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Chambers puts same-sex marriage decision on hold

A federal judge has put a hold on his decision in a lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.

U.S. District Court Judge Robert Chambers stayed the case in West Virginia, pending a decision by the U.S. Supreme...

Chambers puts same-sex marriage decision on hold

A federal judge has put a hold on his decision in a lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.

U.S. District Court Judge Robert Chambers stayed the case in West Virginia, pending a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court....

Tomblin: Festivals, fairs won’t suffer next budget

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says festivals and fairs likely won’t suffer in next year’s budget.

Tomblin tells the Parkersburg News and Sentinel that his upcoming budget proposal would maintain the $1.9 million...

U.S. funding to enhance W.Va. state police forensics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Nearly $342,000 in federal funding is headed to the West Virginia State Police to improve the state forensic laboratory.

The funding announced by U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall will be used to update and purchase new technology,...

Cornhole returning to Charleston Civic Center

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Cornhole is coming back to Charleston.

The American Cornhole Organization is holding the first major tournament of its 2014-15 season on Friday and Saturday at the Charleston Civic Center.

Competitions will be...

WVU’s top legal officer retiring

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University’s top legal officer is retiring.

William H. Hutchens III says his retirement is effective Oct. 17.

Hutchens arrived at WVU in March 2010 to take over the legal affairs team. In...

Bill Howley: Independence is key to new PSC appointment

West Virginia PSC Commissioner Ryan Palmer is leaving the PSC in mid-September. At the same time Palmer’s decision was released to the press, Chairman Mike Albert announced that he was removing himself from the PSC’s general...

Judge rejects water company effort to block Freedom settlement

A federal bankruptcy judge has rejected West Virginia American Water Company’s effort to block a class-action settlement between Freedom Industries and thousands of victims of January’s Elk River chemical spill.

U.S. Bankruptcy...

UC enrollment at all-time high
UC enrollment at all-time high

Enrollment at the University of Charleston is at an all-time high.

The private school currently enrolls 1,895 full-time students — an increase of about 36 percent over the past two years, according to UC officials.

Total enrollment, ...

Feds seek to dismiss secondary charge against Ohio man accused in slaying

Prosecutors have moved to dismiss a federal charge in West Virginia Tuesday against a man accused in the slaying of a Cross Lanes teenager to speed up the alleged murder case against him in Ohio.

Ernest Roach, 46, of Racine, is charged with...

Funerals for: September 17, 2014

Baker, Thomas D. 5 p.m., Nighbert Memorial United Methodist Church, Logan.

Brown, Helen 7 p.m., Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

Gaynor, Nannie M. 1 p.m., Richwood Cemetery, Richwood.

George, Robin ...

Freeda H. Richmond

Freeda Hazel (Brown) Richmond, 100, of Glenwood, Iowa, died Sept. 11, 2014 at Glen Haven Home, Glenwood. Private family memorial services were held Saturday, Sept. 13. Loess Hills Funeral Home of Glenwood was in charge of arrangements.

James Bumgardner

James Daniel Rik Bumgardner, 62, of Huntington, died Sept. 15, 2014. Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Fellowship Baptist Church, Barboursville. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the church. Arrangements by Henson &...

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