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Coal CEO expected help from Pres. Trump, but administration said no

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The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision contrary to what one coal executive said the president personally promised him.

Kanawha County Sheriff's Office is Holding a DUI Checkpoint this Week

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The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office has announced that they are holding a DUI Checkpoint with the Governor's Highway Safety Program this week.

Jefferson Co. Courthouse Closed In Wake of Shooting Video included

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According to Jefferson County officials, a judge has been shot in front of the courthouse.

Amish woman, baby among 4 hurt when car struck buggy in Ohio

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Authorities say an Amish woman was critically injured and three other people, including a 2-month-old were hurt when a car struck a horse-drawn buggy in rural Ohio.

Sanders heading deep into Ohio's Trump country this week

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is heading deep into Trump country with a Tuesday morning rally planned in southern Ohio.

US says some remains of sailors found on USS John McCain

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“We will continue the search and rescue operations until the probability of discovering sailors is exhausted..."

Tire collections set in WV this fall

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Tires must be off the rims.

33 injured in suburban Philadelphia train crash

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The victims were taken to area hospitals.

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Kentucky celebrates 54th annual Country Ham Breakfast and Auction

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Proceeds will benefit a Kentucky charity chosen by the winner.

July births at Louisville hospital the most in 10 years

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The last time the center had that many deliveries was 211 babies in July 2007.

Person stabbed multiple times in Cabell County

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Stay with 13 News for the latest on this developing story.

WV agency to use $22M to add addiction treatment

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Legislation passed this year requires the department to increase inpatient treatment beds in existing or new facilities.

UPDATE: Judge Says State Board Must Approve Nicholas County School Consolidation

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - On Friday afternoon, Judge Bloom ruled in favor of the Nicholas County School Board's consolidation plan, saying that the West Virginia State Board of Education overstepped its authority. Bloom entered his ruling in a paper filing Friday.   Richwood Mayor Bob Baber says that the ruling is "predictable, cold, and calculated. The judge has ruled in favor of legal looting against the folks of Richwood." "The WV BOE's next regularly...

Charleston Dentist Pleads Guilty to Healthcare Fraud

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A Charleston dentist who falsely billed West Virginia Medicaid and West Virginia Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) for more than $700,000 pleaded guilty today, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. According to a release, Antoine Skaff, 58, entered his guilty plea to health care fraud. Skaff also entered into a civil settlement today with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department...

Opioid Abuse Prevention Game of the Week Initiative Returns for 2nd Year

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced his office will kick off its “Opioid Abuse Prevention Game of the Week” initiative for a second consecutive year. The effort won praise last year engaging with teams and communities at nearly 60 games across the Mountain State.   The Attorney General’s Office staffs an information booth at select high school sporting events to distribute opioid abuse awareness materials. Fiel...

One Person Killed in Crash in Eastern Kentucky

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GREENUP COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - One person has been killed after an accident in Greenup County, Kentucky Monday afternoon. The wreck was reported just before 3 p.m. on State Route 7 near Patton Loop near the community of Brushart in rural Greenup County. Dispatchers say that a person was driving in their vehicle, when it somehow lost control. The person in that vehicle died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Kentucky State Police and the Greenup County Sheriff's Office ar...

Feds: Man tried planting bomb on Confederate statue

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By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston man has been arrested after he was allegedly caught trying to plant explosives on a Confederate statue at a Houston park, authorities said Monday. Prosecutors allege 25-year-old Andrew Schneck was caught on Saturday evening near a statue of Richard Dowling, a lieutenant in the Confederate army. A Houston park ranger found Schneck holding two boxes with duct tape and wires as well as a bottle and a small tube containing comp...

Police search for suspect wanted in Huntington vehicle theft

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CABELL COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The Huntington Police Department is asking for the public's health in identifying a suspect wanted for vehicle theft. According to police, the suspect was caught on surveillance footage at the St. Mary's Medical Center parking garage on August 14th, 2017. Police say the suspect also cashed a stolen check from the vehicle at the Walmart located on U.S. 60.  If you know the suspect's identity or have any information regarding their whereabouts, you're ...

Highland Hospital to be sold to Tennessee-Based Company

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Charleston, WV (WOWK) - According to a release, HHA, Inc., parent company of Highland Hospital Association and other Highland companies located in Charleston, West Virginia, announced an approved definitive agreement to sell Highland to Meridian Behavioral Health Systems of Brentwood, Tennessee. “Highland has recognized the need to adapt to the constantly changing health care system to be able continue to provide high-quality behavioral healthcare services to our com...

