FEMA disaster centers change hours of operation
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The hours of operation for state-federal disaster centers have changed in Boone, Calhoun, Clay, Harrison, and Kanawha. Beginning Feb. 29, 2024 the centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Boone County center is located at 38 John Slack Circle...
I-64 traffic backed up following crash
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Eastbound lanes of I-64 are moving slow on Thursday morning following a crash. Dispatchers confirm the crash happened near mile marker 55. The scene is expected to be clear soon by emergency officials. Further information will be released soon. Keep checking the WSAZ app for...
Deputy sent to hospital after being shot during pursuit
SISSONVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A West Virginia deputy is in the hospital after being shot during a pursuit. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO), on Thursday, February 29, 2023, around 1:11 a.m., Kanawha County Sheriff’s Deputies were involved in a pursuit on Walker Drive in Sissonville. The suspect vehicle turned from Walker Drive […]
Deputies seek public's help in case of man missing since 2016
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — Deputies are asking for the public’s help in the case of a man missing for nearly eight years. Marshall “Andy” Priestly, 46, of Cross Lanes has been missing since February 2016, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.
Wriston not charged, call made to 911 under investigation
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston may have been the victim of a set-up. Charleston Police Chief Scott Dempsey said Wednesday afternoon that both internal and external investigations are continuing in connection with a traffic stop involving Wriston on Interstate 77 just south of the state capitol on Tuesday night, Feb. 20.
Fayette County school bus crashes into ditch
POWELLTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – First responders were on the scene of an apparent bus crash in the Fayette County area on Tuesday morning. According to the Armstrong Creek Fire Department, at 6:53 AM on Tuesday, a motor vehicle accident involving school bus was reported, initiating response from first responders. Upon making their way to the […]
Kanawha County mother accused of biting child pleads not guilty
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — A Nitro woman accused of biting and abusing her children during an incident in 2022 pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Jennifer Clark pleaded not guilty to child abuse charges stemming from an October 2022 incident. Police said in a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County...
Budget Tapes & Records to close after more than 50 years in business
KANAWHA CITY, W.Va. — A longtime Kanawha County record store is closing after 52 years. For more than half a century, Budget Tapes & Records operated at it’s Kanawha City location. They announced in a social media post Tuesday night that their days are numbered. “I feel great...
‘Oak Hill BP cat’ Rowdy fighting for his life, donations needed for care
OAK HILL, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A cat who is known by everyone who visits the Oak Hill BP station is currently fighting for his life. According to the Fayette County Humane Society, Rowdy is currently fighting for life at Fayette Vet, he has a blockage in his bladder and his kidneys are in trouble. Rowdy […]
State Department of Health: Public Risk Low Following the Confirmation of First Case of H5N1 (Bird Flu)
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - The West Virginia Department of Health (WVDH) is offering guidance following confirmation of the first case of the Highly Pathogenic avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in a non-commercial backyard flock in Kanawha County. It is the first confirmed case in backyard flocks or commercial birds since 2006.
🚧 Roadside Maintenance Activities Conducted on US 19 in Fayette County
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Charleston, West Virginia. The West Virginia Department of Highways (WVDOH) is committed to maintaining the state’s roadways not only for aesthetic appeal but also for the safety of its motorists. Recently, WVDOH crews dedicated their resources to machine cut and clear roadside brush along US 19 in Fayette County, ensuring that this area provides safe sight distances for drivers. This routine maintenance is part of the ongoing efforts by the WVDOH to keep roads in optimal condition and prevent potential traffic hazards caused by overgrown vegetation that can obstruct drivers' vision. District 9 crews were responsible for this vital work, reflecting WVDOH's dedication to seeing tangible results from their statewide roadway maintenance program.
A Toast to Fayetteville: Exploring the 4 Most Remarkable Pubs
This piece presents a guide to four outstanding pubs in Fayetteville. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If you have, we would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Oak Hill man sentenced on Fentanyl, Tramodol charges
FAYETTEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – An Oak Hill man was sentenced in Fayette County Circuit Court this month to three-to-thirteen years in prison for crimes relating to the possession of prohibited substances with intent to deliver following investigations by the Oak Hill Police Department and Central West Virginia Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force. According […]
West Virginia Hooters candlelight vigil doubles as good cause
UPDATE: (7:30 P.M. Friday, Feb. 23) – What started out as a fun “joke” to say goodbye to the old Hooters set to be demolished next week in Kanawha City ended up growing into a fundraiser to help a family in need. The event organizers tell WOWK...
WSAZ Investigates | Coming Back from Crisis
WSAZ examines how the Kanawha Valley and beyond in West Virginia came back from a water crisis 10 years ago.
Former Navy SEAL, Chris Fussell joins AHC Keynote Panel
FAYETTEVILLE, WV — Mountaineer Media is excited to announce Chris Fussell as the third and final panelist for the Almost Heaven Classic keynote discussion at Adventures on the Gorge on Friday, June 7th. Fussell, President of McChrystal Group, former Navy SEAL, and owner of Water Stone Outdoors in Fayetteville, will join Curtis Fleming and Jina […]
Summers County man pleads guilty in Kanawha County gun crime
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A man has pleaded guilty to a federal gun crime after being arrested during a traffic stop in St. Albans last year. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia, David Gill, 32, of Hinton, West Virginia, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of being a […]
Kanawha County Clean-up dates set for Spring 2024
KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – The Kanawha County Planning and Development Office has announced the schedule for the Spring 2024 Kanawha County Clean-up. The clean-up gives residents an opportunity to throw away certain items at no cost. Officials say these events are for debris from residents only, and that debris from businesses will not be […]
The Historic Fayette Theater is growing the show Jack and the Giant just for you
FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY)- You don’t need to sell your cow to see this. The Historic Fayette Theater is putting on “Jack and the Giant” as their spring musical. Director Sharon Bibb talks a bit about what this show is about. “So, Jack is in rough times, him...
‘We just heard a bang’: neighbors react to weekend mobile home park fire
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Several people are without homes following a fire at Fairlawn Mobile Home Park over the weekend. Flames broke out around 2:20 am Saturday. According to Kanawha County Emergency Management, a fire started in one trailer before spreading to a neighboring one. Another camper had heat damage.