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Inmates and Correctional Officers File Suit Related to Jail Conditions

One hundred fifty inmates and several correctional officers plan to file a federal civil rights lawsuit against Southern Regional Jail. The suit cites deplorable living conditions at the jail in Raleigh County. A 30-day notice of their intent to file the lawsuit was given on July 26, and Southern Regional Jail has 30 days from … Continue Reading Inmates and Correctional Officers File Suit Related to Jail Conditions

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Wayne County Teen is Accused in a Shooting

A 14-year-old has been accused of fatally shooting a Wayne County resident. 37-year old Ermal Mullins III was found dead on the porch of a Fort Gay residence by investigators on Sunday, according to a news release from West Virginia State Police. The news release said the teen shot the victim after several instances of … Continue Reading Wayne County Teen is Accused in a Shooting

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Dolly Parton to Visit the Clay Center for a Private Event Today

Dolly Parton is keeping a promise to visit West Virginia. Parton is scheduled to appear at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston today to celebrate the state’s full participation in her Imagination Library. Parton indicated she would visit the state once all 55 counties were active in the book gifting program, … Continue Reading Dolly Parton to Visit the Clay Center for a Private Event Today

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Artist Works on Next Phase of Parkersburg Floodwall Mural

The next phase of the floodwall mural in Parkersburg is underway. Artist Christopher Santer, who is originally from Parkersburg and now lives in St. Paul, Minn., has been working for the last couple of weeks on the next part of the project which is underway on the wall just inside the gate to Point Park. … Continue Reading Artist Works on Next Phase of Parkersburg Floodwall Mural

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Pack to Join Gov. Justice’s Administration

A Kanawha County lawmaker will be joining Gov. Jim Justice’s administration as a senior adviser. Larry Pack, a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates in District 35 representing Kanawha County, will resign from his legislative role and work for the administration. Pack was first elected to the House representing District 35 in … Continue Reading Pack to Join Gov. Justice’s Administration

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Annual Event Will Help Support Soup Kitchen Through the Fall

Manna Meal held its 12th annual bean stringin’ event last Saturday at the Capitol Market to provide people of all ages a chance to support local farmers. For nearly half a century, soup kitchens like Charleston’s Manna Meal have served roughly 400 meals every day. Local Michael Houeston opted to volunteer on his Saturday to … Continue Reading Annual Event Will Help Support Soup Kitchen Through the Fall

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New Performance and Event Stage is Unveiled in Clendenin

Clendenin has a new stage in the downtown area. Kent Carper, Kanawha County Commission President, and Commissioner Ben Salango were among the dignataries to attend the ribbon cutting for the new stage last weekend. Construction of the stage was funded by contributions from the Harper Family Foundation. The Clendenin VFD collected money for KY flood … Continue Reading New Performance and Event Stage is Unveiled in Clendenin

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President Biden and the First Lady Visit Flood-Ravaged Kentucky

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrived Monday morning in Kentucky, where they were scheduled to meet with flood victims and tour a disaster recovery center. At least 37 people lost their lives in the flooding after 8 to 10 1/2 inches of rain fell in just 48 hours last week. The flooding … Continue Reading President Biden and the First Lady Visit Flood-Ravaged Kentucky

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Teen is Sentenced in the Death of a Pond Gap Man

A 17-year-old charged in a fatal shooting in Kanawha County has received the maximum sentence. On Monday, Eli Nelson was sentenced in Kanawha County Circuit Court to 15 years on a voluntary manslaughter charge. He will be resentenced as an adult in January after turning 18. Nelson was involved in a shooting that happened on … Continue Reading Teen is Sentenced in the Death of a Pond Gap Man

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New Office to Offer Help with Mental Health

The city of Charleston has received $1 million with help from Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s office to start a new program aimed at helping West Virginians with mental illness. In 2019, Charleston city council approved the creation of the Coordinated Addiction Response Effort office (CARE) which helps people facing addiction and homelessness get into treatment … Continue Reading New Office to Offer Help with Mental Health