One person hospitalized with burns following Charleston house fire
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — One person was hospitalized early Saturday following in a Kanawha County house fire, according to first responders. Emergency dispatchers reported the blaze about 12:15 a.m. in the 1500 block of Bridge Road in Charleston. Firefighters said one person was taken to the hospital to receive...
Police: Charleston woman killed in Youngstown, Ohio, dispute; boyfriend faces charges
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WCHS) — A woman from Charleston has died after an altercation with her boyfriend in Youngstown, Ohio, police said. Detectives with the Youngstown Police Department confirmed Deaeanna Summers, 29, of Charleston died at St. Elizabeth Health Center after an altercation with Lamarie Smith. Police said Smith, 24,...
Man accused of shooting Kanawha County deputy has extensive criminal history
The man accused of shooting a Kanawha County deputy Thursday morning has an extensive criminal record, going back more than 20 years.
$50,000 Powerball Prizes Awarded in Three West Virginia Towns
CHARLESTON, W.VA. – While the $563 million Mega Millions jackpot remains unclaimed, three lucky Powerball players in West Virginia are celebrating $50,000 wins from the latest drawing. The winning tickets…
Six people graduate from Adult Drug Court in Kanawha County
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Six people are celebrating their recent recovery journey from substance abuse and graduating from the Kanawha County Adult Drug Court. Kanawha County Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey presided over the drug court graduation Thursday during a ceremony in the historic Kanawha County Courthouse. Amanda Taylor,...
West Virginia Governor issues statement on negotiations with federal Department of Education
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice issued the following statement on Saturday regarding ongoing negotiations between his office and the federal Department of Education concerning COVID-19 funding sent directly from the federal government to county school boards and higher education institutions. “Let me be very clear on this issue: there is no $465 million ‘clawback’ […]
Deputies seek public's help in case of man missing since 2016
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — Deputies are asking for the public’s help in the case of a man missing for nearly eight years. Marshall “Andy” Priestly, 46, of Cross Lanes has been missing since February 2016, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.
Mammoth Mountain Weekly Snow Report
It’s been nice catching a break in the storm action, soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the 133” of snow that February delivered. Not only is March around the corner, but so is another LARGE winter storm. With multiple feet of new snow in the forecast by Sunday, we are stoked for the pow slashes in our future. This storm is expected to bring significant operational impacts due to high winds and low visibility. If you plan to travel to the area, prepare for very hazardous conditions. Check CalTrans at dot.ca.gov or our Road Conditions for real-time road updates and chain controls.
Beckley woman pleads guilty to drug crime
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — A Beckley woman pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin. According to court documents, Savannah Elizabeth Todd, 31, of Beckley, sold 3.5 grams of fentanyl for $550 to an undercover officer at her home in Beckley on February 8, 2022. On February 17, 2022, police performed […]
Weather Extra | Winter makes a one-day comeback
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The month of February will go into the books as noteworthy. Wednesday’s squalls with rain, wind and thunder are the last of the inclement weather we will see. High winds topped out near 50 mph as measured by anemometers at both the Charleston and Huntington airports as morning thundersqualls passed in a frenzy.
UPDATE: Kroger and union to resume bargaining after strike authorized
UDPATE: Charleston, W. Va. (WTAP) - Talks are set to resume between United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400 and Kroger after 85% of union members rejected the latest contract offer and authorized a strike. In an email Friday afternoon, Union communications director Jonathon Williams said talks will resume with...
First Alert Forecast | Friday frost, rain
(WSAZ) - High pressure has built into the area, bringing about plentiful sunshine. However, northerly winds pushing in from this as a result have allowed the development of fairly cool temperatures over the region as well. Because of this, afternoon temperatures (in spite of the sunshine) should only push into the lower and middle 40s. All in all, be sure to bundle up for the remainder of the day!
New ‘Element Edge’ focuses on financial literacy in Charleston’s West Side
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A new institution promising to promote financial literacy in the Capital City hosted its ribbon-cutting Thursday. Element Federal Credit Union unveiled “Element Edge,” a new financial empowerment hub designed to support the community, in Charleston’s West Side. The facility works on four core pillars – educating, diversifying, game-changing and empowering. “We’re […]
I-64 traffic backed up following crash
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Eastbound lanes of I-64 are moving slow on Thursday morning following a crash. Dispatchers confirm the crash happened near mile marker 55. The scene is expected to be clear soon by emergency officials. Further information will be released soon. Keep checking the WSAZ app for...
FIRST ALERT WEATHER | Heavy rain, high wind threat
(WSAZ) - A dual risk of heavy weather exists on Wednesday as heavy rains threaten local high water in the morning while strong winds blow all day long, posing the risk of power flickers and scattered power outs. The rains will slacken by afternoon from west to east while the...
Police chief under criminal investigation for 911 call that led to Wriston traffic stop
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — Charleston police say they have reason to believe a 911 call made by an off-duty police officer reporting an erratic driver was not accurate or truthful. Chief Scott Dempsey did not directly name the officer in a Wednesday news release that included more details surrounding...
Second 14-year-old charged in Charleston vape shop murder, among multiple charges
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A second 14-year-old male has been charged in the murder of a 19-year-old at a smoke shop in Charleston, among other charges. Charleston Police issued a press release Wednesday morning. In addition to the first 14-year-old juvenile male arrested and charged in the death of 19-year-old...
🛣️ Free Courtesy Patrol Assistance Available on West Virginia Turnpike
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Charleston, West Virginia. Motorists traveling on the West Virginia Turnpike can rely on the free service provided by the West Virginia Turnpike Courtesy Patrol. In a recent encounter, a Courtesy Patrol member was quickly on the scene to assist a stranded driver by fixing a flat tire on I-77. This swift response is indicative of the Courtesy Patrol's commitment to offering timely aid to those facing car troubles on the turnpike. Travelers in need of assistance should not hesitate to call *SP for the prompt support of the Courtesy Patrol team.
Kanawha County mother accused of biting child pleads not guilty
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — A Nitro woman accused of biting and abusing her children during an incident in 2022 pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Jennifer Clark pleaded not guilty to child abuse charges stemming from an October 2022 incident. Police said in a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County...
TC Energy building in Kanawha City area sold
The TC Energy building in the Kanawha City area has been sold, according to a release from Vandalia Real Estate.