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West Invest home rehabilitation putting felons to work
West Invest home rehabilitation putting felons to work

Idle hands are the devil’s playground.

It’s a warm spring morning in Charleston, and somewhat overcast. A crew of felons is tearing up the inside of a police officer’s new home and, between the buzz of a circular saw and the...

Jobless rates up across the state

Unemployment rates increased in all of West Virginia’s 55 counties in February, according to data released Tuesday from Workforce West Virginia.

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment increased two tenths of a point to 7.6...

East End gets recycling compactors
East End gets recycling compactors

Monsters are invading Charleston’s East End.

The five environmentally minded characters -- Chuck, [re]Vive, [re]Cycle, [re]Use and [re]Duce -- are featured on new solar-powered compactors throughout the business district.

Charleston ...

Blankenship repeats ‘not guilty’ plea

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship on Tuesday again denied the criminal charges pending against him, when he was re-arraigned on ...

Carper asks for emergency funding to fix Brounland Road slip
Carper asks for emergency funding to fix Brounland Road slip

Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper wants state highways officials to provide emergency funding for a slip on Brounland Road in Alum Creek.

“The residents have been asking for help for over a year,” Carper said in a...

Kanawha County chosen for exercise, nutrition initiative

Kanawha County is one of 15 places across the United States where the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the American Heart Association are trying to make people healthier through year-long grants for programs tailored to regional health...

Kentucky, W.Va. governors wager on Sweet 16 game

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Some signature goodies are up for grabs in a friendly wager between the governors of West Virginia and Kentucky ahead of the Sweet 16 matchup between the states’ two flagship...

Dunbar man sentenced to nearly 4 years for heroin

A Dunbar man was sentenced to almost four years in prison Tuesday on a federal drug charge.

William Leon Sales, 37, was sentenced to 46 months after being found with about 75 grams of heroin and $4,000 in cash in his home last summer, according...

Tomblin cuts $11 million from budget

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin used his line-item veto authority to trim about $11 million out of the state’s now $4.29 billion general revenue budget for the 2015-16 budget year, paring back funds for public education, higher education and the...

Charleston police looking for burglary suspect
Charleston police looking for burglary suspect

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston police are looking for a man accused of burglary in South Hills.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Ryan Bernard Priest, of Pine Road, according to Sgt. J.A. Hunt of the Charleston Police Department....

Daycare sues Schoenbaum center over lease problems

A Kanawha County daycare business says in a lawsuit that the Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center wrongly terminated its lease and plotted to steal its clients and employees.

The Kanawha Valley Enrichment Center entered into a yearly lease with...

Fayette sheriff’s office laments K-9 officer
Fayette sheriff’s office laments K-9 officer

Wilbur, referred to by his handler as a K-9 “tracking machine” for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, died unexpectedly late Monday evening, according to a news release from police.

“If there was any scent at all to ...

Judge approves insurance deal for Freedom Industries

A federal judge has approved a more than $3 million deal between Freedom Industries and the bankrupt company’s insurance company, but has also limited how Freedom can use the money from the settlement.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ronald Pearson ...

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