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Trial moved for Charleston man accused of killing sister
Trial moved for Charleston man accused of killing sister

A Charleston man charged with fatally shooting his sister and critically wounding her 17 year-old son is set for an August trial.

Glenn David Skidmore, 40, appeared Monday for his trial before Kanawha Circuit Judge James Stucky. Stucky granted...

Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages
Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) – Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers – Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and...

Kanawha deputies look for vehicle used in thefts
Kanawha deputies look for vehicle used in thefts

Kanawha County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a vehicle they believe may have been involved in several thefts from a Greenbrier Street business.

Cpl. Brian Humphreys said a work truck was stolen on Feb. 9 from Power Parts Supply in...

A new Vision for Paul Bettany in ‘Avengers’
A new Vision for Paul Bettany in ‘Avengers’

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) – Paul Bettany couldn’t hear anything.

When the 43-year-old actor initially donned a noggin-encasing headpiece to portray the mysterious Vision in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” in theaters Friday,...

Editorial: Pope Francis offers refreshing new model

The heart of all religion should be kindness, tolerance and compassion for less-privileged people who are cheated by life. New Catholic Pope Francis exemplifies those values — and millions of modern people are charmed by him.

Instead of...

Boil-water advisories

West Virginia American Water has issued a boil-water advisory for approximately 50 customers in the Pinch area. The affected area includes Pinch Ridge Road from Vickers Road to Handshaw Road, Belcher Road, Vickers Road, Poinsettia Lane, Begonia Lane,...

Innerviews: Trail-blazing teacher built fruitful life on hometown values
Innerviews: Trail-blazing teacher built fruitful life on hometown values

In the category of trail blazing, Jada Hunter cut a swath as wide as an interstate highway. A coal miner’s daughter reared in humble but loving circumstances, she lives in the town she was born in, a tightly-knit community near Williamson...

Early voting in Charleston general starts May 1

Early voting in Charleston’s general election is set to begin next month, and all but eight races are uncontested.

Republican incumbent Mayor Danny Jones is making a go at a fourth — and possibly final term in the city’s...

Superintendent of W.Va. Schools for Deaf and Blind to retire

ROMNEY, W.Va. – The superintendent of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind is stepping down.

Lynn Boyer notified the West Virginia Board of Education last week that she will retire on June 30.

The board appointed Boyer...

Standard Oil acquires Mountain Country Partners’ assets

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Standard Oil Co. has bought the assets of oil and gas company Mountain Country Partners.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ronald Pearson approved the sale earlier this month. Pearson’s order shows the sale includes oil...

State’s spring turkey season opens today

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s spring turkey season begins Monday and location could be a factor in a hunter’s success.

The Division of Natural Resources says 2013 brood reports indicate that the statewide number...

Rep. Tim Murphy to speak at Wheeling Jesuit’s commencement

WHEELING, W.Va. – Rep. Tim Murphy will be the featured speaker at Wheeling Jesuit University’s spring commencement.

The Pennsylvania Republican is a 1974 graduate of Wheeling Jesuit.

Wheeling Jesuit Board of Trustees member...

Work underway on 1st project of Charles Town revitalization

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – Work is underway on the first project of a planned $104 million revitalization of Charles Town.

City manager David Mills says the $4 million renovation of Charles Washington Hall is expected to be completed by late...

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