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Man injured in Putnam gas pipeline explosion
Man injured in Putnam gas pipeline explosion

WINFIELD — A man is being treated for burns after a ruptured natural gas pipeline burst into flame south of Winfield Monday afternoon.

An excavator driven by an unidentified party struck and ruptured the...

Man injured in Putnam gas pipeline explosion
Man injured in Putnam gas pipeline explosion

WINFIELD — A man is being treated for burns after a ruptured natural gas pipeline burst into flame south of Winfield Monday afternoon.

An excavator driven by an unidentified party struck and ruptured the four-...

Man allegedly shoots at acquaintances, backs into pharmacy

FAYETTEVILLE -- A Fayetteville man allegedly shot at acquaintances then backed his vehicle into Zimm’s Pharmacy in Fayetteville early Monday.

Chad Jonathan Bonham, 27, allegedly fired at least two shots at residents of 237 Court St. in...

Route 29 Batman is killed after his Batmobile breaks down along a Md. highway
Route 29 Batman is killed after his Batmobile breaks down along a Md. highway

A Maryland man who dedicated his life to giving children the chance to meet Batman died Sunday night while traveling home from South Charleston’s Summerfest.

Lenny B. Robinson, 51, of Baltimore, died around 10:30 p.m. Sunday ...

Aging well: Edgewood Summit marks 20 years as senior home
Aging well: Edgewood Summit marks 20 years as senior home

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When Edgewood Summit opened its doors on April 15, 1995, Peggy Hitchman and her husband, Bill, were among the first residents to move in at the new retirement community.

Peggy still lives there today. She is proud that ...

Miners protest Patriot Coal’s efforts to cancel union contracts, benefits
Miners protest Patriot Coal’s efforts to cancel union contracts, benefits

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. — More than 1,000 miners and supporters gathered in front of Patriot Coal’s headquarters in Putnam County on Monday afternoon to protest the company’s continuing efforts to cancel...

WVU, Marshall partner for health care funding program

Leaders from West Virginia University and Marshall University met Monday to kick off a three-year, $1.5 million effort to support research and health care projects to aid the Mountain State.

The schools stated in matching news releases that,...

W.Va. not losing businesses over taxes, lawmakers told

West Virginia Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette delivered a message Monday that many state lawmakers likely didn’t want to hear: Business taxes aren’t scaring away companies looking to expand operations in the Mountain State....

State has 3rd highest default rate for federal student loans

Presidential contenders’ increasing talk of alleviating the massive U.S. college student debt burden has outsize implications for West Virginia – which has, according to the latest federal data, the country’s third-highest default ...

Senators to talk issues with residents over Tuesday breakfast

Area residents are being encouraged to attend a breakfast Tuesday morning as part of a series of discussions organized by a group of local state lawmakers.

Sens. Chris Walters, R-Putnam; Ed Gaunch, R-Kanawha; Tom Takubo, R-Kanawha; and Corey...

First Energy seeks $165 million rate hike to cover costs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — First Energy customers in West Virginia could experience a $165 million rate increase in January if the Public Service Commission approves the company’s most recent expanded net energy cost case.

On Friday,...

Leonhardt to make another run for ag commissioner
Leonhardt to make another run for ag commissioner

State Senator Kent Leonhardt on Monday announced his plans to run for commissioner of the Department of Agriculture.

“After much consideration, I have decided to run for agriculture...

Judge halts work on Capitol Complex security project

A Kanawha County judge agreed Monday to halt work on a Capitol Complex security upgrade while a contractor sues over not being awarded the project, despite being the low bidder.

After strong objections from attorneys for the state, work will...

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