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NWS Confirms Tornado Strikes Lawrence County, Ohio Video included

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A possible tornado struck Lawrence County, Ohio Wednesday evening.

Prichard Man Arrested on for Sexual Abuse and Assault on Girlfriend's Daughter

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BARBOURSVILLE, WV (WOWK) - A Wayne County man has been arrested on several charges of sexual abuse of a guardian and sexual assault. Roy Watts, 42, of Prichard, WV has been arrested on four counts of sexual abuse by a parent or guardian, and four counts of 1st-degree sexual assault.  According to a criminal complaint, law enforcement were dispatched to the 2000 block of Beech Drive in the Barboursville area for a report of a sexual assault. Upon arrival, a woman advised that he...

Two People Injured in Charleston Shooting

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Two people have been shot in Charleston Thursday evening. The shooting was reported just before 8 p.m. on the 1500 block of Huron Terrace in Charleston. It is unknown what the extent of injuries are to the victims at this time, or whether any arrests have been made. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

Massive need for welders and other skilled trades

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There is a desperate need for workers in the skilled trades in the United States. 

Accident In Cabell County Results In One Vehicle Landing On It's Roof

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Cabell County 911 tells WOWK Channel 13 that a single vehicle accident  occurred on I-64 westbound this afternoon. Cabell County Sheriff's Department, Huntington PD, and Huntington Fire Department all responded to the scene. The accident resulted in one car ending up on it's roof on the side of the interstate. Dispatchers with 911 told us that although the car ended up on it's top, the person involved was not transported to the hospital. 

Student’s service dog gets own headshot in class yearbook

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FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school student who attends school with a service dog found himself side-by-side with his canine in the school’s yearbook photos. Andrew Schalk has Type 1 diabetes and uses his dog, Alpha, to alert him when his blood sugar levels are off. The black Labrador Retriever gives the 16-year-old his paw when his levels are too high or too low. Alpha was there when Schalk had his picture taken for the Stafford High School yearbook and th...

State Auditor to Continue Administering Volunteer Firefighter's Fund

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - According to a release, State Auditor John McCuskey announced today that he will continue to administer The Volunteer Fire Department Workers’ Compensation Premium Subsidy Fund, recently reauthorized by the special session of the Legislature through the passage of Senate Bill 1010. “The Auditor’s Office is statutorily charged with administering this fund,” McCuskey said. “And I support the Legislature’s recent pass...

Mingo Deputies Arrest Two for Disposing Needles Near Children's Park

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KERMIT, WV (WOWK) - The Mingo County Sheriff's Office is warning for parents to be alert following the discovery of a couple o syringes close to a county park. According to a release by the Mingo County Sheriff's Office, the syringes were found close to a park near Kermit, WV. The Sheriff's Office is asking that parents please alert their children of the dangers, and to be observant. If anyone has any information pertaining to where the syringes are coming from, they are asked to c...

Man Arrested for Breaking into Church to Steal Tools

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A Huntington man has been arrested after breaking into a church to steal tools. According to a criminal complaint, Christopher Napier, 39, of Huntington broke into Johnson Memorial Church on 10th Street. 

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Update: Kidnapping Suspect Turns Himself In

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The Nicholas County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help in finding a kidnapping suspect. Law enforcement is seeking help in the apprehension of Shawn Woodring for charges of kidnapping, burglary, and two counts of delivery of a controlled substance.  If anyone knows the whereabouts or sightings of the suspect, please contact the Sheriff's Department or Nicholas County 911.

House Fire Reported in Eastern Kanawha County

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Fire crews are on the scene of a working house fire in eastern Kanawha County. The fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. on the 1000 block of Chesapeake Street in Hansford.  Dispatchers say that the structure involved is either a small house or a double-wide trailer.  They did not elaborate on the extent of damage to the structure, but did advise that there are no injuries or road closures to report as a result of the blaze. Pratt Fire, Handley Fire, and East Bank Fire resp...

Police Seek Public's Help in Finding Man Who Stole Copper Wire

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The Putnam County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a man who they say stole copper wire. The man entered the Burco storage yard on Thompson Road in Hurricane back on May 14th and stole copper wire from the facility. If anyone has information about the crime, or can identify the suspect, you are asked to contact Putnam County Detective John Hedrick at (304)-586-0256. ext. 2362. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive ...

Woman traveling country paying drug addicts to get vasectomies, tubes tied

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 A woman on a mission to stop drug-addicted mothers from having babies is making stops across the country.

Multiple inmate overdoses reported at Western Regional Jail

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CABELL COUNTY, WV - Officials are investigating reports of inmate overdoses that occurred last night at Western Regional Jail. RELATED: Eight inmates overdose at Kentucky jail Lawrence Messina, Director of Communications for West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, says that three inmates received medical attention yesterday for suspected drug overdoses. RELATED: 4 inmates overdose in 2 days at Ohio prison He says all inmates are in stable condition and have...

