Man enters plea in 2023 Kanawha County shooting
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — A man accused in a 2023 shooting in Kanawha County appeared in court Monday. Eric White, 48, of Charleston entered a Kennedy plea to malicious wounding in connection with the shooting of another man in August. Police said White fired multiple shots at another...
One dead in house fire
A person died Monday morning in a house fire in the Malden area of Kanawha County, West Virginia.
Police seize gun, cash and drugs during Smithers traffic stop
A BC Highway Patrol officer, in Smithers, seized a firearm and ammunition at a traffic stop on Feb. 25. This is the third firearm seized by BCHP in the North this past month, RCMP said in a press release. According to police, this latest stop happened shortly after 6 p.m....
'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...
TRAFFIC ALERT | Crash closes part of I-77
FAYETTE COUNTY W.Va. (WSAZ) - Part of I-77 near Burnwell is closed on Sunday afternoon, according to West Virginia 511. The crash happened at mile marker 64 around 1:15 p.m. West Virginia Parkways Authority said a tractor-trailer hauling glue crashed. No injuries were reported. The right lane in both the...
Beloved record store closes after 52 years in business, sign designated historically significant
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Record and gift shop, Budget Tapes & Records closed down operations on Sunday after over half a century serving the Charleston area. The Kanawha County business first opened its doors in the 1970s and has since been a go-to source for physical media and music merchandise throughout Southern West Virginia. Owners […]
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.
One person hospitalized with burns following Charleston house fire
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — One person was hospitalized early Saturday following in a Kanawha County house fire, according to first responders. Emergency dispatchers reported the blaze about 12:15 a.m. in the 1500 block of Bridge Road in Charleston. Firefighters said one person was taken to the hospital to receive...
Winter Blues Farmers Market Sales Soar
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The 2024 Winter Blues Farmers Market, held February 24 at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center, proved a huge success for vendors and shoppers alike. The annual event, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture and WVU Extension, had a record turnout. One hundred and sixteen West Virginia farmers, growers […]
Journey Through Parenthood | Eating disorders and teens
WSAZ's Martina Bills talks to Jessica Luzier, PhD, with the WVU Disordered Eating Center of Charleston, about eating disorders and adolescents.
Remembering the Charleston firefighters who died in the Woolworth Department Store fire
On Monday 75 years ago, seven Charleston Fire Department members lost their lives in a fire that consumed the Woolworth Department Store and injured 15 other firefighters.
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...
Charleston, March 05 High School 🏀 Game Notice
There are 4 high school 🏀 games in Charleston. The Pikeview High School basketball team will have a game with Nitro High School on March 05, 2024, 08:30:00 CST. The Greenbrier East High School basketball team will have a game with Morgantown High School on March 05, 2024, 10:15:00 CST.
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.
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.
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,...
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.
How to buy CAA men's baskeball conference tournament tickets
The Coastal Athletic Association men’s basketball championship tournament will take place in Washington D.C. starting on March 8th and completed on March 12th, sending one team to the NCAA Tournament. The Charleston Golden Eagles are set to be the number-one seed in the tournament. With a 15-3 record in...
Man accused of shooting Kanawha County deputy has extensive criminal history
UPDATE (5:14 p.m. on Feb. 29, 2024): The man accused of shooting a Kanawha County deputy Thursday morning has an extensive criminal record, going back more than 20 years. 13 News Reporter Jordan Mead went through numerous criminal complaints for Nathan Oxley and found charges of battery, driving while suspended, assault of police and correctional […]
WPHS Ladies Heading to Charleston with History Makers on Roster
Wheeling Park High School Girls Basketball is headed to Charleston on Wednesday ranked as the 2nd seed in the state, and they are aiming to bring the title back to Ohio County. “We have a chip on our shoulder,” explains senior Natalie Daugherty, referencing last year’s downstate loss.