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Single vehicle crash traps one person, ejects another

A person was ejected and a second entrapped in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 79 near Elkview late Tuesday.

It happened at about 10:50 p.m. near mile marker 8 just past the Elkview/Frame Road exit in the southbound lanes of Interstate...

Single vehicle crash traps one person, ejects another

A person was ejected and a second entrapped in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 79 near Elkview late Tuesday.

It happened at about 10:50 p.m. near mile marker 8 just past the Elkview/Frame Road exit in the southbound lanes of Interstate 79....

Emotions over shooting run high during Nitro council meeting

Nitro City Councilwoman at Large Brenda Tyler urged City Council to find solutions to the increase the city’s understaffed police force on Tuesday after an officer shot and killed a city man following a weekend incident.

Nitro Sgt. T.A....

County will pay to pave Coonskin roads

Members of the Kanawha County Commission voted Tuesday to pick up the tab for paving the roads inside Coonskin Park.

Retired state Adj. Gen. Allen Tackett, chairman of the Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission, told county commissioners ...

State using precast concrete for road repair project
State using precast concrete for road repair project

West Virginia Department of Transportation officials are using a new technique in Kanawha County to fix a segment of road that is in dire need of repair.

Carrie Bly, spokesperson for the Department of Transportation, said crews are installing...

Prosecutors move to drop manslaughter charge in drowning

Kanawha County prosecutors moved Tuesday to dismiss an involuntary manslaughter charge against a man who left a drunk woman in the Elk River who later drowned.

Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Chuck Miller said police should have obtained...

$20 million awarded to university science programs

Five West Virginia universities will see a share of $20 million to boost their science initiatives.

The National Science Foundation awarded the grant money to West Virginia’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) ...

Attendees say Night Out strengthens community/police relationships
Attendees say Night Out strengthens community/police relationships

When Charleston Police Cpl. C.J. Rider meets a new community member, it’s often not during the most cheerful of times.

“When I usually deal with the community, it’s not on their best of days,” said Rider, a member of ...

Laotong Yoga focuses on helping incarcerated adults
Laotong Yoga focuses on helping incarcerated adults

Barbara Steinke and Sue Julian have called each other “laotongs” for a long time — long before they created a yoga project under that namesake.

Steinke recalled reading about the concept in Lisa See’s “Snow...

WV Planned Parenthood: No abortions performed

West Virginia’s only Planned Parenthood clinic does not perform abortions, despite serving more than 960 patients last year and offering preventive services ranging from contraceptives to reproductive life planning.

Planned Parenthood has ...

Yeager committee questions “emergency” payments, agreements

Yeager Airport’s Finance Committee on Tuesday began poring through hundreds of documents detailing airport spending since the March 12 runway safety zone landslide, plus all payments made since 2012 to Corotoman Inc. and...

Final EPA plan ‘a much tougher road’ for WV

West Virginia faces a requirement for tougher emissions cuts under a final federal rule aimed at curbing greenhouse gas pollution from the nation’s power plants, according to U....

State senator launches road complaint website

A state Senator who is hoping to catalogue West Virginians’ frustrations with the current status of roads has an out-of-the-box solution to the state’s pothole problem.

“We’re going to have to start getting private...

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