Ridgeview Panthers softball team makes deep playoff run with lockdown defenseTony SalazarNewsBreak Contributor
U.S Marshals Offer Reward For West Virginia Murder Suspect - Reward UP TO $7,500Hunt County Theft ReportsNewsBreak Contributor
Orchestra's annual Symphony Sunday lineup announcedMichael RamsburgNewsBreak Contributor
Celebrate National Barbecue Day at these Kanawha Valley barbecue jointsMichael RamsburgNewsBreak Contributor
Clay High baseball team defeats Ridgeview Panthers in regional playoff gameTony SalazarNewsBreak Contributor
Death Certificate: Death of man who died after arrest in Dunbar ruled homicide, caused by blunt force injuries
DUNBAR, WV (WOWK) — The matter of death for a man who allegedly had his head slammed into the pavement by a Dunbar police officer and was refused medical treatment for hours was ruled a homicide, according to a death certificate. 13 News was able to obtain the death certificate for 34-year-old Michael Scott Jr. […]
‘He will be shown lots of love;’ Firefighters rescue kitten from hole in West Virginia bridge
Firefighters rescued a tiny kitten who fell into a hole in a West Virginia bridge this week.
TIMELINE: Kent Carper Investigation
KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper is under investigation for alleged lewd activity at Daniel Boone Park. Just days after the alleged incident, Carper underwent a quadruple bypass open-heart surgery. The investigation into Carper is being conducted by the Charleston Police Department and began on May 15 when a woman […]
Woman sentenced up to 30 years for deadly wrong-way crash
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A woman who drove under the influence and caused the death of two people was sentenced Wednesday to up to 30 years in prison in Kanawha County Circuit Court, according to our crew at the scene. Investigators say Edriene Sutton, who’s in her mid-20s, drove...
Man’s body found in Boone County, West Virginia
UPDATE (10:16 a.m. on Monday, May 22): The body of a 40-year-old man was found in the Spruce Laurel Area of Boone County on Sunday, according to the West Virginia State Police. Troopers said the body was a man who went missing two weeks ago. The West Virginia State Police said no foul play is […]
Suspect sought in Charleston theft investigation
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — Police in Charleston are asking for the public’s help finding a suspect in a theft investigation. The person is accused of stealing a Craftsman brand tiller from Lowe’s on MacCorkle Avenue SE in the Kanawha City area on May 20, according to the police department.
Fife Street Brewing celebrates 1 year with outdoor event
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – After a year in operation, the folks at Fife Street Brewing in Charleston, West Virginia, are celebrating with a carnival! As a display of appreciation to the community for showing support during their first year, they’re inviting the public to the first annual, “Rally in the Alley.” The event will take […]
Bronze stolen from veteran plaques, headstones smashed at Hope Bond Cemetery
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — Neighbors are concerned about vandalism at Hope Bond Cemetery in Charleston. Lesley Moore said she and her husband have lived next to Hope Bond Cemetery for more than 16 years. She said she tried to keep it clean. "There's trash everywhere," Moore said. Moore said...
Beat the heat with local pools opening this weekend
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County and the city of Charleston responding to warmer temperatures with opening up local pools and splash pads for residents. The City of Charleston announced Saturday, May 27 is the opening day for pools and splash pads across the city. The Kanawha County Commission also announced Thursday that county pools will be opening up soon.
Charleston pools, splashpads to open soon
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- All City of Charleston Parks and Recreation pool facilities and the splashpads at Magic Island and Dixie Street Park will open Saturday, May 27. “Our city pools are a great place for friends and family to come together during the summer months,” said Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin. “In addition to providing our community a gathering place, our pools provide jobs for our young people – helping them to develop essential skillsets.”
2023 state baseball tournament
The 2023 state baseball tournament is set, and will run June 1-3 at the GoMart Ballpark.
Former Mingo resident pleads to defrauding charity
The former finance and operations manager of a charitable nonprofit business pleaded guilty May 23 to two counts of wire fraud after embezzling nearly $1 million dollars. Benjamin Cisco, formerly from Beech Creek and who currently resides in Charleston, was indicted by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on charges in February. He was charged with three counts of fraud by wire, radio or television; three counts of money laundering — interstate commerce; and one count of aggravated identity theft.
Nitro Athletic Complex delays opening of new swimming pool
NITRO, W.Va. — The Nitro Athletic Complex was supposed to open just in time for Memorial Day weekend, but residents will need to wait a few more days to take a dip in the new swimming pool. City leaders held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning to welcome the...
Nitro athletic complex opens, city pool opens Wednesday
NITRO, WV (WOWK) — The city of Nitro’s new athletic complex opened Friday. The complex is at 1650 Park Ave. and has 17 pickleball courts, four tennis courts and a new bath house for the pool. The Nitro City Pool has a splash pad, sun deck area, concessions and more. Organizers say it’s the perfect […]
Kanawha County deputies arrest man for allegedly choking and hitting a woman
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a violent domestic incident that allegedly happened in South Charleston this week. The victim, a woman, had left a residence in the 900 block of Lincoln Drive following an argument and contacted authorities Tuesday, May 23. According to...
Charleston Police Honor Guard car wins National ‘Best Design’
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The Charleston Police Department’s one-year-old Honor Guard car has just won the National Police Week Honor Guard Vehicle Tribute competition for its dedication to fallen police officers. “We have all of our fallen officers on the hood of the car. We have our Honor Guard patch on the side. We also […]
1 person injured in crash in Dunbar, West Virginia
UPDATE (9:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2023) – Dispatchers say one person was taken to the hospital after a crash on Dunbar Avenue in Dunbar this evening. According to Kanawha County 911, Dunbar Avenue has also reopened after the crash. There is no word on the injured person’s condition at this time. DUNBAR, WV (WOWK) […]
Charleston Man Sentenced to Prison for Fentanyl and Gun Crimes
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Doran King Burroughs Jr., 23, of Charleston, was sentenced today to six years in prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release, for distribution of 40 grams or more of fentanyl and being a felon in possession of firearms. According to court documents and statements made in court, on […]
Manchin visits Danville to celebrate $14.3 million Boone Memorial Hospital Expansion
DANVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited Danville to celebrate the $14.3 million investment from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in renovating a facility into a health and wellness center as an expansion of Boone Memorial Hospital. The project will provide quality outpatient healthcare and wellness services to a service area […]
Man facing conspiracy charge stemming from Kanawha County burglary and murder will serve time at Anthony Correctional Center
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After pleading guilty to conspiracy to burglary in connection to a murder, A D.C. man will serve now time at a facility in Greenbrier County for young adult offenders. On Thursday, Kanawha County Circuit Judge Maryclaire Akers sentenced Davone Foote Jr., 22, to the Anthony Correctional...
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