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Sobriety checkpoints set for Jefferson

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Police will be holding a sobriety checkpoint Friday in Jefferson.

The checkpoint will run from 7 p.m. Friday until 1 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 60 in front of the old Value City department store in Jefferson.

Police: woman offered sex to set man up for attack
Police: woman offered sex to set man up for attack

A South Charleston woman is wanted for robbery after setting a man up for an attack by inviting him to her home for sex, police said.

Cortney Cain, 19, allegedly set up the June 16 attack at a...

W.Va. rural roads third worst in nation, study says

Rural roads tend to be in worse condition and have higher fatality rates than urban roadways, with West Virginia’s rural roads among the worst in the nation, according a study released Thursday by TRIP, a private, nonprofit organization devoted ...

Former commerce secretary Bulla dies

West Virginia’s first Commerce Secretary, Tom Bulla, who was known for his common sense and empowering management style, died Wednesday in his Lewisburg home from Alzheimer’s complications. He was 75.

Bulla was born in Wilmington,...

No plans in place for air monitoring during Freedom cleanup

State and federal environmental agencies have no plans in place to monitor air quality for emissions of the toxic chemical MCHM as work tearing down chemical storage tanks is set to begin next week at the Freedom Industries...

MCHM could be more toxic than reported, new study says

The main chemical that leaked into the region’s Elk River drinking water supply might be much more toxic than has previously been reported, according to a new analysis made public Thursday by a researcher who has investigated the incident for...

Weather service confirms tornado near Fairmont

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down near Fairmont this week during a summer storm.

The weather service says the EF-1 tornado traveled about 2 miles along a narrow path between the...

W.Va. Ethics Commission postpones franking opinion
W.Va. Ethics Commission postpones franking opinion

In its first meeting, the newly configured West Virginia Ethics Commission borrowed a page from the old Ethics Commission on Thursday and, for a second straight month, postponed action on an advisory opinion upholding the Legislature’s franking ...

Driver killed after being involved in several crashes

A motorist died on Thursday afternoon after he crashed on Interstate 79, and after he collided with several vehicles in and around Charleston, authorities said.

The man’s 2003 Chevrolet Impala reportedly struck several vehicles on...

Boil-water advisories

The city of Gary has issued a boil-water advisory for the Thorpe area because of a water line break.

Also, the McDowell County Public Service District has issued a boil-water advisory for Pageton, Skygusty, Anawalt and Jenkinjones, also because...

East End bakery to change name, expand offerings
East End bakery to change name, expand offerings

East End bakery Frutcake plans to expand its offerings and change its name, said owner Keeley Steele.

Charleston’s Board of Zoning Appeals approved a conditional use permit Thursday that will allow the quirky neighborhood coffee shop to...

Struggling swimmer pulled from Kanawha River

Kanawha County Deputy Emergency Services Director C.W. Sigman helped keep a man from drowning Thursday afternoon.

Sigman said he was sitting in his office at the Kanawha County Courthouse when an emergency call came in just before 2 p.m. about a ...

W.Va. police in running for best-looking cruiser

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia State Police are in the running for the best-looking cruiser.

WCHS-TV reports that the blue cruiser with the gold top is in a nationwide online contest with state police agencies across the...

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