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State transportation official charged with DUI



The spokesman for the state Department of Transportation – which stresses the importance of driver’s safety and alcohol awareness – was arrested and charged with driving under...

Auto TV program MotorWeek filming in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Automotive TV program MotorWeek is featuring West Virginia’s Interstate 79 compressed natural gas corridor in an upcoming episode.

The West Virginia Department of Commerce says the show is set to film in...

Deadline looms to apply for W.Va. historic grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Time is running out to apply for historic preservation development grants through the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

The State Historic Preservation Office says about $200,000 in grants will be awarded...

Public hearing set on Fayette waste wells’ permits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State regulators have scheduled a public hearing on a company’s application to renew permits for two underground injection wells in Fayette County.

Danny E. Webb Construction Inc. operates the wells at a...

Proposed natural gas plant gets W.Va. air permit

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. – State regulators have granted an air quality permit for a proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Moundsville.

A Department of Environmental Protection legal notice says the plant is authorized to annually emit...

Princeton bans drug paraphernalia

PRINCETON, W.Va. – Princeton has banned bongs, marijuana growing kits and other drug paraphernalia.

A new ordinance also prohibits items that have traces of illegal drugs, such as scales and vials. Items used to conceal illegal drugs,...

Freedom’s Southern set for court appearance in Florida

Former Freedom Industries President Gary Southern is scheduled to make an initial court appearance in Florida this afternoon, after being charged Monday with a bankruptcy fraud...

Clergy, cops gather to talk race and community
Clergy, cops gather to talk race and community

Ferguson, Missouri, where protests and riots have followed the shooting of Michael Brown, a black male, by white police officer Darren Wilson, has left religious leaders in the Kanawha Valley and beyond wondering how to prevent such tumult from...

After big gains, W.Va. GOP leaders work on agenda
After big gains, W.Va. GOP leaders work on agenda

After making historic gains in the November election, West Virginia’s state and federal Republican leaders are promising “unprecedented cooperation” to create jobs, lower taxes and fight the U.S. Department of Environmental...

FBI: Former Freedom president devised scheme to distance himself from company
FBI: Former Freedom president devised scheme to distance himself from company

Gary Southern, the former Freedom Industries president, faces federal charges for allegedly lying about his role at the bankrupt firm to protect his personal fortune from legal actions over the January chemical spill at Freedom’s Elk River...

Steel beams arriving for Coonskin Park bridge
Steel beams arriving for Coonskin Park bridge

Officials for Coonskin Park said contractors plan to start putting up steel this week on a new bridge to span the Elk River into Coonskin Park.

“They’ve got both sides ready, and they’re ready to bring the beams and steel in,...

Funerals for: December 09, 2014

Bird, Geneva 11 a.m., Cunningham

Boggess, David, Jr. 7 p.m., Gatens

Bryant, Geneva Noon, Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville.

Fulks, Charles 1 p.m., Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston....

Samuel B. Gallogoly

Samuel B. Gallogoly, 88, of Cowen, died Dec. 6, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the funeral home.

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