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Kentucky high court suspends Charleston lawyer after charges

A West Virginia attorney charged with attempted murder has been indefinitely suspended from practicing law in Kentucky.

The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday ordered Mark A. Bramble of Charleston barred from acting as an attorney while criminal...

Teenager’s sentence stands in West Side shooting case

The teenager who drove the getaway car in the gang-style shooting of Tymel McKinney earlier this year will spend six years in jail, a Kanawha County circuit judge reaffirmed Thursday morning.

Naquil Sayles was 17 at the time of the shooting. He...

DEA change means no refills on much-abused painkillers

Frequently abused painkillers like Vicodin and Lortab will soon be harder to come by, after the federal Drug Enforcement Agency moved to tighten restrictions on such drugs on Thursday.

The DEA ...

State agency gets $560K in mine safety funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia is receiving more than $560,000 in health and safety training grants from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration.

The funding is part of $8.3 million in grants for 47...

Bank robbery reported in Ripley

RIPLEY -- Police are on the scene of a bank robbery in Ripley.

A Jackson County 911 dispatcher confirmed that the Premier Bank on South Church Street was robbed about 11:30 a.m. Ripley police, Jackson County sheriff’s deputies and West...

Flags lowered in honor of former W.Va. lawmaker

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia and U.S. flags on Capitol grounds in Charleston and all state-owned facilities in Wayne County are at half-staff in honor of former state Sen. Mack Clarkson Jarrell.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered the...

From ‘Africa’ to Charleston: Toto at Clay Center Sunday
From ‘Africa’ to Charleston: Toto at Clay Center Sunday

It used to be one of the crown jewels of rock ‘n’ roll: getting your band’s picture on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. 

Dr. Hook famously rhapsodized about the mind-blowing pleasure it would bring — and...

Kanawha County ‘Trick or Treat’ scheduled

Staff reports

The Kanawha County Commission has set “trick or treat” hours for unincorporated areas of the county.

Trick or treat will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. Cities and towns will set their own hours.

Water company presses for secrecy in PSC spill investigation

Attorneys for West Virginia American Water Company are insisting that the state Public Service Commission not force them to release any documents that explain what sort of planning the company did to prepare for potential contamination of its Elk...

Sissonville Elementary to dismiss students early today

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Sissonville Elementary will be dismissing students at 9:15 a.m. this morning because of a lack of water, according to a message from Kanawha County Schools.

Community notes: Aug. 20, 2014
Community notes: Aug. 20, 2014

West Virginia movie premiere

“Moving Mountains,” filmed in West Virginia during the summer of 2012 and starring Theresa Russell, will premiere in West Virginia on Thursday at the West Virginia State University Capitol Center in...

U.S. grants to aid crime-fighting efforts in state

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Two groups in West Virginia will receive $1.4 million from the U.S. Justice Department for crime-fighting efforts.

The state Division of Justice and Community Services will use $1.3 million toward efforts to combat...

W.Va. state Sen. John Unger to lead 3rd church

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. – Eastern Panhandle state lawmaker John Unger is adding to his responsibilities as a church minister.

Unger is already the pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church and Bolivar United Methodist Church, both in...

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