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SC ordinances would increase pay for mayor, firefighters, police

South Charleston City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance Thursday to increase the salary of the mayor effective July 1, 2015, after the next regularly scheduled mayoral election.

Mayor Frank Mullens and his predecessors over the...

SC ordinances would increase pay for mayor, firefighters, police

South Charleston City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance Thursday to increase the salary of the mayor effective July 1, 2015, after the next regularly scheduled mayoral election.

Mayor Frank Mullens and his predecessors over the...

State pours $1.2 million more into spring ads

Hike in tourism advertising budget follows ‘challenging winter,’ chemical leak

Murray Energy cuts benefits for retired salary workers

Health coverage for retired salaried workers for CONSOL mines will end after December

New security camera installed
New security camera installed

Device will monitor West Side convenience store that has been scene of recent crimes

Clay County couple celebrates marriage anniversary milestone
Clay County couple celebrates marriage anniversary milestone

70 years and counting

Derek Redd: Cato works on spreading the ball around

HUNTINGTON — For one day, Rakeem Cato didn’t throw a football Tommy Shuler’s way. The reason? He didn’t have a choice.

Family obligations kept Shuler, the Marshall football team’s all-Conference USA receiver...

Tweet earns Charleston woman spot in Boston Marathon

Laura Casto, 29, won social media contest sponsored by adidas for entry in field

Famous cougar poisoned

LOS ANGELES — A mountain lion that appeared strong and healthy when it was photographed as it ruled a wilderness park in the middle of Los Angeles has been exposed to rat poison and is suffering from mange, officials said.

Scientists...

Wounded vets ‘inspire’ Obama

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the site of wounded veterans biking at the White House is a mark of how far they’ve come.

With a blast from an air horn, Obama set off cyclists Thursday in the Wounded Warrior...

Ukraine crisis negotiated

GENEVA — Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.

Reached after seven hours of negotiation, the agreement...

Police say student ate more pot than advised

DENVER — A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death from a Denver hotel balcony ate more than the recommended serving of a marijuana cookie, police reports show.

Levy Thamba Pongi, 19, consumed a little more than one cookie after...

Marshall football: Former transfers prepare for chance to play

HUNTINGTON — Ricardo Williams and Donaldven Manning weren’t names that Marshall football fans saw on the field last season. Yet that didn’t mean they spent 2013 as casual observers.

Williams, a former University of...

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SC ordinances would increase pay for mayor, firefighters, police
Man’s best friends in need
Expanded tourism campaign aimed at countering chem spill publicity
Putnam Schools candidate wants to prepare students for global economy
Ryan White: Attorney, community leader

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
Frontier, CWA extend contract a fourth time
Scriptures Cafe to open in Kanawha City

Opinion

Thursday cartoon
Dan Foster: Looking out for quality, as opposed to quantity, of life
Thomas Guetzloff: Chemical spill may inspire new scientists
Editorial: Pulitzers affirm public service of whistleblowers
READERS VOICE

Sports

Grant pays for Boy Scouts’ surface mine reforestation at Summit Bechtel
Cal’s last stand: State splits DH with Concord
Hickman: Answer Dude applies logic to confusion
Roundup: WVU women land Juco guard
Versatile Phillip signs with WVU

Life

Rescuing hope: Murder victim’s son copes by joining search group
W.Va. center floats idea of ‘food hubs’
Learn the art of sushi making at Uncork and Create’s ArtWalk event
On the move: Traveling Library celebrates 80 years in Kanawha County
The ‘eyes’ have it - Club asks for public input into next art purchase

A&E

ArtWalk venues and ARTISTS
5 Questions ‘The Vagina Monologues’ returns
A&E events: April 17-23, 2014
Melissa Etheridge at Clay Center Thursday
WVSU stages ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Outdoors

Grant pays for Boy Scouts’ surface mine reforestation at Summit Bechtel
‘New River Gorge of northern West Virginia’ to become DNR wildlife management area
Height of spring brings year’s best trout fishing
Report details deer farming’s pluses, minuses
‘Mistaken for game’ shootings can be avoided

Obituaries

Linda Joyce Woods
Robert F. Gunnoe
Curtis Aaron Adams
William Bradley
Orpha Opal Blevins