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Putnam fire claims girl, 3, boy, 9; official says third child, 7, was playing with lighter
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Putnam fire claims girl, 3, boy, 9; official says third child, 7, was playing with lighter

Two children died after being pulled out of a burning mobile home Sunday morning in Putnam County, firefighters said.

A 3-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy died at Charleston Area Medical Center’s Teays Valley Hospital Sunday, said Mark...

2 children dead in Scott Depot house fire
2 children dead in Scott Depot house fire

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. - Two young children died in an accidental house fire Sunday morning at the Nottingham Mobile Home Park in Scott Depot.

A 9-year-old boy and his 3-year-old sister were taken by ambulance to CAMC Teays Valley Hospital, where...

WVU names new policy and politics school after Rockefeller
WVU names new policy and politics school after Rockefeller

In his final trip home to West Virginia as a senator, Jay Rockefeller announced a new school, named in his honor, at West Virginia University and made WVU the permanent home for all of his Senate papers.

Rockefeller participated in a formal...

As coal jobs vanish, miners search for new careers

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — When 61-year-old Glen Turley lost his job as a coal company truck driver, he did what many people his age shudder to consider: He went back to school to find a new career.

Turley took ...

State senator who switched to GOP faces ethics complaint filed by Republican operative

West Virginia Republican Party leaders welcomed state Sen. Daniel Hall, a former Democrat, into their ranks last week, just a month after a top GOP operative filed an ethics complaint against him.

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New testimony faults West Virginia American chemical spill planning

West Virginia American Water did not prudently plan for a possible toxic spill, despite knowing that the Freedom Industries chemical tank facility was located just upstream from its regional drinking-water intake, experts for the West Virginia Public...

Family shares ‘the bond of breast cancer’
Family shares ‘the bond of breast cancer’

An aunt and two nieces joke about some of the things the women in their family have in common, namely a tendency to have blonde hair and to work in health care.

But the women also share something that’s no laughing matter....

Galperin Jewelry closing after more than a century in Charleston
Galperin Jewelry closing after more than a century in Charleston

Bob Shay was living happily in Cleveland, when his life took a turn he never expected.

His father-in-law, Samuel Galperin, enrolled him in classes that helped Shay learn to identify and appreciate fine-cut diamonds and jewelry after he finished...

Manchin quits No Labels group over GOP endorsement in Colo.
Manchin quits No Labels group over GOP endorsement in Colo.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has stepped down from No Labels, the national group that he co-chaired for the past year and a half after the group implicitly endorsed a Republican challenger against a Democratic incumbent in Colorado’s Senate race. ...

Funerals for: November 09, 2014

Belknap, George 1 p.m., Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville.

Chandler, Daborah 2:30 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Crowder, Cindy 6

Daniel, Ruth Ann 3:30 p.m., Rose and Quesenberry Peace ...

Emory R. Paxton

Emory R. Paxton, 69, of Cross Lanes, died Nov. 4, 2014. Burial service was private. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson was in charge of arrangements.

Bernard Wymer

Bernard "Ben" Wymer, 90, of Strange Creek, died Nov. 6, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Mon., Nov. 10, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway. Friends may call two hours prior to service.

Franklin Borders, Jr.

Franklin Dewayne Borders, Jr. 41, of Beckley, died Mon., Nov. 3, 2014. Service will be noon Tues., Nov. 11, at Heart of God Ministries, Beckley. Friends may call one hour prior to the serviced at the church. Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson ...

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