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Hurricane man gets probation for ‘one-punch death’

William Garmon apologized for the punch he threw last September in the parking lot of a Cross Lanes bar. The single blow ended up killing a 47-year-old Poca man.

Garmon, 29, of Hurricane, pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor battery charge,...

Hurricane man gets probation for ‘one-punch death’

William Garmon apologized for the punch he threw last September in the parking lot of a Cross Lanes bar. The single blow ended up killing a 47-year-old Poca man.

Garmon, 29, of Hurricane, pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor battery charge, ...

Some legal fees OK’d in WV gay-marriage lawsuit

A federal judge on Thursday granted lawyers who fought West Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban payment of legal fees in the case — but less than a third of what they’d asked for.

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Morrisey surveys county commissions about prayer at meetings

After keeping county officials in the dark for more than a week, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey revealed Thursday that he’s surveying the state’s 55 county commissions to determine whether they have prayer at their...

Road work

West Virginia Paving will mill and pave Quarrier Street – from McFarland Street to the Elk River Bridge — next week, between 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. Parked cars must be removed from the street by 5:30 p.m.

PEIA premiums expected to rise next year
PEIA premiums expected to rise next year

A five-year run with no premium increases for Public Employees Insurance Agency coverage is likely to end on July 1 of next year, PEIA Finance Board members were told Thursday.

Shrinking reserve funds and an anticipated $42 million deficit for...

OSM proposal backs off stream ‘buffer zone’

Coal operators would have to conduct expanded monitoring and perform additional environmental restoration, but would be freed from the threat that a 32-year-old ban on mining activities within 100 feet of streams might be used to stop them from...

Gap closing Town Center location

After nearly two decades, the Gap clothing store at the Charleston Town Center Mall will close by the end of the month.

The closure is part of a company-wide plan to shut down about 175 stores nationwide. Gap executives announced the closure of...

Local officials seeking input on storm damage

West Virginia residents and business owners who suffered flood damage because of this week’s storms may report their losses to state and local officials.

Officials for the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management are...

More than 3,200 W.Va. students awarded PROMISE scholarships

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than 3,200 members of the Class of 2015 have been awarded the state’s merit-based PROMISE Scholarship.

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission announced the...

W.Va. governor: ‘misunderstandings’ in prevailing wage fight

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says there are “a lot of misunderstandings” in his administration’s ongoing fight with Republican lawmakers over the prevailing wage for public...

W.Va. National Guard opens Morgantown Readiness Center

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia National Guard has opened a $20.5 million facility in Morgantown.

The Morgantown Readiness Center is the new home of the 201st Field Artillery and 249th Army Band....

West Virginia congressmen post 6-figure fundraising hauls

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s three Republican congressmen posted six-figure fundraising hauls last quarter.

Freshman Alex Mooney raised $183,600, the most out of the state’s U.S....

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