UPDATE: School bus driver charged with DUI, students injured
UPDATE: 3/5/2024 @ 7:38 a.m. — Jeffrey Brannon is being held at the Central Regional Jail on a $250,000 bond. He is charged with three counts of DUI causing Bodily Injury and three counts of Child Neglect resulting in Serious Injury. More charges are expected. West Virginia State Police says 19 students were on the […]
Nicholas County school threat addressed
NICHOLAS COUNTY, WV (WVNS) — A possible school threat was made for schools in Nicholas County on March 3, 2024. According to a Facebook post made by the Nicholas County Board of Education on Monday, March 4, 2024, Superintendent Terrence Beam stated that at about 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2024 he was informed […]
‘I’m crushed, I’m destroyed,’ Kanawha County woman remembered after her death in Youngstown, Ohio
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Bobby Mitchell said his aunt DeeAnna Summers was someone he could turn to for guidance throughout his life. “I feel like if I needed to talk to someone about literally anything I could talk to her and she wouldn’t tell anyone and she would tell me the truth and keep it real with me,” Mitchell said. “We just talked about things we did in our past with our friends, stuff she did growing up, things I did now similar school stuff we would talk about differences between then and now, the family then and the family now.”
One person killed in Kanawha County fire, dispatchers say
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — One person has died in a house fire Monday morning in Kanawha County. The fire was reported about 6:45 a.m. in the 500 block of Campbells Creek Drive, according to Metro 911. Kanawha County dispatchers confirmed that a person was killed in the incident....
Woman Killed as Result of Residential Fire in Region
A female victim died in a fire yesterday in Craigsville. The fire happened at a home located on Cruiser Road, Craigsville, Nicholas County, on the morning of Feb. 29. The victim was a 50-year-old female. Investigators with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office have ruled the fire as undetermined...
Lack of School Resource Officer causing safety concerns at Meadow Bridge HS
MEADOW BRIDGE, WV (WVNS) — School Resource Officers are now commonplace in schools across the state. These officers are sworn law-enforcement officers with arrest powers who are meant to respond to threats in schools. “At Meadow Bridge a lot of us students do not feel safe because of all the drug use and the threats with […]
'Glue-like substance' spilled in I-77 crash Sunday; crews work overnight to clean up scene
FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — UPDATED - 9:50 a.m., 3/4/24. A glue-like substance spilled during a crash Sunday on the West Virginia Turnpike resulting in an overnight cleanup effort, state officials said. The crash was reported about 1:30 p.m. Sunday on I-77 northbound between the Mossy and Mahan exits.
Fayette County Schools Superintendent on West Virginia House bill allowing teachers to carry
On February 21 the West Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill that will allow trained teachers the ability to carry guns. According to Fayette County Superintendent of Schools Gary Hough, they deal with safety and security every day, and the need to have more assistance is important. But he does have some concerns.
Man enters plea in 2023 Kanawha County shooting
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — A man accused in a 2023 shooting in Kanawha County appeared in court Monday. Eric White, 48, of Charleston entered a Kennedy plea to malicious wounding in connection with the shooting of another man in August. Police said White fired multiple shots at another...
Kanawha County BOE discussion continues over potential bond
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A potential bond was further discussed in executive session at a Kanawha County School Board meeting Monday evening. The potential bond would be for new and used facilities. Superintendent Tom Williams said consolidating eastern Kanawha County schools, building new schools, and topics countywide were discussed in...
Nicholas County native named 70th WVU Mountaineer mascot
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WVDN) — Fulfilling his passion to serve West Virginia University and his home state, Braden Adkins will don the buckskins and carry the rifle as the next Mountaineer mascot. After a year in the alternate mascot role, Adkins, a junior economics major from Richwood, was named the 2024-25 Mountaineer mascot Saturday (March 2) during the men’s basketball game at the WVU […] The post Nicholas County native named 70th WVU Mountaineer mascot appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
'It was a massive loss': Vigil held for St. Albans murder victims
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — It has been almost a month since Kanawha County deputies found 39-year-old Brooke Carnefix and her son, 14-year-old Koda Jarrett dead with gunshot wounds inside of their St. Albans home. "It was a massive loss," Brooke's nephew and Koda's cousin Cameron Blankenship said. "Both of...
Woman dies in Nicholas County house fire
A 50-year-old woman died Thursday morning during a house fire in Nicholas County, West Virginia.
Beloved record store closes after 52 years in business, sign designated historically significant
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Record and gift shop, Budget Tapes & Records closed down operations on Sunday after over half a century serving the Charleston area. The Kanawha County business first opened its doors in the 1970s and has since been a go-to source for physical media and music merchandise throughout Southern West Virginia. Owners […]
Senator Capito join Moore Capito’s campaign in Fayette County
FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY)- Moore Capito, a former member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, has been on the campaign trail for governor of West Virginia for 14 months. His trail led him to Fayette County on March 4 to meet and talk to locals. His first stop was the...
Fayette County Humane Society announces Code Red status
FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — The Fayette County Humane Society announced that they were in Code Red on March 1, 2024. According to a post on the Fayette County Humane Society’s Facebook page, they are way over capacity after taking in more than 20 dogs within one week. They stated that their resources are at the […]
Layland mine disaster of 1915 was one of the deadliest in the New River Gorge
FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – West Virginia’s long history of coal mining does not come without tragedy, and the morning of March 2, 1915, turned into one of the deadliest mining disasters in the New River Gorge area. It happened near the Fayette County community of Layland. The West Virginia Encyclopedia states that at 8:30 […]