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Mobile disaster recovery center opens in Clay County
Clay, W.Va. (WCHS) — A state-federal mobile disaster recovery center is now open in Clay to assist West Virginia residents affected by flooding in August 2023. The recovery center offers help with disaster assistance, uploading documents and getting questions answered about federal disaster assistance. Experts from the U.S. Small...
House fire displaces family of seven
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A massive fire left a family of seven without a home. Six different fire department crews fire responded to a house fire in the 100 block of Bridgeview Drive just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday evening, leaving the home a total loss. Officials say there were five kids inside when the fire broke out, but they all made it out OK.
West Virginia finds first case of Avian Influenza in backyard flock
The West Virginia Department of Health (WVDH) is offering guidance following confirmation of the first case of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in a non-commercial backyard flock in Kanawha County. It is the first confirmed case of backyard flocks or commercial birds since 2006. WVDH and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) are working […]
Man charged with domestic battery following Nitro stabbing incident
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — A man has been charged after an altercation turned violent in Kanawha County, resulting in the man being stabbed by his girlfriend, court records said. Walter Lee Hill, 37, of Nitro, has been charged with two counts of domestic battery, according to a criminal...
Five Below now open in Fayetteville
FAYETTEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Five Below has officially opened in Fayetteville! The new Fayetteville location officially opened its doors to the public on Tuesday. The store is located at 104 Fayette Town Center in Fayetteville beside Walmart. Five Below now has seven locations in the Mountain State with stores in Barboursville, Fayetteville, Martinsburg, Morgantown, South […]
Discussions are underway with Charleston’s Land Reuse Agency to build more new, affordable homes in the area
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Real estate and development professionals in Charleston are learning about new initiatives to support the need for more housing in the Kanawha Valley area, including an incentive program that would provide up to $50,000 in cash rewards to build new and affordable housing in the region.
Five children escape house fire in Kanawha County
UPDATE: (11:20 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21) – Kanawha County emergency management officials tell WOWK 13 News five children were among those who escaped a fire in Jefferson Tuesday evening. According to the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office, there has not been a request for them to investigate the cause of this fire at this […]
Home a ‘total loss’ in Clendenin house fire
UPDATE: (2:42 P.M. Feb. 20) – Crews on the scene of a fire in Clendenin tell WOWK 13 News two people were inside the home when the fire began. Officials say they were able to get out safely. Kanawha County dispatchers say the fire broke out around 1:13 p.m. Tuesday at a home on Shafer […]
Oak Hill man busted after police conduct controlled meth purchases
OAK HILL, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Fayette County man faces possession-related charges following a series on controlled drug purchases conducted by law enforcement. According to Fayette County Magistrate documents, on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, Officer Dodrill of the Central Regional Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, along with other officers executed a search warrant at […]
Virginia man sentenced for felony drug crime in Fayette County
FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — A man from Patrick County, Virginia was sentenced for a felony offense in Fayette County. 38-year-old Tommy J. Strothers, of Meadows of Dan, Virginia, was sentenced to ten years in prison for the felony offense of conspiracy. He will need to serve two years and six months in prison before he […]
First Special Education Day Raises Awareness Of Lack Of Staff
Special education instructors, students and their families gathered at the Capitol Wednesday to advocate for more support in their classrooms during the first ever Special Education Day. Organizers filled the lower rotunda with students from Kanawha County’s self-contained classrooms. Blaire Malkin, a staff attorney at Mountain State Justice, said...
How personal income has changed in Kanawha County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Kanawha County, West Virginia and how it compares to state and national levels.
Fire, rain and snow in WV, KY & WV over 7 days
(WOWK) — James Taylor sang about seeing fire and seeing rain and sunny days he thought would never end. The WOWK-TV area is basically living that song with snow thrown in for good measure over the next seven days. Dry weather Tuesday contributed to the development of several fires in the region. Photos below come […]
West Virginia Has First Case of Avian Influenza
West Virginia has reported its first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in domestic fowl since the current outbreak began two years ago. A noncommercial backyard flock was infected in Kanawha County, USDA said Feb. 20. Federal and state officials are coordinating a response. International guidelines discourage countries from imposing...
Kanawha County Man Sentenced for COVID-19 Relief Fraud Scheme
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Sean Patrick Boyd Jr., 26, of Dunbar, was sentenced today to five years of federal probation for receipt of stolen money. Boyd was also ordered to pay $23,817.79 in restitution, and owes $17,227.79 of that amount after turning over $6,590 in seized assets. Boyd admitted to a scheme to defraud the […]
Jack and the Giant to play at the Historic Fayette Theater
FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — If you are looking for a fun outing with the family, the upcoming spring musical at the Historic Fayette Theater is an event you may want to consider. The musical, Jack and the Giant is the fairytale of Jack and the Beanstalk and is filled with magic and fairytale creatures that […]
Tyler Childers bringing tour to Fayette County
GLEN JEAN, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Country music star Tyler Childers will be making a stop in Fayette County this year as part of his tour. Tyler Childers has announced the dates and locations for his 2024 ‘Mule Pull’ tour. The tour kicked off in Europe this month and will make its way to the U.S. […]
Old Macy’s building set to be demolished in April
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Tearing down the old Macy’s at the Charleston Town Center is set to start in April -- just steps away from becoming reality. “We are going to have to take that down to the ground and start fresh and build up” Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango said.
Forestry workers battling brush fire in Shrewsbury
SHREWSBURY, W.Va. (WCHS) — West Virginia Division of Forestry workers are working to put out a brush fire in Kanawha County. Kanawha County dispatchers said the fire on East Dupont Avenue in Shrewsbury started around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dispatchers said 10-15 acres are possibly on fire. They said there...
Mountaineer Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry distribution schedule
WEST VIRGINIA ( LOOTPRESS) – The Mountaineer Food Bank has released this week’s schedule for its Mobile Food Pantry. All distributions are scheduled to take place from 11:00am to 12:30 pm unless otherwise noted. 2/20/24: Kanawha County- Belle Church of the Nazarene 2/21/24: Brooke County- Follansbee Community House Parking Lot 2/22/24: Randolph County- Camp Pioneer […]