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Police say mom overdosed as kids were getting haircuts at Ohio barber shop

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A woman from Ohio is facing drug possession and child endangering charges after police say she overdosed at a barber shop while her kids were getting their hair cut.

Former KKK member gives up past with help from black man

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Life has a way of knocking you to your knees.

Bible verse plaque to be removed from Knoxville Safety Building

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City leaders say they know of no other complaints regarding this sign.

Police In South Charleston Are Searching For A Missing Woman

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The South Charleston Police Department is asking the public for assistance in locating Hailey Weems. Weem's family has reported her missing after not being able to make contact with her for several days. Her family is concerned because it is unlike her to go this long without speaking to anyone in the family and seeing her other children. She is nine weeks pregnant, and was last scene by her family several days ago at their residence in South Charleston. Weem's was last ...

Troops, veterans react to transgender ban

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Transgender veterans and active-duty troops spoke Wednesday about Trump’s Twitter pronouncement. 

Cleveland police find potent sedative disguised as OxyContin

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Fired coach left children at home with dead dog

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State fair to open without rides after deadly malfunction

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A company providing rides at the fair this year described the Fire Ball as an "aggressive thrill" ride.

Appalachian summit set for Aug 4 in Pikeville

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The Independent reports the college system will host one session.

UPDATE: Patients Left Without Care after CAMC Cuts

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Charleston Area Medical Center says it will eliminate 300 full-time equivalent positions by the end of the year.

94-year-old man left without transportation after man steals motorized tricycle

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A 94-year-old St. Pete man was left without personal transportation when someone stole his motorized tricycle last Tuesday, police say. The heartless thief was captured on video riding off with Richard Griffin’s trike at the CVS on 4260 6th Street South in St. Petersburg, but unfortunately, the video quality is too poor to identify the suspect. Police believe the person in possession of the stolen tricycle may dump it once they realize it ca...

One dead, seven injured after reported ride malfunction at Ohio State Fair

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Division of Fire says one person is dead and five critically injured after a ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair. Battalion Chief Steve Martin said two people are in stable condition. One of those injured is a 13-year-old child. Martin says one of the rows of seats on the Fire Ball ride “snapped off.” Amusements of America is the company providing rides at the State Fair this year. More information about the Fire Ball can be found ...

Boy Reunited with Deceased Father's Phone

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - An Abilene boy has been reunited with an iPhone belonging to his recently deceased father that was misplaced at Walmart on Sunday.  Xochilt Hernandez-Palomarez says an unnamed individual asked to meet her anonymously Wednesday afternoon to return the iPhone that her 4-year-old son Javi had lost during a recent trip to the Neighborhood Market on Ambler Avenue. Hernandez-Palomarez posted to social media that her son was heartbroken had been cryin...

Ky. National Guard member shocked by Trump transgender ban

A Kentucky National Guard member says he was shocked by President Donald Trump's announcement that he will ban transgender people from serving in the military.

Police: One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested

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 A man accused of drunkenly strolling down a road wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to his amputated arm has been arrested. 

Man accused of smuggling king cobras in potato chip cans

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 A man was arrested on federal smuggling charges after customs officers intercepted a shipment with three live king cobras hidden inside potato chip containers.

Update: I-64 Reopens Following Vehicle Fire

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The eastbound lanes of I-64 at the Nitro/St. Albans Bridge is closed due to a vehicle fire. The westbound lanes were briefly closed, but have since reopened. At this time, there is no word on whether any injuries were reported in the car fire. We have a crew headed to the scene, and will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

Two Arrested After Using Suspected Heroin at a Park Restroom

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ASHLAND, KY (WOWK) - Two people have been arrested after abusing suspected heroin at Central Park. Detectives with the Ashland Police Department, along with Kentucky State Police observed and arrested two people at the Central Park restroom while they were abusing suspected heroin. Flora Pennington, 30, was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Heroin), Drug Paraphernalia, and Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree. Andrew Albertson, 40, was charged with Public Intoxi...

Sheriff: Man on drugs arrested after driving doorless car with axe in roof

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The vehicle had no doors, no windshield, no license plates and an axe stuck in the roof. Deputies tested the driver to see if he was intoxicated. They say he “performed poorly” when tested.

