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Freedom may enter DEP remediation program

Freedom Industries may not be able to afford remediation on Barlow Drive

Search continues for murder suspect who escaped hospital

WESTON, W.Va. – Officials say a murder suspect scaled a 15-foot fence to escape from a West Virginia psychiatric hospital.

The search continued Tuesday night for Rocco Jesse Zuccar, who escaped Monday from the William R. Sharpe Jr....

Catholic Charities West Virginia to assist with food stamps

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Catholic Charities West Virginia has launched a free program to assist people in applying for food stamps.

Catholic Charities was awarded an outreach grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the...

Bluefield seeks volunteers for cleanup of mountain overlook

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – Bluefield is seeking volunteers to help with a cleanup of the overlook on East River Mountain.

The cleanup is set for April 1.

City manager Dane Rideout tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that the cleanup...

Parkersburg mayor accuses councilwoman of ethics violations

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Parkersburg Mayor Bob Newell has accused a City Council member of using her office for personal gain.

Councilwoman Kim Coram denies the allegations.

Newell says Coram used her council position to recoup money in ...

Man hit by car in Shrewsbury

SHREWSBURY, W.Va. -- Kanawha County sheriff’s deputies are looking for someone who didn’t stop after apparently hitting a man with a car in Shrewsbury.

Cpl. Brian Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department said a...

Heinz buying Kraft in deal to create food giant
Heinz buying Kraft in deal to create food giant

NEW YORK (AP) – H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods, creating one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world with annual revenue in excess of $28 billion.

The deal was engineered by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway ...

Phones, friends are distracting problem for teen drivers
Phones, friends are distracting problem for teen drivers

WASHINGTON (AP) – Distractions – especially talking with passengers and using cellphones – play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited...

Ferrell, Hart defend ‘Get Hard’ after a jolt of criticism
Ferrell, Hart defend ‘Get Hard’ after a jolt of criticism

NEW YORK (AP) – In the annals of film festival flops – from unexpected boos to red-carpet gaffes – the premiere of the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard” will go down as a doozy.

After the film...

Dave Hickman: Mountaineers a different breed of underdog
Dave Hickman: Mountaineers a different breed of underdog

MORGANTOWN — His knowledge of the state’s population notwithstanding, Juwan Staten still has a pretty good understanding of just what it is West Virginia’s basketball team is up against now and roughly ...

Pimento cheese — updated and on the menu
Pimento cheese — updated and on the menu

Pimento cheese, an old Southern comfort food that’s been around since the 1800s, is making its way onto the modern restaurant scene, showing up in gourmet appetizers and at trendy eateries around the country — including some popular...

Funerals for: March 25, 2015

Alderman, Joseph M. II 1 p.m., White Funeral Home, Summersville.

Bennett, Deanna 2 p.m., Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.

Carte, Jewell L. Noon, Crosswinds Farm Cemetery, Hico.

Cavender, ...

Dorthy June Cogar
Dorthy June Cogar

Dorthy June Cogar, 86, of Summersville, went home to be with the Lord on March 24, 2015. She was a loving wife, wonderful mother, grandmother and caregiver. She was the daughter of the late Freeman and Frances Moore Morris and was born in Clay County...

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