Update: Inmates Transferred After Riot In Kentucky

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After a disturbance at the Boyd County Detention Center in Kentucky last night, officials had the following to say in a press release: Catlettsburg, KY- On Saturday at approximately 11:30pm, a small riot occurred at the Boyd County Detention Center which was contained to 1 cell block. Ten maximum security inmates, all of whom had violent charges including murder, attempted murder, robbery, assault, and other violent crimes, had fought with two deputies, forcing them to retreat and wa...

SLIDESHOW: Photos from the 2017 Solar Eclipse

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Officials says West Virginia jails, prisons in crisis

Corrections officials say West Virginia's prisons and jails are in crisis from understaffing and overcrowding, and are urging lawmakers to raise the pay for guards to reduce turnover and fill 600 vacancies.

Nexstar Media Group Names Sean Banks Vice President and General Manager of Charleston-Huntington, WV Television and Digital Operations

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Nexstar Media Group Inc. announced today that Sean Banks has been named Vice President and General Manager of WOWK-TV (CBS) and associated digital services including TriStateUpdate.com, serving  Charleston-Huntington, West Virginia.

Crews respond to gas leak at Huntington Mall

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CABELL COUNTY, WV (WOWK) Crews are on the scene of a gas leak at the Buffalo Wild Wing's restaurant at the Huntington mall. It was reported just after 11 a.m. this morning. No injuries have been confirmed at this time. The Barboursville Fire Department is responding. Stay with 13 News as we continue to update you with the latest information.

Justice has no plans to remove Jackson statue

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is denouncing violence by white supremacists and neo-Nazis in neighboring Virginia but indicates he has no immediate plans to act on requests to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson from the Capitol grounds in Charleston.

2017 Solar Eclipse Live Stream

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Follow the eclipse totality across the country from a series of 50 cameras attached to balloons at elevations of up to 100,000 feet.

Caught On Camera: Distracted Rider Rolls Into Sinkhole Video included

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A man drove his scooter into a sinkhole, and the incident was caught on camera.

Parents die, kids hospitalized after family falls off cliff during hike

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A family hike turned tragic after police say a mother and father died after falling off a cliff and their 4-year-old son was seriously injured.

Sheriff: Kentucky woman found dead inside 'storage tote'

Authorities say the body of a Kentucky woman was found inside a storage tote, and a man has been arrested in connection with her death.

Suspect takes police on chase

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UPDATE: Capitol Rallies Peaceful, No Arrests or Injuries Video included

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In the wake of the protests and counter protests that occurred last week in Charlottesville, Virginia, many events are taking place nationwide this weekend. Just in the past two days, thousands have turned out in cities such as Portland and Boston to let their voices be heard. The groups involved have been given the monikers "Alt-Right" and "Alt-Left" by many media outlets and journalists alike.  The rallies and protests have stemmed from the call to remove...

Michigan Man Dies Trying To Spread Fathers Ashes Into Lake

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AU TRAIN, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man died on a boating trip he was taking to pour his father’s ashes into Lake Superior. Robert Louis, 59, died shortly after he and six other passengers fell out of their wooden kit boat near Au Train in the Upper Peninsula on Sunday, WLUC-TV reported . Louis’ brother, John “Joe” Louis, said the group was out to honor the final wishes of the brothers’ father, who died two weeks ago after battling Alzheim...

Woman Found Shot In Her Driveway In Eastern Ohio

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Meigs County Sheriff's Department of a shooting. The incident happened on Salem Lot Rd. about 2:30 Sunday afternoon. A husband found his wife in her driveway with a gunshot wound. The coroner pronounced the woman dead on the scene. No names have been released. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations has been called in to investigate.. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Spain: Police Think Extremist Planned Massive Bomb Attack

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Police put up scores of roadblocks across northeast Spain on Sunday in hopes of capturing a fugitive suspect from the 12-member Islamic extremist cell that staged two vehicle attacks and plotted much deadlier carnage using explosives favored by Islamic State militants. 

Crews Respond To A Structure Fire In Eastern Kanawha County

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Crews are responding to a structure fire in the Chelyan area of Kanawha County. There is no word on any injuries or the extent of damage. East Bank, Pratt, and Chesapeake Fire Departments are all on scene, as well as a Kanawha County Deputy. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Jerry Lewis Has Died

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According to his publicist, Jerry Lewis has died at age 91. Lewis is known for his fund raising telethons and his side splitting movies. He will be missed.

