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Five Cars smashed, driver hospitalized
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — There will be several calls to insurance companies Thursday morning for folks whose cars were hit by a driver Wednesday night. Charleston Police say that speed is believed to be a factor in the incident based on the size of the debris field, they also say that the driver is in […]
Home a ‘total loss’ in Clendenin house fire
Crews on the scene of a fire in Clendenin tell WOWK 13 News two people were inside the home when the fire began. Officials say they were able to get out safely.
Internal investigation underway after traffic stop involving W.Va. transportation head
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — An internal investigation is underway into whether Charleston Police Department policies were followed after a traffic stop involving West Virginia Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston. Wriston was pulled over by police in a state vehicle about 11 p.m. Tuesday night in the Charleston area following a...
Several brush fires spotted on eastern Kanawha County hillside
SHREWSBURY, WV (WOWK) — Crews from the Division of Forestry are working to fight several brush fires in eastern Kanawha County. Pictures from the community of Shrewsbury Tuesday night show a hillside with close to a dozen spots that are burning. People who live in the area say you can see the smoke in the […]
Popular hidden camera show to feature two Charleston locations in upcoming episodes
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — A popular hidden camera show that takes a look at how people in public react to various situations made a stop in Charleston recently. “What Would You Do?,” which airs on ABC, recently filmed at Black Sheep Burritos and Brews and the Capitol Market in Charleston, Black Sheep General Manager Kevin Madison said.
W.Va. Department of Health Says Public Health Risk Low Following First Case of Avian Influenza in Backyard Flock
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – 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. WVDH and the West […]
Man arrested in connection with stabbing
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man was arrested and arraigned Wednesday in connection with a stabbing that happened early this week in Nitro. Walter Hill, 37, who was released from the hospital for a stab wound, is charged with two counts of domestic battery, according to the criminal complaint from Kanawha County Magistrate Court.
Winter Blues Farmers Market Returns February 24
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Winter Blues Farmers Market is back for its 15th year and bigger than ever. The market takes place Saturday, February 24 from 1-6 p.m. at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. It is free for the public to attend. More than 100 vendors from across the state will be on […]
Kanawha County Man Sentenced for COVID-19 Relief Fraud Scheme
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Sean Patrick Boyd Jr., 26, of Dunbar, was sentenced today to five years of federal probation for receipt of stolen money. Boyd was also ordered to pay $23,817.79 in restitution, and owes $17,227.79 of that amount after turning over $6,590 in seized assets. Boyd admitted to a scheme to defraud the […]
Detroit man enters guilty plea in Charleston double murder
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Detroit man has pleaded guilty to a lesser offense of second-degree murder in connection with the Oct. 2021 shooting deaths of two Charleston women. Marquis Goodman, 24, was initially charged with first degree murder, but entered a guilty plea to two counts of second-degree murder during a Tuesday morning hearing before Kanawha County Circuit Judge Kenneth Ballard.
Marmet leaders asking some residents to stop disposing human waste in trash
MARMET, W.Va. (WCHS) — Leaders in Marmet are asking some residents to quit disposing human feces and urine alongside their trash. The town said in a statement on Facebook that it has discovered one or more residents have been placing human waste for collection. “Article 931.06 of the Codified...
House fire displaces family of seven
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A massive fire left a family of seven without a home. Six different fire department crews fire responded to a house fire in the 100 block of Bridgeview Drive just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday evening, leaving the home a total loss. Officials say there were five kids inside when the fire broke out, but they all made it out OK.
W.Va. Nursery & Landscape Association looks to grow agriculture at winter symposium
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association held its annual Winter Symposium on Wednesday in Charleston. The West Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association has been around since 1939, working towards educating the public and enhancing the quality of life for those who live in the Mountain State.
Incident that hospitalized Tyler Mountain Water worker under investigation
POCA, W.Va. (WCHS) — A worker at a Tyler Mountain Water distribution facility was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon, fire officials told Eyewitness News. An incident at the Rock Branch Industrial Park in Poca left an employee with burns on his arms shortly after 3 p.m., according to the Poca Fire Department.
West Virginia Has First Case of Avian Influenza
West Virginia has reported its first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in domestic fowl since the current outbreak began two years ago. A noncommercial backyard flock was infected in Kanawha County, USDA said Feb. 20. Federal and state officials are coordinating a response. International guidelines discourage countries from imposing...
West Virginia Senate passes PEIA drug price reform bill
The West Virginia State Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill attempting to reign in so-called PBMs, or Pharmacy Benefits Managers, to help control big disparities in drug prices and reimbursements to pharmacies from PEIA.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus coming to Charleston
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The circus is coming to the Mountain State this holiday season! The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey are bringing their “Greatest Show On Earth” to the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center for 10 performances between Nov. 23 and Dec. 1, 2024. Tickets for the performances will go on sale for […]
Mountaineer Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry distribution schedule
WEST VIRGINIA ( LOOTPRESS) – The Mountaineer Food Bank has released this week’s schedule for its Mobile Food Pantry. All distributions are scheduled to take place from 11:00am to 12:30 pm unless otherwise noted. 2/20/24: Kanawha County- Belle Church of the Nazarene 2/21/24: Brooke County- Follansbee Community House Parking Lot 2/22/24: Randolph County- Camp Pioneer […]
West Virginia police officers to undergo emotional intelligence training
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) — Police officers across the Mountain State will be trained in an entirely new way. A ribbon-cutting ceremony at the West Virginia State Capitol on Wednesday launched Project Emotional Intelligence, a training system designed to decrease the rates of physical encounters and strengthen officers’ understanding of their own biases. This program, a […]
How personal income has changed in Kanawha County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Kanawha County, West Virginia and how it compares to state and national levels.