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Green Bank Telescope produces images of passing asteroid and its tiny moon
Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech
Green Bank Telescope produces images of passing asteroid and its tiny moon

Images of a 70-meter moon orbiting an asteroid measuring 300 meters across as it passed 745,000 miles from Earth were recorded earlier this week by astronomers using the Green Bank Telescope, in Pocahontas County, and NASA’s Deep Space Network...

Quilting call issued for state exhibition

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia quilters are being invited to enter an exhibition of their work in Charleston.

The invitation is from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History for a quilt exhibition at the Culture Center in...

State residents warned about tax refund email scam

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning West Virginia taxpayers to be aware of an email scam claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

Morrisey says with tax season is in full swing, scammers are...

Some residents at Arbors in city without power

Some residents of Charleston Arbors, a downtown apartment complex for the elderly and disabled, may be without power until tonight after an outage on Thursday, according to Appalachian Power.

AEP spokesman Phil Moye said the outage may take...

Dog’s best friend
Dog’s best friend

A Charleston business owner was misidentified in a story in Thursday’s Gazette. Bill Pile is the owner of F.M. Pile Hardware Co.

Sponsors see issues in history education bill

Eleven Republicans in the West Virginia House of Delegates are backing an amendment to an education law that allows school workers to face charges and potential job loss if they teach “politically correct” topics...

Man’s lawsuit asking to legally smoke pot dismissed
Man’s lawsuit asking to legally smoke pot dismissed

Kanawha drug court gives addicts a second chance
Kanawha drug court gives addicts a second chance

Chelsey Hancock quickly got swept up in the drug scene in Charleston when she started dating a new guy about two years ago.

She had done meth before, but she said she was “really bad off” when the police busted the couple with a...

Legislators debate whether to help video lottery retailers

Legislators debated Thursday whether the state has an obligation to help limited video lottery retailers who paid the state nearly $70 million for 10-year West Virginia Lottery licenses – only to learn afterward they will have to replace or...

State community college chancellor to leave position

The chancellor of the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia announced Thursday that he’ll leave his position on June 30.

Jim Skidmore, who’s led the system since its creation in 2004, has been involved in...

Fight looms in W.Va. over prevailing wage repeal

Nearly 100 people, including dozens of union workers, packed a committee room Thursday as the state Senate began an effort to repeal West Virginia’s prevailing wage law, only to see the repeal abruptly dropped from the committee agenda, pushed...

Former prison employee admits touching inmate

BECKLEY, W.Va. -- A former federal prison employee pleaded guilty in Beckley on Thursday to inappropriately touching a female inmate.

Richard Canterbury, 50, of Lewisburg, pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact involving a ward, according to...

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After CHS rape arrest, delay questioned
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Music teacher allegedly sexually assaults 5-year-old
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Blankenship lawyers want more time to look at media coverage
DEP concerned about flexibility on EPA’s power plant rules
Former employee sues state Public Defender office
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