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Date for Plants’ trial in question

Official says Kanawha prosecutor may not get trial as soon as wanted

Kessler, Miley urge special session to delay chemical tank safety deadline

West Virginia’s two top legislative Democrats moved Wednesday to put more pressure on Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to call a special session to delay the deadline for owners of chemical storage tanks across the state to certify to regulators that...

Former U.N. ambassador Bolton to replace D’Souza at GOP fundraiser
Former U.N. ambassador Bolton to replace D’Souza at GOP fundraiser

After abruptly canceling an appearance by an admitted felon at its fall fundraising dinner, the West Virginia Republican Party has picked another controversial conservative as keynote speaker for the event: John R. Bolton, a Fox News commentator who...

Kanawha prosecutor will go to trial — at some point
Kanawha prosecutor will go to trial — at some point

Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants will go to trial. It’s just not clear when.

A magistrate assigned to hear the misdemeanor domestic violence charges against Plants is...

PSC chairman recuses himself from spill probe

The chairman of the state Public Service Commission has recused himself from an increasingly controversial case in which the commission is investigating West Virginia American Water Co.’s response to the January chemical spill and the water...

Bulletin board: Aug. 28

River celebration

The 2014 Tribute to the River Celebration will be held Friday and Saturday at the Point Pleasant Riverfront Park. Admission is free. Exhibits, towboat tours, contests, kids’ games, entertainment and concessions will be...

CAMC authorizes joint venture for cancer center radiation services

The Charleston Area Medical Center board of trustees approved entering into a joint venture with Alliance HealthCare Services, a national diagnostic radiology provider, and Charleston Radiation Therapy Consultants to provide radiation care for the...

Riverside High employees suspended for allegedly stealing from school

A theft ring among Riverside High School employees, which allegedly went on for years, was broken up after one employee’s son told police about the theft while a State Police trooper was serving him a domestic violence petition.

Five...

Ex-W.Va. mail carrier sentenced for drug activity

BECKLEY, W.Va. – A former mail carrier will spend three years on probation for making drug deals while on the job.

Jack Edwin McCoy also must perform hours of community service and spend four months on home confinement.

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Man charged in West Side slaying and plot against detective to get psych exam

An 18-year-old Detroit man charged in the slaying of Tymel McKinney and a plot to kill a Charleston detective stopped taking his bipolar medication about a year ago, his attorney said Wednesday.

Darrell Emmett “D.J.” Carter, of...

George Castelle: Are some defendants more equal than others?

Three prominent citizens — an elected prosecutor, a family court judge, and the son of a state Supreme Court justice — have recently been charged with a variety of crimes of violence. The charges include domestic battery while...

WVU’s Eberly dean headed to Clemson

Almasy, who has served as interim dean of Eberly three times before, will replace outgoing dean Bob Jones on Sept. 16.

Jones, a biology professor who served as dean of the Eberly College for four years, is headed to the South Carolina-based...

DuPont agrees to $1.3 million in chemical leak fines

DuPont Co. has agreed to pay nearly $1.3 million in fines to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to resolve violations EPA cited following a string of 2010 chemical leaks, including one that killed a worker at the company’s plant in Belle, ...

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