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After two years at shelter, dog is more than ready for loving home (video)

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Pitbull mix has been at facility for 651 days

Officials investigate ‘harassing’ call placed to Weberwood Elementary

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The school day will go on as normal for Weberwood Elementary students after a “harassing” phone call was placed to the school early Tuesday morning.

An automated telephone message from Kanawha County ...

Charleston man arrested after allegedly beating girlfriend with gun

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A Charleston man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly beat his girlfriend with a loaded gun as she held her infant son.

Tremaine Dushay Nathan, 29, of the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, was charged with wa...

Huntington mayor says fiber broadband “a game-changer for economic development”

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Huntington mayor says bringing high speed broadband to city would boost opportunity

Report says W.Va. air quality improving, but still poor

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Report says Charleston metro area ranks 40th-worst out of 381

WV Mine Wars Museum aims to tell overlooked coalfields history

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Local volunteers and historians are opening a museum in Matewan dedicated to telling the untold and often-overlooked stories of coal miners’ long and bloody fight for labor rights.

The West Virginia Mine War...

Shooting threat put Ruffner Elementary on lockdown

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Ruffner Elementary was briefly under lockdown Tuesday after a threatening phone call was made to the school.

A Kanawha Metro 911 dispatcher said the school received a phone call at 9:59 a.m. Tuesday that indicated ...

Kanawha deputies seek suspect in Greenbrier Street break-ins

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Deputies are asking for help from the public in identifying a suspect in a string of break-ins and thefts at a Greenbrier Street business.

Kanawha Sgt. Brian Humphreys said Power Parts Supply in the 3100 blo...

Mama bear and cubs receive rescue from WV highway

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A family of black bears was relocated last week after the mother bear and her three cubs came out of hibernation — in the middle of a highway intersection.

Colin Carpenter, black bear project leader for the ...

Elkview man wanted on domestic battery charges

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Police say Brandon Kessell beat, threatened to kill girlfriend

40 animals rescued from overturned truck

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A truck transporting nearly 40 animals to be spayed and neutered overturned near Clendenin Wednesday morning.

Kanawha Cpl. Brian Humphreys said a crash was reported near 12000 Elk River Road North around 7:30 a.m. ...

Family pleads for information on missing Winfield woman

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Two months after Frances Wartenburg disappeared without a trace, her family and friends are continuing their efforts to learn where she went or what happened to her.

Wartenburg, 33, of Winfield, hasn’t been ...

Suspect arrested in Randolph County homicide investigation

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A man has been arrested in Randolph County after a body was found in Elkins early Tuesday morning.

Half-kilo of heroin seized in Ravenswood

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More than a half-kilogram of heroin was seized during a routine traffic stop Friday in Ravenswood.

Latizhon Knedrea Hill, 27, and Candice Rae Brown, 33, both of Rock Hill, S.C., were charged with possession with in...

Police say man crashed into bus after eyeing “attractive girl”

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Suspect reportedly high, ‘distracted by attractive girl’

Rockslide closes eastern Kanawha County road

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U.S. 60 in Cedar Grove was closed Monday as a large chunk of rock threatened to fall from the mountainside into the road.

Department of Transportation spokesman Brent Walker said the slope has remained unstable sin...

Ramp enthusiasts gear up for season (video)

- Devotees say sprouts sign of spring, seize chance to make favorite dishes

Brothers survive fall from New River Gorge cliff (video)

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FAYETTEVILLE — Two Fayetteville teenagers say they’re lucky to be alive after falling off a rock ledge at the end of Long Point Trail in the New River Gorge over the weekend.

J.B. Browning, 19, and hi...

Boulders block Blue Creek Road

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Two huge boulders fell onto a one-lane road near Blue Creek on Tuesday afternoon, blocking access in to and out of the area.

West Virginia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Carrie Bly said around 450 tons of...

Police say Charleston kidnapping suspect forced victim to make Facebook video

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A Charleston man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly kidnapped and assaulted a man and a woman, and threatened to kill the man if he didn’t post a video to Facebook.

Cy Manning, 47, of Charleston, is cha...

Reunion grows beyond just Charleston Catholic class of ’75

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Charleston Catholic Class of 1975 welcomes all graduates to the ‘Party of the Summer’

Advocates decry proposed change to waiver program

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DHHR says cuts would allow more people to participate while still offering benefits

Guardrail going up along I-77 median near Sissonville

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Transportation officials hope a new guardrail along an accident-prone section of Interstate 77 north of Charleston will help reduce the number of deadly crashes.

West Virginia Department of Transportation spokeswom...

Local man warns others of fraud after losing $11,000 in lotto scam

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William “Dewey” Miller got a phone call in October with what he thought was life-changing news; he’d won a multi-million dollar Mega Millions lottery prize.

Miller, 85, began thinking of all th...

Food Network visits West Side grill

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A Food Network television show hosted by the sons of famed Southern-style cook Paula Deen stopped by a West Side barbecue joint Tuesday as part of its nationwide tour.

