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Hallmark releases its 2017 Christmas movie lineup

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Christmas movie fanatics get excited! Your days of watching re-runs are numbered. The Hallmark Countdown to Christmas, with a record 33 brand new Christmas movies, is just a week away. The heartwarming movies will be shown both on the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries starting October 28 (yes, three whole days before Halloween) extending until December 30. This year’s lineup of movies stars returning favorites such as Lacey Chabe...

Man Found Guilty of Killing of Former WV Coal Exec Video included

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Mingo County Sheriff James Smith says a second arrest has been made in the Mingo County Murder Investigation.

Police: Man plunged into Ohio River to flee traffic stop

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Police in West Virginia say a man wanted for robbery fled a traffic stop by jumping into the Ohio River, only to be met by police waiting on the other side.

Suspect in Ohio slayings of 4 pleads not guilty to murder Video included

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A man suspected in the deadly Ohio shootings of an 8-year-old boy and three other relatives and a related non-fatal stabbing has pleaded not guilty to numerous charges including aggravated murder and attempted murder.

Police: Newborn's dad sold heroin in hospital maternity ward

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A man has been jailed on charges he sold heroin in the hospital maternity ward room where people were visiting his newborn daughter.

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Family sues natural healing center after Ohio man's death

Relatives of a man who died while being treated for pneumonia at a natural healing center in Ohio are suing the store's owner and employees.

PREVIEW: The Christening of the USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams Video included

Patrick Simon is on special assignment covering the christening of the USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams in San Diego with Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams.

40 Years of the New River Gorge Bridge - Destination Adventure

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They invited all of West Virginia to come and see this new bridge and it's balance between engineering, architecture, and nature.

Charleston postal worker admits stealing meth package

A former Charleston postal worker has pleaded guilty to stealing a mailed package containing methamphetamine.

Car Strikes Semi Head-on in Double Fatal Accident in Putnam County

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US Route 35 in Putnam County was temporarily shut down overnight after 2 people died when a car struck a tractor-trailer.

Man accused of choking woman over iPad passcode

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Police say a man choked a woman because she changed her iPad’s passcode.

Officials need help identifying man with wanted Ohio murder suspect

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The U.S. Marshal’s are seeking the public’s help in identifying an unknown man believed to be traveling with a wanted rape and murder suspect.

Ohio woman gets prison for death of toddler she babysat

An Ohio woman has been sentenced to prison for the death of a toddler to whom she gave the anti-anxiety drug Xanax and left alone to shop and to meet a friend at the movies.

West Virginia court reinstates terrorism charge

The Supreme Court of West Virginia has reinstated a terrorism charge against a school custodian accused of threatening to get a gun and shoot people in the school if his workload was increased.

Crews responding to fire in Dunbar

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Pedestrian Struck On Washington St East

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Dispatchers confirm a pedestrian has been struck by a SUV in the 1600 Block of Washington St of Charleston. Dispatchers also say that the victim is being treated by medics due to heavy bleeding from the nose. Charleston Fire and Police Departments are responding. We will update with he latest information as it becomes available.

US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

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By JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its tests show that when a laptop's rechargeable lithium-ion battery overheats in close proximity to an aerosol spray can, it can cause an explosion capable of disa...

One Person Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash in Carter County

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CARTER COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - One person has been killed in a two-vehicle crash in Carter County. According to Kentucky State Police, a two-vehicle accident was reported around 4:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of mile marker 170 on I-64, not far from Grayson.  Troopers say that the fatality is the only injury to report from the accident.  Traffic is being diverted off of the interstate at mile marker 172, which is the US-60 exit.  Troopers estimate that the road will r...

Confederate named elementary school changes to Obama

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy’s only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States. Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson was named decades ago for Jefferson Davis. In a move proposed by parents, the school with 98 percent African-American enrollment will be renamed for Barack Obama in the next academic year. The PTA president announced the pl...

Deputies searching for Martin County's "Most Wanted"

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MARTIN COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - Deputies with the Martin County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in locating a wanted fugitive. According to deputies, Toni Kerr is wanted for the following charges: Bail Jumping, 1st Degree Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), 1st Degree Kerr is a repeated felony offender. If you have any information regarding Kerr's whereabouts, you're asked to contact the Martin County ...

Whiskey Barrel Company Bringing More than 100 Jobs to West Virginia

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The Great Barrel Company is coming to West Virginia and it will bring more than 140 to 150 new jobs.

