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WVU FOOTBALL: Charges dropped against Mountaineers’ Smallwood

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charges of witness intimidation in a Delaware murder case were dropped Tuesday against West Virginia University running back Wendell Smallwood, clearing his way to begin fall practice Thursday with the team.


3 candidates file overdue disclosures

Three of six candidates on the 2014 general election ballot who had failed to file financial disclosures with the state Ethics Commission have done so this week, including Delegate Daryl Cowles, R-Morgan.

Meanwhile, an attorney for Delegate...

P&G’s McDonald confirmed as VA chief
P&G’s McDonald confirmed as VA chief

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by veterans’ long...

I-77 tunnel lanes to be closed for repairs

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Drivers might face heavy delays this week at Interstate 77’s East River Tunnel, on the West Virginia-Virginia state line, as the tunnel is repaired because a tractor-trailer hauling...

Boil-water advisory

The Pineville Municipal Water Works has lifted the boil-water advisory issued for customers from the Bulk Plant on W.Va. 97 to the end of the system in Wyoming.

New 4th Circuit judge confirmed

RICHMOND, Va. — The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed the nomination of Pamela Harris to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Harris fills a vacancy on the court created when Judge Andre Davis took...

Kanawha, Putnam officials accept pay raises

All but one of the Kanawha and Putnam county officials approved for 12 percent raises effective this month have accepted the increases.

Ora Ash, deputy state auditor in charge of local government services, said the state auditor’s office ...

As Freedom tanks come down, bankruptcy claims deadline looms
As Freedom tanks come down, bankruptcy claims deadline looms

As crews continue this week to demolish chemical tanks along the Elk River, residents and businesses face a Friday deadline to file financial claims against Freedom Industries if they want be compensated as part of the company’s bankruptcy...

County clerks play it safe on gay marriage

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After a federal appeals court declared Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, some county clerks in neighboring Colorado — covered by the same federal circuit — began issuing marriage licenses ...

Speaker: Spill law should exempt small oil, gas

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia House Speaker Tim Miley wants Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to limit regulation on small oil and gas operators in a law responding to a January chemical spill.

In a July 9 letter, Miley said small, non-Marcellus...

DHHR workers to picket over large caseloads

OAK HILL, W.Va. – West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources employees picketing outside the agency’s Fayette County office Tuesday to raise awareness over what they call large, unmanageable caseloads.

The West Virginia ...

Four accused of arson scheme in Harrison

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Four West Virginia residents have been accused of burning a Harrison County home to collect more than $171,000 in insurance money.

The state Fire Marshal’s Office said warrants filed in Harrison County Court...

Aldi, Five Guys plan Putnam locations

WINFIELD — A grocer, burger joint and manufacturer have plans to open new Putnam County locations.

The county Office of Planning and Infrastructure has approved permits it received last week for Aldi and Five...

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