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At sentencing, man says he ‘overreacted’ when striking victim’s head with hammer
At sentencing, man says he ‘overreacted’ when striking victim’s head with hammer

A Charleston man said he overreacted when he hit another person in the head with a hammer last year outside the Charleston Town Center Mall.

Denzil Weatherspoon appeared Thursday before Kanawha Circuit Judge Carrie Webster, who sentenced him to...

Agricultural lime plant opens in Pocahontas County

MILL POINT, W.Va. – West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick says a new lime plant in Pocahontas County will help farmers improve their land and increase production.

Helmick and other officials participated in a ribbon-cutting...

Saint Francis Hospital offering free drive-through flu shots Sunday

Saint Francis Hospital will be offering free drive-through flu shots from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until supplies last) Sunday in the hospital’s circle drive off Laidley Street.

Those interested can roll up their sleeve, roll down their...

Two-vehicle wreck shuts down interstate

A two-vehicle accident shut down Interstate 77 at the 99 mile marker near Charleston Thursday afternoon, according to a Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatcher. The wreck happened around 12:45 p.m. A patient with chest and back injuries was taken to the...

Kanawha parks board votes to keep director

The Kanawha County Board of Parks and Recreation voted 6-1 on Thursday morning to keep Jeff Hutchinson as the county parks department’s executive director.

Board member Pat Donahoe cast the only vote against keeping Hutchinson....

Signs to mark Dunloup Creek area’s history

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. – Interpretive signs are planned at four locations in Fayette County to mark the history of Dunloup Creek area.

Fayette County resource coordinator Kelly Drey tells The Register-Herald that the signs will be located in...

$200m W.Va. police shooting lawsuit dismissed

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – A federal judge has dismissed a $200 million lawsuit stemming from a fatal police shooting in West Virginia.

U.S. District Judge Gina Groh ruled Wednesday that Martinsburg police officers didn’t use excessive...

Evil Dead returns
Evil Dead returns

For musician and actor Steve Wandling, the scariest part about 2014 wasn’t getting the lead role in the Kanawha Players’ production of “Evil Dead: The Musical.”

The show, based on director Sam Raimi’s...

Kessler announces attempt to diversify Southern W.Va. economy

State Senate President Jeff Kessler announced Thursday an initiative intended to come up with proposals for revitalizing and diversifying Southern West Virginia’s economy.

Kessler, D-Marshall, announced the appointment of a task force of...

Bail reduction again denied for Hurricane man accused of killing son
Bail reduction again denied for Hurricane man accused of killing son

WINFIELD, W.Va. – A judge refused again Thursday to lower the $500,000 bail for a Hurricane man accused of killing his 5-week-old son.

Robert Jeremy Smith, 34, of Shank Avenue, is charged with death of child by a parent as a result of...

Tyler gas well fire reported out

ALMA, W.Va. -- A fire overnight at a Tyler County natural gas well is reported to be out, according to information the well owner provided to state emergency response and environmental officials.

Noble Energy Inc. said that the fire occurred at...

Woman dies after stabbing in Charleston; roommate charged with murder

A woman is dead after a stabbing on Charleston’s East End early this morning, and police have charged her roommate with murder.

Patricia Miller, 50, of Charleston, was charged with second-degree murder, police said at a news conference...

State getting $26 million in heating assistance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia is getting $26 million in federal funding to help low-income families keep warm this winter.

The funding is part of a $3 billion package nationwide being released by the government under the Low Income...

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