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Road back open after head-on collision

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A Kanawha County road is back open after a head-on collision. Dispatchers say it happened around 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon near East Dupont Avenue and Calvary Road. One person has been transported due to injuries. Keep checking WSAZ.com for the latest information.
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UPDATE: Missing Kanawha County man has been found safe

UPDATE (3:40 p.m. on Friday, September 17): The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office says that Mr. Langley has been found safe. KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man missing for nearly a week. Deputies say Michael S. Langley, 28, was reported missing last...
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Eyewitness News investigates why Kanawha County domestic violence program halted

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — Eyewitness News is continuing to get answers on why Kanawha County stopped its domestic violence pilot program in court. This comes after a man is accused of killing his wife and daughter last month and then shooting his other daughter before killing himself. The man was a regular in the court system – but his cases were always dropped.
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Sadness prevails as Bailey passes

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Sadness prevailed in government as well as much of the City of Charleston as word spread of the accidental death of a city councilman yesterday. Kanawha Sheriff’s deputies said John Kennedy Bailey, the son of former state Treasurer Larrie Bailey, died from injuries suffered from a tree that fell on his car on Greenbrier Street near the Kanawha County animal shelter just outside city limits. A child was also in the car but was not injured, deputies said.
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Vacant trailer fire in Kanawha County

INSTITUTE, WV (WOWK) — Firefighters are on scene at a trailer fire in Kanawha County late Wednesday afternoon. Metro 911 reported the vacant double-wide trailer on Bailes Road and Mason Square around 4:34 p.m. Officials to say smoke can be seen from the interstate. Both Institute and Tyler Mountain Fire...
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Man seriously injured after tree falls on car

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man was taken to the hospital Wednesday night after a tree fell on his car. Kanawha County Sheriff’s deputies tell WSAZ that the man was driving along Greenbrier Street, not far from the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association, when a tree fell on his vehicle -- badly damaging it. The accident was reported just before 9 p.m.
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Detroit Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Drug Crime

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Detroit, Michigan man was sentenced today to 42 months in prison for a federal drug crime. According to court documents and statements made in court, Kaleb Wuopio, 26, was involved in a drug distribution enterprise operating in Kanawha County from April through June 2018. Wuopio admitted that he distributed fentanyl, heroin and cocaine base in exchange for cash during that timeframe. On June 21, 2018, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on Wuopio’s Charleston residence. During the search, the officers located heroin, cash proceeds from drug sales, other drug distribution tools, such as scales, and two loaded handguns.
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Man with hatchet steals belongings on golf course

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - For college players who competed in a Mountain East Conference tournament at Berry Hills Country Club in Kanawha County, making contact with the ball and holding a steady focus is the main goal. However, that focus hit the rough for one woman when Kanawha County...
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Deputies search for alleged hatchet-wielding golf course thief

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man wielding a hatchet allegedly stole a person’s belongings from a golf cart. The sheriff’s office says the incident happened around 11 a.m. yesterday, Sept. 14 at the Berry Hills Country Club. Deputies say the man...
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Student charged with battery after East Bank Middle fight

A student is now charged with misdemeanor battery regarding a video showing him kicking another student’s head repeatedly into a locker at East Bank Middle School, according to a spokesman for the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Brian Humphreys said he couldn’t release much further information because the incident involved...
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Charleston city council member Bailey dies in accident

CHARLESTON — A Charleston city councilman has died after an accident Wednesday night. John Kennedy Bailey, who also was an attorney, died from injuries he suffered when a tree fell on his car near the Kanawha County animal shelter on Greenbrier Street. Harry Bell said he had many memories with...
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Charleston councilman dies in accident

Charleston City Councilman John Kennedy Bailey died Wednesday evening after a tree fell onto his vehicle as he drove on Greenbrier Street. The accident happened at 8:46 p.m. in the 1200 block of Greenbrier Street. According to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, a tree on the...
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Crews battle house fire in Institute

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Crews battled a house fire that broke out early Thursday morning in Institute. It happened on the 100 block of Smith Ave. around 1:30 a.m. Kanawha County emergency dispatchers say everyone got out of the home safely and there were no injuries. As of 2 a.m.,...
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