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Police: Gift thefts hit families harder

When Christmas presents are stolen, those cases tend to hurt families more than other types of thefts, according to Kanawha Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Humphreys, the spokesman for the department.

Officers who investigate those cases sometimes...

That’s not the spirit: Police looking into holiday thefts

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) – Someone in Elkins is putting a damper on the Christmas spirit.

Police say residents are reporting the theft of seasonal lawn decorations. The thefts have occurred at several homes.

One business owner says the...

Judge sets July trial date in coal case against EPA official

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – A federal judge has set a July trial date in a coal company’s lawsuit against the top U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey in Wheeling ordered a ...

More than 33,000 W. Virginians enroll in health marketplace

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – More than 33,000 West Virginia residents have signed up for coverage through the federal health care law.

Federal officials said this week that 33,407 West Virginians signed up or renewed coverage on the federal...

CSX train derails in WV; no gas leaks or injuries

NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. — Officials say no one was injured after a train that was carrying propane derailed in West Virginia.

CSX Spokeswoman Melanie Cost said six CSX train cars ran off the tracks in New Martinsville early Thursday and...

West Virginia AG: Concealed-carry permits good in Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s attorney general is assuring gun owners in his state that their concealed-carry handgun permits will continue to be recognized in Virginia after Feb. 1.

Patrick Morrisey’s counterpart ...

Photographer Lieberman to hold digital workshops

Charleston photographer Thorney Lieberman will be offering a three-part series of Digital Photo Workshops, taking place from 3 to 5 p.m. on successive Sundays on Jan. 10, 17 and 24. Topics to be covered include getting the most out of your digital...

I-77 reopens after wrecks

All lanes have reopened after two wrecks briefly shut down Interstate 77 northbound this morning, according to Kanawha County Metro 911.

The wrecks reportedly occurred at about 8 a.m. between the Interstate 77/Interstate 64 split and Leon...

Around WV: Dec. 24, 2015
Around WV: Dec. 24, 2015

In Around West Virginia today: a train derailment this morning, Tibetan monks to visit a Huntington yoga studio, and more.

n About 10 rail cars of a train ...

Deadly storm system scatters damage across the South
Deadly storm system scatters damage across the South

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Mulester Johnson was at home with relatives in northern Mississippi when a fierce storm that has killed at least six people across the country hit.

The wind tore the back of Johnson’s Holly Springs house ...

Just Press Play: Mick Wiseman
Just Press Play: Mick Wiseman

This week’s “Just Press Play” comes from Mick Wiseman, one of the volunteer music hosts at The Status Quo in Charleston. Wiseman favors electronic music, which doesn’t have a huge presence in the area, but the DJ is trying...

Last minute holiday shopper? There’s an app for that
Last minute holiday shopper? There’s an app for that

ATLANTA (AP) – Procrastinators, rejoice. This year there are more apps and services than ever before to help last-minute shoppers.

Apps like Curbside deliver orders directly to the trunk of your car, more retailers are offering incentives ...

Trudy Rubin: In praise of journalists who risk all

Every year at this time, media organizations publish lists of the number of journalists imprisoned, missing, murdered or held hostage around the world.

According to the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), 69 journalists had...

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