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Son of well-known pastor, community activist arrested on drug charge

The son of a well-known local minister was arrested on a drug charge in Charleston.

Matthew J. Watts II, 30, of Hunt Avenue, was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute. He is the son of Rev. Matthew J.

CVB to receive reimbursement check following embezzlement ruling

The Charleston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau will receive more than $63,000 in recovery payment from its insurance company, following a former CVB employee’s guilty plea to embezzlement charges.

Finance committee chairman and...

Record amount of poached W.Va. ginseng seized
Record amount of poached W.Va. ginseng seized

With enough ginseng roots to fill a conference room, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement revealed Wednesday the largest seizure of illegal ginseng in the state’s history....

FlipSide seeking teen writers
FlipSide seeking teen writers

FlipSide is looking for correspondents, so if you’re a West Virginia Student ages 12 to 19 years old and like to write, take photos and/or create illustrations, here’s your chance to show your stuff — and get paid for it!...

Appeals court in Virginia hears strip-search cases

RICHMOND, Va. – A federal appeals court heard arguments Wednesday on whether jailers should be allowed to strip search people who are arrested but still awaiting arraignment.

The cases out of West Virginia and Maryland pit individual...

Son of pastor, community leader arrested

The son of community leader Rev. Matthew Watts was arrested Wednesday and charged with selling heroin.

Matthew J. Watts II, 30, of Charleston, was taken to the South Central Regional Jail on Wednesday evening after a sheriff’s deputy...

Arrests made in connection with dump truck theft

Ohio police have arrested two men who allegedly stole a dump truck near Sissonville Sunday, robbed a convenience store and then left the truck abandoned and burning.

Cpl. Brian Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department said...

Hospital advocates rights restored at state psych hospitals
Hospital advocates rights restored at state psych hospitals

The state Department of Health and Human Resources agreed Wednesday to restore full building access to Legal Aid patient advocates at its two psychiatric hospitals this week, and to develop a way for the advocates to access specific electronic patient ...

Chambers puts W.Va. same-sex marriage decision on hold

A federal judge has again put a hold on his decision in a lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage.

U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Chambers stayed the case in West Virginia, pending a decision by the U.S. Supreme...

State’s unemployment rate heading wrong way in August
State’s unemployment rate heading wrong way in August

West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose three-tenths of a percentage point to 6.6 percent in August, according to data released this week by WorkForce West...

WVEA softens stance on Wells

In a bit of political détente, the West Virginia Education Association’s political action committee Wednesday released its list of endorsements for the Nov. 4 general election – with no candidate endorsed in Kanawha’s 8th...

Mingo voters won’t decide family judge, court rules. Tomblin appoints replacement

The state Supreme Court ordered Wednesday that the Mingo County clerk remove the family court race from the general election ballot. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin instead appointed a judge.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appointed Sabrina Leigh Deskins on...

WVU’s Worley charged with battery against a woman

MORGANTOWN -- A warrant was issued this afternoon charging West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley with misdemeanor battery after he allegedly grabbed a woman by the throat and pushed her down at a Morgantown nightclub late Saturday night.



Health officials investigating respiratory virus in W.Va.