Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

STATE Briefs

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

STATE Briefs

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Mans name released in early morning shooting

A 21-year-old man arrived on his own at Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital with a gunshot wound to the back this morning, according to a Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatcher. John C. Tofi II is in stable condition, according to a news release sent this afternoon from Charleston Sgt. J.A. "Tyke Hunt.

Police were responding to a shooting in the 600 block of 6th Street on Charleston's West Side when Tofi went to the hospital by himself.

Charleston police are investigating.

Hunt said nothing further would be released as of mid-Wednesday afternoon.

Underground mine fire monitored in Preston

THORNTON - West Virginia environmental officials say they're monitoring an underground coal mine fire in Preston County.

According to WBOY-TV, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection says the fire near Thornton has not risen to the level of an emergency. That's when federal officials say the fire should be snuffed. …

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