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Dunbar man charged with kidnapping girlfriend

A Dunbar man is facing multiple charges after allegedly kidnapping his girlfriend and threatening to beat her, gut her with a knife and throw her into a waterway, according to a criminal complaint filed in Putnam County Magistrate...

Dunbar man charged with kidnapping girlfriend

A Dunbar man is facing multiple charges after allegedly kidnapping his girlfriend and threatening to beat her, gut her with a knife and throw her into a waterway, according to a criminal complaint filed in Putnam County Magistrate ...

CURA chooses developer for former Holley Hotel site

The Charleston Urban Renewal Authority voted on Wednesday to begin negotiations with a Virginia-based company for a development at the vacant site of the former Holley Hotel in the 1000 block of Quarrier Street.

Board members had to choose...

Police seek suspects in horse strangling

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Police in Martinsburg are looking for those responsible for tying a tow rope around the neck of a horse that later died.

Berkeley County Sheriff Kenneth Lemaster Jr. tells The Journal that the horse was euthanized...

Police looking for two men in shooting near Capitol
Police looking for two men in shooting near Capitol

Charleston police said this afternoon they’re looking for two “persons of interest” in Tuesday’s shooting near the state Capitol.

Police are looking for Eric Appleton and Andre Hassan “Fingers” Joyner,...

Two new shows wrap up July premieres
Two new shows wrap up July premieres

This week wraps up a July full of premieres with WGN’s “Manhattan” and Nickelodeon’s “Henry Danger,” bringing the total to 17 new shows this month....

In Short: July 24-30, 2014

Camp Curtain Call

Camp Curtain Call, a local youth theater camp, presents its original production, “Pirates of the Caribbean: A Twist in Time — A Parody,” Friday and Saturday at the Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St....

Dina Hornbaker featured in ‘RFC MINI SHOW’

This week’s “RFC MINI SHOW,” online at blogs.wvgazette.com/popcult, shines a spotlight on Dina Hornbaker, who made her “Radio Free Charleston” debut last March, in Episode 196. Hornbaker is a talented...

Putnam County water playground has crowding issue

HURRICANE, W.Va. – A Putnam County water playground’s popularity has become a crowding issue.

Hurricane city manager Ben Newhouse tells the Charleston Daily Mail that the city park’s water playground sees hundreds of...

Feds to conduct more studies of MCHM

Federal officials have agreed to conduct a series of new studies of the potential health effects of exposure to the chemicals released during the January spill at Freedom Industries, officials said today.

The National Toxicology Program will...

NPS assesses impact of state attractions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Four National Park Service attractions in West Virginia drew a total of 1.5 million visitors last year.

A Park Service report looked at attendance in 2013 at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, New River Gorge ...

Dirty Girl Mud Run won’t issue refunds

Participants who registered for this weekend’s canceled Dirty Girl Mud Run won’t receive any refunds “under any circumstances,” according to a post on the organization’s Facebook page.

About 2,500 people...

Kroger recalls fruit because of Listeria concerns

Kroger is joining other national grocery store chains recalling more than 15 fruits items purchased between June 1 to July 20.

The fruits may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which may cause severe illness to pregnant women and...

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