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Meadowns leads Power to win
Meadowns leads Power to win

By Tommy R. Atkinson

Staff writer

Austin Meadows is feeling pretty good these days.

The highly touted 19-year-old belted a solo home run and drove in two more runs with a single to lead the West Virginia Power past the Hagerstown...

Judge denies request to dismiss lawsuit against landfill

A federal judge Wednesday denied a request by the Hurricane landfill that accepted 228 tons of MCHM-contaminated wastewater mixed with sawdust that a lawsuit against it be dismissed.

Chief Judge Robert C. Chambers’ decision ends an...

Nurse tells jury that Kanawha Family Court Judge Snyder’s behavior frightened her
Nurse tells jury that Kanawha Family Court Judge Snyder’s behavior frightened her

A nurse testified Wednesday that she was scared when Kanawha Family Court Judge Mark Snyder grabbed her arm and yelled at her in the hallway at CAMC General Hospital last year.

Snyder’s attorney told jurors, however, that the judge...

Closing weekend for ‘The Wedding Singer’
Closing weekend for ‘The Wedding Singer’

Audiences have three more chances to see the Charleston Light Opera Guild’s production of “The Wedding Singer,” which Gazette reviewer Autumn D.F. Hopkins called “lighthearted and riotously entertaining.” Based on...

Reconnecting McDowell to build teacher housing

Long-vacant buildings in Welch will be demolished and replaced with new housing for teachers, under a plan approved Wednesday by the Reconnecting McDowell board of directors.

The board voted to raze the Best Furniture and Katzen buildings in...

Sail into Clay Center for pirate fun Saturday
Sail into Clay Center for pirate fun Saturday

Sail into the Clay Center from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday for some swashbuckling fun at a pirate-themed family fun day. Children can hunt for buccaneer booty, learn to talk like a pirate and see a pirate science show. The first 200 children to attend...

State GOP changes course, cancels fundraiser headlined by admitted felon
State GOP changes course, cancels fundraiser headlined by admitted felon

Hours after announcing Wednesday that their annual fall fundraiser would be headlined by a prominent conservative author and filmmaker who awaits sentencing on a federal felony, West Virginia Republican Party officials changed course and canceled the...

Planning commission passes demolition bill

The Municipal Planning Commission unanimously approved Wednesday a bill that would allow demolition to be delayed for properties in Charleston with a historic designation. The bill, which originated with the Strong Neighborhoods Task Force, outlines...

W.Va. wants $1.8 million from Freedom bankruptcy

West Virginia government agencies have filed a nearly $1.8 million claim in the bankruptcy of Freedom Industries, seeking repayment of money they spent responding to Freedom’s January chemical leak, which contaminated the drinking water for 300,...

Airgas denies creating unsafe conditions for Putnam workers hurt in explosion

Airgas USA and the plant manager at its now-shuttered Putnam County facility are denying allegations by two former workers suing the company over injuries they received in an explosion last May.

William Lee Parrigan, of Winfield, was first to...

Corn at the Capitol (photos)
Corn at the Capitol (photos)

Highway commission to release final report

Nearly two years since its creation by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, and nearly a year after it issued recommendations for funding state roads, the final report of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways has yet to be issued -- although it...

Son of Supreme Court justice arrested after allegedly beating sister

The son of Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman allegedly beat his sister and left her bleeding in a Kanawha City ditch late Tuesday.

Edward E. Gardner, 27, of Quarry Creek in Charleston, is charged with malicious wounding for allegedly...

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