PHOTOS: Live on the Levee kicks off

PHOTOS: Live on the Levee kicks off

Live on the Levee kicked off Friday evening on Kanawha Boulevard in Charleston. The free, summer-long event normally is held on the Schoenbaum Stage at Haddad Riverfront Park, but the rising Kanawha River covered the stage, forcing the event to move...

Warrants issued in Charleston shooting

Warrants issued in Charleston shooting

Police were looking Friday for man accused of shooting and wounding two people in Charleston late Thursday.

Activist Swearengin to challenge Manchin in primary

Activist Swearengin to challenge Manchin in primary

Since Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., goaded critics in a February telephone town hall to take him on in a primary, an environmental activist ...

WV Supreme Court reverses itself on gas royalties

WV Supreme Court reverses itself on gas royalties

In a ruling that was expected by most industry observers, the West Virginia Supreme Court on Friday reversed its own decision from just last year and ruled that natural gas drillers can deduct post-production costs from the royalties paid to certain...

Boil-water advisories: May 27, 2017

Boil-water advisories: May 27, 2017

n The state Department of Health and Human Resources has issued a boil-water advisory for the City of Gary Water System. The advisory follows a lack of a certified operator.

Some Charleston city pools open for summer season

Some Charleston city pools open for summer season

Two of Charleston’s four community pools will be open this weekend for community members to cool down in as the summer heat rolls in.

Trump views on climate ‘evolving’ amid push from Europeans

Trump views on climate ‘evolving’ amid push from Europeans

TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — President Donald Trump views on climate change are “evolving” following discussions with European leaders who are pushing for him to stay in the Paris climate accord, a top White House official said Friday....

White House adviser differs with president on coal

White House adviser differs with president on coal

WASHINGTON — The president’s chief economic adviser is casting doubt on the future of U.S. coal, saying it “doesn’t really make that much sense anymore as a feedstock,” directly...

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Pouring water on concrete (Gazette)

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Pouring water on concrete (Gazette)

I call it pouring water on concrete. You make a splash, but nothing sinks in.

Why Americans are eating more pork now than they have in decades

Why Americans are eating more pork now than they have in decades

HUMESTON, Iowa -- The Iowa Select pig farm gives its visitors headphones, because the squeal of hogs is deafening. This is either a chorus for the damned -- or the sound of pork’s ascendancy.

Woman killed when truck runs over her in Charleston

Woman killed when truck runs over her in Charleston

A woman who was lying on a Charleston street was run over by a truck and killed Thursday night.

Fatal Huntington crash closes all lanes of I-64 near exit

Fatal Huntington crash closes all lanes of I-64 near exit

All eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 64 are closed near Exit 8 as authorities investigate an accident that left one person dead.

Part of Kanawha Boulevard closed for high water, events

Part of Kanawha Boulevard closed for high water, events

Because of high water in the Kanawha River and tonight’s Live on the Levee concert, Kanawha Boulevard is closed in Charleston from Capitol Street to Court Street today.

Militants attack Christians in Egypt, killing at least 26

Militants attack Christians in Egypt, killing at least 26

CAIRO (AP) — Masked militants riding in three SUVs opened fire Friday on a bus packed with Coptic Christians, including many children, south of the Egyptian capital, killing at least 26 and wounding 25, the Interior Ministry said.

WV men admit false claims in staged vehicle crashes

WV men admit false claims in staged vehicle crashes

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Federal authorities say two West Virginia men have admitted their roles in filing false insurance claims for motor vehicle accidents.

Republican wins MT election one night after being charged with assault on reporter

Republican wins MT election one night after being charged with assault on reporter

BOZEMAN, Mont. - Republican businessman Greg Gianforte won Montana’s sole House district in a special election Thursday, keeping a seat in Republican hands despite facing assault charges for allegedly attacking a reporter who’d asked him ...

Putnam commission awards Valley Park community center contract

Putnam commission awards Valley Park community center contract

Winfield — A new community center at Valley Park is set to be mostly completed by February 2018, if all goes as planned.

Trump to NATO: Pay your 2% of GDP

Trump to NATO: Pay your 2% of GDP

BRUSSELS — Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow NATO members Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance’s financial benchmarks, asserting that leaves it weaker and...

Funerals for: May 26, 2017

Ball, Kitonya 6 p.m., Church of God in Christ, Charleston.

Boggess, Thelma L. 1 p.m., Cunningham

Canterbury, Sarah Elizabeth 2 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Davis, George 10 a.m., The...

Jean Metz

Jean Metz, 92, of Lorain, Ohio, formerly of Cowen, died May 23, 2017. Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2017, at West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin. Arrangements by Morris Funeral Home.

Paul E. Hardee

Paul E. Hardee, 57, of Buffalo, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017. He was a long-time employee of Amhurst Industries, where he worked on the river as a towboater. He loved his family and worked hard to support them over the years.

Born January...

Robert "Bobby" James Lewis

Robert "Bobby" James Lewis

Robert "Bobby" James Lewis, passed away Wednesday morning, at the age of 75, surrounded by his loved ones.

Bobby was born in Charleston to James and Louise Lewis, the owners of the Lewis Supermarket on Truslow Street.

After graduating...

Tommy C. Dingess

Tommy C. Dingess

Tommy C. Dingess, 85, of St. Albans, suffered a number of years with fibrosis of the lungs. He left his temporary home Saturday, May 20, 2017, to arrive in heaven to be with his Savior.

Born February 6, 1932, Tommy was the son of John Ed and...

Edgar Sanson

Edgar Sanson

Edgar Ross Sanson, 94, of St. Albans, passed away May 25, 2017. He was born in Lincoln County on August 10, 1922, and was the son of Albert and Margie McCallister Sanson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife,...