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Vatican: Pope’s private calls don’t reflect policy

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina What Pope Francis may tell Catholics in private telephone conversations doesn’t reflect church policy, the Vatican’s...

Vatican: Pope’s private calls don’t reflect policy

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — What Pope Francis may tell Catholics in private telephone conversations doesn’t reflect church policy, the Vatican’s...

NRA meeting to mix politics, gun rights

The National Rifle Association is preparing to kick off its annual convention Friday in Indianapolis, where it will mix politics with advocacy for Second Amendment issues, including one of its longtime goals: a national reciprocity law that would...

Ukraine moves against insurgents
Ukraine moves against insurgents

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — Russia began new military exercises near its border with Ukraine, the defense minister announced Thursday, after Ukrainian forces launched an operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of...

One shot on West Side, three arrested
One shot on West Side, three arrested

Police arrested two Detroit men they say shot a bystander Wednesday on Charleston’s West Side.

Craig Tolley, of Charleston, was shot in the arm while walking to his car at 103 Glenwood Ave.,...

Ex-Housing Development Fund building set for condo conversion
Ex-Housing Development Fund building set for condo conversion

The former West Virginia Housing Development Fund building, at 814 Virginia St. E., in Charleston, sold this month for slightly more than half its original asking price.

Ralph Hoyer bought the...

Judge appoints special prosecutors in light of Plants charges
Judge appoints special prosecutors in light of Plants charges

A Kanawha County circuit judge appointed four special prosecutors Thursday to handle cases involving crimes against children.

On Wednesday, Judge Duke Bloom barred Prosecutor Mark Plants’ office from handling cases involving child abuse...

Mayor swears in six new police officers
Mayor swears in six new police officers

Hunt clarifies remarks about legislative post
Hunt clarifies remarks about legislative post

In two interviews earlier this week, Delegate Mark Hunt, D-Kanawha, indicated he was a lock to be the next chairman of the powerful House of Delegates Judiciary Committee.

But the committee’s chairman, Tim Manchin, D-Marion, said Thursday ...

Photos: A picnic fit for a pachyderm
Photos: A picnic fit for a pachyderm

Elephants enjoyed their “Pachyderm Picnic” of fruits and vegetables in downtown Charleston Thursday. The elephants are part of the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus in town for the weekend. Circus events will be held at the Civic...

Teenager dies in West Side shooting
Teenager dies in West Side shooting

Pair charged in murder of 19-year-old reportedly shot in face while sitting on porch with friends

School board approves library levy

Kanawha County Schools will sponsor another excess levy on behalf of the county’s public libraries in November — this time at a much smaller amount than last year’s failed attempt, and designated for library purposes only....

Herd hires the ‘other’ D’Antoni as basketball coach
Herd hires the ‘other’ D’Antoni as basketball coach

HUNTINGTON — After his weeks of pursuit, Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick landed a Los Angeles Lakers coach named D’Antoni.

But instead of Mike, it’s Dan.

Hamrick announced Thursday...

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News

Hunt clarifies remarks about legislative post
It’s a pachyderm picnic at Charleston’s Town Center Mall
2 arrested in West Side slaying
One shot on West Side, three arrested
Kanawha prosecutor, office barred from child-abuse cases

Business

Manufacturers see better times for economy, jobs
Local marketing firm acquired by Indiana company, expands footprint into 25 states
Stocks close mostly higher on earnings
James River Coal wants to auction off business

Opinion

Thursday cartoon
Editorial: Craig Spicer for Putnam school board
Editorial: Juba-Plumley and Martin for House, 13th
Daniel Hall: Deer farms a stalled job opportunity for W.Va.
Readers voice: April 24, 2014

Sports

Herd hires the ‘other’ D’Antoni as basketball coach
Mitch Vingle: Initial reaction to D’Antoni hire not good
Buffalo riding high again after early season struggles
Hickman: Trickett still best bet at QB
Revamped pitching staff paying dividends for WVU

Life

WV Travel Team: What to do in medical emergencies abroad
Pets of the Week: A bunny leads the pack
Coming up: April 23, 2014
Sushi in a salad
Build it Up to beautiful Governor’s Mansion

A&E

Skateboard deckorator: Exhibit by deck artist ramps up at HMOA
At Clay Center, fly tying is both art and science
Things to do Saturday, April 19, 2014
Indian classical music concert set for Friday
‘American Idiot’ closes Marshall Artists Series season Thursday

Outdoors

W.Va. spring gobbler season to open next week
Scott Shalaway: Stinky roots and delicious mushrooms
Turkey Federation spearheads habitat-improvement efforts in W.Va.
Archery tourney allows kids a chance to shine
Outdoors Calendar — April 20

Obituaries

Betty Lou Adkins
Richard England Atkins
Bobby Joe Barker
Harold Wayne Blake
Ruth A. Bailey