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Man charged in death of elderly pastor says he is ‘so, so sorry’

An Alum Creek man accused of shoving an elderly pastor to his death during a September fight at a Charleston hospital sobbed as Charleston police led him to an unmarked car.

David Allen Sharp, 36, of Childress Road, was charged Monday evening...

Alum Creek man “so sorry” for role in pastor’s death
Alum Creek man “so sorry” for role in pastor’s death

An Alum Creek man sobbed and said he was sorry Monday, after he was arrested in connection with the death of an elderly pastor outside a doctor’s office last month.

As David Sharp walked from Charleston Police headquarters to a police...

Last round of warm weather? (photo)
Last round of warm weather? (photo)

Durbin & Greenbrier Valley to take over Cass railroad
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley to take over Cass railroad

Following discussions that began last spring, the state Division of Natural Resources announced on Monday that rail operations at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park will be taken over by the State Rail Authority and the state-owned West Virginia Central...

Arguments to be held in racketeering appeal

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments about whether lawyers committed racketeering crimes when they sued CSX on behalf of its employees.

Between 2000 and 2008, three Pittsburgh lawyers filed claims on behalf ...

Trooper shoots himself in hand at Police Academy

A trooper accidentally shot himself in the hand at the West Virginia State Police Academy on Monday.

The trooper was cleaning and dismantling a gun following a training session when it accidentally discharged just before 5 p.m., according to Lt....

Longtime Kanawha public defender may be retiring
Longtime Kanawha public defender may be retiring

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After a quarter-century as Kanawha County’s chief public defender, George Castelle may be stepping down.

Several attorneys that work for and with Castelle said Monday that he told them he’s retiring. For...

Putnam deputy’s killer again denied parole

HUTTONSVILLE — The man who shot a Putnam County sheriff’s deputy to death about 25 years ago was denied parole Monday in his sixth hearing since he was locked away.

Family members of Robert Gray and of ...

Board considering water lab certification appeal

Members of the state Environmental Quality Board are considering whether to temporarily allow a Raleigh County laboratory to continue operating, despite allegations by federal prosecutors of a conspiracy among lab employees to falsify water samples...

Panel considers delay of water-safety plans

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Members of a new commission studying West Virginia’s drinking water systems are considering asking lawmakers to delay the deadline for water providers...

Bond sale raises funds for Chesapeake Bay watershed projects

A bond sale to underwrite sewer and wastewater projects in West Virginia’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed went well, providing a total of nearly $100 million for the state’s share of funding for those projects, the executive...

Florida couples admits selling pills in Lincoln County

A Florida couple pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Charleston to distributing oxycodone.

Lester Taylor, 45, and Ali Weinberg, 32, both of Daytona Beach, Florida, will be sentenced Jan. 27 by U.S. District Court Judge John Copenhaver....

Boy Scouts holds sustainability summit in state

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – Experts on sustainability will gather at The Greenbrier for a summit hosted by the Boy Scouts of America.

The 2014 Sustainability Summit begins Tuesday and runs through Thursday. It will conclude with a tour ...


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