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Judge won’t let Kanawha prosecutor have trial

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A magistrate judge has denied a West Virginia prosecutor’s request to go to trial on misdemeanor domestic violence charges instead of participating in an intervention program.

Mark Plants is charged with...

State board OKs agreement for deaf, blind schools

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Officials are strengthening the partnership between the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College.

The West Virginia Board of Education on Thursday...

W.Va. gets $1M for anti-drug abuse program

BEAVER, W.Va. – West Virginia is getting more than $1 million over the next three years to develop an anti-drug abuse program.

Rep. Nick Rahall says the state was chosen by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the funding....

WWII warplanes draw fans of all ages
WWII warplanes draw fans of all ages

PARKERSBURG — Earlier this week, Charlie Marshall of Williamstown was among hundreds of people to walk through one of only six B-17 Flying Fortress bombers still in flying condition when the Collings...

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Funerals for: August 15, 2014

Bailey, John S. 2 p.m., Marmet Cemetery, Marmet.

Bella, Charles Jr. 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Bowyer, Martha A. 1 p.m., Highlawn Baptist Church, St. Albans.

Carte, David M. 3:30 ...

David Michael Carte

David Michael Carte of Elkview passed away at Abbyshire Place, Bidwell, Ohio.

He was a laborer for Central Distributing and was preceded in death by his parents, Holly Carte and Ruth Jarvis Clark.

He is survived by his brother, Adam Carte...

Todd Alan Mastin

Todd Alan Mastin, 50, of Horn Lake, Miss., died Aug. 8, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Morris Funeral Home, Cowen. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at the funeral home.

Pama Kay Strickland
Pama Kay Strickland

Pama Kay Strickland, 62, of Wills Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

She was a secretary at McJunkin and was a devoted Christian and a member of Sandrun Gospel Tabernacle Church, Youngs...

Basil Keith Ennis
Basil Keith Ennis

Basil Keith Ennis, 59, of St. Albans, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 13, 2014 at his home.

He was born in Kanawha County on Jan. 11, 1955. He was preceded in death by his father, Basil Ennis; mother, Wilda Eskew; stepdad, Wythal Eskew;...

Chester K. Thaxton
Chester K. Thaxton

Chester Keith Thaxton, 66, of South Charleston, died Wednesday, Aug. 13 at home.

He attended Smith Creek Church of God and was a member of the Charleston Pythian Lodge and the St. Albans Moose Lodge.

Keith enjoyed playing poker with all of ...

Rev. Robert "Bob" Fields
Rev. Robert "Bob" Fields

The Rev. Robert "Bob" Fields, 79, of Charleston, crossed over Jordan on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 at 4:14 a.m. and met Jesus just inside the Eastern Gate.

He was a member of Teamsters Local No. 175 and retired from Criss and Shaver Concrete. Bob...

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