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...
Fayette County school bus crashes into ditch
POWELLTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – First responders were on the scene of an apparent bus crash in the Fayette County area on Tuesday morning. According to the Armstrong Creek Fire Department, at 6:53 AM on Tuesday, a motor vehicle accident involving school bus was reported, initiating response from first responders. Upon making their way to the […]
One in custody after Kanawha County deputy shot
UPDATE 2/29 8:17 a.m: Deputies have located Rebecca Linville around Applehill Lane. No charges are expected to be filed against her. KANAWHA COUNTY, WV. (WOWK) – An investigation is underway after a Kanawha County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot during a police pursuit. The Sheriff’s Office says the pursuit started just after 1:00 a.m. this morning […]
‘Oak Hill BP cat’ Rowdy fighting for his life, donations needed for care
OAK HILL, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A cat who is known by everyone who visits the Oak Hill BP station is currently fighting for his life. According to the Fayette County Humane Society, Rowdy is currently fighting for life at Fayette Vet, he has a blockage in his bladder and his kidneys are in trouble. Rowdy […]
Man still missing after 8 years
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Investigators need your help in the case of a man who has been missing eight years. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, Marshall “Andy” Priestly, 46, is described as 5 feet 7 and 150 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.
🚧 Roadside Maintenance Activities Conducted on US 19 in Fayette County
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Charleston, West Virginia. The West Virginia Department of Highways (WVDOH) is committed to maintaining the state’s roadways not only for aesthetic appeal but also for the safety of its motorists. Recently, WVDOH crews dedicated their resources to machine cut and clear roadside brush along US 19 in Fayette County, ensuring that this area provides safe sight distances for drivers. This routine maintenance is part of the ongoing efforts by the WVDOH to keep roads in optimal condition and prevent potential traffic hazards caused by overgrown vegetation that can obstruct drivers' vision. District 9 crews were responsible for this vital work, reflecting WVDOH's dedication to seeing tangible results from their statewide roadway maintenance program.
Wriston not charged, call made to 911 under investigation
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston may have been the victim of a set-up. Charleston Police Chief Scott Dempsey said Wednesday afternoon that both internal and external investigations are continuing in connection with a traffic stop involving Wriston on Interstate 77 just south of the state capitol on Tuesday night, Feb. 20.
Budget Tapes & Records to close after more than 50 years in business
KANAWHA CITY, W.Va. — A longtime Kanawha County record store is closing after 52 years. For more than half a century, Budget Tapes & Records operated at it’s Kanawha City location. They announced in a social media post Tuesday night that their days are numbered. “I feel great...
Thunderstorms with gusty winds Wednesday – here’s what to expect
A line of thunderstorms will push through the region Wednesday. Some of those storms could produce gusty wind and locally heavy rainfall. Chief Meteorologist Joe Fitzwater has the latest on what to expect in your area in tonight's forecast.
The Historic Fayette Theater is growing the show Jack and the Giant just for you
FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY)- You don’t need to sell your cow to see this. The Historic Fayette Theater is putting on “Jack and the Giant” as their spring musical. Director Sharon Bibb talks a bit about what this show is about. “So, Jack is in rough times, him...
A Toast to Fayetteville: Exploring the 4 Most Remarkable Pubs
This piece presents a guide to four outstanding pubs in Fayetteville. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If you have, we would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
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...
Oak Hill man sentenced on Fentanyl, Tramodol charges
FAYETTEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – An Oak Hill man was sentenced in Fayette County Circuit Court this month to three-to-thirteen years in prison for crimes relating to the possession of prohibited substances with intent to deliver following investigations by the Oak Hill Police Department and Central West Virginia Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force. According […]
WSAZ Investigates | Coming Back from Crisis
WSAZ examines how the Kanawha Valley and beyond in West Virginia came back from a water crisis 10 years ago.
State Department of Health: Public Risk Low Following the Confirmation of First Case of H5N1 (Bird Flu)
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - 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 in backyard flocks or commercial birds since 2006.
Oak Hill Middle School celebrates black Fayette Co. grads for Black History Month
OAK HILL, WV (WVNS) – Black History Month is a time to celebrate the achievements of African American pioneers and leaders. The focus is usually on individuals that have made an impact on the national and global stage, iconic figures like Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali, and Rosa Parks. But Oak Hill Middle School Counselor, […]
Kanawha City Hooters candlelight vigil doubles as good cause
UPDATE: (7:30 P.M. Friday, Feb. 23) – What started out as a fun “joke” to say goodbye to the old Hooters set to be demolished next week in Kanawha City ended up growing into a fundraiser to help a family in need. The event organizers tell WOWK...
Campbells Creek residents push for creek cleanup
Plastic bags. Styrofoam containers. Aluminum cans. These are all things people say they don't want floating in the creek behind their homes, but for Campbells Creek residents, it’s become a common sight, and they’re not happy about it.
Unique, single-leafed orchid sprouts in winter woodlands in West Virginia
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Only the most sharp-eyed outdoor enthusiasts may have spotted this remarkable one-leafed orchid hiding in the West Virginia woodlands in winter. While most plants gather sunlight in the warm months, this remarkable denizen of the forest floor produces its single papery leaf in winter after the canopy of leaves drops.
Former Navy SEAL, Chris Fussell joins AHC Keynote Panel
FAYETTEVILLE, WV — Mountaineer Media is excited to announce Chris Fussell as the third and final panelist for the Almost Heaven Classic keynote discussion at Adventures on the Gorge on Friday, June 7th. Fussell, President of McChrystal Group, former Navy SEAL, and owner of Water Stone Outdoors in Fayetteville, will join Curtis Fleming and Jina […]