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Britons flock to pigeon show
Britons flock to pigeon show

BLACKPOOL, England — Once a major tourist destination for Britons heading to the beach, the seaside town of Blackpool now draws a different kind of visitor. 

Every January, thousands of pigeon enthusiasts — known as fanciers...

Freedom’s Southern faces additional charge

Former Freedom Industries President Gary Southern is facing two new criminal charges this week, after a federal grand jury in Beckley handed up an indictment that supersedes the one issued last month.

The ...

House votes to repeal state’s alternative energy act

Legislation to repeal the Alternative Energy Portfolio Act is likely to be headed to the governor Friday, after the House of Delegates passed its version of the bill (HB2001) Thursday on a 95-4 vote.

The vote followed more than an hour of floor...

Man accused of killing sister, shooting nephew pleads not guilty

The man accused of killing his sister and shooting his nephew multiple times in Mink Shoals stared at the floor during his arraignment Thursday -- never looking at his mother.

Glenn David Skidmore, 40, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder,...

Puccio stepping down as party chairman to rejoin Manchin
Puccio stepping down as party chairman to rejoin Manchin

Larry Puccio, the chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party, is resigning and will now serve as the leader of Sen. Joe Manchin’s political action committee.

Puccio, a longtime Manchin confidant, served as chief of staff while Manchin ...

Tomblin bill would allow craft beer samples, growlers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Craft beer lovers could score samples on brewery tours or fill growlers to take home for later under a push by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

On Wednesday, lawmakers filed the craft beer bill Tomblin touted in his State...

Trial set for former juvenile guard on sex charges

WHEELING, W.Va. – A former juvenile corrections officer is scheduled to stand trial in March on charges of having sex with an inmate.

Media outlets report that Krisinda McMahon, 41, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in Ohio County Circuit...

Cameron 14-year-old charged in fatal shooting of man

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. – A 14-year-old Cameron boy faces an involuntary manslaughter charge stemming from the fatal shooting of a man.

The boy also is charged in a juvenile petition with wanton endangerment involving a firearm. The Cameron...

East End business wants to develop part of dog park
East End business wants to develop part of dog park

A business in Charleston’s East End wants to relocate to a parcel that includes part of the neighborhood’s dog park, said Charleston Urban Renewal Authority Director Jim Edwards.

The CURA board voted after a closed session last...

Manchin co-chairing Senate General Aviation Caucus

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Sen. Joe Manchin has been named co-chairman of the Senate General Aviation Caucus.

The West Virginia Democrat said Wednesday he will chair the caucus with Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas. Manchin said the caucus is...

Beagles abound at state shelter, left by ‘overwhelmed’ owner

KINGWOOD, W.Va. – Forty-five beagles and beagle mixes are finding new homes in Preston County.

The director of the Preston County Animal Shelter says the nearly four dozen dogs were surrendered Wednesday after their owner said he could no ...

Funerals for: January 22, 2015

Blackshire, Richard A. 7 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home Chapel, Ripley.

Carpenter, Roda F. 2 p.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Fitzpatrick, David 1 p.m., Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum,...

Elza Hammons

Elza Hammons, 92, of Camden-on-Gauley died Jan. 20, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen, with visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m.

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