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Police kill man in struggle on video

LOS ANGELES — Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the city’s Skid Row as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after...

Roundup: MEC tournament begins Tuesday

Pairings for the Mountain East Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournament were finalized on Sunday with first-round games scheduled for campus sites on Tuesday.

Both the West Virginia State men’s and women’s ...

Lawmakers at odds over campaign finance overhaul

West Virginia lawmakers are wrestling over a bill that would significantly raise campaign contribution limits and allow corporations to funnel money directly to candidates for the first time.

Senate Republicans laud the bill (SB541), saying...

Ward 7 candidates see diverse needs
Ward 7 candidates see diverse needs

Charleston’s City Council race Ward 7 is packed with candidates in both the Democratic and Republican primary races.

Democrat Archie Chestnut, a former city councilman, said Ward 7 is diverse and has diverse problems and needs....

Reclamation costs among debts assumed by Justice with new purchase

When Jim Justice bought back his West Virginia mining operations from the Russian company he sold them to a few years earlier, the difference seemed stark.

In 2009, Justice sold his Bluestone Coal operations in McDowell and Wyoming counties to...

Cabin Creek man allegedly stabs girlfriend 13 times

A Cabin Creek man allegedly stabbed his girlfriend in the hand 13 times, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

The alleged abuser blamed the domestic violence on a cold dinner, the complaint says....

Senate passes charter schools bill

Legislation allowing establishment of autonomous charter schools (SB14) passed the Senate Monday evening on a party-line 18-16 vote.

The bill would allow non-profit or public organizations to operate state-funded charter schools on a pilot basis,...

Man allegedly huffs paint, assaults officer

A St. Albans man allegedly threatened to kill a police officer after huffing spray paint, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

Kanawha County Sheriff’s Deputy Cpl. J.A. Ratliff found Glen Allen...

Repeal bill baffles Common Core backers
Repeal bill baffles Common Core backers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House of Delegates passed a bill Saturday to repeal Common Core standards in West Virginia, but the state schools superintendent says he doesn’t know what specific standards legislators have problems with....

Getting on track for spring (photo)
Getting on track for spring (photo)

Bill would roll back chemical tank oversight

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislation making its way through the Statehouse would ease West Virginia’s new oversight of aboveground chemical storage tanks by cutting back on state inspections, allowing lesser safety standards for some tanks,...

Senate drops veterans’ construction projects from bill

A House amendment to direct $1.5 million of state Lottery profits to construction projects to benefit veterans may be short-lived, after the Senate deleted the proposal from the bill (HB2213) Monday.

With veterans filling House galleries for...

Federal court hears gag order appeal in Blankenship case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A gag order in the criminal case of the West Virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 men violates the First Amendment by barring virtually anyone from discussing it publicly, a lawyer for media organizations said Monday....

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