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Ripley bank robbed; manhunt underway for suspect


A bank in Ripley was robbed Thursday morning, and police are searching for the suspect on foot and by air.

A dispatcher at Jackson County 911 said the Premier Bank at 606 Church St. was robbed by a man dressed in a...

Grants to help agencies in prevention of violence


Funding to go to schools, task forces

Fourth arrest made in Foodland robbery


Two female suspects still at large

Federal program sends military equipment to WV law enforcement


Equipment includes grenade launchers, backhoes, furniture

Hulking airplanes headquartered in WV are flying final missions


Massive Air Force transport will fly two more missions before retiring

Name of Foodland shooting victim released


Police have released the name of the female clerk shot in the chest during an armed robbery in Kanawha City.

Charleston Chief of Detectives Lt. Steve Cooper said Shawna Sampson, 44, of Winifrede, is “in ICU,...

Charleston software developers release suicide prevention app


CheckUp alerts users when a friend is showing warning signs of suicide

Early back-to-school dates shortening summers for swimming pools


Earlier back-to-school dates affect local pools

Subway on Charleston’s East End robbed


UPDATE: The Charleston Gazette reports Zane McCorkle, 31, was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with petit larceny in connection with the in...

Boone County Fair cut short due to lack of insurance


The Boone County Fair was cut short this year after county commissioners discovered fair organizers forgot to purchase liability insurance for the event.

The fair has been going on for more than 80 years and was sc...

South Charleston man charged after 9 dogs found in storage unit


A South Charleston man has been arrested after police found nine dogs had been locked in a storage unit in Milton for a week without food or water.

Tommy Lee, 43, was arrested Sunday and charged with nine counts of...

“Super-supermoon” coming Sunday night


Find out how to photograph this impressive sight

Sketch of sexual assault suspect released


Charleston police have released a composite sketch of a person of interest in a sexual assault that took place Tuesday near Appalachian Power Park.

Charleston Chief of Detectives Lt. Steve Cooper said the suspect i...

Family court judge found not guilty of battery


Official was accused of grabbing nurse’s arm to get help for his friend


Daily Mail Staff

A jury found Kanawha Family Court Judge Mark Snyder not guilty on charges that he ba...

Police investigating alleged sexual assault near Power Park


Woman walking alone allegedly attacked by man asking for change


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Charleston police are investigating after a woman was sexually assaulted after a West Virgin...

“Ice cream man” arrested on child porn charges


A Beckley man better known as “Ice Cream Man” was arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges.

Alvin Lee Jessup, 63, is charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of...

Mother, son shot when rifle discharges during altercation


A mother and son in Boone County are in serious condition Tuesday after the two suffered serious gunshot wounds when a firearm accidentally discharged.

Police say Phyllis Mooney, 63, and her son Jason Mooney, 37, b...

Wayne County sausage factory burns down


Wayne mayor says loss of Ballard’s building affects city, entire area

Dirt airstrip in Logan tailor made for training Guardsmen for war


Surface mine being repurposed for Guard forces across country

Miners and others continue EPA protests


More than 6,000 union coal miners and supporters from other industries marched through downtown Pittsburgh Thursday on the first day of public hearings on a controversial proposal by the EPA to cut carbon emissions.


Arrest made in early morning St. Albans stabbing


A Montgomery man was arrested Tuesday morning after an early morning incident that ended with his roommate stabbed in the chest.

St. Albans police say Pedro Munos, 32, of Montgomery, is charged with malicious wound...

Community rallies around victims of Huntington building fire


Water rained down steadily onto Fourth Avenue in Huntington Monday morning. But the water wasn’t coming from the sky.

Firefighters sprayed tens of thousands of gallons of water onto the historic Morris Build...

Airport officials talk upgrades, litigation


Runway extension, terminal improvements, chemical leak lawsuit discussed at meeting

Fans invited to welcome Saints to Lewisburg


CORRECTION: This story was updated to reflect the location of public parking and shuttle pick-up for guests.

The New Orleans Saints will touch down in Lewisburg today for the second half of the team’s presea...

Man shot during attempted robbery; suspect still at large


Resident’s hand injured by robber; inspectors condemn his apartment



CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A man was shot in the hand in his living room while defending...

