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Kanawha County couple charged after home found in deplorable condition, court records say
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — A Kanawha County couple has been charged after deputies found multiple piles of animal feces and deplorable conditions at their home earlier this week, court records said. Justin Burdette, 40, and Caitlin Loveless, 32, both of St. Albans are charged with child neglect creating...
Authorities seek public's help in identifying Charleston copper theft suspect
CHARLESTON, W.Va (WCHS) — Police in Charleston are asking for the public’s help finding a man wanted in connection with a copper theft investigation. Charleston police said they were dispatched to Appalachian Mini Storage in the 1100 block of Main Street on Thursday for a report of copper theft and destruction of an HVAC unit, according to the police department’s post on social media.
West Virginia’s last Hooters is being torn down. Locals are planning a candlelit vigil – complete with wings
The residents of Charleston, West Virginia, saw their local Hooters as a landmark.It was a place where people could join together after children’s sports games and watch Ultimate Fighting Championship matches on the weekends.So when it was announced last week that the restaurant would be demolished and replaced with a Sheetz gas station, locals decided to rally together – and pay homage with a candlelit vigil.The event, planned for Friday night, was posted on Facebook with a graphic that read: “Rest in peace… Hooters.” Shortly after its launch, people far and wide began coming to the page to share their...
Motorcyclist hospitalized after crashing during pursuit with Kanawha County deputies
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — A motorcycle crash has injured one person after a vehicle pursuit in Kanawha County. Emergency dispatchers said deputies attempted to make a traffic stop shortly before 12:30 p.m. Friday after a motorcyclist was speeding near the intersection of Flacon Drive and Sissonville Drive in Charleston.
Kanawha County man accused of attacking woman with dogs pleads guilty
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — A Kanawha County man pleaded guilty Friday morning in a case where he is accused of attacking a woman with two dogs. Zachary Atkinson, 21, of Cabin Creek, who was originally charged with malicious wounding, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of unlawful wounding on Friday. The charge carries a maximum sentence of one to five years in prison.
Woman struck, killed trying to cross tracks at Chelyan
CHELYAN, W.Va. — A woman suffered fatal injuries after being struck by an Amtrak train in eastern Kanawha County Friday morning. According to state police, it appears the victim was trying to cross the tracks along state Route 61 in Chelyan at around 9 a.m. when she was hit.
Police investigate traffic stop after West Virginia official seen driving erratically wasn’t cited
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia said Wednesday they are investigating a traffic stop in which a state official was pulled over after he was spotted driving erratically but was allowed to continue operating the vehicle without being cited. Charleston Police Chief Scott Dempsey said in a statement that officers conducted the traffic […]
Residents call for change after vehicle hits parked cars in Charleston
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Charleston City Council members and residents are calling for drivers to slow down after a multi-vehicle crash involving five parked cars on Lee Street Wednesday night. Charleston police say a driver was allegedly speeding through Lee Street when it crashed into five other vehicles, two of which were totaled. One car […]
Fond memories will be shared ahead of the end of the Charleston Hooter’s
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — What started off as a halfway joke among a couple of buddies blossomed into a national story in Charleston. Leo Browning and a friend will host a “vigil” tonight at the site of the former Hooter’s Restaurant in Charleston just hours before heavy equipment levels the old building.
WVSSAC Volleyball, Cheerleading Championships Returning to Charleston
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission announced on Friday that Charleston has won the bids to host volleyball and cheerleading championships from 2024 through 2026. This follows yesterday’s announcement that Charleston will host the WVSSAC High School Football Championships for the first time in 30...
W.Va. mug shot bill gains momentum
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The mug shot is a routine part of every jail booking and a basic public record, but a Putnam County lawmaker wants that to change. Del. Geoff Foster, R-Putnam, has sponsored legislation that would make mug shots off limits. The proposal had been postponed and stuck...
Operation Smoke and Mirrors: Woman sentenced for role in organization
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — A woman was sentenced for her role in a drug trafficking organization busted through Operation Smoke and Mirrors, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Alexandria Estep, 22, of Charleston, was sentenced to four years and two months in prison. Her time in prison will be followed by three years of […]
Stroke survivor shares story of perseverance ahead of Charleston Heart Ball
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — On Jan. 6, 2023, Elizabeth Ferrell was supposed to go to her daughter's swim meet, but wasn't feeling well so she stayed home. Everything that happened afterward has changed her life. "I laid back down to go to sleep - and when I woke up...
St. Albans looks at ideas to revitalize former junior high property
ST. ALBANS, WV (WOWK) – The St. Albans Building Department has released some potential ideas for the property where the old St. Albans Junior High School once stood. The renderings include ideas for developing either townhouses or single-family homes, or for creating a community park. According to the City of St. Albans website, the renderings […]
First Alert Traffic update | I-64E back open
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Interstate 64 East is back open late Thursday night after a tractor-trailer rollover crash near the I-77 split in Charleston, Metro 911 said. No injuries were immediately reported. Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest. ORIGINAL STORY. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Metro 911 officials say...
Overturned tractor trailer stalls traffic along I-64 East in Charleston
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — Emergency dispatchers said portions of Interstate 64 were shut down Thursday evening in Charleston after a tractor trailer overturned. The crash was reported near CAMC Women and Children's Hospital about 8:40 p.m. by Kanawha County dispatchers. Dispatchers said eastbound lanes will temporarily close to allow...
Local boy gains internet stardom from electric guitar videos
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - An 11-year-old from Hurricane is already becoming a rock star. Some videos of Cole Parsons playing the electric guitar are getting major attention on the internet - in the form of millions of views. Cole stopped by First Look at Four with his parents, Nici and...
Water main break affects many customers in Charleston
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Many residents in the Kanawha City area have been without water Thursday due to a water main break. It happened around 11 a.m. Thursday near 37th Street and MacCorkle Avenue. West Virginia American Water (WVAW) tells us a contractor hit the line while working on a...
Multiple Kanawha County schools closing due to water main break
Multiple schools in the Kanawha City and Malden area are closing early due to a water main break.
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.