Adrian “Bay” Wright, owner of De...

Water restored for Boone County residents

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West Virginia American Water customers in Boone County who lost their water due to a water main break on Easter Sunday should have water service again but remain under a boil water advisory, the company announced Tuesday...

Georgia men face up to 40 years for meth-related charges

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Two Georgia men pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal conspiracy charges related to methamphetamine.

Nicolas Dale Pierce, 32, of Covington, Ga., and Eric James Nelson, 27, of Conyers, Ga., pleaded guilty to conspiracy ...

St. Albans hopes for traffic study at dangerous intersection

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Police in St. Albans are looking to the state Division of Highways for help after five crashes occurred at one intersection over a three-week span.

St. Albans Capt. James Agee said in a three-week period from the e...

Thousands in Boone without water after Peytona main break

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About 4,700 water customers in Boone County have been affected by a water main break that occurred on Easter Sunday.

West Virginia American Water spokeswoman Laura Jordan said a 16-inch water main broke Sunday afte...

Charleston man charged in East End murder

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Charleston police are investigating after a man was shot in broad daylight along a busy East End street Saturday evening.

Sgt. J.A. Hunt said Albert G. Fuller, 54, of Charleston, was shot and killed at the intersec...

Easter montage draws crowd to Sissonville church

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As Nancy Bragg and her husband, Danny, sat alone in the sanctuary of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Sissonville on Easter Sunday, a ray of light filtering through a stained glass window in the church’s ceil...

Charleston Newspapers to hold free digital marketing seminar

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A free seminar slated for Thursday in Charleston will allow small business owners and entrepreneurs learn about effective digital marketing and social media strategies from some of the best in the business in the area.

Fraud suspected in wake of Yeager Airport landslide

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Yeager Airport police and the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office are investigating potential acts of fraud committed in the wake of the landslide that displaced dozens in March.

Flood watch issued for many West Virginia counties

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Forecasters warn that heavy rains Thursday and Friday could lead to flooding in small streams and creeks in West Virginia.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for much of central and northern West...

Suddenlink customers hit with data caps

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Suddenlink has imposed 250 gigabyte monthly limit; one film on Netflix uses six

Marmet mayor files lawsuit against town council

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Marmet leader files lawsuit against town council over question of authority

Weather conditions increase wildfire danger

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Kanawha officials ask for a burn ban to be put in place during dry spell

Bluefield’s Nash wins highest mathematics honor

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Bluefield native and Nobel Prize winner John Forbes Nash Jr. will be honored in May with an international award in the field of mathematics.

Nash, 86, a senior research mathematician at Princeton University, was na...

Campbells Creek man accused of stealing from deceased neighbors’ home

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An eastern Kanawha County man is facing grand larceny and breaking without entering charges after he allegedly stole a big-screen TV and refrigerator from the vacant home of a deceased couple in his neighborhood.

A...

Armed carjacker makes off with vehicle in Kanawha City

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Police are looking for a suspect who carjacked a motorist at gunpoint in the Kanawha City Kmart parking lot Sunday night.

A Metro 911 dispatcher said an individual approached a gold 2011 Chevrolet Malibu around 8:1...

“In God We Trust” state license plates one step closer to vehicles

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A proposed “In God We Trust” West Virginia specialty license plate has garnered enough support for the state Division of Motor Vehicles to begin mass-producing the plate.

Mike and Jill Snyder, of Harm...

Donations provide ballistic vests for sheriff’s K-9 units (video)

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Officer says $5,000 in donations used to purchase protective gear for service dogs

Marmet budget on hold after discrepancies found

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Mayor Bill Pauley quickly recessed a budget-focused city council meeting Tuesday because of discrepancies revealed by a state auditor.

City Councilman Bill Tardy told a Daily Mail reporter the special session of ci...

Commission to provide free home appraisals for Yeager landslide victims

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The Kanawha County Commission has arranged free home appraisals for residents who suffered losses or damages due to the March 12 landslide on Keystone Drive.

Jay Goldman, of Jay Goldman and Associates, will contact...

Petition to oust Parkersburg mayor gains signatures at meeting

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Document aims to oust Parkersburg mayor embroiled in scandal

Power struggle between Marmet council and mayor

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Town panel, head struggle for power

Some citizens organizing to oust Parkersburg mayor

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Residents to hold meeting Monday to discuss Newell’s removal following affair

Laury’s to remodel after water leak closes restaurant

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The owner of Laury’s Restaurant said the damage from a water pipe that burst above the restaurant last week is much worse than originally believed.

Owner Sadegh Mirzakhani said the entire restaurant suffered...

Keystone residents cleared to return to homes

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(See also: Yeager landslide one for the engineering books)

County officials allowed most residents displaced by la...

Nicholas County saves four positions, will cut 20

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Nicholas County will have 20 fewer public employees by the end of the month as the county makes emergency adjustments due to a budget shortfall.

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