Dick Gregory, Comedian Who Found Humor While Confronting Racism, Dead at 84

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Legendary comedian and civil rights icon Dick Gregory, who overcame a biased system all the while marching for civil rights, has died, his family announced Saturday. He was 84. "It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, D.C.." his son, Christian Gregory, announced on social media.

Another Member Of The Justice Administration Is Leaving

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David Mullins, Labor Commissioner,  has resigned, effective Friday. Mitch Woodrum has been appointed as his replacement and will serve as acting commissioner. Mullins, a Democrat, left after Governor Jim Justice switched his party affiliation. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Friend Flush With Pride Over Fitting Tribute For Baseball-Loving Plumber

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NEW YORK -- At the old Durham Bulls stadium in Durham, North Carolina, Tom McDonald is closing in on closure. For the last nine years, the retired New York City Transit Authority worker has been traveling to baseball stadiums across America as a tribute to his closest friend from childhood, a plumber and devoted baseball fan named Roy Riegel.

Woman Stuck In Swimming Pool Turns To Facebook For Help

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EPPING, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire woman who became stuck in a swimming pool after the ladder broke turned to Facebook to ask for help getting out. Sixty-one-year-old Leslie Kahn was swimming in her pool Aug. 11 when the ladder broke, leaving her stranded. She said she didn't have the strength to pull herself. No one else was home and her cellphone was inside. She used a pool pole to drag the chair her iPad was on and posted in a community Facebook page, asking for help. She said ...

President Trump To Skip Kennedy Center Art Awards

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has announced that President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events honoring recipients of this year’s Kennedy Center arts awards. The statement says the decision to break with tradition was made to “allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction.” 

State Trooper Involved In Car Crash In Huntington

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WVSP tells  WOWK that a Trooper was involved in a crash Saturday afternoon. It happened in the 5300 block of Route 60 in Huntington. Two vehicles were involved, and both parties(including the Trooper) were transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

Whitewater Rafting on the New River - Destination Adventure Video included

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FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - How do you feel about an adventure involving obstacles with names like Pinball, Butcher’s Block, Thread the Needle and Meat Grinder? Sounds pretty intimidating, Right? Well, in tonight’s destination adventure, we’re heading down to the New River to take you through them all and you don't even have to get your feet wet. On this weeks episode of destination adventure, we’re in one of the most beautiful and iconic places in West Virgin...

"Free Speech Rally" Cut Short After Massive Counter Protest

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BOSTON (AP) -- Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their planned "free speech rally" a week after a gathering of hate groups led to bloodshed in Virginia. An estimated 15,000 counterprotesters marched through the city to historic Boston Common, where many gathered near a bandstand abandoned early by conservatives who...

Police Search For Escaped Inmate Last Seen In Charleston, WV

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Police need your help locating an escaped inmate. Joseph Larch escaped from the Charleston Correctional Center on August 18, 2017. Larch was originally incarcerated on charges of Grand Larceny and Burglary. Below is a list of Mr. Larch's Stats: RACE/GENDER: White/Male HAIR/EYE COLOR: Strawberry Blonde Hair and Green Eyes HEIGHT: 6’ 01” WEIGHT: Approximately 177 Pounds SCARS/TATTOOS: SCARS: SCARS, UNDER CHIN SMALL SCAR, LEFT FOREARM IS SMALL SCAR, SMALL SCAR ON TOP...

ATV Accident Leaves One Teen Dead

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According to Kentucky State Police, a teenager from Olive Hill, Kentucky has died following an ATV accident in Elliott county, according to Kentucky State Police. It happened around 11:20 p.m. on Friday night. Troopers say Christopher Arthurs, 18, of Olive Hill, was headed north on Highway 1620 when his ATV four wheeler struck the back of a another ATV driven by Tyler Rayburn, 19, of Olive Hill. According to law enforcement, the collision threw Arthurs off his ATV an...

