One person injured in Wayne County crash
WAYNE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – One person was taken to the hospital after a vehicle crash in Wayne County Tuesday evening. According to Wayne County dispatchers, the crash happened around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday on Route 52 near Lower Mill Creek. Dispatchers say two vehicles were involved. Wayne County dispatchers say one person was taken to […]
DRUG SUSPECT ARRESTED IN THE WALKERS BRANCH AREA BY WAYNE CO. SHERIFF’S DEU SQUAD
CEREDO, WVa. — Sheriff Rick Thompson stated that a drug suspect was arrested in the Walkers Branch area of Ceredo. Sheriff Thompson stated that Kyle Isaac, of Catlettsburg, was placed under arrest by the Ceredo Police Department during a traffic stop for a drug warrant that was issued after an investigation by the Wayne County Sheriff Drug Enforcement Unit.
Local Traffic Alert: Lane Closure on Big Sandy River Road Starting This Wednesday
A lane on County Route 1, or Big Sandy River Road, in Wayne County, WV, will temporarily close. The closure starts at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. This is for a piling wall installation. The affected area is about 0.5 miles north of US 52 and 1.3 miles south of Kenova.
BLAINE MAN CROSSES MOUNTAIN TO LOUISA…becomes one of most important scholars of post-war era
CRATIS WILLIAMS HAD A GREAT CAREER ‘EXPLAINING DIALECT’ OF RURAL APPALACHIANS. Cratis D. Williams (1911-1985) Cratis Williams has had an impact on people and the world. He was born and raised at Cains Creek, Kentucky. He is known as the “Grandfather of Appalachia. ”He made it popular to be Appalachian and talk the way we do and not be ashamed of the fact we have a different dialect and a little different way of thinking about things, Lawrence Co. tourism commissioner Wes Kingsmore said at the most recent meeting.
Martin County Arrest Report
INEZ — Martin County Sheriff John Kirk’s Office reported the following arrests:. Edward T. Summers, 57, of Inez, was arrested Thursday on Nichols Street in Inez for fourth-degree assault (child abuse). Chief Deputy Chris Kidd was dispatched to Martin County High School for parents wanting to talk to...
Make-A-Wish Foundation granting wish for Tolsia basketball player
WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A young man who’s dealt with a serious medical issue for years found out Wednesday night his wish is being granted. Tolsia High School basketball senior Bradee Vance was diagnosed with a chronic kidney disease when he was in seventh grade. He went through...
Camp Landing Entertainment District
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Tragedy strikes Lawrence County: Teenager found dead in pond
LAWRENCE COUNTY, KY — (TNS) A teenager in Lawrence County, Ohio, was found dead at the bottom of a pond after a party got busted by local police. Shannon Chase Sizemore, 18, a student at Rock Hill High School, and about 24 other individuals gathered for a "party" Saturday night at the Strip Mines out State Route 650, Jeff Lawless, Lawrence County Sheriff said. He said a call was received Sunday around 1 a.m. informing police of a "large gathering" of underaged teenagers consuming alcohol.
Weather Extra | Winter makes a one-day comeback
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The month of February will go into the books as noteworthy. Wednesday’s squalls with rain, wind and thunder are the last of the inclement weather we will see. High winds topped out near 50 mph as measured by anemometers at both the Charleston and Huntington airports as morning thundersqualls passed in a frenzy.
WSAZ Investigates | Coming back from Crisis
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Chaos unfolded when people in the Kanawha Valley began smelling a licorice odor in the air in January 2014. The smell was the result of a chemical that spilled into the Elk River. The chemical spill happened on Jan. 9, 2014, when a storage tank at...
First Alert Weather Day | Passing breezy downpours
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - An active weather pattern is well established heading into March so get set for a roller coaster ride as we make the transition from winter to spring. So, this week conditions will run the gamut from warm sun to start, some rowdy thunderstorms both Tuesday and...
Severe storms lead to high water, school closures and outages Wednesday
WEST VIRGINIA (WCHS) — UPDATED - 3:50 p.m., 2/28/24. More than 5,600 Appalachian Power customers are still without service across West Virginia as of 3:45 p.m. Wednesday. Wayne County continues to lead the way with more than 2,000 customers without power. Mingo and Lincoln each have more than 800 without service.
Addiction Recovery Center names president for client job training
LOUISA, Ky. — Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) announces the appointment of Geoff Marietta as president of its Enterprise Division. In his new role, Marietta will lead a dynamic network of small businesses integral to job training and career pathways for ARC’s clients. Addiction Recovery Care (ARC), headquartered in...
LAWRENCE, MARTIN COUNTY ARRESTS FOR FEB. 18, 2024 — FEB. 24, 2024
Arrests for the week of February 18, 2024 through February 24, 2024 that were booked and detained at Big Sandy Regional Detention Center. Arrests were from Lawrence County, Johnson County, Martin County, and Magoffin County. Arrests for Lawrence Co. Robert A Woods. Date: 02/20/2024. Charges:. Criminal Trespass 1st degree. Jeffrey...
🌧️ Flood Watch and Severe Storm Warning for Lawrence County and District 12, Kentucky
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Pikeville, Kentucky. Residents in Lawrence County and the broader region of District 12 in Kentucky are advised to prepare for extreme weather conditions. The local authorities have issued a Flood Watch effective through this evening for Lawrence County, as the area is at risk of high winds, potential flash flooding, and downed trees due to an ongoing severe weather system. Additionally, most parts of District 12 are currently under a Severe Storm Warning. The public is reminded to prioritize safety and heed the advisory: 'Turn around Don't Drown.' It is extremely dangerous to drive through floodwaters, and doing so should be strictly avoided to prevent accidents and ensure personal safety.
R. J. Corman Switching opens new facility in West Virginia
R. J. Corman Switching Co. LLC, a subsidiary of R. J. Corman Railroad Group, last week marked the the start of operations of its Central Appalachia Inland Port at Prichard (CAIPP) division in Wayne County, West Virginia. The CAIPP is a 65-acre facility at the southern end of Prichard, West...
ACOE draws down Dewey Lake to fight invasive hydrilla
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Huntington District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is drawing down Dewey Lake an additional 2 feet below its normal winter pool of 643 feet to freeze out the invasive water herb hydrilla. The ACOE announced Thursday that the drawdown would begin this week. Terrys, Stratton...
Addiction Recovery Care clients find outlet in roasting their own coffee
LOUISA, Ky. (WSAZ) - Addiction Recovery Care based in Kentucky is adding a new opportunity for clients, and it’s not one you see every day. Clients at ARC are learning to roast their own coffee. “They’re learning a skill and a trade that’s not really offered in many, in...
Lewis leads Wayne past South Side
Jevon Lewis had 27 points, four rebounds and eight assists to lead Wayne to a 74-48 victory over South Side to open sectional play. High School Basketball: Sectional Quarterfinals (2/27) The FOX 55 Sports team brings you action from 10 area high school boys basketball games as sectional tournament play...
Kentucky Girls High School Basketball: How to Stream the Magoffin County High School vs. Lawrence County High School Game - February 28
On Wednesday, February 28, Lawrence County High School will host Magoffin County High School, tipping off at 6:00 PM ET. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Magoffin County vs. Lawrence County Game Information. Game Day:...