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Group claiming to be Islamic State hacks school website

The Wayne County Board of Education’s website was changed Wednesday morning by hackers claiming to be members of the Islamic State.

On Wednesday morning, anyone visiting the school district’s website was redirected to a page with...

Group joins call for restitution from Freedom execs

The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition has joined with a Kanawha Valley group that wants a federal judge to force former owners and executives from Freedom Industries who have pleaded guilty to water pollution crimes to pay restitution to the victims ...

Charleston in the running for ‘top town’ competition

Lovers of the capital city have less than two weeks to make it known. Charleston is competing against Knoxville, Tennessee, in Blue Ridge Outdoors’ Top Towns of 2015.

The two made it to the publication’s final round for large towns....

Police chief: Robber’s gun disabled by ‘the grace of God’

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) – Bluefield Police Chief Dennis Dillow says he disabled a banker robber’s rifle during a gunfight by “the grace of God.”

Dillow tells the Bluefield Daily...

Court hearing for 6 officers charged in death of black man
Court hearing for 6 officers charged in death of black man

Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) – A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers facing criminal charges in connection with the death of a black man seriously injured in their custody. He also...

Local foundation accepting professor of the year nominations

The Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia is now accepting nominations for its 2015 Professor of the Year award.

The foundation announced Wednesday it has sent nomination forms to all public and private colleges and universities in West...

Group claiming to be Islamic State hacks school website

The Wayne County Board of Education’s website was changed Wednesday morning by hackers claiming to be members of the Islamic State.

On Wednesday morning, anyone visiting the school district’s website was redirected to a page with...

Boil-water advisory

Beckley Water Company has issued a boil-water advisory effective immediately for Ritter Drive from 2nd Street to 4th Street in Beaver, including all side streets. The notice is being issued following a water main break.

Customers in these areas...

W.Va. to launch first syringe exchange program

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Health officials hope a new syringe exchange program in Cabell County will reduce the number of blood-borne diseases.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports that the new...

Postal Service proposes moving Clarksburg post office

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – The U.S. Postal Service is looking at moving its post office in downtown Clarksburg to a smaller facility.

Postal Service real estate specialist Richard Hancock says the proposal is part of the agency’s...

Longtime Jefferson judge won’t seek re-election in 2016

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Longtime Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge David H. Sanders says he won’t seek re-election in 2016.

Multiple media outlets report that Sanders announced on Tuesday he will leave the bench at the end of ...

Coal company, UMW settle suit over use of non-union workers

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A Murray Energy subsidiary and the United Mine Workers of America have settled a lawsuit over the company’s use of non-union workers to perform work on seals at an underground coal mine in north-central West...

Funerals for: September 02, 2015

Clendenin, Geneva K. 1 p.m., Cunningham

Cottrell, Ruby C. 11 a.m., First Baptist Church, Hurricane.

Dumas, Dolores 11 a.m., St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, St. Albans.

Hawkins, Tony D. 1...

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