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Incident at Yeager Airport result of personal hygiene products

A chemical leak at Yeager Airport late Wednesday that sent two airport workers to the hospital and closed the airport for about three hours was an accident, airport officials believe.

Yeager Airport Director Rick Atkinson said the substance...

Incident at Yeager Airport result of personal hygiene products

A chemical leak at Yeager Airport late Wednesday that sent two airport workers to the hospital and closed the airport for about three hours was an accident, airport officials believe.

Yeager Airport Director Rick Atkinson said the substance...

Kanawha, Putnam officers obtain nearly 80 warrants for drug crimes

Police from Kanawha and Putnam counties have not conducted a warrant round-up that covered as wide an area as Thursday’s in years, according to the officers involved.

Police had made nearly 30 arrests out of about 80 drug-related warrants ...

Paralyzed parachutist making 876-foot bridge jump
Paralyzed parachutist making 876-foot bridge jump

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Plunging off an 876-foot-high bridge with only a parachute as a lifeline is nerve-wracking enough.

Lonnie Bissonnette does it in a wheelchair. He even sticks the landing.

Paralyzed below the waist since a 2004...

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Former Williamson mayor gets probation

A judge said the felony charge that former Williamson mayor and Bank of Mingo branch manager Darrin McCormick was convicted of for lying to federal agents was punishment enough and sentenced him to three years probation.

U.S. District Court...

Agricultural lime plant opens in Pocahontas County

MILL POINT, W.Va. – West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick says a new lime plant in Pocahontas County will help farmers improve their land and increase production.

Helmick and other officials participated in a ribbon-cutting...

Saint Francis Hospital offering free drive-through flu shots Sunday

Saint Francis Hospital will be offering free drive-through flu shots from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until supplies last) Sunday in the hospital’s circle drive off Laidley Street.

Those interested can roll up their sleeve, roll down their...

Two-vehicle wreck shuts down interstate

A two-vehicle accident shut down Interstate 77 at the 99 mile marker near Charleston Thursday afternoon, according to a Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatcher. The wreck happened around 12:45 p.m. A patient with chest and back injuries was taken to the...

Kanawha parks board votes to keep director

The Kanawha County Board of Parks and Recreation voted 6-1 on Thursday morning to keep Jeff Hutchinson as the county parks department’s executive director.

Board member Pat Donahoe cast the only vote against keeping Hutchinson....

WVa race: Rahall outspent Jenkins more than 2-to-1

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Democratic Congressman Nick Rahall spent $1.2 million last quarter for his tough re-election bid, more than double what GOP opponent Evan Jenkins spent.

As political ads flooded the airwaves in the race, Jenkins spent...

Signs to mark Dunloup Creek area’s history

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. – Interpretive signs are planned at four locations in Fayette County to mark the history of Dunloup Creek area.

Fayette County resource coordinator Kelly Drey tells The Register-Herald that the signs will be located in...

$200m W.Va. police shooting lawsuit dismissed

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – A federal judge has dismissed a $200 million lawsuit stemming from a fatal police shooting in West Virginia.

U.S. District Judge Gina Groh ruled Wednesday that Martinsburg police officers didn’t use excessive...

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