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Boone ambulance director received $144K as utilities consultant

Boone County Ambulance Authority Director Randy Lengyel, who’s under investigation for accepting an illegal $103,000 loan from his board, collects $30,000 in extra pay each year as a part-time consultant for the state Water Development...

Boone ambulance director received $144K as utilities consultant

Boone County Ambulance Authority Director Randy Lengyel, who’s under investigation for accepting an illegal $103,000 loan from his board, collects $30,000 in extra pay each year as a part-time consultant for the state Water Development...

Bulletin Board: Aug. 31, 2015

Adult grief support group

An Adult Grief Support Group for those who have lost a loved one will have sessions from 2 to 4 p.m. or from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 15 and 22. Participants may attend either session on those days....

Famed neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks dies at 82
Famed neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks dies at 82

NEW YORK — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who...

Boil-water advisory

West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 40 customers in the Yorktown Subdivision in South Charleston. The affected area includes Yorktown Place, Cambridge Pointe, Buckingham Pointe and Wellington...

Shinnston resident received French honor for WWII heroism

SHINNSTON, W.Va. – As a lifelong resident of Shinnston, John Belcastro has served his community in various ways, whether working in the local coal mines or serving in American Legion Post 31 and VFW Post 573.

But Belcastro’s...

Braxton County Monster chairs keep quirky folklore alive
Braxton County Monster chairs keep quirky folklore alive

Flatwoods, W.Va. — Braxton County is known for its rolling hills, scenic lakes, and ... giant monster chairs.

“Every year in the past fives years, interest in (the monster) has grown exponentially,” said Andrew Smith, 30,...

Authorities investigate fire at former Fort Gay school

FORT GAY, W.Va. – The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fire that damaged a former school in Fort Gay.

The Fort Gay Fire Department tells multiple media outlets that the fire occurred on Saturday at a building that...

Ex-jail guard receives probation for having sex with inmate

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A former correctional officer who pleaded guilty to having sex with an inmate will spend three years on probation.

The Herald-Dispatch reports that Jason M. McComas, 33, of Lesage also must register as a sex offender...

TV academy, actors union toast diversity at pre-Emmy party
TV academy, actors union toast diversity at pre-Emmy party

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) – With hit shows like “Empire,” “black-ish” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” diversity is the new normal in TV.

That was the message at a pre-Emmy party celebrating...

Katrina, 10 years later: Evacuees who stayed in West Virginia look back
Katrina, 10 years later: Evacuees who stayed in West Virginia look back

HUNTINGTON — Jennifer Hill remembers her first glimpse of West Virginia. It was early on a Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, to be exact, and she was riding with her mother from Tri-State Airport to Cabell Huntington...

Pack the Pantry (photos)
Pack the Pantry (photos)

Students get tour of city’s historic district, racial issues
Students get tour of city’s historic district, racial issues

More than 30 people took a walking tour of Charleston’s Triangle District and The Block historical district Saturday as a part of the WV Freedom School, a three-day intensive racial justice workshop sponsored by the American Friends Service...

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