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Police: Woman struck and killed by vehicle in Charleston; possible charges pending

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — UPDATED: 3:30 p.m., 6/28/22. Police said possible charges are pending after a woman was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday in Charleston. An adult woman died after she was struck by a car Tuesday about 11:15 a.m. in the 200 block of Lee Street East near the intersection of Clendenin Street, according to the Charleston Police Department.
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Pedestrian hit, killed in Kanawha County

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The 200 block of Lee Street has been reopened Tuesday following a deadly incident that claimed the life of a pedestrian. According to the Charleston Police Department, a woman was hit by a car around 11:15 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of traffic, near the intersection of Clendenin Street and Lee Street.
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Pedestrians cautious after fatal accident near Town Center Mall

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The Charleston Police and Fire departments had parts of Lee Street East blocked off for hours Tuesday after a woman was fatally struck by a blue 2015 Toyota Camry near the Town Center Mall’s parking garage. Brandi Hill, who works near the mall, said she...

Vehicle crashes into porch in Kanawha County

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — A vehicle crashed into a porch at around 10 p.m. on Tuesday in Leewood. Metro 911 officials say this happened in the 11,000 block of Cabin Creek Road. They say there are no injuries. The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office and the Cabin Creek Volunteer Fire Department.

Mudslide reported at New River Gorge

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — According to the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, a small mudslide took place on the Kaymoor Trail. According to a post from the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Facebook page, the mudslide happened .7 miles from the Wolf Creek Trailhead. Hikers are asked to avoid the area while the area dries.

WWII Medal of Honor recipient hospitalized in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) — The family of Woody Williams and his namesake foundation are thanking the public for the prayers of healing and comfort while the Marine and Medal of Honor recipient is in the hospital in West Virginia. He received the MOH from President Harry Truman on Oct....

Eye Candy Optical holds ribbon cutting ceromony for grand opening

BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted Tuesday to welcome Raleigh County’s newest enterprise, Eye Candy Optical. The eyewear design hub opened the doors to its North Eisenhower Drive location Monday morning, in a ceremony held in conjunction with the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce.

Fireworks show at Lake Stephens announced

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Raleigh County Parks and Recreation announced the 2022 July 3rd Fireworks Show will be hosted at Lake Stephens. The spectacular fireworks show will begin at 10 pm at Lake Stephens. Attendees can view the fireworks from the beach, dam area and the water. Parking is free, but regular beach and marina […]

Quincy Walmart starting deliveries to eastern Kanawha County

QUINCY, WV (WOWK) — The Walmart located near Riverside High School will start online delivery services on Wednesday. According to the Quincy Walmart Facebook page, shoppers can place their order online and the products will be taken to you. A picture posted of the area shows they will be delivering to parts of eastern Kanawha […]

Clothing allowance applications being accepted throughout July

CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Family Assistance is now accepting School Clothing Allowance applications starting from July 1, 2022 until the end of July on the 31st for children enrolled in West Virginia schools who are eligible for this opportunity. $200 will be awarded to […]
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Meteorologist recalls the day the Derecho crossed W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The National Weather Service in Charleston knew West Virginia was in for some storm related activity on June 29, 2012. However, they never expected it to line up like it did. Now a decade has passed and Meteorologist Jeff Hovis is still working out of the...

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.

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 […]

Best-selling novel and psychological film, Misery, to come to the Historic Fayette Theater

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – After being caught in a blizzard, getting into an accident, and being rendered unconscious, a famed author does not know what he is in for. Based on the 1987 novel by Stephen King and the 1990 film directed by Rob Reiner, Misery is a psychological thriller that tells the story of a novelist that has fallen into the hands of a crazy nurse.

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 […]