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Man decapitated cat with machete in West Virginia, police say

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)—A man in South Charleston is facing animal cruelty charges. On July 20, 2021, South Charleston Police responded to a welfare check on the 1200 block of E Village Drive in South Charleston after a phone call request from the defendant’s sister. Officers met the defendant, 20-year-old...
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Man accused of decapitating pet cat with machete facing charges

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man is facing animal cruelty charges after confessing to officers he decapitated his pet cat and dismembered its body. According to the South Charleston Police Department, they were called to the home along E Village Drive on July 20 for a welfare check requested by Gabriel Kekel’s sister.
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Charleston Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Crime

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – One of the 15 individuals charged as part of the long-term investigation dubbed the “Woo Boyz” pleaded guilty to a federal gun crime. Memphis Ross, 20, of Charleston, pleaded guilty to possession of a fully automatic machine gun that was not registered to him. According to...
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Man decapitated cat with machete, police say

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)—A man in South Charleston is facing animal cruelty charges. On July 20, 2021, South Charleston Police responded to a welfare check on the 1200 block of E Village Drive in South Charleston after a phone call request from the defendant’s sister. Officers met the defendant, 20-year-old...
Charleston, WVWDTV

Gov. Justice announces vaccine booster trial

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A new vaccine booster study will begin immediately in the State of West Virginia, Gov. Jim Justice announced Thursday. During a press conference, the governor said his administration has learned that antibodies used to fight the coronavirus may have diminished for those who were vaccinated early on in the pandemic.
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Kanawha County, WVWSAZ

COVID-19 W.Va. | 5 additional deaths reported

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of July 29, 2021, there have been 3,115,799 total laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 166,748 total cases and 2,944 deaths. DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 75-year old male from Randolph County, a...
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Assessor employee tests positive for COVID-19

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Kanawha County Assessor Sallie Robinson has been notified that one of her employees is positive for COVID-19. As with past practices, public notification is being made of the positive since it is an employee of the County, Robinson said. “At this time, my employee is experiencing...
Danville, WVcoalvalleynews.com

W.Va. State Police organizes sobriety checkpoints in Boone Co.

DANVILLE - The West Virginia State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on July 29 from 6 p.m. to midnight on Route 85 in Danville. An alternate checkpoint site has been designated as US 119 in Madison. The focus of this checkpoint is Driving Under the Influence (DUI) enforcement....
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Putnam County, WVWSAZ

New restaurant coming to Putnam County

HURRICANE, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A new restaurant is on its way to Hurricane. Connolly’s Irish Pub will open in September on Main Street, Mayor Scott Edwards posted on social media. He said it will be located on the first floor of the building formerly occupied by Hidden Creek Mercantile. The...
Charleston, WVwchstv.com

Next head football coach hired at Capital High School

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — The next era of Capital High School football officially began Wednesday. The Kanawha County Board of Education approved Mark Mason as the next head coach of the Cougars program. Mason takes over for Jon Carpenter, who stepped down at the end of June after 11 years...
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Active COVID-19 cases nearing 2,000 in WV

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – ​The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of July 29, 2021, there have been 3,115,799 total confirmed laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 166,748 total cases and 2,944 deaths. CountiesConfirmed CasesRecoveredActive CasesDeaths. Fayette2,9722,8987483. Greenbrier2,0191,9922765. McDowell1,2821,2453727. Mercer3,5103,44862129. Monroe1,0351,0211418. Nicholas1,3841,3444024. Pocahontas416410612. Raleigh5,1565,08769101. Summers731728322.
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More than half of W.Va. out of green now on county alert map; Webster back in red

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — More than half of West Virginia now finds itself out of the green on the county alert map as 29 counties are in red, gold or yellow. State Department of Health and Human Resources’ officials posted the map Thursday that shows an increase in non-green counties for the fourth consecutive day this week. The map was based on Wednesday’s data.
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