US salmonella outbreak linked to papayas from Mexico; 1 dead

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U.S. health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to papayas from Mexico that has killed one person and sickened another 46 people in 12 states.

Amazon to hire 50,000 nationwide as labor market tightens

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Amazon has some job openings. Lots of them. The company said Wednesday that it’s looking to fill more than 50,000 positions across the U.S.

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For the first time in three years Ohio executes condemned man

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Ohio has put a condemned child killer to death in the state’s first execution in more than three years.

WV Woman Arrested for Trying to Steal Ketchup Packets, Threatening Clerk

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Officers say the suspect, April Stanley, went to Sunoco and attempted to steal $17.50 worth of condiment packets. The clerk told police the woman threatened to stab him, but according to police, she did have any knives on her. 

Trump to bar transgender individuals from armed forces

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President Donald Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the U.S. armed forces.

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Testing out ‘textalyzer’ to bust drivers for texting in NY

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Critics are concerned it would give police access to too much personal information.

Herbicide found in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

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Wrong-Way Driver Shuts Down U.S. 35 North

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A 4-vehicle crash has closed all northbound lanes of Route 35 just north of I-64 in Putnam County. Crews on scene say a wrong-way driver hit several tractor trailers around 4 a.m. Wednesday, side-swiping one vehicle and causing two others to crash.  The wrong-way driver has minor injuries and was not impaired.  One of the tractor trailers is leaking fuel.  DOT officials say they hope to have the lanes back open by 7 this morning. Stay with 13 News on this...

Senate GOP's Obamacare repeal and replace plan fails on procedural vote

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CBS NEWS - A vote to advance Senate Republican leadership's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare failed late Tuesday -- the latest setback in their party's effort to dismantle the 2010 health care law. After 9:30 p.m. ET, the Senate rejected a motion 43-57 to waive the Budget Act and advance the proposal, known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). This contained a proposal from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that would allow insurers to sell less expensive bare-bones plans alongs...

Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

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The report doesn't confirm that the condition is common in all football players.

Photo captures ‘beautiful display of love’ between elderly couple

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A minister captured this photo that's grabbing hearts across the country.

‘Pharma Bro’ won’t stop talking, except to jury in trial

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Closing arguments are expected later this week.

Protesters Rally Against Newest Senate Healthcare Vote

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The Senate is moving ahead with debate on an Obamacare overhaul after a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. The health care vote Tuesday caught many West Virginia and Ohio voters by surprise. In response, families and workers rallied on the Huntington 6th Street Bridge to make their concerns known. The overall message sent by the "Bridge to Healthcare" rally, was repair not replace. 

Crews Respond to Structure Fire in Cabell County

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CABELL COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Fire crews are responding to a fire at a double-wide mobile home in Huntington Tuesday night. The fire was reported on the 6200 block of Wentz Avenue in Huntington around 10:45 p.m. Dispatchers say that the fire was contained by 11:30 p.m. No injuries were reported in the fire, and it is unknown how much damage occurred at this time. Barboursville Fire, Ohio River Road Fire, and Ona Fire responded to the fire. We will provide more information on this st...

U.S. Route 35 Closed in Putnam County Due High-Speed Crash

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PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - U.S. Route 35 is closed in Putnam County due to a high-speed crash. The crash was reported on U.S. Route 35 at Hurricane Creek Road just south of Fraziers Bottom in Putnam County around 10:35 p.m. Dispatchers indicate that the accident is t-bone style, and that one of the vehicles crashed at speeds in excess of 90 mph. Injuries are unknown at this time. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

Flushed with Fear: Local Woman Finds Snake Eggs in Toilet

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AMARILLO, TX (KAMR) - Imagine going into your restroom and seeing mysterious objects at the bottom of your toilet. Now, think about what your reaction would be if those objects turned out to be snake eggs. Dallas Dillard, one of the only snake wranglers in the area, told us he has never seen this before and probably will never see it again. Here you can tell the eggs don't look leathery like they normally would and are a mushy substance because they had been in the water for such a...

Truck Rolls Into River in Cabell County

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CABELL COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - One person received an unwelcomed surprised when their truck rolled into the Guyandotte River off of U.S. 60 in Barboursville Tuesday afternoon. According to the Barboursville Mayor and dispatchers, a kayak was being emptied from the back of a truck on the banks of the Guyandotte River around 3 p.m., when the truck rolled into the river. No injuries were reported in the incident, but at 9 p.m. crews were still on scene working to get the truck out of the r...