Former Charleston Police Officer Arrested After Threatening Family

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CHARLESTON, WV - Former Charleston Police Officer, Terry "Shawn" Williams, was in Kanawha County Magistrate Court today after threatening a family member over the telephone. According to the criminal complaint, Williams called his aunt, Beverly Williams, following a funeral service for Terry "Shawn" William's father on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017. During the service, Williams's mother was reportedly removed from the service and he was served a family violence prote...

Cops: Day care worker fatally assaulted infant during the girl's nap

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A day care worker is accused of murder in the death of an 8-month-old girl who police say was assaulted during her nap.

It’s National Wine Day

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Wine has been around for centuries, and there are some health benefits to drinking a glass! Moderate drinkers have lower risks for liver disease, type two diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and some cancers. Wine has also been known to reduce “bad” cholesterol, or LDL, and increase “good” cholesterol, known as HDL.

After 17 years of trying, couple gives birth to sextuplets

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A 40-person team successfully delivered sextuplets to a couple that had been trying to conceive for nearly 20 years.

23 people overdose in Hagerstown on Wednesday

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According to Hagerstown Police, 23 people overdosed in the city of Hagerstown on Wednesday. Police say at times, on several occasions, it was the same person overdosing.

Commissioner calls for Confederate statue to be taken down

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The statue was first dedicated in Tampa in 1911.

Pres. Trump budget would allow sale of wild horses for slaughter

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Wild horse advocates say the change would gut nearly a half-century of protection.

UK slams US on probe leaks; queen visits child victims

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The bomber’s name was allegedly released by U.S. officials just as raids were underway.

5 people hospitalized after crash in Charleston

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CAMPING ALERT: Flash flooding possible this weekend along creeks and streams! Video included

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Flash flooding will produce dangerous situations this weekend.

WV county 'Bible in the Schools' program on hold

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A federal district court hearing is set for June 19th.

Boone County student headed to Harvard

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A Boone County student is headed to the Ivy League. Scott High School Senior Jessica Miller will be attending Harvard.

New Recruits Head to Police Academy

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Residents will soon see four new faces on the police force. The additional staff means increased traffic control and adding a resource officer to a local middle school.  Whether the recruits heard stories from local cops or just want to serve the community they grew up in, the new officers are anxious to put on their uniform and get started with the South Charleston Police Department.  "Growing up I had a friend whose father is a police officer. List...

Local Mom Battles Addiction Video included

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Tonight, we continue our reports into the states of addiction. We recently introduced you to Jordann Thomas. Her baby was born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, meaning his body was going into drug withdrawal. Tonight, she shares her story of the addiction that lead to her baby's condition, why her sobriety has been such a battle and how she plans to win it. “It went from oxy to heroin and every day all day to from the time I was 15 to 22,” said Jordann Thomas. “I'...

South Dakota Girl with Cancer Prevented from Graduating

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- A western South Dakota high school won't allow a student who has brain cancer to walk during its graduation ceremony because she is a few credits short of being able to graduate. Meredith Erck, 17, wasn't sure whether she would live to see graduation day, the Rapid City Journal (http://bit.ly/2rAnfX9 ) reported. The Central High School student had colon cancer before she was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2015. Between surgeries and recovery, she couldn...

Coal Truck Overturns in Kentucky

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ULYSSES, KY (WOWK) - A coal truck has overturned in Lawrence County Kentucky. The accident was reported shortly after 2 p.m. on US 23 near KY 645. No injuries have been reported in the crash. The northbound lanes of US 23 just north of KY 645 will be down to one lane for awhile  while crews work to clear the scene. Dispatchers say US 23 north will likely shut down when crews begin to remove the coal truck.

Opium poppy plants found in North Carolina worth $500M

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CATAWBA COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A man was arrested after deputies found nearly an acre of opium poppy in a Catawba County field Tuesday morning. The Catawba County Sheriff's Office says the plants were discovered off Poultry Lane near Claremont. Deputies got a tip last week and were able to obtain a search warrant. Tuesday, Cody Xiong was arrested and charged with manufacture and trafficking by possession. The sheriff estimates the plants could be valued at $500 million or more. He say...

School Bus and Car Collide in Charleston

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - A school bus and a car collided in Charleston Wednesday evening.  The crash occurred on Quarrier Street at Civic Center drive. A bus from Wetzel County was pulling out of the drive onto Quarrier Street but did not see a vehicle traveling on Quarrier Street. The two vehicles struck, with moderate damage reported. No injuries were reported in the crash. No students were on the bus at the time of the crash.

High Water Reported in Our Region

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(WOWK) - High water has been reported in our region Wednesday afternoon, after heavy rainfall dropped a couple of inches of rainfall in spots in southwestern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky.  A flash flood warning is in effect for Mingo, southeastern Lincoln, Logan, and Boone Counties until 4:45 p.m. A flash flood warning is also in effect for southeastern Martin County, central Floyd County, and northwestern Pike County in Kentucky until 6 p.m. Here are the high water repo...