Residents evacuated after apartment fire breaks out in South Charleston Video included

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Crews are on the scene in South Charleston after an apartment fire caused residents to evacuate the premises. According to dispatchers, the fire broke out at the Colonial Park Apartments around 11 A.M. this morning. Colonial Park Drive is shut down while the South Charleston Fire Department responds. No injuries have been confirmed at this time. We have a crew at the scene. Stay with 13 News as we continue to update this ongoing story.

President Trump’s health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

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If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

Kindergartner empties piggy bank to pay for classmates’ milk

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A caring kindergartner is getting a lot of attention online for an act of kindness.

Police: No signs of trauma on teen's body found in Ohio

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Authorities say the body of a 17-year-old high school senior has been found in Ohio.

Three arrested in Mason County drug raid

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MASON COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Three people were arrested in Ashton yesterday after police found heroin while executing a search warrant.  According to the Mason County Sheriff's Department, police searched a home in the Regina Lane area of Ashton. Police arrested occupants Thomas Glover, 33, of Ashton, Stella Turner, 34, of Ashton, and Deshawn Gadson,19, of Detroit, MI. All suspects were charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver (Heroin).  They are curren...

Man answering knock at door shot and killed in Ohio

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Witnesses said the man heard a knock at the door and when he answered, he was shot several times.

Police officer rescues kitten, raccoon found cuddling in dumpster

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A police officer discovered two unlikely companions in a dumpster – a kitten and a baby raccoon. 

Kentucky taking applications for roles in hemp program

Kentucky agriculture officials say the application period has opened for people wanting to participate next year in the state's hemp research pilot program.

Police: Gun found on 3rd-grader at Ohio elementary school

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 Police say a gun has been found on a third-grader who told authorities he'd been bullied at an Ohio elementary school.

5 Injured, Including 1 Child After Kanawha County Crash

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - 5 people have been injured in a two-vehicle crash in Kanawha County Wednesday night. The crash was reported around 9:30 p.m. on the 4700 block of Frame Road, which is a couple miles north of the Aaron's Fork intersection. Dispatchers at the scene say two vehicles are involved, and four people are injured. It is not clear what the extent of injuries are to the victims at this time. Frame Road is closed while crews work the scene. Kanawha County EMS, Fra...

WV AG Alerts Consumers of Spike in IRS Scam Calls

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey alerted consumers to a recent spike in Internal Revenue Service scam calls, perhaps related to the recent, Oct. 16, filing deadline for those who sought an extension in April.   The scam typically starts with a phone call indicating the IRS will arrest the consumer if he or she refuses to follow instructions. Similar calls claim to represent the U.S. Treasury Department, legal affairs and other gro...

Charleston Man Pleads Guilty for Stealing Items from UC and Selling Them

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A Charleston man caught stealing items from the campus of the University of Charleston and selling them on Amazon pleaded guilty today, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Adam St. Clair, 30, entered his guilty plea to mail fraud. According to a release, between the summer of 2014 and approximately the fall of 2015, St. Clair secretly entered locked offices and rooms in buildings on the campus of the University of Charleston without permi...

Teenager Killed in Scioto County Crash

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SCIOTO COUNTY, OH (WOWK) - One person has been killed after a crash in Scioto County. On Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at just before 1 p.m., the Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol received a call of a single vehicle crash on US-52 at milepost 11 in Friendship near the Shawnee Golf Course and Marina. Kylie Sue Lucas, 18, of Winchester, OH was traveling west on US 52 in a 2009 Chevy Malibu. She drove off the left side of the roadway and struck multiple utility poles. Ms...

Tobacco Ban Taking Effect in One West Virginia County Next Year

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MARTINSBURG, WV (WDVM) - Park-goers in Berkeley County will no longer be able to use any tobacco products starting next year, after the county's Parks and Recreation Board voted to ban them in park areas. The ban includes cigarettes, vaping devices and chewing tobacco. Members of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation Board voted unanimously in favor of the prohibition, saying it was the right move for public health. They have received numerous complaints concerni...

Monument company apologizes, pays expenses after child’s grave marker repossessed

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WCMH) — A North Carolina monument company is apologizing after it repossessed the grave marker of a 5-year-old boy who died of leukemia. “He repossessed it, like it was a car,” Crystal Leatherman told WBTV about the owner of the monument company who repossessed the marker of her son, Jake, who died last year. The owner, J.C. Shoaf, said the couple did pay for the marker in full at the beginning, but they made changes that add...