Officials: 7-year-old Found Dead After Climbing Fence to Catch Baseball

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WINNSBORO, LA. (MYARKLAMISS)  - It was in a backyard on Lincoln Street in Winnsboro where an innocent game of catch turned deadly for 7-year-old Brandon McFarland. "A little before 11 o'clock my office got a call about a child that was missing," Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobbs said. "The description was a 7-year-old male that was missing at 229 Lincoln Street." After a neighborhood-wide search, deputies said the boy was found dead. He was located next do...

House Destroyed in Eastern Kentucky Fire

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - A house in eastern Kentucky was destroyed in a fire Tuesday afternoon. According to a release, the fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. on Blevins Fork Road off of US 23 between the communities of Ulysses and Chapman in Lawrence County, Kentucky. No injuries were reported, but the fire did destroy a house that was occupied by a family. The Lowmansville Volunteer Fire Department, Louisa Fire Department, and Lawrence County EMS responded to the scene.

Women build ‘wall of red’ in support of President Trump

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Some women were getting their point across at the Covelli Centre. The women, who are members of the Trumbull County Republican Party, gathered together showing their solidarity by wearing red. They decided to wear red and stand together making a “wall of women” to symbolize support for their party and the wall that President Trump has talked about building along the border with Mexico. This isn’t the first time that the women came t...

Ohio approves funds for medical marijuana tracking system

Regulators of Ohio's budding medical marijuana industry have received approval to spend an additional $6 million over the next two years on projects including a seed-to-sale tracking system.

UPDATE: Two Children Found from Kanawha County

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According to dispatchers, the two children have been found safe.

Saint Albans Police Warn About Electric Company Scam

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The Saint Albans Police says they have taken many reports of a new phone scam hitting the area.

W.Va. AG Seeks Supreme Court Review of Anti-Gun Rights Ruling

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey led a five-state coalition in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court decision that unnecessarily burdens an individual’s constitutional right to bear arms lawfully. The friend-of-the-court brief, filed Monday, pertains to a ruling by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers West Virginia. The Attorney General believes the court erred in deciding that the potent...

Pence breaks tie, Senate takes up health bill

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The Senate has voted to move ahead on health care legislation aimed at dismantling the Obama health law.

Capito says she'll vote for Senate to debate health overhaul

West Virginia's Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito says she'll vote for the Senate to go forward and debate legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Update: Suspect Charged After Woman Set on Fire in Charleston Video included

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The Charleston Police Department has released photos of the man suspect of lighting a woman on fire and attempting to burn down a house.

Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of execution

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A condemned killer in Ohio has arrived at the death house ahead of his scheduled execution Wednesday with several requests for a delay pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Baby in critical condition after being abandoned by father in parking lot

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A baby, just 16-days-old, is in critical condition Tuesday morning after he was abandoned by his father Monday in a strip mall parking lot.

4-year-old in tears searching for dead father’s iPhone

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A 4-year-old boy is heartbroken after misplacing an iPhone that belonged to his late father. He left his phone at a Walmart on Sunday and the phone has not been recovered. 

President Trump Speaks to Boy Scouts at National Jamboree Video included

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The Commander-in-Chief makes a visit to the Mountain State Monday night. The president landed in Beaver, West Virginia before speaking before thousands of boy scouts at the Bechtel Summit.

2 charged after Kentucky woman fatally beaten with stick

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 Authorities in Kentucky have charged two people with fatally beating a woman with a stick after following a trail of blood that led to a home.

Inside the Huddle with Tony Caridi will be held in Charleston Video included

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On Thursday July 27th, 2017, Tony Caridi will host Inside the Huddle at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, West Virginia.

FBI issues warning about ‘smart toys’

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a warning about ‘smart toys’ directed at children. 

Woman sets apartment on fire in attempt to kill bug

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A woman accidentally has set her apartment on fire in an attempt to kill a bug by burning it with a lighter.

GOP sets Senate health care vote buoyed by McCain return

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Ever since 2010, Republicans have been largely united on scuttling the statute but divided over how to replace it.

