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Marshall football player charged with battery for attack on gay couple
Marshall football player charged with battery for attack on gay couple

Criminal complaint states Steward Butler struck two men in the face with a closed fist after he saw them kissing

Marshall football player suspended for allegedly beating two gay men
Marshall football player suspended for allegedly beating two gay men

Marshall University running back Steward Butler has been suspended from the football team, following his arrest this morning for allegedly beating two gay men in April.

Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick said Butler is suspended indefinitely as...

Bulletin Board: May 7, 2015

Library meeting canceled

The Kanawha County Public Library Board of Directors Finance Committee meeting scheduled at 4 p.m. Thursday has been canceled. The Finance Committee will hold a joint meeting with the Personnel Committee on May 19 at...

Marion Jenkins Brown
Marion Jenkins Brown

Marion Jenkins Brown, "Mickey," 91, of St. Albans, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015.

She was born March 23, 1924 in McDowell County. Marion was the youngest of four children to the union of Adam and Willie Jenkins Thompson.

She was...

Freedom will seek more money for cleanup

Freedom Industries officials said Wednesday that they are willing to amend their bankruptcy plan to steer more money toward additional cleanup measures at the company’s Etowah Terminal -- assuming the state Department of Environmental...

Gun rights group still pushing for repeal of Coonskin Park gun ban

A statewide gun rights advocacy group is still pushing to repeal a gun ban at Coonskin Park.

On Monday, county officials got a letter from Ian Masters, a lawyer for the West Virginia Citizens Defense League, requesting that the county Parks and...

Boil-water advisories

Beckley Water Company has issued a boil-water advisory for Gray Road and Elgin Avenue, including all side streets, following a water main break. They have also issued a boil-water advisory for Hickory Drive off Harper Road, including all side streets...

Hazelton inmate charged with stabbing another prisoner

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – An inmate at the U.S. Penitentiary Hazelton faces charges of stabbing another inmate with a handmade weapon.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II says a federal grand jury in Clarksburg indicted Deonte Spicer, 28, on...

Blankenship seeks another trip to Las Vegas

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship wants to take another trip to Las Vegas.

Lawyers for Blankenship on Wednesday filed a request for federal court approval to “travel home to Nevada during the Memorial Day holiday.” They said ...

North Charleston man shoots himself in hand

A Charleston man shot himself in the hand early Wednesday morning.

Police were called to the 3100 block of Fourth Avenue in North Charleston around 9:30 a.m. for a reported shooting, according to Kanawha Metro 911 dispatchers.

When...

Grave Creek Mound to host free activities

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. – Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville is inviting the public to visit the museum for a month of free family activities.

On Saturday, Grave Creek will present “Saturday Stories” with...

Christopher J. Regan: The Republican plan to raise your taxes
Christopher J. Regan: The Republican plan to raise your taxes

The saying in poker is that if you can’t spot the sucker in your first 30 minutes at the table, then you are the sucker. Well, a big-money game has come together in West Virginia, and some rich gamblers are looking for a piece of the...

Evelyn Rhodes Smith: A grateful remembrance of Melvin P. Ogrin, 1923-2015

When I opened the paper to the obituary page this morning, I read that Melvin P. Ogrin had died on April 29. He lived to the ripe old age of 92, and he will be missed by those who have been fortunate enough to know him.

I’ll soon...

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