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Community leader’s son expected to plead guilty to drug charge

The son of a Charleston community leader is expected to plead guilty to a drug charge in federal court.

Matthew J. Watts II, 30, of Charleston, was charged by information last week with one count of distributing heroin. Federal prosecutors...

Community leader’s son expected to plead guilty to drug charge

The son of a Charleston community leader is expected to plead guilty to a drug charge in federal court.

Matthew J. Watts II, 30, of Charleston, was charged by information last week with one count of distributing heroin. Federal prosecutors...

Boil-water advisories

The Department of Health and Human Resources has issued a boil-water advisory for the entire Oceana water system following a water main break that caused a loss of water pressure.

The Raleigh County Public Service District has issued a boil-...

One killed in Mason County ATV wreck

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. -- One person is dead following an ATV accident in Mason County.

According to the Mason County Sheriff’s Deparment, Scott Michael Duncan II, 21, of Apple Grove, was killed Sunday when he crashed his ATV into a tree...

Sissonville man charged with arson, battery

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. -- A Sissonville man faces charges of arson and battery after allegedly trying to burn down a house during an argument.

According to Sgt. Brian Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, the Kanawha County...

Ohio County judge criticizes prosecution grand jury tactics

WHEELING, W.Va. – An Ohio County judge isn’t happy with tactics used by the county prosecutor’s office to obtain criminal indictments.

Circuit Judge David Sims said the office’s tactics are legal but they undermine...

One charged in West Side stabbing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Charleston woman is in jail after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend during a fight on the city’s West Side.

Sgt. Tyke Hunt of the Charleston Police Department said Ariel Hill, 22, allegedly got into an argument with...

City of Charles Town, ‘Friends’ group purchase Happy Retreat

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – Charles Town founder Charles Washington’s home, Happy Retreat, has been purchased.

Walter Washington, the president of the Friends of Happy Retreat nonprofit group, tells The Journal that the City of Charles...

W.Va. Wesleyan hosts Governor’s School for the Arts

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – More than 100 high school juniors are participating in the Governor’s School for the Arts at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

The school began on Sunday and runs through July 25. It includes master classes,...

Two injured in fireworks accident in Monongalia County

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia State Police are investigating a fireworks accident that injured two men in Monongalia County.

State police tell media outlets that Lucas Davis of Morgantown and Donnie Kuykendall of Lake Lynn,...

Former girls school’s bell finds new home at Wheeling Jesuit

WHEELING, W.Va. – A century-old bell that once rang at a Catholic girls school has found a new home at Wheeling Jesuit University.

The 800-pound cast iron bell is on display outside the Center for Educational Technologies, which houses...

Funerals for: July 06, 2015

Carte, Paul Jr. 6 p.m., Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Cooper, Barbara Ann 11 a.m., Dodd and Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Corder, Richard 1 p.m., Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Figiel,...

Sandy Wells

Mr. Sandy Wells, 67, of Mount Hope, died July 3, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at Glorious Church of God in Christ, Mount Hope, with visitation beginning one hour prior. Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor,...

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