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Plants, commission propose cuts to pay for special prosecutor

Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants came to the Kanawha County Commission Thursday night to offer up ways to cut money from his office’s coffers to pay for a special prosecutor while his domestic battery case winds its way through...

New W.Va. schools chief to focus on graduation rates, minority and low-income achievement
New W.Va. schools chief to focus on graduation rates, minority and low-income achievement

The man expected to be West Virginia’s next schools superintendent says his primary focus will not only be graduating more students but closing the achievement gap shown by poor and minority students.

In West Virginia, more than half of...

Judges defends handling of Freedom bankruptcy case

The judge overseeing the Freedom Industries bankruptcy proceeding on Thursday issued an order defending his handling of the controversial case, but also said the company’s chief restructuring officer should provide periodic public updates about ...

Clay Center president touts previous year

The president of the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences told the center’s board of directors that it was “another great year” for the center.

Judy Wellington said that 10 of the center’s top-selling shows —...

Jackson County man charged with planning to blow up school
Jackson County man charged with planning to blow up school

EVANS, W.Va. — A Jackson County man had plans to set off a bomb at his house or a local elementary school playground before officers raided his house on Wednesday.

Blake Ryan Garnes, 20, was charged with...

Possible drowning victim at Summersville Lake still missing

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. — Authorities continued to search Thursday for a man who reportedly submerged and never resurfaced in Summersville Lake Wednesday afternoon.

According to Capt. W.A. Waugh of the state ...

Special prosecutor: Plants deal is legal

The prosecutor appointed to handle the domestic violence case against Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants says the second deal he and Plants struck is legal, despite another prosecutor’s belief that it’s not.

On...

Winfield may get Taco Bell this year

WINFIELD — Winfield may get a new Taco Bell this year.

Shane Crum, a real estate manager for the fast food chain, was the only bidder at a public auction Thursday on about 1 acre of city-owned property on...

Playing hooky for soccer as the U.S. wins with a loss
Playing hooky for soccer as the U.S. wins with a loss

Never has a loss felt so good.

That’s the feeling among American soccer fans nationwide, and certainly among the 150 or so who gathered Thursday afternoon at the Athletic Club Bar and Grill at the Embassy Suites in Charleston to watch the ...

Fish waste from hatchery could get DNR fined

Fish waste from one of West Virginia’s trout hatcheries could end up costing the state Division of Natural Resources more than $92,000 in penalties.

Inspectors from the state Department of Environmental Protection have cited DNR officials ...

Boil-water advisories

The Craigsville Public Service District has issued a boil-water advisory for its entire service area.

Beckley Water Company has issued a boil-water advisory for Tolley Drive in the Maxwell Hill area, following a water main break....

 First suspected case of chikungunya reported in state

 The state Bureau for Public Health is investigating its first suspected case of chikungunya, a foreign mosquito-borne virus, in West Virginia.

Chikungunya, a disease most commonly carried by mosquitoes in areas of Africa, Asia and the...

Impact study ordered for coalfield highway

RICHMOND, Va. — One-half of a highway intended to bring economic development to three southwest counties that are home of Virginia’s declining coal economy is headed to a full environmental review.

The...

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