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Woman Sentenced: 50 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking
Alexandria Jasmine Estep, a 22-year-old woman from Charleston, West Virginia, has been sentenced to four years and two months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for her involvement in a methamphetamine trafficking organization. Estep pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, admitting her role in a drug trafficking conspiracy operating in the Charleston area.
I-77 shutdown as police search for fleeing suspect
A part of I-77 was closed Friday night while law enforcement pursued a suspect in the Dry Branch area.
Car crashes into Charleston home, one transported
A person was taken to the hospital after a vehicle crashed into the side of a house in Charleston Sunday afternoon.
'People are getting tired of it': Charleston residents concerned with speeding drivers
CHARLESTON, W.Va (WCHS) — Those living in the Arlington Court community in downtown Charleston are tired of speeders hitting their parked cars on the road. Don Becher said he has surveyed his neighbors and, collectively, about 20 cars have been hit in the last few years. "People are getting...
Free Easter boxes, student externships, library board meeting | Kanawha Valley Update
Good Monday. Today is Feb. 26, 2024. Here's something to think about as you start your week: Are you setting a good example for those in your life? If not, today's a great day to start.
Woman dead after being hit by passenger train in eastern Kanawha County
A person is dead after being hit by a vehicle in the Chelyan area of eastern Kanawha County, according to dispatchers.
Wildlife Section presents recommended game and fish law changes
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Members of the Natural Resources Commission heard the recommendations of Division of Natural Resources biologists Sunday for the coming big game seasons in the state. However, the most notable suggestion presented at the Claudia L. Workman Nature Education Center had very little to do with bag limits or season dates.
Kanawha County couple charged after home found in deplorable condition, court records say
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — A Kanawha County couple has been charged after deputies found multiple piles of animal feces and deplorable conditions at their home earlier this week, court records said. Justin Burdette, 40, and Caitlin Loveless, 32, both of St. Albans are charged with child neglect creating...
Commission listens in on budget proposals from multiple county agencies
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Multiple county agencies laid out their proposed budgets to the Kanawha County Commission Thursday. Proposed budgets from the circuit clerk, county clerk, sheriff’s department and assessor’s office were all flat. The prosecutor’s office, though, said they did not have a flat budget. Assistant...
Fire spreads to multiple structures at mobile home park
Multiple structures caught fire at Fairlawn Park, a mobile home park, in the Dunbar area of Kanawha County-- according to Metro 911 dispatchers. The alert came into our newsroom just after 2:20 a.m. Saturday.
Charleston man accused of fleeing from deputies on stolen motorcycle
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — UPDATED - 6:15 p.m. 2/23/24. A Kanawha County man is facing charges after leading deputies on a pursuit while operating a stolen motorcycle. Jonathan Wayne Cossin, 31, of Charleston, has been charged with receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle and fleeing from an officer, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.
Kanawha City Hooters candlelight vigil doubles as good cause
Friends and family will be coming together Friday evening to bid farewell to a beloved restaurant in the Kanawha City area: Hooters.
Kanawha County man accused of attacking woman with dogs pleads guilty
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — A Kanawha County man pleaded guilty Friday morning in a case where he is accused of attacking a woman with two dogs. Zachary Atkinson, 21, of Cabin Creek, who was originally charged with malicious wounding, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of unlawful wounding on Friday. The charge carries a maximum sentence of one to five years in prison.
PSC approves single-digit rate increase for West Virginia American Water
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Public Service Commission has approved an average 8% rate increase in water and sewer rates for West Virginia American Water Company, which is significantly less than the utility was seeking. West Virginia American, the largest water utility in the state, filed for a 22.5%...
First case of avian flu confirmed in West Virginia since 2006
After a surge in cases across the country in the past few months, West Virginia has confirmed its first case of avian influenza.
Chandler Academy responds to termination notices sent to staff
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - School districts in West Virginia are continuing their evaluation of their staffing numbers amid “staffing season”-- all to prepare for next academic year. Earlier this month, WSAZ reported Kanawha County Schools lost more than 530 students since last school year. A spokesperson for...
Arkansas City One Of The Unhealthiest In The US
First of all, don't shoot the messenger, it's not our opinion, we're just reporting it. Below we have listed the Top 5 or should we say, Bottom 5 Unhealthiest Cities in the United States of America. I'll tell you right now, the Arkansas city came in at #3 on the list. Let's break it down and see if you agree.
Answers still sought days after West Virginia DOT Secretary Wriston’s traffic stop
West Virginia Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston late Tuesday night was pulled over in I-77’s southbound lanes for what a witness described as “erratic” driving through Charleston’s East End.
🚧 Hazard Tree Removed on CR 14 in Monroe County to Enhance Traveler Safety
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Charleston, West Virginia. West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) District 9 teams have addressed a public safety concern in Monroe County by removing a hazard tree along County Road 14. This preventive measure was executed to secure the well-being of individuals who navigate this route. The crews employed mechanical cutting techniques for the tree removal, demonstrating WVDOH's commitment to maintaining safe travel conditions for the residents and travelers in the area.
Weekend starts with a brief return to winter
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — FRIDAY EVENING UPDATE:. Friday proved to be an interesting day for weather. From clouds to sun and brief showers to thunder, lightning and small hail back to sun, Friday felt much like April with temperatures reaching the 50s and even 60. The showers ahead of...