Doctors warn of the spread of a long-lasting viral stomach bug

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“I was exhausted too. I was dehydrated,” she said. “Anything I would put in, it would come right back out.”

Tokyo to begin seeking names for star giant panda cub

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The female cub already has the characteristic black and white panda pattern in its fur.

Accident causing traffic delays on I-79

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Last orca calf born in captivity at a SeaWorld park dies

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Kyara was born to 26-year-old Takara last April but was conceived before the program's end was announced.

Israel dismantles metal detectors from key Jerusalem shrine

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The apparent deal came amid intensifying U.S. diplomatic efforts.

Historian speaking in WV during Fort Henry commemoration

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The presentation is free and open to the public.

Fungal disease found on milksnake in WV

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The juvenile milksnake had crusty scales and abrasions on its head.

Structure Fire Shuts Down Busy Roadway in Kanawha County

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Fire crews are battling a fully-engulfed structure fire in Kanawha County. The fire was reported at just after 8:30 p.m. on the 300 block of Wealthy Acres Road off of Cabin Creek Road in eastern Kanawha County. Dispatchers say that at this time, it is unclear whether the structure was occupied, but it was fully-engulfed when crews arrived on scene. No injuries were reported in the fire. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receiv...

House Destroyed in Kanawha County Fire

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Three fire stations are battling a fully-engulfed structure fire in Kanawha County. The fire was reported just before 4:30 p.m. on the 300 block of Newhouse Branch Road north of Charleston. Dispatchers say that injuries are unknown at this time, but the structure was fully-engulfed when they arrived on scene. The Malden Fire Department, Sissonville Fire Department, and the Pinch Fire Department all responded to the scene. We have a crew headed to the sc...

Kids can soon cross the galaxy like Luke Skywalker with replica Landspeeder

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SAN DIEGO (WCMH) — Kids all across the galaxy can now travel like “Star Wars” hero Luke Skywalker with a new replica Landspeeder made by Radio Flyer.  Its top speed is 5mph, and goes 2mph when backing up, according to Radio Flyer. The craft fits two people with a weight capacity of 130 pounds, and is recommended for ages 4 and up. Landspeeder pilots also have an interactive dashboard with lights and sounds from the movies. The speeder is available ...

Police Warn of Scam Involving People Claiming to be Grandson

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PARKERSBURG, WV (WOWK) - The Parkersburg Police Department has received two complaints Monday of elderly people being contacted by persons claiming to be a grandson. According to a release from the police department, the caller states that they have been arrested and are in need of money for bail purposes. The police department says to please be aware of this when answering telephone calls from unknown callers and/or numbers. The following information is an article writte...

Multiple People Transported to Hospital Following Cabell County Crash

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HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) - Multiple people were transported to the hospital after a four vehicle crash in Cabell County. Dispatchers say that the crash occurred around 3:10 p.m. on 3rd Avenue near the Route 2 intersection.  They say that three squadrons transported to the hospital, but it is unclear how many people were in each vehicle at this time. It is also not clear what caused the crash at this time. Huntington Fire, Huntington Police, and Cabell County EMS responded to the...

Man Arrested After Allegedly Kidnapping Infant While Intoxicated

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CABELL COUNTY, WV - A Milton man is under arrest after police say he allegedly kidnapped an infant while intoxicated. According to a criminal complaint, Jake D. Spurlock, 39, left a residence while intoxicated with a 4-year-old child and ran into the nearby woods with a handgun. Both Milton and Barboursville Police Department's K9 units were dispatched but were unsuccesfull locating Spurlock. Police said they could hear the child crying in the woods. Spurlock eventually exited the...

Deputies Seek Aid in Identifying Man who Stole $2,500 Worth of Cigarettes

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office are seeking the public's help in identifying a man involved in a recent theft in the county. Deputies say that the male shown in the attached pictures stole around $2,500 in cigarettes from the office at the Dollar General store on Campbell's Creek Drive last Thursday. 

Tech Company Plans To Implant Workers With Microchips

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RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WKRG) — Forget swiping a badge. Workers at a business in Wisconsin will soon be able to simply wave their hands to open doors, log on to their computers, and even buy snacks from vending machines. Three Square Market (32M), based in River Falls, will begin offering microchip technology to its employees in August, according to a release from the company. The microchips are implanted beneath the skin between the thumb and forefinger, a process that takes ...

