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High-scoring Holmes leads WVU into battle vs. Herd
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High-scoring Holmes leads WVU into battle vs. Herd

Bria Holmes was just content to be one of the cogs in West Virginia University’s success last season as a sophomore on a team stocked with seasoned seniors who guided the Mountaineers to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Now the...

West Side Elementary continues to struggle, but other Kanawha schools improve

Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary saw its standardized testing proficiency rates drop even lower in the 2013-14 school year, while Kanawha County high schools on average had their highest four-year graduation rates in at least half a decade....

Elderly woman saved from burning home

An elderly, bed-confined woman was pulled from a burning house on Charleston’s West Side Thursday evening, a firefighter said.

The fire was reported at 1527 Second Ave. at about 6:30 p.m.

The woman was taken to a local hospital. The ...

Attorney: Robb will get financial documents Friday

Former South Charleston Mayor Richie Robb, who recently filed a lawsuit against the city and current Mayor Frank Mullens for financial documents spanning years, will receive those documents by email Friday, city attorney Marey Casey said Thursday....

Cunningham not candidate for WVU AD opening

Petersburg native and interim WVU athletic director Keli Cunningham said on Thursday she does not consider herself a candidate for the job on a permanent basis.

Cunningham, an executive senior associate AD, was asked during a conference call...

Get along, little doggies (photos)
Get along, little doggies (photos)

After president’s unexpected death, Marshall University searches for replacement
After president’s unexpected death, Marshall University searches for replacement

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In a brief meeting Thursday that opened with tears and a moment of silence, Marshall University’s Board of Governors began the process of finding a new leader for the school...

Feds: Southern’s wealth has ‘disappeared’ since Freedom chemical leak
Feds: Southern’s wealth has ‘disappeared’ since Freedom chemical leak

Federal prosecutors Thursday asked that Gary Southern be forced to post a secured bond, saying that $7 million of the former Freedom Industries president’s personal wealth has “dissipated or disappeared,” creating a concern that...

Herd fans will have plenty to do in Florida
Herd fans will have plenty to do in Florida

Marshall fans traveling to watch the Thundering Herd take on the Northern Illinois Huskies in the Boca Raton Bowl in Florida have more to look forward to than just football, beaches and warm weather, Discover The Palm Beaches communication specialist...

Police: Domestic disturbance leads to police stand-off; several charges

A Mingo County man faces a long list of charges after allegedly barricading himself in a residence, firing shots and striking a police cruiser with his SUV Wednesday, according to a criminal complaint.

Terry Kevin Huff, 53, of Varney, locked...

More charges could come in water lab case, prosecutors say

Federal authorities are continuing a criminal investigation of falsified water sampling at a coal industry laboratory in Raleigh County and more charges may be filed in the case, prosecutors said this week in a court filing.

The disclosure by U....

Lottery revenues continue to decrease

Lottery revenues continued to slide in November, falling to $90.45 million, down 8.5 percent from November 2013.

For the first five months of the 2014-15 budget year, the Lottery has gross revenues of $486.38 million, down $27.79 million from...

Tourism survey highlights W.Va. strengths, weaknesses

West Virginia’s image as a tourism destination gets high marks for outdoor recreation opportunities, scenery and affordability, but rates low as being exciting, unique, for having must-see destinations or luxurious accommodations and for...

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