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Ex-Westover cop denies helping Mon shooter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A police officer being investigated for allegedly aiding Jody Hunt, who killed four people in Monongalia County last month, says he did run two license plates that may have belonged to Hunt’s victims in November, but...

Kanawha County pushing space heater safety

Kanawha County emergency officials are urging residents to be extra careful with space heaters during this week’s cold snap.

An incoming cold front is expected to send temperatures dropping as low as the single digits in West Virginia by...

Information sought in Hurricane vehicle break-ins

HURRICANE, W.Va. -- The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is looking for information about two reported vehicle break-ins in Hurricane on Friday night.

The break-ins were reported on Hurricane’s Lower Overlook Drive and...

Bulletin Board: Jan. 6, 2015

Climate lobby

Citizens’ Climate Lobby invites the public to call toll-free at 8 p.m. Wednesday to learn about global warming and see what can be politically done to help stabilize the planet. Then join local CCL members at noon on...

Kanawha prosecutor to limit vacation carryover

Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Charles Miller is implementing a “use it or lose it” policy for vacation time after finding out the county will have to pay six employees who are leaving the office about $85,000 for unused leave....

Gas prices, warm weather increase Turnpike travel

Low gas prices and comparatively mild weather bought out more holiday travelers on the West Virginia Turnpike, state Parkways Authority General Manager Greg Barr said Monday.

During the 10-day Christmas travel period, from Dec. 19 through Dec....

Schools, DHHR partner to fight serious flu season
Schools, DHHR partner to fight serious flu season

With West Virginia health officials predicting a tougher-than-normal influenza season, the state departments of Education and Health and Human Resources are partnering to fight the ...

Lyons gets his dream come true, named WVU athletic director

Shane Lyons is West Virginia University’s new athletic director.

The university made the official announcement this morning that Lyons, a Parkersburg native who is currently the deputy athletic director at Alabama, will replace Oliver...

Shooting victim would ‘do anything for anybody,’ mother says
Shooting victim would ‘do anything for anybody,’ mother says

Debbie Skidmore says both of her children died last week.

She doesn’t want to talk about her son, Glenn. She’d rather talk about her daughter, Michelle, who police say was shot and killed by her brother a week ago. And she wants to ...

Thomas Hospital offers dance class for patients, public
Thomas Hospital offers dance class for patients, public

Alicia Elam is now accepting walk-ins.

Elam, a local dance instructor with 17 years of experience, has partnered with Thomas Hospital to create an on-campus dance class for employees and the public. A six-week series of classes, which will focus ...

Sixty-nine state teachers achieve national certification

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – More than 800 West Virginia teachers are now certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

The state Department of Education says 69 teachers received National Board Certification for the 2014-...

State airport’s passenger traffic more than doubles

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Passenger traffic at North Central West Virginia Airport is up more than 106 percent compared to 2013.

Preliminary figures show the airport recorded 22,765 passengers in 2014, compared to 11,021 in the previous year....

Brooke prosecutor says string of murder cases unprecedented

WELLSBURG, W.Va. – Brooke County’s prosecutor says a recent string of murder cases is unprecedented in the county.

Prosecutor Joseph Barki says there had been two murder cases in the county in the past 13 years. Now, his office is...

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