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Drug bust on Charleston's West Side nets five arrests; investigation ongoing

No one answered the door of the home when I knocked, but the remnants of the execution of that search warrant remained- open doors, latex gloves strewn about.

WOWK - 2018-08-17 20:22:18

Two-legged pup who survived shooting makes Charleston Distance Run debut

MINERAL WELLS— For a two-legged pup, running marathons might seem far-fetched. But in addition to his front paws, “G-Dog” Gordon has a leg up on the competition — his owner, Janet Turner.

WVGAZETTEMAIL.COM - 2018-08-18 23:55:00

5 charged after detectives find large amounts of heroin and meth in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) --Five people are facing felony charges after detectives executed a search warrant, and investigators tell WSAZ the investigation is not over.The Metro Drug Unit, known as MDENT, searched an apartment on Wyoming Street Thursday, finding a large amount of suspected meth and h


PHOTO: West Side Martin Luther King Jr. mural complete

Buy NowVolunteers clear brush in front of the newly installed Martin Luther King mural, on Saturday, across from Stonewall Jackson Middle School.F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Gazette-Mail

WVGAZETTEMAIL.COM - 2018-08-18 23:00:00

South Charleston's Drew Joseph continues to honor late father through play on the field, life off the field

“One hundred and forty-pound white boy,” Joseph recalled of himself with a smile. “He was looking at me like, ‘All right, bud.’ ”

WVGAZETTEMAIL.COM - 2018-08-18 16:22:00

Purple Leaf Cannabis Dispensary opens in South Charleston

Opened for business in early July, across from the Mound in South Charleston, Purple Leaf offers cannabis-containing medicinal supplements, including oil tinctures, gel capsules and gummies. Topical products include muscle recovery cream, patches and pain relief lotions and salves. Skin care items f


WV American Water settlement would lower customer rates

The settlement calls for West Virginia American rates to be reduced by an average of 3.5 percent, effective Sept. 1, as a result of federal tax cuts. The average residential customer would see monthly water bill savings of $1.60 and wastewater savings of $2.17, according to the company.

WVGAZETTEMAIL.COM - 2018-08-17 16:52:00

Betty Rivard: We have an unprecedented opportunity to help vulnerable children

First, it is undisputed that the numbers of children and youth placed out of their home has doubled from the historic trend going back to the 1990s. There is also no question that this increase is related to the substance use disorder epidemic. What I find most interesting in the data, based on the

WVGAZETTEMAIL.COM - 2018-08-18 12:44:00

Concerns Over Outside Influence on Impeachment Trials

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - As the West Virginia Supreme Court impeachment case moves from the House, to a Senate Trial, there continues to be some controversy.

WOWK - 2018-08-17 20:55:18

Flood spawns birth of rail bike rides along remote, scenic Buffalo Creek

In the fall of 2015, the Buffalo Creek Recreational Trail was nearly complete, following the Elk River from Clay to Dundon and then extending upstream along the route of the former Buffalo Creek & Gauley Railroad far into the remote and scenic Buffalo Creek Valley.

WVGAZETTEMAIL.COM - 2018-08-18 19:50:00

Yeager assumes ownership, operation of former Executive Air Terminal

At 3 p.m. on Friday, Executive Air Terminal became Capital Jet Center, as Charleston's Yeager Airport took over the operation and ownership of its general aviation facility.

WVGAZETTEMAIL.COM - 2018-08-17 21:03:00

Municipal League gives Charleston Mayor Jones lifetime achievement award

With just a few months left in his time as Charleston's mayor, and on his 68th birthday, Danny Jones was presented a with lifetime achievement award Thursday from the West Virginia Municipal League.


South Charleston welcomes new firefighters

“This authorizes for the city to be reimbursed when the bonds from the Fly Ash Pond are sold,” Mullens said. “Once the bonds are sold, we will be reimbursed for legal fees, engineering etc.”


Steve Burton: First responders battling opioid epidemic should be celebrated (Gazette Opinion)

As a child, I remember the pride and joy I took in being the son of a professional firefighter. As a 4-year-old, I proudly donned my “Charleston Firefighter” jacket and walked around the various city fire departments like I owned the place. Attempting to pick up the hoses, climbing all over the fire


One dead in Institute shooting

One person died of a gunshot wound Wednesday evening in Institute, according to Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers.Dispatchers said the shooting occurred on Elm Street and the call came in just after 6 p.m.No one has been detained in connection with the shooting. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Offic


Changes coming to West Virginia E-ZPass

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - If you are an E-ZPass customer in West Virginia, there are some changes coming soon.


PHOTOS: ArtWalk rolls on in downtown Charleston

Despite rain showers and threatening skies, people turned out for the latest installment of Charleston's ArtWalk. This week saw the return of the Charleston Gazette-Mail's exhibit.


Charleston goes to the dogs Saturday

Downtown Charleston’s Streetfest on Saturday welcomes dogs and their owners for an evening of pup-inspired activities, including an appearance by Flyaway Greg from Yeager Airport. Contests include best dog costume (5:30 p.m.), stupid dog tricks (6:30 p.m.), owner and pet lookalike (7 p.m.), largest


Bones found during excavation work at medical center

OAK HILL, W.Va. (WSAZ) --Construction workers have uncovered bone fragments while conducting excavation work.According to WVVA, the discovery was made on Tuesday at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill in the back of the hospital where an expansion project is currently underway.Officers with the Oak H


Putnam County mother gives warning following near-miss incident with train

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Katie Boggs said Wednesday, "I said, I honestly think we just got hit by a train." That's what she told her mother after the initial incident happened.