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Vehicle crashes into Taco Bell in Kanawha County
UPDATE: (2:45 p.m. June 8, 2023): Crews on the scene say no one was hurt after a vehicle crashed into the Taco Bell in Elkview, West Virginia. Crews tell WOWK 13 News the driver of the vehicle allegedly hit the wrong pedal, causing the crash. No one was in the dining room at the time […]
Teenager sentenced for shooting, killing 14-year-old in Kanawha County
KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — A teenager being tried as an adult for the death of a 14-year-old was sentenced in Kanawha County Circuit Court Thursday. In Kanawha County Circuit Court, Chrishaun Coller, 16, was sentenced to 11 years in prison for the death of 14-year-old Da’nija Miller, who was shot and killed in August […]
Gov. Jim Justice: ‘1,000% supportive’ of death penalty for killing first responders
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — In the aftermath of recent law enforcement deaths in West Virginia, some are calling for the return of the death penalty, and Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV) is “1,000% supportive.” This was brought up with the death of Sgt. Cory Maynard, who was killed in an ambush in the Beech Creek Road area on […]
Vista View Apartments threaten residents after CPS worker delivers window air conditioning unit
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A family living in a Vista View townhouse in Charleston says management are threatening to remove a window air conditioning unit brought to them by CPS, and threatening to evict them if it’s reinstalled. The mother living there says their central air has been broken since last year, and Vista View […]
Motorhome on fire on I-77 in Kanawha County
KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — A motorhome is on fire near the Paint Creek Road exit in the southbound lanes of I-77, according to Metro 911 officials. They said the motorhome is on the shoulder of the interstate. The alert said, “Be prepared for lane closures to accommodate emergency vehicles.” There is no word on […]
Is West Virginia air quality impacted by Canada wildfires?
Smoke from wildfires in Quebec, Canada has been looming over West Virginia for several days.
Canadian wildfires impact air quality in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — The haze across the Tri-State from Canadian wildfires has been lingering for the past few days and has affected local air quality. The impact is expected to increase Friday. Right now areas of West Virginia are either in the good or moderate stage, but are...
Charleston Road Closure Notice: June 7-11
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The City of Charleston has indicated multiple local events set to take place over the next several days which could impact travel plans for some motorists. With an abundance of exciting events set to make their way to the Charleston area this week, authorities are urging motorists and residents to exercise […]
WSAZ Investigates | Phone, internet restored after WSAZ Investigation
WSAZ Investigates | WVDOH adjusts construction hours on US 60 in Cabell County. The West Virginia Division of Highways has adjusted construction hours on a U.S. 60 paving project after a WSAZ investigation. Updated plans announced for MU's '4th Avenue Innovation District'. Updated: 5 hours ago. If you’re traveling by...
Man charged in high-speed police chase through Kanawha County
SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A man was arrested after leading police on a high-speed pursuit through the City of South Charleston and local interstates. According to a criminal complaint from Kanawha County Magistrate Court, a South Charleston PD officer attempted a traffic stop on a blue sedan shortly after 7 p.m. Monday, June 5, […]
West Virginia to create 40 new jobs with plastic conversion facility
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A company that recycles plastic into hydrogen and other clean fuels is coming to a small West Virginia community near Charleston, creating an anticipated full-time 40 jobs, Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday. In 2024, Clean-Seas West Virginia plans to open a plastic conversion manufacturing facility in Quincy, an unincorporated community just […]
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West Virginia’s intermediate court has concluded the current owners of Charleston Town Center shouldn’t be held to a contractual agreement for the parking garages that was worked out under a prior authority. The Intermediate Court of Appeals ruled that the circuit court erred and sent the case back...
WVSP Sgt. Cory Maynard procession
Thousands turned out Wednesday during services and the procession to honor WVSP Sgt. Cory Maynard who was killed last week in the line of duty. WSAZ Investigates | W.Va. Gov. Justice calls for Action after WSAZ Investigation into Faulty Hydrants. Updated: 4 hours ago. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has...
Tool to perform in Charleston, West Virginia
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'What happens when it goes too far': Sheriff's office discusses I-64 road rage crash
DUNBAR, W.Va. (WCHS) — Deputies are still investigating a deadly crash on Interstate 64 in Kanawha County that they said was the result of a road rage incident. "This is the tragic result of what happens when it goes too far," Kanawha County Chief Deputy Joe Crawford said. On...
Kanawha County Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Crime
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Andre Leavell Pardue Jr., 35, of Nitro, pleaded guilty today to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. According to court documents and statements made in court, on June 16, 2020, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Pardue’s residence and found a bag of fentanyl and cash in a pair […]
Capito Announces $500,000 in CDS Funding for Workforce Development in West Virginia
WASHINGTON, DC (LOOTPRESS) — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, today announced $500,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for the City of Charleston, W.Va. to establish a workforce development program the Charleston West Side Hope […]
Huntington Man Pleads Guilty to Role in Methamphetamine Trafficking Ring
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Elijah Figg, also known as “Bang,” 23, of Huntington, pleaded guilty today to aiding and abetting the use of telephone to facilitate drug trafficking. Figg admitted to his role in a drug trafficking organization (DTO) with ties to the Bloods and Gangster Disciples criminal gangs. According to court documents and statements […]
Townhouse catches on fire in St. Albans
ST. ALBANS, WV (WOWK) — A townhouse caught on fire in the early morning hours on Wednesday, according to St. Albans fire officials. They said it happened in the 400 block of Kanawha Court in St. Albans. Fire officials said two apartments were smoke damaged. No one was home and no injuries are being reported, […]
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