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Former Air National Guard general, Charleston native Koch dies at 81
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Former Air National Guard general, Charleston native Koch dies at 81

Former commander of West Virginia Air National Guard dead at age of 81

Intruders sneak under fence at Top-O-Rock
Intruders sneak under fence at Top-O-Rock

Several teenagers and one of their fathers crawled under a fence to reach the distinctive Top-O-Rock home in Charleston this week, according to a spokeswoman for the property owners.

Rebecca Kimmons, speaking on behalf of property owners Dr....

Cornucopia couple to retire, hope to sell store
Cornucopia couple to retire, hope to sell store

After 28 years in business on Bridge Road, Nancy and Mike Ward are ready to retire.

“We’ve been working seven days a week for several years, and I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we’re not getting any younger,...

Long-awaited WV highways report out next week

A long-awaited, much-delayed report on ways to increase state funding for highways construction and maintenance will be released next week, Administration Secretary Jason Pizatella confirmed Thursday.

The final report of the Governor’s...

State’s tobacco settlement payments have been steady

Payments to the state from major cigarette manufacturers under the national Tobacco Settlement Agreement has held steady at about $63 million a year for the past two years.

Financial advisor Paul Creedon told the state Tobacco Finance Settlement ...

Manchin opposes fast-track trade negotiation bill

Sen. Joe Manchin, D.-W.Va., continues to oppose Trade Promotion Authority legislation that would give the White House fast-track authority to secretly negotiate trade deals with foreign countries, including the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership....

Charleston felon admits having gun

A Charleston man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Several firearms were found in Charles Corey Michael’s apartment on the East End in March, according to a news release from U.S....

Polls open on Saturday for Charleston election

Polls open early on Saturday for Charleston’s general election.

All of the city’s elected positions are open for filling.

Running for mayor are incumbent Mayor Danny Jones, a Republican, and Democrat Paul Monroe.

Jones...

Gas prices expected to rise before falling
Gas prices expected to rise before falling

Gas prices are up locally so far in May, but consumers can expect prices to go down in the next few months, said Jeff Pelton, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.

Statewide, prices on regular gasoline are up 9.1 cents, and 12.3 cents in...

Detroit man admits selling pills in Charleston

A man from Detroit pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Charleston to illegally distributing prescription pain pills.

Deangelo Cann, 25, admitted to distributing oxymorphone, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth...

Oak Hill man indicted on murder charge

A man who walked into the Oak Hill Police Department last year and told the secretary he had shot and killed a man was indicted by a Fayette County grand jury on a murder charge Thursday.

Robert Ivelt Brown Jr. 44, told the secretary at the...

US Airways likely to stop flying this fall
US Airways likely to stop flying this fall

After more than 75 years of flying, the end is near for US Airways.

American Airlines plans to shut down the venerable carrier over a 90-day stretch that could begin as soon as July, which would mean a final departure around October....

Hatcher steps down as Logan coach

Mark Hatcher, who guided the storied program at Logan to a pair of state championships, has stepped down as boys basketball coach.

Hatcher, 44, is taking a position as a nurse consultant for a medical equipment company, Mountaineer Medical,...

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