NFL: Justice hopes Saints stay at Greenbrier a while


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — When the Saints come marching in to The Greenbrier’s new 55,000 square foot sports performance enhancement facility Thursday, West Virginia will get its first brush with NFL f...

Finishing touches put on Saints training camp


Three-field complex built for New Orleans’ football team

Board approves dual credit courses


Putnam school board members approved an updated book policy along with others that will allow students to take dual credit and embedded credit courses during a special meeting at the Putnam County Board of Education offi...

Company plans to open W.Va. facility


Parkersburg to be location for crude oil, natural gas transportation

Burglary fugitive arrested in Nitro


A Cross Lanes man who was wanted on a capias in connection with a 2013 home burglary was arrested Monday in the area of Goff Mountain Road and Route 25 in Nitro.

Police said Rusty J. Martin, 34, of Cross Lanes was ...

Elkview bank robbed at gunpoint, suspect still at large


An Elkview bank was robbed at gunpoint during the lunch hour Monday, and the suspect is still at large.

Kanawha Metro 911 received a call at 12:45 p.m. Monday of an armed robbery from the Poca Valley Bank in Elkvie...

Fewer West Virginians uninsured


Study says W.Va.’s health coverage among nation’s most expansive

Animal shelter critically over-capacity


Seven dogs euthanized; director says no-kill goal needs public’s help to be successful

WV government transparency website lags behind other changes


New financial transparency site planned to launch in ‘coming months’

Two WV Boy Scout councils merge


Two West Virginia councils of the Boy Scouts of America merged together on July 1, a move scouting officials say will bring greater opportunities to scouts in West Virginia and surrounding states.

Volunteer leaders...

Spencer man accused forcing 4-year-old to perform sex acts


A Spencer man is behind bars after he allegedly forced a 4-year-old girl to perform oral sex on him.

West Virginia State Police arrested James Casto, 27, of Spencer on charges of first-degree sexual assault, sexual...

Opening ceremony kicks off 2014 Greenbrier Classic play


An opening ceremony kicked off the 2014 Greenbrier Classic PGA Tour golf tournament Thursday morning.

Bagpipe player Don Dransfield of Union and the Greenbrier East High School drumline and flag corps led the proce...

Celebrities hit the green at golf tournament


‘Duck Dynasty’ cast, George Lopez among stars at golf tournament

New internet options come to W.Va. counties


Many McDowell County residents have a new option when it comes to high-speed Internet and telephone services.

Shentel, the cable company that serves McDowell and Wyoming counties in southern West Virginia, just fin...

Young golfers learn from pros at Greenbrier


Hundreds of children turn out for Youth Day to talk to athletes

Man runs 77-mile Greenbrier River Trail in under 24 hours


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When Jim Moore decided he would attempt to run the 77-mile Greenbrier River Trail in under 24 hours, he figured few other people would notice.

But as Moore reached the end of the trail in...

Charleston car dealership comes to royal family’s aid


A Charleston car dealership got an unexpected service call on the morning of June 20.

The clients? Extended members of the British royal family.

Roger Carte, general manager of fixed operations at Smith Compa...

W.Va. American Water president hopes to restore trust


With all remaining traces of MCHM now out of West Virginia American Water’s Charleston treatment plant, President Jeff McIntyre now hopes to restore faith in the water supply.

“We gave our communities...

Wind, lightning from Tuesday’s storms lead to some damage, power outages


Nine cows killed by lightning on Putnam County farm; Cabell County church damaged by strike

Pinch man arrested on drug charges after heroin found


A Pinch man was arrested on drug charges Wednesday after an investigation spurred by anonymous tips.

Jared Brent Casdorph, 32, of Pinch, was charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance ...

Belle man arrested after leaving 4-month-old baby in car while shopping


Man told police it would be “too much of a hassle” to take the child out of the car

Steak Escape manager arrested on robbery charges


A manager at a Kanawha City restaurant was arrested Tuesday on allegations he robbed his employer of more than $400 last week.

Justin Lynn Carruthers, 27, of South Charleston, was arraigned in Kanawha County Magist...

Police say East Bank man brandished sword against ex-wife


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An East Bank man is under arrest after authorities say he pulled a sword on his ex-wife Tuesday evening and threatened to kill her and himself.

Kanawha Cpl. Brian Humphreys said Dennie Le...