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Firefighters battle Clendenin house blaze

CLENDENIN — No one was injured when an empty house caught fire Friday morning in Clendenin.

Kanawha County Emergency Services Deputy Director C.W. Sigman said a neighbor reported a fire at a residence on...

Firefighters battle Clendenin house blaze

CLENDENIN — No one was injured when an empty house caught fire Friday morning in Clendenin.

Kanawha County Emergency Services Deputy Director C.W. Sigman said a neighbor reported a fire at a residence on...

Summer camp for gifted students returns to Wesleyan

BUCKHANNON — The Wesleyan Summer Gifted Program, for children in the fifth through 12th grades, will be held June 15-18 on the West Virginia Wesleyan College campus.

The two-week, overnight program offers...

James River Coal wants to auction off business

RICHMOND, Va. — James River Coal Co. intends to sell parts or all of its business at an auction in July.

The Richmond-based company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month as it faced...

Tug-of-war arises in W.Va. over man sought in Va. killings

WHEELING — A public defender in West Virginia says a northern Virginia man sought for questioning in three slayings is being held illegally.

Wheeling police arrested Charles Severance on March 13 on a warrant...

W.Va. worker gets 2 years for pocketing payments

BECKLEY — A Beckley man who pocketed cash payments rightly intended for his employer has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay restitution.

Mark Randall Trump, 44, was sentenced Thursday on...

Boaters warned of restricted areas in W.Va. rivers

HUNTINGTON — The Army Corps of Engineers is reminding boaters about restricted areas near navigation dams on the Ohio and Kanawha rivers.

Officials say a number of boating accidents have occurred in the past...

PSC to hear arguments for Kanawha PSD rate increase

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An administrative law judge for the state Public Service Commission will have a hearing April 25 to consider a rate increase for the financially troubled Kanawha Public Service District.

Officials with the Kanawha PSD...

Lawsuits filed over MCHM in Putnam landfill

A lawsuit asking for class-action status was filed Thursday against the Hurricane landfill where MCHM-contaminated wastewater was dumped.

Also in Putnam County Circuit Court, the city of Hurricane asked Friday in another filing that a judge...

Kanawha prosecutor: Suspension call ‘unjustified, excessive and illogical’
Kanawha prosecutor: Suspension call ‘unjustified, excessive and illogical’

Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants says the call from the office that oversees West Virginia lawyers for his immediate suspension is “unjustified, excessive and illogical.”

Plants, who faces two misdemeanor charges,...

Will Charleston’s race-fee plan reach finish line?

A proposed ordinance to impose fees on 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer races in Charleston could be taken off Monday’s City Council agenda, although no city officials were willing to say that for certain Friday afternoon.

Councilman at-large ...

Clarification: April 19, 2014

An editorial in Friday’s Gazette should have described the Environmental Protection Agency as proposing a rule to set caps on carbon emissions that utilities could meet in a number of ways, one of which could be carbon capture and sequestration....

Boil-water advisories

Raleigh County Public Service District has issued a boil-water advisory for customers living in the Amigo Hollow area of the Slab Fork Water System. Customers in those areas should boil their water for at least one full minute prior to use until...

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