Mississippi Police: Man locked disabled child in hot car to punish mom

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A man is under arrest on a felony child abuse charge after police say he purposefully locked a disabled child in a hot car to punish the girl’s mother. 

Former Marshall Coach Sonny Randle Passes away at 81

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The Marshall university community is mourning the loss of Former Coach Sonny Randle today. He was 81.

WV AG Announces $33M Settlement with Johnson & Johnson

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, in coordination with 42 other attorneys general, reached a $33 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil-PPC Inc. regarding representation of product quality.   West Virginia’s share will exceed $440,000. The settlement resolves allegations that McNeil unlawfully promoted its over-the-counter drugs as meeting federal standards for manufacturing.   “We will always ...

Earthquake reported in southeast Ohio Wednesday

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The United States Geological Survey reports a 3.4 magnitude earthquake struck in Vinton County around 12:25pm Wednesday.

Huntington Police need your help in identifying robbery suspect

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HUNTINGTON, WV - The Huntington Police Department need your help identifying a suspect wanted for a robbery that occurred near 10th Street and 3rd Avenue on May 11th, 2017. Police are looking for this man depicted in the attached photos, who is described as a white male. According to the Communications Director for the City of Huntington, Bryan Chambers, a 54-year-old female sustained non life-threatening injuries after the suspect stole her purse. Police say he was unarmed at the ...

Ohio Officer hospitalized after touching illegal substance

An Ohio police officer is recovering after touching what authorities say is a suspected drug during a narcotics-related traffic stop.

25,000 Graco car seats recalled after failing crash safety test

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Graco Children’s Products Inc. (Graco) has issued a recall of more than 25,000 car seats. 

Pregnant senior not allowed to walk at graduation

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Maddi is 18, has a 4.0 grade point average, was president of Student Council, and an officer in the Key Club. Despite all of that, she won’t be walking at her graduation on June 2.

Missing Calhoun County Boy Safely Returns Home

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The Calhoun County Sheriff Department is seeking the public's help in finding a missing boy. According to a release, 12-year-old Dylan Edwards was reported missing around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday in the Lost Ridge area of Calhoun County. Dylan is possibly wearing a green Mossy Oak hooded sweat shirt and blue jeans. Dylan could be traveling on foot to the Wallace area of Harrison County If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Dylan please contact your local police department ...

Recall affecting Lucky Brand Basil Seed, possible health risk

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No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Man finds python in pantry

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It was then taken to a nearby theme park and animal reserve.

3 more arrests made in UK concert attack

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Several people have died following an explosion Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England, police and witnesses said. The singer was not injured, according to a representative.

Teens charged in Amber Alert case

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State Police say all the individuals know each other and they go to the same school.

Kanawha County Schools in “Desperate” Need of Bus Drivers Video included

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More routes and longer days. That’s the reality for many Kanawha County School bus drivers as the district faces a shortage of drivers.

New River Gorge offering free water safety instruction

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Summer hours for the four visitor centers also begin this weekend.

Pope Francis, President Trump exchange gifts

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Trump and Francis met privately for about 30 minutes Wednesday morning at the Vatican.

House OKs revamp of VA appeals in bid to cut claims backlog

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Lawmakers hope the legislation ultimately could reduce average wait times to less than a year.

VA clinic opens in Greenbrier County

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Before the opening, veterans in the region had to visit temporary mobile clinics or travel to the VA hospital in Beckley.

Philippine church says priest, churchgoers taken hostage

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The gunmen have threatened to kill the hostages “if government forces unleashed against them are not recalled.”

MBA for mom who went to all classes with quadriplegic son

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ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California university has awarded an honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pursued his Master of Business Administration. Judy O’Connor, a retired elementary school teacher, pushed her son Marty in his wheelchair for him to receive his degree during commencement Saturday at Chapman University in the Los Angeles suburb of Orange. Then a choked-up graduati...

States of Addiction: Most Vulnerable Victims Video included

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Tonight we continue our reports into the states of addiction with a look at the most vulnerable victims of the raging epidemic in the tri-state region. I’ll introduce you to a new mom from Milton, West Virginia who survived addiction but wasn’t prepared to see her baby have to do the same.

Update: 2 Men Arrested in Connection to Stolen Cars at Car Dealership

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The South Charleston Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a man in connection to the breaking and entering and larceny of a vehicle from a dealership.

Police: Woman Caused $350K in Damage at Ex-Husband's Home

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WOODSTOCK, N.Y. (AP) -- State police have charged a 61-year-old New York woman with causing more than $350,000 in damage to artwork, antiques and other personal property at her ex-husband's home. Troopers say Ana Rockman, of Elmont, on Long Island, was charged Monday after surrendering herself to state police in Kingston. Police say in August 2015 they started investigating a burglary and the destruction of items in a home just outside the village of Woodstock. Troopers say someone ...

