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Missing baby found safe in Virginia, man arrested
Missing baby found safe in Virginia, man arrested

A baby taken from his grandmother in Charleston was found safe in Virginia, police say.

Late Thursday night, Virginia State Police found the boy, 20-month-old Jaxson Patel, in Hay Market, Va., and arrested Aaron Matthew Taylor, the man believed...

Charleston toddler found
Charleston toddler found

Police located missing toddler Jaxson Patel Thursday night.

An Amber Alert was issued for Patel, who is 20-months-old, Thursday evening.

Aaron Mathew Taylor, who claimed to be Patel’s father, approached the grandmother Tuesday and...

Prep baseball: Sissonville starts fast, stumps Charleston Catholic
Prep baseball: Sissonville starts fast, stumps Charleston Catholic

The early bird not only gets the worm, but also picks up early-season baseball wins.

Sissonville struck for five runs in the bottom of the first inning Thursday evening and rode that momentum to a 9-3 victory over visiting Charleston Catholic....

Marshall football: Goebbel finds his way back to Thundering Herd

The coaching carousel works in strange ways — just ask Marshall tight ends coach Todd Goebbel.

Technically, Goebbel is the newest member of coach Doc Holliday’s staff. But he’s not exactly new — except maybe for...

Slumping Herd baseball making season’s first visit to APP

Entering its 10th season at its second home, life gets no easier for the Marshall baseball team.

The Thundering Herd brings a 7-16 record into its three-game Conference USA weekend series against Florida International at Appalachian Power Park....

WVU advances to WNIT semifinals

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia rolled over Duquesne 60-39 in the third round of the WNIT after holding the Dukes to just 27-percent field goal shooting Thursday at the WVU Coliseum.

The Mountaineers (23-11)...

Area roundup: Spring Valley’s Kilgore heads All-MSAC boys team

Spring Valley’s Jacob Kilgore was named the Mountain State Athletic Conference boys basketball player of the year as the MSAC’s awards and all-league teams were announced.

Eight other schools had players on the first team, led by...

Prep roundup: Byus leads Point Pleasant to softball romp

Kelsie Byus had a grand slam and seven RBIs to lead visiting Point Pleasant to a 21-5 prep softball win over Wahama Thursday.

Winning pitcher Leah Cochran added four RBIs and Cameron Hesson had three for Point (3-0).

Olivia Hill led Wahama ...

MVB Bank opens in downtown Charleston
MVB Bank opens in downtown Charleston

Featuring sophisticated new electronic machines to make deposits and withdraw cash, MVB Bank’s newest location opened in downtown Charleston Thursday.

New interactive teller systems, featuring live bank tellers who actually talk with you, ...

Police: man used meth before fatal accident

A Danville man was allegedly under the influence of meth when he drove a pick-up truck off the road six months ago, killing his loved ones, according to police.

Frank Gene Thompson, 40, was charged with driving under the influence on Thursday,...

Coal company seeks OK to expand W.Va. slurry impoundment

LUMBERPORT, W.Va. — A Murray Energy company wants to expand a coal slurry impoundment in Harrison County to increase its capacity.

The former Consolidation Coal Co., now called Murray American Energy Inc., is seeking state approval to...

Papers might be late

Today’s edition of the Gazette might have been late so we could include coverage of the West Virginia University/ Kentucky basketball game, which started late on Thursday night.

Charleston couple admits illegally having gun

A husband and wife pleaded guilty Thursday to having a gun they were not allowed to possess because they were drug users.

Carl Taylor, 64, and Patsy Taylor, 52, both of Charleston, each face up to 10 years in federal prison when they are...

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