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UC eliminating full-time MBA degree, may expand online offering

The University of Charleston will stop offering regular daytime master’s of business administration classes to students next year, but may expand its evening and online MBA offerings, according to a dean.

Scott Bellamy of the School of...

UC eliminating full-time MBA degree, may expand online offering

The University of Charleston will stop offering regular daytime master’s of business administration classes to students next year, but may expand its evening and online MBA offerings, according to a dean.

Scott Bellamy of the School of...

Grand Prix thief breaks glass with vehicle, steals ATM
Grand Prix thief breaks glass with vehicle, steals ATM

Someone broke into Southridge Grand Prix by smashing through the glass front windows with an off-road vehicle on Monday morning, then made off with an ATM, according to police.

Sgt. Tony Hazelett of the Charleston Police Department said police...

New state fire marshal to emphasize education
New state fire marshal to emphasize education

West Virginia’s next state fire marshal plans to prioritize fire education once he starts his new position on Jan. 1.

Kenneth Tyree, of St. Albans, was chosen by the West Virginia Fire Commission at a Monday meeting. Tyree will retire...

Blankenship travel request denied by federal judge
Blankenship travel request denied by federal judge

A federal judge on Monday denied a request that former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship be allowed to “travel home for the holidays” as a condition of his bond.

U.S. District Judge Irene Berger denied the request made by...

Homeless for the holidays: Families try to celebrate
Homeless for the holidays: Families try to celebrate

“Home for the holidays” is a constant theme of Christmas music and the holiday season.

But what if your family doesn’t have a home?

Homelessness, of course, doesn’t take a break for the holidays — and...

Mingo man found dead in suspected murder

TAYLORVILLE, W.Va. -- State Police were searching Monday for a red Ford Ranger pickup truck after an elderly Mingo County man was found dead in his home.

Police were investigating the death of Roland Stafford as a murder, according to a Logan...

Boil-water advisories: Dec. 23, 2014

The Raleigh County Public Service Department has issued a boil-water advisory for customers on Dry Creek Hollow, including Sturgeon Branch. Customers in those areas should boil their water for at least one full minute prior to use until further notice....

Golden time Holiday message

In this season of kindness, we often reprint a universal message that has been voiced by all the world’s major religions and many philosophers. Christendom calls it the Golden Rule. Here, in historical sequence, is the age-old...

Holiday Cocktails Made in W.Va.: ’Tis the seasonal
Holiday Cocktails Made in W.Va.: ’Tis the seasonal

This is the third in a series on holiday cocktails made with local ingredients.

By Bill Lynch

Staff writer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Despite the overwhelming variety of possible alcohol-related combinations, not everyone wants...

Innerviews: Super Santa reflects on a colorful life beyond Christmas
Innerviews: Super Santa reflects on a colorful life beyond Christmas

Believe it or not, Santa Claus does have a life beyond Clausing.

When he isn’t making lists and checking them twice, overseeing the elves, oiling sled runners and making the rounds at holiday parties, he substitute-teaches and sings in a ...

Dunbar man admits selling heroin

A Dunbar man pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to possession with intent to distribute heroin.

William Leon Sales, 37, had more than 75 grams of heroin and more than $4,000 in cash at his home on July 16, according to a news release from U....

Bouncer wounded in Putnam bar fight

ROCK BRANCH, W.Va. – A bouncer at a Rock Branch bar was wounded on Saturday after attempting to take a knife away from a bar patron, according to police.

State Police arrested Robert Eugene Simmons, 39, of Dunbar after an alleged...

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