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Statehouse Beat: Lottery Commission juggling ‘faux fraternal’ investigations
Statehouse Beat: Lottery Commission juggling ‘faux fraternal’ investigations

Given that the Lottery Commission has the unenviable task of both promoting and regulating state-sanctioned gambling, the pending resolution of the faux fraternals saga is going about as well as could be expected.

Of the nine faux fraternals...

Plants temporarily loses right to visit kids
Plants temporarily loses right to visit kids

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants’ visitation rights with his two sons have been temporarily taken away again by a family court judge because Plants decided to go to trial on two misdemeanor charges...

Beckley man pleads guilty in 2013 Kareem Hunter slaying

Deveron Patterson cried while telling a judge about killing Kareem Hunter last year.

“We beat up Kareem . . . duct-taped him, put him in the trunk and carried him up to Beckley,”...

Ice bucket challenge is cold for teacher (photo)
Ice bucket challenge is cold for teacher (photo)

Church activities: Aug. 30, 2014

Alta Church of God, Alta, will have its Homecoming services on Sept. 14 at the church. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. and dinner will be served at noon. The afternoon service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Jason and Michelle Bodkins and others will sing....

Sexual assault reported on campus of Marshall University

The sexual assault reportedly took place on Aug. 20 in Twin Towers East, a campus residence hall, according to Marshall University spokesman David Wellman.

Both the alleged perpetrator and victim are Marshall students.

Wellman said he...

Police find marijuana plants in Fayette home

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Fayette County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man after finding 26 large marijuana plants worth about $65,000 in his home.

Herbert Wayne Bowyer, 62, of Lavista, turned...

Gathering for retiring judge Zakaib
Gathering for retiring judge Zakaib

Alyce Faye Bragg column: The ghost of school years past

Charleston, W.Va. — The last of August’s hot and hazy days melt away into summer past, bringing in September and a new school term. If you listen closely, you can hear the clear ringing of the hand-held ...

Things to do Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Music

BETH AND ALASHA: 7 p.m. Free. Classical Gypsy jazz. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E. Call 304-346-2871.

CHRIS HALE AND COMPANY: 9 p.m. Free. Bruno’s, 222 Leon Sullivan Way. Call 304-720-7295.

MARK CHAPMAN: 7 p.m....

FlipSide seeking teen writers
FlipSide seeking teen writers

FlipSide is looking for correspondents, so if you’re 12 to 19 years old and like to write, take photos and/or create illustrations, here’s your chance to show your stuff — and get paid for it!

Send an email to...

Freedom eyes DEP’s voluntary cleanup program

Freedom Industries is considering trying to enter West Virginia’s voluntary industrial site remediation program to help ease the cleanup of its Elk River facility, where a chemical leak in January contaminated the drinking-water supply for...

Local artist hopes project builds community
Local artist hopes project builds community

The idea started with two bottles. One filled with Gatorade, the other filled with water.

“The lightbulb went off,” artist Wes Eary said, after he put the water bottle through a chain link fence outside his Bigley Avenue studio....

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