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Ashley B. Craig

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Troopers: Staff stole food, cleaning supplies from Kanawha County high school


Three workers at a Kanawha County high school were arrested late Tuesday after allegedly stealing food and supplies from the high school, State Police said.

Debra Kay Stump, 59, of Charleston, Christine Buckley, 53...

Mayor calls for review of justice’s son’s case dismissal


Danny Jones questions dismissal of felony charge for justice’s son

Cold Spot owner’s son hopes to rebuild restaurant


Son says family is still in shock over loss of Cold Spot

Firefighters search for missing man


A handful of Kanawha County firefighters traveled to Mingo County to help in the search for a man authorities say was possibly swept away in flash floods over the weekend.

Nine firefighters from Clendenin and Glasg...

Man denied new trial for 1996 rape


Hurricane man’s attorneys allowed to conduct DNA test on new evidence

Three-judge panel to rule on Kanawha Prosecutor Mark Plants


Three-judge panel to decide if Kanawha prosecutor will be removed from office

Watercross champions crowned on the Kanawha


Racers from all over the world were zipping and up and down the Kanawha River on all manner of water jets over the weekend during the Hydro-Turf Pro Watercross National Championship event at Magic Island.

A.J. Hand...

Woman shot in Kanawha City grocery store robbery


Police are searching for two men who allegedly shot and robbed a clerk at a Kanawha City grocery store.

Charleston police were called at about 10:20 p.m. Thursday to Foodland at 5003 MacCorkle Avenue in Kanawha Cit...

Man arrested after WVU freshman fatally stabbed


Fairmont man allegedly attempted to break up fight outside of bar

Mason woman found dead with gunshot wound


State Police are seeking the public’s help after a woman was found dead in a Mason County home.

Lt. Michael Baylous, State Police spokesman, said troopers from the Mason County detachment went Wednesday afte...

Buildings destroyed in Matoaka blaze


A Mercer County man is being held on a $1 million bond after allegedly causing a fire that destroyed five buildings in Matoaka.

Matoaka police arrested Brandon Paul Coomes, 29, of Lashmeet on Saturday. John Sommers...

Search on for man in Wood infant’s death


Police are looking for a Pleasants County man in connection with the death of a Wood County infant.

Parkersburg Police Chief Joseph Martin said officers are searching for Curtis Dean Richards Jr., 30, of St. Marys,...

Hundreds attend safety event


Residents meet with officers, discuss community concerns

People of interest sought in burglaries


Detectives have two persons of interest in a daytime burglary in Charleston’s South Hills neighborhood.

City detectives began investigating after several homes in the Holly Road area of South Hills were brok...

Law firm to help commission oust Plants at no charge


A South Carolina-based law firm will aid the Kanawha County Commission in petitioning for Prosecutor Mark Plants’ removal from office.

Melissa Foster Bird, an attorney at Columbia, S.C.-based Nelson Mullins ...

Officials release 911 call in Plants domestic dispute


Officials released a 911 call from Wednesday’s incident at John Adams Middle School involving a custody dispute between Kanawha Prosecutor Mark Plants and his ex-wife Allison Plants.

Charleston police were d...

Police called to middle school as prosecutor, ex-wife quarrel


Charleston police responded to John Adams Middle School in South Hills after 911 callers said Prosecutor Mark Plants was screaming at his ex-wife on school grounds.

At least one woman called 911 to say the prosecut...

Police find little girl in vermin-infested West Side home


A 6-year-old girl was placed in the care of Child Protective Services after police found her in a vermin-infested home on Charleston’s West Side.

Charleston Lt. Shawn Williams said officers received a compla...

Couple’s outdoor ‘sex game’ could lead to charges


A Pennsylvania couple could face charges after witnesses reported seeing a woman walking a naked man on a leash in Ohio County.

Ohio sheriff’s deputies were called at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to the area of U.S. 40...

Two killed in St. Albans house fire


Investigators say a cigarette could have been the cause of a deadly fire in St. Albans.

The fire was reported just after 2 p.m. Wednesday at 2069 Benedict Circle, not far from St. Albans High School. Kanawha Metro ...

Women’s pro football player from Rand gets a kick out of life


Chic graduated in 2000 from Riverside, plays for Pittsburgh Passion

Couple accused of burning home for insurance payout


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Harrison County couple is facing charges accusing them of hiring a man to burn down their Clarksburg area home for an insurance payout.

George and Rebecca Bonnell, 53 and 40 respectivel...

Building fire closes Huntington restaurants


A fire broke out in the elevator shaft of a seven-story building in downtown Huntington Sunday, causing serious damage to the structure.

Residents and occupants of the Morris building, which sits at the corner of F...

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...