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Charleston speller confident after preliminary test
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Charleston speller confident after preliminary test

Washington, D.C. — Surrounded by 284 world-class spellers, Charleston native Varun Kukkillaya froze when he heard the word “hypercryalgesia.”

But, it wasn’t nerves or fear he’d misspell the word that stopped...

Charleston speller confident after preliminary test
Charleston speller confident after preliminary test

Washington, D.C. — Surrounded by 284 world-class spellers, Charleston native Varun Kukkillaya froze when he heard the word “hypercryalgesia.”

But, it wasn’t nerves or fear he’d misspell the word that stopped...

Officials say Plants charges cost county about $200,000

The charges that former Kanawha County prosecuting attorney Mark Plants previously faced, which led to his removal from office, cost the county about $200,000, county officials said Tuesday.

According to the county’s financial coordinator,...

Housing Authority to purchase West Side property

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In an effort to improve the neighborhood, the Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority has agreed to purchase a set of apartments on Hunt Avenue on Charleston’s West Side.

The property at 109 Hunt Ave. has four two-...

Ex-Capital teacher arraigned on sex abuse charge
Ex-Capital teacher arraigned on sex abuse charge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A former Spanish teacher at Capital High School told a judge Tuesday she didn’t have a sexual relationship with an underage male student in 2013.

Michelle Elaine Ball, 31, of St. Albans, is charged with sexual...

Putnam home confinement costs increase

The number of people serving time under house arrest has gone up in Putnam County, raising the cost of home-confinement services for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

On Tuesday morning, Putnam County commissioners approved an...

Fatal overdose murder case sent to grand jury
Fatal overdose murder case sent to grand jury

Police and prosecutors have entered dangerous territory by charging a man with murder after he allegedly provided a woman with the heroin that killed her, the man’s attorney said Tuesday.

“My issue is, if we’re going to...

Miller files to run for Kanawha prosecutor

Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Charles Miller, who was appointed last year after Mark Plants was removed from office, filed pre-candidacy papers with the county clerk’s office Tuesday to run for a full term in the position.

Miller, a ...

Police shooting situation was “threat right off the bat,” spokesman says

West Virginia State Police try to establish a rapport with people who may be attempting “suicide by cop,” but there wasn’t much time for that during a police-involved shooting Sunday, according to a spokesman.

State Police...

Kanawha school board approves raises for teachers, service personnel

The Kanawha County school board on Tuesday approved a 2015-16 budget that gives across-the-board pay raises for teachers and service personnel and extends this semester’s pay increases for middle and high school principals and assistant...

Holiday weekend travel up 5 percent from last year

Lower gas prices and good weather proved to be the right combination for higher-than-expected Memorial Day weekend traffic on the West Virginia Turnpike, Parkways Authority general manager Greg Barr said Tuesday.

Toll transactions for the five-...

Free Little Library for Sunrise area opening June 3

A community grand opening for a “little free library” serving the Sunrise area of South Hills will be held at 10 a.m. on June 3 at the Mountaineer Montessori Middle School, located at Unity of Kanawha Valley, 804 Myrtle Road.

A...

368 citations given in Click It Or Ticket campaign

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department conducted 366 traffic stops and issued 311 citations for failure to wear a seatbelt during a two-week Click It Or Ticket campaign, according to a spokesman.

Sgt. Brian Humphreys said altogether 368...

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