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Downtown underground fire caused by loose cables
Tom Hindman/Daily Mail File Photo
Downtown underground fire caused by loose cables

The manhole at the corner of Virginia and Hale street was inspected less than a year before the electrical fire that knocked out power in downtown Charleston for a day in early May.

“We haven’t determined why exactly it failed, but...

Gauley Bridge brothers admit faking traffic warnings

FAYETTEVILLE — Two brothers known for issuing speeding tickets in Gauley Bridge pleaded guilty to fabricating warning citations at a plea hearing in Fayette County Magistrate Court Thursday.

Leonard Sean...

UC to host classes at military facility

The University of Charleston is expanding its efforts to recruit students in the armed services with a physical expansion into a military installation.

Mike Levy, UC’s director of educational partnerships and military programs, said the...

Report: Patriots to visit state, Greenbrier is reporting the New Orleans Saints won’t be the only NFL team in the Mountain State this year.

The site says “per multiple sources, the [New England] Patriots intend to join the Saints for three days of...

Sheetz on its way (photo)
Sheetz on its way (photo)

Appalachian Power COO discusses rate hike, plant closures
Appalachian Power COO discusses rate hike, plant closures

The rate increase for Appalachian Power customers earlier this week is “about the cost of doing business and getting a fair return,” the company’s president and chief operating officer said Thursday.

In a meeting with...

June pretrial hearing set for Hurricane man charged in son’s death

Attorneys for Robert Jeremy Smith, the Hurricane man found in Kanawha City last year with his dead infant son, signaled in Putnam County Circuit Court Thursday that they had a “tentative plea agreement” to present to the court ahead of...

Manchin talks workforce, infrastructure concerns

West Virginia needs to address its workforce issues, and Washington needs to address infrastructure and debt concerns, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Thursday.

Delivering the keynote at the annual Who’s Who in West Virginia business...

Shot fired near Boone County grade school

NELLIS, W.Va. -- A gunshot prompted Boone County school officials to take security precautions at two elementary schools.

John Hudson, superintendent for Boone County Schools, said Nellis Elementary was placed on lockdown shortly before noon...

Police have at least one suspect in Wednesday’s mall shooting

The Charleston Police Department has interviewed multiple people for their possible connections to Wednesday’s shooting at the Town Center Mall.

Some of them were in the area around 2:30 p.m. when Tevon Spencer, 22, was shot. Lt. Steve...

Coalition seeks hearing over permit violations near Kanawha State Forest

A show-cause hearing to address allegations of stream pollution from acid mine drainage and inadequate sediment controls by operators of the KD #2 surface mine near Kanawha State Forest is being sought by the Kanawha Forest Coalition....

Judge urged not to move trial of Freedom execs

Two former executives of Freedom Industries should face trial in Charleston on criminal charges related to the January 2014 chemical spill, federal prosecutors said in a legal brief filed Thursday.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Phil Wright urged U.S....

Things to do today: May 29, 2015

DUGAN CARTER AND FRIENDS: 9 p.m. Free. Bruno’s, 222 Leon Sullivan Way. Call 304-720-7295.

DIXIE HIGHWAY: 7 to 10 p.m. Cover $5. Elk River Community Center, 1047 Main St., Elkview. Call 304-965-3722.


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