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South Charleston man sentenced for role in West Side shooting death

Darrell “DJ” Carter pleaded guilty to a first-degree murder charge on Friday

Troopers, marshals check up on local sex offenders

West Virginia State Police and federal marshals conducted a “compliance blitz” this week to make sure all of Kanawha County’s more than 400 sex offenders are following the rules — and the vast majority of them are....

Litigation involving guns in city-owned rec centers to move forward

Litigation about whether Charleston can ban guns at certain city-owned rec centers will move forward, a Kanawha County Circuit Judge ruled on Thursday.

The city and the West Virginia Citizen’s Defense League, a gun rights group, had filed ...

Manchin says brother’s lawsuit against him baseless

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin called the lawsuit his brother filed against him “nothing but the latest effort of a bitter sibling” who is in dire financial condition, and asked Friday that the lawsuit be dismissed.

Dr. John Manchin filed...

South Charleston police investigate dead body

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- South Charleston police are investigating a body found along the Kanawha River.

According to a Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatcher, a body was found in the river near the 5300 block of MacCorkle Avenue Southwest at...

West Virginia loans $1.3M to 2 expanding companies

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Two West Virginia companies are receiving $1.3 million in state loans to expand their businesses.

The West Virginia Economic Development Authority approved the loans this month.

Pietro Fiorentini USA is getting...

Prescription drug collection effort set in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Another prescription drug collection effort is set for this weekend in West Virginia.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies will be collecting expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at...

Alleged Kanawha City bank robber in custody

Staff reports

The man who allegedly robbed a Fifth Third Bank branch in Kanawha City earlier this week is in police custody.

Jason Compton, who police said has connections in Teays Valley and Raleigh County, allegedly robbed the bank on...

King Coal Highway may be added to state plan

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – Mercer County’s bridge to nowhere may be getting somewhere thanks to the efforts of southern West Virginia legislators, the King Coal Highway Authority, and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph...

State director of small business agency retiring

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia office is retiring.

Officials say Judy McCauley is scheduled to retire from the agency on Tuesday.

The West Virginia native and Fairmont...


An article in Thursday’s Gazette on a proposed constitutional amendment involving the Boy Scouts of America gave an incorrect account of how the legislation passed the state Senate. The resolution passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Ex-W.Va. judge’s public pension questioned

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A former West Virginia judge’s public pension is being called into question following his corruption conviction.

The West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board on Thursday asked a circuit judge to...

Grant to extend public water to Wayne County homes

BECKLEY, W.Va. – A $1.5 million grant will extend public water service to 165 households in Wayne County.

The project also will serve two businesses, a post office and the Dunlow Elementary School, which is the last public school in the...

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