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Hurricane man sentenced for obstruction of justice

A Hurricane man who threw two firearms from his vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 64 in July 2014 pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court, according to a news release.

John Anthony Roberts pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice. On...

Hurricane man sentenced for obstruction of justice

A Hurricane man who threw two firearms from his vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 64 in July 2014 pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court, according to a news release.

John Anthony Roberts pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice. On...

Putnam home confinement costs increase

The number of people serving time under house arrest has gone up in Putnam County, raising the cost of home-confinement services for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

On Tuesday morning, Putnam County commissioners approved an...

Ex-Capital teacher arraigned on sex abuse charge
Ex-Capital teacher arraigned on sex abuse charge

A former Spanish teacher at Capital High School told a judge Tuesday she didn’t have a sexual relationship with an underage male student in 2013.

Michelle Elaine Ball, 31, of St. Albans, is charged with sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, ...

Police shooting situation was “threat right off the bat,” spokesman says

West Virginia State Police try to establish a rapport with people who may be attempting “suicide by cop,” but there wasn’t much time for that during a police-involved shooting Sunday, according to a spokesman.

State Police...

Pressure washing downtown
Pressure washing downtown

East Lynn Lake hosts annual kids’ fishing tournament

The 15th annual Kids’ Fishing Tournament will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on June 13 at Lick Creek Pond at East Lynn Lake in East Lynn.

Sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Wayne Wal-Mart, the tournament is open...

Local humane association named grant finalist

The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association has been selected as one of 200 finalists for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program. The group’s submission, “Dog Training at Prison,” is competing for votes on the State Farm...

PSC approves American Electric Power rate increase

Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power residential customers can expect an 11.8 percent increase on their next monthly bills.

The West Virginia Public Service Commission ordered an overall 9 percent rate increase Tuesday for the two American...

Charleston speller confident after preliminary test
Charleston speller confident after preliminary test

Washington, D.C. — Surrounded by 284 world-class spellers, Charleston native Varun Kukkillaya froze when he heard the word “hypercryalgesia.”

But, it wasn’t nerves or fear he’d misspell the word that stopped...

Officials say Plants charges cost county about $200,000

The charges that former Kanawha County prosecuting attorney Mark Plants previously faced, which led to his removal from office, cost the county about $200,000, county officials said Tuesday.

According to the county’s financial coordinator,...

Housing Authority to purchase West Side property

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In an effort to improve the neighborhood, the Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority has agreed to purchase a set of apartments on Hunt Avenue on Charleston’s West Side.

The property at 109 Hunt Ave. has four two-...

Fatal overdose murder case sent to grand jury
Fatal overdose murder case sent to grand jury

Police and prosecutors have entered dangerous territory by charging a man with murder after he allegedly provided a woman with the heroin that killed her, the man’s attorney said Tuesday.

“My issue is, if we’re going to...

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