'Oh my god': Bodycam footage shows officers rescue nearly-starved 16-pound 3-year-old from feces-covered, bug-infested homeLaw & Crime2 DAYS AGO
Man arrested in Ohio in connection to death of Charleston woman
Lamarie Smith, 24, is expected to be arraigned later Friday in municipal court.
Six people graduate from Adult Drug Court in Kanawha County
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Six people are celebrating their recent recovery journey from substance abuse and graduating from the Kanawha County Adult Drug Court. Kanawha County Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey presided over the drug court graduation Thursday during a ceremony in the historic Kanawha County Courthouse. Amanda Taylor,...
$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…
Beckley woman pleads guilty to drug crime
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — A Beckley woman pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin. According to court documents, Savannah Elizabeth Todd, 31, of Beckley, sold 3.5 grams of fentanyl for $550 to an undercover officer at her home in Beckley on February 8, 2022. On February 17, 2022, police performed […]
Man accused of shooting Kanawha County deputy has extensive criminal history
The man accused of shooting a Kanawha County deputy Thursday morning has an extensive criminal record, going back more than 20 years.
'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″.
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...
Man still missing after 8 years
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Investigators need your help in the case of a man who has been missing eight years. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, Marshall “Andy” Priestly, 46, is described as 5 feet 7 and 150 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.
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!
Weather Extra | Winter makes a one-day comeback
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The month of February will go into the books as noteworthy. Wednesday’s squalls with rain, wind and thunder are the last of the inclement weather we will see. High winds topped out near 50 mph as measured by anemometers at both the Charleston and Huntington airports as morning thundersqualls passed in a frenzy.
TC Energy building in Kanawha City area sold
The TC Energy building in the Kanawha City area has been sold, according to a release from Vandalia Real Estate.
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...
New ‘Element Edge’ focuses on financial literacy in Charleston’s West Side
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A new institution promising to promote financial literacy in the Capital City hosted its ribbon-cutting Thursday. Element Federal Credit Union unveiled “Element Edge,” a new financial empowerment hub designed to support the community, in Charleston’s West Side. The facility works on four core pillars – educating, diversifying, game-changing and empowering. “We’re […]
Police say 911 call of West Virginia Department of Transportation Secretary driving erratically was ‘not truthful” and that he passed 2 sobriety tests
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia said they have opened a criminal investigation into a 911 call that triggered a traffic stop involving the state highways chief. Charleston Police Chief Scott Dempsey said in a statement that information relayed to police that Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston was driving erratically on Feb. 20 “does […]
Crews make daring rescue after Jeep goes off cliff
Crews rescued a man after the Jeep he was driving went off a cliff and plunged into the ocean. (Credit: Mike Moody/LOCAL NEWS X /TMX)
UPDATE: Kroger and union to resume bargaining after strike authorized
UDPATE: Charleston, W. Va. (WTAP) - Talks are set to resume between United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400 and Kroger after 85% of union members rejected the latest contract offer and authorized a strike. In an email Friday afternoon, Union communications director Jonathon Williams said talks will resume with...
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...
Delays expected reaching WV International Yeager Airport due to road construction
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Travelers using West Virginia International Yeager Airport should expect delays getting to the airport during the next two weeks, an airport spokesperson said Thursday. That’s due to the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) working on Airport Road and having it down to one lane with...
FIRST ALERT WEATHER | Heavy rain, high wind threat
(WSAZ) - A dual risk of heavy weather exists on Wednesday as heavy rains threaten local high water in the morning while strong winds blow all day long, posing the risk of power flickers and scattered power outs. The rains will slacken by afternoon from west to east while the...
‘This place rocks:’ Shoppers say goodbye to beloved Kanawha City record store
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Community members are saying goodbye to a beloved record store in Kanawha City. Budget Tapes and Records announced they will be closing Sunday, and shoppers have been flocking to the store to grab as much as they can in the store’s inventory clearance sale. The store opened in 1972, and co-owners […]