The Latest: Kushner Says He 'Did Not Collude with Russia'

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigations (all times local): 1:25 p.m. White House senior adviser and President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner says he did not collude with Russia. Kushner spoke to reporters at the White House Monday after meeting with Senate investigators probing Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible ties to the Trump campaign. Kushner told reporters he wanted to be "very clear.&quo...

Marijuana Business Offers Weed for Weeds on Cleanup Day

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GARDINER, Maine (AP) -- A medical marijuana businessman in Maine is offering weed for weeds in a program to encourage Gardiner residents to clean up their city. WCSH-TV reports that Dennis Meehan, owner of Summit Medical Marijuana, offered residents who collected trash Saturday free marijuana. The businessman says anyone who was over 21 was offered free marijuana if they presented a bag of trash that was collected in town. Meehan's company advertised the cleanup effort on Faceb...

Man dies after being pinned between car, utility pole

Police say a 60-year-old man has died after being crushed between his car and a utility pole in Ohio.

18-year-old bicyclist confirm dead after South Charleston accident

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Dispatchers got a call shortly before midnight last night about a pedestrian being struck in Spring Hill. The incident happened in the 5300 block of MacCorkle Ave SW. South Charleston police and Fire responded, as well as Kanawha County Ambulance. One person was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Contest winner disqualified over pro-Trump Instagram post

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A makeup artist says she won a national contest sponsored by Kat Von D Beauty but was later disqualified because of an Instagram post supporting Donald Trump's presidential candidacy.

Bush Brothers & Company recalls certain baked beans

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Bush Brothers & Company has voluntarily recalled three types of their 28 ounce cans of beans.

Man missing amid flooding in northern Kentucky

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BROOKSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities in northern Kentucky plan to resume searching Monday for a man who was swept away flooding that hit the region.      A Bracken County dispatcher - who declined to give her name, citing department procedure - says floodwaters swept away the man and his mobile home Sunday morning.      The dispatcher also said the flooding caused a lot of property damage and damaged many roads in the area.      Cincinnati s...

Tornado Touches Down in Ohio

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WOWK-TV viewers watched live as Meteorologist Bryan Hughes tracked the storm for us in real time.

Overnight Storms Leave Thousands Without Power

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Overnight Storms have caused multiple power outages in multiple counties. Here is a list of the hardest hit areas Cabell County- 1245 customers Wayne County- 701 customers Lincoln County- 601 customers Kanawha County- 320 customers Boone- 227 customers We will update as the situation changes

Confirmed Tornado Touches Down In Vinton County

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VINTON CO., OH (WCMH) — The National Weather Service in Charleston, West Virginia has confirmed an EF1 tornado touched down five miles northwest of McArthur in Vinton County. The tornado touched down around at 6:48pm Saturday. The NWS storm survey estimates that the maximum wind speed was 105 mph, and the path width was 230 yards, along an 0.8-mile track. Hundreds of trees were snapped or blown down and much of the roof of a metal barn was torn off and tossed 50 feet. This i...

9 Die In Immigrant-Smuggling Attempt In Sweltering Truck

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, authorities said Sunday in what they described as an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong. The driver was arrested, and nearly 20 others rescued from the rig were hospitalized in dire condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke, officials said. “

Two Car Accident On I-64 Causing More Traffic Congestion

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Dispatch reports a two vehicle accident on I-64 W near the Nitro St. Albans Bridge. The slow and middle lanes are closed. Kanawha County Ambulance and Kanawha County Sheriff's are responding, as well as Big Tyler and Institute Volunteer Fire Departments. Dispatch also reports that there are injuries, but the extent and number of patients are unknown at this time. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Two Arrested On Multiple Drug And Weapons Charges

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Parkersburg Police arrests two people on multiple drug and weapons charges. They had this to say in a release: On Friday July 21, 2017 at approximately 2010 hours, a uniformed officer and his K9, Hawk, stopped a 2007 Dodge Caravan near the intersection of Woodyard Avenue and 7th Street for a cellphone violation. During the roadside interview, the driver, Matthew Gonzales, stated he did not have a driver’s license.

