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Proposal ups Charleston user fee to $3

The fee assessed to everyone who works in the city of Charleston could rise to $3 by 2020 under a bill introduced Monday night.

The city service fee, or “user fee,” is currently $2 per week and is deducted from the paychecks of...

WVU dean of students promoted to new position

West Virginia University’s dean of students and director of housing has been promoted to a restructured position, the school announced Monday.

Corey Farris, a 56-year-old Charleston native who joined WVU in 1991, became associate vice...

County expects full reimbursement for landslide response

Kanawha County emergency officials expect to be reimbursed for most, if not all, of their expenses in responding to the March 12 hillside collapse on Keystone Drive.

In all, the county spent more than $390,000 in the days following the collapse...

Greenbrier church to be featured on TV

WILLIAMSBURG -- The Catholic Church of Mary Immaculate, near Williamsburg in Greenbrier County, will be featured on the “U.S. Farm Report,” a nationally syndicated television show, on the weekend of July 11.

The church was built in ...

Sissonville man charged with arson, battery

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. -- A Sissonville man faces charges of arson and battery after allegedly trying to burn down a house during an argument.

According to Sgt. Brian Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, the Kanawha County...

New sign welcomes eastbound travelers to capital city
New sign welcomes eastbound travelers to capital city

A project eight years in the works can be seen now from the eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 approaching Charleston.

Susie Salisbury, Fort Hill councilwoman and vice president of community development for the Charleston Area Alliance, called the ...

Ohio felon admits having gun at Charleston bus station

An Ohio man prohibited from owning a gun admitted Monday in court that he had one at the bus station in Charleston last year.

Randall Lee Walker Jr., 38, of Columbus, Ohio, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in federal...

USDA cites West Virginia zoo for handling of tiger cubs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A West Virginia zoo used tiger cubs in photoshoots without properly feeding or vaccinating them, according to federal inspectors.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection...

Test run of new flood alert siren held Monday on Keystone Drive

Residents of Keystone Drive on Monday heard the first of what will become once-monthly tests of a newly installed flood alert siren, designed to be triggered automatically when water in Elk Two-Mile Creek, which parallels the drive, approaches flood...

Sobriety checkpoint scheduled Friday in Sissonville

State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 7 p.m. Friday through 1 a.m. Saturday on Sissonville Drive near Sissonville High School.

Turnpike holiday traffic up over last year
Turnpike holiday traffic up over last year

Fourth of July holiday traffic on the West Virginia Turnpike was up slightly over last year, but up substantially from the last time the holiday fell on a Saturday, state Parkways General Manager Greg Barr said Monday.

Since the Independence Day ...

Murray, Benjamin, Morrisey to speak at GOP event

WHEELING, W.Va. – Coal executive Robert Murray, state Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will speak at an Ohio County Republican event.

The Ohio County Republican Executive Committee’s...

Federal appeals court upholds EPA plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay

PHILADELPHIA – A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a federal plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers, builders and others who accused the Environmental Protection Agency of a power grab.

The...

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