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More than 2,500 customers without power

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- According to Appalachian Power, 2,586 customers are without power in Kanawha County. That’s according to the company’s outage map as of 9 p.m. Thursday. Marmet Mayor David Fontalbert says people who do not have an internet-based telephone provider like Suddenlink should not have a problem...
KANAWHA COUNTY, WV
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‘Mass inmate disturbance’ reported at jail in southeast Ohio

ATHENS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) – First responders were working Thursday afternoon to “quell a mass inmate disturbance” at the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail, according to a spokesperson with the city of Nelsonville. “The disturbance is contained to the facility and is being cleaned up at this time. There is no...
NELSONVILLE, OH
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Vandals drive car through driving range at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club

HURRICANE, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The beautiful landscape and lush green playing surfaces are all part of the golfing experience at Sleepy Hollow. Groundskeepers like Collin Southern work tirelessly to make sure the private course is in pristine condition. “It’s everyday, and people don’t understand the time and effort and money...
HURRICANE, WV
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Distracted driving safety corridor, US 33 to see increased enforcement

ATHENS, Ohio (WSAZ) - Faced with a growing issue of distracted driving in Ohio, the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) have launched a new Distracted Driving Safety Corridor in Athens County. The corridor, which spans U.S. 33 from the Nelsonville bypass to Pleasant Hill...
ATHENS COUNTY, OH
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Later school start for Kanawha County students in 2022-2023

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Kanawha County students will begin school on August 22, 2022. Board members voted 5-0 for the later school start for the 2022-2023 school year. The school year will end on May 25. A tweet from the Kanawha County Board of Education said:. “The Board approved...
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Three more COVID-related deaths reported in southeast Ohio county

SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) – Three more deaths connected with COVID-19 are reported in Scioto County. Health officials released that information Thursday, saying the latest victims were a 69-year-old woman, a 73-year-old man, and a 45-year-old woman. Their deaths bring the countywide death toll to 112 people. Also on Thursday,...
SCIOTO COUNTY, OH
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Man accused of sexually assaulting two girls

BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A man from Boone County faces sexual assault charges after the alleged abuse of two underage girls, Boone County Magistrate Court records show. Jared Randall Lambert, 35, of Wharton, is charged with two counts of sexual assault. Investigators say the abuse happened repeatedly from about...
BOONE COUNTY, WV
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Charleston City Councilman dies in car accident

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A Charleston city councilman has died following a car crash Wednesday night. Mayor Amy Goodwin issued a statement about the passing of Councilman John Kennedy Bailey after an accident on Greenbrier Street. According to officials, a call came in just before 9 p.m. Wednesday that a...
CHARLESTON, WV
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W.Va. Division of Highways planning to repave MacCorkle Avenue

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The West Virginia Division of Highways (DOH) sat down with WSAZ Thursday to discuss its upcoming projects for MacCorkle Avenue. “I think the whole community is just so fed up and frustrated,” said Dixieland Carpet Outlet Owner, Julie Schleider. “I mean we’ve basically given up and it’s really sad because, Kanawha City is a vibrant part of Charleston.”
CHARLESTON, WV
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Veteran member of Charleston Fire Department being remembered

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A veteran member of the Charleston Police Department has passed away. According to a statement from the city of Charleston, Capt. James David Byrd died on Sept. 15. Byrd’s most recent assignment was at Station 8 on Copenhaver Drive. He was also a member of the...
CHARLESTON, WV
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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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WSAZ Investigates | Power Struggle

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - West Virginia is plagued with power outages that are becoming longer and more frequent for more than 400,000 Appalachian Power customers. People who pay their bills every month are often left without power for days and even weeks. WSAZ began investigating the issue after some Appalachian Power customers were in the dark for more than a month following last winter’s two ice storms that knocked out power to more than 100,000 West Virginians.
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Resident finds man struck and killed by car along highway

BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Larry Dotson woke up to get a drink of water early Wednesday morning when he thought he heard a deer or a driver hit the rock wall by his home. “I grabbed my phone and the flashlight and walked out there, and it was that young man laying there in the middle of the road, and I know then he had been hit with a car,” Dotson said.
BOONE COUNTY, WV
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Former W.Va. Delegate plans to sue Gov. Justice again

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A former member of the West Virginia House of Delegates sent a letter to Gov. Jim Justice, letting him know he plans on filing another lawsuit against him. Isaac Sponaugle says he will Justice, the Republican governor, for his failure to abide by an agreement reached...
CHARLESTON, WV
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COVID-19 W.Va. | 46 counties ‘in the red’

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The coronavirus death toll grew by 17 in West Virginia on Thursday. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed the deaths of a 53-year old female from Mercer County, an 84-year old male from Wood County, a 65-year old male from Wood County, a 52-year old male from Ritchie County, a 79-year old female from Raleigh County, a 91-year old female from Preston County, a 56-year old female from Wetzel County, a 70-year old male from Kanawha County, a 52-year old male from Kanawha County, a 45-year old male from Greenbrier County, an 89-year old male from Wetzel County, a 77-year old male from Marion County, a 67-year old female from Preston County, a 46-year old male from Kanawha County, an 89-year old female from Raleigh County, a 33-year old female from Kanawha County, and a 56-year old female from Harrison County.
HUNTINGTON, WV
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