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Passenger killed in Lincoln County crash

PINE GROVE, W.Va. — A passenger in a pickup truck died in a crash Friday evening in Lincoln County. Authorities said the passenger was thrown from the truck that crashed on U.S. Route 119 near Pine Grove at about 5 p.m. The driver of the truck was injured and is...
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FestivALL set for hybrid schedule of events kicking off Sunday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston’s FestivALL is back to in-person events, while still holding some virtual, to kick off its 17th year on Sunday. The city-wide, multi-arts festival in Charleston showcases a mix of music, theater, dance, visual art, and more until June 27. The 2020 event was held all virtual due to COVID-19 and FestivALL Executive Director Maria Belcher said they are still playing it safe with events this year.
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Lincoln County works to recover after high waters

ALKOL, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A family of three was trapped inside their home in the Alkol area of Lincoln County, due to flooding Friday. According to the Mud River Volunteer Fire Department, the water quickly rose high enough to make its way into the family’s home home and left them with no way to get in or out.
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WVDOH cleaning up following band of storms

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - West Virginia Division of Highways road crews are quickly addressing damages after a narrow band of thunderstorms ripped across West Virginia on the afternoon and evening Thursday. Storms created areas of high water in Lincoln, Wayne, Jackson, Kanawha, and Marion counties, damaged several roads, and washed...
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Man says sheriff's deputies used excessive force

CHARLESTON — A man is suing the Kanawha County Commission after his 2019 arrest. Deputy E.T. Carte, Deputy A.E. Stricklen, Lt. J.T. Thaxton and three unknown, unnamed sheriff's deputies were also named as defendants in the suit. Gregory Gene Abbott Jr. was arrested on April 2, 2019, after a domestic...
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Couple says LG washing machine was defective

WINFIELD — A Putnam County couple is suing Home Depot and LG Electronics for a defective washing machine. Richard Reese and Dawn Reese purchased a new washing machine from Home Depot on May 6, 2020, which was then installed in their home on June 4, 2020, according to a complaint filed in Putnam Circuit Court.
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New Charleston councilman Moore hits the ground running

Larry Moore knows where the work needs done. Charleston’s newest city councilman fills the seat formerly held by Tiffany Wesley-Plear, who resigned after accepting a state job. Wesley-Plear nominated Moore and the council unanimously approved the lone candidate to fill her seat. Moore is a special education teacher at Capital...
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Ben Salango: Rescue Plan gives chance to make a difference locally

Recently, West Virginia’s road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic turned into a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve our state, thanks to the efforts of Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.. Manchin championed the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. The plan, despite widespread public praise, barely passed the Senate...
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Cloudbursts create damaging flash flooding in W.Va.

WEST HAMLIN, W.Va. — Folks in Lincoln County have a lot of cleanup work to do today. Flash flooding from Thursday night left a number of homes damaged in the community of West Hamlin. Along with damage to homes and buildings there are several bridges used to access homes along...
Charleston, WVWest Virginia Record

Attorney General objects to Mallinckrodt reorganization timeline

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is speaking out against an effort that would limit the amount of time West Virginians would have to go against potential flaws in the reorganization of Mallinckrodt LLC. Mallinckrodt is a bankrupt opioid maker. The company's bankruptcy case is currently in U.S. District Court...