Semi Hauling Hog Feed Overturns, Spills Load in Cabell County

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BARBOURSVILLE, WV (WOWK) - Route 10 is shut down after a semi overturned Friday night. The crash was reported at around 9:45 p.m. on Route 10 at the Doss Hill Road intersection. The semi overturned, spilling its load of feed onto the roadway.  There is no word on whether the driver of the semi was injured in the crash. Route 10 will be shut down while crews work to clear the scene. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

1 police officer killed, 5 others injured in 3 shootings in Florida and Pennsylvania

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- One police officer was killed and three wounded in nighttime shootings in two Florida cities where the officers were responding to suspected drug activity and reports of a suicide attempt, police said Saturday. In Pennsylvania, two state troopers were shot outside a small-town store in Fairchance, south of Pittsburgh. State police say the troopers, both taken to hospitals after the Friday night shooting in Fairchance, were in stable condition.  One offic...

"Inside West Virginia Politics" Visits the West Virginia State Fair

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State Fairs are known for their fun and food, and the memories they create. "I grew up coming to the State Fair. My mom and dad, we'd come up and camp here when I was a little girl," said State Sen. Sue Cline, (R) Wyoming. But the West Virginia State Fair is also big business. It's main goal is to promote the agriculture industry in the Mountain State, and to increase sales of homegrown products. "The Country Store is showcasing all the great products, particularly v...

Three Injured After Barge and Recreational Boat Collide on the Kanawha River Video included

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Three people have been injured after a barge and a recreational boat collided in Kanawha County Friday night.

Big Tyler Road Shut Down Due to Crash

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CROSS LANES, WV (WOWK) - Big Tyler Road is shut down in Cross Lanes due to a two vehicle crash. The crash was reported just before 9 p.m. Friday night on the 5000 block of Big Tyler Road in Cross Lanes. Four people total were in the two vehicles, but all four reportedly were alert and able to walk from the crash. It is not known how long the road will be shut down at this time.

Court docs: Teen was driving 107 mph when she crashed, killing two children

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CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — A 17-year-old girl faces 10 felony charges in connection with a July crash that killed two children in a Clinton County home. Alia Sierra is accused of having opiates in her blood when she drove a car at over 100 miles per hour into the house.  She was formally charged Friday morning. On July 12, deputies with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office arrived in the 49000 block of W. County Road 300 N. to find two girls trapped under a car tha...

Man who lost some eyesight from past eclipse has a warning

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(INSIDE EDITION) — A 20-second look at the sun cost Lou Tomososki much of the sight in his right eye. So he has some words of advice for kids and teens tempted to look at the upcoming solar eclipse: You’ll be sorry! “Why take a chance with your eyes?” the 71-year-old Oregon man told InsideEdition.com Monday. He was a teenager when his science teacher told the class about a solar eclipse happening that afternoon. So he and his buddy, Roger Duval, stood in fr...

Eclipse Glasses Given Away at Shoney's with Meal Purchase

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As America prepares for Monday's total solar eclipse and its citizens seek the path of totality, all roads will lead to Shoney's as the iconic, All-American brand will treat its guests to free eclipse glasses and a free MoonPie with meal purchase while supplies last on August 21, 2017. With its headquarters in the path of totality in Nashville and at its restaurants in 16 states, Shoney's will prepare its guests with a free Eclipse Survival Kit - a pair of solar eclipse glasses and a...

Woman Missing Out of Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, KY (WOWK) - A woman is reported missing out of Lexington, Kentucky. According to a release by the Martin County Sheriff's Department, Mary Parsons, 24, was last seen in the Lexington area of Kentucky. She is described as being 5'4" in height, weighs around 125 pounds, and has green eyes and long brown hair. If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of this person, please contact the Martin County Sheriff's Department at 606-298-2828.

First Stand-Alone WV Store Offering Industrial Hemp-Derived Products Opens this Weekend

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CROSS LANES, WV (WOWK) - A new business opens its doors this weekend in Kanawha County. On Saturday, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Appalachian Cannabis Company is holding a grand opening of West Virginia's first stand-alone store offering a full line of industrial hemp-derived CBD products. According to a release, all products contain NO THC and are 100% sourced from hemp. Appalachian Cannabis Company is located at 130 Goff Mountain Road, Cross lanes (across from Bojangle...

Lucky lottery player wins big in Kentucky

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A Kentucky Lottery player has won the top prize from Thursday's Lucky for Life drawing, winning $1000 a day for life, according to Kentucky Lottery officials. The winning numbers on the ticket are: 37 – 36 – 31 – 17 – 12 with a Lucky Ball of 9. No one has claimed the winnings yet.  The name of the retailer where the ticket was purchased has not been announced yet, however, lottery officials say the ticket was sold in Garrison, a small northeastern Kent...

