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Mobile disaster recovery center opens in Clay County
Clay, W.Va. (WCHS) — A state-federal mobile disaster recovery center is now open in Clay to assist West Virginia residents affected by flooding in August 2023. The recovery center offers help with disaster assistance, uploading documents and getting questions answered about federal disaster assistance. Experts from the U.S. Small...
First case of avian flu since 2006 found in Kanawha County
KANAWHA COUNTY, (WCHS) — The first case of H5N1 since 2006 was confirmed Wednesday in Kanawha County in a backyard flock of birds by the West Virginia Department of Health. H5N1, otherwise known as Avian Influenza, is a virus that spreads amongst birds via eye and nasal secretions. H5N1 poses a limited public health threat as the virus does not spread easily to humans, even with direct contact with the effected birds, nor does it affect poultry, meat or egg products, according to a news release by WVDH.
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.
Three people sentenced for separate drug offenses in Fayette County
FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – Several people in Fayette County have been sentenced for drug offenses. According to Prosecuting Attorney Anthony Ciliberti, Jr., three people have been sentenced for separate cases. Two of them were charged for intent to deliver. Robert Ingram, from Oak Hill, was sentenced to at least...
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...
Fire, rain and snow in WV, KY & WV over 7 days
(WOWK) — James Taylor sang about seeing fire and seeing rain and sunny days he thought would never end. The WOWK-TV area is basically living that song with snow thrown in for good measure over the next seven days. Dry weather Tuesday contributed to the development of several fires in the region. Photos below come […]
Discussions are underway with Charleston’s Land Reuse Agency to build more new, affordable homes in the area
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Real estate and development professionals in Charleston are learning about new initiatives to support the need for more housing in the Kanawha Valley area, including an incentive program that would provide up to $50,000 in cash rewards to build new and affordable housing in the region.
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...
Oak Hill man busted after police conduct controlled meth purchases
OAK HILL, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Fayette County man faces possession-related charges following a series on controlled drug purchases conducted by law enforcement. According to Fayette County Magistrate documents, on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, Officer Dodrill of the Central Regional Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, along with other officers executed a search warrant at […]
Fayette County schools release proposed calendar for 2024-2025
FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – Fayette County schools have released its proposed calendar for the 2024-2025 school year. The proposal lists August 15 as the tentative first day of school. The last day is set for May 28. The calendar proposes that Fayette County schools be closed on November 5...
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 […]
Tyler Childers playing at music festival in West Virginia in 2024
Tickets for the Whizzbangers Ball in Fayette County, which will feature big names like Tyler Childers, go on sale Thursday.
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.
Fundraiser to be held at Oak Hill El Bandido for Midland Trail Prom
OAK HILL, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Next Wednesday, a portion of proceeds from sales at El Bandido in Oak Hill will benefit the Midland Trail High Class of 2025 for prom. On Wednesday, February 28, 10% of proceeds made between 4 PM and closing time will go to benefit the Midland Trail Class of 2025. Everyone […]
Five Below now open in Fayetteville
FAYETTEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Five Below has officially opened in Fayetteville! The new Fayetteville location officially opened its doors to the public on Tuesday. The store is located at 104 Fayette Town Center in Fayetteville beside Walmart. Five Below now has seven locations in the Mountain State with stores in Barboursville, Fayetteville, Martinsburg, Morgantown, South […]
Weather Update: Warming Trend; Occasional Rounds of Rain
WOAY-TV (Oak Hill, WV): Temperatures will continue to warm through Thursday with a snag in the pattern this weekend. TEMPERATURES: We will continue to roll up the sleeves as the week continues, but hit a snag this weekend as highs scale back into the upper 30s early this weekend. We will be back to 60 degrees by next Tuesday.
Mother Nature Has Something Against Our Weekend Weather Patterns!
WOAY-TV (Oak Hill, WV): Does it seem to only rain or snow and get colder on weekends to any of you?. The complaints are in. Everyone’s saying every weekend all it does is rain or snow and during the week it’s beautiful. Well, now here are the statistics to back things up.
Forestry workers battling brush fire in Shrewsbury
SHREWSBURY, W.Va. (WCHS) — West Virginia Division of Forestry workers are working to put out a brush fire in Kanawha County. Kanawha County dispatchers said the fire on East Dupont Avenue in Shrewsbury started around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dispatchers said 10-15 acres are possibly on fire. They said there...
Man sentenced for video lottery parlor robbery last summer in Nitro
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Kanawha County man was sentenced to 3 to 15 years in prison Tuesday after robbing a video lottery parlor in Nitro last year. Travis McDaniel, 41, entered Jolie’s on Main Avenue last July. He got away with about $1,900. McDaniel was sentenced Tuesday by...
Concrete falls onto overpass on I-64 at Kanawha Turnpike entrance ramp
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County Dispatchers said concrete from an overpass is falling onto I-64. The Kanawha Turnpike eastbound entrance ramp and the Montrose exit ramp eastbound are both shut down. Dispatchers said the middle and slow lanes from the Kanawha Turnpike entrance to Montrose Drive will also be shut down.