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Boone County traffic stop leads to arrests

UNEEDA, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Sunday traffic stop conducted during road patrols of the Uneeda area of Boone County resulted in the arrest of two individuals on a number of charges. Reports from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department indicated that a vehicle was stopped Sunday, June 26, 2022 for...
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One dead in Putnam County crash

HURRICANE, W.Va. — A driver died in an Friday morning crash in Hurricane. According to authorities, the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control of their vehicle at around 2:20 a.m. in the area of Virginia Ave. and Emerald Drive. The vehicle rolled and...
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Man arrested after making bomb threats at The Greenbrier Resort

GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – On Saturday, June 25, 2022, at approximately 12:30 pm, the Summers County 911 center received a call from an unknown male subject who reported, bombs had been placed at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV, and at the Edgewood Summit Retirement Home in Charleston, WV. The caller advised the bombs would detonate at 4:00 pm. Members of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, West Virginia State Police, K9 units and members of the WVSP Explosive Ordinance Team responded to both locations to assisted with evacuations and searches. No explosive devices were located.

1 killed in early morning crash in Hurricane

HURRICANE, WV (WOWK) – One person has died this morning after a car crash in Hurricane. According to Mayor Scott Edwards, the crash was reported just before 2:20 a.m. in the area of Virginia Avenue and Emerald Drive. Edwards says the driver appears to have rolled the vehicle and crashed into the railroad tracks. The […]

Kanawha County Woman Pleads Guilty to Social Security Fraud

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Melissa Waller, 45, of St. Albans, pleaded guilty to theft of Social Security benefits. According to court documents and statements made in court, Waller received Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits on behalf of a deceased relative. Waller admitted that she knew that she was not entitled to receive these SSA benefits once her relative passed away in April 2012. Between June 2012 and April 2020, Waller received $84,509 in federal benefits that she was not entitled to receive and converted those SSA benefits to her own use.

Charleston Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Crime

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Kanawha County man pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 15, 2021, Ricky Lee Clark, Jr., 42, of St. Albans, was carrying a loaded Davis Industries, model P380, .380-caliber pistol in his waistband when law enforcement officers encountered him on a residential street in St. Albans.

Hurricane woman dies in early morning car accident

HURRICANE, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Around 2 a.m. Friday, a woman lost control of her car while driving east on Virginia Avenue in Hurricane -- an incident that turned deadly. Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards said the woman’s car ended up on the side of the road near railroad tracks after flipping many times.

Man arrested for terroristic threats at The Greenbrier Resort

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (WVNS) — An arrest was made after a bomb threat was called on The Greenbrier Resort on Saturday, June 25, 2022. According to WV State Police, on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at approximately 12:30 P.M., the Summers County 911 center received a call from an unknown male who told them bombs […]

Deputies investigate shooting in Kanawha County

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Deputies are investigating a shooting late Wednesday night in the Tornado area, Metro 911 dispatchers say. The incident was reported around 10 p.m. from the 3800 block of Smith Creek Road. Deputies on the scene say they don’t believe the shooting happened at that location.

Soaring inflation rate threatens to deflate local economy in 2022

While local officials say their tourism-dependent economies have not yet been heavily impacted by rising costs and inflation, they are preparing for that probability. Tug Valley Area CVB Vice President and City of Williamson Events Coordinator Tonya Webb, for example, said she hasn’t yet seen a significant drop off in the number of trail riders coming to the downtown area, either in frequency or in the amount of money they spend while there.

St. Albans woman pleads guilty to receiving $84k worth of Social Security benefits on behalf of dead relative

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)—A St. Albans woman pleaded guilty on Thursday to the theft of Social Security benefits. The US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia says that 45-year-old Melissa Walker received SSA benefits on behalf of a deceased relative, a crime she admitted to. Court documents say that Waller illegally received $84,509 […]

Williams Asked Manchin To Push For Shelter At Veterans Cemetery

Woody Williams made a final request to U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin on Sunday. Williams, the last living Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, died on Wednesday. But days before, he asked Manchin to move forward with plans to build a shelter at the Kinnard national veterans cemetery in Dunbar.

Ghost Hunting at the Old Hospital on College Hill

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (WBOY) — Built in 1928, the Old Hospital on College Hill overlooks the town of Williamson, West Virginia. The hospital was built to replace the original hospital downtown that burned down in 1926. Named Williamson Memorial Hospital at the time, the hospital remained in use until 1988 when the current modern hospital was […]
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Photo gallery: Logan hosts 7-on-7 football event

LOGAN, W.Va. — Photo gallery from Logan’s 7-on-7 football event Wednesday, which featured the Wildcats, Man, Chapmanville, Tug Valley, Mingo Central, Scott, Westside, and St. Albans. (Photo gallery courtesy of Boothe Davis/Captured by the Moment Photography)