Popular restaurant chain opening another new location in West VirginiaKristen WaltersNewsBreak Contributor
Our 5 Favorite All-You-Can-Eat Spots in West VirginiaEast Coast TravelerNewsBreak Contributor
The Strange Disappearance of the Sodder ChildrenHerbie J PilatoNewsBreak Contributor
This Small West Virginia Town was just Named One of the Coolest in the U.S.Travel MavenNewsBreak Contributor
The Mysterious Disappearance of the Sodder Children: A Decades-Old Unsolved Case That Still Haunts AmericaBarbara LindaNewsBreak Contributor
Drug Arrests: Seizure operation shows scope of problem
A multi-agency federal, state and local effort over eight months yielded the arrests of 54 people, more than 200 pounds of methamphetamine; 28 pounds of cocaine; 20 pounds of fentanyl; 18 firearms and $747,000 in cash earlier this month. “Operation Smoke and Mirrors,” was the largest meth seizure in state history, according to law enforcement officials.
Alleged Rapes Part Of State Police Misconduct Investigation
In a Wednesday administration media briefing, Gov. Jim Justice talked about alleged rapes by a state trooper that are now under federal investigation. Charleston Attorney Dante DiTrapino sent a notice to sue letter to the state on his client’s behalf. The law requires a 30-day notice before bringing a civil suit on a government entity. The letter details allegations that in December 2021, Trooper Michael J.Miller drugged, kidnapped and raped an unnamed woman.
1 injured after car crashes into building in Kanawha County, West Virginia
UPDATE (5:45 P.M. on March 29, 2023) – The owner of a gas station and convenience store in Shrewsbury that was struck by a car this afternoon says it will be several weeks before his store can reopen. According to the store’s owner, the woman driving the car was taken to a hospital. He says […]
Crews respond to fire in Charleston, West Virginia
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Emergency crews say no one was injured in a fire in Charleston today. According to Charleston Fire Department crews on scene, the fire broke out around 11:54 a.m. Wednesday at a building in the 1000 block of Woodward Drive. Crews say the building was once a house, but has since been […]
Fix Charleston offering free vet care for those who experience homelessness
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — A humane association is offering vet care to those in need. Fix Charleston, at the Kanawha County Humane Association, had a free wellness clinic for those who experience homelessness. Free services included vaccines, microchips, and basic sick exams. Angie Gillenwater, the Kanawha Charleston Humane...
Judge tells Kanawha man he “struck out” after killing motorcyclist while high on drugs, sends him to prison
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Kanawha County man who was sentenced to prison Wednesday says “drugs completely ruled his life” when he crashed his car into a motorcyclist last year. “I am so sorry this happened and for taking his life,” David Slack, 36, told the court before...
Woman pleads guilty in Charleston, West Virginia crash that killed 2 people
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A woman charged in connection to a vehicle crash that killed two people in February 2022 changed her plea to guilty in Kanawha County Court today. According to Circuit Judge Maryclaire Akers’ office, Edriene Sutton, of Charleston, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence causing death. She was […]
Nighttime paving to begin on I-64 in Kanawha County, West Virginia
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The West Virginia Department of Transportation says crews will begin nighttime work next week to repave I-64 between the Dunbar interchange to the Oakwood Road interchange in Charleston. Crews say the work will start on the evening of Monday, April 3. According to the WVDOT, the lanes will remain open during […]
Women’s Health Center in West Virginia plans to open abortion clinic in Maryland
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The Women’s Health Center of West Virginia will be opening an abortion clinic in Maryland, a year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned federal abortion protections. “People who can get pregnant in West Virginia have been forced to take time off work, travel long distances out of state and oftentimes pay […]
West Virginia woman allegedly stabs mother at mobile home park
WINFIELD, WV (WOWK) — Putnam County Sheriff Bobby Eggleton says a woman was arrested for domestic violence on Tuesday night in Winfield, West Virginia. The incident happened at the Winfield Mobile Home Park, according to Sheriff Eggleton. He says the suspect, Hannah Simms, age 24, stabbed a family member in the chest and hand. According […]
Intoxicated man traps wife in residence, fires multiple shots from handgun
SISSONVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Kanawha County man faces charges following a Tuesday incident involving a firearm. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, just prior to 3:00am, Kanawha County Sheriff’s responded to a disturbance on Carla Drive in the Sissonville area. Metro 911 received reports from a female who […]
West Virginia animal shelter helps severely injured dog hit by train
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — A dog that was hit by a train now has a fighting chance at survival thanks to staff at the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association (KCHA). The KCHA says its humane officer Tessia Samms brought in a seriously injured stray dog. According to a witness, Thomas was hit by a train near McKinley […]
Culvert repair hits gas line in Charleston, West Virginia
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Gas services were temporarily out for some Charleston residents this afternoon. A spokesperson from Mountaineer Gas Company says a third party contractor repairing a culvert near Greenbrier Street struck a gas line while working on Wednesday. Crews from the gas company then arrived on scene to repair the line. The company […]
Man arrested for DUI after crash in Kanawha County, West Virginia
KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK)– A man was arrested on Wednesday for crashing into a retaining wall next to Big Marv’s Bar in Jefferson, West Virginia. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrived at the 6700 block of MacCorkle Avenue just after 7 a.m. Deputies say the driver was found in possession of a partially loaded syringe with fresh injecting marks on his arms.
High school counselors prepared for tough questions regarding students' mental health
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — Students are facing a unique time now in their fourth school year since the beginning of the pandemic. Kanawha County school counselors are working hard to meet students where they are now, as the conversation surrounding mental health is becoming more common. "I think...
Chief of staff named for new interim State Police superintendent
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — Gov. Jim Justice and West Virginia State Police Interim Superintendent Jack Chambers have announced another change at the South Charleston headquarters. Maj. Jim Mitchell is now Chambers' chief of staff. One of his duties will be updating media members about the ongoing investigation into the...
St. Albans, West Virginia, man arrested after video shows him kicking dog
ST. ALBANS, WV (WOWK) — A St. Albans man was arrested after a video on social media showed him kicking a dog. The St. Albans Police Department says officers were made aware of the video on Monday and identified the man as Jason Lee Pauley. Detectives with the St. Albans Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit […]
40th Anniversary Of Mountain Stage Featured In Latest Issue Of Rolling Stone
CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Public Broadcasting announces that Mountain Stage is featured in the latest issue of Rolling Stone Magazine. Rolling Stone journalist Garret Woodward explores the diverse group of nationally recognized musicians who have played Mountain Stage, highlighting the uniqueness of the show on today’s airwaves.
1 lane of roadway closed after pedestrian struck in South Charleston, West Virginia
SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The slow lane of Roxbury Avenue in South Charleston is closed after a person was struck by a vehicle. Kanawha County 911 dispatchers say the incident happened around 5:42 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2023 near the intersection of Roxbury Avenue and MacCorkle Avenue. Dispatchers say there is no word on […]
Styx are coming to Charleston, presale tickets available
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Classic 80s rock outfit Styx have announced plans to embark upon a world tour which will bring them to the Mountain State later this year. Known for radio mainstay hits such as “Come Sail Away,” “Renegade,” and “Too Much Time on My Hands,” the Chicago rockers developed a following for their […]
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