Methamphetamine sold to informant leads to 24 months in prison for Mount Nebo womanThe Bullet PointNewsBreak Contributor
Detroit man admits guilt in West Virginia's 'Operation Smoke and Mirrors' drug caseThe Bullet PointNewsBreak 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
Dept. of Environmental Protection employee sentenced to 3 years probation for theft of federal fundsThe Bullet PointNewsBreak Contributor
Warm Spell Will Give Way to Midweek Snow
Oak Hill, WV (WOAY-TV): Following a soggy end to the weekend and warm pattern, a cold front will bring seasonable temperatures and snow. TONIGHT: Rain arrives between 4:30-6 p.m. and ends between 6-8 a.m. on Sunday. Another 0.25-0.50″ of rain will accumulate. Fog will develop in the Greenbrier Valley.
Fayette County Man Accused of Attempted Murder of Ex-Wife
• Charles Treadway, a 69-year-old man from Fayette County, West Virginia, is facing felony charges for attempting to kill his ex-wife. • Treadway allegedly forced entry into a home and fired two shots at his ex-wife while she was in bed, but fortunately, the shots missed.
One dead in Kanawha County crash, dispatchers say
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — One person has died in single-vehicle crash Thursday in Kanawha County, dispatchers said. The incident was reported just after 3 p.m. near Kelleys Creek Road and Big Mountain Road in the Cedar Grove area, according to Metro 911. Kanawha County dispatchers said the vehicle...
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.
Mount Hope, West Virginia
Mount Hope, WV (West Virginia), a city of approximately 1,200 residents in Fayette County in south-central West Virginia, was one of the largest commercial centers in the New River Gorge region in the 1900s. Many industrialists, educators, and civic leaders lived in the town. Today, it may best be known...
Traffic delays on I-77 following tractor-trailer fire
FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – I-77 North is at a standstill on Friday morning following an incident involving a tractor-trailer. According to dispatchers, fire crews have just arrived at the scene near mile marker 67, just north of the Mahan exit on I-77. The right northbound lane was closed...
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.
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.
beckley, WV Residents: Your Future Dogs Best Friend Awaits!
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 beckley.
Weekly Safety Report: Drug Distribution, Fraud, Robbery, Assault, Fire, and Child Neglect in Kanawha County, West Virginia
This week in Kanawha County, West Virginia, several incidents occurred that require attention. These incidents include a man sentenced to prison for drug distribution, a woman sentenced for fraud, a bank robbery, charges against former correctional officers, an electrical fire that displaced residents, and a babysitter charged in connection with a toddler's death.
I-77 northbound closed due to vehicle fire
FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – UPDATE: The vehicle fire has been cleared. — All northbound lanes of I-77 northbound in Fayette County are currently closed. According to West Virginia 511, a vehicle fire has been reported on I-77 northbound in Fayette County at Mile Marker 65. The fire has resulted in the closure of all […]
Man suffers burn injuries while cutting lines inside substation; power outage follows
CABIN CREEK, W.Va. — A man suffered serious burn injuries after being electrocuted at a Appalachian Power substation in eastern Kanawha County Thursday. Kanawha County deputies said the man was trying to cut lines at the substation located at Cabin Creek when he suffered second degree burns to his face and chest. He is now hospitalized.
The Hawk's Nest Tunnel Disaster: A Catalyst for Worker Safety Reforms
The Hawk's Nest Tunnel Disaster near Gauley Bridge, West Virginia, is a grim chapter in American labor history, epitomizing the high cost of neglecting worker safety. In the early 1930s, an ambitious project to construct a three-mile tunnel through Gauley Mountain for hydroelectric power became the site of one of the deadliest industrial tragedies in the United States. The absence of adequate protection against silica dust inhalation led to the deaths of hundreds, primarily African American workers, from silicosis, an incurable lung disease.
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...
Family Court judge reacts to new gun-carrying order
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A family court judge in Kanawha County is concerned about an ordered issued which allows only Kanawha County circuit court judges to be armed inside the county’s Judicial Annex. The order was issued by Chief Circuit Judge Tera Salango on Wednesday. It’s limited to circuit...
Man electrocuted, causes power outage in eastern Kanawha County
UPDATE (3:43 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30): Around 740 customers are still without power after Thursday morning’s incident, according to AEP’s outage map. The estimated restoration time is 4 p.m. UPDATE (11:19 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30): A man who got shocked after breaking into a substation and cutting wires in Chelyan caused a power […]
Kanawha County Chemical Intermediate Manufacturer, Arclin Amines, Donates Over $8,000 to Eastern Kanawha County Schools and Volunteer Fire
BELLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Arclin Amines, a methylamine and methylamide derivates chemical manufacturer located in Belle, donated over $8,000 to seven education and emergency organizations on Thursday evening. The donations were presented during Arclin Amines’ annual community partner holiday celebration, underscoring the company’s steadfast commitment to making a positive impact in the communities it serves. […]
Okey L Patteson road in Fayette County to close for phased bridge deck replacement on December 4
Fayette County, WV (WOAY) –Okey L Patteson Road in Fayette County is scheduled for a bridge lane closure starting Monday, December 4, at 8:00 am and continuing through Friday, January 19. The bridge lane will be closed from milepost 0.31 to milepost 0.33 for a phased bridge deck replacement.
Kanawha County Commissioner Lance Wheeler, administrative assistant asked to testify in Kent Carper investigation
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — Two more federal grand jury subpoenas have been issued to a Kanawha County commissioner and his administrative assistant saying they must testify before the grand jury in the investigation into embattled Commission President Kent Carper. According to two federal grand jury subpoenas obtained by 13 News, Commissioner Lance Wheeler and Megan […]
CDC issues new warning regarding contaminated cantaloupe
Oak Hill, WV (WOAY) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing a new warning as cantaloupes contaminated with salmonella continue to sicken people nationwide. On Thursday, the CDC advised consumers against eating pre-cut cantaloupe if they do not know what brand the product is...