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New River Gorge fire 90 percent contained

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. – Firefighting crews have contained 90 percent of a fire that’s burning in the New River Gorge National River.

Park ranger Leah Perkowski-Sisk says the fire in the Endless Wall area of the gorge is expected to be...

New River Gorge fire 90 percent contained

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. – Firefighting crews have contained 90 percent of a fire that’s burning in the New River Gorge National River.

Park ranger Leah Perkowski-Sisk says the fire in the Endless Wall area of the gorge is expected to be...

Arrests made in killing of former Capital High student
Arrests made in killing of former Capital High student

Two people have been arrested and charged with the killing of Tymel McKinney, a former Capital High School student shot to death Wednesday night on Charleston’s West Side.

A Kanawha County magistrate arraigned Mark Anthony Gaddy, 23, of...

Marshall to hire Dan D’Antoni as men’s basketball coach
Marshall to hire Dan D’Antoni as men’s basketball coach

HUNTINGTON — The Marshall men’s basketball team has reached back into its history for assistance from one of its best players to turn around the program.

Dan D’Antoni, a former Thundering Herd standout and NBA assistant...

Mercer man finds grenade while hunting mushrooms

GLENWOOD, W.Va. – A Mercer County man made an unexpected find while hunting for mushrooms.

State police Trooper B.R. Wood tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that the man found a World War II-era pineapple grenade on Wednesday evening....

Fayette man sentenced for throwing cats into fire

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. – A Fayette County man convicted of throwing a box containing cats into a fire will spend at least three years in prison.

Michael W. Ford pleaded guilty in February to three felony animal cruelty counts. Media outlets...

MSHA rule cuts miners’ coal dust exposure

The Obama administration on Wednesday finalized a long-awaited rule aimed at protecting coal miners from black lung by reducing their exposure to dust that causes the deadly disease.

U.S. Department of Labor officials say the new rule will lower ...

Prep softball: Fullen thrives in new role for No. 1 Hurricane
Prep softball: Fullen thrives in new role for No. 1 Hurricane

Fullen thrives in new role for No. 1 Hurricane

Company won’t be cited for W.Va. pipeline blast

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. – Williams Energy won’t be cited by state environmental regulators for a natural gas pipeline explosion in Marshall County.

The April 5 explosion and fire scorched trees over a 2-acre area near Moundsville....

Union sets Workers Memorial Day observance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia AFL-CIO is planning a Workers Memorial Day Service next week in Benwood.

Monday marks the state labor organization’s 26th annual observance of Workers Memorial Day. The event set for 6 p.m. at...

W.Va. History Bowl set for next week

The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Two dozen teams of eighth-graders will compete for the West Virginia History Bowl championship next week.

The competition sponsored by the West Virginia Division for Culture and History is...

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.,...

Teenager dies in West Side shooting
Teenager dies in West Side shooting

A Detroit man and a Charleston juvenile have been charged with capital murder after a teenager was gunned down while sitting with friends on a couch on the front porch of a West Side home Wednesday night.

Tymel Mckinney, 19, of Charleston, was...

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News

One shot on West Side, three arrested
Kanawha prosecutor, office barred from child-abuse cases
Gazette told to update request for reports of trooper misconduct
Child’s shooting brings scrutiny to W.Va. gun laws
Judge appoints special prosecutors in light of Plants charges

Business

Local marketing firm acquired by Indiana company, expands footprint into 25 states
James River Coal wants to auction off business

Opinion

Thursday cartoon
Editorial: Craig Spicer for Putnam school board
Editorial: Juba-Plumley and Martin for House, 13th
Daniel Hall: Deer farms a stalled job opportunity for W.Va.
Readers voice: April 24, 2014

Sports

Marshall names Dan D’Antoni hoops coach
Buffalo riding high again after early season struggles
Hickman: Trickett still best bet at QB
Revamped pitching staff paying dividends for WVU
Winfield knocks off No. 1 Nitro

Life

WV Travel Team: What to do in medical emergencies abroad
Pets of the Week: A bunny leads the pack
Coming up: April 23, 2014
Sushi in a salad
Build it Up to beautiful Governor’s Mansion

A&E

Skateboard deckorator: Exhibit by deck artist ramps up at HMOA
At Clay Center, fly tying is both art and science
Things to do Saturday, April 19, 2014
Indian classical music concert set for Friday
‘American Idiot’ closes Marshall Artists Series season Thursday

Outdoors

W.Va. spring gobbler season to open next week
Scott Shalaway: Stinky roots and delicious mushrooms
Turkey Federation spearheads habitat-improvement efforts in W.Va.
Archery tourney allows kids a chance to shine
Outdoors Calendar — April 20

Obituaries

Betty Lou Adkins
Richard England Atkins
Bobby Joe Barker
Harold Wayne Blake
Ruth A. Bailey