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Statehouse Beat: Legislative leaders missing point on prevailing wage

When legislative leaders, including Senate President Bill Cole, criticized WorkForce West Virginia’s prevailing wage rate survey because only about 560 of the 3,722 contractors who responded actually reported having payroll for major...

Woman struck by car in Kanawha City

A woman is in critical condition at CAMC General after she was struck by a vehicle on the 5300 block of MacCorkle Avenue in Kanawha City Saturday evening, according to the Charleston Police Department.

According to Cpl. Brian Jones, the woman...

20-year Charleston officer leaving to pursue drug abuse prevention
20-year Charleston officer leaving to pursue drug abuse prevention

Twenty years ago, it would have been hard to imagine Lt. Chad Napier working in drug abuse prevention.

“As a young officer, I would have been ‘Get out of my way’ and ‘I’ll arrest my way out of this problem, you ...

Lawyers for Mingo officials want lawsuit dismissed

Attorneys for some of the former Mingo County officials being sued by a private investigator say there isn’t any evidence against their clients and have asked a judge to dismiss the claims.

Kanawha Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey heard...

Fayette County man allegedly killed mother with morphine

A Fayette County man allegedly killed his mother by giving her morphine.

Gordon Ray Sutphin II, 45, of Montgomery, is charged with murder, according to a news release from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

His 67-year-old...

On file: Sept. 27, 2015


The following people applied for marriage licenses in Kanawha County between Sept. 18 and 25:

Isaac Noyes Smith, 54, and Alison Judge Bibbee, 44, both of Charleston.

Matthew Joseph Harman II, 23, and Tyler Book Chattin,...

Kanawha, Mingo businesses raided by feds

Related repair and maintenance companies in Kanawha and Mingo counties were raided by federal agents Friday, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin confirmed.

Agents descended on Kanawha Electric & Machine Co., on Campbells Creek Road near Charleston, and...

Crime Report: Sept. 27, 2015

The following Crimes were reported to the Charleston Police Department between Sept. 16 and 24:

East District:

Washington Street East 1600 block, breaking and entering, Sept. 16, 3:52 a.m.

Washington Street East 1600 block,...

Drunk driver ends up in Kanawha River after crash

A drunk man crashed his SUV into the Kanawha River in the early morning hours Friday, according to a news release from the Charleston Police Department.

Police responded at about 1:20 a.m. after a naked Benjamin Lee Gittinger, 27, of Charleston...

Goodwin hands out law enforcement, victim assistance awards

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin handed out awards Thursday to law enforcement officers and those involved in assisting victims.

Goodwin named the Charleston Police Department the police agency of the year, and the Crime Victim Service Award was...

Man gets maximum sentence for rape on Charleston’s East End

A Kanawha judge handed down the maximum sentence to a man who sexually assaulted a woman on Charleston’s East End in 2011 and had previously been convicted of second-degree rape in North Carolina.

Curtis Allen Hairston was sentenced...

Bicyclist struck by vehicle dies of injuries

The bicyclist who was struck along the northbound lanes of U.S. 119, known as Corridor G, by a vehicle early Wednesday morning has died of his injuries, police said late Thursday.

The man, identified as 30-year-old John Jump, of Nitro, was hit...

Man shot in leg on Charleston’s West Side

A man was shot in the leg early Friday morning on Charleston’s West Side, Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers said.

Dispatchers said the incident was reported about 3 a.m. outside a bar at 1632 Sixth Ave.

The victim, identified...

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