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Federal lawsuit alleges funeral home owners bilked insurance company
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Federal lawsuit alleges funeral home owners bilked insurance company

The owners of three area funeral homes have been accused of bilking an insurance company out of more than $900,000 after selling and cashing in on pre-need funeral arrangements to more than 100 people who weren’t actually...

Federal lawsuit alleges funeral home owners bilked insurance company
Federal lawsuit alleges funeral home owners bilked insurance company

The owners of three area funeral homes have been accused of bilking an insurance company out of more than $900,000 after selling and cashing in on pre-need funeral arrangements to more than 100 people who weren’t actually...

Putnam health board votes to pay remaining debt

The Putnam County Board of Health has moved to pay the last of its nearly $400,000 in outstanding debts, two years after the financially ailing department first contracted with the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department in a bid to right itself....

Former Winfield planning commissioner’s lawsuit against city, mayor dismissed

A judge has thrown out a former Winfield Planning Commission member’s lawsuit against the city and its mayor, who the commissioner said wrongfully removed him from the board and slandered him at a public meeting.

Putnam Circuit Judge...

Miners protest Patriot Coal’s efforts to cancel union contracts, benefits
Miners protest Patriot Coal’s efforts to cancel union contracts, benefits

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. — More than 1,000 miners and supporters gathered in front of Patriot Coal’s headquarters in Putnam County on Monday afternoon to protest the company’s continuing efforts to cancel...

Man injured in Putnam gas pipeline explosion
Man injured in Putnam gas pipeline explosion

WINFIELD — A man is being treated for burns after a ruptured natural gas pipeline burst into flame south of Winfield Monday afternoon.

An excavator driven by an unidentified party struck and ruptured the four-...

Putnam magistrate recorded making threats in courtroom

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Putnam County magistrate challenged a Hurricane man to a fight during a court proceeding this week after the man insulted him in court filings, according to a recording of the hearing posted online.

Troy Sexton...

Putnam man sentenced to life in prison in baby’s death
Putnam man sentenced to life in prison in baby’s death

WINFIELD, W.Va. — Robert Jeremy Smith struggled through tears, his knees shaking, as he asked a judge Friday to show him mercy before he was sentenced in the killing of his infant son last year. But Putnam Circuit...

Capito, Indian ambassador tour WV company
Capito, Indian ambassador tour WV company

POCA — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., welcomed India’s deputy ambassador to the United States to West Virginia on Wednesday in hopes of strengthening the relationship between...

Putnam County plans for the future of its parks
Putnam County plans for the future of its parks

WINFIELD — Scott Williamson felt like he was stuck in a boat with only one paddle. It didn't matter how hard or how fast he paddled, he just drifted around in circles.

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Putnam Circuit Clerk employees seek raises

Employees of the Putnam County Circuit Clerk’s office filed a grievance Monday claiming they’re paid less per hour than other county employees in similar jobs and that the county has neglected to give them raises. The employees asked...

Putnam school board creates school nurse job

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to approve the creation of a new itinerant school nurse position.

“What’s happening is we’re getting more and more kids with these severe...

Putnam County denies Winfield annexation

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Commission unanimously voted Thursday night to deny the city of Winfield’s request to annex two tracts of land that sit adjacent to the current city limits....

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