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Ironton Tribune

Portsmouth man sentenced to 414 months for rape, kidnapping

ASHLAND, Ky.— On Monday, Charles Glorioso, 53, of Portsmouth, was sentenced to a total of 414 months for kidnapping, sexual assault and possession of contraband, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. According to the testimony at Glorioso’s trial held in the court of U.S. District...
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Man sentenced to more than 40 years for infant’s death

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man accused in the death of a 4-month-old child was sentenced Thursday to more than 40 years in prison, according to information from Cabell County Circuit Court. Zackary Gene Sparks, of Huntington, who had taken a Kennedy plea, was sentenced to 40 years on a...
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WSAZ Investigates | Sober Living Homes

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- It’s an approach to addiction recovery that has drawn mixed emotions for years, but a WSAZ investigation found it is also an industry that operates with little to no oversight. Take, for instance, a recovery home in East Pea Ridge near Huntington. It may look...
Metro News

Huntington plans Pullman Square purchase

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Huntington Municipal Development Authority voted Thursday to become the majority owner of the Pullman Square shopping center. The deal will result in the city acquiring 72.5% of the space. Leaders agreed to use $7 million in coronavirus relief funds for the project. The Tri-State Transit...

City of Huntington to purchase Pullman Square

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The city of Huntington has made moves to purchase Pullman Square and become the majority owner of the retail complex. City leaders say they’ve been working with the current owners for about a year to reach an agreement in the $7 million deal. They say $4 million will be used to reduce debt and $3 million will pay for the partnership.

Last remaining WWII Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hershel W. "Woody" Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, whose heroics under fire over several crucial hours at the Battle of Iwo Jima made him a legend in his native West Virginia, died Wednesday. He was 98.Williams' foundation announced on Twitter and Facebook that he died at the Veterans Affairs medical center bearing his name in Huntington."Today, America lost not just a valiant Marine and a Medal of Honor recipient, but an important link to our Nation's fight against tyranny in the...

New Boston to celebrate July 4th with a bang

NEW BOSTON—Mark your calendars for the Village of New Boston’s upcoming Fourth of July fireworks display, which is sure to bring loads of patriotic family fun to Millbrook Park on Independence Day. Mayor Junior Williams knows that the fireworks display has always been important to the New Boston...

Fireworks shows to light up July 4 weekend

(WSAZ) - With the Independence Day holiday comes cookouts, visits to the pool and, of course, fireworks displays. Following are some of the displays throughout our region during the long holiday weekend:. WEST VIRGINIA. - Friday, July 1: 10 p.m., Dawg Dazzle, downtown Huntington near the riverfront. - Monday, July...

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Phillip Lackey, M.D., joins King’s Daughters medical staff

ASHLAND, Ky.– King’s Daughters is pleased to welcome plastic and reconstructive surgeon Phillip Lackey, M.D., to its medical staff beginning July 11. Dr. Lackey joins plastic and reconstructive surgeon W. Bryan Rogers III, M.D., at KDMS Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Suite 105, 617 23rd St., Ashland, Ky. He will also see patients at King’s Daughters Medical Specialties, 1729 Kinneys Lane, Suite 202, Portsmouth.
Flying Magazine

FAA Approves Part 147 Certification for Two Schools

The program will consist of specialized, hands-on instruction to prepare students for entry into the aviation maintenance industry. [Shutterstock]. Marshall University and Mountwest Community and Technical College’s (MCTC) Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) department have been granted FAA Part 147 certification. Wednesday’s certification opens the door for Marshall and Mountwest...

WV community honors local American hero Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams

BARBOURSVILLE, WV (WOWK) — The community continues to grieve the loss of the last living World War II Medal of Honor recipient and West Virginia native Woody Williams. Residents continued to honor Woody by placing flags, wreaths, and flowers at the Barboursville Gold Star Families Memorial Monument. “We love...

Dettwiller new ND volleyball coach

PORTSMOUTH — Pretty much, for the past half-decade for sure, the surname Dettwiller is well-associated with Notre Dame High School athletics. That’s because of the Dettwiller sister act for the Titans —of Katie, Claire and Annie. Now, two of that trio will reunite for one season on...

Splash Park reopens after vandalism

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -The Barboursville Splash Park has reopened after vandalism. It was closed for a couple of hours Thursday morning. Rebecca Shepard and her son, Arley, are regulars at the splash pad. “We came here, and I knew they opened around 10 a.m. There was no water on at...

Marshall Athletics launches first Fan Committee

Marshall Athletics announced Thursday the plans for its first Fan Committee. The athletic department is now accepting applications for the Marshall Fan Committee in search of members who can help create the best fan experience on Thundering Herd gamedays and throughout the year. “Our Fan Committee will play a critical...

Huntington to take partial ownership of Pullman Square

HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) – The City of Huntington is now taking steps to purchase Pullman Square. The city’s Municipal Development Authority voted this evening, Thursday, June 30, to take partial ownership of Pullman Square. The city says this will not affect the tenants already located in the shopping center. Officials say this has been a […]

Family reflects on Woody Williams’ legacy

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Wednesday morning, Woody Williams, the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient died at the age of 98. Brent Casey, Woody’s eldest grandson, sat down Thursday with WSAZ to reflect on the legacy his grandfather leaves behind. “It’s really hard to put into...


Congratulations to Suzanne and Robert Cure from Barboursville, WV — the 2022 Lifesaving Lexus Raffle winners! The Cures became supporters of Charleston Animal Society when Caitlyn the dog was rescued in 2015. “We have a picture of her on our mantle,” said Suzanne. So, when Charleston Animal Society President and CEO Joe Elmore presented the couple with the keys to their new car, imagine their surprise when Caitlyn herself showed up to give them puppy kisses! “Seeing Caitlyn was just as exciting as winning the car,” Robert said. “The work Charleston Animal Society does to save lives is amazing.” The Lifesaving Lexus Raffle was made possible thanks to the generosity of Hank and Laurel Greer, who purchased the vehicle. The raffle raised $300,000 for the animals at Charleston Animal Society. “We want to thank everyone who purchased a ticket, you truly made a difference in the lives of animals,” Hank Greer said.