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Tractor-trailer rolls over on Oakwood Road

Emergency crews are on the scene of a tractor-trailer rollover on Corridor G in Charleston.

The tractor-trailer rolled over about 11:15 a.m. on the Oakwood Road entrance ramp to Interstate 64, near where the ramp splits to head east or west,...

Tractor-trailer rolls over on Oakwood Road

Emergency crews are on the scene of a tractor-trailer rollover on Corridor G in Charleston.

The tractor-trailer rolled over about 11:15 a.m. on the Oakwood Road entrance ramp to Interstate 64, near where the ramp splits to head east or west,...

Sinkhole opens at West Side intersection
Sinkhole opens at West Side intersection

Solar co-ops sprouting up across West Virginia, including Charleston
Solar co-ops sprouting up across West Virginia, including Charleston

Thom Worlledge was 17 when he attended the World’s Fair in Spokane, Washington where he grew up. There was a solar hot water heater in the Australian pavilion that changed his outlook on renewable energy.

“I stuck my hand in the...

Raleigh County man accused of murder

PROSPERITY, W.Va. -- A Raleigh County man is in jail this morning, accused of murder.

According to a press release from the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department, deputies went to the Cranberry Drive area in Prosperity on Sunday to...

State students to learn about leadership at conference

WESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia college students will learn about leadership during a conference this week at Jackson’s Mill.

The annual West Virginia Student Leadership Conference begins today and runs through Wednesday. More than...

State agency to participate in national family aid academy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia will participate in a national policy academy aimed at improving a program that assists needy families.

Department of Health and Human Resources commissioner Nancy Exline says West Virginia is one of...

Cabell on track for record number of heroin deaths

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Cabell County has recorded 30 heroin overdose deaths this year, putting it on track to top a record 34 deaths reported in 2013 and 2014.

The Herald-Dispatch reports that the county’s heroin OD fatality rate is...

Statehouse Beat: Cash-strapped counties can’t absorb another tax cut
Statehouse Beat: Cash-strapped counties can’t absorb another tax cut

Although today marks only the second major meeting of the legislative Select Committee on Fair Taxation, many observers believe that among the taxes subject to the committee’s slashing will be personal property taxes on business inventory and...

Former mayor wants return to kinder, gentler South Charleston
Former mayor wants return to kinder, gentler South Charleston

When former South Charleston Mayor Richie Robb left after eight terms and 32 years in office, he didn’t expect he’d ever run for mayor again.

“I thought, what more was there to do?” said Robb, 69, from the shaded...

Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah healthy, tired after Preakness win
Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah healthy, tired after Preakness win

BALTIMORE — American Pharoah wins on dry tracks, wet tracks, any tracks.

He’s won from the rail and he’s won from an outside post, and now, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will attempt...

Funerals for: May 18, 2015

Coleman, Della Mae 2 p.m., Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Lorea, Johnny 11 a.m., Anthony's Shrine Catholic Church, Boomer.

Luoni, Evelyn 11 a.m., Christ Church United Methodist, Charleston....

Elizabeth Simpkins

Elizabeth Simpkins, 92, of Branchland, died May 16, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the funeral home.

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