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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...

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...

Convicted soldier changes her name
Convicted soldier changes her name

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

The former...

Wellness programs grow at work
Wellness programs grow at work

That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder with a looming change under the federal health care overhaul.

More companies are starting or...

US announces job site for vets

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to...

Man sees again with ‘bionic eye’

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.

Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved ...

New lawyers admitted to practice in state

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals admitted the following people to the practice of law in West Virginia on Wednesday:

Tiffany Susan Allison, Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Paul Joseph Atencio, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Cameron Scott Babbitt, Morgantown;...

Volunteers needed for Sutton Lake cleanup

Volunteers are needed to take part in a special cleanup event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3 at Sutton Lake in Sutton. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Sutton Lake Marina and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will host the...

Charleston man sentenced in federal heroin case

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a Charleston man to six months in prison in connection to a heroin distribution case.

Brandon Christopher Solomon, 19, also known as “Fresh,” sold heroin to a confidential police informant on...

CURA to buy West Side property
CURA to buy West Side property

The Charleston Urban Renewal Authority agreed Wednesday to purchase a property at the corner of Washington and Stockton streets on the city’s West Side.

CURA board members decided in a special closed session to purchase the property at...

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News

Change coming to struggling West Side schools
CURA to buy West Side property
ER symptoms ‘consistent’ with MCHM exposure
One shot on West Side, three arrested
Patriot Coal considering layoffs

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