end of year

State Treasurer John Perdue urged state residents to sign up for a SMART529 college savings plan before the end of the calendar year, as a Christmas present to both child and investor.

SMART529 offers three savings plans, all of which...

Rockefeller nominates students to U.S. service academies

Sen. Jay Rockefeller nominated 40 West Virginia students for prestigious U.S. service academies on Tuesday.

The students were nominated for appointments at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado; the United States Merchant Marine...

Storm could bring several inches of snow to West Virginia

A snow storm expected to sweep the East Coast and Appalachians on Wednesday could bring several inches of snow to the Eastern Panhandle and other parts of eastern West Virginia on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Simone Lewis,...

New BRIM director hired; Jones departs after two decades

A state agency that provides insurance for other government agencies has hired a new executive director.

Mary Jane Pickens will replace Chuck Jones, who headed the West Virginia Board of Risk and Insurance Management, for the past 20 years....

Business to pay $5K for raising water prices after Freedom spill

A Putnam County convenience store manager and his business have admitted to raising drinking water prices in the wake of the Freedom Industries spill and will pay a $5,000 fine.

State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Tuesday the...

Ex-YMCA director Giroir named head of Science Camp
Ex-YMCA director Giroir named head of Science Camp

The former president and CEO of the YMCA in Charleston has been chosen as the new director of the National Youth Science Camp.

John Giroir’s selection was announced Tuesday by the National Youth Science Foundation, which oversees the...

Kanawha County clerk accuses Tennant of electioneering

Two days after West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant led a march of supporters to the steps of the Kanawha County Voter Registration office in October, County Clerk Vera McCormick filed a complaint against Tennant, alleging she violated...

Former McGraw foe Suarez sentenced to prison
Former McGraw foe Suarez sentenced to prison

An Ohio telemarketing millionaire who for years feuded with former West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw was sentenced Friday to 15 months in federal prison. The judge handing down the sentence told him that his business success did not put...

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