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Rockslide at intersection of Washington Street West and Sissonville Drive blocks lanes

A rock slide was reported near the intersection of Washington Street West and Route 21 on Friday morning, a Kanawha County 911 dispatcher said.

“It was near the bridge into Orchard Manor,” she said. “Two lanes...

Rockslide, water main break on Sissonville Drive will result in delays
Rockslide, water main break on Sissonville Drive will result in delays

The Charleston Police Department is asking motorists to avoid the area of Sissonville Drive near Washington Street West following a rockslide and water main break.

There are some rocks and a large amount of water in the roadway at this time. A...

Maryland man found guilty in WVU student’s fatal stabbing

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A Maryland man has been convicted in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old West Virginia University student.

Media outlets report a Monongalia County Circuit Court jury found Robert Hernandez Jr. of Cumberland, Maryland,...

USDA, WVU and others partner to protect a warbler

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A five-year project to conserve a threatened warbler in West Virginia and several other states has won an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The funding is aimed at providing habitat for the...

Quilting call issued for state exhibition

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia quilters are being invited to enter an exhibition of their work in Charleston.

The invitation is from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History for a quilt exhibition at the Culture Center in...

State residents warned about tax refund email scam

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning West Virginia taxpayers to be aware of an email scam claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

Morrisey says with tax season is in full swing, scammers are...

Chandler Academy and Belle Elementary dismissing early

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Two area schools are dismissing early today because of heating or water issues.

Chandler Academy will be letting students out at 9:15 a.m. today because of the lack of water according to a notification from Kanawha County...

Some residents at Arbors in city without power

Some residents of Charleston Arbors, a downtown apartment complex for the elderly and disabled, may be without power until tonight after an outage on Thursday, according to Appalachian Power.

AEP spokesman Phil Moye said the outage may take...

Funerals for: January 30, 2015

Adams, Chauncey Jr. 1 p.m., House of Prayer, Dingess.

Casto, Anna D. 2:30 p.m., Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Cox, Mildred 1 p.m., Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Edwards, Glenna J....

Brian Puffenbarger

Brian Kelly Puffenbarger, 42, of Hillsboro, died Jan. 27, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

William M. Bryant

William McKinley "Bill" Bryant, 85, of Alderson, died Jan. 27, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Old Greenbrier Baptist Church, Alderson, with visitation beginning one hour prior. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Walter Harold Henson
Walter Harold Henson

Walter Harold Henson had a meeting to go to and he wasn't late. Waldo, or Water Barrel, as he was known to his family, met with God on January 28, 2015, decided he liked what he saw and he stayed. In order for him to stay, there must have been some...

EB Smith
EB Smith

Elbert Cecil "EB" Smith, 72, of Sissonville, passed away Jan. 17, 2015 at Hubbard Hospice House.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey D. and Virdeen Jackson Smith, and brothers, Jacki and Mark Smith.

He is survived by his...


New DNR director sees bright future ahead