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West Virginia woman pleads guilty to trafficking teen to police chief

A 28-year-old West Virginia woman has pleaded guilty to child sex-trafficking conspiracy charges after admitting that she provided an underage relative to a former police chief in exchange for $100. Kristen Naylor-Legg offered up the 17-year-old girl twice in 2020 to then-Gauley Bridge Police Chief Larry Allen Clay Jr., who...
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Police identify bodies recovered in Morgantown, Charleston

Police in Morgantown and Charleston made positive identifications Monday of bodies located in separate incidents over the last few days. Morgantown police said the body of Jeffrey Uphold, 23, of Bruceton Mills, was pulled from the Monongahela River last Friday. He had been reported missing by family members last Tuesday.
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Busy interstate reopens after 4-vehicle crash

NITRO, W.Va. — The busiest stretch of interstate in West Virginia was closed for a little more than an hour Monday after a chain reaction crash that involved four vehicles. The crash, which took place at just before noon in the westbound lanes of the Interstate 64 bridge at Nitro, initially closed all lanes of traffic.
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UPDATE | I-64 reopens after multi-vehicle accident

NITRO, W.Va. (WSAZ) - All lanes of I-64 are back open at the Nitro/St. Albans bridge after a multi-vehicle accident. The road reopened just after 1 p.m. Monday. The accident happened in the westbound lanes and involved four vehicles, according to the Nitro Fire Department. Firefighters say a couple drivers...
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Man taken to hospital after stabbing in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man was taken to the hospital after a stabbing Monday afternoon on the east end of Charleston. It happened after 1 p.m. along Washington Street East. Charleston Police say one man was stabbed under his arm. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. At...
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I-64W in Nitro back open after 4-vehicle crash

UPDATE (1:21 p.m. on Monday, September 20): The Nitro Fire Department confirms that one person involved in the accident was transported to the hospital. The road reopened officially at 1:05 p.m. NITRO, WV (WOWK)—Metro 911 says that a multi-vehicle accident happened around the 45-mile marker of I-64 westbound near Nitro.
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Homeless issue up for debate in Charleston again

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - An age-old problem in the city of Charleston is back up for debate. The proposal, which is now in committee, would ban camping in public places and create criminal penalties for those who do. As the proposal is written now, a person must have permission from...
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Pedestrian killed by train in Charleston identified

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — Police have released the name of the man who died after being hit by a train in Charleston. Charleston Police say Dallas Noah Adkins Jr., 52, of Marmet, was struck by a CSX train traveling west on the 1200 block of MacCorkle Avenue around 12:46 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
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Man sent to hospital following Charleston stabbing

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)—A stabbing was reported on Charleston’s East End on Monday. The call came in from the McDonald’s on Washington Street East. Police say a man was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and is in stable condition. There is no suspect in this crime at this...
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‘Bowls and Spoons’ cereal bar coming to Charleston

CHALRESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Crunchy, sweet cold and fast describes the new kind of bar that’s taking up space in Charleston’s Elk City. Andrew Palmer and his wife Heather are opening a cereal bar there. They said this is something they’ve been thinking about for a year. “Most people are...
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Four vehicles involved in crash on I-64 westbound near Nitro exit

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — UPDATE, 1:18 p.m., 09/20/21. Nitro city officials said I-64 westbound has reopened on the Nitro Bridge after a crash involving multiple vehicles. City of Nitro spokesman Joe Stevens said the road was reopened around 1:05 p.m. Monday. Both lanes were temporarily closed after a four-vehicle...
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Kanawha County Schools fight against COVID-19

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – As of Monday, Kanawha County has over 1,000 active COVID-19 cases. With the recent surge, school leaders say many parents are asking about virtual learning and the possibility of shutdowns. “Please know as I stress to parents, things such as mask wearing, hygiene, all those layered...
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Charleston police investigating after one stabbed under arm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — Charleston police are investigating a stabbing that was reported near a restaurant on the East End. Lt. Tony Hazelett said an individual was stabbed under the arm outside of McDonald's. The stabbing was reported about 1 p.m. Monday. Hazelett said the victim's injuries are not life-threatening.
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Charleston Area Medical Center has 118 hospitalized patients with COVID-19

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — Charleston Area Medical Center’s hospitalizations for COVID-19 have climbed to 118. The number of patients was for Monday, Sept. 20, and was shared on CAMC Health System’s Facebook page. Hospital officials said 81% of hospitalized patients with coronavirus are unvaccinated. In the intensive care unit, 40...
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Police identify pedestrian fatally hit by train in WVa

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities have identified a West Virginia man killed when he was struck by a train. Charleston police say 52-year-old Dallas Noah Adkins of Marmet was pronounced dead at the scene. Police were called around 12:45 p.m. Saturday to the scene where a pedestrian had been struck...
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Fire damages Charleston restaurant

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Crews responded Monday to a fire at Outback Steakhouse at the Charleston Town Center. According to Charleston firefighters, the fire started in the vents and was put out in minutes. Charleston Fire marshals say the fire started when workers were prepping for service. When fire crews...
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New COVID-19 treatment available in Kanawha County

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On Inside West Virginia Politics, Dr. Sherri Young, DO, FAAFO, is the Health Officer at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department. She’s discussing the latest on COVID-19 in West Virginia, including the health department offering a new treatment for the virus. KCHD is offering monoclonal antibody clinics in...
CHARLESTON, WV
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Gov. Jim Justice stands firm on not mandating vaccines

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Gov. Jim Justice and members of the West Virginia COVID-19 pandemic response leadership team held a news briefing Monday to update the public on the state’s latest pandemic response efforts. Gov. Justice has continually preached he doesn’t believe in vaccine mandates. In a WSAZ exclusive interview,...
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Putnam County implements school-by-school mask mandate

WINFIELD, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The Putnam County School Board on Monday night approved a mask mandate that will be implemented on a school-by-school basis. The measure that passed says that if 25 percent of students in grades 9-12 test positive for COVID, and 15% of those in K-8 are positive at a particular school, a mask mandate will be implemented for five days.
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