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Charges against son of state Supreme Court justice dismissed

Prosecutors dropped malicious wounding charges Wednesday against the son of state Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman -- but police say they stand by their report that led to charges being filed.

Edward Gardner, 27, of Quarry Creek in...

Charges against son of state Supreme Court justice dismissed

Prosecutors dropped malicious wounding charges Wednesday against the son of state Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman -- but police say they stand by their report that led to charges being filed.

Edward Gardner, 27, of Quarry Creek in...

Judge allows new DNA testing in 1996 Putnam rape case

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- A judge will allow new DNA testing that could exonerate a Hurricane man who’s spent more than 15 years in prison after being convicted of raping his 5-year-old daughter.

Putnam Circuit Judge Joseph Reeder denied a...

Retired USAF colonel to lead YMCA of Kanawha Valley
Retired USAF colonel to lead YMCA of Kanawha Valley

Col. Bill Tully Jr. says he is proud of his West Virginia roots and even prouder to have the opportunity to return to his home city of Charleston as the new president and CEO of the YMCA of Kanawha Valley.

Spirit of the Valley Chairman...

Water study panel not yet appointed

More than four months after Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed into law legislation responding to the January water crisis, the governor has yet to appoint members of a new commission charged with coming up with other ways to improve protections for West...

Judge rules corps can ignore mining health studies

A federal judge in Charleston ruled this week that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not have to consider scientific studies linking mountaintop removal to public health problems when the agency approves new Clean Water Act permits for mining...

Charleston man who pulled handgun outside Town Center sentenced

A Charleston man was sentenced Wednesday to six years and six months in federal prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

In November, Mark A. Johnson Jr., 24, pulled a handgun on a construction worker outside of the Town...

Logger says he had OK to cut down Coonskin trees

David Russell Bowen, accused of stealing timber from Coonskin Park, said in court this morning that Kanawha County Parks Director Jeff Hutchinson knew what Bowen was doing the entire time Bowen was in the park, and gave the logger permission to cut...

Reunions

Greenbrier West High School, Charmco, all classes: Aug. 29-30 at the school. The second all-classes reunion is sponsored by the Greenbrier West Alumni Association. There will be a tailgate party prior to the West vs. Summersville home football game...

Letter: A bad day for cancer research on Capitol Hill

A bad day for cancer research on Capitol Hill

Editor:

Three years ago I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer usually occurring in children and adolescents. I was 25 years old. I am now two years out of treatment and in excellent ...

Overall ACT scores unchanged in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The average score of West Virginia students taking the ACT college entrance exam remained the same for the fourth straight year.

The state Department of Education says overall test scores in West Virginia this year...

Barboursville police seek marble vandal

The Associated Press

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. – Barboursville police are looking for a suspect who used marbles to cause thousands of dollars of damage to businesses along U.S. 60.

Investigators believe the vandal used either a...

Marshall commission OKs power plant agreement

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. – The Marshall County Commission will receive about $31 million in revenue over 30 years from a 549-megawatt natural gas-power plant that developers plan to build in Moundsville.

The commission voted 2-1 Tuesday to...

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