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Driver injured, Charleston roadway closed following crash involving multiple parked cars
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — Emergency personnel said a crash injured a driver and temporarily closed a Charleston roadway Wednesday evening. Dispatchers told Eyewitness News a driver struck multiple parked cars near the interstate of Brooks Street and Lee Street East shortly after 8 p.m. Emergency crews closed Lee Street...
Charleston police opening internal investigation after WVDOT secretary pulled over
The Charleston Police Department is opening an internal investigation after West Virginia Department of Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston was pulled over for driving erratically late Tuesday night.
Jackson County 18th century map restored
RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Great Bend Museum hosted an event unveiling a restored map. The 1796 Gallatin map of Jackson County was found in the summer of 2022 at the Great Bend Museum. A conservator then restored the map and held an unveiling for the new piece. This took...
Kanawha County Man Sentenced for COVID-19 Relief Fraud Scheme
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Sean Patrick Boyd Jr., 26, of Dunbar, was sentenced today to five years of federal probation for receipt of stolen money. Boyd was also ordered to pay $23,817.79 in restitution, and owes $17,227.79 of that amount after turning over $6,590 in seized assets. Boyd admitted to a scheme to defraud the […]
Incident that hospitalized Tyler Mountain Water worker under investigation
POCA, W.Va. (WCHS) — A worker at a Tyler Mountain Water distribution facility was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon, fire officials told Eyewitness News. An incident at the Rock Branch Industrial Park in Poca left an employee with burns on his arms shortly after 3 p.m., according to the Poca Fire Department.
Discussions are underway with Charleston’s Land Reuse Agency to build more new, affordable homes in the area
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Real estate and development professionals in Charleston are learning about new initiatives to support the need for more housing in the Kanawha Valley area, including an incentive program that would provide up to $50,000 in cash rewards to build new and affordable housing in the region.
Winter Blues Farmers Market to return to Charleston this weekend
The Winter Blues Farmers Market is returning to Charleston for the 15th year. It’s happening Feb. 24 from 1-6 p.m. There is no cost to enter. There will be 100 vendors around the state selling everything from fresh produce and meat to baked goods. Last year, the farmers market...
West Virginia Senate passes PEIA drug price reform bill
The West Virginia State Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill attempting to reign in so-called PBMs, or Pharmacy Benefits Managers, to help control big disparities in drug prices and reimbursements to pharmacies from PEIA.
Man charged with domestic battery following Nitro stabbing incident
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — A man has been charged after an altercation turned violent in Kanawha County, resulting in the man being stabbed by his girlfriend, court records said. Walter Lee Hill, 37, of Nitro, has been charged with two counts of domestic battery, according to a criminal...
Journey Through Parenthood | Supporting grandfamilies
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Jackson County Sheriff’s Department supervisory officers promoted
RIPLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Four Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Officers were elevated in rank last week following the retirement of two senior supervisors. Jackson County Sheriff, RH Mellinger reports that the JCSD held interviews and exams in an attempt to determine appropriate replacements for two roles left vacant within the department following the retirement of […]
Five children escape house fire in Kanawha County
UPDATE: (11:20 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21) – Kanawha County emergency management officials tell WOWK 13 News five children were among those who escaped a fire in Jefferson Tuesday evening. According to the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office, there has not been a request for them to investigate the cause of this fire at this […]
Tickets to go on sale for West Virginia performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: The Greatest Show On Earth
CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — The 2024 North American tour of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey – The Greatest Show On Earth will have a performance in the Mountain State. There will be ten performances at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center from November 23, 2024 to December 1, 2024. However tickets for the […]
Popular hidden camera show to feature two Charleston locations in upcoming episodes
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — A popular hidden camera show that takes a look at how people in public react to various situations made a stop in Charleston recently. “What Would You Do?,” which airs on ABC, recently filmed at Black Sheep Burritos and Brews and the Capitol Market in Charleston, Black Sheep General Manager Kevin Madison said.
Detroit man enters guilty plea in Charleston double murder
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Detroit man has pleaded guilty to a lesser offense of second-degree murder in connection with the Oct. 2021 shooting deaths of two Charleston women. Marquis Goodman, 24, was initially charged with first degree murder, but entered a guilty plea to two counts of second-degree murder during a Tuesday morning hearing before Kanawha County Circuit Judge Kenneth Ballard.
A Taste of Japan: 3 Must-Visit Japanese Restaurants in Charleston
In this article, we will be exploring three exceptional Japanese restaurants in Charleston. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments yet? If you have, we would love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
WVDOH bridge crews assessing damage, making repair plans after truck hits bridge in South Charleston
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) bridge engineers are assessing the damage and drawing up repair plans after a tractor-trailer hauling an excavator hit two overpass bridges on Interstate 64 near South Charleston on Monday, February 19, 2024. A tractor-trailer hauling an excavator was headed east on I-64 shortly before 5 […]
Charleston's Finest: A Tour of 6 Must-Visit Italian Eateries
In this article, we're exploring six exceptional Italian restaurants in Charleston. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!
West Virginia police officers to undergo emotional intelligence training
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)– Police officers across the Mountain State will be trained in an entirely new way. A ribbon-cutting ceremony at the West Virginia State Capitol on Wednesday launched Project Emotional Intelligence, a training system designed to decrease the rates of physical encounters and strengthen officers’ understanding of their own biases.
Home a ‘total loss’ in Clendenin house fire
UPDATE: (2:42 P.M. Feb. 20) – Crews on the scene of a fire in Clendenin tell WOWK 13 News two people were inside the home when the fire began. Officials say they were able to get out safely. Kanawha County dispatchers say the fire broke out around 1:13 p.m. Tuesday at a home on Shafer […]