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‘Serious incident,’ injury reported at Boone mine

State officials are responding to an incident that injured a miner at Patriot Coal’s Gateway Eagle Mine in Boone County.

A spokeswoman for the state Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training confirmed a “serious incident...

Putnam commission refuses to set hearing for Winfield annexation

WINFIELD, W.Va. – Winfield’s mayor said after Tuesday’s Putnam County Commission meeting that he’s not optimistic about his city’s effort to increase its size by 40 percent.

Commissioners unanimously refused...

Missing woman’s body found in Braxton County

The Associated Press

OIL CREEK, W.Va. – West Virginia State Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in Braxton County.

State police tell media outlets that Crystal Dean, 36, of Orlando was last seen at a...

Mingo County family judge to be sworn in Oct. 27

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – An Oct. 27 swearing-in ceremony is set for Mingo County’s new family court judge.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appointed Sabrina L. Deskins to the position on Sept. 17.

The West Virginia Supreme Court says the...

W.Va. agency begins fall trout stockings

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Streams and lakes across West Virginia will be stocked with about 42,000 pounds of trout during the next two weeks.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources began its fall trout stockings on Tuesday. Trout ...

Storms blamed for 2 deaths sweep across the South

ATLANTA – A severe storm system roughed up much of the South for a second day Tuesday, knocking out power to tens of thousands as it snarled morning commutes and kept many under a tornado watch.

The vast system, which claimed two lives...


Julia Keller was born in Huntington, daughter of a Marshall University mathematician, and earned M.U. degrees while working at the Ashland Daily Independent. She eventually earned a Ph.D. from Ohio State and became a reporter at the Chicago Tribune,...

Joseph Wyatt: Don’t blame Shelley for working for her people -- the rich

I stand with the family values folks, which is why I have no wish to quarrel with Rep. Shelly Moore Capito’s career of service to her own kind — the very wealthy. Her husband Charles has worked for Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, United Bank...

Editorial: Natalie Tennant best choice for U.S. Senate

Democratic Secretary of State Natalie Tennant is an underdog in the race for U.S. Senate. National analysts say West Virginia has shifted so far to the “red” mentality that the state’s first female senator in Washington is likely...

Jones still weighing run for fourth term
Jones still weighing run for fourth term

With six weeks until filing begins for Charleston’s 2015 election, Mayor Danny Jones won’t say whether he’ll make a run for a fourth term.

“I’m not talking,” Jones said when asked Monday afternoon about...

Fire reported at Elkview Dairy Queen

Firefighters early Tuesday were responding to a report of a fire at the Elkview Dairy Queen.

The fire was reported at about 9:30 a.m., and by 9:45 a.m., firefighters were laying hose to reach the restaurant, located at 544 Railroad Ave,...

Bridgeport council approves veterans memorial

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Bridgeport officials plan to construct a memorial honoring local veterans.

The memorial will be built on city-owned property and will include five granite monuments. The monuments will represent the Army, Navy, Air...

Rahall, Jenkins debate today in Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Democratic Congressman Nick Rahall and Republican Evan Jenkins are facing off in their first debate for West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District seat.

Rahall is a 19th-term incumbent, while Jenkins is a state...