Discovery Channel revives ‘American Chopper’ after 5 years

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ORANGE COUNTY, NY (AP) — “American Chopper” will return to the Discovery Channel next year, five years after its first run on the network ended. The reality series follows feuding father and son motorcycle builders Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. as they put together chopper-style bikes for a high-profile roster of clients. Discovery says the revived series will focus on the Teutuls struggle to reinvigorate their businesses and reconcile their fractured relatio...

Fast Food Worker Charged with Sexually Assaulting 14 Year Old in West Virginia

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Police say a West Virginia Taco Bell worker sexually assaulted a 14-year-old.

Colorado teen killed young siblings to be alone, police say

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A 19-year-old accused of stabbing his two young siblings to death and wounding his father in Colorado told investigators he carried out the attack so he could be alone in the house, documents say. Officers called to the home early Tuesday found the 5-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy, along with the father of all three siblings, police spokesman Lt. Howard Black said. Officers tried to save the children, who later died at a hospital. The father, J...

4 Arrested on Felony Drug Charges After DUI Checkpoint

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WAYNE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Four people from eastern Kentucky have been arrested with felony drug charges after a DUI checkpoint in Wayne County. According to a press release, the Wayne County Sheriff's Department Road Officers conducted a DUI Checkpoint at the intersection of US Route 52 and Cedar Run Road in the Fort Gay area of Wayne County. Sheriff Thompson says that multiple citations were written as well as a stop that yielded 30.7 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine with a street ...

Man Arrested for Distributing Heroin Near School

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PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The Putnam County Special Enforcement Unit and the Mason County Special Investigation Unit arrested a man for distributing heroin within 1,000 feet of a school.  D'Arius C. Franklin, of Point Pleasant,  was arrested in Quail Court Buffalo WV on Mason County Warrants for two counts of Distributing Heroin within 1000 feet of a School and Delivery of Heroin.

84 children found, 120 traffickers captured in sex trafficking takedown

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FORT WAYNE, IN (WANE) - A nationwide crackdown on underage human trafficking by federal agents recovered 84 children and captured 120 alleged traffickers, according to a release from the FBI. Operation Cross Country XI, a joint effort by the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, was held Oct. 12-15. In Indiana, agents identified or arrested “several” alleged traffickers in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and South Bend. “Although we did not reco...

VP Mike Pence's brother plans to run for Congress

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By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Greg Pence, one of Mike Pence's older brothers, has filed a tax document indicating he will seek the eastern Indiana congressional seat that the vice president and former governor represented for 12 years. He formed the Greg Pence for Congress Committee on Monday, according to a filing with the Internal Revenue Service that was obtained by The Associated Press. Greg Pence, who once ran the family's now-bankrupt chain of Tobacco...

2-year-old denied kidney transplant because father violated probation

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ATLANTA — A.J. Burgess was born a month too soon without a working kidney, WGCL-TV reports, and his father Anthony Dickerson is a 110 percent match for an organ donation. But surgeons at Emory Hospital in Atlanta won’t perform the operation because Dickerson served time in prison for violating probation. Burgess, who only weighs 25 pounds at age 2, spent 10 months in a neonatal intensive care unit. Dickerson was tested and proved to be the perfect match to give ...

Oklahoma school adopts policy expecting all to stand for anthem

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STUART, Okla. (AP) – A small Oklahoma school district has adopted a policy saying students, athletes and spectators are “expected” to stand during the national anthem with no “gestures of demonstration or protest.” The policy adopted by the school board says it isn’t intended to force anyone to violate their religious, political or social beliefs. It asks that all stand out of respect to those who have died for the country. The policy says student...

BREAKING: 5 Shot, 3 Dead In Baltimore Area Business Park Shooting

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BALTIMORE, MD (WJZ) - 3 are confirmed dead and at least 5 others are injured after a shooting broke out at Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. According to CBS-affiliate WJZ, police have identified 37-year-old Radee Prince, and say he is considered armed and dangerous. The HCSO say all the victims appear to be employees of Advanced Granite Solutions. Just before 9 a.m., Radeed entered the business and opened fir...

Guilty plea but no jail for jewel thief Doris Payne, 87

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Doris Payne, at 87, has stolen about $2 million in jewels over the last six decades.

Blue pumpkins will honor Officer, gather donations for family

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CLARENCE, N.Y. (WIVB) – In honor of fallen Buffalo Police K-9 Officer Craig Lehner, WNY Heroes is teaming up with the Great Pumpkin Farm to color pumpkins blue. “Operation Shield’s Pumpkin Patch” will create blue pumpkins intended to support Lehner’s family and all of the men and women who helped in the search. The pumpkins will be available to purchase this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a donation to Lehner’s family. The project is the...

