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Misdemeanor charges against Plants will stand

A visiting magistrate has decided not to dismiss two misdemeanor charges against Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants.

Plants’ attorney James Cagle asked Mercer County Magistrate Mike Flanigan, the special magistrate appointed to...

Kanawha Senate candidates talk guns, W.Va.’s future
Kanawha Senate candidates talk guns, W.Va.’s future

Republican newcomer Ed Gaunch, who is running for the state Senate in the 8th District, supports home rule for West Virginia’s cities, including allowing cities to establish their own gun laws.

“I think the best laws are, once...

Body found in Elk River in Charleston

Staff reports

A body was found in the Elk River in Charleston this morning.

Charleston Fire Department personnel removed the body from the river shortly before noon, said Sgt. Tony Hazelett of the Charleston Police Department.


Roane County woman faces drug, fleeing charges

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Roane County woman was arrested late Tuesday after allegedly leading police on a chase through the streets of South Charleston and Charleston’s West Side.

South Charleston police allegedly spotted Tasha Carver, 25,...

Tahir Ali: Pakistani journalist excited to learn about Gazette and West Virginia
Tahir Ali: Pakistani journalist excited to learn about Gazette and West Virginia

Just a few hours prior to my departure from Pakistan to the United States, an official with the U.S. Education Foundation in Pakistan told me that I would be placed at The Charleston Gazette in West Virginia. Not only the name of the newspaper, but...

City to publish unpaid trash, fire fee accounts
City to publish unpaid trash, fire fee accounts

If you haven’t paid your refuse or fire protection fees, everyone will know it soon enough. The city of Charleston is publishing, beginning today, the most delinquent accounts that contribute to its collective $3.4 million in outstanding...

Two Clarksburg code officers to surrender licenses

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Two Clarksburg code officers have agreed to surrender their licenses to settle a West Virginia Fire Commission complaint against the city.

The Exponent Telegram reports that the commission approved consent orders with...

State hosting meetings this week on tank law

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State environmental officials are holding meetings in Charleston and Martinsburg to discuss rule proposals for a law regulating aboveground storage tanks.

Today, the Department of Environmental Protection is holding a...

Two state schools win U.S. recognition

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The U.S. Department of Education has named two schools in West Virginia as 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

The department announced the awards Tuesday for 337 schools nationwide.

The West Virginia schools...

State’s fall forest fire season begins

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A ban on daytime outdoor burning in West Virginia is in effect for the next three months.

The state’s fall forest fire season began today and will run through Dec. 31. Outdoor burning is prohibited between 7 a.m....

Funerals for: October 01, 2014

Bee, Mary L. 2 p.m., Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

Buckner, Norwood E. 1 p.m., Pierson Chapel United Methodist Church, Whitewater.

Canterbury, James L. 11 a.m., Family Gardens, Madison.


Carl D. Sands

Carl D. "Sparky" Sands, 61, of Gassaway, died Sept. 29, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with visitation beginning three hours prior.

Leona M. Meredith

Leona Marion "Lee" Meredith, 70, of Mount Carbon, died Sept. 29, 2014. She was born Nov. 5, 1943 in Ansted and was the daughter of the late Lionel Marion and Tessie Holcomb Keenan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Meredith....

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