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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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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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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...
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Fully involved trailer fire in Cedar Grove area

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — Metro 911 reports a fully involved trailer fire is burning at Goose Hollow Road near Kellys Creek in the areas of Cedar Grove and Mammoth. Metro does not know if the trailer is occupied, and there are no injuries reported at this time. Responders include volunteer fire departments from Cedar […]
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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.
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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 […]
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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...
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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., […]
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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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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.
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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 […]
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WV Open: It's a Brand new day for Charleston native Christian Brand

ROANOKE, W.Va. (WCHS) — For the third time in his outstanding career - and the first time since 2015 - Christian Brand is the champion of the prestigious West Virginia Open. Brand finished at -10 over the three-day, 54-hole tournament to claim the crown of the 89th annual Open which was played out on the Palmer Course at Stonewall Resort.
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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. […]
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