Northbound Lanes of I-79 Closed Near Elkview Due to Log Crash

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According to dispatchers, all northbound lanes and one southbound lane of I-79 North near mile marker 9 in Elkview have been shut down due to a tractor trailer rollover.  It was reported at 6:43 p.m. They say a tractor trailer hauling logs overturned and is blocking the roadway.  Injuries are unknown at this time.  Stay with 13 News as we continue to update you with the latest information.

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An 18 wheeler has shut down I-77 North.

Two Arrested After Knocking Woman to Ground, Taking Money

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A man and woman have been arrested on felony robbery and conspiracy charges after knocking a woman to the ground and taking money from her bra in Huntington. 42-year-old Herbert Tilghman, of Huntington, and Tammy Tiemann were in the area of Charleston Avenue at 16th Street in Huntington around 5:30 p.m. on May 13th when they attacked a woman using their fists and feet. The victim was knocked to the ground, yet both Tilghman and Tiemann continued assaulting the victim after she ...

One dead after fatal crash in Jackson County, Ohio

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JACKSON COUNTY, OHIO - According to a release from the Jackson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, one person is dead following a single vehicle accident that occurred earlier this morning. At approximately 7:38 a.m., a vehicle traveled off the roadway before striking a guardrail along Route 38 near Franklin Township. The vehicle then drove back across the roadway and struck an embankment. First responders found the vehicle resting in an overturned state. The driver, identified...

AG, Broad Coalition Reach $18.5M Settlement in Target Data Breach

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CHARLESTON (WOWK) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced an $18.5 million settlement between national retailer Target, 47 states and the District of Columbia to resolve allegations stemming from a massive data breach in 2013.   West Virginia will receive $200,044 from the record-breaking agreement, which instantly ranks as the nation’s largest multistate data breach settlement to date.   “Our office works to protect and defend consumers...

Walmart guarantees pay for military workers

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Walmart announced a new pay policy aimed at making sure employees do not take pay cuts for serving in the military.

Cops Save Child From SUV Teetering on Hill After Driver ODs

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Police say an SUV with a child in the backseat nearly flipped over a steep hillside after the driver and passenger overdosed on what investigators believe was heroin.

Man arrested after killing mother's dog in Mason County

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MASON COUNTY, WV - A man is facing animal cruelty charges after he killed his mother's dog following an altercation with his mother. According to a criminal complaint, Michael S. Watson, 45, of Henderson, WV, was arguing with his mother after asking for a phone number yesterday, May 23rd, 2017. Watson had reportedly been drinking, and when his mother told him to, "look for [the number] himself," he became physically violent. Watson allegedly struck a nearby wall with his ...

Person transported after accident shuts down road in Sissonville

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SISSONVILLE, WV - Dispatchers confirmed that one person has been transported following a single vehicle accident on Sissonville Drive near Honaker Drive in Sissonville. According to dispatchers, a single vehicle struck a tree. Sissonville Drive is shut down while crews clear debris, and the road is expected to be reopened shortly. The extent of the person's injuries is unknown at this time. The West Virginia State Police, Sissonville Fire Department, and Kanawha County Ambulance re...

Neighbor charged in Ohio fire that killed 5 kids, 2 adults

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Investigators in Ohio have charged a neighbor with setting a house fire that killed two adults and five children last week.

Man dies in botulism outbreak from gas station nacho-cheese

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Authorities say one man is dead in an apparent botulism outbreak stemming from nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station.

Opioid epidemic draining West Virginia's burial assistance fund

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The topic of funeral expenses after the death of a loved one can be an uncomfortable conversation, but a necessary one. West Virginia funeral director Fred Kitchen said there's an alarming trend that makes the topic even more complicated to address. 

Nitro man admits to selling 95% pure meth

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV - A Nitro man has pleaded guilty to the distribution of methamphetamine.  John F. Parrish Jr., 55, pleaded guilty after he admitted to selling meth to a law enforcement officer on August 18th, 2016. A laboratory analysis conducted by The Drug Enforcement Administration found that the meth sold by Parrish was at least 95% pure. The incident occurred at a gas station near Goff Mountain Road in Cross Lanes.  Parrish is facing upwards to 20 years in prison...

Manchin warns about Trump administration budget cuts

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says the Trump administration's proposed federal budget would hurt poorer residents of West Virginia.

West Virginia Man Arrested After Allegedly Trying to Catch Wife on Fire

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Police arrested a West Virginia man Monday evening after receiving a call of a domestic dispute that turned into an alleged attempted murder.

No rush for charges in 'Angel of Death' fatal prison beating

Ohio authorities investigating the fatal prison beating of a serial killer dubbed the "Angel of Death" say they're in no hurry to file charges.

Longest-serving James Bond star Roger Moore dies at 89

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Roger Moore, the longest-serving movie star to play iconic British spy James Bond in the famed film series, has died in Switzerland after a brief bout with cancer. He was 89.

