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Downtown bubbler floods streets (photo)
LAWRENCE PIERCE | Gazette
Downtown bubbler floods streets (photo)

Downtown bubbler floods streets (photo)
Downtown bubbler floods streets (photo)

Health official: No Ebola patients would be treated in W.Va.

In the unlikely event that someone with the Ebola virus would travel to West Virginia, the patient would be isolated and immediately taken to one of three out-of-state hospitals that have been designated to treat the infectious disease, a state public ...

Commission talks relaxing casino staffing rules

Lottery Commissioners Tuesday discussed giving a break to the state’s hard-hit casinos by relaxing personnel requirements for one popular table game.

Under state Lottery regulations, each craps table must be staffed with four casino...

Audit: Hatfield-McCoy agency acting illegally
Audit: Hatfield-McCoy agency acting illegally

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Since its inception in 1996, the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority — which operates the popular ATV trails in seven Southern West Virginia counties — has functioned as a nonprofit corporation that...

Recycling center to cut hours, stop taking glass

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston’s Slack Street recycling center will stop accepting glass and cut back on hours to help cut costs, members of the Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority board decided Tuesday.

Members also voted on a...

Kanawha prosecutor to rehire Akers as assistant
Kanawha prosecutor to rehire Akers as assistant

A Kanawha County assistant prosecutor fired by Mark Plants last year will return to the office now that Plants is gone.

Maryclaire Akers will be rehired under Charles Miller, who was named to replace Plants by Kanawha County commissioners on...

Goodwill ‘Prosperity Center’ to start construction
Goodwill ‘Prosperity Center’ to start construction

As community leaders, board members and employees took turns swinging a pickax at the facade of Goodwill’s West Side headquarters, the stucco began to chip away — revealing some of the older brick underneath that Goodwill Industries of...

Boil-water advisories

The boil-water advisory issued for the community of Oceana has been lifted.

The boil-water advisory has been lifted for some customers in the Richwood area, specifically Riverside Drive, from the Oakford Bridge to Church Street, and Little...

Charleston Town Center Mall salutes heroes during holidays

The Charleston Town Center Mall is recognizing local heroes this holiday season.

Throughout a four-week span, the mall will honor teachers, military personnel, police officers and first responders.

Each week, a variety of gifts will be...

Report: Suspended W.Va. judge resigns

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Associated Press reported today that a Randolph County judge who was suspended for having an affair has resigned, but the state Supreme Court says they don’t have a resignation later.

The AP reported that...

W.Va. schools chief seeks to transform role of principals
W.Va. schools chief seeks to transform role of principals

After two months on the job, West Virginia Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano told state lawmakers Tuesday about his “robust vision plan” that includes changing the role of principals, bolstering reading instruction and increasing...

Jones to seek fourth term as Charleston mayor
Jones to seek fourth term as Charleston mayor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston Mayor Danny Jones announced Tuesday that he will run for a fourth term, in what he said would be his last campaign.

Jones, a Republican, made the announcement at a morning news conference in his office at...

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