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DHHR workers to picket over large caseloads

OAK HILL, W.Va. – West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources employees picketing outside the agency’s Fayette County office Tuesday to raise awareness over what they call large, unmanageable caseloads.

The West Virginia...

Huntington fire ruled accidental

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Huntington’s mayor says a weekend fire in a building has been ruled accidental.

The large fire engulfed the Morris Building on Sunday. The seven-story building houses several offices, residential dwellings and...

Huntington man sentenced to 5 years in drug gang probe

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington man convicted of robbing a drug dealer at gunpoint has been sentenced to five years in federal prison.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says Kamel Auntae Burris, 31, was sentenced Monday in federal court in...

I-77 tunnel lanes to be closed for repairs

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -- Drivers may face heavy delays around the East River Tunnel on the West Virginia-Virginia state line this week, as crews repair the tunnel after a tractor-trailer caught on fire on Friday.

After a semi carrying cardboard...

Water company seeks to narrow PSC leak probe

West Virginia American Water Co. lawyers are objecting to requests for information related to January’s water crisis, in a move that consumer advocates at the state Public Service Commission say would wrongly narrow a PSC investigation of the...

Weekend tornado confirmed in West Virginia

MAXWELL, W.Va. – The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Pleasants and Ritchie counties over the weekend.

The weather service says the EF1 tornado traveled about four miles and carried winds of up to 100 mph. ...

Funerals for: July 29, 2014

Crook, Harry A. 2 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Gibson, Mary K. 1 p.m., Bancroft Church of God Mission, Bancroft.

Holmes, Kathleen Ann 11 a.m., Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Hughes, ...

Amos Russell Totten

Amos Russell Totten, 72, of Washington, W.Va., passed away Sunday evening, July 27, 2014, at Camden Clark Medical Center following a sudden illness.

Amos was born Dec. 8, 1941, son of the late John L. and Cora Graley Totten, at Wharton in Boone...

Nathan King Jr.

Nathan King Jr., 56, of Holly Grove, died July 27, 2014. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Jo Johnson

Betty Jo Pitzer Johnson, 82, of Alderson, died July 26, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Alderson Presbyterian Church, Alderson. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, and one hour prior...

Mitchell Lingenfelter

Mitchell Dale Lingenfelter, 54, of Churchville, Va., formerly of Upper Glade, died July 26, 2014. Graveside service will be noon Tuesday, July 29, at Taylor-McAvoy Cemetery, Upper Glade. Arrangements by Morris Funeral Home, Cowen.

Lillian Carroll Summers

Lillian Carroll Summers, 73, of Marmet, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at Cedar Ridge Center.

She was born Oct. 13, 1940, in Madison, to the late Howard and Ruby Adkins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy V. Summers, and...

Ruth Ann Gilliam

Ruth Ann Butler Gilliam, 76, of Oak Hill, died July 25, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

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