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Charleston man pleads not guilty in police informant murder
Charleston man pleads not guilty in police informant murder

Marlon Dixon, 38, could be eligible for the death penalty if convicted in February trial

Marshall holding emergency meeting after Kopp’s death
Marshall holding emergency meeting after Kopp’s death

The Marshall University Board of Governors will hold an emergency meeting today at 3 p.m. to discuss the university’s presidency after the unexpected death of President...

Dixon pleads not guilty to killing informant

A Charleston man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to murder charges in the killing of a police informant -- a crime that could get him executed by the federal government.

Marlon Dewayne “Ice” Dixon, 38, is accused of killing Branda...

W.Va. education official hired, fired amid investigation in Virginia

West Virginia Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano’s first major administrative hire lasted four days on the job, after Department of Education officials learned that the office’s new executive director is being...

I-64 widening in Huntington to be completed in spring

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A widening of Interstate 64 in Huntington to six lanes will be completed next spring.

The $18 million project included replacing an overpass and widening about 4 miles of the interstate in both directions from the 29th ...

Man dies after being shot with arrow in Brooke County

WELLSBURG, W.Va. – Police are investigating the death of man who was shot with an arrow in Brooke County.

Police tell media outlets that the incident occurred this morning. The victim had been shot in the back.

The man’s name ...

State professor of the year award finalists named

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Five finalists have been named for the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia’s Professor of the Year award.

Officials say the finalists will be honored at a reception in Charleston in March, where the winner ...

Tomblin won’t declare day after Christmas a holiday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A spokesman for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says the governor has no plans to officially declare a state holiday for the Friday after Christmas.

Christmas falls on a Thursday this year. Tomblin spokesman Chris Stadelman...

Two arrested in fatal stabbing of Morgantown woman

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Police say two people have been charged in the fatal stabbing of a Morgantown woman at her apartment.

Morgantown police said in a news release that 41-year-old Leslie Fields was stabbed multiple times and beaten...

Marshall president Kopp dies of apparent heart attack
Marshall president Kopp dies of apparent heart attack

Stephen Kopp, the 36th president of Marshall University, died Wednesday evening of an apparent heart attack.

Kopp apparently suffered a heart attack at his home. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at Cabell ...

ArcelorMittal lays off 58 at 3 McDowell County mines

ECKMAN, W.Va. – ArcelorMittal has laid off more than 50 workers at three coal mines in Southern West Virginia.

ArcelorMittal spokesman Bill Steers tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that the layoffs are necessary because of decreased...

Woodrow boys roll past Nitro
Woodrow boys roll past Nitro

BECKLEY — Tradition is a hard thing to create. It can also be hard to beat.

Nitro knows that all too well. Plenty of the names have changed for Woodrow Wilson, but the level of play has not.


Funerals for: December 18, 2014

Britt, Mary B. 10:30 a.m., Highlawn Baptist Church, St. Albans.

Cavender, Paul R. 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Chambers, Indra 11 a.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Cook, Calvin 2...


Doug Smock: Classic could get ugly, but more strange moments surely await