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Marcus Constantino

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Classic week a boon for state Commerce department


Relationships forged at annual golf tournament credited for aiding in addition of new business developments

Weekly podcast offers a stage for local, national comedians


Broadcasting live from West Virginia to the world, the Charleston Comedy Podcast offers local and national comedians alike the opportunity to entertain an audience that’s growing with each episode.

Brandon L...

Kids get rare, up-close view at Greenbrier Classic


Known for its exclusivity and luxurious amenities, The Greenbrier is a place some people may never get to see or experience in their lives.

A partnership between the state Department of Commerce, Big Brothers Big S...

Greenbrier County reaps economic benefits of Greenbrier Classic



As the sixth edition of The Greenbrier Classic gets underway, Lewisburg bu...

Governments, agencies, utilities better prepared after crippling 2012 derecho


Three years after a rare storm wreaked havoc on West Virginia, officials say the state has learned its lessons, and counties and state agencies are better prepared for future calamities.

The June 29, 2012 derecho c...

Water main break affects western Kanawha County and Putnam County (video)


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More than 25,000 customers in Kanawha and Putnam counties were without water Tuesday ...

Charleston man arrested on sex assault charge involving children


A Charleston man has been arrested on a sexual assault charge after police say he forced young children to perform sexual acts on each other and a dog.

Michael Anthony Parrell III, 40, of Beech Avenue, is charged w...

Weekend drowning victim recovered


Christopher Thomas, 29, had barely survived stabbing in March

5 arrested in Ripley in connection with Ohio child abduction


Police in Jackson County have arrested five individuals after finding them driving with a 7-year-old child who had been reported as abducted.

West Virginia State Police Lt. Michael Baylous said troopers in Jackson ...

Heroic actions preceded drowning death, witness says


The man who drowned in the Kanawha River on Sunday died a hero, saving possibly two lives before currents pulled him under, his girlfriend said.

Activities galore are planned for West Virginia Day


No matter where you are in the state, there will be no shortage of ways to celebrate West Virginia’s statehood this weekend.

Saturday marks 152 years since Abraham Lincoln proclaimed West Virginia to be the ...

Big Chimney bank robbed, suspects arrested


UPDATE: Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with this robbery.

Police are looking for a man who robbed a B...

Helicopter responds to Corridor G crash


Kanawha and Lincoln authorities are responding to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 119 near the Kanawha County / Lincoln County line.

According to a Kanawha Metro 911 dispatcher, the crash was reported around 11:38 a.m....

Youth boxers in Charleston for national championships in it to win (video, gallery)


Event, one of nation’s top youth boxing tournaments, draws more than 600 athletes

Times changing for baby changing tables


It’s inevitable. Any parent who is out with a baby will eventually have to find a place to change a diaper.

For women, it can be as simple as visiting the nearest restroom.

For men, options might not ...

Laury’s reopening pushed back to September


Owner reassures public they will ‘definitely’ be back in business

Some states consider changing tables laws


Though there are no laws on the books regarding diaper changing tables in West Virginia, other states have tried to pass laws to require changing tables in all public restrooms, or to prohibit putting a changing table in...

Putnam residents fear Wal-Mart market will cause more traffic


Residents fear Wal-Mart Market would increase traffic, noise, crime

Nation’s best youth boxers to battle it out in Charleston


Youth championships featuring more than 600 begin Tuesday at Civic Center

High-def camera pilot program catches faces of motorists illegally passing school buses


Pilot program makes it easier to identify people who illegally pass school buses

Family mourns Fayetteville teen killed by lightning strike


Fayetteville student died Monday while fishing with friends

Humane Society offers $5,000 reward for information on mutilated dog


The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the

Officials working on ways to catch school bus stop scofflaws


System makes it difficult to convict those who illegally pass school buses

Police say teacher used religious group position to seduce girl


Boone police say a Sherman High School teacher may have used his leadership role in a Christian student organization to begin an alleged inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old student.

Alan Kieth Robinson Jr...

Charleston council pulls pay raise bill at mayor’s request


Jones says he does not want the controversy that would come with proposed $20,000 salary bump

Kanawha, Lincoln police searching for man who held up Alum Creek bank


A man robbed an Alum Creek bank at gunpoint Friday morning, sparking a manhunt and prompting a nearby elementary school to be placed on lockdown.

According to 911 dispatchers, Community Trust Bank on Midway Road in...

Safety Bus rolls into Kanawha County (video)


When a school bus suddenly fills with smoke, how do students and the driver evacuate quickly and safely?

Kanawha County Schools transportation officials demonstrated a mock bus fire with their new “Safety Bu...

Boone schools on lockdown after armed person spotted near bus


Two Boone County elementary schools were on lockdown Thursday after an individual was allegedly spotted in “close proximity” to Nellis Elementary School and an empty school bus with a gun.

Ruthlawn Elementary locked down after man tries to climb through window


Ruthlawn Elementary School in South Charleston briefly was on lockdown after an intoxicated man tried to climb into the school through a window.

A Metro 911 dispatcher said the suspect, described as a man with long...

Ahead of line repairs, residents asked to limit water use, expect discoloration


Company may ask customers to conserve usage during project

12 injured, 3 critically, in Cheat Lake boating accident


State officials urge alertness and caution when boating at sunset

Program gives women tools needed to succeed in male-dominated field (video)


Program teaches trade skills to those seeking new opportunities

Deputies looking for pair in Elkview car theft


Deputies are looking for two suspects who allegedly stole a car from a convenience store in Elkview on Friday.

WV joins lawsuit against organizers of alleged cancer charity scam


Attorneys General from all 50 states and the District of Columbia have joined the Federal Trade Commission in an unprecedented lawsuit against four charities that allegedly deceived donors who thought they were helping c...

Two men found dead in home near St. Albans


Police are waiting for the results of autopsies after two men were found dead with no obvious signs of injury in a home near St. Albans on Monday.

Humphreys said a call was received by Metro 911 around 1:40 p.m. Mo...

Sinkhole closes West Side intersection


West Side intersection may be closed to traffic for more than a week

WVU Tech assisting recent grads who lost everything in weekend fire


School helps graduates who lost belongings in inferno get food, clothes

Power outage results in West Side traffic mess


Traffic light blackouts cause congestion during evening rush hour

Cedar Grove elementary, middle school students dismissed early due to diesel spill


Students at Cedar Grove Community School were dismissed early Wednesday after a food delivery truck spilled diesel fuel on the campus.

The elementary and middle school students were dismissed at 12:30 p.m. because ...

One still sought after St. Albans area police chase and school lockdowns


One suspect is at large and two have been taken into custody after a police pursuit in the St. Albans area Wednesday.

St. Albans Capt. James Agee said Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team officers stopped a v...

New WVU Tech grads lose everything in weekend fire


Tuition money, passports gone after fire breaks out in Montgomery apartment building

Tony Montana, shelter’s longest-term dog, finds forever home


Tony Montana, a pit bull mix, had been at humane society since July 2013

Marshall officials dispute website’s stonewalling claims


Report says athletic staff “stonewalled” investigators, school officials dispute claim