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Alleged Rand shooter arrested; victim may not survive
F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Gazette
Alleged Rand shooter arrested; victim may not survive

A man was arrested for shooting another man in the head in Rand on Wednesday morning.

Leonard Dewayne Thomas, 44, was arrested for malicious wounding, said Kanawha County Sheriff’s Cpl. Brian Humphreys. The victim, Gerald Maxwell, was at...

Alleged Rand shooter arrested; victim may not survive
Alleged Rand shooter arrested; victim may not survive

A man was arrested for shooting another man in the head in Rand on Wednesday morning.

Leonard Dewayne Thomas, 44, was arrested for malicious wounding, said Kanawha County Sheriff’s Cpl. Brian Humphreys. The victim, Gerald Maxwell, was at...

Caroling for Covenant House (photo)
Caroling for Covenant House (photo)

Locals see U.S.-Cuba thaw as good sign

Some West Virginians with ties to Cuba see good things in a partial thaw in relations between the United States and the tiny Caribbean nation 90 miles off the Florida coast.

“I’m delighted,” said Max Hill, a Baptist...

Two men sue defunct nightclub in attacks

Two men who say they were attacked two years ago at a downtown nightclub are suing the now-shuttered club and its owner.

Larry Martin and Joe Lucas are also suing the insurance company for the Impulse nightclub, and asking a Kanawha County...

Jimmy Beasley benefit set for Friday
Jimmy Beasley benefit set for Friday

The Boulevard Tavern, 806 Kanawha Blvd. E., will host a benefit for Jimmy Beasley beginning at 8 p.m. Friday. On April 26, Beasley (pictured with wife Donna), a bouncer at Capitol Street’s now-defunct The Cellar, was shot 12 times while...

Final 2014 ArtWalk is Thursday
Final 2014 ArtWalk is Thursday

The final ArtWalk of 2014 runs 5 to 8 p.m. today in 17 galleries and shops downtown. At the Capitol Conference Center, the Tamarack Artisan Foundation will host 11 artists, including photographer Molly Wolff (whose “Lily Pad” is pictured ...

LimeLight Theatre Co. hosts ‘An Old Fashioned Christmas’
LimeLight Theatre Co. hosts ‘An Old Fashioned Christmas’

This weekend, the LimeLight Theatre Company will stage “An Old Fashioned Christmas and a Movie” at the Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. The events begin with a concert featuring original and traditional Christmas songs, followed...

W.Va. education official hired, fired amid investigation in Virginia

West Virginia Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano’s first major administrative hire lasted four days on the job, after Department of Education officials learned that the office’s new executive director is being investigated for...

Business wants to move into Cafe de Paris space
Business wants to move into Cafe de Paris space

After standing dormant for five years, the Cafe de Paris building in downtown Charleston bustled with activity this week. Pieces of plywood were placed over for lease/for sale signs on the outside of the building, paper lined the inside of the windows ...

Capitol dome cleaning
Capitol dome cleaning

Waiting list for in-home care program slashed

A streamlined application process for in-home care for elderly and disabled West Virginians has reduced the wait-list for the program from more than 2,500 people last year to fewer than 1,500 currently, Cindy Beane, a deputy commissioner for the state ...

Manchin defends spending bill, surgeon general votes

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., defended his vote against the $1.1 trillion “omnibus bill” passed by Congress passed last weekend, and his vote against the president’s nominee as U.S. surgeon general, during a telephone press...

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