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Charleston native, others volunteer to take Saudi blogger’s lashes

A Charleston native is among seven people who have volunteered to take part of the punishment for a Saudi blogger charged with renouncing his faith and degrading some of his country’s clerics and religious leaders.

Robert P. George,...

Charleston native, others volunteer to take Saudi blogger’s lashes

A Charleston native is among seven people who have volunteered to take part of the punishment for a Saudi blogger charged with renouncing his faith and degrading some of his country’s clerics and religious leaders.

Robert P. George,...

Most in U.S. see gasoline fall below $2 a gallon

NEW YORK — At some point this will end, perhaps even soon. The price of gasoline will not fall to zero.

However, for the first time since 2009, most Americans are paying less than $2 a gallon. Just three...

Chemical safety advocates want accident prevention plan enacted

Henry Clark remembers growing up in the shadow of the huge Chevron refinery in Richmond, California. Leaks, fires and all manner of incidents were a common part of life.

“The air would be so foul that I had to grab my nose and go back...

TSA: More guns found at W.Va. airports in 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Transportation Security Administration is reporting an increase in the number of firearms that were discovered by TSA officers at checkpoints at West Virginia airports.

In 2014, the TSA says, six firearms were...

Campaign to encourage tolerance takes off after business targeted by racist graffiti
Campaign to encourage tolerance takes off after business targeted by racist graffiti

Two weeks after Blair Campbell found a racist message spray-painted 6 feet high onto the side of her business, the alleged vandal has been arrested, and more than $3,500 has been donated to the “We Are One” campaign her supporters...

Power line construction to begin in Kanawha State Forest

Appalachian Power workers are about to start replacing transmission lines passing through Kanawha State Forest.

Power company officials say the upgrades will mean fewer towers and less disturbance to the forest once work is completed in 2017....

Heating work done, W.Va. inmates return to their jail

AUGUSTA, W.Va. – Some 200 inmates are back at the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail following repairs to the jail’s heating system.

The West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority relocated the inmates to other...

Church activities: Jan. 24, 2015

Riverlawn Presbyterian Church, Pennsylvania Avenue, St. Albans, will sponsor a “Bulk Up Your Backpack” program for St. Albans Community School Kids from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Free school supplies will be given away...

McDowell man convicted in shotgun slaying

WELCH, W.Va. — A 55-year-old McDowell County man has been convicted in the shooting death of another man.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported that a jury on Thursday found Wesley Owen Payne, of War,...

Man killed, woman wounded in Rand shootings
Man killed, woman wounded in Rand shootings

A man was killed and a woman was shot early Friday morning in Rand, and police are still looking for whomever shot them.

Several calls were made to Kanawha County Metro 911 following shots fired and a car crash on Starling Drive around 5:15 a.m. ...

Bulletin Board: Jan. 24, 2015

Sorority meeting

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority TorchBearer Epsilon Chapter will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Hostess will be Dottie Alderman. Phyllis Stinnett will present the program. For location and questions, call Janet Durbin, 304-722-3197....

Jenkins opens Beckley office, plans more

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Third Congressional District Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., has opened a new office in Beckley.

The office, at 223 Prince St., will be managed by Kim McMillion, who managed former Rep. Nick Rahall’s Beckley office...

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