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Police investigating after gun goes off at UC swim class

Police are investigating after a handgun discharged during a children’s swim lesson at the University of Charleston on Friday.

Gazette endorsement: Mullens, Montgomery for family court judge
Gazette endorsement: Mullens, Montgomery for family court judge

Two Kanawha Family Court judges face opposition in the non-partisan election this spring. We endorse the incumbents.

Judge to rule on request to unseal allegations against drug-shipping firms

MADISON — A Boone County judge plans to decide next week whether to unseal court records that include details about prescription pain pill shipments to West Virginia.

Video: Kanawha County K-9 team boasts WV’s top dog
Video: Kanawha County K-9 team boasts WV’s top dog

The West Virginia Police Association is holding its annual K-9 officer certification this week at Camp Virgil Tate. (On our app? See video here.)

Daily Mail endorsement: Walker needed as Supreme Court justice

Election of an impartial justice is critical for the state’s future

Former WV city clerk charged with embezzlement

WEST UNION, W.Va. (AP) – A former city clerk in West Virginia is facing charges of embezzling more than $8,000 from his city’s utility board for his personal use.

Rival lawyers continue bickering over chemical spill case
Rival lawyers continue bickering over chemical spill case

Rival factions of local lawyers continue to wrestle over dueling lawsuits against West Virginia American Water Co. and Eastman Chemical Co. over their roles in the water crisis that followed the January 2014 Elk River chemical spill.

Charleston neurologist pleads guilty to federal record-keeping violation
Charleston neurologist pleads guilty to federal record-keeping violation

A Charleston neurologist pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal record-keeping violation, admitting he dispensed a dose of a powerful painkiller to a patient and never reported it.

Gazette endorsements: Thomas, Ferguson, Sisson, Yeager, Aaron, Halloran for magistrate

As usual, Kanawha County residents will vote countywide for 10 magistrates. But this year, each seat is a separate contest. In the opposed races, we recommend the following:

Police: Man brutally beat his mother until dog jumped in

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A Huntington man has been arrested after his mother says she was brutally beaten by her son until her dog intervened.

Woman charged with using drugs, driving with infant in car

BELLE, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia State Police say a woman is facing charges after she used drugs and then drove with an infant in her car.

Drug firms seek to keep seal on pain pill suit
Drug firms seek to keep seal on pain pill suit

Some of the nation’s largest drug wholesalers are asking a judge to reject the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s request to unseal court records that include details about the companies’ prescription pain-pill shipments to West Virginia....

Morrisey disappointed by court ruling on Va. transgender restrooms
Morrisey disappointed by court ruling on Va. transgender restrooms

West Virginia joined five other states in a brief urging an appeals court to rule that a transgender teen hadn’t been discriminated against when he was forbidden from using the boys’ restroom at his Virginia high...

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