Golden Retriever digs up $85k of heroin in backyard

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A Golden Retriever retrieved quite a haul after digging in his family’s backyard earlier this month.

West Virginia office that supervises sex offenders will end

A West Virginia office that has supervised sex offenders for nearly a decade will end.

Cops: Mom burned son, put him on leash, locked him in cage

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A mother is accused of burning her 3-year-old with chemicals, putting him on a leash and keeping him in a dog cage. 

Over 1k student-issued iPads are unaccounted for

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The Kanawha County Board of Education has not recovered more than 1,000 iPads over the past 3 school years.

White House strategist Steve Bannon is out

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President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post.

Route 60 shut down due to accident in Kanawha County

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KANAWHA COUNTY (WOWK) - Westbound lanes of Route 60 near Malden have been shut down due to a vehicle accident. Dispatchers say two vehicles were involved. One person was transported with unknown injuries. Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, Malden Fire Department, and Kanawha County EMS are responding.

Two arrested for armed robbery in Putnam County

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PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Deputies with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office have arrested two people in connection to an armed robbery in Poca, WV. According to a criminal complaint, police arrested Nicholas Woodin, 26, of Nitro, and Markayla Stowers, 23, of St. Albans after receiving a report that they had robbed a man and stole his truck at gunpoint. Police say that were dispatched to the Manila Creek Road area after a man flagged down a vehicle and said he had been robbed. The v...

Ohio University to allow beer sales at football games

Ohio University will allow beer sales during football games starting this season.

View the solar eclipse without buying the glasses

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Many stores are running out of glasses for viewing the solar eclipse, but you can still view the eclipse safely. Regular sunglasses, and even welders helmets won’t cut it if you’re looking to view the eclipse.

Tractor trailer accident shuts down I-77SB in Kanawha County

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - All southbound lanes of I-77 near mile marker 80 in Cabin Creek have been shut down due to a tractor trailer accident. The accident happened just after 10 a.m. Dispatchers say that injuries are unknown at this time and it is unclear how many vehicles were involved. Kanawha County EMS and West Virginia State Police are on the scene. Stay with 13 News as we continue to update you with the latest information.

Mom charged after baby overdoses on heroin

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A woman is facing charges after her 16-month-old son overdosed on heroin and had to be revived with naloxone.

Big catch! Drunken woman allegedly bites fisherman's line

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It wasn't exactly the catch he was hoping for while fishing. Instead, deputies say a drunken 22-year-old woman cursed at him before swimming up to his fishing line, biting it and swimming away with the rigging.

Spanish police kill 5 suspects linked to Barcelona attack

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Cars, trucks and vans have been the weapon of choice in multiple extremist attacks in Europe in the last year.

Kentucky city's Confederate statue yields warring petitions

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The petition had amassed over 1,500 signatures as of Thursday afternoon.

Road project at West Virginia airport is completed early

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Airport Road is a state highway and the main access road to Yeager Airport.

Company constructing new coal mine in western Kentucky

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There is a base of experienced workers in the area to draw from.

WVU awarded federal funding for acid mine drainage project

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The project uses acid mine drainage solids to recover rare earth elements and other useful materials.

New service offers one free movie a day in theaters for $9.95 a month

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – When people first hear about this, they think it’s a scam. However, it’s not. MoviePass was created by Netflix co-founder, Mitch Lowe, and he wants to bring people back to the theaters. When signing up for the service, you’re actually prompted to sign up for a debit card. However,it’s a debit card that is not linked to your bank account. It’s simply a way to pick up your tickets. Watch above to learn more about the service...

Oncoming Vehicle Causes School Bus Crash in Putnam County

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PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The wreck occurred along Heizer Creek Road outside of Poca near Heizer Creek Community Church Thursday. It is not known what caused the crash at this time, but dispatchers say that no injuries were reported. It is also not known if there were any students on board at the time of the crash. Today was the first day of public school in Putnam County. We will provide more information on th...

The Latest: Spanish police confirm at least 4 suspects dead

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police have confirmed that at least four terror suspects were shot and killed in a separate alleged terror attack south of Barcelona. Police tweeted that they “have shot down the perpetrators” in response to a terrorist attack. Spain’s public broadcaster, RTVE, reported that the suspects may have been carrying suicide explosive belts. The broadcaster said the suspects tried to carry out a similar attack to the one in Barc...

