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South Charleston draws tough assignment as state softball tourney begins
South Charleston draws tough assignment as state softball tourney begins

South Charleston set to open tournament against 2013 AAA champ Hurricane Two-day tournament gets underway Wednesday morning at Jackson Park in Vienna

More than 3,000 without power in Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln

Thousands of Appalachian Power customers lost power Tuesday night.

More than 3,000 customers in Cabell, Lincoln and Wayne counties were in the dark as of 10 p.m.

Cabell County had the highest number of outages, followed by Wayne...

PSC approves American Electric Power rate increase

Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power residential customers can expect an 11.8 percent increase on their next monthly bills.

The West Virginia Public Service Commission ordered an overall 9 percent rate increase Tuesday for the two American...

Hurricane man sentenced for obstruction of justice

A Hurricane man who threw two firearms from his vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 64 in July 2014 pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court, according to a news release.

John Anthony Roberts pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice. On...

Renovations ongoing at Charleston Town Center mall
Renovations ongoing at Charleston Town Center mall

t the Charleston Town Center mall, things never stay the same for long as stores shuffle spot to spot and others update their aesthetics. Lisa McCracken, director of marketing, thinks the changes have been good for customers.

“We have had ...

Putnam home confinement costs increase

The number of people serving time under house arrest has gone up in Putnam County, raising the cost of home-confinement services for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

On Tuesday morning, Putnam County commissioners approved an...

Ex-Capital teacher arraigned on sex abuse charge
Ex-Capital teacher arraigned on sex abuse charge

A former Spanish teacher at Capital High School told a judge Tuesday she didn’t have a sexual relationship with an underage male student in 2013.

Michelle Elaine Ball, 31, of St. Albans, is charged with sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, ...

Police shooting situation was “threat right off the bat,” spokesman says

West Virginia State Police try to establish a rapport with people who may be attempting “suicide by cop,” but there wasn’t much time for that during a police-involved shooting Sunday, according to a spokesman.

State Police...

Pressure washing downtown
Pressure washing downtown

East Lynn Lake hosts annual kids’ fishing tournament

The 15th annual Kids’ Fishing Tournament will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on June 13 at Lick Creek Pond at East Lynn Lake in East Lynn.

Sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Wayne Wal-Mart, the tournament is open...

Local humane association named grant finalist

The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association has been selected as one of 200 finalists for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program. The group’s submission, “Dog Training at Prison,” is competing for votes on the State Farm...

Charleston speller confident after preliminary test
Charleston speller confident after preliminary test

Washington, D.C. — Surrounded by 284 world-class spellers, Charleston native Varun Kukkillaya froze when he heard the word “hypercryalgesia.”

But, it wasn’t nerves or fear he’d misspell the word that stopped...

Officials say Plants charges cost county about $200,000

The charges that former Kanawha County prosecuting attorney Mark Plants previously faced, which led to his removal from office, cost the county about $200,000, county officials said Tuesday.

According to the county’s financial coordinator,...

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