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West Side shooting suspect held

A federal magistrate ordered a man accused of firing shots near a West Side elementary school detained following evidence presented in a preliminary hearing.

Aric Adams, 20, appeared Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Dwane Tinsley on a charge of...

West Side shooting suspect held

A federal magistrate ordered a man accused of firing shots near a West Side elementary school detained following evidence presented in a preliminary hearing.

Aric Adams, 20, appeared Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Dwane Tinsley on a charge of...

Cass Scenic Railroad’s future under discussion

State officials have started a discussion about a possible partnership with the West Virginia Central Railroad to help Cass Scenic Railroad State Park operate more efficiently, with an eye toward securing the future of the Pocahontas County park and...

Former congressman Mick Staton dies at 74

Mick Staton, a one-term Congressman and longtime state Republican Party stalwart, died Monday night in a Winchester, Va., hospital, party officials said. He was 74.

Staton lost his first two bids for Congress in 1978 and in a January 1980...

Body art shops inspection data goes online
Body art shops inspection data goes online

 It isn’t just about creating a work of art on a living canvas — for most tattoo artists, keeping that canvas healthy is also a major concern. 

“We have open wounds with every customer,” said Nick Quinn, co-...

Putnam school board approves calendar

The Putnam County Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously approved a 2014-15 calendar that starts school Aug. 18, ends the first semester Jan. 13 and lets students out for summer June 1.

Previous proposals suggested starting Aug. 20, but...

GOP hopefuls want focus on economy, schools
GOP hopefuls want focus on economy, schools

Two Republican candidates in the 35th House District said Tuesday they support 2014 legislation to restrict abortions and nullify municipal gun ordinances, but said the Legislature should have spent more time on economic...

Putnam commissioners plan federal lawsuit over chemical in landfill

WINFIELD — Putnam County commissioners agreed Tuesday to hire the former head of the state Department of Environmental Protection to help force the removal of contaminated material from the Elk River chemical spill...

County offers bailout to troubled public service district

Members of the Kanawha County Commission offered a bailout to the financially troubled Kanawha Public Service District Tuesday.

Officials with the public service district found themselves more than $300,000 behind on making bond payments...

Rick Ryan: Olenchick back on the diamond
Rick Ryan: Olenchick back on the diamond

An interesting contrast of first-year coaches occurred last Friday when South Charleston played a softball game at St. Albans.

On one side of the field was Annette Olenchick, the well-known former coach at Sissonville, which won multiple state...

New rule should help solve WVU QB question
New rule should help solve WVU QB question

MORGANTOWN — To imagine that college football coaches don’t have enough contact with their players seems rather ludicrous in many ways. The sport has essentially become a year-round exercise that borders more ...

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