11 years in federal prison for Dunbar man in major methamphetamine caseThe Bullet PointNewsBreak Contributor
Detroit man admits guilt in West Virginia's 'Operation Smoke and Mirrors' drug caseThe Bullet PointNewsBreak Contributor
Arrests Made in St. Albans Armed Robbery SpreeGary SmithNewsBreak Contributor
Local police granted $244K+ in funds; end of buck gun season; holiday events | Kanawha Valley UpdateMichael RamsburgNewsBreak Contributor
East Bank sports reunion; Montgomery parade postponed; scholarship concert | Kanawha Valley UpdateMichael RamsburgNewsBreak Contributor
Weekly Safety Report: Drug Distribution and COVID-19 Relief Fraud Hit Dunbar, West Virginia
Two incidents occurred in Dunbar, West Virginia this week. In the first incident, Shawn Michael Patton, a 47-year-old man, was sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison for distributing methamphetamine. He sold 2 ounces of methamphetamine to a confidential informant in exchange for $700. In the second incident, Sean Patrick Boyd Jr., a 26-year-old man, pleaded guilty to receipt of stolen money in a COVID-19 relief fraud investigation. He defrauded the Paycheck Protection Program of $20,832 by applying for a business loan under his name.
West Virginia VOAD denies claims they are under investigation
Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango told 13 News Thursday night that the West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is under federal investigation.
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Puppies Of charleston, WV Need You!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around charleston.
Weekly Safety Report: Former Officers Charged, Fire Displaces Residents, Fraud Sentencing, and Vandalism in Charleston, WV
This week in Charleston, West Virginia, several incidents occurred that impacted the safety of the community. These incidents include the charging of six former correctional officers in connection with the death of an inmate, an electrical fire that displaced residents and damaged homes, a stolen car that was later crashed, a woman sentenced for federal fraud, and vandalism that caused phone service outages.
1 transported in South Charleston accident
One person has been transported for medical care after a two vehicle accident in South Charleston Saturday.
West Virginia High School Offering Bible Study Before Class After Student Request
Students at South Charleston High School are now allowed to congregate on campus prior to the day’s classes for study and fellowship
A Closer Look: St. Albans teen who survived cancer battle prepares for high school graduation
A young man from St. Albans, who beat cancer twice, is preparing for high school graduation. 13 News was there for many of Trey Roy's milestones throughout his cancer journey. We caught back up with Trey and his family for the next big occasion. He's getting ready to start his last semester of high school.
Hometown Hero Martec Washington Steps Up for Charleston's West Side Community Amid Gas Outage
Discover the inspiring story of Martec Washington, a true hometown hero from Charleston's West Side. Amidst a gas outage crisis, Washington tirelessly worked to meet the needs of his community, distributing supplies, meals, and warmth, proving that unity and compassion can overcome adversity.
Dairy Winkle chooses to close after months of rebuilding
A beloved Kanawha County restaurant has decided to close its doors, making way for a new business.
Tractor-trailer jackknifes on I-64, westbound lanes close
A major traffic jam has developed on I-64 over the Kanawha River after a tractor-trailer jackknifed on the road Friday.
Copper Theft Attempts at Power Substation Lead to Power Outages and Severe Injuries
Discover the shocking aftermath of two copper theft attempts at the Cabin Creek Appalachian Power substation. Learn about the high voltage dangers, the risk to first responders, and the impact on thousands left without power. Plus, get a warning from Appalachian Power about the perils of such thefts.
Gas outages across Boone County restored
Diversify Gas is responding to reports of gas outages across Boone County.
Fire damages St. Albans home, multiple crews respond
UPDATE: (5 P.M. Friday, Dec. 1, 2023) – Crews say a a two-and-a-half story received extensive interior damage in a fire Friday afternoon. According to Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers, the fire broke out just after 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at a home in the 800 block of Poplar Drive in St. Albans. Fire […]
Former W.Va. DEP official sentenced for stealing federal grant money
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — A former West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection official from Boone County was sentenced Wednesday for stealing from programs receiving federal funding, prosecutors said. Jerry D. Elkins, 54, of Danville, was sentenced to three years of federal probation, including 10 months of home confinement for...
No.1 Rated QB in West Virginia Commits to WVU
MORGANTOWN, WV—-It appears that Coach Neal Brown’s in-state recruiting is paying big dividends. It’s been reported that Abe Fenwick, the number 1 rated quarterback in West Virginia has committed to play for the Mountaineers. Fenwick, a 6’3″, 200 pound quarterback from Charleston, West Virginia is the 104th...
11 years in federal prison for Dunbar man in major methamphetamine case
This article contains AI-assisted content. Charleston, West Virginia - Shawn Michael Patton, 47, of Dunbar, was sentenced to a term of 11 years and three months in federal prison after his conviction for the distribution of methamphetamine. Patton will also be subjected to three years of supervised release following his prison term.
Gov. Justice appoints Wooten to State Board of Education
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) — Gov. Jim Justice announced that he has appointed Greg Wooten to the West Virginia State Board of Education. “Greg Wooten is a fantastic addition to the West Virginia State Board of Education,” Gov. Justice said. “With his wealth of experience and dedication to our great state, he will bring fresh perspectives to […]
Department Of Health And Human Resources To Change Family Assistance Eligibility Systems
Residents in Clay, Hardy, Kanawha, Mercer, Mingo, and Randolph counties that participate in family assistance programs will become part of a pilot program beginning Monday, according to the Department of Health and Human Resources. Residents who receive benefits from assistance programs will begin the transition to a new system. They...
Human Trafficking, Manchin’s Decision Not To Rerun And A Gas Outage, This West Virginia Week
On this West Virginia Week, we learned about human trafficking in the state. We heard from U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., about his decision not to run again for the U.S. Senate. We also heard from community members on the West Side in Charleston facing the natural gas outage. Briana...
Light up the Night Festival in Charleston
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -There is s a first ever Christmas light celebration in Charleston that is taking the town by storm. The Salango Dirty Birds Light up the Night Festival offers two million luminaries, ice skating, a kids train ride and all sorts of Christmassy confections. In the first 11 days, more than 20,000 people attended the festivities. Tony Cavalier stopped by Go Mart Park on a cold night to check out the ice fun and excitement!