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Morrisey asks judge to delay ruling on same-sex marriage

Despite a high court recently ruling Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey wants a federal judge in West Virginia to delay acting on a similar case.

Elbert Lin,...

Church’s outdoor fridge raises questions in Ravenswood
Church’s outdoor fridge raises questions in Ravenswood

Last weekend, the Rev. Shauna Hyde and the congregants at First United Methodist Church in Ravenswood plugged in what they all thought would be a great way to allow unrestricted access to food for the needy in Jackson County -- a refrigerator....

Two dead in fire in St. Albans

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. -- The state fire marshal’s office has determined that “careless smoking” was the cause of a fire that left two people dead in St. Albans on Wednesday.

A male and female were found dead in the house at 2069 ...

Work underway for electric project in W.Va.

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – FirstEnergy Corp. says construction is underway on a new transmission substation in Doddridge County to help meet the electric demands of the area’s rapidly expanding Marcellus Shale gas industry.

The company also ...

W.Va., Pa., Ohio coal supporters rally before EPA hearings in Pittsburgh
W.Va., Pa., Ohio coal supporters rally before EPA hearings in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top elected state officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal...

Teen reportedly robbed downtown

A teenager was mugged in downtown Charleston on Tuesday by three men who allegedly beat him before taking off with his cell phone and other items, according to a court document.

The 15-year-old victim was walking through Brawley Walkway between...

State gets 2 tornadoes in one day

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia gets few tornadoes on average every year, yet two of them occurred on one recent day.

While the sheer number of annual tornadoes pales in comparison to other states,...

In pictures and rhetoric, guns prominent in Senate campaign

If there is a single ubiquitous image in the campaign for U.S. Senate in West Virginia, it may be Secretary of State Natalie Tennant holding a muzzleloader.

Tennant, the Democratic candidate, often brings the gun, a relic of her college days as...

Amended lawsuit asks for refunds for all Dirty Girl runners

A lawsuit filed over the cancellation of Charleston’s Dirty Girl Mud Run was amended Wednesday to include women who still aren’t getting a refund.

On Friday, Eventbrite -- the ticketing company used for the event -- announced it...

Recall issued for pork products from Cabell farm

The state Department of Agriculture’s Meat and Poultry Inspection Division has issued a “public health alert” for two meat products from a Cabell County farm.

The department has not heard of any illnesses from the...

Road work: July 31, 2014

West Virginia Paving will pave the following Charleston street from to 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday:

Churchill Drive, from Wilkie Drive to Maefair Drive.

Local VA facilities provide good care

Botched execution shows injustice of death penalty

Community effort creating needed trails


Community efforts to establish trails and greenways in the Charleston area have made the local headlines. I invited David Gordon, the Coordinator of the Ridges to Rivers Trail System in Boise,...

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