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School board expected to vote for levy

Kanawha County Library officials are confident the Board of Education will run an excess levy to generate $17.5 million over five years, but voiced concerns that the school board might make a push to cap the levy.

School board President Pete...

School board expected to vote for levy

Kanawha County Library officials are confident the Board of Education will run an excess levy to generate $17.5 million over five years, but voiced concerns that the school board might make a push to cap the levy.

School board President Pete...

Event to discuss urban trail system

An upcoming event will teach Charleston residents how to manage a large trail system near an urban area.

David Gordon, coordinator of the Ridge to Rivers trail system outside Boise, Idaho, will speak...

An Elkview man accused of stealing a car with a 9-month-old baby inside in January entered a guilty plea Monday.

The guilty plea came as Christopher Linville’s trial was about to begin. He was expected to plead guilty last week but...

Man in Mingo scandal sues ex-officials

A former sign maker caught in the middle of a Mingo County controversy is suing several former county officials, alleging they planted evidence on him and later deprived him of his right to hire an attorney of his choosing.

A Mingo County judge ...

Land trust concerned about cycling, pedestrian safety

Members of the Charleston Land Trust are concerned about cyclist and pedestrian safety on Loudon Heights Road. The group passed a motion Monday evening recommended the city’s Streets and Traffic committee take a look at what can be done to make ...

Russian jet passes near US warship

WASHINGTON — A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday.

In the first...

Officials kill five bears following Fla. attack

LAKE MARY, Fla. — After a bear mauled a woman in the driveway of her suburban Florida home, dragging her four feet before she escaped, wildlife officials said Monday that they had killed five of the animals, who had become dangerously...

Prosecutor presses Olympian

PRETORIA, South Africa — The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial on Monday alleged numerous inconsistencies in the athlete’s account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, seeking to show that the...

A juvenile was arrested Monday after allegedly making a bomb threat at Elkview Middle School last week.

On April 9, school officials received a bomb threat, according to Kanawha County sheriff’s Cpl. Brian Humphreys in a news release....

Report pleads for e-cigarette rules

RICHMOND, Va. — Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.

The...

Health care costs expected to dip

WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act’s health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday.

The Congressional Budget Office predicts that health insurance subsidies...

Dad in McDonald’s overdose sentenced

CINCINNATI — A man who overdosed on heroin with his girlfriend at a McDonald’s play area near Cincinnati was sentenced Monday to six months in jail for child endangering.

Robert Palmer, 37, was sentenced by Hamilton County...

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