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Rand shooting victim dies; suspect charged with murder
Rand shooting victim dies; suspect charged with murder

A Rand man has been charged with murder Thursday after the victim of a Wednesday morning shooting died from the injury.

Leonard Dewayne Thomas, 44, was arraigned by Kanawha magistrate Pete Lopez on charges of second-degree murder in the shooting...

Agriculture Department schedules hearing on livestock market transfer

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) will conduct a public hearing regarding a proposed transfer of ownership of the Greenbrier Valley Livestock Market in Caldwell to Brandon Myers of Lewisburg. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 6 ...

Paul: Trade with Cuba ‘probably a good idea’

WASHINGTON – Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that starting to trade with Cuba “is probably a good idea” and that the lengthy economic embargo against the communist island “just hasn’t worked.”

Paul ...

2 NY residents face cigarette transport charges in W.Va.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Two New York residents face charges of illegally transporting cigarettes from Virginia to West Virginia.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office tells media outlets that deputies arrested Roy Brown, 54, and Donne...

Man dies after being shot with arrow in Brooke County

WELLSBURG, W.Va. – Police are investigating the death of a man who was shot with an arrow in Brooke County.

Police tell media outlets that Wesley Plants, 51, of Wellsburg was shot Thursday morning at his home.

After Plants was shot, ...

Alleged Rand shooter charged with murder after victim’s death

A man arrested for shooting another man in Rand was charged with murder on Thursday after the victim died.

Leonard Thomas, 44, was charged with malicious wounding in the ...

Marshall holding emergency meeting after Kopp’s death
Marshall holding emergency meeting after Kopp’s death

The Marshall University Board of Governors will hold an emergency meeting today at 3 p.m. to discuss the university’s presidency after the unexpected death of President...

Dixon pleads not guilty to killing informant

A Charleston man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to murder charges in the killing of a police informant -- a crime that could get him executed by the federal government.

Marlon Dewayne “Ice” Dixon, 38, is accused of killing Branda...

W.Va. education official hired, fired amid investigation in Virginia

West Virginia Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano’s first major administrative hire lasted four days on the job, after Department of Education officials learned that the office’s new executive director is being...

I-64 widening in Huntington to be completed in spring

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A widening of Interstate 64 in Huntington to six lanes will be completed next spring.

The $18 million project included replacing an overpass and widening about 4 miles of the interstate in both directions from the 29th ...

State professor of the year award finalists named

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Five finalists have been named for the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia’s Professor of the Year award.

Officials say the finalists will be honored at a reception in Charleston in March, where the winner ...

Tomblin won’t declare day after Christmas a holiday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A spokesman for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says the governor has no plans to officially declare a state holiday for the Friday after Christmas.

Christmas falls on a Thursday this year. Tomblin spokesman Chris Stadelman...

Two arrested in fatal stabbing of Morgantown woman

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Police say two people have been charged in the fatal stabbing of a Morgantown woman at her apartment.

Morgantown police said in a news release that 41-year-old Leslie Fields was stabbed multiple times and beaten...

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