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Date for Plants’ trial in question

A Mercer County magistrate overseeing misdemeanor charges brought against Kanawha Prosecutor Mark Plants said Plants will get his trial but maybe not as soon as he wanted it.

Plants appeared Wednesday before visiting Magistrate Mike Flanigan,...

Authorities looking for military jet that crashed in western Virginia

DEERFIELD, Va. — An Air Force jet based in Massachusetts crashed in the mountains of western Virginia on Wednesday, shaking the ground and frightening residents, and officials said the pilot’s status was unknown.

No injuries were...

Federal appeals court says groups can sue over Blair Mountain

A coalition of labor, environmental and historic preservation organizations can sue the federal government to preserve the historic site of Blair Mountain in Logan County from mountaintop removal mining, a panel of three federal judges ruled Tuesday....

Kanawha prosecutor will go to trial -- at some point

Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants will go to trial. It’s just not clear when.

A magistrate assigned to hear the misdemeanor domestic violence charges against Plants is deciding if he will set jury trials sooner or later....

Artificial heart pioneer Dr. John C. Norman Jr. dead at 84
Artificial heart pioneer Dr. John C. Norman Jr. dead at 84

Dr. John Clavon Norman Jr., a Charleston-born, Harvard-educated cardiovascular surgeon and artificial heart pioneer, died Saturday in a Bedford, Massachusetts, acute-care facility. He was 84.

The son of Charleston architect and structural...

Foodland robbery suspects arrested in Florida

The last remaining suspects in the Kanawha City Foodland robbery and shooting were arrested in Florida late Tuesday night.

Alisyn Proctor, 19, and Telisa McCauley, 23, — who allegedly were promised money to act as getaway drivers during...

Four Riverside High School employees arrested on charges of embezzlement

Four Riverside High School employees have been arrested for stealing thousands of dollars worth of property from the school for possibly several years.

Head cook Christine Buckley, cafeteria manager Debra Stump and custodian Tommy Osborn Jr....

In wake of leak, emergency plan reviewed

While most of the emergency response to the Jan. 9 chemical leak went well, there were still some areas where changes might be made, officials said Tuesday.

About two dozen state, local and county officials from Kanawha and Putnam counties met...

Funerals for: August 27, 2014

Anderson, Charles E. 2 p.m., Cunningham

Ashworth, Arnold 1 p.m., Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Austin, Margaret P. 7:30 p.m., Broyles

Bossie, Clarence E. Jr. 9:30 a.m., Donel C. Kinnard...

Mary Etta Elliott
Mary Etta Elliott

Mary Etta Elliott was born Nov. 10, 1947 at her home in Blair to her parents, Paul Edwin Kinney Sr. and Estelle Mae McCormick Kinney. She passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at her home in Danville with family at her side.

She was preceded in...

Betty Irene Boggs

Miss Betty Irene Boggs, 84, of Spencer, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at Roane General Hospital, Spencer.

She was born July 14, 1930 in Roane County, a daughter of the late Howard R. and Grace Wilson Boggs. She was a 1948 Spencer High...

Mildred Mae Cox

Mildred Mae Cox, 94, of White Sulphur Springs, died Aug. 26, 2014. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29., at Elkins Memorial Gardens (formerly the IOOF Cemetery, Elkins. Per her request, there will be no visitation. Arrangements by Wallace ...

Mary "P-Nut" Duffield
Mary "P-Nut" Duffield

Mary "P-Nut" Delphia Duffield, 66, of Lizemores, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, following a short illness.

P-Nut was the daughter of the late Delbert and Mary H. (Swain) Elswick. She...

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