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Freight Train Cart Hops Track in Mason County

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MASON COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - No injuries were reported when a CSX freight train cart hopped its track in the Hartford area of Mason County Wednesday evening. The incident occurred around 9 p.m. near State Route 62 in the Hartford area of Mason County. Dispatchers say that the cart only hopped its track on a single wheel. No spills occurred as a result of the hop. The cart was transporting sand.  No crossings or other road closures are impacted as a result of the incident. CSX i...

Ride malfunctions, trapping eight people on ride at Tennessee county fair

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WILSON COUNTY, TN (WKRN) – A ride at the Wilson County Fair in Tennessee malfunctioned while eight people were on it, leaving them stranded until help arrived. Something went wrong with one of the wheels on the Crazy Mouse ride Monday at Tennessee’s largest fair. The ride is owned by the same company involved a tragic accident at the Ohio State Fair. This was not the same ride, as the one involved in that accident–the Fire Ball–was banned in Tenness...

A New College Is Coming To The City of Montgomery

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WVU Tech stood as a proud campus in the town of Montgomery, but after its move to Beckley, there wasn't much left - until now. KVC Health Systems along with Bridge Valley Community and Technical College, The YMCA and the City of Montgomery have partnered to create the nation's first college designed to support youth transitioning from foster care.  "When a young person ages out of foster care there are many opportunities available for them, many programs, many private organ...

One Injured After Charleston Wreck

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - One person was injured after a two vehicle crash in Charleston Wednesday evening. The crash was reported on the 700 block of Central Avenue near Park Place Bar at around 7:30 p.m. Dispatchers say that one person was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries. It is not clear how the wreck began at this time. No lane closures are reported in the area as a result of the crash. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

How Much You Actually Win with the $700 Million Powerball Jackpot

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The Powerball drawing Wednesday is worth $700 million, the second-largest windfall in the program's history. Depending on the state where the winning ticket is sold, the chosen one(s) will receive far less than the total advertised. According to Time, a single winner will receive the $700 million check only if they choose an annuity, which is paid out over 29 years. Selecting the lump sum option, which most winners do, will gross $443 million.  Time says fed...

Toddler dies in makeshift cage made from mattress and bags of rock salt Video included

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MYERSTOWN, PA (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple has been jailed on charges they tied and weighting down a mattress on top of their son’s crib so he couldn’t climb out, leading him to suffocate. Justin Dwyer, 29, and 28-year-old Courtney Stash were arraigned Wednesday on involuntary manslaughter and other counts in the April death of their 2-year-old son. Detectives say the Myerstown couple was weighing down the mattress with two 50-pound bags of rock salt and securing i...

Man Fatally Shot After Bug Spray Dispute in Eastern Kanawha County

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One person has died following a shooting in Quick this afternoon.

Beckley Area Physician Sentenced To 20 Years In Federal Prison

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BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia doctor accused of illegally distributing painkillers to three patients who later died has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.      Dr. Michael Kostenko, who faced 22 charges, admitted at the second day of his trial in April to one count of distribution of oxycodone that wasn't for a legitimate medical purpose. He was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Beckley.   

Piglets rescued from barn fire served to firefighters as sausages

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Eighteen piglets saved from a barn fire in February were recently served to their rescuers as sausages.

Suspect Released After Jefferson Co. Shooting Incident Video included

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

Suspect arrested after stabbing woman in chest in Huntington

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CABELL COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a stabbing that occurred in Huntington on Tuesday. Daniel Ray Triplett, 30, of Branchland, was arrested after he allegedly strangled and stabbing a woman consecutively. According to a criminal complaint, Triplett held the victim by her throat, strangling her, while holding her at knife-point and threatening to, "cut her throat." He then stabbed the woman once in the arm and again in her sternum. T...

Father charged in son's fatal overdose pleads not guilty

An Ohio man charged in the fatal drug overdose of his 1-year-old son has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and child endangering charges.

Convicted murderer driving stolen car caught at Border Patrol checkpoint

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A convicted murderer who was allegedly driving a stolen car and was wanted out of West Virginia was arrested at a Border Patrol checkpoint.

Touching photo captures woman helping elderly father watch eclipse

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For many, the total solar eclipse evoked emotion we never expected—pure amazement, joy, and wonder. For others, it evoked a deep sense of gratefulness. This was the case for Hedy Morrison.

Fayette County Vice Principal Arrested for Sexually Abusing Child

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FAYETTE COUNTY (WOWK) - A former Fayette County vice principal has been arrested on counts of sexual assault and sexual abuse involving a child, according to a release from the Fayette County Sheriff's Department. According to police, Victor Glen Whitt, 57, of Hico, is facing seven felony counts of Sexual Abuse by a Parent, Guardian, Custodian or Person in a Position of Trust and six felony counts of Second Degree Sexual Assault. Whitt is accused of committing these c...

Man living in US illegally pleads guilty in deadly crash

A man who was living in the U.S. illegally has pleaded guilty in an alcohol-related crash that killed three people in Ohio.

WVSP looking for man who failed to register as sex offender

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West Virginia State Police are looking for a man who they say failed to register as a sex offender.

Upset over drug use on property, owner torches trailer home

Authorities say an Ohio property owner admitted setting his trailer home on fire because he's tired of renting it to people addicted to drugs.

Video shows woman in Louisiana shoplifting alcohol stuffed in her pants, shirt, bag Video included

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A woman is putting a whole new meaning to “holding your liquor” after video shows her shoplifting multiple bottles of alcohol.

First responders in Kentucky to receive doses of Narcan

Gov. Matt Bevin says first responders in parts of Kentucky are receiving doses of Narcan to help fight drug overdoses.

