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New River Gorge fire mostly contained

A brush fire that destroyed more than 130 acres along the New River Gorge is mostly contained on Wednesday, a park official said.

Investigators determined the fire, which started sometime late Sunday, was caused by humans, said National Park...

New River Gorge fire mostly contained

A brush fire that destroyed more than 130 acres along the New River Gorge is mostly contained on Wednesday, a park official said.

Investigators determined the fire, which started sometime late Sunday, was caused by humans, said National Park...

Challenge to Harrison Power Plant deal rejected

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The state Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to the Public Service Commission’s approval of a $1.1 billion deal for the sale of the Harrison Power Station.

The deal involves Ohio-based FirstEnergy...

Toyota Outsells All Carmakers for Third Consecutive Quarter

OSAKA, Japan — Toyota outsold General Motors and Volkswagen for a third straight quarter, helped by rising demand in Japan and China.

Sales at Toyota, including its Hino Motors and Daihatsu Motor units, rose about 6 percent to 2.58...

Yeager Airport Police find success at recovering stolen rental cars

Rental car thieves considering Charleston’s Yeager Airport a prime target of opportunity may want to think about taking their business elsewhere.

Of 13 vehicles stolen from the five rental car companies doing business at the airport...

Consultants to review election commission software

With a unanimous vote, the state Elections Commission cleared the way Wednesday for certification of new vote tabulation software from Election Systems and Software.

The commission voted to retain two software consultants to examine the new...

Daniel Hall: Dear farms present economic opportunity for West Virginia

Overly restrictive state law holding up cervid investments

One shot on West Side, three arrested
One shot on West Side, three arrested

Police arrested two Detroit men they say shot a bystander Wednesday on Charleston’s West Side.

Graig Tolley, of Charleston, was shot in the arm while walking to his car at 103 Glenwood Ave.,...

After a hard winter, Charleston is finally blooming with color
After a hard winter, Charleston is finally blooming with color

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – After a winter that seemed like it would never end, the colors of spring now abound in Charleston. Flowering trees have burst into color along Virginia Street on the East End, sprawling flower beds at the state Capitol...

Ex-official admits stealing from charity

NEW YORK — The politically connected former CEO of a prominent city charity admitted Wednesday he helped steal more than $9 million from the organization in an insurance scheme that authorities linked to campaign contributions.

William...

Change coming to struggling West Side schools
Change coming to struggling West Side schools

Kanawha County Schools is investing in unique strategies to turn around struggling schools on Charleston’s West Side — some of the lowest-performing in the West Virginia.

Starting...

Ship apprentices offered degrees

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Virginia’s largest industrial employer signed an agreement with Old Dominion University on Wednesday to allow some of its apprentices to earn a bachelor’s degree while they complete their apprenticeship program....

N.Y. police Twitter campaign backfires
N.Y. police Twitter campaign backfires

NEW YORK — To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled.

The nation’s largest police force learned the hard way that there are legions online devoted to short-circuiting even the best-intentioned...

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New River Gorge fire mostly contained
Yeager Airport Police find success at recovering stolen rental cars
Consultants to review election commission software
One shot on West Side, three arrested
Change coming to struggling West Side schools

Business

Local marketing firm acquired by Indiana company, expands footprint into 25 states
James River Coal wants to auction off business
Rockefeller, state officials look for Poca warehouse solution
Farm-to-table food trend spurring business opportunities in the Mountain State
Dutch Miller buys South Charleston auto dealership

Opinion

Readers voice: April 24, 2014
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday
Readers’ Voice: April 23, 2014
Editorial: Nick Rahall for Congress
Casey For Congress

Sports

Herd freshman QB Garvin got a jump on learning offense
Mitch Vingle: Saints, Classic, MU search and money
Wong, GW blank Riverside
Holgorsen: Graduate transfer rule may be on the way out
Prep softball linescores — April 22

Life

Coming up: April 23, 2014
Sushi in a salad
Build it Up to beautiful Governor’s Mansion
Great Dane is a great match for owner
A fitting epilogue: Read Aloud donation in memory of friend

A&E

Limelight Theatre Company stages ‘Three Musketeers’
Indian classical music concert set for Friday
In short: April 24-30, 2014
Network TV takes a breather before May Sweeps
Musical exposes good, bad sides of cheerleading

Outdoors

W.Va. spring gobbler season to open next week
At Clay Center, fly tying is both art and science
Scott Shalaway: Stinky roots and delicious mushrooms
Turkey Federation spearheads habitat-improvement efforts in W.Va.
Archery tourney allows kids a chance to shine

Obituaries

Tosha Lynn McCray
Norman "Frank" Duff
Gypsy Jo Crites
Gladys E. Snodgrass
Margaret L. Queen