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More than 130 dogs seized from home in Jackson County
More than 130 dogs seized from home in Jackson County

SANDYVILLE — About 135 dogs were seized from a home in Jackson County on Wednesday.

The dogs, mostly small breeds including shih tzus, pugs, pomeranians and yorkies, were living in a woman’s home in Sandyville, according to a...

DEP lays out long-term chemical tank safety plans
DEP lays out long-term chemical tank safety plans

As chemical tank owners across West Virginia scrambled to meet Wednesday’s deadline to register with state regulators, Department of Environmental Protection officials hosted an unusual daylong session to explain their long-term plan for...

Body found in August had traumatic brain injury

A man whose remains were found near Clendenin in August had suffered a traumatic brain injury in recent years, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday in a release.

The remains were found along the bank of a creek beneath Reamer ...

Trans Energy pleads guilty to pollution violations

A St. Marys-based oil and gas company pleaded guilty Wednesday to three federal pollution charges, admitting in court that it dumped materials for its drilling operations into West...

Readers Voice: Oct. 2, 2014

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We who are of Syrian/Lebanese descent in Charleston and throughout West Virginia are indebted to the American...

UC frosh seek fresh ideas in the autumn air (photo)
UC frosh seek fresh ideas in the autumn air (photo)

Streets to close for Rod Run Doo Wop

Streets and bridges in Charleston will be affected by this weekend’s 2014 Rod Run and Doo Wop.

Kanawha Boulevard will be restricted beginning Wednesday night between Leon Sullivan Way and Ohio Avenue on the West Side. One westbound lane...

Gary Zuckett: Let’s stop millionaire money in politics while we still can

For those who weren’t quite convinced of money’s corrupting influence on our elections and policymaking, leaked tapes of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell addressing a Koch Brothers conference full of millionaire and...

Editorial: The widening gap

This state’s gulf between the privileged elite and average families is becoming more painful, according to the annual “State of Working West Virginia” report from the Center on Budget and Policy.

Between 1979 and 2011, it...

Janet Keating: ‘Hearing’ on Kanawha State Forest deaf to important testimony

By Janet Keating

Feeling both alarm and anger, I watched the state Surface Mine Board’s live-streamed hearing of the Kanawha Forest Coalition’s challenge of the KD#2 surface mine permit. The West Virginia Department of...

Kanawha County must reprint 55,000 Nov. ballots

Kanawha County election officials will have to reprint 55,000 ballots for the Nov. 4 general election following a West Virginia Supreme Court decision to allow the county’s Republican Executive Committee to appoint a replacement candidate for...

WVU’s Holmes tops Big 12 women preseason team

West Virginia junior guard Bria Holmes has been named the preseason Big 12 women’s basketball player of the year by the league’s coaches.

Holmes led the preseason All-Big 12 team announced Wednesday. The rest of the team includes...

Boil-water advisories

West Virginia American Water has lifted the boil-water advisory for approximately 250 residential customers in the Salt Rock area of Cabell County. The affected area extended from the railroad bridge on 4-H Camp Road west to W.Va. 10, including Booten ...

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