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Teens escorted from fair for fight

Several teens were escorted out of the Putnam County Fair in Eleanor this weekend after a brawl broke out.

Putnam Sheriff Steve Deweese said deputies working the fair Saturday night were called up to the center of the fairgrounds after a large...

Police looking for man connected to West Side slaying

Charleston Police have identified a person of interest connected to a body found Saturday morning on Charleston’s West Side that is being investigated as a homicide.

Police are seeking Marlon “Ice” Dixon, 37, on a warrant...

Poca mayoral race town’s only contested election

The race for mayor of Poca will be the town’s only contested election Nov. 4.

Only one person, incumbent Carroll Westfall, applied to run for town recorder by the June 30 deadline, and only four people applied to run for the five-member...

Pigs, goats and mechanical bulls at the Putnam County Fair
Pigs, goats and mechanical bulls at the Putnam County Fair

The Putnam County Fair started Saturday and runs for 1 week

Trial set for W.Va. inmate charged with escape

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A September trial is set for an inmate charged with escaping from a federal prison in Morgantown.

Eugene Cobbs was arrested in Mexico last month. He is charged with escaping from FCI Morgantown on April 10, 2013....

Rider dies in Kanawha County motorcycle crash

A man died in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash in Kanawha County Saturday evening, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office said.

Robert Payne, 52, of Barboursville, was travelling west on Route 60, near Hughes Creek, when his Harley Davidson ...

Elkins: a tiny town with Branson-sized dreams
Elkins: a tiny town with Branson-sized dreams

Popular tourist destinations dot the West Virginia countryside, from skiing in the winter to white water rafting and zip lining in the summer, not to mention outdoor camping, ATV trails and a host of activities designed to be “wild and...

Funerals for: July 13, 2014

Carter, Patsy R. Noon, Davin Baptist Church, Davin.

Halstead, Frank J. 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Hill, Frances 4 p.m., St. Marks United Methodist Church, Charleston.

Hill, Frances ...

Shirley June Lilly

Shirley June Lilly, 67, of Highland, Ill., died July 6, 2014. Kassly Mortuary of Fairview Heights, Illinois arranged cremation and a memorial service will be held in Hinton.

Ronald C. Hamm

Ronald Carl Hamm, 55, of East Bank, died July11, 2014. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery is in charge of arrangements.

George N. Sheaves

George Nathan Sheaves, 80, of Lookout, died July 12, 2014. Service will be 7 p.m. Monday, July 14 at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted with visitation one hour prior.

Elizabeth J. Lamm

Elizabeth "Ann" Joan Moore Lamm, 70, of South Charleston, died July 11, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Loman P. Jones

Loman Paul Jones, 86, of Point Pleasant, died July 12, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant with visitation three hours prior.

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