ISIS claims responsibility for Manchester concert attack

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The Islamic State group says one of its members planted bombs in the middle of crowds in Manchester, England, where 22 people died in an explosion. Police, however, have spoken only of "an improvised device" used in the attack. IS says "a soldier of the caliphate planted bombs in the middle of Crusaders gatherings" then detonated the...

Wayne County Schools Say Goodbye to Students for New Consolidated Schools Video included

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WAYNE COUNTY (WOWK) -  When one door closes, another opens. That's exactly what happened today as Kenova Elementary, Ceredo Elementary, Crum Elementary and Crum Middle Schools said goodbye to their students for the last time. This fall, those students will be attending two brand new consolidated schools.  Monday teachers were packing up their classrooms to move into new facilities. 13 News visited Kenova Elementary as teachers were stacking up piles of books, folders and cr...

Crypto outbreaks in pools on the rise nationwide, CDC says

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(WFLA) – As pool season is fast approaching, health experts are warning about the spread of a parasitic infection in public pools and water parks. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cases of cryptosporidium, also known as “crypto,” have doubled over the past couple of years — there have been at least 32 outbreaks in the United States over the last year, compared to just 16 in 2014. “The parasite can spread when people swallow s...

Tampering charge against massacre victim's brother tossed

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WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) - A judge in Ohio has dismissed evidence tampering and vandalism charges against the brother of one of eight victims of an unsolved massacre. Prosecutors asked for the dismissal Monday so they can take the case to a grand jury and keep additional evidence out of court. The charges accused James Manley, of Peebles, of destroying a GPS tracking device. Investigators trying to solve the slayings placed the device on Manley's truck last month. Manley turned himself ...

Florida Muslim convert killed roommates over disrespect to his faith

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Tampa police say a double homicide suspect told them he killed two roommates because they disrespected his Muslim faith. During an interview, 18-year-old Devon Arthurs admitted to the shooting deaths of Jeremy Himmelman and Andrew Oneschuk, and said they all used to be friends and shared neo-Nazi beliefs. Arthurs says he later converted to Muslim, and became angry with the world’s anti-Muslim sentiment. He told police he wanted to bring attention...

Ex-Massey CEO Don Blankenship Talks One-on-One with West Virginia Tonight Video included

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Decades into his tenure as CEO of Massey Energy, Don Blankenship and the lives of hundreds of West Virginians were turned upside down with the explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in 2010, an explosion that killed 29 men.  Blankenship stepped down from Massey later that year.  Five years later, Blankenship was charged and convicted for conspiring to violate federal mining safety standards.  In April 2016, he was sentenced to the maximum penalty ...

West Virginia Man Arrested in Scheme to Sell Stolen Paintings Valued at $500 Million

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (WOWK) – A Beckley man was arrested Monday on fraud charges in connection with his scheme to sell paintings stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990 on Craigslist. Todd Andrew Desper, a/k/a “Mordokwan,” 47, was charged in federal court in Boston with wire fraud and attempted wire fraud.  Desper was arrested this afternoon at his home in Beckley.  He will be held in custody overnight and will have an initial appear...

Seven WV Cities Added to Suits Against Drug Distributors

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WEST VIRGINIA (WOWK) - Charles “Rusty” Webb will represent eight more West Virginia cities in a lawsuit against distributors of opioid drugs, similar to the cases settled by the State of West Virginia for 47 million dollars.   The cities of Rainelle, Whitesville, Sutton, Gauley Bridge, Fort Gay, Quinwood and Rupert will be represented by Mr. Webb, along with the other cities and counties he represents, including Huntington and Charleston as well as Nicholas, Bra...

UPDATE: Woman Missing Out of Fairmont Possibly in Hagerstown or Hedgesville areas Video included

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UPDATE (5/22/17 2:35 PM) (WHAG): The search continues for a girl missing from Fairmont who's believed to possibly be in the Hagerstown or Hedgesville areas. State Police said 21-year-old Kara Jeffrey is believed to be in extreme danger.  Jeffrey was last seen in Huntington on May 1 and is originally from the Huntington area.   Her parents are pleading for her to come home, and troopers said it's possible that she's with a man that goes by the alias "Jeff Cooper...

WVDOH Crew Turn in Bag of Money Found in Road

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HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) - Employees from District 2 of the West Virginia Division of Highways got a surprise this morning.  According to the City of Huntington, Employees Eddie Frye and Danny Abercrombie were driving on Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Huntington when they spotted a bank deposit bag in the middle of the road at 3rd Street. The employees turned in the bag, which contained cash and bank deposit information for Cook Out on 5th Avenue, to Scott Eplon, their supervisor....

Athens County Parents Convicted of Severely Injuring Baby Girl Arrested in Columbus Area Hotel

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An Athens County couple wanted for child abuse was arrested Monday at a Columbus area hotel.

Huntington Police investigate body found in Ohio River

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City of Huntington Communications Director Byran Chambers tells 13 News that a body was discovered in the Ohio River near South Point yesterday. The identity of the body has not been released.  The Huntington Police Department are now handling the investigation. RELATED STORY: Douglas E. Daniels, 39, of Huntington, was killed near the Guyandotte River area on May 4th, 2017, after he was attacked by two men. Police say one of the suspects,  The second suspect f...