US Rep: Trump says fallen soldier knew what he signed up for

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President Donald Trump told the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that her husband “knew what he signed up for,” according to a Florida congresswoman.

Mom says Texas school’s corporal punishment went too far

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LUBBOCK, Texas (KLBK) — A Roosevelt ISD mother, Michelle Decker, is speaking out against the school district after she said the assistant principal used excessive force when disciplining her fifth grade son with corporal punishment after he talked back to a teacher. “She said Gianni has two choices, he can either go to ISS for three days or he can get three swats,” Decker said. “Gianni told me he didn’t want to go to ISS, he said, ‘I’ll take ...

Crews responding to fire on South Park Rd in Charleston

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Truck goes through front of Huntington, WV overnight

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The front of a Mattress Warehouse on Route 60 in Huntington is smashed in. Emergency dispatchers tell 13News that a Dodge Ram pickup crashed into the front glass of the store around 3:45 a.m. The driver was not hurt. Huntington Police are handling the crash investigation.

Ohio State Highway Patrol investigating fatal crash

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The crash remains under investigation.

Suspect uses machete during robbery in Huntington

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HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) - Huntington Police are investigating an armed robbery Tuesday night. The crime took place at around 7:30 p.m. on the 2700 block of 5th Avenue at the R.C. Carryout Tavern. According to dispatchers, a man got away with an undisclosed amount of money while being armed. There is no word on suspects or arrests at this time. Huntington Police is investigating the crime. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

Pursuit in Charleston ends in one arrest

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BrickStreet Donates $1 Million for Upcoming Shawnee Park Complex Video included

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The largest cash donation ever made to a Kanawha County facility was announced Tuesday. According to Kanawha County Commissioner Kent Carper, BrickStreet Insurance is donating $1 million to the Shawnee Park sports complex, set to be built in Dunbar. Dunbar Mayor says the $1-mil donation from BrickStreet will mean big things for Shawnee Park. Hear from him tonight @WOWK13News — WOWK/Alyssa Meisner (@wowkalyssa) October 17, 2017 Dunbar Mayor Bill...

Instead of birthday gifts, young boy is asking for pet donations

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Have you ever heard of a 9-year-old who doesn’t want birthday presents?  It may sound strange, since most kids want gifts. However, 9-year-old Jedi Sanford says instead of getting birthday gifts, he wants to help some four-legged friends. A cat adoption ignited a fire in the 9-year-old on a mission. “I went to the shelter and all those animals were in a little cage full of about nothing,” Jedi said. The idea came to him whe...

Attorney: Convicted tax schemer is too fat for prison

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The attorney for a 72-year-old Florida man who was convicted in a tax scheme is using obesity to try to keep his client out of prison. Curtis Fallgatter wrote in a court filing on Monday that Stephen Donaldson Sr. doesn’t have an average man’s life expectancy because he’s 5-foot-9 and weighs 273 pounds (124 kilograms). For that reason, the attorney wrote, it’s not right to make him serve 6 years and four months in prison. Fallgatter wr...

3 Vehicle Crash Results in at Least One Injury in Putnam County

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PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - At least one person has been injured after a three vehicle crash. The wreck was reported around 5:30 p.m. on the 300 block of Hurricane Creek Road in Hurricane near the McDonald's just off the interstate. Dispatchers say three vehicles are involved and at least one injury has been reported.  Expect traffic congestion in that area while crews work the scene. Putnam County EMS, Hurricane Police, and Hurricane Fire responded to the scene. We will...

Man admits fatally shooting daughter over lack of 'respect'

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CLEVELAND (AP) - A suburban Cleveland man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his daughter while she slept, saying he believed she disrespected his rules by coming home late and not cleaning her room. Jamal Mansour, of Rocky River, pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault and has been sentenced to 22 years in prison. The 64-year-old dad earlier pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder in 27-year-old Tahani Mansour's death last year...

Doctors and cops among 277 arrested in human trafficking, online prostitution sting in Florida

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POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - A week-long undercover sting targeting human trafficking and online prostitution in Polk County ended with 277 arrests that included doctors, pharmacists and law enforcement officers. “That’s the most we have ever arrested in the history of the sheriff’s office,” Sheriff Grady Judd said. “Operation No Tricks, No Treats” started last Tuesday, October 10 and ran through Monday, October 16. During that time, undercover dete...

Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump's travel ban

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HONOLULU (AP) - A judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect.      U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson on Tuesday granted Hawaii's request to temporarily block the federal government from enforcing the policy. It was supposed to take effect at midnight EDT Wednesday.      The Trump administration's most recent restrictions, which affect citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, Nor...

5-year-old boy’s grave marker ‘repossessed…like a car’ after dispute

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HICKORY, N.C. (WBTV) – A Hickory couple is in disbelief after their son’s grave marker was repossessed by the manufacturer. The manufacturer says he is owed money, but the family says that’s just not true. Now the child’s grave marker is gone and the family is hiring an attorney. “This is my lowest point,” mother Crystal Leatherman said. “He doesn’t care.” It’s been nearly a year since Wayne and Crystal Leatherman buried t...

Three roofers stop working to stand for national anthem at nearby high school

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WATERVILLE, ME (WFLA) — As the high school football players in a small New England town took the field before their big game, the fans in the crowd stood for the national anthem. One of the fans, Michelle Lyons Cossar, turned around from her seat and spotted three men on top of a roof adjacent to the field standing at attention. The roofers placed their hands across their chests as the anthem boomed through the town. In awe, Cossar, snapped a photo and posted i...

California becomes first to allow gender-neutral birth certificate

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SACRAMENTO, CA (WFLA) — California became the first state to allow a non-binary gender marker on birth certificates Sunday when Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation backed by San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins. According to NBC News, California also allowed residents to be identified by a gender marker other than “F” or “M” on their driver license, becoming the second state in the nation to do so after Oregon. Washington, D.C., also voted to allow gender...

325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A 325-pound Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment. Veronica Green Posey, 64, was arrested and charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child, The Pensacola News Journal reported. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office report identified Posey as the girl’s cousin. Paramedics and deputies responded to the family’s Pensacola home following a 911 call Saturday. Posey told...

Crews respond to rollover accident in Charleston

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Crews are responding to a vehicle rollover in Charleston. According to dispatchers, crews are on scene at near Virginia Street West and Pennsylvania Avenue. No information has been released about the status of the victims at this time. Charleston Police Department, Charleston Fire Department, and Charleston EMS are on the scene. Stay with 13 News as we continue to bring you the latest information.

Student arrested for "terroristic threats" at Boone County school

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BOONE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - State Police were investigating claims of "terroristic threats" at Scott High School this morning. 13 News has received reports that a student made a threatening post on social media.  Troopers say that one student was arrested. Their identity has not been released at this time. Stay with 13 News as we continue to update this ongoing investigation.

Police Arrest Man After Disturbance Places Elementary School on Lockdown

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SAINT ALBANS, WV (WOWK) - A Kanawha County Elementary School was placed on lockdown earlier this morning after a reported disturbance. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, Anne Bailey Elementary was on lockdown when a man was arrested across the street. Police say that Tommy Athens, 36, of St. Albans, allegedly brandished a knife near the school. When police confronted Athens, he brandished a knife again and was subsequently arrested. No students or staff were injured...

Two accidents shutdown Dunbar Toll Bridge in both directions

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\The year and a half battle over Nicholas County schools seems to be finally winding down.  "As far as the next steps, we're just going to have to wait and I'll get some direction from the Department of Education and mediation and go forward," \

Woman caught stealing cement pavers threatens to sue for back injury

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PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) – A 54-year-old Florida woman was arrested Sunday after she was caught stealing cement pavers from a home in Port Richey. Deputies arrested Julie Ann Upright just after 5 p.m. on Woodbridge Court, when he found 42 cement decorative blocks, worth $420, in her vehicle. The homeowner told detectives that he caught her taking the blocks without permission. They were part of a remodeling project and were stored in the front yard, about 4 feet from the roadway...

Dry Conditions Lead to Brush Fires in West Virginia

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ROANE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Dry weather conditions have resulted in brush fires popping up in the Mountain State. According to the Newton Volunteer Fire Department, a brushfire reported Saturday night near the 2200 block of Tariff Road initially burned 10 acres in that area. Crews spent about 6 hour working to eliminate the fire. That fire rekindled at around 11:30 a.m. Sunday due to high winds in the area. Units checked on hot spots from the initial fire and found that the ...

Inmate Found After Escaping Correctional Facility

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JACKSON COUNTY, OH (WOWK) - One inmate has been found after escaping in Jackson County Sunday. According to a release, on Sunday, the Jackson County Correctional Facility had an escape of Nathan A. Christman, 26. Christman was being held on a probation violation. The escape was reported as a door malfunction and the inmate walked away. After the investigation was completed, the door did not malfunction. Personnel from Aramark, who handle the food preparation service, did not ...

