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Deputies search for 2 missing Kanawha County teens

ELKVIEW, WV (WOWK) – The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating two missing juveniles. Deputies say Jada McCormick, 13, and Ja’lynn Morgan, 16, have both been reported missing from Elkview. The KCSO says both girls live in the Cooper’s Creek area. According to the KCSO, the teens were last seen […]
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Two in custody, one at large after Nitro robbery

NITRO, WV (WOWK)—Two suspects are in custody, and one is still at large after a robbery attempt in Nitro Thursday morning. Nitro Police say that they responded to a report of a suspected shooting at 32nd St. and 2nd Ave. They say that three people entered a residence in the area, presented a firearm and […]

Two in custody in Nitro robbery investigation; third suspect sought

NITRO, W.Va. (WCHS) — UPDATED: 10 a.m., 5/19/22. Two people are in custody in connection with an attempted robbery early Thursday in Nitro that left the homeowner injured, police said. Anthony Robert Gillig, 19, and Justin Ray Landers, 20, are expected to be charged with robbery after an incident...

Two arrested in robbery; one still on run

NITRO, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two people are behind bars and a third is still on the run after an overnight robbery in Nitro, police said. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the 3100 block of 2nd Avenue. Nitro Police said three people pushed their way into a house and...

Charleston police seek public assistance in burglary investigation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — Charleston police are asking for assistance from the public in a burglary investigation. The Charleston Police Department reported the incident occurred about 1 p.m. in the 2300 block of Savory Drive on May 13. Officers said multiple tools were stolen and two persons of interest were caught on camera.

Nitro track athlete gets police escort from graduation to meet

NITRO, WV (WOWK)—Nitro’s Damon Crandall was set to graduate at 7:00 p.m. and then run in the 400 meter at 7:55 p.m. They couldn’t move the race time, and they couldn’t move the graduation time. So Crandall’s coaches, Nitro Police, and Charleston Police figured out a way to get him to the field in time […]

Two teen girls reported missing in Kanawha County

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — Kanawha County deputies are asking for the public’s help in finding two teen girls who have been reported missing. Jada McCormick, 13, and Ja’lynn Morgan, 16, were last seen Wednesday at Herbert Hoover High School, according to a news release Thursday from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.

Police search for suspects in Charleston burglary

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The Charleston Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying two burglary suspects. According to the CPD’s Criminal Investigation Division, police received a report on Thursday, May 18, of a burglary that allegedly occurred around 1 p.m. Friday, May 13 in the 2300 block of Savory Drive. The CPD says […]

Health Department unveils new child welfare tool

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — The Department of Health and Human Resources will publish a child welfare dashboard on their website on June 1, showing publicly available information on Child Protective Services. Information such as placements, referrals, workloads, as well as other important information will be updated monthly. I share and appreciate the Governor’s vision on […]

FestivALL announces 2022 The Mayor’s Concert

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For the first time since 2019, The Mayor’s Concert will return to FestivALL. Leaders of the 15-day June festival in Charleston announced on Thursday that the concert event will take place in the newly renovated City Center at Slack Plaza and will feature Boston-based blues band GA-20, Aristotle Jones, and more.
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Charleston man charged in Meigs County, Ohio murder to be extradited

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Charleston man facing charges in connection with an Ohio murder of a former West Virginia football standout appeared in court Thursday. Keontae Nelson, 20, appeared in front of Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Maryclaire Akers for a Fugitive From Justice hearing. Nelson waived his right to a preliminary hearing, and will remain at the South Central Regional Jail. Nelson will then be picked up by Meigs County, Ohio authorities and extradited.

Kanawha Health Dept. phases out antibody treatment

CHARLETON, WV (WOWK) — As of May 20, the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department will discontinue monoclonal antibodies at its treatment center. The closure of the treatment center at the health department comes after the State Board of Pharmacy announced plans to reallocate the remaining doses of antibodies (Bebtelovimab) for hospital inpatient use. It is unfortunate that […]