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Charleston police renew search for violent offender

The Charleston Police Department is actively searching for Devin Rayshawn Smith for his role in a kidnapping where a weapon was used. Smith is a black male who is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He was last seen driving a...

Charleston police renew search for violent offender

The Charleston Police Department is actively searching for Devin Rayshawn Smith for his role in a kidnapping where a weapon was used. Smith is a black male who is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He was last seen driving a...

Clerk in gay marriage case to appear in federal court
Clerk in gay marriage case to appear in federal court

Associated Press

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) – A county clerk in Kentucky who has repeatedly defied court orders by refusing to issue marriage licenses will appear before a federal judge who could hold her in contempt of court.

Rowan County...

Judge OKs distribution of insurance funds in explosion suit

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. (AP) – A judge has approved the distribution of more than $15 million in insurance funds to the families of three workers killed in a plant explosion.

The Weirton Daily Times...

Mistrial declared in ex-Summers official’s embezzlement case

HINTON, W.Va. (AP) – A former Summers County commissioner’s embezzlement trial ended in a mistrial after the jury couldn’t reach a verdict.

Multiple media outlets report that Summers County Circuit Court Judge Robert A....

W.Va. DNR starts youth hunting program

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – State officials are hoping to increase the number of children participating in wildlife and hunting activities.

The Division of Natural Resources says it has started a youth hunting program for children ages ...

NGK Spark Plugs celebrates 20 years in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A Japanese firm is celebrating its 20th year of business in West Virginia.

NGK Spark Plug Manufacturing Inc. opened a plant to assemble oxygen sensors for cars in Sissonville in March 1995. The expanded facility...

Gorge-area hiking trail closed for weather-related repairs

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) – The National Park Service has closed a portion of a hiking trail in southern West Virginia due to an unstable slope.

Park officials say parts of the Kaymoor Trail in the New River Gorge National River will remain...

W.Va. Democrats’ Jefferson-Jackson Dinner set for Oct. 2

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Democratic Party’s biggest annual event will be held next month.

State Democrats announced Wednesday that the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner will take place Oct. 2 at the Charleston Civic Center....

Boil-water advisory

Beckley Water Company has issued a boil-water advisory effective immediately for the 400 block and 500 block on Dry Hill Road, including Summit Drive and Munson Avenue.

Customers in these areas should boil their water for at least one full...

Movie review: ‘A Walk in the Woods’ takes a not-so-interesting path
Movie review: ‘A Walk in the Woods’ takes a not-so-interesting path
As “A Walk in the Woods” opens, Robert Redford, playing author Bill Bryson, suffers through a morning talk-show appearance. He smiles and nods and vaguely agrees with the clueless host without saying much as he is told various...
Funerals for: September 03, 2015

Atha, Jackie L. Sr. 1 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Barton, Bill M. 11 a.m., Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Brammer, Frances 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Brown, Maxine 1...

Janice M. Hall
Janice M. Hall

Janice M. Hall, 101, of Frametown, went home to be with the Lord after a short illness on Aug. 29, 2015.

Janice was born May 16, 1914 on a farm in Altizer to Roy and Nora Whytsell Morgan, one of six children. She graduated from Grantsville High...

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