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One arrested after pursuit in Cross Lanes

CROSS LANES, WV (WOWK) — One person was arrested after a pursuit Saturday night in Cross Lanes. Metro 911 officials say this pursuit started at around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. They say it started in the area of Ridgecross Drive and Big Tyler Road. They say law enforcement arrested one person. The details of their […]
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1 taken to hospital in Charleston crash

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – One person has been injured in a vehicle crash in Charleston. According to Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers, the crash happened around 2:10 p.m. Saturday, July 2 at the intersection of Lee Street East and Leon Sullivan Way near the Clay Center. Dispatchers say one of the vehicles is currently on […]
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Hurricane woman dies in early morning car accident

HURRICANE, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Around 2 a.m. Friday, a woman lost control of her car while driving east on Virginia Avenue in Hurricane -- an incident that turned deadly. Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards said the woman’s car ended up on the side of the road near railroad tracks after flipping many times.
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Man arrested after making bomb threats at The Greenbrier Resort

GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – On Saturday, June 25, 2022, at approximately 12:30 pm, the Summers County 911 center received a call from an unknown male subject who reported, bombs had been placed at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV, and at the Edgewood Summit Retirement Home in Charleston, WV. The caller advised the bombs would detonate at 4:00 pm. Members of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, West Virginia State Police, K9 units and members of the WVSP Explosive Ordinance Team responded to both locations to assisted with evacuations and searches. No explosive devices were located.
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Shots fired in Charleston causes mixed reactions from residents

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Madison Ellis said he is a regular at some of the businesses around the 200 block of Leon Sullivan Way. “The only thing you have here you look, you see is the post office, the Clay Center, the bank and a couple of businesses and they’re not rowdy or anything. They’re pretty peaceful,” he said Friday. “It’s a real quiet area here no heavy traffic, no drugs, no violence none of that.”
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WVa man accused of threats to posh resort, retirement home

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been arrested for allegedly making bomb threats that forced the evacuation of a posh resort, state police said on Friday, July 1, 2022. Joseph Toler, 62, of Danville, was arrested Thursday, June 30, 2022 on three counts each of terroristic threats and false reporting of an […] The post WVa man accused of threats to posh resort, retirement home appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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Pay raise for all W.Va. state workers takes effect

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVVA) - A five percent pay increase for all W.Va. state employees took effect on Friday, July 1, 2022. The increase was passed by lawmakers earlier in the year in the 2022 session. In an interview with WVVA News on Friday, Raleigh County Republican Del. Brandon Steele credited...
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Arkansas Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crime

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Larry Arthur King, 39, of Arkansas, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to court documents and statements made in court, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the West Virginia State Police conducted a traffic stop on U.S. Route 119 in South Charleston on May 19, 2022. King was in the front passenger seat of the stopped vehicle. King later admitted to possessing approximately 690 grams of methamphetamine found in a backpack located in the vehicle, and further admitted that he intended to distribute that methamphetamine to other people. On the same date, officers executed a search warrant of a Charleston hotel room rented by King and found over 400 additional grams of methamphetamine, over 150 grams of fentanyl, a quantity of cocaine, and two pistols.
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Fayette County man arrested on drug charges

PAGE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Page man is facing felony charges in Fayette County. Sheriff Mike Fridley provides the following information regarding this incident. In the late-night hours of June 30, 2022, deputies performed a traffic stop on Legends Highway for a minor traffic infraction. During the stop, a small quantity of heroin and fentanyl was found. Further investigation into where the narcotics came from gave deputies enough probable cause to obtain a search warrant for a residence on Logan Rd in Page. Deputies executed the search warrant where large amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, prescription pills, and marijuana were found, all packaged for sale. There were also multiple firearms in the residence where the owner is a convicted felon.
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Storms will slow, not stop, weekend events

(WOWK) — UPDATE: Storms did fire Friday afternoon and subsided just in time for most of the main area events. We anticipate a similar situation on Saturday as seen in the newest forecast video. The main change to the forecast was the much smaller chance of rain on the 4th of July with lots of […]
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One dead in Putnam County crash

HURRICANE, W.Va. — A driver died in an Friday morning crash in Hurricane. According to authorities, the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control of their vehicle at around 2:20 a.m. in the area of Virginia Ave. and Emerald Drive. The vehicle rolled and...
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