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Murder suspect returned to W.Va. to face charges

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A man wanted for a murder in downtown Charleston earlier this month is back in West Virginia to face the charges. Meeko Harris, 23, of Beckley was extradited Friday from Florida to West Virginia. He was arraigned Friday evening in Kanawha County on a charge of first degree murder for the June 4th shooting death of James Daugherty.
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Pro-choice rally held outside Federal Courthouse in Charleston

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — People were making their voices heard on the steps of the Federal Courthouse in Charleston on Friday after the landmark decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The West Virginia Women’s Health Center Executive Director says they notified about 70 people that they couldn’t follow through with their abortion appointments after the […]
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West Virginia’s only abortion clinic stops performing abortions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The only abortion clinic in West Virginia is no longer performing abortions as of Friday. Katie Quinonez, executive director of Women’s Health Center of West Virginia, said the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling issued Friday that allows states to ban abortion is making an immediate, hard-felt impact.

Yeager Airport lowers flags for award-winning pilot

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia International Yeager Airport is lowering its flags to half staff to honor Marine Corps Veteran and pilot Benny Mallory, who passed away Monday evening. He was 91. Mallory founded the Mallory Airport in South Charleston and was an award-winning pilot and instructor. Mallory is said to have trained over […]

Charleston murder suspect captured in Florida arraigned

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — The man accused of a Charleston murder in June was arraigned Friday on first-degree murder charges. Meeko Harris, of Beckley, was taken into custody in Florida on June 10. Harris is in the South Central Regional Jail with no bond. His preliminary hearing is set for July 1. At 2:10 a.m., […]

MLK/I-49 project in Fayetteville might exceed $60M

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) is taking comments on the proposed interchange project to improve traffic flow at Interstate 49 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (U.S. Highway 62) in south Fayetteville. Dave Parker, public information officer for ArDOT, said the project is estimated to cost between $50 million...

City officials release transportation and parking options for Sternwheel Regatta

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — An estimated 50,000 people are expected to visit Charleston for the return of the Sternwheel Regatta this summer. To accommodate visitors over the five-day event, city officials have announced options for transportation and parking. The Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority will provide free shuttle services...

Mount Lookout man facing felony drug charges

HICO, WV (WVNS) — A Mount Lookout man is facing felony charges in Fayette County. Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley said on the evening of June 23, 2022, deputies were out in a suspected drug area of Miller Ridge and Sunday Roads in Hico. While there, they saw a man known not to have a […]

Gov. Justice applauds U.S. Supreme Court ruling returning abortion law to the states

CHARLESTON, WV (Hinton News) – Gov. Jim Justice issued the following statement today after the Supreme Court of the United States’ decision in Dobbs returning abortion law to the states: “I applaud the Supreme Court’s courageous decision today. I’ve said many times that I very proudly stand for life and I am rock-solid against abortion, and I believe that every human life is a miracle worth protecting. “I will not hesitate to call a special session after consulting with the Legislature and my legal team if clarification in our laws needs to be made.” The post Gov. Justice applauds U.S. Supreme Court ruling returning abortion law to the states appeared first on The Hinton News.

Kanawha County officials honor the life of late aviator Benny Mallory

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — Kanawha County officials honored the late Benny Mallory Saturday. Flags at the courthouse and West Virginia International Yeager Airport were lowered to half-staff. Mallory was a veteran, an award-winning pilot and the founder of Mallory Airport in South Charleston. The Mallory Airport hosted a memorial...


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All lanes of I-77N back open after crash

UPDATE (11:26 a.m. on Friday, June 24): All lanes of I-77N is back open. UPDATE (9:57 a.m. on Friday, June 24): The slow lane of I-77N is back open. Kanawha County, WV (WOWK) – A tractor-trailer rollover has closed all northbound lanes of I-77 just north of the I-77/1-79 split north of Charleston. The crash […]

10 places to exercise for free in Charleston, WV

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — As inflation continues to raise prices for gas, food and other items, many people are looking for ways to save money. One way to do that is by ditching your gym membership and taking advantage of free, local exercise options. 13 News has compiled a list below of free workout resources […]

Man arraigned in deadly Charleston shooting

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man arrested earlier this month in connection with a deadly shooting in downtown Charleston was arraigned Friday night on a first-degree murder charge, the Charleston Police Department said. Meeko Harris, 23, of Beckley, West Virginia, was arrested in Osceola County, Florida, six days after...

Weekend events will close some streets in Charleston

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The City of Charleston has several events planned throughout the weekend that will cause closures on multiple streets throughout the city. To help drivers and event-goers plan ahead for their commutes, city officials have released the following list of events with closures happening from Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26. […]

Eagles tribute band heads to Beckley Summer Concert Series

BECKLEY WV (WVNS) – As a part of Theatre West Virginia’s summer concert series, Nashville-based Eagles tribute band 7 Bridges’ will be performing at Cliffside Amphitheatre in Grandview in America’s newest National Park, The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve near Beckley, West Virginia. The show will be this weekend on Sunday, June 26th. […]
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I-77 north slowed near Charleston after tractor trailer crash

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Authorities say Interstate 77 just north of Charleston is going to be closed for a few hours due to a tractor trailer crash. The wreck occurred around 7 a.m. Friday near the Eden’s Fork exit. Traffic headed toward Ripley and Parkersburg will be diverted north...