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Police: Southern Illinois plant explosion kills 2

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — Police say two people are dead and more are injured after an explosion at a recycling plant in southern Illinois.

Granite City police tell television stations KMOV and KTVI that the bomb squad has been sent to...

Second person hit by train in McDowell County dies

RODERFIELD, W.Va. – West Virginia State Police say a second person hit by a train in McDowell County has died.

State police tell media outlets that 24-year-old Ruth Mullins of Raysal died Sunday morning at a Charleston hospital....

U.S. 33 in West Virginia: Dangerous curves, deadly drop-offs
U.S. 33 in West Virginia: Dangerous curves, deadly drop-offs

The truck driver from Michigan had never traveled across the deadly stretch of U.S. 33 in Pendleton County.

Anthony Jones lost control of his tractor-trailer, after barreling into a treacherous turn called “Horseshoe Curve.” The...

WVSU fires employees, eliminates positions, considers more cost-saving

West Virginia State University has fired 10 employees and is considering more cost-saving measures.

School officials announced the layoffs earlier this month and also eliminated 15 already vacant positions.

WVSU spokeswoman Kimberly...

City leaders outline West Side investments

While some community organizers have publicly criticized the city of Charleston’s involvement, or lack thereof, on its West Side, city officials say they have been invested in the neighborhood.

Earlier this month, the Rev. Matthew Watts,...

Statehouse Beat: Pharmacy board headquarters proves challenging

State Board of Pharmacy executive director David Potters may have felt like he was in a bad episode of “Flip or Flop” while overseeing the renovation of the board’s new headquarters on Kanawha Boulevard.


Already serving life, suspect in 1974 slayings won’t be prosecuted

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — A suspect in the 1974 slayings of three people in Fairmont won’t be prosecuted.

Marion County prosecutor Pat Wilson tells media outlets that he plans to ask the circuit court to ...

Delta to upgrade aircraft on 1 Yeager flight

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Delta Air Lines is increasing passenger capacity on one of its daily round-trip flights between Charleston and Atlanta.

Yeager Airport says Delta plans to upgrade one flight from a 50-seat regional jet to a 76-seat...

Mingo County man killed in police shooting

DINGESS, W.Va. – West Virginia State Police say troopers fatally shot a Mingo County man after he pointed a gun at them.

State police tell WSAZ-TV that troopers were investigating a traffic accident involving 31-year-old Randy Matheny...

Foundation bringing musical instruments to W.Va. schools
Foundation bringing musical instruments to W.Va. schools

The start of the school year at Calhoun County Middle-High School coincided with the opening of boxes containing shiny, new musical instruments.

The truck arrived earlier this month from the VH1 Save the Music Foundation had eight flutes, 11...

Fight to preserve Blair Mountain, labor history, continues

Vigorous debates continue about how extensively the historic Blair Mountain Battlefield, the site of the largest armed confrontation in American labor history, should be preserved.

The United Mine Workers and Friends of Blair Mountain, two major ...

 WVU Dental School low in in-state enrollment, applicants
 WVU Dental School low in in-state enrollment, applicants

The percentage of West Virginia residents enrolled in the West Virginia University School of Dentistry’s Doctor of Dental Surgery program has fallen sharply in the past three years, but according to representatives of the school, that decline...

Charleston’s first black architect worked on both sides of color line
Charleston’s first black architect worked on both sides of color line

Something about Charleston must have immediately captured the imagination of former 1st Lt. John C. Norman, discharged from the U.S. Army following service with an engineering unit in France during World War I.

In 1918, Norman was making his way ...

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