One Killed, Three Other Injured in Kentucky Crash

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GRAYSON, KY (WOWK) - Kentucky State Police continue to investigate a fatal vehicle collision involving multiple vehicles. According to a press release, the collision occurred around 8:15 p.m. Friday evening on KY 7 in the area of the KY 773 intersection just south of Grayson, Kentucky. Just prior to the fatal collision, Carter County deputies conducted a traffic stop on a woman after receiving complaints of her driving her car in a reckless manner. While conducting the traffic stop...

25-Percent Sales Tax Increase Proposed in West Virginia Video included

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In an effort to create enough revenue to balance the West Virginia state budget there are a variety of options, including an increase in the consumer sales tax.

Ohio Police Arrest Man Hauling Large Load of Marijuana, Oxycodone from Colorado

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Police said the man was arrested after they found a large shipment of marijuana and oxycodone from Colorado hidden inside horse bedding.

Used clothing store gets surprise donation of marijuana

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Someone apparently inadvertently donated more than 100 grams of marijuana when they dropped off some children's clothes at a used clothing store.

Deputies investigating hidden camera in Clay County Middle School locker room

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CLAY, WV - The Clay County Sheriff's Department are investigating allegations of a hidden camera placed in a girl's locker room at Clay County Middle School. According to Superintendent Joseph Paxton, officials are not able to confirm that a camera was placed inside the girl's locker room, however they are treating the issue "very seriously" and that they cooperating with police for the investigation. Paxton says that they are considering this an, "student-related inc...

Stray bullet travels through window killing boy eating snack

Police in Kentucky say a stray bullet fired during an outdoor fight traveled through the window of a nearby home, killing a 7-year-old who was eating a bedtime snack at his kitchen table.

Marshall University football player arrested for DUI, hit and run

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HUNTINGTON, WV - Police arrested a Marshall University football player yesterday, Sunday 22nd, 2017, for allegedly driving while in toxicated and being involved in a hit-and-run. The incident happened early Sunday morning.  Officers with the Huntington Police Department responded to the scene of a crash that resulted in a property damage. At around 1:20 a.m., police conducted a traffic stop where they found Rodney Jermal Allen Jr., 23, of Dallas, TX. Allen was found intoxicat...

Police: Mom killed 2 kids to save them from evil in world

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Police in Ohio say a woman told them she fatally shot her two children to save them from the world's evils.

Researchers need volunteers to smoke pot for study

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Researchers are looking for volunteers to smoke marijuana as part of a study. Volunteers must be 21 to participate.

Dad, Step-Mom Arrested After 5-Year-Old Shows up Drunk at Hospital

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Police have arrested a couple on abuse charges after a 5-year-old boy showed up at the hospital drunk.

AP Source says Flynn will invoke Fifth Amendment

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Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination on Monday as he notifies the Senate Intelligence committee that he will not comply with a subpoena seeking documents. That's according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

No fruit juice for kids under 1, pediatricians advise

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Rising rate of obesity, cavities spurs call.

Startling video shows sea lion snatching girl from pier

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A marine mammal expert says the sea lion presumably thought the dress was food.

Emerging tick disease might cause red meat allergy

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There have been multiple cases of both diseases already reported in North Carolina.

Maker of Nathan's hot dogs issues recall over metal concerns Video included

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The packages were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

Man failed to warn ‘significant number’ of sex partners of HIV status

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Detectives are concerned those partners were unaware of their exposure to the HIV virus.

Crews responding to fire at a Charleston home

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Kentucky Book Fair moving to Lexington after 35 years

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The fair attracts an average of 3,500 readers and 170 local and national authors.

Federal committee examining health risks from surface mines

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A Town Hall session is scheduled later Tuesday.

WVU receives $402K to help rural areas

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The funding is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump's budget proposal

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A full budget submission by the administration to Congress is months overdue.

WV in early stages of medical marijuana planning

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The state DHHR has a section of its website to frequently asked questions and more information.

Investigation Continues in Missing Fairmont Woman Video included

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Police now believe they may have narrowed the search area for a missing Fairmont woman. Kara Jeffrey, 21, was last seen in Huntington on May 1st and police say she may be in danger. Jeffrey is originally from the Huntington area. Jeffrey's parents are pleading for her to home and for anyone with information to come forward. "Call the state police, leave an anonymous tip to the police, whatever it takes, that could make a difference in our whole lives, it could save her lif...

Patrick Simon Sits Down With Soap Star Eric Braeden

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One of daytime television's most recognizable stars was in Charleston Saturday to promote his new book "I'll Be Damned" which happens to be his popular catchphrase. The rugged, yet charming actor Eric Braeden has come a long way from growing up in World War II Germany as a child and moving to America as a teenager. "I started work parking cars," Braeden recalled after arriving in Hollywood in 1960. He also worked at a furniture store where he admits joki...

