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4 indicted in Freedom chemical leak case
4 indicted in Freedom chemical leak case

Four owners and managers of Freedom Industries have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection to the chemical leak that tainted the drinking water of thousands of West Virginians.

Former Freedom Industries President Gary...

Manchin defends spending bill, surgeon general votes

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., defended his vote against the $1.1 trillion “omnibus bill” passed by Congress passed last weekend, and his vote against the president’s nominee as U.S. surgeon general, during a telephone press...

The gift that keeps on giving: Idiot Box’s 9th annual character gift guide
The gift that keeps on giving: Idiot Box’s 9th annual character gift guide

There are only seven shopping days left until Christmas, and I haven’t bought any of my gifts yet — for the recipients on my annual character gift guide, that is. With Christmas just a week away, I’ve decided to start my...

Waiting list for in-home care program slashed

A streamlined application process for in-home care for elderly and disabled West Virginians has reduced the wait-list for the program from more than 2,500 people last year to fewer than 1,500 currently, Cindy Beane, a deputy commissioner for the state ...

UC sports center to add academic functions after $5 million donation
UC sports center to add academic functions after $5 million donation

The University of Charleston announced Wednesday $5 million in donations that will expand its planned sports center to include academic functions and put the building on track for completion about a year and a half from now.

The building will...

In Short: Dec. 18-24, 2014

Mall music

Charleston Town Center closes out its season of holiday music in Macy’s Court on Saturday with the Glenville State University Brass Ensemble, which will perform throughout the day. A dozen other groups also perform Thursday and ...

Total Meltdown makes ‘RFC’ debut
Total Meltdown makes ‘RFC’ debut

Total Meltdown debuts this week on the “RFC MINI SHOW,” online now at the PopCult log (blogs.wvgazette.com/popcult). The band uses traditional mountain instruments to interpret modern songs in a progressive instrumental style all its own....

Freedom Industries owners indicted, charged in chemical leak

Freedom Industries and six of its owners, managers and employees were charged today with criminal violations of the federal Clean Water Act related to the January 2014 chemical leak that contaminated the drinking water of 300,000 people in Charleston...

West Side man killed in morning shooting
West Side man killed in morning shooting

A West Side man was shot and killed in front of his residence this morning.

Winston Thomas, 47, was shot multiple times in front of his home on Hunt Avenue and died on his porch, Lt. Steve Cooper, chief of detectives for the Charleston Police...

Alleged Rand shooter arrested; victim may not survive
Alleged Rand shooter arrested; victim may not survive

RAND, W.Va. -- A man was arrested for shooting another man in the head on Wednesday morning.

Leonard Dewayne Thomas, 44, was arrested for malicious wounding, said Kanawha County Sheriff’s Cpl. Brian Humphreys. The victim, Gerald Maxwell,...

Prison nurse charged with tampering with an informant

BECKLEY, W.Va. -- A physician’s assistant working at the Federal Correctional Institute in Beckley was indicted Wednesday and charged with tampering with an informant.

Scotty Rose allegedly told an inmate that another inmate inside the...

3 more face charges in Romney abuse investigation

ROMNEY, W.Va. – Three additional people face charges stemming from an investigation of abuse allegations at a center for developmentally disabled adults and children in Romney.

Hampshire County Magistrate Ron DiColia said Springfield...

Shagbark hickory wins E. Panhandle largest tree contest

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – A Shagbark hickory is the winner of the Eastern Panhandle’s annual Big Tree Contest.

The tree is nearly 135 feet tall and has a diameter of 38.71.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Maryland, reports that...

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