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Court denies ousted state schools superintendent’s request for rehearing

The West Virginia Supreme Court announced Thursday that it has refused ousted state schools superintendent Jorea Marple’s request for a rehearing of her lawsuit against the state Board of Education.

Like its Nov. 10 decision...

Readers’ Vent: Jan. 23, 2016

Another Palin is in legal trouble, this time domestic violence. Sarah Palin blames it on President Obama — what a loser she is. And to think she could have been elected if conservatives had their way.

The Gazette-Mail website is next to...

Things to do today: Jan. 23, 2016

DANIELLE AND STEVE: 7:30 p.m. Free. Bridge Road Bistro, 915 Bridge Road. Call 304-720-3500.

THE GRASCALS: 7:30 p.m. Adults $15. Seniors $12. Children 12 and under $5. Mountaineer Opry House, Exit I-64, Milton. Call 304-743-5749.

FREDA...

Crime Report: Jan. 24, 2016

The following crimes were reported to the Charleston Police Department between Jan. 14 and 20:

East District:

Quarrier Street 200 block, shoplifting, Jan. 15, 3:30 p.m.

Washington Street East 1600 block, breaking and entering auto,...

Ex-Beckley prison employee sentenced for witness tampering

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) – Former prison employee Scotty Rose has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for witness tampering.

Acting U.S. Attorney Carol Casto says in a news release that Rose was sentenced Thursday.

Rose worked...

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Your photos: #JonasWV

Photos of the winter storm in West Virginia, shared by state residents

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PSC wrestles with how to proceed on chemical spill probe

Members of the state Public Service Commission tried Friday morning to sort out if, how and when they would continue a long-stalled investigation into West Virginia American Water Co.’s response to the January 2014 chemical spill that...

Raleigh County area under boil-water advisory

Raleigh County Public Service District has issued a boil-water advisory for Coal City System customers on Castle Bar Street only, following a water main break.

Beckley Water Company has issued a boil-water advisory for Hart Street in Beckley....

Blizzard dumping snow in South; DC mayor says ‘hunker down’
Blizzard dumping snow in South; DC mayor says ‘hunker down’

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – Shoppers raided grocery and hardware stores, bishops excused Catholics from Sunday Mass and the nation’s capital was shutting down Friday, just ahead of a gnarly blizzard that will blanket much of ...

Court denies ousted state schools superintendent’s request for rehearing

The West Virginia Supreme Court announced Thursday that it has refused ousted state schools superintendent Jorea Marple’s request for a rehearing of her lawsuit against the state Board of Education.

Like its Nov. 10 decision...

Court rules Republican to replace Hall in Senate

Republicans will continue to control the West Virginia Senate, after the state Supreme Court ended nearly three weeks of uncertainty, ruling that a Republican should fill the Senate seat vacated by Democrat-turned-Republican Daniel Hall.

The...

Around WV: Jan. 22, 2016
Around WV: Jan. 22, 2016

Around West Virginia today includes stories on a jury finding a former Summers County commissioner guilty of embezzlement, plans moving forward to revive downtown Clarksburg and a human rights act in Martinsburg, and more.

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Universities, facilities announce closures

All branches of the Putnam County Library will be closing today at noon. The library will remain closed on Saturday and Sunday.

The Charleston Town Center mall is closed. Operational plans for the weekend will be announced later today....

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