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Deputies investigate shooting in Kanawha County

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Deputies are investigating a shooting late Wednesday night in the Tornado area, Metro 911 dispatchers say. The incident was reported around 10 p.m. from the 3800 block of Smith Creek Road. Deputies on the scene say they don’t believe the shooting happened at that location.
KANAWHA COUNTY, WV
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St. Albans woman pleads guilty to receiving $84k worth of Social Security benefits on behalf of dead relative

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)—A St. Albans woman pleaded guilty on Thursday to the theft of Social Security benefits. The US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia says that 45-year-old Melissa Walker received SSA benefits on behalf of a deceased relative, a crime she admitted to. Court documents say that Waller illegally received $84,509 […]
SAINT ALBANS, WV
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Pedestrian hit by train in Charleston, West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A man has been struck by a train on Charleston’s West Side. According to Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers, the incident happened along the 1000 block of Madison Street in Charleston around 5:09 p.m. Thursday, June 30. There is no word on the person’s condition at this time. Medics and the […]
CHARLESTON, WV
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Teen shot in Tornado, deputies investigating

UPDATE (3:37 p.m. on Thursday, June 30): The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting victim is 16 years old. TORNADO, WV (WOWK) — One person was shot in Tornado on Wednesday night. Metro 911 officials say a call about a shooting along Smith Creek Road in Tornado came in around 9:50 p.m. The Kanawha […]
TORNADO, WV
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President Cage Announces Appointments to the University's Executive Leadership Team

President Cage Announces Appointments to the University's Executive Leadership Team. West Virginia State University President Ericke S. Cage has announced several key appointments to the university’s executive leadership team effective Friday, July 1. “As we prepare for an exciting and successful upcoming academic year, I am pleased to announce...
INSTITUTE, WV
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Woman struck, killed by car near Town Center mall identified

UPDATE (3:40 p.m. on Thursday, June 30): Charleston Police say that charges will be filed in this case. The specifics of those charges have not yet been determined. CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)—The woman who was struck and killed by a car on Tuesday has been identified. Charleston Police say that the victim is 67-year-old Edra Lou […]
CHARLESTON, WV
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Charleston Sternwheel Regatta Returns

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Launched more than 50 years ago in West Virginia’s capital city, the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta is set to make a big return this weekend. From June 30 through July 4, Haddad Riverfront Park will turn into a playground for children and adults alike -- with an array of entertainment and events.
CHARLESTON, WV
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Pedestrian hit, killed in Charleston identified by police

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The Charleston Police Department has released the identity of a woman hit and killed Tuesday by a vehicle. Edra Lou Johnson, 67, of Charleston was hit in the 200 block of Lee Street East near the intersection of Clendenin Street. Johnson was pronounced dead at the...
CHARLESTON, WV
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Person hit by a train

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A person was taken to the hospital early Thursday evening after being hit by a train in Charleston, Metro 911 dispatchers say. The incident was reported just after 5 p.m. near the 1000 block of Madison Street. There’s no word on the extent of the victim’s...
CHARLESTON, WV
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W.Va. Gov. Jim Justice calls for special session on abortion rights

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Thursday he will make good on his promise to call lawmakers back to Charleston for a special session on West Virginia abortion rights. “I believe now that I...
CHARLESTON, WV
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New home for family court, workers comp appeals

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - State officials cut the ribbon Thursday on a new home for an appeals court that affects many across West Virginia. The West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals will officially open its doors Friday. It will be the place for filing appeals for those dissatisfied with a ruling involving civil court, workers compensation or family court.
CHARLESTON, WV
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Hoyer remembers Woody Williams

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The former Adjutant General of the West Virginia National Guard had moving memories of the late Woody Williams. Retired General James Hoyer recalled taking Williams to the Mountaineer Challenge Academy at Camp Dawson in Preston County. At the time, Williams was about 90 years old. and when he spoke to a group of teenagers, he owned the room.
PRESTON COUNTY, WV
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New Intermediate Court of Appeals readies for first cases

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals Chief Judge Dan Greear said Thursday the first petitions the new court will likely receive will be child custody cases. “In child custody cases, a new law, if there’s not a 50/50 custody decision we have immediate review of that...
CHARLESTON, WV
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