Kanawha Valley Calendar of Events: Friday, Sept. 29 to Sunday, Oct. 1Michael RamsburgNewsBreak Contributor
Iconic West Virginia McDonald’s Location Permanently Closing September 30thJoel EisenbergNewsBreak Contributor
Kanawha Valley Obituaries for Sept. 22, 2023Michael RamsburgNewsBreak Contributor
Voter registration; DHHR health survey; and more Kanawha Valley news, events and obitsMichael RamsburgNewsBreak Contributor
Christmas parade scheduled; 5 town councils meet; and more Kanawha Valley news, events and obitsMichael RamsburgNewsBreak Contributor
Road reopens after mail truck crash in Kanawha County
UPDATE: (5:35 p.m. Sept. 28) – Kanawha County dispatchers say the roadway has reopened after a mail truck crash near Elk River Road North and Questing Lane in the Falling Rock area. Dispatchers also say the driver of the mail truck did not need to be taken to a hospital for further medical treatment. KANAWHA […]
Dunbar man faces malicious assault, other charges stemming from incident where he attacked police officer
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — A Dunbar man is facing felony charges after attacking a Dunbar police officer stemming from a February 2023 incident, court documents said. Juriah Jordan Roncal, 32, is facing malicious assault and other charges, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.
Man indicted in Kanawha County high-speed chase
SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A man accused of leading police on a high-speed pursuit through the City of South Charleston and local interstates has been indicted by a grand jury. According to the Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, the grand jury indicted Brandon Cochran, 40, of Poca, on charges of fleeing with reckless indifference to […]
Kanawha County Man Sentenced for COVID-19 Relief Fraud Scheme
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Tamir Pratt, 21, of Dunbar, was sentenced today to two years of federal probation and ordered to pay $7,833.99 in restitution for receipt of stolen money Pratt admitted to a scheme to defraud the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of $20,832 in COVID-19 relief loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) […]
Clean up to continue Friday after ammonium nitrate spill on West Virginia Turnpike
Fayette County, W.Va. — Clean up will continue Friday on the West Virginia Turnpike, after a truck carrying 44,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate crashed Thursday morning. The crash closed more than 27 miles of interstate for more than 18 hours, between north Beckley and Chelyan. According to a press release by the WVDOT, emergency crews worked throughout the day and were able to prevent the ammonium nitrate from entering Paint Creek.
Kanawha County man charged for allegedly shooting at neighbor
KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – A man is facing charges in Kanawha County for allegedly shooting at a neighbor. According to a criminal complaint from Kanawha County Magistrate Court, Bryan Carnes, 61, of Charleston, is charged with felony wanton endangerment in connection to the incident. The complaint states that on Wednesday, Sept. 27, authorities responded […]
Man indicted in Nitro business robbery
KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – A man accused in an armed robbery in Nitro has been indicted. The Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office says a Kanawha County grand jury indicted Travis McDaniel, 42, on a charge of second-degree robbery in connection to the incident. According to the Nitro Police Department, the robbery happened around 2:45 […]
Court Case Involving WVSP Hidden Camera Unveiled
Dive into the intriguing case of a hidden camera scandal in Kanawha County. A circuit judge deliberates on the complexities of evidence sharing in this lawsuit. Uncover the legal intricacies and potential implications of this controversial case in our latest video.
Identification of Body Found in Charleston, WV, Months After Discovery
Uncover the chilling mystery as police finally identify a body discovered months ago on Greenbrier Street, Charleston, WV. Found by a work release inmate picking up trash, this case has left the community in suspense. Watch the full story unfold.
Journey celebrating 50th anniversary with tour date in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va (WDTV) - A legendary rock band will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with a tour date in West Virginia. Following the success of the 2023 Freedom Tour, Journey has announced they will be hitting the stage at the Charleston Coliseum as a part of the 50th Anniversary Freedom Tour 2024.
Woman indicted for attempted murder in South Charleston Kroger shooting
SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — The woman accused of shooting another woman at the Riverwalk Plaza Kroger in May has been indicted on several charges by a Kanawha County grand jury. According to the Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Lydia Spencer, 33, of South Charleston, was indicted on charges including attempted murder, malicious assault, wanton […]
Area Woman Convicted of Murdering Husband has Reached Plea Agreement for Voluntary Manslaughter
According to WDTV, Carli Reed has accepted a plea deal in the 2019 shooting death of her husband after her murder conviction was overturned last year by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Reed was charged with first-degr. ee murder in August 2019 after court documents said she admitted...
Kanawha County Detectives continue investigation into deadly weekend shooting
CROSS LANES, W.Va. — Detectives with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department (KCSD) are continuing their investigation into an officer-involved shooting that turned deadly. On Saturday, Kanawha County Deputies were attempting to serve an arrest warrant from Logan County for Brian Edward Spencer, 43, from the Sissonville area. According...
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Puppies Today in charleston, WV
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near charleston.
Belle Chemical Company in Kanawha County sold to new owner
KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – The Belle Chemical Company in Kanawha County is now under new ownership. Belle Chemical was recently acquired by Arclin, a chemistry-based manufacturer headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. Arclin officials announced on Wednesday, Sept. 27, that the plant began operating under a new name “Arclin Amines” this month. The company says 60 […]
Travelers frustrated as Turnpike Northbound shut down by chemical spill
MOSSY, WV (WVNS) – Around 6:45 Thursday morning, a tractor-trailer carrying ammonium nitrate turned over on I-77 Northbound near Exit 62 at Mossy in Fayette County. The Northbound lane closures from Beckley to Charleston caused heavy traffic through the southern part of the state all day Thursday, September 28, 2023. Traffic was rerouted from Beckley […]
CAMC to offer free parking for patients and visitors starting Oct. 1
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — Staff at Charleston Area Medical Center announced patients and visitors will soon have free parking options. Starting Oct. 1, parking for CAMC's Women and Children's Hospital, outpatient surgery center and physicians' offices will be free, according to a news release from the medical center. The news release said free parking will be extended to hospital garages on Nov. 1.
Families react after students not recognized during football game
Friday night’s football game between Sissonville and Herbert Hoover ended with a victory for the Huskies, but not all players for Herbert Hoover were recognized for their part.
Road closed after driver crashes into creek
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A road in Kanawha County is closed on Tuesday after a driver lost control and crashed into a creek, according to 911 dispatchers. The accident happened along Roxalana Road. The emergency call came in around 2:30 p.m. According to dispatchers, no injuries have been reported...
Lawson Cancer Center opens new 24-room treatment floor
The team at Lawson Cancer Center is expanding their treatment by adding a new space on the 11th floor.