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Officials release 911 call in Plants domestic dispute

Officials released a 911 call from Wednesday’s incident at John Adams Middle School involving a custody dispute between Kanawha Prosecutor Mark Plants and his ex-wife Allison Plants.

Charleston police were dispatched just before 6 p.m.

Testimony, advocates clash at EPA coal hearings

PITTSBURGH — Union miners and others opposed to stricter pollution rules for coal-burning power plants proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency clashed inside and outside the city’s federal...

1,100 Alpha miners in W.Va. warned of layoffs

Alpha Natural Resources said Thursday afternoon that it has warned 1,100 workers at nearly a dozen West Virginia surface coal mines that they could lose their jobs in two months.

The Bristol, Va.-based company said it had provided layoff notices ...

McDowell man arrested for soliciting girls online

CRUMPLER, W.Va. ­­— A McDowell County man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly using the Internet to solicit sexually explicit photographs and videos from numerous young girls throughout the country, West...

Police find $14,000 hidden in shoes

SUTTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia State Police found more than $14,000 hidden under the insoles of shoes in the back of a broken down vehicle after stopping to assist the motorist Wednesday.


Landlord asks court to evict Kanawha delegate Raines

Kanawha County school board member Becky Jordon and her husband filed a complaint Thursday against Republican Delegate Suzette Raines, asking that Raines be evicted from a South Hills residence.

The complaint alleges Raines failed to pay $2,500...

Woman tells 911 that Plants was screaming at ex-wife
Woman tells 911 that Plants was screaming at ex-wife

A woman told a 911 dispatcher Wednesday evening that Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants was screaming at his ex-wife in the parking lot of John Adams Middle School.

Police described Wednesday’s incident as a child custody...

Gee’s 55-county tour rolls on into Spencer
Gee’s 55-county tour rolls on into Spencer

SPENCER, W.Va. -- At the Roane County Library on Thursday, Gordon Gee got a basket stuffed with local honey, jam and a Black Walnut Festival hat.

“And that’s apple butter from my farm,” said Brandy Brabham, a member of the...

Win over EPA won’t save Southern W.Va. coal, experts say

This week, West Virginia leaders were painting a picture of the rosy future that could await the coal industry, were it not for the Obama administration. Sprinkled among comments criticizing proposed reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, the...

3rd District race subject of push to avoid ‘dark money’

Having made his fortune as creator of the online gaming company Kongregate, Jim Greer is trying to take a stand against the inundation of “dark money” political attack ads that he believes are taking over elections across the U.S....

Deputies arrest man who allegedly threw home confinement bracelet in river

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. — Deputies say they arrested a Scott Depot man this week after an anonymous caller reported he was at a St. Albans Go-Mart bragging about throwing his home confinement tracking bracelet in the...

Try This! grants target solid community changes
Try This! grants target solid community changes

RIPLEY -- The trail begins with a sharp slope that quickly levels into a small clearing banked by trees, many of them marked by small signs meant to inform interested hikers of their scientific names and telltale features.

The trail doesn't have ...

Boil-water advisories

Raleigh County Public Service District has lifted the boil-water advisory for customers of the Clear Creek System. The Raleigh County Public Service District has also lifted the boil-water advisory for the Arnett Water System.

The Department of...


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