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Bear that attacked Va. man in W.Va. eludes capture

WINCHESTER, Va. – A bear that attacked a Virginia man in West Virginia has eluded attempts to capture it.

Media outlets report that the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources set traps for the female bear on Friday.

Colin...

Bear that attacked Va. man in W.Va. eludes capture

WINCHESTER, Va. – A bear that attacked a Virginia man in West Virginia has eluded attempts to capture it.

Media outlets report that the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources set traps for the female bear on Friday.

Colin...

Barboursville pharmacy president faces charges

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – The president of a Barboursville pharmacy faces charges of trying to evade federal cash reporting requirements.

Federal law requires financial institutions to report cash transactions exceeding $10,000 to the...

Woman sentenced in War mayor’s death

WELCH, W.Va. – The daughter-in-law of slain War Mayor Thomas Hatcher has been sentenced on a lesser conspiracy charge.

WVVA-TV reports that Rebecca Lynn Hatcher received a one- to three-year sentence Friday in McDowell County Circuit...

Ex-Mercer County teacher sentenced on sex charges

PRINCETON, W.Va. – A former Mercer County teacher has been sentenced to 30 to 40 years in prison on sex charges involving female students.

Media outlets report that Jonathan Edward Kirk, 36, was sentenced Monday in Mercer County Circuit...

AARP among those backing a new way to save for retirement
AARP among those backing a new way to save for retirement

Gaylene Miller, AARP West Virginia state director, would like to see greater access to affordable workplace retirement plans for all West Virginians.

West Virginia is one of 12 states to dabble with the idea of implementing some form of...

Monday cartoon
Monday cartoon

Editorial: Warrior cop mentality bad for communities

The death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, shot and killed by Ferguson, Missouri police on Aug. 9, has sparked, among other things, questions about the increasing militarization of civilian police forces across the United States....

Potpourri

Last week, our map showed that Kanawha State Forest already is half-encircled by strip mines. But a proposed new one is drawing bitter protests because it’s near the Loudendale entrance and popular trails — while the older mines are back ...

Bo Webb: Support ACHE Act for health of mountain communities

Coalfield residents living near mountaintop removal mining sites have long suspected this terrible, destructive practice is hurting our health.

I first started thinking about it during the long fight to replace the Marsh Fork Elementary...

Second person hit by train in McDowell County dies

RODERFIELD, W.Va. – West Virginia State Police say a second person hit by a train in McDowell County has died.

State police tell media outlets that 24-year-old Ruth Mullins of Raysal died Sunday morning at a Charleston hospital....

U.S. 33 in West Virginia: Dangerous curves, deadly drop-offs
U.S. 33 in West Virginia: Dangerous curves, deadly drop-offs

The truck driver from Michigan had never traveled across the deadly stretch of U.S. 33 in Pendleton County.

Anthony Jones lost control of his tractor-trailer, after barreling into a treacherous turn called “Horseshoe Curve.” The...

WVSU fires employees, eliminates positions, considers more cost-saving

West Virginia State University has fired 10 employees and is considering more cost-saving measures.

School officials announced the layoffs earlier this month and also eliminated 15 already vacant positions.

WVSU spokeswoman Kimberly...

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