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Ashley B. Craig

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Commissioners to petition for Plants’ removal from office

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Commissioners vote

unanimously to remove county prosecutor

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

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

Former Power executive to get prostate exam at game

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

Police seek two in East End shooting case

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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

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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

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

ATM fraud connected to other states

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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

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County is the first in state to offer

‘cutting edge’ emergency service

Card skimmer used at City National Bank ATM

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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

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Charleston man surrenders; tells witnesses he shot woman to death

Charleston man wanted in connection with homicide

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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

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Beagle-bassett hound mix was killed by officer

Local media executive wants sanctions for emotional disorder

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Woman who filed lawsuit against

media executive did not come to court

Police identify driver in fatal eight-car rampage

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

Police name person of interest in slaying

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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

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Authorities say man

involved in at least eight crashes around city before flipping vehicle

Crew rescues man who can’t swim from Kanawha River

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

Veteran TV news reporter beaten with tripod in Clay

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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

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Body found close to

Magic Island had signs of blunt force trauma

Horseshoe tournament returns by popular demand

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Former NFL star’s

horseshoe competition returns by demand

Charleston expects good weather for holiday

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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

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Proposal would remove drinking use restriction for 72 miles of river

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

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Police defend use of force with

account that differs from owner’s

Man arrested for charging officer with butcher knife treated for drugs

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Suspect accused of charging officer with butcher knife

Delegate calls for investigation into dog shooting

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Taylor County delegate calls for investigation after police kill canine

Trooper opens fire near Mason County home, kills family dog

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Woman says officer shot pet three times

as it ran away

Jackson man charged in schoolyard terror plot

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

State board names top choice for schools chief

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A day after temporary replacement chosen, nomination named

for schools chief

Tomblin’s brother sentenced on drug charge

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By ASHLEY B. CRAIG

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

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Previous agreement scrapped; county

prosecutor must attend

intervention program

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

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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

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Man shot multiple times set to go home

Judge grants Plants visits

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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

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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

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Keystone Industries surface mine set for Kanawha State Forest

One of kittens rescued from fire loses leg

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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

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Charleston office gets surprise guest

Mother cat dies saving kittens from flames

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Shelter volunteers searching for homes for five tiny felines

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

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

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

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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.

Tombl...

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

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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

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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

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

Six charged in riot at detention center

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

Elkview man arrested after pointing rifle at deputy

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

FBI offers reward in laser attacks on planes

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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

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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

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

Police say heavy patrols, tips helping curb violence in city

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Officers also conducted several raids in past weeks to fight offenses