Clay, WV

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 […]
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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...

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 […]

Tractor-trailer crash temporarily closes northbound I-77 lanes

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (WCHS) — A tractor-trailer crash blocked northbound lanes of Interstate 77 near Sissonville Friday morning. The crash was reported about 7 a.m. near the 106 mile marker, according to Metro 911. No injuries were reported. The Sissonville Fire Department said the crash is just south of the...

Traveling WV: Adam Brown's Vintage Car & Motorcycle Collection

BELVA, W.Va. (WCHS) — Adam Brown owns and operates one of the few remaining full-service gas stations in West Virginia. You might say motor oil runs in his veins. It’s not surprising that Brown collects vintage cars and motorcycles at his business in Nicholas County. The surprise is in the types of things he's interested in.
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Herald Fulks

A Memorial Service for Herald Fulks, who died Nov. 22, 2021, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9th at Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown, WV. All are welcome to attend. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations to Rush Run Baptist Church be made in his honor.

Joe Ellet White, Sr

Joe Ellet White, Senior age 63, of Grayson Ky, formerly of Dry Branch, WV Cabin Creek passed away Saturday June 18th 2022 at his residence. He was born Friday February 6th, 1959, the son of the late Clyde W. White Sr. and Ida Mae Chambers White. He was also preceded...

Inmate enters guilty plea related to jail killing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A South Central Regional Jail inmate accused of killing another inmate in 2018 has admitted to beating the person to death. Nathan Smith of Elkview entered a guilty plea to a second-degree murder charge on Thursday related to the death of 51-year-old Jeffrey Craig. According to...

West Virginia Teen Indicted in Family Murders of Mother, Stepfather, and Two Younger Brothers

An 18-year-old accused of committing the quadruple murder of family members in West Virginia now faces an indictment, a court staffer confirmed to Law&Crime. Gavin Blane Smith is the teen who allegedly shot his mother Risa Mae Saunders, 39, stepfather Daniel Dale Long, 37, younger brother Gage Ripley, 12, and younger brother Jameson Long, 3, to death at their home in the community of Elkview.

West Virginia teen charged with quadruple murder

ELKVIEW, WV (WOWK)—A teen has been indicted in the case of an Elkview quadruple murder by the Kanawha County Grand Jury. Gavin Smith was transferred to adult status in a case where he is accused of killing his mother, stepfather and two brothers. He was 16 at the time. The bodies of four people, two […]

Paradise in Appalachia: New River starts and ends here

— Spanning a near 900-foot canyon 3,000 feet wide, the New River Gorge Bridge transformed 44,000 tons of steel and concrete into structural art. Opened in 1977, it replaced a deep-valley crossing and winding thoroughfare that once took nearly one hour to complete along the winding, torturous mountain thoroughfare. Now it can be traversed in less than an Interstate minute.
Metro News

Clendenin remembers historic flood 6 years later

CLENDENIN, W.Va. — Many homes have been rebuilt in the Kanawha County town of Clendenin since the 2016 flood, but Mayor Kay Summers says even six years later, her town has not made a full recovery. “Some people were told they were going to get their houses torn down...
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Glenda Jean Whytsell

Glenda Jean Whytsell, 74, of Arnoldsburg, W.Va., passed away June 22, 2022, at Stonerise, Parkersburg. There will be no services for her at this time. She will be buried with her late husband, Fred Junior Whytsell at Eventide Cemetery, Spencer. Condolences may be shared at