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WVU, Maryland present challenges with short turnaround

Mountaineers, Terrapins meet Sunday at 8:40 p.m. in NCAA tournament

State boys tournament boxes, awards

Class A


Magnolia (23-5)


Campbell 32 3-9 7-8 6 2 13

Boswell 31 7-19 5-7 6 3 22

Blain 31 1-4 0-2 2 2 3

Winters 30 4-7 1-1 12 0 9

Ritz 24 1-5 0-...

DOT lawsuit settlements total $2.7 million

Four sexual harassment lawsuits filed against the state Department of Transportation a year and a half ago — all involving the same high-ranking official at the department — ended up costing the state $2.7 million.

The four women...

Perfect finish gives Poca Class AA crown
Perfect finish gives Poca Class AA crown

It wasn’t enough for Poca to simply capture its first state basketball title in nearly a generation, or become the first unbeaten state champion since 1987.

No, these Dots had to add to their degree of difficulty, digging out of a...

Magnolia beats Wheeling Central 51-46 for Class A title
Magnolia beats Wheeling Central 51-46 for Class A title

Falling into an early, big hole could’ve been alarming to some teams in a state championship game.

But Magnolia had already dug out of a bigger, later deficit just two days prior.

Needless to say, the team’s confidence...

Q&A: Tomblin reflects on working with GOP Legislature

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – After West Virginia’s first Republican-led legislative session in more than eight decades, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has some decisions to make. Lawmakers sent the Democrat 261 bills in the session that ended March 14,...

W.Va. indigent burial fund runs out of money

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s indigent burial fund is broke.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that this is the third time the fund has run out of money before the end of the fiscal year.

State Department of Health ...

U.S. veterans return to Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary
U.S. veterans return to Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary

IOTO, Japan — Dozens of aging American veterans, many in their early 90s and some in wheelchairs, gathered on the tiny, barren island of Iwo Jima on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the...

Moments in Time: Sears Roebuck
Moments in Time: Sears Roebuck

The Charleston Gazette: Gov. Tomblin stands tall on veto of gun lobbyists

Hurrah for Gov. Tomblin, who stood up against the powerful gun lobby and sided with public safety. He vetoed a bizarre bill that would have let thousands of people carry hidden pistols without permits, without background checks and without safety...

Woman filed false report over missing daughter, police say

The mother of a woman reported missing in Kanawha County was charged late Friday with filing a false police report.

Goldie Evaughan Jenami, 61, contacted Kanawha Metro 911 dispatchers around 6:30 a.m. Friday and said her 29-year-old daughter,...

Funerals for: March 21, 2015

Armstrong, Zela I. 1 p.m., Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.

Bates, Norma 11 a.m., Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill.

Beasley, Travis B. Noon, Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Bishop, Jimmie A. ...

Zachari Cochran

Zachari Daniel Cochran, 37, of Harmony, N.C., previously of Webster Springs, died Tues. March 17, 2015. Friends may join the family from noon to 2 p.m. at Dodd and Reed Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held following the visitation at 2 p.m.

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