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Crowd told that Tomblin won’t move women’s prison

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. -- More than 100 people packed the third floor courtroom of the Mason County Courthouse on Thursday night to voice their objections to plans by state Corrections officials to transfer inmates from the all-female Lakin...

Crowd told that Tomblin won’t move women’s prison

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. -- More than 100 people packed the third floor courtroom of the Mason County Courthouse on Thursday night to voice their objections to plans by state Corrections officials to transfer inmates from the all-female Lakin...

Williamson mayor, 2 other city officials resign

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) – Williamson Mayor Steve Knopp and two other city officials are stepping down.

Multiple media outlets report that Knopp, City Clerk Frances Frye and City Attorney Chris Younger announced their resignations at a City ...

Police and Marshall investigate mass fraternity party

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Police and Marshall University are investigating a mass fraternity party involving several hundred students.

Several parties at fraternity houses along 5th Avenue in Huntington merged into one gathering on Aug. 22,...

Things to do today: Aug. 28, 2015

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CODY WICKLINE with THE JOSEPH SISTERS: 6:30 p.m. Free. Haddad Riverfront Park. 304-348-8000.

JULIE ADAMS AND STEVE HILL: 7:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 342-1464 or visit www.taylorbooks.com.

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Poll: Justice holds narrow lead over Cole in WV governor race

With the election of West Virginia’s next governor more than a year away, billionaire businessman Jim Justice holds a narrow lead over state Senate President Bill Cole, according to a new poll of West Virginia voters released Thursday....

Charleston man pleads guilty to distribution of heroin

Suspect pleads guilty to distributing heroin

A Charleston man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to distribution of heroin, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of West Virginia....

Pub where Harpers Ferry fire started was missing money, official says

The early morning fire that devastated the shopping district of historic Harpers Ferry last month started on the rear deck behind a pub that was found to be missing money, according to a news release from the West Virginia Department of Military...

Fayette schools officials to request $50M for new schools

HICO — Fayette County officials will ask the state for more than $50 million to build two new schools, which, if constructed, will be the start a multi-phase reconfiguration of the beleaguered school...

Barbour County teacher describes hostage incident in classroom
Barbour County teacher describes hostage incident in classroom

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thirty-year veteran teacher Twila Smith had scarcely started a new school year when a 14-year-old freshman entered her world studies class and drew a gun Tuesday.

“I knew if I lost my composure, this is...

Foodland owner celebrates 90th birthday
Foodland owner celebrates 90th birthday

Surrounded by friends, fellow businessmen and employees, Ameen “Joe” Joseph sat at a table draped in blue and yellow tablecloths, a stack of pastel envelopes, many labeled “Mr. Joe,” in front of him.

Thursday was...

Man sentenced after posing as brother during arrest

A St. Albans man was sent to jail Thursday for identity theft after admitting that he pretended to be his brother after police found marijuana at his apartment.

Knanh Nguyen, 32, had his brother’s driver’s license when they...

West Side leaders target student tardiness

Students at West Side Mary C. Snow Elementary were tardy more than 5,000 times last year, education officials said Thursday during a meeting with an advisory board tasked with helping the area’s struggling schools overcome chronic absenteeism...

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Politics

Poll: Justice holds narrow lead over Cole in WV governor race
Gainer acknowledges ‘growing pains’ in state pay shift
Lottery Commission to continue anti-‘casino night’ campaign
W.Va. lawmakers propose inspector general office to root out corruption
Poll: Donald Trump tops Hillary Clinton in WV

Police Blotter

Police and Marshall investigate mass fraternity party
Felony charge filed against man accused of spraying acid at ex’s house
Barbour County teacher describes hostage incident in classroom
Ex-Capital High coach sues, alleging age discrimination
WV’s largest drug bust underway

State News

Pittsburgh Children’s Museum plans seven WV ‘makerspaces’
Teacher priest seeks OK to wear religious habit in classroom
Marshall researcher awarded grant to study obesity, aging
Wheeling Hospital seeks state’s OK to replace care center
WVSU, New River CTC enter transfer agreement

Statehouse News

State senator’s proposed tobacco tax hike would pay for community college tuition

Watchdog

Williamson mayor, 2 other city officials resign
Fayette schools officials to request $50M for new schools
Pub where Harpers Ferry fire started was missing money, official says
Foodland owner celebrates 90th birthday
Gun restrictions strengthened at Yeager Airport

Columnists

Essays on Faith: Peace to you
Creepy the new cool in the land of whoppers and drumsticks

Education

ACT report: WV students not ready for college math, reading or science
Student retention rate improving, says Marshall officials
Before- and after-school programs could be in jeopardy
MSU settlement checks going out next week
UC welcomes back students

Kanawha County

Health

W.Va. wellness center to receive $200k in federal funding
Putnam health board votes to pay remaining debt
Alzheimer’s Association head discusses research, outlook

Putnam County

Federal lawsuit alleges funeral home owners bilked insurance company
Former Winfield planning commissioner’s lawsuit against city, mayor dismissed

Election

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FlipSide

Kellie Pickler impresses at Braxton Co. Fair
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U.S. and World

Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky
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