Pelosi calls for removal of Confederate statues from Capitol

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By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called Thursday for the removal of Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol as the contentious debate over the appropriateness of such memorials moved to the halls of Congress. Pelosi asked Speaker Paul Ryan to join Democrats in supporting legislation to remove the Confederate statues. The legislation can't pass without support from Republicans, who control both chambers of Congress. Pelosi said...

3 arrested after drone drops phone, drugs in prison

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IONIA, Mich. (WOOD) — Three people were arrested Thursday for attempting to use a drone to sneak a cell phone and drugs into a prison. According to a Michigan Department of Corrections release, two corrections officers heard the done over the prison yard and began to investigate. While they did, the drone dropped two packages near a housing unit, officials said. Prison staff then contacted local police that responded and detained three people in a vehicle near the Richard A. H...

Safety Concerns Arise with Locally Distributed Eclipses Glasses

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WEST VIRGINIA (WOWK) - Some free solar eclipse viewing glasses distributed to the public, and believed to be safe for eclipse viewing, are being cautioned due to safety standards concerns. According to a release, Appalachian Wireless recently distributed a limited number of free solar eclipse viewing glasses in stores throughout the region in an effort to help people enjoy the event. Appalachian Wireless recommends in that release to not use the glasses and to discard them. Th...

Crews help pigs after tractor-trailer breaks down in Kanawha County

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Fire departments responded after a tractor-trailer hauling pigs broke down on I-64 near Malden this afternoon. The incident occurred at 3 p.m. According to crews on the scene, the truck was transporting pigs from Mike Reaves Livestock, a North Carolina business, when it broke down. Fire departments assisted by spraying the pigs down with fire hoses in an effort to keep them cool. Nearly 45,000 lbs of human donor pigs were inside. Human donor ...

Man Arrested After Multiple Day Drug Pursuit in Nicholas County

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NICHOLAS COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A man has been arrested after a multiple day drug pursuit in Nicholas County. According to the Nicholas County Sheriff's Department, a traffic stop took place on a vehicle in the Mt. Lookout Rd. area of Nicholas County during the evening hours of Wednesday. While attempting to stop the subject, he rammed the officer and fled the scene, driving though several citizens property causing damage before crashing into a tree. The subject then fled on...

Tennessee congressman to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump

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A release was sent from the office of Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN).

Van plows into Barcelona crowd in attack; Media say 13 dead

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- A white van jumped the sidewalk Thursday in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. In a photograph shown by public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the street of the northern Spanish city Thursday afternoon, apparently being helped by police and others. Other videos showed five people down and recorded people screaming as they fled th...

UPDATE: Missing juvenile from Boone County found safely

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BOONE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The Boone County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a missing teen. Police say that 12-year-old Jada Breann Sloan ran away from home and was last seen  wearing dark jeans and pink tie dye shirt in the Newport area of Boone County. She's described as being 5'3" tall and 105 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. If you have any information, please contact the Boone County Sheriff's Office at 3...

Office worker gets 3.5 years for poisoning coffee with soap

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LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - A Virginia woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for poisoning her coworkers' coffee with Windex and dish soap.      Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman announced the sentence Thursday for 33-year-old Mayda Rivera Juarez of Sterling.      She pleaded guilty in February to adulteration of food with intent to injure. 

Bowing to pressure, Trump denounces hate groups by name Video included

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Trump remained out of sight and silent as pressure mounted from both political parties for him to explicitly condemn white supremacists and hate groups.

The Latest: Student leaders say campuses should be safe

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A Virginia judge has denied bond for an Ohio man accused of plowing his car into a crowd at a white nationalist rally until he has an attorney.

Safety tips for kids on the bus

Tips for kids that will make the trip to and from school a little safer while on the bus.

Back to School vaccination requirements Video included

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Back to school is right around the corner, and that means it's time to start getting ready. West Virginia is strict when it comes to vaccinating your children. They're even specific when it come to age groups.

List of School Start Dates Around our Area

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With summer winding down, and the start of school right around the corner (or already here) we have compiled a list of the start dates for the counties across the Tri-State Area. If you see something that is inaccurate, send us an email to news@wowktv.com.

Crews Battle Fire at Carrollton Covered Bridge

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The State Fire Marshal's Office and the Philippi VFD are investigating the cause of a fire at a historic covered bridge in Barbour County.

UPDATE: Governor Justice Expands State of Emergency into More Counties Video included

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Governor Jim Justice has declared a State of Emergency for parts of West Virginia after flooding in parts of the State Friday night and Saturday morning. 