Man Left Trying To Explain How Car Ended In Swimming Pool

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina man is trying to explain how his car ended up in a swimming pool. Local news outlets report someone noticed the empty car submerged in the swimming pool at a Winston-Salem apartment complex. Police think it plunged in early Friday morning. Owner James Bradley Poe told police the car rolled into the pool after he got out, thinking it was in park. 

Ringling Bros. Owner: Final Shows Are A "Celebration"

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — As the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performed its second-to-last show Sunday afternoon, a group of retired and former circus performers sat across the street at a hotel bar, laughing and hugging and sharing memories of tours past...

A Man Allegedly Tries To Set His Brother On Fire

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A man allegedly tries to set his brother on fire. The incident occurred in the 300 Block of Roane Street in Charleston earlier today. According to the victim, Kim Lee, his brother Darrell Duncan poured gasoline on him and his porch before throwing a lit match at him. The actions resulted in a structure fire at the victim's residence and had to be extinguished by the Charleston Fire Department. 

A Crash Causes A Chain Reaction, Resulting In Property Damage

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A crash in Huntington, WV causes a chain reaction resulting in property damage. The accident occurred Sunday in the 700 Block of Roby Road in Huntington. A woman was travelling eastbound on Roby and she lost control of her vehicle. The woman's car hit a parked that was then knocked into a house and the driver's car subsequently hit a tree.

A Man Armed With A Sharp Object Holds His Son In A Choke Hold

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According to a criminal complaint filed with the Kanawha County Magistrate Court, Joshua Seth Phillips, 34, of Clay County was arrested in the 800 block of 4th Avenue in Montgomery, WV. The incident happened approximately 5:30 on Saturday evening. Phillips has been charged with child neglect creating risk of injury after the incident. When the officer responding to the call arrived, he observed Mr. Phillips in the stair well holding his son with his right arm around his neck a...

A Dispute Saturday Night Leaves One Dead And One In Jail

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On Friday May 20th at approximately 11:30 PM officers with the Dunbar Police Department responded to 206 Roxalana Hills Apartments for a reported shooting. Upon arrival officers found 26 year old Corey White deceased from an apparent gun shot. The victim's father, 57 year old Larry White, was arrested and charged with murder.

Ashland Police Arrest Man On Multiple Theft Charges

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Members of the Ashland Police Department have arrested Seth Stroming on an active warrant issued out of Greenup County, Kentucky. These charges include felony possession of a handgun, and receiving stolen property both which originated in Ashland overnight. Stroming is also a suspect in multiple thefts that occurred last night in the 13th Street area near ACTC. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

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Lena Lunsford's attorney, Tom Dyer, filed a motion to continue the trial, and a judge granted the motion. The trial was originally set to begin in June but will now begin with jury selection on October 12.

13 Reasons Why Not - What are Schools Doing? - Part 1

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  • Local Mom Battles Addiction

    Local Mom Battles Addiction

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-05-25 03:35:00 GMT

    Tonight, we continue our reports into the states of addiction. We recently introduced you to Jordann Thomas. Her baby was born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, meaning his body was going into drug withdrawal. Tonight, she shares her story of the addiction that lead to her baby's condition, why her sobriety has been such a battle and how she plans to win it. “It went from oxy to heroin and every day all day to from the time I was 15 to 22,” said Jordann Thomas. “I'...

    Tonight, we continue our reports into the states of addiction. We recently introduced you to Jordann Thomas. Her baby was born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, meaning his body was going into drug withdrawal. Tonight, she shares her story of the addiction that lead to her baby's condition, why her sobriety has been such a battle and how she plans to win it. “It went from oxy to heroin and every day all day to from the time I was 15 to 22,” said Jordann Thomas. “I'...

  • States of Addiction: Most Vulnerable Victims

    States of Addiction: Most Vulnerable Victims

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-05-24 03:00:13 GMT

    Tonight we continue our reports into the states of addiction with a look at the most vulnerable victims of the raging epidemic in the tri-state region. I’ll introduce you to a new mom from Milton, West Virginia who survived addiction but wasn’t prepared to see her baby have to do the same.

    Tonight we continue our reports into the states of addiction with a look at the most vulnerable victims of the raging epidemic in the tri-state region. I’ll introduce you to a new mom from Milton, West Virginia who survived addiction but wasn’t prepared to see her baby have to do the same.

  • PREVIEW: States of Addiction - Town Hall

    PREVIEW: States of Addiction - Town Hall

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:08:31 GMT
    All this month, 13 News has been looking into the opioid epidemic. We've brought you special reports, real life stories, and information about the uphill battle we face fighting the crisis. Now, join us for a town hall meeting bringing the Tri-State together as we discuss the issues in-depth, and look for potential solutions. You can register for the States of Addiction Town Hall by clicking here. And then watch our special States of Addiction Tow...
    All this month, 13 News has been looking into the opioid epidemic. We've brought you special reports, real life stories, and information about the uphill battle we face fighting the crisis. Now, join us for a town hall meeting bringing the Tri-State together as we discuss the issues in-depth, and look for potential solutions. You can register for the States of Addiction Town Hall by clicking here. And then watch our special States of Addiction Tow...
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  • Used clothing store gets surprise donation of marijuana

    Used clothing store gets surprise donation of marijuana

    Monday, May 22 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-05-22 17:31:20 GMT

    Someone apparently inadvertently donated more than 100 grams of marijuana when they dropped off some children's clothes at a used clothing store.

