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John Adams Middle student misses cut by one point at National Spelling Bee
John Adams Middle student misses cut by one point at National Spelling Bee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite correctly spelling “parfait” and “mamushi,” Varun Kukkillaya for the second year in a row came one point short of advancing to the Scripps National Spelling Bee semifinal round.

While...

Police search for suspects in WV mall garage shooting
Police search for suspects in WV mall garage shooting

A man was shot Wednesday afternoon in a parking garage at the Charleston Town Center Mall, and police were looking for three suspects.

Witnesses saw the men flee the scene after Tevon Spencer, 22, was shot at multiple times in the parking garage ...

2 companies tie as low bidders on WV Capitol Complex renovation
2 companies tie as low bidders on WV Capitol Complex renovation

A nearly eight-year saga for plans to renovate Capitol Complex Building 3 reached a new milestone Wednesday when bid openings for a scaled-back design to renovate the historic West Virginia office building ended in a tie for low bid.

Paramount...

Community college official seeking raise administrator offered him

A Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College administrator is trying to get the total $15,000 raise college President Joanne Jaeger Tomblin said he was due before his position changed.

Darrell Taylor, the school’s director of ...

WV in ‘preliminary discussions’ on possible ACA court ruling

Sometime next month, probably on the last possible day, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide if about 7.5 million Americans, including about 29,000 West Virginians, will lose the federal subsidies they receive to buy health insurance through the...

State softball tournament: Musselman, Ritchie County survive early scares

VIENNA — A couple of contenders had close calls in Wednesday’s opening round of the high school state softball tournament at Jackson Park.

Musselman’s quest for its first Class AAA state...

Water company delays repairs, retracts request to limit water use
Water company delays repairs, retracts request to limit water use

West Virginia American Water has retracted a request it issued Wednesday morning asking its customers in the Kanawha Valley “to limit non-essential water use from noon Thursday to noon Friday.” The repairs to the water transmission main...

State softball tournament: Hurricane, Sissonville, Buffalo open with victories

VIENNA — The Kanawha Valley went 3 for 4 in the Wednesday’s opening round of the high school state softball tournament at Jackson Park.

Buffalo was right on track in its quest for a fifth straight Class ...

Boil-water advisories

West Virginia American Water has issued a boil-water advisory for about 300 customers in the London and Hugheston areas of its Montgomery system.

The Raleigh County Public Service District has issued a boil-water advisory for customers...

AARP West Virginia seeks nominations for community service awards

AARP West Virginia is seeking nominations for its 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors West Virginians age 50 and over who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.

The AARP...

Drilling cutbacks drag down job growth in oil patch

WASHINGTON — Hammered by cheaper oil, drilling firms have laid off workers and dragged job growth lower in states from Texas to North Dakota.

In Oklahoma, mining and logging jobs, which mostly include oil and ...

Woman sentenced for her role in Magic Island slaying
Woman sentenced for her role in Magic Island slaying

A woman who admitted she tried to mislead police after a man was killed near Magic Island last summer was sentenced to the maximum amount of jail time Wednesday.

Erica Lynn Cogar, 22, of Charleston, pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to...

Huntington council restricts locations of gun businesses

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington City Council has placed restrictions on where businesses that sell, manufacture or repair guns can open in the city.

A new ordinance bans firearms businesses from opening in neighborhood commercial districts....

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