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  • Whitewater Rafting on the New River - Destination Adventure

    Whitewater Rafting on the New River - Destination Adventure

    Saturday, August 19 2017 4:28 PM EDT2017-08-19 20:28:05 GMT

    FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - How do you feel about an adventure involving obstacles with names like Pinball, Butcher’s Block, Thread the Needle and Meat Grinder? Sounds pretty intimidating, Right? Well, in tonight’s destination adventure, we’re heading down to the New River to take you through them all and you don't even have to get your feet wet. On this weeks episode of destination adventure, we’re in one of the most beautiful and iconic places in West Virgin...

    FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - How do you feel about an adventure involving obstacles with names like Pinball, Butcher’s Block, Thread the Needle and Meat Grinder? Sounds pretty intimidating, Right? Well, in tonight’s destination adventure, we’re heading down to the New River to take you through them all and you don't even have to get your feet wet. On this weeks episode of destination adventure, we’re in one of the most beautiful and iconic places in West Virgin...

  • Whitewater Rafters Go Overboard - Destination Adventure - Web Extra

    Whitewater Rafters Go Overboard - Destination Adventure - Web Extra

  • Local Domestic Abuse Survivors Share their Stories

    Local Domestic Abuse Survivors Share their Stories

    Monday, August 14 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-08-15 03:00:11 GMT

    "It's difficult for women to talk about,” exclaimed Martha, “Mostly, it's difficult to open doors that have been closed for many many years. In my case, once those doors have been opened, you want to make sure that certainly, someone benefits from it.” Martha, and her daughter Tara, are doing just that by sharing their story of domestic abuse survival.

    "It's difficult for women to talk about,” exclaimed Martha, “Mostly, it's difficult to open doors that have been closed for many many years. In my case, once those doors have been opened, you want to make sure that certainly, someone benefits from it.” Martha, and her daughter Tara, are doing just that by sharing their story of domestic abuse survival.

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  • Caught On Camera: Distracted Rider Rolls Into Sinkhole

    Caught On Camera: Distracted Rider Rolls Into Sinkhole

    Monday, August 21 2017 11:01 AM EDT2017-08-21 15:01:20 GMT

    A man drove his scooter into a sinkhole, and the incident was caught on camera.

    A man drove his scooter into a sinkhole, and the incident was caught on camera.

  • Golden Retriever digs up $85k of heroin in backyard

    Golden Retriever digs up $85k of heroin in backyard

    Friday, August 18 2017 2:58 PM EDT2017-08-18 18:58:59 GMT

    A Golden Retriever retrieved quite a haul after digging in his family’s backyard earlier this month.

    A Golden Retriever retrieved quite a haul after digging in his family’s backyard earlier this month.

  • Big catch! Drunken woman allegedly bites fisherman's line

    Big catch! Drunken woman allegedly bites fisherman's line

    Friday, August 18 2017 9:14 AM EDT2017-08-18 13:14:20 GMT

    It wasn't exactly the catch he was hoping for while fishing. Instead, deputies say a drunken 22-year-old woman cursed at him before swimming up to his fishing line, biting it and swimming away with the rigging.

    It wasn't exactly the catch he was hoping for while fishing. Instead, deputies say a drunken 22-year-old woman cursed at him before swimming up to his fishing line, biting it and swimming away with the rigging.

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  • Woman Missing Out of Kentucky

    Woman Missing Out of Kentucky

    Friday, August 18 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-08-18 20:39:08 GMT
    LEXINGTON, KY (WOWK) - A woman is reported missing out of Lexington, Kentucky. According to a release by the Martin County Sheriff's Department, Mary Parsons, 24, was last seen in the Lexington area of Kentucky. She is described as being 5'4" in height, weighs around 125 pounds, and has green eyes and long brown hair. If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of this person, please contact the Martin County Sheriff's Department at 606-298-2828.
    LEXINGTON, KY (WOWK) - A woman is reported missing out of Lexington, Kentucky. According to a release by the Martin County Sheriff's Department, Mary Parsons, 24, was last seen in the Lexington area of Kentucky. She is described as being 5'4" in height, weighs around 125 pounds, and has green eyes and long brown hair. If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of this person, please contact the Martin County Sheriff's Department at 606-298-2828.
  • UPDATE: Missing Morgantown Teen Found Safe

    UPDATE: Missing Morgantown Teen Found Safe

    Friday, August 18 2017 11:24 AM EDT2017-08-18 15:24:12 GMT

    The Bangor Police Department said they located a missing Morgantown teen Thursday in Bangor Maine. 

