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WVU FOOTBALL: Mountaineers preparing for surprises

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — What West Virginia’s coaches have said all week about Saturday’s game against Kansas and its newly promoted interim coach is the Mountaineers can’t practice for whatever changes Clint Bowen may make as...

Foul play not suspected in death of man found in Elk River
Foul play not suspected in death of man found in Elk River

Charleston Police are waiting for autopsy results to determine the cause of death for Ronald Belcher, 56, of Charleston, whose body was found in the Elk River Wednesday.

Belcher lived in Charleston Arbors apartment complex and worked at the...

Suddenlink customers fume over lost Viacom channels

Hours after Suddenlink cable customers in West Virginia had several Viacom-owned channels removed from their cable lineups, the companies disagreed on how negotiations to keep the channels in customers’ cable packages ended.

The break-up ...

No mercy for killer of 90-year-old Kanawha City man
No mercy for killer of 90-year-old Kanawha City man

A judge on Wednesday described the brutal slaying of a 90-year-old Kanawha City man, and then sentenced the man who murdered him to life in prison without the chance of parole.

Anthony David Caldwell, 40, killed George Molle Jr. in...

W.Va. Supreme Court rules GOP can replace Raines on ballot

Republicans will have a fourth candidate on the ballot in Kanawha County’s 35th District race for the House of Delegates, after the West Virginia Supreme Court ordered Wednesday afternoon that Marie Sprouse-McDavid’s name be placed on...

State Senate candidates talk ACA, abortion law
State Senate candidates talk ACA, abortion law

Dr. Tom Takubo said he’s running for state Senate in Kanawha County’s 17th District because he believes the Legislature will need medical expertise to deal with expansion of the federal Affordable Care Act.

“I don’t...

Putnam puts kits in schools to respond to shooters

HURRICANE — After another school shooting this week — this one injuring a teenager in Louisville, Kentucky — Putnam County school officials let the community know Wednesday that they have become more...

DEP lays out long-term chemical tank safety plans
DEP lays out long-term chemical tank safety plans

As chemical tank owners across West Virginia scrambled to meet Wednesday’s deadline to register with state regulators, Department of Environmental Protection officials hosted an unusual daylong session to explain their long-term plan for...

Body found in August had traumatic brain injury

A man whose remains were found near Clendenin in August had suffered a traumatic brain injury in recent years, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday in a release.

The remains were found along the bank of a creek beneath Reamer ...

Trans Energy pleads guilty to pollution violations

A St. Marys-based oil and gas company pleaded guilty Wednesday to three federal pollution charges, admitting in court that it dumped materials for its drilling operations into West...

Readers Voice: Oct. 2, 2014

Express your opinion on any subject you wish. Not all comments are published. Call 304-357-4451 or email readersvoice@wvgazette.com.

We who are of Syrian/Lebanese descent in Charleston and throughout West Virginia are indebted to the American...

UC frosh seek fresh ideas in the autumn air (photo)
UC frosh seek fresh ideas in the autumn air (photo)

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