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Charleston Police arrest 'johns' during second prostitution sting in as many weeks

CHARLESTON W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Three men were arrested on prostitution charges after a "John Sting" by Charleston Police. According to a release, the three men are all charged with enticing prostitution. Charleston Police Department's Special Enforcement Unit continued their efforts against prostituti

WSAZ - 2017-09-20 00:54:00

Books and Brews expanding to Charleston's West Side

A Putnam County restaurant, coffee shop and bookstore plans to expand to Charleston's West Side next year. Hurricane's Books and Brews plans to add a second location at 222 West Washington Street in the Spring of 2018, business owner and manager Pat Pelley said. Pelley opened the Hurricane business

WVGAZETTEMAIL.COM - 2017-09-20 15:51:00

Trial delayed for Charleston police officer in fatal collision

A Charleston police officer accused of causing a car crash that killed a woman had his trial delayed Wednesday. Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom agreed to delay the trial for Stephen Doss amid concerns from Doss' attorney that medical, police and other records wouldn't be available soon enough ahead

WVGAZETTEMAIL.COM - 2017-09-19 21:03:00

Daily Mail editorial: Must Charleston always raise user fee first?

Few will argue the need for the city of Charleston to do more to handle its growing homeless and "criminal vagrancy" problem. Any trip downtown and some other areas of the city reveals a large number of idle people who appear to be homeless. Most are harmless and worthy of help. And with Manna Meal

WVGAZETTEMAIL.COM - 2017-09-19 20:40:00

Woman with Charleston roots and husband save hundreds during Hurricane Harvey

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A woman with Charleston roots and her husband will appear on the Kathie Lee and Hoda portion of the Today Show Thursday morning -- for their efforts saving lives and raising money during Hurricane Harvey. Martha Mae Sissa grew up in Charleston. She and her husband Nick n

WSAZ - 2017-09-21 05:38:00

Mooney talks tax reform in Charleston

Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., spoke Wednesday at the University of Charleston to update constituents on ongoing efforts to reform personal and corporate income tax structures in the United States. In an forum hosted by Americans for Prosperity, a group funded by the Koch brothers that frequently advoca

WVGAZETTEMAIL.COM - 2017-09-21 02:09:00

Charleston man found guilty of possessing 195 grams of meth

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A federal jury found a Charleston man guilty Tuesday of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Brian Terry, 32, was the passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for speeding in St. Albans in April 2016. The officers who stopped him were part of t

METRO NEWS - 2017-09-21 00:52:25

YWCA Charleston awarded grant to help domestic violence victims

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- After over a year of not being able to provide housing and support for victims of domestic violence, YWCA Charleston has been awarded a three year grant from the US Department of Justice. The grant from the Department of Justice is worth $345,858. This is the first time

WSAZ - 2017-09-21 01:02:00

Gazette editorial: Rep. Mooney to appear in Charleston - seriously

Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va. U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney will be in Charleston this morning. We hope he brought his GPS. Mooney, who famously ran for office in New Hampshire and Maryland before bringing his act to West Virginia, will appear with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and state Attorney General

WVGAZETTEMAIL.COM - 2017-09-20 18:28:00

Woman arrested in Charleston after allegedly stabbing man

KANAWHA Co., W. Va. (WSAZ) -- A woman was arrested after allegedly stabbing a man in Charleston. It happened shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday in the 1700 block of Washington Street West in Charleston. Police say the man who was stabbed refused to be taken to the hospital. Police say the man and woman

WSAZ - 2017-09-19 13:12:00

Charleston Police conducting warrant sweep to crackdown on transient criminals

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A warrant sweep is underway in Charleston. Charleston Police tell WSAZ they are conducting a warrant sweep, focusing on individuals in the downtown area and people committing crime that decrease ''quality of life'' for folks in the city. This comes in the middle of a cri

WSAZ - 2017-09-18 20:58:00

Sen. Capito: increased communication to fight opoid epidemic

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R- W.Va., has introduced a new bill to help reduce information barriers between health care providers -- all in an effort to curb the drug epidemic. The "Protecting Jessie Grubb's Legacy Act" is named after Jessie Grubb, a recovering addict

WSAZ - 2017-09-21 06:41:00

Yeager Airport hires new police officer, announces more improvements

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A new officer has been hired at Yeager Airport following an incident earlier this summer when a man broke into an aircraft there. Brian Jones was introduced Wednesday by Yeager Airport Police Chief Eric Johnson. Jones previously worked for the Charleston Police Department

WSAZ - 2017-09-21 06:25:00

Man arrested in church break-in and vehicle theft

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Charleston man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a church break-in and a vehicle stolen from the Highway Safety Incorporated in Dunbar, Kanawha County court records show. Raymond Casto, 28, who was found at a home in the 2200 block of Roxalana Road in Dunbar

WSAZ - 2017-09-21 05:22:00

In short: ArtWalk, Streetfest, PJ Masks LIVE!

The monthly ArtWalk, a free self-guided walking tour of downtown shops and galleries, takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Coordinated by the Charleston Area Alliance to support downtown small businesses, more than 20 participating retailers extend their hours and feature a variety of regional art,

WVGAZETTEMAIL.COM - 2017-09-21 04:01:00

Guest editorial (Bluefield): State business climate improves (Daily Mail)

Reprinted from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph Ongoing efforts by majority Republicans in Charleston to improve the Mountain State's legal climate are both necessary and welcomed. Now a new national survey released last week by the U.S. Chamber's Institute for Legal Reform shows the state's legal cli

WVGAZETTEMAIL.COM - 2017-09-21 04:01:00

Plans for all-ages venue rise in old bakery building

Charleston may be getting a new all-ages music venue in just a couple of months. The new space will be in the old Purity Maid Bread building on the edge of Charleston's west side. Jason Robinson, a music promoter and booking agent for The Empty Glass and The Boulevard Tavern, said, "We have some bar

WVGAZETTEMAIL.COM - 2017-09-21 01:41:00

Country music legend Alan Jackson at the Civic Center

Country superstar Alan Jackson brings his 2017 tour to the Civic Center in Charleston, on Friday, along with multi-platinum singer Lee Ann Womack as special guest. The Georgia native, who claims he is just a "singer of simple songs," has sold nearly 60-million albums worldwide, ranks as one of the 1

WVGAZETTEMAIL.COM - 2017-09-21 00:53:00

Consultant says Yeager Airport needs to extend runway

A runway 7,800 to 8,000 feet long is needed to keep Yeager Airport on track for future passenger growth, add more nonstop destinations, improve military capabilities and enhance safety, a consultant developing a master plan for the Charleston airport told members of its governing board on Wednesday.

WVGAZETTEMAIL.COM - 2017-09-20 22:57:00

United Way hosts 12th annual Day of Caring to brighten community

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Hundreds of volunteers gathered Wednesday at Power Park geared up for the 12th annual Day of Caring. It's an event hosted and organized by United Way of Central West Virginia. They send volunteers to help non-profit agencies stock food pantries, paint, landscape and even

WSAZ - 2017-09-20 19:00:00