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Longtime Charleston retailer Sport Mart to close its doors
Longtime Charleston retailer Sport Mart to close its doors

Company cites Internet, big chain competition for decision; liquidation sale set for Aug. 1

Could state take over West Side schools?

Making the West Side of Charleston its own school district — separate from the Kanawha County school system and overseen by the state — is the latest suggestion in an attempt to turn around the area’s struggling schools....

Police identify man shot by Parkersburg police

Authorities have released the name of a man shot by Parkersburg police on Tuesday after he allegedly pulled a gun on officers.

Paul Christopher Johnson, 42, of Parkersburg, was shot about 1:30 p.m. by officers of the Parkersburg Police...

Minnesota priest resigns after allegations of abuse in West Virginia

A Minnesota priest resigned after a Catholic clergy review board investigated allegations from a mission trip to West Virginia.

Joseph Gallatin rubbed the chest and stomach under the shirt of a 17-...

Missing woman’s family plans fundraiser to keep case alive

Melanie Metheny’s family isn’t about to let her fade from the public memory — and they hope that a recent court case might pave the way for new information about her disappearance.

It’s been eight years since Metheny, ...

New Kanawha deputy continues training
New Kanawha deputy continues training

Twelve weeks into his 16-week training regimen, Kanawha County sheriff’s deputy trainee John Kiser is pretty sure he’s going to graduate from the West Virginia State Police Academy.

“It’s going pretty good,”...

CSB: Hancock plant deaths show need for OSHA dust rule
CSB: Hancock plant deaths show need for OSHA dust rule

Federal regulators, state inspectors and company officials did not take steps that could have prevented a December 2010 explosion and fire that killed three workers at a Hancock County metals recycling plant, U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigators...

Meth makers adjust to cold-meds restriction in W.Va.

Because several drugstore chains in West Virginia have stopped stocking specific cold medications that fuel methamphetamine labs, meth cooks are now buying related medicines that haven’t been restricted, a Kanawha County drug task force heard...

 DHHR files appeal in psych hospitals case

The Department of Health and Human Resources has appealed part of an order issued by Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Duke Bloom in an ongoing civil lawsuit centered on West Virginia’s psychiatric hospitals, arguing that a directive regarding ...

‘A serious corrosion problem’ found: As Freedom tanks come down, CSB says MCHM started leaking long before Jan. 9 discovery
‘A serious corrosion problem’ found: As Freedom tanks come down, CSB says MCHM started leaking long before Jan. 9 discovery

Citing “extensive corrosion,” federal investigators said an MCHM chemical storage tank at the Freedom Industries site along the Elk River likely was leaking prior to the Jan. 9 spill that contaminated the drinking water for 300,000...

West Virginia’s Sport Mart to close after 84 years in business
West Virginia’s Sport Mart to close after 84 years in business

Since it opened in 1930, a year into the Great Depression, Sport Mart has supplied decades of West Virginia residents with sports equipment and uniforms. The store moved out of downtown Charleston in the 1980s, and has fought the growth of megastore...

Task force passes delayed demolition ordinance

After three months of discussion, the Strong Neighborhoods Task Force approved Wednesday a proposed delayed demolition ordinance that would allow the Charleston Historic Landmarks Commission to place a waiting period on structures or districts it...

Former Hurricane firefighter indicted over alleged attack on girlfriend

A former Hurricane volunteer firefighter was indicted for allegedly trying to run over his girlfriend with his truck, in one of 33 indictments returned by a Putnam County grand jury this week.

Jessie Shearer, 23, of Culloden, has been indicted...

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