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Police charge man in bar break-ins

A 36-year-old California man was arrested by Charleston Police on Wednesday on breaking and entering charges related to the theft of safes from a series of Charleston taverns in recent weeks.

Police said James Arthur Smith Jr. was involved in...

‘Life is a Cabaret’ with the Gay Men’s Chorale
‘Life is a Cabaret’ with the Gay Men’s Chorale

Join the Charleston Gay Men’s Chorale for “Life is a Cabaret!” at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Culture Center Great Hall. The concert features 14 songs from the stage and screen. Plus, light hors d’oeuvres will be served....

State’s unemployment rate heading wrong way in August

West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose three-tenths of a percentage point to 6.6 percent in August, according to data released this week by WorkForce West...

Arrests made in connection with dump truck theft

Ohio police have arrested two men who allegedly stole a dump truck near Sissonville on Sunday, robbed a convenience store and then left the truck abandoned and burning.

Cpl. Brian Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department said...

Superintendent touts Putnam ACT scores

WINFIELD — The superintendent of Putnam County Schools lauded the district Monday for scoring above the national and state average in all four ACT categories this year.

Putnam students, who continually rank at ...

Highly-anticipated ‘Gotham’ among week’s premieres
Highly-anticipated ‘Gotham’ among week’s premieres

This week starts the fall network season in earnest with a half dozen series premieres between Sunday and Wednesday. Here’s a look at what’s new:

“Madam Secretary,” 8:30 p.m. Sunday, CBS.


Super Heavy Duty and Farnsworth on latest PopCult video round-up

“RFC MINI SHOW” No. 38, online now at the PopCult blog (, stars Super Heavy Duty, a supergroup consisting of members of The Pistol Whippers, The Tom McGees, Beaver Knievel and 69 Fingers.


In short: Sept. 18-24

James Taylor tickets

Tickets for James Taylor’s Nov. 28 concert at the Charleston Civic Center go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. They are $65 and $85, plus additional fees. Purchase through the Civic Center box office, by phone at 800-745-...

WVU’s Worley charged with battery against a woman

MORGANTOWN -- A warrant was issued this afternoon charging West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley with misdemeanor battery after he allegedly grabbed a woman by the throat and pushed her down at a Morgantown nightclub late Saturday night.


Tomblin: Festivals, fairs won’t suffer next budget

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says festivals and fairs likely won’t suffer in next year’s budget.

Tomblin tells the Parkersburg News and Sentinel that his upcoming budget proposal would maintain the $1.9 million...

U.S. funding to enhance W.Va. state police forensics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Nearly $342,000 in federal funding is headed to the West Virginia State Police to improve the state forensic laboratory.

The funding announced by U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall will be used to update and purchase new technology,...

Cornhole returning to Charleston Civic Center

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Cornhole is coming back to Charleston.

The American Cornhole Organization is holding the first major tournament of its 2014-15 season on Friday and Saturday at the Charleston Civic Center.

Competitions will be...

WVU’s top legal officer retiring

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University’s top legal officer is retiring.

William H. Hutchens III says his retirement is effective Oct. 17.

Hutchens arrived at WVU in March 2010 to take over the legal affairs team. In...

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