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Why can’t fire departments fill swimming pools?

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — You may think that filling a swimming pool with water from a fire hydrant would be the easiest way to do it. But the reason firefighters can’t is that it is considered theft. According to the Clendenin Volunteer Fire Department, they say West Virginia American Water views using a fire hydrant […]
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West Virginia is ready for new rollout 988 number July 16th

WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) — First Choice Services out of Charleston says it is ahead of the game when it comes to a new national emergency mental health hotline number that is being rolled out across the U.S. July 16th. Many county officials throughout the U.S. say they’re not ready for the new number to take […]

Teen pleads not guilty to Elkview quadruple murder

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK)—A teen accused of an Elkview quadruple murder pleaded not guilty on Tuesday morning. Gavin Smith was indicted last week for allegedly killing his mother, stepfather and two brothers in December of 2020. He was 16 at the time. The bodies of four people, two adults, and two children were found inside […]
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Kanawha County teenager pleads not guilty to killing 4 family members

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Kanawha County teenager charged in the 2020 deaths of four family members pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the charges. Gavin Smith, 18, of Elkview, who was transferred to adult status in May, pleaded not guilty to 4 counts of murder. Kanawha County Circuit Judge Kenneth Ballard set Smith’s trial for Oct. 11.

Rescue underway for people floating down stream

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — The Fayetteville Fire Department is rescuing people floating down a stream on Fayette Station Road in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. According to dispatch, the call came in around 7:45 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2022. Dispatchers told 59News while there is an unknown amount of people needing […]

Town of Fayetteville gears up for annual 4th of July Heritage Festival

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – The community is invited to take part in four whole days of festivities this year for the Town of Fayetteville’s annual Heritage Festival. Including a parade, food and craft vendors, live music, fireworks, and more, the town provides activities for the whole family to do to celebrate the 4th of July.

Cabin Creek Lake - on a bright sunny afternoon

Arriving at the lake mid-afternoon on a blue-bird day, the lighting was not the best. The lake however was absolutely stunning! Crystal clear water, waterfalls surrounding the lake - the setting was incredible. Unfortunately, I did not have much time to spend photographing the area, but captured what I could.

U.S. Sen. Manchin of West Virginia declares VA AIR Commission 'dead'

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced the Veterans Affairs Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission will not move forward because it is officially opposed by 12 bipartisan senators, signifying the end of the AIR Commission. Without the Senate’s approval of the commission and its nominees,...

Best Virginia announces change to pre-TBT exhibition game

James Long will be a winner no matter what happens on July 16. Either his Best Virginia squad will win its pre-TBT tune-up game. Or, his college team, West Virginia Tech, will prove to its head coach that it can beat a collection of former D-I collegiate standouts. Best Virginia...

This is how life in post-Roe America is starting to shape up

The waiting room at the Women's Health Center of West Virginia in Charleston, W.Va., in February.Chris Jackson/AP. As the Supreme Court prepared to issue its decision overturning Roe, NPR spent weeks speaking to experts and activists about what will likely happen next. Here's some suggested reading.

One of the largest LEGO fan events returns to Charleston, W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - One of the largest LEGO fan events is returning to Charleston, West Virginia after a sold-out first year in 2021. BrickUniverse will open at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center on July 16-17, with thousands of people expected to experience over 50,000 square feet of LEGO fun.

City announces road closures for Charleston Sternwheel Regatta

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — City officials have announced numerous planned road closures as Charleston gears up for the return of the Sternwheel Regatta. The closures began Tuesday as crews continue preparing for the regatta festivities, according to a news release from the city. The closures will remain until July 5.

Kanawha health department to begin billing insurance for COVID-19 PCR tests

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department said it will begin billing patients’ insurance for COVID-19 PCR testing beginning July 1. Health department leaders said the change in testing practices comes as federal funding for testing has run out, making it unsustainable to continue offering free PCR testing into the future.

BrickUniverse LEGO event returns to Charleston in July

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – LEGO’s BrickUniverse is returning to the Mountain State in July. The event will take place at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday July 17, 2022. LEGO says after the event sold out in 2021, they’re anticipating thousands of people to attend the event. BrickUniverse was […]

1 injured in Cabin Creek ATV accident

CABIN CREEK, WV (WOWK) — One person is injured after an ATV and a car collided in Cabin Creek on Sunday. Kanawha County dispatch tells 13 News that the accident happened around 7:03 p.m. in the 5000 block of Cabin Creek Road. One person is being transported by Kanawha County Emergency Medical Services. The extent […]