WV DOT find Goat on I-79 Bridge in Kanawha County

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West Virginia Department of Transportation Crews found a goat hanging out underneath a bridge on I-79 in Kanawha County.

ESPN pulls announcer named Robert Lee from University of Virginia football game

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ESPN has pulled announcer Robert Lee from an upcoming University of Virginia football game over concerns of people possibly being offended by his name.

Tractor trailer crash closes one lane of I77 SB near Eden's Fork

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One lane of I77 SB reopens in Sharon after crash Video included

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A year after floods, grocery reopening at West Virginia mall

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The Kroger store at Crossings Mall in Elkview is reopening.

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Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia

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Trump began his Arizona visit with a brief trip to the southern edge of the country.

2 WV men admit child-pornography crimes

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They face 5 to 20 years in prison.

Woman claims she won $500K lottery; lottery says otherwise

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The lottery says investigators reconstructed the ticket.

Parkersburg City Ordinance Fight Video included

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PARKERSBURG- The city is in a tug of war over a city ordinance. Advocates are pushing for protections for the LGBT community and veterans. But opponents says the ordinance would open the city and businesses up for endless lawsuits. LGBT advocates say being open and inclusive to all residents is crucial to the success of Parkersburg.  "I knew a lot of young people in this community who were suffering a lot of discrimination. In fact one of my young friends whose a transgende...

Update: Arrest Made in Charleston Black Lives Matter Graffiti Video included

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The Charleston Police Department is investigating an overnight graffiti crime where Black Lives Matter was spray painted on multiple buildings.

New smartphone app ensures your child answers your texts immediately

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Nick Herbert is a dad of a young boy in grade school who began experiencing a common problem. He bought his son a smartphone so he could reach him at all times. But soon, his son began ignoring his texts and calls, either because he keeps the phone on silent or is just too embarrassed to talk to dad in front of his friends. So Nick got to work finding a solution to make sure he can always reach his son, even if the phone is on silent. That solution? A ne...

Bill would ban use of food stamps for soda in Florida

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TALLAHASSEE, FL (WCMH) – A bill recently introduced in the Florida legislature proposes banning the use of food stamp benefits to purchase soda. The bill would require the Florida Department of Children and Families to seek a waiver of federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program requirements and ban the use of SNAP benefits for soft drinks. The bill defines soft drinks as a flavored carbonated beverage that is sweetened with natural or artificial sweeteners. The St...

One Person Killed After Shooting in Kanawha County Video included

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - One person has sustained injuries after being shot in Sissonville this afternoon.  The report came in at 2:50 p.m. It happened near Smitty's Auto Parts on Wolf Pen Drive. Dispatchers say the shooting occurred as the result of a disturbance.  One person has been injured, however their injuries are unknown at this time. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department and EMS are responding. We have a crew headed to the scene. Stay with 13 News as we ...

Elk River Back Pack Blessings Tries to Win $25,000 Video included

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The Elk River Back Pack Blessings organization is dedicated to feeding children that rely on school provided meals as their main source of food, and they now have the chance to win 25,000 dollars.

Ohio man accused of urinating on store’s stash of halloween candy

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An Ohio man is facing criminal charges after allegedly urinating on a department store’s supply of Halloween candy.

Kentucky high school phases out 'Mr. Rebel' mascot

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A Kentucky high school is phasing out its mascot of six decades, a Confederate general called Mr. Rebel.

One Person Injured After Striking Parked Car, Was Wanted for Felony Warrant

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HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) - One person was transported to the hospital after losing control of their vehicle and striking a parked car in Huntington Tuesday. The accident occurred on the 900 block of Washington Avenue Tuesday. Huntington Police say that the driver was wanted for a felony warrant, and believe impairment was likely a factor. The driver was the only one injured in the crash. Huntington Police continues to investigate the incident. We will provide more inf...

Jobless rates drop in 31 of 55 West Virginia counties

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Unemployment rates dropped in 31 of West Virginia's 55 counties in July.

Secret Service Clears Unattended Package near White House

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The Secret Service says that they have cleared the unattended package near the north fence line of the White House Complex.

Mother jailed after leaving kids in car while in bar

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A mother has been charged with leaving two children alone in a hot car while she went drinking at a bar.

Charity group wants your eclipse glasses

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An astronomy non-profit group will soon be collecting solar eclipse glasses for a good cause.

Student arrested after meth found in Kanawha County school

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A student has been arrested after school personnel found methamphetamine at Riverside High School earlier this morning. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, deputies were contacted shortly after the meth was found. The student was taken into custody by deputies.  Stay with 13 News as we continue to update you on this ongoing story.

Charges filed against Kanawha County Magistrate Judge

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The WV Judicial Investigation Commission has ruled to formally charge Kanawha County Magistrate Court Judge Jack Pauley with violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct. Multiple charges were brought against him regarding incidents dating back to 2016.  The first charge stems from an incident that occurred on August 25th, 2016, when Magistrate Pauley was working an evening shift. During this time, Pauley is accused of filing a Domestic Violence Petition w...

Uber Services Now Available Throughout All of West Virginia

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According to a press release, Uber will now be available throughout all of West Virginia.

Ohio city replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day

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An Ohio city will celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous People's Day instead of the federally recognized Columbus Day holiday.

How to check if you damaged your eyes during the eclipse

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All eyes were on the sky for the total solar eclipse and ophthalmologists are fearing patients will fill their offices with eye damage.

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.

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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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.

"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...

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...

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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.

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  • Whitewater Rafting on the New River - Destination Adventure

    Whitewater Rafting on the New River - Destination Adventure

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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...

    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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  • 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. 

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