    Someone apparently inadvertently donated more than 100 grams of marijuana when they dropped off some children's clothes at a used clothing store.

  • Researchers need volunteers to smoke pot for study

    Researchers need volunteers to smoke pot for study

    Monday, May 22 2017 11:24 AM EDT2017-05-22 15:24:01 GMT

    Researchers are looking for volunteers to smoke marijuana as part of a study. Volunteers must be 21 to participate.

    Researchers are looking for volunteers to smoke marijuana as part of a study. Volunteers must be 21 to participate.

  • Unsuspecting Walmart customer takes down startled deer

    Unsuspecting Walmart customer takes down startled deer

    Saturday, May 20 2017 12:21 PM EDT2017-05-20 16:21:21 GMT
    WADENA, Minn. (AP) — A confused white-tailed deer that wandered into a Walmart store in Minnesota ran into a startled customer who tackled the animal to the ground. Shoppers at the store in Wadena (wah-DEE’-nah), 150 miles (240 kilometers) northwest of Minneapolis, speculated that the young animal was searching for a snack Tuesday when it entered the store through the garden center doors. Tom Grasswick, who happens to live in Deer Creek, told WDAY-TV (http://bit.ly/2q0Nv...
    WADENA, Minn. (AP) — A confused white-tailed deer that wandered into a Walmart store in Minnesota ran into a startled customer who tackled the animal to the ground. Shoppers at the store in Wadena (wah-DEE’-nah), 150 miles (240 kilometers) northwest of Minneapolis, speculated that the young animal was searching for a snack Tuesday when it entered the store through the garden center doors. Tom Grasswick, who happens to live in Deer Creek, told WDAY-TV (http://bit.ly/2q0Nv...
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  • Missing Calhoun County Boy Safely Returns Home

    Missing Calhoun County Boy Safely Returns Home

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 10:35 AM EDT2017-05-24 14:35:11 GMT

    The Calhoun County Sheriff Department is seeking the public's help in finding a missing boy. According to a release, 12-year-old Dylan Edwards was reported missing around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday in the Lost Ridge area of Calhoun County. Dylan is possibly wearing a green Mossy Oak hooded sweat shirt and blue jeans. Dylan could be traveling on foot to the Wallace area of Harrison County If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Dylan please contact your local police department ...

    The Calhoun County Sheriff Department is seeking the public's help in finding a missing boy. According to a release, 12-year-old Dylan Edwards was reported missing around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday in the Lost Ridge area of Calhoun County. Dylan is possibly wearing a green Mossy Oak hooded sweat shirt and blue jeans. Dylan could be traveling on foot to the Wallace area of Harrison County If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Dylan please contact your local police department ...

  • Teens charged in Amber Alert case

    Teens charged in Amber Alert case

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:08 AM EDT2017-05-24 10:08:26 GMT

    State police say all the individuals know each other.

    State Police say all the individuals know each other and they go to the same school.

  • WVU Student Reported Missing Out of Morgantown Found

    WVU Student Reported Missing Out of Morgantown Found

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-05-23 22:13:15 GMT

    A West Virginia University student that was reported missing has been found. 

    A West Virginia University student that was reported missing has been found. 

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  • NWS Confirms Tornado Strikes Lawrence County, Ohio

    NWS Confirms Tornado Strikes Lawrence County, Ohio

    Thursday, May 25 2017 3:26 PM EDT2017-05-25 19:26:14 GMT

    A possible tornado struck Lawrence County, Ohio Wednesday evening.

    A possible tornado struck Lawrence County, Ohio Wednesday evening.

  • Former Marshall Coach Sonny Randle Passes away at 81

    Former Marshall Coach Sonny Randle Passes away at 81

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:22:21 GMT

    The Marshall university community is mourning the loss of Former Coach Sonny Randle today. He was 81.

    The Marshall university community is mourning the loss of Former Coach Sonny Randle today. He was 81.

  • Ohio Police Arrest Man Hauling Large Load of Marijuana, Oxycodone from Colorado

    Ohio Police Arrest Man Hauling Large Load of Marijuana, Oxycodone from Colorado

    Monday, May 22 2017 1:49 PM EDT2017-05-22 17:49:51 GMT

    Police said the man was arrested after they found a large shipment of marijuana and oxycodone from Colorado hidden inside horse bedding.

    Police said the man was arrested after they found a large shipment of marijuana and oxycodone from Colorado hidden inside horse bedding.

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