Athens, Ohio Man Killed In Early Morning Crash

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Athens – Troopers from the Athens Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on SR-144 in Athens County. At approximately 05:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 23, 2017, Travis J. Barber, age 28, of Reedsville was driving a 1995 Chevrolet, C/K 1500 pick-up southbound on SR-144. Mr. Barber failed to negotiate a curve and slid off the left side of the road striking a ditch and a small group of trees. Mr. Barber fled the crash scene,&...

Truck Hauling Bacon Causes Traffic Troubles On I-64

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An accident on I-64 west bound caused traffic delays for several hours. A semi-truck hauling bacon overturned on I-64 near St. Albans. There has been no word on any injuries. Crews are on scene cleaning up the accident. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

A Stabbing Last Night Sends One To The Hospital

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A stabbing was reported shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday night in eastern Kanawha County. The incident occurred in the 5500 block of Starling Drive in Rand, West Virginia. One person was stabbed and police are looking for the suspect. Kanawha County Deputy Sheriff's and Kanawha County Ambulance responded. One person was transported with unknown injuries. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Woman Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing Her Husband

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Angelyn Lancaster of Nitro was arrested for allegedly stabbing her husband. Nitro Police was dispatched to the 1200 block of of West 12th St in Nitro around 11:30 p.m. on July 21, 2017. Upon arrival, they found Linwood Lancaster with a stab wound to the abdomen. Lancaster stated he was walking near the boat ramp in the 100 block of Main Avenue in Nitro when he was stabbed. 

Son Charged In Death Of Father Who's Body Was Left On Couch For Weeks

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FRACKVILLE, Pa. -- A man has been charged with killing his father, who authorities say was shot to death and his body then left on a couch in his home for weeks.  Tyler Swantek, 24, faces charges in Schuylkill County including criminal homicide, first- and third-degree murder, aggravated assault and abuse of a corpse in the death of Todd Swantek, 49, whose body was found May 24 in the Frackville home the two formerly shared. 

UK Girl Left In Tears After She Is Fined For Selling Lemonade

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LONDON (AP) -- A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention for being fined for selling lemonade. Andre Spicer said his 5-year-old daughter was left in tears after local council officers fined her 150 pounds ($195) for selling lemonade without a license near their home in London. The girl was selling home-made lemonade to fans attending the Lovebox dance festival when she was fined.

Rescuers Need Help After They Get Stuck Helping Kayakers

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- Even rescuers get stuck, too, sometimes. That happened in the marshes of Hilton Head Island when a rescue airboat tried to help two kayakers who had gotten stuck during low tide. The Island Packet reports that authorities were called Thursday afternoon. David Refosco is second mate with Beaufort Water Search and Rescue. He says an airboat arrived around 1:30 p.m. and got close to the kayakers in about 10 minutes.

American Idol Star Caught With Loaded Handgun At North Carolina Airport

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Country singer Scotty McCreery has been cited after authorities say he had a loaded handgun with him in Raleigh-Durham International Airport.      Authorities told local media organizations that they found a loaded 9 millimeter handgun in McCreery's backpack at a security checkpoint on July 13. He told authorities he had been at a firing range and forgot to take the gun out. He was flying to Nashville, Tennessee.      Authorities say ...

McDonald's Adds Big Mac Onesie, Sweatsuit To Delivery Items

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OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) -- With McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast-food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie. Oak Brook, Illinois-based McDonald's describes the McDelivery Collection as "a selection of fun, fashion forward items you can wear or use whenever and wherever you order." It also includes french fry-themed sweatsuits and sandals, hamburger pillowcases and a ...

Actor John Heard, Of "Home Alone" Movies, Dies At 72

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the "Home Alone" movie series, has died. He was 72. His death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office in California on Saturday. TMZ reported that Heard, who lived in southern California, was found at a Palo Alto, California, hotel where he was recovering from back surgery. 

The Latest: OJ Simpson is granted parole in armed robbery Video included

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O.J. Simpson's supporters have arrived at a Nevada prison where the incarcerated former football star will ask a parole board for his freedom.

Body Found in Ohio River Believed to be Missing Man

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Officials have confirmed that a body has been found in the back channel of the Ohio River.

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    Cousin's attorney has not returned messages seeking comment.

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