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3 hrs ago | WCHS-TV Charleston

Study Says WV Spilled Chemical Could Be More Toxic Than First Thought

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A new study shows a chemical that spilled into West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply in January could be more toxic than a previous test indicated.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, University of South Alabama, US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin

8 hrs ago | WCHS-TV Charleston

WV Deaf, Blind School Workers Fight For Jobs

Associated Press Also Contributing: Kaylin Searles Reported: Jul. 10, 2014 8:30 AM EDT Updated: Jul. 10, 2014 8:47 AM EDT Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Child care workers at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind are asking the state Board of Education to reconsider a new policy requiring them to obtain an associate's ... (more)

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Romney, WV, Evans, WV

8 hrs ago | WCHS-TV Charleston

WV Fire Departments Get Funds For Gear

Associated Press Also Contributing: Kaylin Searles Reported: Jul. 10, 2014 8:13 AM EDT Updated: Jul. 10, 2014 8:21 AM EDT Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Local fire departments are sharing more than $10,000 from West Virginia American Water to buy gear and training materials.

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10 hrs ago | WCHS-TV Charleston

Group Proposes Changes To Charleston Traffic Patterns

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Imagine Charleston unveiled its proposed plans Wednesday evening, which include changing some of the city's one-way streets back to two-way traffic.

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14 hrs ago | WCHS-TV Charleston

Charleston Police Say Man Charged After Urinating On Cruiser

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Charleston police said a man faces multiple charges after he urinated on a city police cruiser parked at the Transit Mall.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WCHS-TV Charleston

Boy Scouts OK Merger Of Two WV-Based Councils

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Being prepared is the first rule in scouting.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, South Charleston, WV, Logan, WV

WCHS-TV Charleston

Man Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud In Kickback Scheme

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A 52-year-old Logan County man faces up to three years in prison after admitting to filing false tax returns in connection with a kickback scheme that authorities said involved an Arch Coal official.

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Related Topix: Man, WV, Charleston, WV, Prison, Logan County, WV

WCHS-TV Charleston

Woman Pleads Guilty In Connection With St. Albans Stabbing Death

St. Albans , Kanawha County , West Virginia One of three people charged in connection with the stabbing death of a woman at her Jefferson Avenue home in St. Albans has pleaded guilty.

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$11k fine for West Virginia company that poisoned water for 300k people

The banks of the Elk River, where Kanawha County emergency services eventually determined the chemical had seeped through a secondary containment barrier, is seen on January 10, 2014 in Charleston, West Virginia.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Environmental Law, Law, OSHA

WCHS-TV Charleston

WV State Police In Running For Best Looking Cruiser

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia The blue cruiser with the gold top is a trademark for the West Virginia State Police.

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WCHS-TV Charleston

IHOP Celebrates 56 Years Of Service

Kaylin Searles, Rachel Tarr Reported: Jul. 8, 2014 1:50 PM EDT Updated: Jul. 8, 2014 2:45 PM EDT Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A popular restaurant known for its breakfast food is serving up something special Tuesday for its 56th birthday.

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Related Topix: Rachel, WV, Charleston, WV, Breakfast, Life, Food

WCHS-TV Charleston

Holiday Traffic Up 2 Percent On WV Turnpike

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Toll workers on the West Virginia Turnpike handled more than 1 million transactions during the Fourth of July holiday period.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, White Sulphur Springs, WV, Parkersburg, WV

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WCHS-TV Charleston

Kanawha Shelter Under Fire For Euthanizing Animals

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Kanawha County's Animal Shelter is taking heat on Facebook, after putting 7 dogs down on Monday.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Startups, Facebook

WCHS-TV Charleston

Third Phase Of WV State Government Computer System Launched

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia West Virginia has launched the third phase of a project incorporating state agencies under one computer system.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Charleston, WV, US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin

WCHS-TV Charleston

Kanawha Commissioner Dave Hardy Renews Call For Plants' Resignation

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A Kanawha County commissioner is once again calling for the resignation of County Prosecutor Mark Plants.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

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Kanawha County Commission agrees to additional 'special prosecutor' funds

The Kanawha County Commission took additional steps Tuesday to pay for special prosecutors appointed because of domestic-related charges that remain against elected Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants.

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WCHS-TV Charleston

Freedom Industries Fined $11,000 By Federal Agency

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A federal agency has fined the company that spilled chemicals into West Virginia's largest water supply $11,000 for a pair of violations.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, OSHA

WCHS-TV Charleston

Former Mingo County Prosecutor Receives 12 Months In Prison

Leslie Rubin, Jeff Morris Reported: Jul. 7, 2014 3:55 PM EDT Updated: Jul. 7, 2014 6:17 PM EDT Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Former Mingo County Prosecutor Michael Sparks on Monday received the maximum sentence.

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Related Topix: Mingo County, WV, Charleston, WV, Thomas, WV

WCHS-TV Charleston

Police Search For Man Involved In Huntington Robbery

Huntington , Kanawha County , West Virginia The Huntington Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of a restaurant Monday afternoon.

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WCHS-TV Charleston

Two Men Accused Of Beating, Robbing Man Who Reportedly Met Woman For Sex

South Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Two men face charges after they allegedly beat and stole items from a man who had made arrangements to have sex with a woman.

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Related Topix: South Charleston, WV, Charleston, WV

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