Car Strikes Fruth Pharamacy in Teays Valley

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The Putnam County Sheriff's Office responded after a vehicle struck Fruth Pharmacy in Teays Valley this afternoon.

Louisville fires Rick Pitino amid federal investigation

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Louisville's Athletic Association has officially fired coach Rick Pitino nearly three weeks after the school acknowledged that its men's basketball program is being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe.

Researchers discover vulnerability affecting Wi-Fi security

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Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or spread malicious software while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device.

Ohio Police Department Creates Dirt Bike Unit

An Ohio police department has added dirt bikes to its fleet to combat unlicensed riders on city streets.

Manchin to White House: Withdraw nominee for drug czar

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Senator Joe Manchin is demanding that the White House withdraw the nomination of Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the nation's drug czar.

Reward offered for Ohio man accused of raping, killing infant

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 A reward is now being offered for information leading to the capture of a man accused of raping and murdering a 13-month-old girl.

Head-on crash kills Ohio driver in car, newborn in SUV

The State Highway Patrol says a head-on crash in Ohio killed a 6-week-old boy riding in an SUV and the 21-year-old driver who struck that vehicle.

Man builds 2-story 'Star Wars' vehicle replica for Halloween

A two-story, "Star Wars"-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio should be enough to make any trick-or-treating Darth Vader proud.

Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion, misbehavior

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The Latest on the court-martial of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his post in Afghanistan,

Legislature to consider West Virginian hiring preference

Special Session will focus on road bond work hiring. Special Session will focus on road bond work hiring.

The Legislature is returning to the Capitol to consider legislation aimed at ensuring West Virginians are hired by contractors repairing and building roads and bridges across the state.

Multi-vehicle crash on Lee St. in Charleston

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I-77 Is Now Back Open Following Semi Accident

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 A semi truck has jackknifed on I-77 southbound The accident happened near mile marker 81 near the toll plaza. Troopers are on scene, and all southbound traffic is currently stopped. Please avoid the area if at all possible. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Rock Hill Schools Will Have Grief Counselors On Site After Tragic Murders

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IRONTON, Ohio (AP) - Classes in an Ohio school district are set to resume after the fatal shootings of three adults and a 7-year-old boy in southern Ohio's Lawrence County. The Ironton Tribune reports Rock Hill Local School Superintendent Wes Hairston says classes will resume Monday after being canceled Thursday and Friday. Rock Hill second-grader Devin Holston was killed Wednesday in the unincorporated area of Pedro (PEE'-droh) along with his mother, 28-year-old Stacey Jackson, and...

High-Speed Pursuit Ends In Crash And The Suspect Dead From Gunshot Wounds

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Multiple agencies involved in a high speed pursuit through Kanawha County. The suspect led police on a chase through the Charleston and surrounding areas for about 15 minutes and was firing multiple rounds at officers. The suspect crashed at Leon Sullivan Way and Washington St. Leon Sullivan Way and Washington St. are currently closed down near The Clay Center We have a crew on scene and will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

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  • Maggots found in catheter of nursing home resident

    Maggots found in catheter of nursing home resident

    Friday, October 20 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-10-20 16:06:12 GMT

    The survey found the nursing home “failed to ensure necessary care and services were provided for hygiene and urinary catheter maintenance” for one resident.

    The survey found the nursing home “failed to ensure necessary care and services were provided for hygiene and urinary catheter maintenance” for one resident.

  • 10 elementary students had mouths duct taped by substitute

    10 elementary students had mouths duct taped by substitute

    Friday, October 20 2017 10:18 AM EDT2017-10-20 14:18:56 GMT

    Authorities say a substitute teacher was removed from a fifth-grade classroom and barred from the campus after 10 students had duct tape placed over their mouths.

    Authorities say a substitute teacher was removed from a fifth-grade classroom and barred from the campus after 10 students had duct tape placed over their mouths.

  • Middle School Student Flown to Hospital After Sustaining Injury in Football Game

    Middle School Student Flown to Hospital After Sustaining Injury in Football Game

    Friday, October 20 2017 2:53 PM EDT2017-10-20 18:53:00 GMT
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    A Mountaineer Middle School student was flown to the hospital after sustaining an injury during a football game Thursday night, according to Harrison County 911 officials.

    A Mountaineer Middle School student was flown to the hospital after sustaining an injury during a football game Thursday night, according to Harrison County 911 officials.

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