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Turnpike traffic up over Labor Day
Turnpike traffic up over Labor Day

Final numbers aren’t yet available, but Labor Day holiday traffic on the West Virginia Turnpike appears to be up about 1.7 percent over the 2013 holiday weekend, Steve Maynard, director of tolls for the Parkways Authority, said...

Turnpike traffic up over Labor Day
Turnpike traffic up over Labor Day

Final numbers aren’t yet available, but Labor Day holiday traffic on the West Virginia Turnpike appears to be up about 1.7 percent over the 2013 holiday weekend, Steve Maynard, director of tolls for the Parkways Authority, said Tuesday....

House GOP leader urges caution on chemical tank bill

House Minority Leader Tim Armstead on Tuesday said Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin should take a cautious approach when considering calling a special session to make changes to the chemical tank safety bill passed after January’s water crisis in the...

Logan County man killed in rollover wreck near Sissonville

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. -- A Logan County woman was injured and her husband killed when their car rolled over on Interstate 77 near Sissonville early Tuesday morning.

Jonathan Copley, 44, of Man, was killed in the accident, Cpl. Brian Humphreys of...

Boil-water advisories

Beckley Water Co. has lifted the boil-water advisory for Dutch Lane, Millers Lane, Gristmill Drive and Millstone Drive, in Old Mill Village.

The Wilderness Public Service District has lifted the...

C8 medical monitoring begins in Mid-Ohio Valley

PARKERSBURG -- Starting this week, tens of thousands of Mid-Ohio Valley whose drinking water was contaminated with the DuPont Co. chemical C8 can apply for free blood tests and medical screenings to uncover illnesses that could be related to toxic...

Ex-Wyoming County aging director, insurer settle lawsuit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – An insurer has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by former Wyoming County Council on Aging director Bob Graham over its refusal to provide a defense for Graham after he was sued by the state.

Graham said ...

Man arrested for South Hills and Kanawha City burglaries
Man arrested for South Hills and Kanawha City burglaries

A Kanawha City man who allegedly broke into homes in Kanawha City and South Hills was arrested Monday night, police said.

Jordan Dickens, 24, is charged with two counts of burglary, according to Charleston Police Chief of Detectives Lt. Steve...

Kanawha parks officials weigh fate of director
Kanawha parks officials weigh fate of director

Members of the Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission want to review transcripts from last month’s timber theft trial before deciding on the fate of Parks Director Jeff Hutchinson.

The parks board talked about the trial and...

Labor leaders see signs of hope
Labor leaders see signs of hope

Last year, union membership for all wage and salary workers held steady at 11.3 percent. Labor leaders hope that’s one sign that a decades-long decline in union membership may be slowing or stopping.

“The national labor movement is ...

Attorney can’t question Plants before hearing, judges rule

The attorney representing Kanawha County commissioners in their attempt to remove county Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants won’t be allowed to question Plants before a hearing on the matter.

Three judges appointed to hear the removal...

Website offers medical cost comparisons for W.Va.

More than 15 million Americans were covered by high-deductible insurance plans as of January 2013, according to America’s Health Insurance Plans — a marked jump from the one million covered by similar plans in 2005.

With maximum...

Cross Lanes teenager met alleged killer on Internet, police say
Cross Lanes teenager met alleged killer on Internet, police say

An Ohio man accused in the slaying of a Cross Lanes teenager met the girl over the Internet, according to detectives.

Ernest Michael Roach, 36, of Racine, Ohio, was charged with murder this morning by the Meigs County prosecuting attorney in the ...

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