11 years in federal prison for Dunbar man in major methamphetamine caseThe Bullet PointNewsBreak Contributor
Detroit man admits guilt in West Virginia's 'Operation Smoke and Mirrors' drug caseThe Bullet PointNewsBreak Contributor
Local police granted $244K+ in funds; end of buck gun season; holiday events | Kanawha Valley UpdateMichael RamsburgNewsBreak Contributor
Dept. of Environmental Protection employee sentenced to 3 years probation for theft of federal fundsThe Bullet PointNewsBreak Contributor
East Bank sports reunion; Montgomery parade postponed; scholarship concert | Kanawha Valley UpdateMichael RamsburgNewsBreak Contributor
Raleigh County hunter finally wins the cat and mouse game with his big buck
COOLRIDGE, W.Va. — Austin Weis of Coolridge, West Virginia recently acquired a piece of property to hunt in Raleigh County. Soon after the purchase, he put out several game cameras in the summer. He couldn’t help but feel like he had purchased a little corner of deer hunter’s heaven when he saw the results.
Natural gas outage reported in part of Boone County
A natural gas outage on Thursday affected parts of Boone County, including Madison, West Madison, Holly Hills and Danville.
One dead in Kanawha County crash, dispatchers say
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — One person has died in single-vehicle crash Thursday in Kanawha County, dispatchers said. The incident was reported just after 3 p.m. near Kelleys Creek Road and Big Mountain Road in the Cedar Grove area, according to Metro 911. Kanawha County dispatchers said the vehicle...
Weekly Safety Report: Drug Distribution, Fraud, Robbery, Assault, Fire, and Child Neglect in Kanawha County, West Virginia
This week in Kanawha County, West Virginia, several incidents occurred that require attention. These incidents include a man sentenced to prison for drug distribution, a woman sentenced for fraud, a bank robbery, charges against former correctional officers, an electrical fire that displaced residents, and a babysitter charged in connection with a toddler's death.
Copper Theft Attempts at Power Substation Lead to Power Outages and Severe Injuries
Discover the shocking aftermath of two copper theft attempts at the Cabin Creek Appalachian Power substation. Learn about the high voltage dangers, the risk to first responders, and the impact on thousands left without power. Plus, get a warning from Appalachian Power about the perils of such thefts.
Dairy Winkle chooses to close after months of rebuilding
A beloved Kanawha County restaurant has decided to close its doors, making way for a new business.
West Virginia VOAD denies claims they are under investigation
Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango told 13 News Thursday night that the West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is under federal investigation.
Deputies: Man who broke into Kanawha AEP substation shocked while attempting to cut wires
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — A man was hospitalized Thursday morning after he was shocked while attempting to cut lines at an American Electric Power substation in Kanawha County, deputies said. The 36-year-old man broke into the Chelyan AEP substations a little after 9 a.m. when he was electrocuted...
Department Of Health And Human Resources To Change Family Assistance Eligibility Systems
Residents in Clay, Hardy, Kanawha, Mercer, Mingo, and Randolph counties that participate in family assistance programs will become part of a pilot program beginning Monday, according to the Department of Health and Human Resources. Residents who receive benefits from assistance programs will begin the transition to a new system. They...
Former W.Va. DEP official sentenced for stealing federal grant money
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — A former West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection official from Boone County was sentenced Wednesday for stealing from programs receiving federal funding, prosecutors said. Jerry D. Elkins, 54, of Danville, was sentenced to three years of federal probation, including 10 months of home confinement for...
Man electrocuted, causes power outage in eastern Kanawha County
UPDATE (3:43 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30): Around 740 customers are still without power after Thursday morning’s incident, according to AEP’s outage map. The estimated restoration time is 4 p.m. UPDATE (11:19 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30): A man who got shocked after breaking into a substation and cutting wires in Chelyan caused a power […]
Kanawha County Commissioner Lance Wheeler, administrative assistant asked to testify in Kent Carper investigation
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — Two more federal grand jury subpoenas have been issued to a Kanawha County commissioner and his administrative assistant saying they must testify before the grand jury in the investigation into embattled Commission President Kent Carper. According to two federal grand jury subpoenas obtained by 13 News, Commissioner Lance Wheeler and Megan […]
Kanawha County Chemical Intermediate Manufacturer, Arclin Amines, Donates Over $8,000 to Eastern Kanawha County Schools and Volunteer Fire
BELLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Arclin Amines, a methylamine and methylamide derivates chemical manufacturer located in Belle, donated over $8,000 to seven education and emergency organizations on Thursday evening. The donations were presented during Arclin Amines’ annual community partner holiday celebration, underscoring the company’s steadfast commitment to making a positive impact in the communities it serves. […]
Echoes of the Past: The Haunting Legacy of Phantom Trains
Local folklore often paints towns with a spectral brush, casting shadows of the past into the present, and the Arnett Ghost Train is a prime example of this phenomenon. With its origins in the town's coal mining heyday, the phantom train remains an auditory haunting that stirs the imagination on quiet nights. Though the tracks are unused, the train's whistle and the rumble of its passage through Arnett still whisper of history. Similar stories, like the Ghost Train Bridge in Admore, create a haunting tapestry of local heritage, where the past resonates with the living.
Family Court judge reacts to new gun-carrying order
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A family court judge in Kanawha County is concerned about an ordered issued which allows only Kanawha County circuit court judges to be armed inside the county’s Judicial Annex. The order was issued by Chief Circuit Judge Tera Salango on Wednesday. It’s limited to circuit...
Humane Society of Raleigh County hosts pet adoption event
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – This Friday was all about giving our furry friends a forever home at the Humane Society of Raleigh County. Our own StormTracker 59 meteorologist Bradley Wells helped take part in the event. Lewis Nissan helped sponsor all adoption fees, meaning if you wanted to adopt your new four-legged friend, it was […]
Road closure planned for Slab Fork Road in Raleigh County
RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WVNS) — A temporary road closure was announced for Slab Fork Road in Raleigh County. From Wednesday, December 6, 2023 through Friday, December 13, 2023, Raleigh County Route 34, Slab Fork Road will be closed from mile marker 0.00 to mile marker 2.08 for canopy cutting from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. […]
Manna Meal set to open new feeding location in Charleston
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Manna Meal is moving its indoor meal services to a new location in Kanawha County. The organization announced on Thursday that operations will resume at the former Garnet Career Center at 422 Dickenson Street. “This move is a reflection of our dedication to ensure uninterrupted support...
Frontier hoping reward money can end wire theft
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - From an hours-long outage near Wertz Avenue and into Kanawha City on Tuesday, to a two weeks long outage in the Boone County community of Nellis starting Oct. 27 and lasting through early November, leadership with Frontier Communications said Wednesday the common thread in both situations is theft of their wires.
Man struck by train hospitalized
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man is hospitalized after being hit by a train Wednesday night in Jefferson, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday. The incident happened just before 7:45 p.m. in the 200 block of Destiny Lane. Deputies say the 43-year-old man, who’s from St. Albans,...