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Andrea Lannom

Staff Writer

Kin Ship Goods owners celebrate anniversary of Charleston location

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When Hillary Harrison and Dan Davis first opened Kin Ship Goods in downtown Charleston, they worried no one would come in or even care.

Last year, on Aug. 22, the Lee Street shop opened its doors and, over the las...

Historic Gazette, Daily Mail Extras on display at Purple Moon

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Chuck Hamsher has always been a big fan of newspapers, collecting several papers through the years.

Program lets jailed moms stay with babies

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When Craig Roberts first heard about starting a program designed to keep non-violent pregnant female inmates with their babies, he admits he was skeptical.

However, after the associate warden of programs at the La...

10 years later, woman still grieves grandson’s death

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It’s been 10 years since Teresa Johnson lost her grandson, but his death is not the type of thing a person gets over, she said.

Her faith, which she says grows stronger every day, has helped her cope with th...

State Supreme Court to hear two cases from 1980s in September

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The West Virginia Supreme Court is scheduled to hear two cases stemming back to the 1980s in the first month of its fall term, including three different appeals in a case focusing on two of the state’s psychiatric...

Charleston man pleads guilty to child neglect over shooting

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A Charleston man could face up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to a child-neglect charge for leaving a loaded firearm within the reach of his 5-year-old son, who picked it up and shot his 4-year-old sister...

WV man gets up to 35 years for robberies, attempted robbery

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A Charleston man could serve up to 35 years in prison after admitting his role in two robberies and an attempted robbery earlier this year.

Larry Lamont Patterson, 33, recently entered a guilty plea to attempted s...

Wayne County assessor charged with embezzlement

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Wayne County’s assessor is facing an embezzlement charge after police said he used his county-issued credit card for personal purchases that totaled more than $5,000.

Police arrested Eric Lantz Hodges, 41, ...

Laotong Yoga focuses on helping incarcerated adults

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Barbara Steinke and Sue Julian have called each other “laotongs” for a long time — long before they created a yoga project under that namesake.

Steinke recalled reading about the concept in Li...

E-filing for court documents available for 3 counties

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E-filing for court documents is now available in three counties and officials are hoping to expand into a fourth this month.

Matt Arrowood, who heads up the West Virginia Supreme Court’s e-filing project, s...

Hospital employee suing CAMC physician

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A hospital employee is suing a physician, claiming he created a hostile work environment by falsely accusing her of rape after she asked him to pay child support.

Kathryn O’Neal, represented by Charleston ...

Drums Across the Tri-State highlight of band season

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A sea of bright blue and white uniforms flooded Laidley Field.

The crowd was silent, watching as the Cascades, a marching band group from Seattle, pushed a giant spinning Earth into the center of the field. The st...

Century Aluminum closes Ravenswood plant

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Century Aluminum will permanently shut down its Ravenswood plant effectively immediately, officials announced Monday night.

The Ravenswood smelter was built in 1957 and had a full operating capacity of 170,000 met...

Century Aluminum closes Ravenswood plant

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Century Aluminum will permanently shut down its Ravenswood plant effectively immediately, officials announced Monday night.

The Ravenswood smelter was built in 1957 and had a full operating capacity of 170,000 met...

Circuit judge enforces courtroom dress code

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Signs mark many courtroom doors, warning people not to bring in food, drinks or cellphones.

However, one judge in the West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle said he had to post a sign telling people what they s...

WVU grad played key role in gay nuptials case before Supreme Court

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When Jaci Gonzales Martin saw the decision in the same-sex marriage case come across her computer screen last month, a wave of emotions flowed through her.

Attorneys say state destroyed crucial video in shooting case

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Attorneys representing two brothers accused in last year’s shooting of a bar bouncer questioned the preservation of a surveillance video, which they say could have cleared their clients if they would have got a co...

Man wanted in connection with Monkey Barrel shooting

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Warrants are out for a man convicted of multiple violent felonies who is now being connected to a July 4 shooting at the Monkey Barrel Bar.

Charleston Police said Tuesday that they are searching for Andre “...

Kanawha judge OKs removal of collapsed airport hillside material

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The collapsed runway extension at Yeager Airport will be stabilized and removed after a Kanawha County judge gave permission for work to begin.

Attorneys packed Kanawha County Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit’s co...

Man charged in one-punch death receives probation

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The courtroom was silent as Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom watched a video showing a Hurricane man punching another man once, which later led to the man’s death, but helping him until emergency crews got there. ...

Yeager Airport hillside moves again

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Portion of Yeager Airport hill fell about 20 feet Wednesday

Putnam County residents mop up flooding, watch threatening skies

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HURRICANE — Putnam County farmer Dale Young surveyed his land, which was now a muddy river following heavy rain that caused the nearby creek to overflow into the community.

“It tore down the fences,...

Insurance company says hotel’s policy excludes damages from pollution

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Hotels say providers wrongfully denied claim; companies cite lack of coverage

PA Denny a family affair

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Beloved sternwheeler returned to Charleston this weekend

Bids taken for surplus state vehicles at auction

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All 50 retired police cars, trucks and Jeeps purchased at state auction Wednesday

Senator’s son pleads guilty to drug charge

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The son of a state senator pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge Wednesday.

Jacob Kessler, 25, of Glen Dale, appeared in federal court in Wheeling, where he pleaded guilty to oxycodone trafficking.

Federal...

Judge approves agreement to drop charge if bank shapes up

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A federal judge approved an agreement reached between prosecutors and the Bank of Mingo where prosecutors would drop the charge against it if the bank demonstrates good conduct throughout the next year.

Federal pr...

Man sentenced for setting house ablaze in suicide attempt

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Prosecutors say man tortured wife, set four fires in house before attempting suicide

Former Kanawha teacher pleads guilty to firearms charge

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A former Kanawha County teacher has pleaded guilty to illegally purchasing a firearm for a person she knew was a convicted felon.

Federal prosecutors said Jennifer Napier, 39, of East Bank, bought the Draco pistol...

DHHR moves forward with some Medicaid contracts

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DHHR moving

forward with some Medicaid documents

Freedom settlement gets judge’s preliminary approval

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Attorney says agreement helps clean up site, provides money for remediation

Morrisey joins attorneys general in EPA lawsuit

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The state attorney general has joined in filing a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, calling its water rule “regulatory lunacy,” which he claims could lead to people asking agencies permis...

Elkview man gets jail time for assaulting girlfriend

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An Elkview man accused of assaulting his girlfriend and holding her inside the home they shared could serve two years in jail.

Brandon Lee Kessell, 29, of Elkview appeared Tuesday before Kanawha Circuit Judge Jame...