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Morrisey announces communications staff changes

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a change in his office’s communications staff on Thursday.

Beth Ryan, who has been the office’s director of communications since February 2013, will be leaving on May 29 to...

Monongalia County woman charged with office building arson

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A Monongalia County woman faces federal charges of setting a fire that destroyed an office building in 2014.

Sarah Beth Meckley is charged in an information with arson of a building...

Man charged in Tennessee with killing wife arrested in WV

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — West Virginia authorities have arrested a Tennessee man charged with running over and killing his wife with a pickup

News outlets reported that West Virginia State Police troopers...

Marshall pushes back expected start date for new leader

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The chairman of Marshall University’s Board of Governors and presidential search committee announced this week that the search for a permanent president will likely continue into the fall semester.

University leaders...

WV inmate sentenced for threatening president

ELKINS, W.Va. – A West Virginia inmate has been sentenced to another year in prison for threatening President Obama.

Robert Dale Tasker is an inmate at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail,m in Belington.

An investigation by the Secret...

Court: Counts against ex-Shepherd official can be prosecuted

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A circuit judge wrongly dismissed 53 criminal counts alleging that a former Shepherd University dean of student affairs made unauthorized or fraudulent purchases with a state-issued card, the West Virginia Supreme Court said....

Charges against ex-Kanawha prosecutor Plants dismissed

Former Kanawha County prosecuting attorney Mark Plants quickly walked out of the courtroom Thursday after a magistrate dismissed two domestic violence-related charges against him.

The charges had been pending for more than a year....

Developer may buy Chamberlain Court homes on East End
Developer may buy Chamberlain Court homes on East End

A set of vacant East End row houses might one day house families again if a Charleston developer decides to take up the Charleston Urban Renewal Authority on its option to buy the houses.

Chris Sadd, with Grant Street Commons LLC, spoke with the ...

Summit to focus on drug addiction in state

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A state delegate from Kanawha County says he’ll be holding a summit in Charleston that focuses on drug addiction in the state.

Republican Chris Stansbury says the summit will be held June 1 and discuss how drug...

Charleston only W.Va. city with at least 50,000 population

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Charleston is hanging on as the only city in West Virginia with a population of more than 50,000, while Morgantown is now the state’s third-largest city, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Census estimates...

Run for the Wall rumbles into Hurricane
Run for the Wall rumbles into Hurricane

HURRICANE — It was hard to find a hand not holding a miniature American flag as a group of more than 275 motorcycles carrying nearing 500 people rumbled into Hurricane’s Valley Park Wednesday during the...

Marshall scholarship created for Kentucky residents

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University has created a new scholarship for students seeking a degree in education from Carter County, Kentucky.

The scholarship is in honor of Larry Prichard, who was an educator for 35 years before his...

Mon Power using aerial saws to trim trees around power lines

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Mon Power in West Virginia is using helicopters with giant saws attached to trim trees across the state.

The company said in a press release Wednesday they plan to use aerial saws to trim trees along 700 miles of...

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