Archive for December, 2017

‘Murbles’ inventor to visit W.Va. to host tournament

‘Murbles’ inventor to visit W.Va. to host tournament

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Look out, West Virginia; the Murble man is coming to visit. Murray Kramer, who invented an outdoor game called Murbles, was so impressed by its growing popularity at Pipestem State Park he offered to host a tournament there. The tournament will be held May 24. Kim Hawkins, Pipestem’s activities coordinator, said Kramer’s […]

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A Huck Finn day on the Kanawha River

A Huck Finn day on the Kanawha River

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Underground fire darkens part of Charleston

Underground fire darkens part of Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Several downtown city blocks were darkened Thursday evening after a fire broke out underground at the Virginia and Hale street intersections. Smoke billowed from under a manhole cover in the intersection for more than an hour Thursday. Pops and bangs sounded from beneath the cover. Kanawha Metro 911 dispatchers said it appeared an […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, May 8

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, May 8, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. TORIES LOOK TO BE WINNERS IN BRITISH ELECTION The Conservative Party surges to […]

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Condominiums take shape in downtown Charleston

Condominiums take shape in downtown Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Anyone who’s driven across the South Side Bridge into Charleston in recent months has been unable to miss one of the latest construction projects in downtown. Crews from Richard Wilbur Builders Inc. have spent the first part of the year gutting the five-story office building next to the bridge at 950 Kanawha Blvd. […]

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W.Va. officials worried about work zone speeding

W.Va. officials worried about work zone speeding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Reckless driving and excessive speeding through Interstate work zones in West Virginia’s capital have become such a problem in recent months that State Police may soon be asked to help enforce posted speed limits, a Department of Transportation spokesman said Wednesday. While there is no timetable yet for when that may occur, […]

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Western coal’s unfair, taxpayer-supported advantage

An editorial from The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Here’s an explanation for West Virginia’s coalfield woes that you don’t hear every day: Western coal is so cheap and impossible to compete with because the federal government undercharges companies for the privilege of mining on public land. That means, while West Virginia communities are struggling with […]

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Marshall player dismissed after battery arrest

Marshall player dismissed after battery arrest

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University dismissed running back Steward Butler on Wednesday afternoon, hours after he was arrested on charges that he beat two gay men. Butler, 23, of Lakeland, Florida, is charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery. He turned himself in Wednesday morning to the Huntington Police Department and declined comment afterward when […]

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Town of Milton right to drop annexation attempt

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Annexation laws in West Virginia are relatively restrictive when compared with those of many other states. Unless a majority of residents in a given area want to be annexed to a city or village or there is some overriding reason that serves the public interest, it’s not likely […]

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Wheeling suit says Chesapeake took gas without leases

WHEELING, W.Va. — Chesapeake Energy sold its way out of West Virginia’s Marcellus shale play via a $5 billion deal last year, but multiple Wheeling non-profit groups believe the company caused them “hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage” by taking oil and natural gas without a lease agreement. The Parks System Trust Fund of […]

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