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Trickett’s first kiss was Saban’s daughter

Having grown up in a football family, West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett probably knows more college football coaches than any player in the country. Turns out he knew one coach’s daughter, too.

That would be Alabama coach Nick...

Lottery revenues rebound slightly in July
Lottery revenues rebound slightly in July

After hitting the dubious milestone -- less than $100 million in monthly revenue in June for the first time since 2003 -- monthly state Lottery revenues rebounded slightly in July, with total revenue of $101 million.

That was up 6 percent from...

State nursing board should do more to protect public, audit says

A state licensing board should do more to protect West Virginia residents from bad nurses, because “the potential for public harm is substantial,” according to an audit released Tuesday.

The Legislative Auditor’s office...

Ag agency audit finds possible fraud

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Investigators found “additional instances of possible fraud or abuse” during the final 18 months of former state Agriculture Commissioner Gus Douglass’ tenure, according to a follow-up audit of the state ...

Federal appeals court says groups can sue over Blair Mountain

A coalition of labor, environmental and historic preservation organizations can sue the federal government to preserve the historic site of Blair Mountain in Logan County from mountaintop removal mining, a panel of three federal judges ruled Tuesday....

Dollar General employee robbed leaving work

A Dollar General employee was robbed while leaving work at the Washington Street West store to make a deposit Tuesday morning, Charleston Police Sgt. Tony Hazelett said.

The man suffered minor injuries from being struck in the head with an...

Warrant issued for armed robbery in Rand

RAND, W.Va. -- Police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a man who allegedly fired several shots near his victim while attempting an armed robbery, according to a release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department.

Christopher...

Revisions discussed for two-county emergency plan

While most of the emergency response to the Jan. 9 chemical leak went well, there were still some areas where changes might be made, officials said Tuesday.

About two dozen state, local and county officials from Kanawha and Putnam counties met...

CPD to conduct DUI/child safety seat checkpoints
H&R Block looks to hire 300; job fair Wednesday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — H&R Block tax service is looking to hire more than 300 people for its Southern West Virginia operation.

The company is hosting a career fair Wednesday at its Dunbar district office, 1020 Grosscup Ave.

“We...

WVU band to perform in McDowell, Mercer

BRADSHAW, W.Va. — The West Virginia University marching band will take a side trip to McDowell County on its way to this weekend’s start of the college football season in Atlanta.

The Mountaineer...

Upcoming reunions

Gwinn family: Sunday, Lockbridge United Methodist Church grounds, Lockbridge, located approximately 2½ miles on Lockbridge Road, off W.Va. 20 near Meadow Bridge. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Sunday and the Rev. Scott Ingleton will give the...

Boil-water advisory issued for parts of Huntington

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