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WVU receives 4-million dollar grant

WVU receives 4-million dollar grant

WVU has received a nearly 4-million-dollar Research Challenge grant from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. The grant will help the university commercialize its work in vaccines, artificial intelligence and shale gas energy.

92-year-old man incompetent to stand trial

92-year-old man incompetent to stand trial

A 92-year old Kanawha County man will spend the rest of his life in a mental hospital. William Stuck is accused of killing his daughter last year in Mink Shoals. Monk was ruled incompetent...

Manchin introduces Skylar’s Law

Manchin introduces Skylar’s Law

Senator Manchin is introducing legislation that would allow public notification of missing children cases that don’t meet the criteria for an amber alert. It’s called “Skylar’s Law,” and would establish a national endangered missing...

West Virgina’s homeless rate declining

West Virgina’s homeless rate declining

West Virginia’s homeless rate is going down. HUD shows a drop of more than 40-percent over the past seven years, and a five-and-a-half percent drop in the last year. Homelessness is up slightly nationwide.

Multiple agencies involved in a high speed chase

Multiple agencies involved in a high speed chase

Jackson County authorities say a man lead officers from several departments on a high speed chase Thursday. Dennis Weakland was wanted on robbery charges and was driving a stolen vehicle. At least six police...

Man arrested for shooting a deer near apartments

Man arrested for shooting a deer near apartments

A Charleston man was arrested for shooting a deer next to an apartment building. Aaron Slater was returning home from a morning hunt when he saw the deer near the Vandalia apartments. Slater fired...

Man recovering after being shot in the mouth

Man recovering after being shot in the mouth

One man is recovering from a bullet wound and the shooter is in custody this morning. Scott Butler was shot with a .22 rifle in the mouth yesterday afternoon in Calhoun County. He got...

Fitzpatrick takes plea deal

Fitzpatrick takes plea deal

Brandon Fitzpatrick has pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of former coal company executive Ben Hatfield. Fitzpatrick pleaded guilty to felony murder in a last minute plea deal. The jury had just found him...

Security Improvements in the Works at Yeager Airport

Security Improvements in the Works at Yeager Airport

Yeager Airport is looking to make some security improvements, and will seek grant funds to do it. Yeager Airport leaders met this week and talked about plans to add new cameras and make sure...

Library Gets a Big Donation for Renovations

Library Gets a Big Donation for Renovations

The Kanawha County Public Library renovation project gets a big boost. The main downtown building renovation and expansion project got a $1.1 million donation Thursday from Charleston residents Bob and Nancy Douglas, and they...