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Rand shooting victim dies; suspect charged with murder


A Rand man has been charged with murder Thursday after the victim of a Wednesday morning shooting died from the injury.

Leonard Dewayne Thomas, 44, was arraigned by Kanawha magistrate Pete Lopez on charges of secon...

Suddenlink increases Internet speeds for free, adds faster options


Suddenlink has increased residential Internet speeds in most of its service areas in the Kanawha Valley, more than tripling the former basic Internet download speed to 50 megabits per second.

Michael Kelemen, Direc...

Crowds gather for holiday music at the levee


Local musicians performed for a crowd gathered during Light Up the Levee at Haddad Riverfront Park Wednesday in Charleston.


Marshall president Stephen Kopp dies


Marshall University President Stephen Kopp has died, Huntington Mayor Steve Williams and the university confirmed Wednesday night.

Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli said Kopp “was stricken at home and t...

Mine permit remains in limbo


Coalition gives tour of Kanawha State Forest locations where mining would be visible

Police lab internationally accredited


The State Police forensic laboratory in South Charleston recently met international accreditation standards.

Col. Jay Smithers made the announcement Monday in a crowded conference room at the State Police headquart...

Deputies search for Charleston man accused of stabbing girlfriend


Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department are searching for a Charleston man who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend during an argument in Cross Lanes on Monday morning and fled in a van.

James Jose...

GoodNight 2014 lineup announced (with video)


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Free music will fill Charleston on New Year’s Eve as the GoodNight celebration enters its 20th ...

Sales of 3D printed Christmas ornaments to benefit charities


For the second year, Charleston Newspapers is offering readers the opportunity to purchase a limited-edition, 3-D printed Christmas ornament to support the Daily Mail’s Neediest Cases Appeals and Gazette Charities...

Sale of 3-D printed ornaments benefits Gazette, Daily Mail charities


For the second year, Charleston Newspapers is offering readers the opportunity to purchase a limited-edition, 3-D printed Christmas ornament to support the Daily Mail’s Neediest Cases Appeal and Gazette Charities ...

‘Hazardous device’ prompts evacuation at Huntington High


Students at Huntington High School in Cabell County were sent home early Thursday after a student there was found with an “improvised hazardous device.”

Madonna Peterson in the Cabell County Board of ...

Scott High goes on lockdown because of alleged threat on smartphone app


A Boone County high school went into lockdown Wednesday morning after a student reported an online threat to administrators.

Boone superintendent John Hudson said a Scott High School student reported seeing a possi...

Putnam woman stopped after trying to board plane with loaded gun


Police were called to Yeager Airport this morning after a woman attempted to bring a loaded gun onto an airplane.

Transportation Security Administration spokesperson Lisa Farbstein said TSA officers saw the handgun...

Homeowner alleges favoritism of suspect in holiday gift theft


Woman, 63, has had dozens of charges dropped in past,

is now out on bond

‘Pop-up Santa’ surprises city


Vending machine dispensed free gifts to visitors at Capitol Market

Mail volume surges as holidays near


Postal Service’s Charleston center processes second-most ZIP codes in country

Charleston traffic signal project nearly complete


New signal patterns will move traffic more efficiently through downtown Charleston

Cross Lanes woman arrested for petty theft, attempted burglary


Deborah Davis, 63, was caught on a homeowner’s surveillance camera stealing packages off the porch, trying to open doors

Runaway amputee dog found


Three-legged animal ran away from foster home four weeks ago

Alleged package thief returns stolen items


A woman caught on camera stealing packages and a wreath from the front porch of a Kanawha County home has come forward to police and returned the stolen items.

Kanawha Cpl. Brian Humphreys said in a press release t...

Recovery Sports Grill to open party room


Recovery Sport Grill’s space features sports memorabilia, 90-inch TVs

Former S.C. mayor sues city for financial records


Former South Charleston mayor Richie Robb is suing the city and its current mayor, Frank Mullens, for financial documents.

