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Ripley historic marker remembers hanging, speaks to much more
F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Sunday Gazette-Mail
Ripley historic marker remembers hanging, speaks to much more

The killings came first, then the escape and, finally, the hanging — a span of 44 days that shook Jackson County.

John F. Morgan’s December 1897 execution made the national papers. By the time the rope snapped his neck and his body...

Hundreds mourn fallen WV firefighter
Hundreds mourn fallen WV firefighter

The bagpiper’s first note strained to escape the instrument — the high-pitched squeak drowned out the muted sobs.

On the concourse in front of Riverside High School, mourners stood in two lines across from each other, forming a...

Man shot in Montgomery

A Pennsylvania man was taken to a hospital Friday after being shot in Montgomery.

According to a press release from the West Virginia State Police, Maurice Cooper, 37, received gunshot wounds to the hip and foot around 1 p.m.


Drug addiction awareness walk planned to combat stigma

Community volunteers aiming to challenge the stigma surrounding drug addiction are planning an awareness walk to be held on state Capitol grounds next week.

At the walk, to be held at 10 a.m. next Saturday, organizers with the Warriors for Hope ...

United Way’s Day of Caring seeks volunteers

The United Way of Central West Virginia is looking for teams of volunteers to help non-profits in their community for its annual Day of Caring.

And although the event is still about two months...

Four arrested after WV high-speed chase

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. — Four people were arrested after a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle that crossed county lines Friday morning.

West Virginia State Police spokesman Michael Baylous said a trooper...

South Charleston OKs road salt bid from Kansas outfit

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Barring another Ice Age, South Charleston residents should have no worries about road salt this winter after Thursday evening’s South Charleston City Council meeting.

Council members approved a bid from...

State Police say shooting couldn’t have been avoided

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia State Police say that the situation couldn’t have been avoided when police shot a man who fired a crossbow at them in Summers County on Thursday.

“The only way it could have been avoided...

Alyce Faye Bragg Column: Fourth is fireworks, picnics and fun — for the young

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — June’s blue moon shone last night although at 5 o’clock this morning, it was full and orange. Matthew called me outside to look at it, as wispy black clouds floated over the...

Church Activities: July 4, 2015

Bob Anderson, Executive Director of the South Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be speaking and taking part in the 60th Anniversary of the Grace Nazarene Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, located on 2nd Avenue in South...

Fairmont 5th-grader cooks up trip to the White House
Fairmont 5th-grader cooks up trip to the White House

Chrissy Jones, a fifth-grade teacher at West Fairmont Middle School and a Kanawha County native, said her school isn’t as healthy as it could be, but it’s getting there.

After her 10-...

Things to do Saturday, July 4, 2015


ONE FOR THE ROAD: 7 p.m. Adults $5, children $3. Jerry Run Summer Theater, W.Va. Route 20, 1.5 miles north of Holly River State Park, Cleveland, Webster County. Call 304-493-6574.

TRINITY RIVER BAND: 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, seniors $12,...

WV lawmakers support panel removing them from redistricting

The last time West Virginia had to redraw its legislative districts, it spawned five lawsuits that had to be settled by the state Supreme Court. Redrawing the state’s congressional districts three years ago spurred just one lawsuit, but that...

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