    The Bangor Police Department said they located a missing Morgantown teen Thursday in Bangor Maine. 

  • UPDATE: Missing juvenile from Boone County found safely

    UPDATE: Missing juvenile from Boone County found safely

    Thursday, August 17 2017 12:09 PM EDT2017-08-17 16:09:19 GMT

    BOONE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The Boone County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a missing teen. Police say that 12-year-old Jada Breann Sloan ran away from home and was last seen  wearing dark jeans and pink tie dye shirt in the Newport area of Boone County. She's described as being 5'3" tall and 105 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. If you have any information, please contact the Boone County Sheriff's Office at 3...

    BOONE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The Boone County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a missing teen. Police say that 12-year-old Jada Breann Sloan ran away from home and was last seen  wearing dark jeans and pink tie dye shirt in the Newport area of Boone County. She's described as being 5'3" tall and 105 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. If you have any information, please contact the Boone County Sheriff's Office at 3...

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  • SLIDESHOW: Photos from the 2017 Solar Eclipse

    SLIDESHOW: Photos from the 2017 Solar Eclipse

    Monday, August 21 2017 4:13 PM EDT2017-08-21 20:13:55 GMT

    Here are some of your photos from the 2017 Solar Eclipse,

    Here are some of your photos from the 2017 Solar Eclipse,

  • 26 Felony Drug Warrants Issued in Drug Investigation in Fayette County

    26 Felony Drug Warrants Issued in Drug Investigation in Fayette County

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-08-16 23:02:20 GMT

    The Fayette County Sheriff's Office and the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force have obtained warrants for 26 individuals throughout Fayette County in connection with ongoing drug investigations. 

    The Fayette County Sheriff's Office and the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force have obtained warrants for 26 individuals throughout Fayette County in connection with ongoing drug investigations. 

  • #AlmostHeaven Pictures

    #AlmostHeaven Pictures

    Monday, June 19 2017 4:11 PM EDT2017-06-19 20:11:38 GMT
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - West Virginia's Division of Tourism is giving away one of their #AlmostHeaven vacation packages each hour on June 20th, 2017 in celebration of the West Virginia’s 154th birthday. These giveaways are the conclusion of the Division of Tourism’s two-week-long #AlmostHeaven social media campaign.  To view the giveaways, see the top posts or download campaign graphics, visit www.gotowv.com/almostheaven.
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - West Virginia's Division of Tourism is giving away one of their #AlmostHeaven vacation packages each hour on June 20th, 2017 in celebration of the West Virginia’s 154th birthday. These giveaways are the conclusion of the Division of Tourism’s two-week-long #AlmostHeaven social media campaign.  To view the giveaways, see the top posts or download campaign graphics, visit www.gotowv.com/almostheaven.
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  • Charleston Dentist Pleads Guilty to Healthcare Fraud

    Charleston Dentist Pleads Guilty to Healthcare Fraud

    Monday, August 21 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-08-22 02:15:21 GMT
    Steve Snodgrass / CC BY 2.0Steve Snodgrass / CC BY 2.0
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A Charleston dentist who falsely billed West Virginia Medicaid and West Virginia Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) for more than $700,000 pleaded guilty today, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. According to a release, Antoine Skaff, 58, entered his guilty plea to health care fraud. Skaff also entered into a civil settlement today with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department...
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A Charleston dentist who falsely billed West Virginia Medicaid and West Virginia Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) for more than $700,000 pleaded guilty today, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. According to a release, Antoine Skaff, 58, entered his guilty plea to health care fraud. Skaff also entered into a civil settlement today with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department...
  • Tire collections set in WV this fall

    Tire collections set in WV this fall

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 7:07 AM EDT2017-08-22 11:07:42 GMT

    Tires must be off the rims.

    Tires must be off the rims.

  • Officials says West Virginia jails, prisons in crisis

    Officials says West Virginia jails, prisons in crisis

    Corrections officials say West Virginia's prisons and jails are in crisis from understaffing and overcrowding, and are urging lawmakers to raise the pay for guards to reduce turnover and fill 600 vacancies.

    Corrections officials say West Virginia's prisons and jails are in crisis from understaffing and overcrowding, and are urging lawmakers to raise the pay for guards to reduce turnover and fill 600 vacancies.

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