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‘Homeless Jesus’ statue designed to raise awareness

The bronze figure will be consecrated at noon Sunday

Second WVU fraternity’s charter revoked

A second West Virginia University fraternity has had its charter revoked by its national office, the school announced Thursday.

The release from WVU stated only that Beta Theta Pi had informed the university Wednesday night that the local...

Parks officials settle with Coonskin logger

Kanawha County parks officials voted today to accept a $50,000 court settlement from a logger who cut down more than 300 trees in Coonskin Park during May and June of 2013.

Members of the Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission voted to...

Former Consol exec stole $440,000 in gas royalties

PITTSBURGH – A former Consol Energy executive has pleaded guilty to stealing $440,000 in gas royalties from the company by forging deed transfers so he could funnel the money into a fake company he ran out of a post office box.


Blankenship pleads not guilty; $5 million bond set

BECKLEY -- Longtime Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges that he conspired to put coal production and profits ahead of miner safety at Massey’s Upper Big Branch Mine, where 29 workers died in an...

Charleston offers to assist in recycling cleanup

The city of Charleston has offered to assist in cleaning up the Slack Street recycling center, according to a press release from the mayor’s office.

Mayor Danny Jones said in a statement Thursday the city’s refuse workers could...

Rockefeller introduces bill on black lung benefits

Senate Democrats introduced a broad bill Thursday intended to make it easier for miners with black lung disease to get the federal benefits that they are owed.


Lockdown lifted at Shoals Elementary

Students at Shoals Elementary School in Charleston were briefly on lockdown Thursday after a man was reported “peeping in windows” at the school.

Cpl. Brian Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department said deputies...

Warrant issued in Fayette County hit-and-run

HILLTOP, W.Va. -- An arrest warrant has been issued in connection with a hit-and-run accident early Wednesday in Fayette County.

Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler said a teenager was waiting for a school bus at about 6 a.m. Wednesday near the ...

Capitol Christmas tree goes up in W.Va.(photo)
Capitol Christmas tree goes up in W.Va.(photo)

Dave Hickman: Staten’s just statin’ the truth
Dave Hickman: Staten’s just statin’ the truth

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Safe in the knowledge that it was only a matter of time until it was asked of him, Juwan Staten was ready for the inevitable question.

Perhaps the only thing that surprised him...

Wheeling residents want 19th century bridge saved

WHEELING, W.Va. – A group of Wheeling residents has launched a campaign to save a 19th century bridge from demolition.

The Aentnaville Bridge spans the back channel of the Ohio River and connects Wheeling Island with Ohio. The 440-foot...

Boys and Girls Clubs of W.Va. getting health grant

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Boys and Girls Clubs in West Virginia are getting funding to improve the health and wellness of kids around the state.

Officials say clubs around the state are getting a variety of grants from WellPoint Foundation...


UPDATE: Official says slain Florida State gunman was an alumnus, law school grad
Mountaineer, K-State defenses in spotlight tonight
Second round of ACA health care sign-ups begin