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Teen shot, dies on the way to hospital

MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A 16-year-old boy died Sunday after an accidental shooting in Gallipolis Ferry involving another teen, Mason County Sheriff Corey Miller said. Miller says investigators got the call around noon Sunday about a shooting in the area of Woodschool Road in Gallipolis Ferry. The boy’s father,...
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Victim taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after shooting

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Officers with the Huntington Police Department responded to the scene of a shooting Monday afternoon. Shots were reported near West 22nd Street, according to Huntington Police. The incident was reported around 2 p.m. Huntington’s Police Chief reports one person has been transported to the hospital....
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A coal CEO promised a new luxury hotel to revive their town. It’s still not operating

Something is amiss in the small rural town of Milton, West Virginia. As we recently reported for The Real News, taxpayers in Milton, and in the surrounding county of Cabell, have been on the hook for the generous public assistance failed coal baron Jeff Hoops has received to realize his plans to build the luxury Grand Patrician hotel in the small town on the Kentucky border.

Major nuisance house in Dunbar to be demolished

DUNBAR, WV (WOWK)—A major nuisance in a Dunbar neighborhood will be demolished on Monday. Dunbar Police Chief Brian Oxley says that a house on the 100 block of 7th St. has had more than 50 police calls in the last couple months, and close to 20 arrests for trespassing, drugs, and stolen property have been […]

One person shot in Huntington

HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) — One person has been shot in Huntington, according to Cabell County dispatchers. Their condition is unknown at this time They say a call about a shooting on W 22nd Street came in just before 1:50 p.m. Dispatchers say no arrests have been made but they are searching for a suspect. Huntington […]

Man injured in shooting at Huntington apartment

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — One person was injured in a shooting Monday in Huntington. Police on scene said a man was shot in an apartment in the 700 block of West 22nd Street. The victim was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. No other information on...

Huntington man sentenced to 17 years for drug trafficking

HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) — A Huntington man was sentenced to 17 years in prison on Monday for participating in a drug trafficking organization that distributed large amounts of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and other illegal substances in Huntington. According to court documents, 36-year-old Scott Midkiff admitted that he was involved with a drug trafficking ring from Summer […]

Iconic Downtown Locations Closing

They say that change is inevitable, and the only constant in our chaotic world. Change is exciting and bittersweet as is the case in downtown Ashland this week when two beloved businesses close their doors. Crawford Hairdressers at 208 16th Street and the Jockey Club Restaurant on 17th Street are...
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Teenage boy dies in accidental shooting

APPLE GROVE, W.Va. — A teenage boy died Sunday in what Mason County authorities are describing as an accidental shooting. Mason County Sheriff Corey Miller said the 16-year-old boy was shot by a friend at around 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the Apple Grove area. The boy suffered a single...

Sinkhole opens up near gas station in Mason, West Virginia

UPDATE (2:45 P.M. June 27, 2022): The Mason Volunteer Fire Department says a trash truck has been removed from the parking lot of the BP gas station on Second Street after two of the vehicle’s back tires got stuck in a sinkhole. According to an employee of the Par Mar BP gas station, the business […]

The Green Bar Comes to Ashland

Ashland is marking its spot on the map. It seems we have new and unique businesses opening every month in the area. Most recently, Ashland gained a new smoothie and juice bar. The Green Bar, located at 1517 Winchester Avenue, offers a variety of choices with an emphasis on healthy living. At the Green Bar you will find their infamous $4.99 smoothie bar that offers some very unique flavors such as Berry Burst, Kentucky Sunshine, Pineapple Whip, She’s My Cherry Pie, The Classic, Tutti Frutti, Peaches N Cream, The Green and Peanut Buttercup. For just $2 more you can enjoy The Green Bar’s uniquely original “Elvis Smoothie” which features 27 grams of yellow pea protein, bananas, and peanut butter protein powder. You can also add yellow sweet pea protein to any of their other smoothies on the list. All smoothies at the Green Bar are made with water and oat milk. However, you can request cashew milk as a substitute for .50 cents more or request that water only is used for those seeking a non-dairy option.

Man accused of sexual abuse pleads guilty

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK)—A man pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual abuse on Monday. According to Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Charles T. Miller, 28-year-old Luke Aaron Cline pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree sexual abuse. He was accused of sexually abusing the victim in 2019. Cline is being held in the South Central […]

Willie Nelson concert announced in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- The Paramount Arts Center announced Monday singer Willie Nelson is set to play on the Ashland Riverfront in August. According to the Paramount Arts Center’s Facebook page, Willie Nelson & Family LIVE on the Ashland Riverfront is set for August 2, 2022. The fan club...

Wonder-land Toyz Inc Opens at Camp Landing

In early April, Celest Kouns announced via social media, "Bobby Kouns and I are opening the first candy and toy store at the amazing Camp Landing. We are beyond excited and overwhelmed by the family-like atmosphere of Camp Landing." This local couple is ready to bring bulk candy and toys...

Sen. Manchin: VAMCs safe for now

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., says West Virginia’s Veterans Affairs Medical Centers are safe from dramatically having to reduce their services. The senator announced Monday afternoon that the three VA Medical Centers in West Virginia – the Beckley VA Medical Center, the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, and the Hershel “Woody” Williams VAMC in Huntington – would not see a reduction in services or discontinue in-patient and emergency room care.