People Are Fleeing From 3 West Virginia Towns to Other Cities
West Virginia is having a hard time with its people. More than 3% of the state’s people have moved away in the last ten years. It is the only state that has seen a drop in population in every census since 1950. The loss of people affects the whole state, but some towns are hit harder than others. People are running away from these three towns in West Virginia right away.
'It was a massive loss': Vigil held for St. Albans murder victims
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — It has been almost a month since Kanawha County deputies found 39-year-old Brooke Carnefix and her son, 14-year-old Koda Jarrett dead with gunshot wounds inside of their St. Albans home. "It was a massive loss," Brooke's nephew and Koda's cousin Cameron Blankenship said. "Both of...
Charleston to mark 75 years since Woolworth Department Store fire
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Charleston Fire Department is marking a solemn anniversary on Capitol Street Monday. It’s been 75 years since seven firefighters died while battling a blaze at the former Woolworth Department Store. On March 4, 1949, firefighters responded to a basement fire inside the Woolworth Building....
Expect to see more of the Bird electric scooters in the Capital City again this spring after downsizing for winter
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston City Councilman Emmett Pepper says residents should once again start seeing the Bird electric scooters make their return to the downtown streets. On 580 Live with Dave Allen, Pepper said the agreement the city council made with Bird implied that the company would phase out...
One injured in Charleston fire
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — One person was injured in a fire that occurred early Saturday morning in Charleston. The blaze was reported in a one-story residence in the 1500 block of Bridge Road. Crews with the Charleston Fire Department said the house was engulfed in flames when they arrived on...
High Points of the Valley
* Though it is narrower than it should have been, and those who forced its weakening with their opposition have some hard soul-searching to do about who they’re really in Charleston to protect, the West Virginia House of Delegates is to be commended for passing an amendment to a bill that will protect children from being taken out of public school by parents under investigation for suspected child abuse. “If this amendment, as narrow as it is, protects one child, then it’s worth it,” said Del. Jonathan Pinson, R-Mason.
City of St. Albans proposes ideas for old St. Albans Junior High property
ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (WCHS) — St. Albans has been cleaning up the city one dilapidated structure at a time for the last couple of years. Crews tore down the former St. Albans Junior High building last year. "If people are coming here and thinking about moving to St. Albans...
Charleston woman dies following dispute with accused boyfriend in Ohio
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A man is in custody after reporting to police that his girlfriend from Charleston, W.Va. was not breathing following a fight at a home in Ohio. Lamarie Smith, 24, is expected to be arraigned Friday. He was arrested after he called police to tell them his girlfriend, Deeanna Summers, 29, of Charleston, was unconscious. Summers later died at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
New 'Element Edge' focuses on financial literacy in Charleston's West Side
Element Federal Credit Union unveiled "Element Edge," a new financial empowerment hub designed to support the community, in Charleston's West Side Thursday.
$50,000 Powerball Prizes Awarded in Three West Virginia Towns
CHARLESTON, W.VA. – While the $563 million Mega Millions jackpot remains unclaimed, three lucky Powerball players in West Virginia are celebrating $50,000 wins from the latest drawing. The winning tickets…
Reporter’s Notebook: Charleston claw marks
A poor explanation of a federal obligation led to a panic last week that the state was going to have to give back $465 million to the U.S. Department of Education. Even the word “clawback” was used, but as it turns out, it’s not really a clawback at all, at least in the short term. But depending on negotiations with the department for a second and final waiver, the state might have to – heaven forbid – spend $465 million additional on education.
2024 WVSSAC Girls Basketball State Tournament preview
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The WVSSAC Girls Basketball State tournament will begin on March 5 at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. Radio broadcasts of all state tournament games will air on the MetroNews Radio Network and will be streamed at wvmetronews.com. MetroNews will also produce HD video broadcasts of the four championship games.
First Alert Forecast | Friday frost, rain
(WSAZ) - High pressure has built into the area, bringing about plentiful sunshine. However, northerly winds pushing in from this as a result have allowed the development of fairly cool temperatures over the region as well. Because of this, afternoon temperatures (in spite of the sunshine) should only push into the lower and middle 40s. All in all, be sure to bundle up for the remainder of the day!
Man arrested for Putnam County shooting
PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK)—A man is in custody after a shooting incident in the Fraziers Bottom area of Putnam County on Friday. West Virginia State Police say that they responded to a residence on Winfield Road where 53-year-old John Bilzor allegedly shot a 61-year-old man twice in the leg. Troopers say the victim was taken […]
The gas price fluctuate between $3.01 and $3.39 in Charleston as of 2024-03-03. 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 Sunday is $3.346, a week ago the price is $3.262 , according to AAA.
'Life and Death': County Commissioner calls for solutions to 'cell phone dead zone'
Meck. Co. Commissioner At-Large Arthur Griffin says these communication issues interfered with first responders getting to a house fire in Nov. 2023″.
'This place rocks:' Shoppers say goodbye to beloved Kanawha City record store
Community members are saying goodbye to a beloved record store in Kanawha City.
Leadership Harrison Class Has a February Charleston Visit to Meet with Members of State Legislature
The Harrison County Chamber recently led its 2023 Leadership Harrison class to Charleston during the February class session to visit the West Virginia Legislature and members of the local delegation. The longest session was with Senator Ben Queen, a resident of Bridgeport. The group met for roughly 20 minutes with...
Second 14-year-old charged in Charleston vape shop murder, among multiple charges
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A second 14-year-old male has been charged in the murder of a 19-year-old at a smoke shop in Charleston, among other charges. Charleston Police issued a press release Wednesday morning. In addition to the first 14-year-old juvenile male arrested and charged in the death of 19-year-old...
Crews battled abandoned house fire
No injuries are reported at this time.