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2 hrs ago | West Virginia Metro

Man charged with theft of fuel from mine site

A Kanawha County man is behind bars facing an array of charges after he allegedly stole fuel from a Boone County mine site and led State Police on a pursuit into Kanawha County. Cecil Dean, 47, was arrested after the pursuit which ended on the shooting range at Kanawha State Forest Tuesday evening.

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Related Topix: Boone County, WV, Madison, WV

Tue Sep 16, 2014

West Virginia Metro

Ohio takes lead in murder of Kanawha County teenager

Federal prosecutors have dropped charges against an Ohio man in order to allow murder charges against him to go forward. Ernest Michael Roach, 36, of Racine, Ohio, alleged killed Ericka Brown, 16, of Cross Lanes last month, not long after the Kanawha County teenager was reported missing.

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Related Topix: Cross Lanes, WV, Ravenswood, WV

West Virginia Metro

13 apply for judge's job in Kanawha County

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will choose the replacement for Judge Paul Zakaib who recently retired after nearly 30 years on the bench. Zakaib, 81, has been appointed senior status judge by the state Supreme Court and will remain on the bench until a replacement is chosen.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin

Mon Sep 15, 2014

West Virginia Metro

Record number of adoptions recorded at Kanawha shelter

The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association Animal Shelter has been a "no kill" shelter for the past year and this past weekend the shelter registered a record number of adoptions. "We did 84 adoptions," shelter director Chelsea Staley said.

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Related Topix: Elkview, WV

Williamson Daily News Online

Sabrina Deskins recommended for Family Court

Sabrina L. Deskins, a recent convert to the Democrat Party, is the most eminently qualified candidate to be appointed Mingo County Family Court judge, according to a state committee.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin, Mingo County, WV

Switched

Carole King Campaigns For Natalie Tennant In West Virginia

Award-winning singer Carole King campaigned on Sunday in support of West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant's bid for a U.S. Senate seat, according to The Charleston Gazette . King focused on the topic of equal pay for men and women, telling a crowd in Kanawha County that "if momma is making more money then the family has more money and a little of the pressure comes off you."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Pop/Rock, Carole King, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Gabrielle Giffords

Fri Sep 12, 2014

West Virginia Metro

Library 'lovers' begin levy campaign

Do you love your library? The Kanawha County Vote Yes for Libraries committee hopes so. They're trying to convince voters to pass a library levy on November's ballot.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Cross Lanes, WV, St. Albans, WV, South Charleston, WV

West Virginia Metro

Ballot to printer despite dispute over Kanawha House race

Kanawha County Clerk Vera McCormick gave the go-ahead Friday to print the county's ballots for the Nov. 4 general election despite a legal battle over one of the races. McCormick said she couldn't hold off any longer in the 35th Delegate District race impacting four seats in the House of Delegates.

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Related Topix: US News

Coal Valley News

Seniors rally prompts pledges from lawmakers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Nearly 60 state legislators lined the steps of the West Virginia Capitol Tuesday morning, where each approached a podium one by one, rang the bell placed there, and addressed the crowd: "Senator Ron Stollings.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Stollings, WV, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin

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Ky. county invests in new ambulances, technology on 9/11

On an evening when many Americans were recalling the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attack that destroyed the Twin Towers, members of the Kanawha County Commission voted to invest in tools to help law enforcement officers, firefighters and ambulance personnel do their jobs.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Williamson Daily News Online

Marcum files for dismissal of complaint

Mingo County House of Delegates member Justin Marcum has filed a motion to dismiss a complaint filed against him and entered a counterclaim wlth the state Ethics Commission in Charleston.

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Related Topix: Mingo County, WV, Charleston, WV

Lincoln Journal

Stucky the ref on gun ordinance

The Charleston Daily Mail and the city of Charleston are battling with Kanawha County Circuit Judge James Stucky as the referee to decide if the city's new gun ordinance that prohibits hand guns in certain public facilities is legal. The West Virginia Civil Defense League has asked Judge Stucky to prevent the enforcement of the ordinance that prohibits handguns in certain public facilities.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Sep 10, 2014

CNN

We Help the Missing to Assist in Case of Missing West Virginia Woman

Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, We Help the Missing, and the family of Melanie Metheny is asking the public's assistance in locating Melanie, who was last seen on July 19, 2006. Melanie was last seen dropping her kids off at the Country Kids Daycare facility in the vicinity of the 3000 block of East Dupont Avenue in Belle, West Virginia around 8 am.

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Related Topix: Belle, WV

Tue Sep 09, 2014

West Virginia Metro

Charleston murder case set for trial

A Detroit man will go on trial later this month in connection with the April shooting death of Charleston teenager Tymel McKinney. Kanawha County prosecutors Mark Gaddy, 23, turned down a plea bargain offer from county prosecutors Tuesday and then Kanawha County Judge Duke Bloom set Gaddy's trial for Sept.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Charleston, WV, South Charleston, WV

Marietta Times

Youth psychiatric facility planned in Charleston

Highland Hospital plans to open the 24-bed facility in its original building in Charleston's Kanawha City neighborhood. The hospital moved to an adjacent site in 2012.

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Related Topix: Kanawha City, WV

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Charleston gun ordinance battle continues

The Charleston Daily Mail and the city of Charleston are battling with Kanawha County Circuit Judge James Stucky as the referee to decide if the city's new gun ordinance that prohibits handguns in certain public facilities is legal. The West Virginia Civil Defense League has asked Judge Stucky to prevent the enforcement of the ordinance that prohibits handguns in certain public facilities.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Sep 06, 2014

West Virginia Metro

West Side wash out

The Rock Lake Drive underpass in South Charleston flooded again Saturday. A car can be seen in the picture.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, South Charleston, WV, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

Fri Sep 05, 2014

West Virginia Metro

Three injured in collision with coal truck

A woman and two children were rushed to the hospital in Kanawha County Friday afternoon after the minivan they were in collided with a coal truck. The accident happened at just before 1 p.m. on Cabin Creek Road in eastern Kanawha County.

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West Virginia Metro

Stiff sentence in Kanawha County kidnapping, rape case

A Kanawha County circuit judge described herself as being "horrified" by a kidnapping-rape case before handing down a stiff sentence Friday against the Charleston man who committed the crimes. Judge Carrie Webster ordered Michael Dale Salisbury, 30, to spend up to 68 years in prison after he entered a Kennedy Plea to burglary, robbery and sexual assault charges.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Dunbar, WV

Thu Sep 04, 2014

West Virginia Metro

DMV offering more services online

Standing in line at your local Division of Motor Vehicles office is no longer a requirement for some DMV services. The agency has expanded its online services to include vehicle registration renewals for many areas along with driver's license status checks.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Martinsburg, WV, Winfield, WV, Berkeley County, WV

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