Arts and Culture

A man wanted for questioning in relation to three unsolved slayings in Alexandria, Va., over the last decade has been ordered extradited to Virginia on an unrelated weapons charge. 

A West Virginia judge on Wednesday ordered 53-year-old Charles Severance extradited to Loudoun County, where a warrant has been issued on a firearms charge.

Flying High!

Apr 17, 2014

Milwaukee Public Television's production of the Milwaukee Ballet's wildly popular production of Peter Pan will play to a national primetime television audience in spring 2014.

The original adaptation of J. M Barrie's classic story is scheduled to premiere on MPTV Friday, April 18, 2014 at 9 p.m.


Theatre West Virginia is preparing to return for its 54th season following a shutdown caused by financial problems.

This winter has brought a lot of snow, and snowy owls.

Some southern West Virginia residents almost always have unusable water.

We visit an old general store with a new purpose.

And learn more about the world of crayfish research.

The Harlem Globetrotters will crowds Tuesday night in Charleston and Wednesday night they will do the same in Huntington.

Cabell County School officials are excited about a new school they hope will set an example for schools around the state. Cabell will develop the incubator school through a waiver they attained with an innovation zone grant.  

Braxton Crisp

One Marshall University athlete has a unique perspective on the home of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

When Anna Pomyatinskaya talks about Sochi, Russia she reflecting on a place she calls home. The freshman Marshall University tennis player just arrived on campus in January after spending the last few years at IMG Academy in Florida. She says she’s not been back to Sochi since winter break of the 2012-2013 school year. She said her home looks completely different.

Since opening in July 2012 the farmers market in downtown Huntington has injected nearly $350,000 back into the Huntington community.

Charles Barton sells organic lamb meat at the Wild Ramp local foods market in downtown Huntington. The farmer from Bakerton, West Virginia in the Eastern Panhandle is the perfect example of why the small market has succeeded.

“They were looking for people to join in and I was looking for a market I could be comfortable with and besides it gets me home more, Huntington is my home,” Barton said.

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A 31-20 victory over the University of Maryland in the Military Bowl has many around the Marshall Football program excited about next season.

With much of the team returning for the 2014 season after finishing 10-3, expectations are high for Thundering Herd Football. Many have predicted top 25 rankings for the squad. Others have predicted they’ll win the conference. Marshall Head Coach Doc Holliday said high expectations are good for his team.

The recent chemical leak into the Elk River affecting a 9-county water supply has underlined the importance of the ability for officials to get an emergency message out to the public. Huntington is dealing with the issue through a smartphone app.

Heads Up Huntington is a free phone app that

Jessica Lilly

The state is providing a useful way for West Virginians to dispose of their Christmas trees.

The Department of Environmental Protection will collect trees and sink them in four West Virginia lakes to provide fish habitat. The Register-Herald reports that the department's ninth annual Christmas tree recycling event is set for Jan. 4 at the Capitol Market in downtown Charleston.

Marshall Football will finish the 2013 season with a trip to the Military Bowl in Annapolis, Maryland against the University of Maryland on December 27th.

The trip to the Military Bowl marks Marshall’s 11th bowl trip in the school’s history and the first under Head Coach Doc Holliday. Following a 9-3 regular season the Thundering Herd was knocked off in the Conference USA Championship game at Rice 41-24.  Holliday said bowl trips are much more fun when you win.

For the second straight year two Huntington area teams are headed to Wheeling this weekend to battle for football State Championships in this year’s Super Six. Both Huntington High and Wayne High have taken different routes. 

For Huntington High the game marks the first trip to the state title game since 1966, and a possible first state championship in football. For Wayne High, it’s the third straight appearance and a chance at three straight titles in Class AA and a state record 37 wins in a row.

For the first time since joining Conference USA in 2005 Marshall Football will compete for a conference championship.

Marshall Senior Cornerback Monterius Lovett

Marshall Football will finish the regular season Friday at noon against East Carolina University.

Marshall University and the Huntington community remembered those who perished in the 1970 plane crash Thursday. The event marked the 43rd anniversary of the crash that killed 75, players, coaches, and members of the university and surrounding communities.

Each year on November 14 members of the Marshall Community gather on plaza surrounding the Memorial Fountain.

Submitted Photo / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Today is All Hallows Eve, or Halloween, which traces its roots to Gaelic culture when it was believed on this day the boundaries between the living and dead overlap.

It's also a great day to read a ghost story, which is why Berkeley Springs writer John Douglas made sure his new book, A Fog of Ghosts: Haunted Tales and Odd Pieces, was published this month.

Douglas is the former editor of the Morgan Messenger newspaper and he started writing ghost stories in the mid 1970’s. Every year he’d pen one for the paper’s Halloween edition.

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Kentucky prepares to introduce new science education standards.

A report on the effects of natural gas fracking is due out soon.

And we hear from two West Virginia writers with books out just in time for the spooky season.

Cecelia Mason / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A new Kentucky café caters to Alzheimer’s patients and their families.

Arts and Culture provide economic development in one Kentucky county.

A new book profiles one of West Virginia’s most picturesque river valleys.

And ink lovers turn out for the first WV tattoo expo.