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Chemours Seeks DEP Permission For Tenant To Discharge Chemicals
A chemical company in eastern Kanawha County wants to discharge toxic chemicals into the Kanawha River, and an environmental group is pushing back. Chemours is seeking a consent order from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection for its tenant, Optima Belle, to discharge ethylbenzene and cyclohexane into the river.
Driver injured after hitting 6 parked cars in Charleston
A driver hit six parked cars Wednesday night on Lee Street East and was taken to the hospital, Charleston Police say.
Multiple Kanawha County schools, businesses close due to water main break
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — UPDATED: 6 p.m., 2/22/24. A late morning main break immediately sent a torrent of water down 37th Street in Charleston where West Virginia American Water said a construction crew had unearthed and disturbed the current water main. The issue flooded neighborhoods, closed schools and...
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 […]
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.
First case of avian flu confirmed in West Virginia since 2006
After a surge in cases across the country in the past few months, West Virginia has confirmed its first case of avian influenza.
A look at electrical issue causing Municipal Auditorium closure
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Earlier this month, the City of Charleston announced the temporary closure of the Municipal Auditorium due to electrical and structural issues. After filing a Freedom of Information request, WSAZ now knows the exact cause of the closure that led to several event postponements. According to communication...
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.
House fire displaces family of seven
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A massive fire left a family of seven without a home. Six different fire department crews fire responded to a house fire in the 100 block of Bridgeview Drive just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday evening, leaving the home a total loss. Officials say there were five kids inside when the fire broke out, but they all made it out OK.
Marmet leaders asking some residents to stop disposing human waste in trash
MARMET, W.Va. (WCHS) — Leaders in Marmet are asking some residents to quit disposing human feces and urine alongside their trash. The town said in a statement on Facebook that it has discovered one or more residents have been placing human waste for collection. “Article 931.06 of the Codified...
Five children escape house fire in Kanawha County
Kanawha County emergency management officials tell WOWK 13 News five children were among those who escaped a fire in Jefferson Tuesday evening.
West Virignia House passes bill to phase out income taxes on social security benefits
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — A bill passed the West Virginia House of Delegates Thursday that would begin the process of phasing out income tax collections on Social Security benefits. House Bill 4880 was approved by a 96-to-0 vote, with four members absent or not voting. It now goes...
The gas price fluctuate between $3.36 and $3.39 in Belle as of 2024-02-22. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.270, a week ago the price is $3.278 , according to AAA.
Football championships returning to the Capital City
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A competitive bidding process has led to a new host site for the WVSSAC Football Championships. The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission Football Championships will move to University of Charleston Stadium for at least the next three years. There is a mutual option for the 2027 title games. The WVSSAC Board of Directors granted final approval to the City of Charleston on Thursday.
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...
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.
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...
AT&T users experiencing nationwide outage
(WOWK) – AT&T is experiencing a nationwide outage. Metro 911 says there have been reports of some users not being able to call 911. Metro says if you are unable to get through to 911 try another provider or text 911. This issue is being reported across multiple counties in the region
Fire, rain and snow in WV, KY & WV over 7 days
(WOWK) — James Taylor sang about seeing fire and seeing rain and sunny days he thought would never end. The WOWK-TV area is basically living that song with snow thrown in for good measure over the next seven days. Dry weather Tuesday contributed to the development of several fires in the region. Photos below come […]
🚧 WV 10 in Logan Remains Closed Due to Overhanging Rock Removal Efforts
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Charleston, West Virginia. Local authorities in West Virginia have informed the public that the West Virginia Division of Highways' (WVDOH) heavy equipment crews are actively working to remove overhanging rock from a cliff situated above WV 10 in Logan. This preventive measure is intended to avoid potential rockslides, ensuring road safety for commuters. Due to the ongoing operation, WV 10 will remain closed until the work is complete. In the meantime, WVDOH has deployed message boards and clear signage to reroute traffic accordingly. Commuters are advised to adhere to the set detour routes and exercise caution while driving in nearby areas.