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Ashley B. Craig

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Commissioners to petition for Plants’ removal from office


Commissioners vote

unanimously to remove county prosecutor

My Turn: Practice and patience for life’s traffic jams


On trying, then failing, then trying again to drive a stick shift

Former Power executive to get prostate exam at game


General manager of minor-league team hopes to raise awareness, will sing during procedure

Police seek two in East End shooting case


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Detectives are looking to question two men in connection with a shooting that injured a man on Charleston’s East End.

Charleston Lt. Steve Cooper, chief of detectives, named Andre ...

WV man claims wife and unborn child died because of faulty GM ignition switch


A Princeton man claims in a lawsuit against General Motors that the company’s cost saving measures overrode safety standards in their vehicles and resulted in the death of his wife and unborn child.

Jason V...

Local attorney’s shooting charges dismissed


Local attorney shot up own house last year; sleep aid blamed

ATM fraud connected to other states


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Secret Service agents suspect the men who placed a card-skimming device on an ATM in Charleston were not local residents.

Bill Smarr, Charleston’s Secret Service resident agent in ...

Text-to-911 system set up in Kanawha County


County is the first in state to offer

‘cutting edge’ emergency service

Card skimmer used at City National Bank ATM


Authorities are investigating after a card skimmer was used on an ATM in Charleston.

Craig Stilwell, executive vice president of retail banking at City National Bank, confirmed the device was used Saturday evening ...

Police arrest Marlon ‘Ice’ Dixon in connection to West Side murder


Charleston man surrenders; tells witnesses he shot woman to death

Charleston man wanted in connection with homicide


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Police are still looking for a Charleston man wanted for questioning in connection with a homicide on the city’s West Side.

Charleston detectives named Marlon “Ice” D...

National group helps defend shot dog


Beagle-bassett hound mix was killed by officer

Local media executive wants sanctions for emotional disorder


Woman who filed lawsuit against

media executive did not come to court

Police identify driver in fatal eight-car rampage


The Clay man was driving at more than 100 mph when he crashed, died

Police name person of interest in slaying


Police have identified a person of interest in the shooting death of a Charleston woman whose body was found along railroad tracks on the city’s West Side.

Investigators would like to speak with Marlon ...

Driver dies after wrecking eight cars on tear through Charleston, I-79


Authorities say man

involved in at least eight crashes around city before flipping vehicle

Crew rescues man who can’t swim from Kanawha River


Man said he couldn’t swim but wanted to take a dip in Kanawha

Veteran TV news reporter beaten with tripod in Clay


A Clay County man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a veteran television news reporter covering a story near Bomont.

WCHS-TV reporter Bob Aaron, 67, was recovering from the incident Monday evening. He suffere...

Police say man found at Magic Island died after being hit repeatedly with cast


Body found close to

Magic Island had signs of blunt force trauma

Horseshoe tournament returns by popular demand


Former NFL star’s

horseshoe competition returns by demand

Charleston expects good weather for holiday


Though a tropical storm churning on the East Coast is expected to move north this week, meteorologists expect sunny weather for the holiday weekend in the Kanawha Valley.

Tropical Storm Arthur remained in the Atlan...

Plan to use Kanawha River as water source draws support


Proposal would remove drinking use restriction for 72 miles of river

State Police release lengthy statement on shooting of family’s dog


Police defend use of force with

account that differs from owner’s

Man arrested for charging officer with butcher knife treated for drugs


Suspect accused of charging officer with butcher knife

Delegate calls for investigation into dog shooting


Taylor County delegate calls for investigation after police kill canine

Trooper opens fire near Mason County home, kills family dog


Woman says officer shot pet three times

as it ran away

Jackson man charged in schoolyard terror plot


Jackson man arrested for bomb, planning to attack playground, family

State board names top choice for schools chief


A day after temporary replacement chosen, nomination named

for schools chief

Tomblin’s brother sentenced on drug charge



daily mail staff

Carl Tomblin, the brother of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, was sentenced to home confinement and probation after admitting he sold powerful prescription pain killers to feed his o...

New agreement reached in Plants battery case


Previous agreement scrapped; county

prosecutor must attend

intervention program

Murphy’s crowd-friendly demeanor a hit at Clay Center


Logan County’s own Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. likes to be among his fans.

That much was obvious from his show at the Clay Center for the Performing Arts in Charleston Thursday night. The humble winner of NBC&...

Bouncer who was shot in April heading home from hospital


Man shot multiple times set to go home

Judge grants Plants visits


Kanawha Prosecutor Mark Plants may have unsupervised visits with his sons but no overnight visits for three months, according to a final protective order issued by a Cabell family court judge.

Cabell Family Court J...

Court denies license to ex-lawyer


The state Supreme Court denied former Charleston lawyer Dante DiTrapano’s request to have his law license reinstated despite a hearing panel’s recommendation otherwise.

The Court issued its opinion We...

Coalition seeks halt to planned coal mine


Keystone Industries surface mine set for Kanawha State Forest

One of kittens rescued from fire loses leg


One of the kittens rescued by its mother from a burning Boone County mobile home has had a leg amputated.

Lori Sayre, office manager at Good Shepherd Veterinary Hospital, said veterinarians could not repair the dam...

Black bear visits meteorologists


Charleston office gets surprise guest

Mother cat dies saving kittens from flames


Shelter volunteers searching for homes for five tiny felines

Oak Hill man accused of dragging woman off trail, assaulting her


Oak Hill man accused of tying jogger to trees, cutting clothes off

Gov. Tomblin says WV prison population dropped since Justice Reinvestment Act signed


West Virginia has seen a five percent drop in the prison population since the Justice Reinvestment Act was signed into law last year, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin told the Council of State Governments in Washington.


Residents, travelers wowed by ‘mind-boggling’ number of cars


Thousands of cars rumbled into the Capital City Monday for the Hot Rod Power Tour much to the delight of those who parked their lawn chairs to watch the hot wheels roll by.

David Fisher, a member of the Nitro Antiq...

‘Answerman’ holds tractor speed record


Bob Cleveland can answer all manner of questions about engines and fuel systems for cars, trucks, boats and even lawn mowers.

Ask the Sta-Bil “Engine Answerman” how fast a mower can go, and he can tel...

Hot Rod tour has city set for biggest Boulevard closure yet


Hot Rod magazine’s Power Tour brings 3,500 vehicles to city

Six charged in riot at detention center


Teens accused of damaging $40,000 of property at Parkersburg facility

Elkview man arrested after pointing rifle at deputy


Suspect fled after served warrant, changed into ‘prepper’ gear

FBI offers reward in laser attacks on planes


The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of anyone who purposefully points a laser at an airplane.

The FBI announced the national campaign Tuesday to bring awareness to t...

Suspects named in home break-in, dog beating


Police have named three suspects they believe broke into a Huntington home and severely injured a dog.

Huntington Detective Josh Coffey identified the three suspects in Thursday’s Monroe Street break-in as ...

Dog injured in Huntington burglary returns home


Huntington pit bull was beaten with baseball bat by men breaking into home

Police say heavy patrols, tips helping curb violence in city


Officers also conducted several raids in past weeks to fight offenses