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Security fence work begins at Governor’s Mansion (photo)
CHRIS DORST | Gazette-Mail
Security fence work begins at Governor’s Mansion (photo)

Security fence work begins at Governor’s Mansion (photo)
Security fence work begins at Governor’s Mansion (photo)

St. Albans woman pleads guilty to setting fire over fake drugs

Woman says she set fire after getting fake drugs

A St. Albans woman pleaded guilty on Monday to setting a house on fire in retaliation for being sold a fake injectable drug, according to a release from the Kanawha County prosecuting...

Nitro plan changes to police comp time policy

The city of Nitro is working on adjusting its compensatory time policy for police officers, which has contributed to understaffing, the mayor said after the council meeting Tuesday night.

Nitro officers have accumulated 9,500 comp hours, Nitro...

Testimony continues in embattled doctor’s medical board hearing
Testimony continues in embattled doctor’s medical board hearing

The prescriptions written by Charleston neurologist Dr. Iraj Derakhshan had a powerful and detrimental effect on a woman who occasionally suffered from migraines but later became addicted to painkillers prescribed by the doctor, said the figure behind ...

Local, state and federal officials meet to discuss redevelopment in region
Local, state and federal officials meet to discuss redevelopment in region

WILLIAMSON — Local organizers, economic development leaders, charitable foundation members and officials with several federal agencies met in Williamson on Tuesday to discuss a path forward for southern West...

Ex-WVDOH official indicted on racketeering charges

A politically connected former West Virginia Division of Highways official was indicted Tuesday after a federal investigation of the agency’s equipment division.

Bob Andrew, who headed the DOH equipment division in Buckhannon for 16 years ...

Judge tells newspaper company, AG to meet

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- A Putnam County judge said Tuesday that the Daily Gazette Company should decide what parts of an investigative subpoena filed by the state attorney general’s office it would willingly comply with.

Circuit Judge Philip...

Judge says he’ll sign off on Patriot Coal asset sale

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bankruptcy judge has told Patriot Coal that it can sell its remaining assets at auction.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Keith Phillips said on Monday at a hearing in Richmond that he would sign off on Patriot holding...

Judge says companies must share Yeager evidence costs

A judge ruled Tuesday that all of the companies interested in preserving evidence at the site of Yeager Airport’s landslide must share the costs of gathering that evidence.

The airport shouldn’t be left to foot the bill in...

WVU board OKs Tech move
WVU board OKs Tech move

The West Virginia University Board of Governors on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposal to relocate the school’s Institute of Technology from Montgomery to a new satellite campus in Beckley.

The vote came one day after WVU officials...

Bulletin Board: Sept. 2, 2015

The third annual Memorial Bell Tower 5K Run/Walk will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington. Registration is $30. Student registration is $10. All registrants will receive an event T-shirt as quantities permit. Online...

Boil-water advisories

West Virginia American Water has lifted the boil-water advisory for approximately 100 customers in the Beckwith Road area of Fayetteville in the company’s New River system. The affected area included W.Va. 16 (Beckwith Road) from the wastewater ...

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Police Blotter

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Charleston man sentenced for dealing heroin, meth
Truck hauling sugar catches fire on W.Va. Turnpike

State News

Presidential candidates to visit West Liberty for interviews
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Common Core town halls to start Tuesday

Statehouse News

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St. Albans woman pleads guilty to setting fire over fake drugs
Nitro plan changes to police comp time policy
Local, state and federal officials meet to discuss redevelopment in region
WVU board OKs Tech move
Testimony continues in embattled doctor’s medical board hearing

Columnists

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Education

Plans announced to relocate WVU Tech to Beckley campus
School officials to discuss future of WVU Tech
Fayette schools officials to request $50M for new schools
ACT report: WV students not ready for college math, reading or science
Pittsburgh Children’s Museum plans seven WV ‘makerspaces’

Kanawha County

Health

Hearing begins for beleaguered neurologist
Marshall researcher awarded grant to study obesity, aging
Wheeling Hospital seeks state’s OK to replace care center

Putnam County

Area residents plead guilty to federal drug charges

Election

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FlipSide

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U.S. and World

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