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Fire closes Fifth Avenue at 27th Street in Huntington

Fifth Avenue in Huntington was closed at 27th Street late Monday night as firefighters battled a blaze at a podiatry office. The fire was reported around 10:15 p.m. at 2735 Fifth Ave., according to a Cabell County 911 dispatcher. All but one engine of...

St. Albans Council enacts comprehensive plan

St. Albans City Council on Monday evening enacted a comprehensive plan for the next decade, as mandated by state code.

At a public hearing held 15 minutes prior to the City Council meeting, only Mayor Dick Callaway and Norman Clerc spoke. Clerc...

Man kills himself during Pocahontas traffic stop

HILLSBORO, W.Va. — A 56-year-old man killed himself during a traffic stop on U.S. 219 in Pocahontas County on Friday, according to State Police.

Scott Howard Ragsdale, of Hillsboro, was riding in a vehicle driven by Jessie Allen Ragsdale, ...

Two men found dead in residence

Two men, with no visible traumatic injuries, were found dead in a house near St. Albans on Monday afternoon, police say.

Someone called 911 from a residence in the 1600 block of Ferrell Road at about 1:40 p.m. and said another person was dead at ...

Putnam school board approves 2015-2016 operating budget

WINFIELD -- Putnam County Schools has budgeted $112.8 million for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.

On Monday evening, the Putnam County Board of Education approved the proposed budget that will now be sent to the West Virginia Department of...

Dunbar to demolish condemned properties

The Dunbar City Council on Monday voted to demolish two condemned properties. The properties, located at 2003 Wilson Street and 2038 Wilson Street, were donated by NAJ LLC, a Charleston-based real estate holdings company. The city will demolish the...

Andy’s Grill, a WVSU fixture for nearly 60 years, scheduled for demolition
Andy’s Grill, a WVSU fixture for nearly 60 years, scheduled for demolition

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Andy’s Grill, an Institute landmark where generations of West Virginia State students got together over ribs, hot bologna sandwiches and wings, has a date with the wrecking ball, possibly as early as Tuesday, but more ...

Family says murder charge was unfair in overdose death

The uncle of the man charged with murder for allegedly supplying heroin that contributed to a woman’s death says his nephew is being unfairly singled out.

Jeffrey Bowman, the uncle of Steven Craig Coleman, also sympathizes with the family ...

WV lawmaker: Tax reform alone isn’t enough

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After day-long testimony Monday from academics and experts from national organizations, a co-chairman of the legislative Select Committee on Tax Reform said reform ultimately may not mean big cuts or massive shifts in tax...

Mountain State U students still not paid from settlement
Mountain State U students still not paid from settlement

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former Mountain State University students still haven’t received their portions of a settlement with the school that judges approved in late February.

The settlement totaled more than $18.5 million. Charleston...

Corporate Cup celebrates 30 years
Corporate Cup celebrates 30 years

For some, it’s about physically challenging the body. For others, it’s a chance to step away from the pressures of work and play games with coworkers. For Jim Strawn, the 55-year-old director of marketing at Highland Hospital,...

Intersection at West Side sinkhole to be closed indefinitely
Intersection at West Side sinkhole to be closed indefinitely

Officials for West Virginia American Water weren’t sure Monday how long the intersection at Florida Street and Third Avenue would be closed, after a sinkhole opened at the intersection on Charleston’s West Side.

Water company...

Blankenship asks appeals court to disqualify district judges

Lawyers for former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship on Monday asked an appeals court to disqualify all federal judges in Southern West Virginia from presiding over his trial on criminal mine safety and securities charges.


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