Kanawha County, WVWSAZ

Parts of MacCorkle Avenue closed after crash

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A two vehicle crash has closed the Eastbound lanes of MacCorkle Avenue in Kanawha County. That’s according to dispatchers who say one of the vehicles involved was flipped on its top. As of right now, there is no estimated time on when the roadway will...
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Huntington, WVWSAZ

Severe weather knocks out power to thousands of West Virginia customers

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -Appalachian Power estimates more than 20,000 customers are without power Sunday evening across West Virginia and parts of Virginia. Another provider, First Energy estimates more than 10,000 of their customers are without electricity after severe weather moved through the region. Between all providers about 387 customers in...
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Beckley, WVMetro News

Beckley VA reaches settlement with former Yates patients

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Beckley VA Medical Center has reached a settlement with patients who say a former doctor sexually abused them. Stephen New, an attorney representing multiple former hospital clients, confirmed to MetroNws 62 former patients of former doctor Jonathan Yates will each receive $180,000. The settlement totals around $10.5 million.
Beckley, WVPosted by
Beckley Bulletin

Beckley gas at $3.05 per gallon? This is the cheapest fill-up in town

(BECKLEY, WV) Depending on where you fill up in Beckley, you could be saving up to $0.06 per gallon on gas. According to a survey by GasBuddy, Sheetz at 2881 Robert Byrd Dr was the cheapest station in the area, with regular listed at $3.05 per gallon at the pumps Wednesday. That was compared to Exxon at 500 Vankirk Dr, where a gallon of regular was selling for $3.11.
Oak Hill, WVThe Fayette Tribune

Red Devils seek to topple Red Dragons

A roller-coaster baseball season continues this week for the Oak Hill Red Devils. And, entering Class AAA Region 3 tournament action Monday at St. Albans, the Red Devils find themselves two wins away from a state tournament berth. The path to the four-team state event won't be a cakewalk, though.
Lincoln County, WVWSAZ

Lincoln County works to recover after high waters

ALKOL, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A family of three was trapped inside their home in the Alkol area of Lincoln County, due to flooding Friday. According to the Mud River Volunteer Fire Department, the water quickly rose high enough to make its way into the family’s home home and left them with no way to get in or out.
Charleston, WVWSAZ

WVDOH cleaning up following band of storms

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - West Virginia Division of Highways road crews are quickly addressing damages after a narrow band of thunderstorms ripped across West Virginia on the afternoon and evening Thursday. Storms created areas of high water in Lincoln, Wayne, Jackson, Kanawha, and Marion counties, damaged several roads, and washed...
Kanawha County, WVWest Virginia Record

Man says sheriff's deputies used excessive force

CHARLESTON — A man is suing the Kanawha County Commission after his 2019 arrest. Deputy E.T. Carte, Deputy A.E. Stricklen, Lt. J.T. Thaxton and three unknown, unnamed sheriff's deputies were also named as defendants in the suit. Gregory Gene Abbott Jr. was arrested on April 2, 2019, after a domestic...
Beckley, WVAndover Townsman

Miners, Paints suspended due to rain

The weather has not been kind to the West Virginia Miners so far this season. Sunday's game between the Miners and Chillicothe Paints was suspended due to rain and lightning. The game was called in the bottom of the third inning with the Paints leading 2-1 and the Miners batting with two out.
Beckley, WVlootpress.com

William Michael Hartling

William Michael Hartling, 76, of Beckley, WV passed away suddenly on Friday, June 11, 2021 at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley, WV. Born December 29, 1944 in Wheeling, WV, he was the son of the late William F. Hartling and Anastasia “Nell” Hartling. Bill was a 1962 graduate of...
Kanawha County, WVwvgazettemail.com

Ben Salango: Rescue Plan gives chance to make a difference locally

Recently, West Virginia’s road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic turned into a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve our state, thanks to the efforts of Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.. Manchin championed the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. The plan, despite widespread public praise, barely passed the Senate...
Boone County, WVWSAZ

Man arrested after driving 109 mph on US 119

BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man was arrested after the Boone County Sheriff’s Department says he was driving at 109 mph Tuesday. It happened on US 119 in Boone County. Deputies say they stopped Richard Boggs, 40, of Danville, and arrested him for reckless driving, driving on a suspended driver’s license third offense, speeding, no insurance and fraudulent MVI.
Gilbert, WVPosted by
Mingo Messenger

Commissioner Gavin Smith dies

Newly-elected Mingo County Commissioner Gavin Smith, 64, of Gilbert died late Monday night, June 7, as a result of natural causes according to courthouse officials. Smith, a Republican, was elected to office in November 2020 and began his first political term in January. A lifelong resident of Gilbert, he served as the MCC’s representative to the Mingo County Airport Authority (MCAA), where he became involved with the continuing development of Appalachian Regional Airport.
Beckley, WVlootpress.com

VA settlement reached

BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A settlement has been reached in the Beckley VA Medical Center sexual abuse case, according to WVVA-TV. The Bluefield station said the VA will pay more than $10 million to the 62 patients who reported sexual abuse by. Attorney Stephen New of the firm New, Taylor...
Montgomery, WVWSAZ

High water closes part of U.S. 60

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – U.S. 60 is closed late Thursday night in the Montgomery area due to high water, Metro 911 reports. It happened in front of the Dollar General in Montgomery where the roadway is partly covered. Drivers are urged to find alternate routes. Keep checking the WSAZ...