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Ex-Mingo commissioner wants prison sentence vacated
Ex-Mingo commissioner wants prison sentence vacated

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Mingo County commissioner who pleaded guilty to extortion wants his prison sentence vacated.

The Charleston Gazette reports David Baisden is asking a federal judge to throw out the 20 month prison...

Ex-Mingo commissioner wants prison sentence vacated
Ex-Mingo commissioner wants prison sentence vacated

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Mingo County commissioner who pleaded guilty to extortion wants his prison sentence vacated.

The Charleston Gazette reports David Baisden is asking a federal judge to throw out the 20 month prison...

More than 100 traffic incidents reported overnight

Weather played a factor in the crashes across Kanawha, Putnam and Cabell counties

By MARCUS CONSTANTINO

Daily Mail Staff

Area emergency dispatchers say more than 100 wrecks have been reported overnight Thursday night and Friday...

Man dies in mobile home fire in Upshur County

HODGESVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a mobile home fire that killed a man in Upshur County.

The fire occurred Wednesday afternoon in a rural area near Hodgesville. Media outlets report that the fire destroyed the mobile ...

Berkeley aging agency seeks firing suit dismissal

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The Berkeley County Committee on Aging is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit alleging a worker was fired for being a whistleblower.

Media outlets report that the agency and its director filed motions earlier this...

W.Va. agency ordered to comply with lab ruling

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Raleigh County laboratory has won a round in its fight to keep its certification.

A Kanawha County judge has ordered the state Department of Environmental Protection to comply with an appeals board ruling that...

Bankruptcy judge awards funds to DEP for abandoned mine

A federal bankruptcy judge in Kentucky recently awarded more than $2.7 million to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to reclaim an abandoned coal mine in Fayette County.

The case went to trial back in June in Louisville...

Child safety seat checkpoint set for Clay County

Charleston police will be assisting in a child safety seat event in Clay County on Monday.

Officers will be running a child safety seat checkpoint from noon to 2 p.m. at the Clay County Health Department at 452 Main St. in Clay, according to a...

Charleston police chief recommends discipline for suspended officer
Charleston police chief recommends discipline for suspended officer

Lt. Shawn Williams, who has been suspended since September, will have a hearing in January

Police remind motorists to slow down, move over

State law requires drivers to change lanes, when possible, before passing an emergency vehicle

Taylor woman sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Taylor County woman will spend at least three years in prison for trying to hire someone to kill her husband.

Media outlets report that 31-year-old Rebecca D. Crouse of Thornton received a three- to 15-year...

Magistrate steps up to continue domestic violence program
Magistrate steps up to continue domestic violence program

Kanawha magistrate takes over domestic abuse court but says program remains same

Commission approves prosecutor’s staff members
Commission approves prosecutor’s staff members

The Kanawha County Commission formally approved the hiring of two new staff members for the Kanawha County Prosecutors’ Office at the request of Prosecutor Chuck Miller.

Don Morris, who was the special prosecutor overseeing domestic...

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