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7 min ago | WCHS-TV Charleston

Charleston Boy Scout Helping Marines During National Convention

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Three-thousand Marines will be in the capital city Saturday as the Marine Corps League National Convention gets underway.

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Fri Aug 01, 2014

WCHS-TV Charleston

Tornadoes Rare, But Can Occur In The Mountain State

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia We've had our fair share of thunderstorms this summer, and some of those have produced tornadoes.

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1,100 Layoffs Planned At Alpha Coal Mines In WV

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Alpha Natural Resources said Friday that they expect to layoff 1,100 workers.

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West Virginia Metro

Judge lifts contempt order for DHHR

On Friday, Kanawha County Circuit Judge Duke Bloom lifted the contempt filing when the DHHR submitted a plan for pay raises for workers at the state's two psychiatric hospitals - Mildred Mitchell Bateman Hospital in Huntington and William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital in Weston - during a show cause hearing.

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Two Fire Departments Knock Down Mobile Home Fire

Cross Lanes , Kanawha County , West Virginia Firefighters said the fire that caught an abandoned trailer ablaze about in Cross Lanes was knocked down quickly.

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WCHS-TV Charleston

New Vintage Shop To Hold Grand Opening Friday And Saturday

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A grand opening is set for Friday and Saturday for a new vintage and antique shop on Charleston's West Side.

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Thieves Target Several Homes, Vehicles In Marmet

Marmet , Kanawha County , West Virginia A crime spree in Marmet has neighbors and police on high alert.

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Layoff Announcement Comes As WV Politicians, Labor Leaders Rally For Coal Industry In Pa.

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Those proposed Alpha Natural layoffs hit close to home, especially in Logan County, home of West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

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Fire Department Gets Life-Saving Gifts

Pinch , Kanawha County , West Virginia A life saving donation was made Thursday to the Pinch Volunteer Fire Department.

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911 Call Released After Police Respond To Disturbance Involving Kanawha Prosecutor

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A 911 call is released after police were called to a disturbance at a Charleston middle school involving Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants and his ex-wife.

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West Virginia Singers To Perform At Live On The Levee

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia The weekly summer concerts at Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston continue Friday, bringing excitement to the city.

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West Virginia State University To Host Summer Research Symposium For Students

Institute , Kanawha County , West Virginia West Virginia State University is set to host an annual program that provides summer learning opportunities to students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees.

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Lincoln Journal

PSD concerns: chair responds

Concerns have emerged in recent weeks regarding the Lincoln Public Service District , following personnel changes, a private investigator's report, the sudden stopping of bulk water supply, and several calls to The Lincoln Journal regarding duplicate bills and customer service issues.

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WCHS-TV Charleston

Blighted Homes An Issue All Over Charleston

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia There is probably no corner of the city which does not include a boarded-up home or two.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

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Miners Gather In Pittsburgh To Fight For Their Jobs

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Organized by the coal industry in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania, approximately 2000 union workers and other coal supporters gathered at a minor league soccer stadium to oppose President Barack Obama's energy policies.

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Ex-WV Judge Reports To Florida Prison

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A former West Virginia judge has reported to a Florida prison to serve his sentence for a corruption conviction.

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Two Plead Not Guilty In Kanawha County Murder Case

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A St. Albans woman accused of killing her mother and the man accused of helping her both pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new indictments.

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Two Confirmed Dead In St. Albans Fire

St. Albans , Kanawha County , West Virginia The state Fire Marshal's Office has confirmed two fatalities in a blaze in St. Albans.

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Police Say Home Where Neglect Arrests Made In Deplorable Conditions; Mother Disputes Claims

Leslie Rubin, Jeff Morris, Kaylin Searles Reported: Jul. 30, 2014 11:49 AM EDT Updated: Jul. 30, 2014 1:16 PM EDT Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Police said the house on Garvin Avenue where they found a child living in deplorable conditions was roach infested, had bed bugs and the ceiling was falling in at the residence.

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Hundreds Of Citations Handed Out In WV For Texting, Cell Phone Use While Driving

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia West Virginia State Police handed out hundreds of texting and cell phone citations -- the most by far out of six state police agencies participating in a distracted driving enforcement project.

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