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One arrested after pursuit in Cross Lanes

CROSS LANES, WV (WOWK) — One person was arrested after a pursuit Saturday night in Cross Lanes. Metro 911 officials say this pursuit started at around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. They say it started in the area of Ridgecross Drive and Big Tyler Road. They say law enforcement arrested one person. The details of their […]
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Scarbro man charged with Grand Larceny

PAGE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Scarbro man faces felony charges related to a stolen vehicle complaint in Fayette County. According to reports from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, a June 14, 2022 stolen vehicle complaint saw deputies dispatched to the town of Page. Upon speaking with the owner...
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Ripley to hold annual 4th of July parade

RIPLEY, W.Va. — The town of Ripley is preparing to host its annual 4th of July parade Monday. The event is known as West Virginia’s oldest and largest July 4 parade. It includes live musical entertainment from the stage on the Jackson County Courthouse lawn, a carnival and food concessions.
RIPLEY, WV

1 taken to hospital in Charleston crash

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – One person has been injured in a vehicle crash in Charleston. According to Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers, the crash happened around 2:10 p.m. Saturday, July 2 at the intersection of Lee Street East and Leon Sullivan Way near the Clay Center. Dispatchers say one of the vehicles is currently on […]
CHARLESTON, WV

WVa man accused of threats to posh resort, retirement home

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been arrested for allegedly making bomb threats that forced the evacuation of a posh resort, state police said on Friday, July 1, 2022. Joseph Toler, 62, of Danville, was arrested Thursday, June 30, 2022 on three counts each of terroristic threats and false reporting of an […] The post WVa man accused of threats to posh resort, retirement home appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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Woody Williams to lie in state at U.S. Capitol

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – America’s last WWII Medal of Honor recipient Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced Sunday,. During a memorial service for Williams at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston, Sen. Manchin said...
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Memorial service held Sunday to honor Hershel "Woody" Williams

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — A memorial service scheduled for Sunday at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston honored the life and legacy of Hershel “Woody” Williams. The last living Congressional Medal of Honor recipient from World War II died last week at age 98. Williams, a...
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Arkansas Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crime

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Larry Arthur King, 39, of Arkansas, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to court documents and statements made in court, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the West Virginia State Police conducted a traffic stop on U.S. Route 119 in South Charleston on May 19, 2022. King was in the front passenger seat of the stopped vehicle. King later admitted to possessing approximately 690 grams of methamphetamine found in a backpack located in the vehicle, and further admitted that he intended to distribute that methamphetamine to other people. On the same date, officers executed a search warrant of a Charleston hotel room rented by King and found over 400 additional grams of methamphetamine, over 150 grams of fentanyl, a quantity of cocaine, and two pistols.
CHARLESTON, WV

Fayette County man arrested on drug charges

PAGE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Page man is facing felony charges in Fayette County. Sheriff Mike Fridley provides the following information regarding this incident. In the late-night hours of June 30, 2022, deputies performed a traffic stop on Legends Highway for a minor traffic infraction. During the stop, a small quantity of heroin and fentanyl was found. Further investigation into where the narcotics came from gave deputies enough probable cause to obtain a search warrant for a residence on Logan Rd in Page. Deputies executed the search warrant where large amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, prescription pills, and marijuana were found, all packaged for sale. There were also multiple firearms in the residence where the owner is a convicted felon.
FAYETTE COUNTY, WV

Storms will slow, not stop, weekend events

(WOWK) — UPDATE: Storms did fire Friday afternoon and subsided just in time for most of the main area events. We anticipate a similar situation on Saturday as seen in the newest forecast video. The main change to the forecast was the much smaller chance of rain on the 4th of July with lots of […]
CHARLESTON, WV

I-79 North shut down near Amma after tractor-trailer crash and fire

AMMA, WV (WOWK) — Roane County dispatch says the northbound lanes of Interstate 79 are shut down near Amma, West Virginia, due to a tractor-trailer crash around 8:51 p.m. Dispatch says that about 29.5 miles north of Charleston, a tractor-trailer went across the median, wrecked on the northbound side of the interstate, and caught on […]
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Tractor-trailer crash closes I-79

ROANE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Interstate 79 is closed Friday night in the Amma area of Roane County after a tractor-trailer crash, dispatchers say. No injuries are reported. The accident was reported before 9 p.m. in the northbound lanes near the 29.5-mile marker. Both the northbound and southbound lanes are...
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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.
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Shots fired in Charleston causes mixed reactions from residents

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Madison Ellis said he is a regular at some of the businesses around the 200 block of Leon Sullivan Way. “The only thing you have here you look, you see is the post office, the Clay Center, the bank and a couple of businesses and they’re not rowdy or anything. They’re pretty peaceful,” he said Friday. “It’s a real quiet area here no heavy traffic, no drugs, no violence none of that.”
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Regatta opening night crowd wows organizers

CHARLESTON ,W.Va. — Sternwheel Regatta Commissioner Brian Hughes said he turned to Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin Thursday night and said “we did it.”. Hughes and Goodwin came away from the opening night of the return of Regatta pleased with the crowd that showed up for the activities and for the concert by the Everclear.
CHARLESTON, WV
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After abortion ruling, clinic staff grapple with trauma

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Danielle Maness has squeezed the hands of hundreds of anxious patients lying on tables in the procedure room, now empty. She's recorded countless vital signs and delivered scores of snacks to the recovery area, now silent. Peering into each darkened room at West Virginia 's...
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