The petition, filed in Kanawha County Circuit Court on Dec. 1, accuses Mullens and the city...

Officers urge caution after package thief caught on camera


Woman caught on

camera stealing wreath, presents from Cross Lanes house

Suspect in Morgantown-area shootings found dead


Police say body matches description of man who shot four people Monday

Researchers say preventing deer-vehicle collisions costly


Lawmakers believe

increased hunting, ‘smart cars’ will reduce problem in the future

Deer season off to good start


Mild temperatures and a favorable deer forecast from the state Division of Natural Resources likely made for heavy hunter turnout for the first day of the 2014 buck and antlerless deer gun season in West Virginia on Mond...

Local evergreens selected as state Christmas trees


Lighting ceremony for state’s Christmas trees set for Dec. 2


Daily Mail Staff

Like any household that still forgoes artificial Christmas trees for the real thing, the...

Kanawha man charged with 30 counts of sexual assault


A Kanawha man is facing dozens of sexual assault charges after allegedly having sex with an underage girl about 30 times in one day.

Nicholas Andrew Pierce-Klapproth, 24, of Charleston, was arrested Monday and char...

Group collecting forms for plate


Residents may now send in applications for new ‘In God we trust’ license plate

WVU freshman dies following ‘catastrophic’ incident


West Virginia University President Gordon Gee confirmed Friday that freshman student Nolan Burch died Friday after suffering a “catastrophic medical emergency” off campus Wednesday night.

Officers wit...

Charleston Sneaker Expo squeaks into town this weekend


Event has more than 20 vendors, invites attendees to bring shoes to trade, sell

Man who killed home intruder facing charges for threats


David Campbell allegedly chased, pointed gun at friend of man who was killed last week

Summit focuses on racial issues in Appalachia


Appalachia lacks

racial diversity of

nation; meeting opens dialogue about issue

Fire marshal identifies children killed in Putnam blaze


Boy, 9, girl, 3, retreated

to bedrooms after fire began, were found

in cardiac arrest

Two UC students arrested in counterfeiting scheme


Two UC football players charged for using counterfeit money at stores

Polar vortex to bring cooler temperatures late this week


Temperatures expected to drop; cities struggle to build salt supplies

Runner recovers to go the distance


Less than three months after biking accident, man runs Marshall University Marathon

Intruder shot in eastern Kanawha County home


Police say break-in part of string of

burglaries in recent days in the area

Man talked down from jumping off New River Gorge Bridge


A scary situation on the New River Gorge Bridge ended without tragedy Monday morning after a man was rescued from a support beam underneath the New River Gorge Bridge.

A Fayette County 911 dispatcher said a report ...

A look back at Election Day 100 years ago


In 1914, issues were different than they are for Tuesday’s election

High court suspends Randolph judge for rest of her term


Jaymie Wilfong will not serve remainder of term due to ‘stunningly inappropriate’ conduct

First snowflakes possible across much of WV this weekend


Cold,weather on tap for prep football Friday, WVU football Saturday

Two arrested in Montgomery after killing “demonic” dog


A Montgomery man and an accomplice have been arrested after allegedly breaking into a home early Wednesday and shooting a dog the man claimed to be “demoniacally possessed.”

Norman Robert Harlan II, 3...

Advocacy group applies for Google project


Google satellite

imagery shows mountaintop

removal sites

Trooper injured after weapon accidentally discharges


A state trooper was shot in the hand Monday evening after his weapon accidentally discharged at the West Virginia State Police Academy in Institute.

Lt. Michael Baylous, State Police spokesman, said the trooper was...

3 WVU students expelled over postgame riots


More disciplinary action, citations could be issued as probe into incident continues

Partial solar eclipse will be visible over West Virginia this evening


Look up! A partial solar eclipse will be visible over West Virginia’s skies this evening at sunset.

Much of North America will be treated to the solar event today as the moon passes partially in front of the...