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City to purchase Middle East Mart at transit mall
City to purchase Middle East Mart at transit mall

As part of its overall plan to improve Slack Plaza, the city of Charleston plans to purchase the nearby Middle East Mart by Aug. 1 under a bill introduced in a city council meeting Monday night.

If approved, the city will pay $85,456 for the...

One lane of U.S. 60 open near Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, W.Va. -- One lane of U.S. 60 in Cedar Grove has reopened in the area of a rock slide that happened April 18.

The roadway was briefly completely shut down at about 8 p.m. Monday, according to a Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatcher....

Charleston Council has questions about MCHM dumping

Some members of Charleston City Council have questions about a potential deal to dump about 800 tons of MCHM-contaminated soil in the city landfill.

In a conversation during Monday night’s City Council Finance Committee meeting, Mayor...

Pedestrian struck, killed in South Charleston

A pedestrian was struck and killed on Maccorkle Avenue in South Charleston, according to a dispatcher with Kanawha County Metro 911.

The accident happened around 9 p.m. Monday at the corner of Maccorkle and Park Avenue.

Westbound lanes...

Dunbar votes to keep running Shawnee Park

At its regular meeting Monday, Dunbar City Council voted to continue running Shawnee Park, according to the mayor.

Mayor Terry Greenlee said council members Dana Hayes and Doug Fleshman had wanted to let the county take over the park. Council...

St. Albans passes parades, road races ordinance

St. Albans City Council unanimously passed Monday evening an ordinance that enacts new regulations, notifications and fees for parades, road races, road closures and assemblies.

While critics dislike the new fees involved, proponents of the...

Putnam school board revises 2014-2015 budget

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- Putnam County Schools has spent roughly $131 million during the 2014-2015 school year.

On Monday night, the Putnam County Board of Education dealt with a laundry list of normal business activities, including the revision of...

City native stepping down as Cisco CEO
City native stepping down as Cisco CEO

SAN FRANCISCO — Veteran tech executive John Chambers plans to step down after more than 20 years as CEO of Cisco Systems Inc., a major supplier of computer networking gear that makes the Internet work....

Raleigh, Harrison students receive national honor

An aspiring doctor in Raleigh County and a Harrison County athlete working to improve the state’s response to sports-related concussions have been named among the 141 U.S. Presidential Scholars this year.

Each year, the White House...

Tax reform panel urged to move with caution
Tax reform panel urged to move with caution

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Administration officials Monday urged a legislative Select Committee on Tax Reform to act cautiously and deliberatively in revamping a tax system they said is competitive with surrounding states and national averages....

Body found in river may be missing Kanawha woman

Police are investigating whether a body found along the Ohio River Saturday could be a missing Kanawha County woman.

Capt. Greg Young of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office said the body was found stuck in a tree along the river on...

Prescription medication stolen from Nicholas County pharmacy

CRAIGSVILLE, W.Va. -- Police say numerous prescription medications were stolen from a Nicholas County pharmacy Monday.

The suspect entered through the roof of the Hometown Pharmacy in Craigsville during the early morning hours Monday, according...

DEP blasts Freedom cleanup proposal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia regulators on Monday harshly criticized a new liquidation plan submitted by Freedom Industries, saying the proposal wrongly seeks to...

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