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Crews on scene of structure fire in Kanawha County

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I-64 Westbound Lanes Reopen Following Crash

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Emergency crews are responding to a motorcycle accident on i-64 westbound near mile marker 55. The call came in shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening. Dispatchers tell us that South Charleston Police and Fire Departments, as well as Kanawha County Ambulance Authority are responding to the scene. One lane of i-64 westbound is currently closed down. 

Arson Suspected in Wirt County Fire

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WIRT COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - West Virginia State Fire Marshalls are investigating a suspected arson in Wirt County. According to the The arson took place Tuesday night on Hemlock Street at the Little Kanawha Estates subdivision of Newark. Fire crews responded to a fully-involved abandoned house fire. This same structure had burnt several years ago and had not been lived in since. Eastwood Fire and Elizabeth Fire responded to the scene and found the resident fully-engulfed in flames. ...

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A dangerous section of Route 35 could soon see a major upgrade. Tuesday night state leaders outlined plans to renovate the Buffalo Bridge and a portion of the highway from Putnam County to the Ohio state line. The project will be completed one way or another, but it depends on the state road bond for work to get started- otherwise it could be years. Constant congestion, roll-overs and head-on crashes are taxing emergency responders in the area.

Stolen cat found dead, mutilated in dumpster

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SHORELINE, WA (WCMH) – Police in Washington are investigating after a cat that was stolen from an animal shelter was found dead and mutilated in a dumpster. According to a Facebook post, Quixote the cat’s enclosure at Whisker City Animal Shelter was forced open sometime Tuesday. The shelter originally said they believed he was taken because someone thought he was a valuable Savannah breed. Less than two hours later, a follow-up post was made, describing ho...

Update: Felony Warrants Issued After Cancer Patient Robbed

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FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Deputies with the Fayette County Sheriff's Department are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect in a burglary and vehicle theft that occurred in the Mahan area of Fayette County. According to a release from the Fayette County Sheriff's Department, at around 7:40 p.m. Monday, the Fayette County 911 Center received information of a burglary and vehicle theft incident that occurred in the Mahan area of Fayette County. Deputies discovered that wh...

Deputies Investigate Unusual Death in Putnam County

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PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The Putnam County Sheriff's Department is investigating an unusual death in the county. According to Putnam County's Sheriff, deputies responded to a house at Teays Villa in the Scott Depot area late Monday for a domestic call.  When they arrived, a woman was found lying on the ground inside one of the homes. The Sheriff says that emergency dispatchers did not find any noticeable injuries to the woman lying on the ground at the scene. The victi...

Abandoned House Catches Fire in Huntington

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No injuries are reported in an abandoned house fire near downtown Huntington.

28 People Named in Federal Methamphetamine & Firearm Indictments

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Twenty-eight people were named in two indictments handed down by a federal grand jury in West Virginia

West Virginia Uber Driver Arrested on Sexual Assault Charge

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A West Virginia Uber driver was arrested on sexual assault charges.

Nationwide AMBER Alert issued for North Carolina infant, parents sought

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A nationwide Amber Alert has been issued for a 3-month-old North Carolina girl who was taken by her parents, according to deputies.

Children found safe, suspect arrested after Columbus Amber Alert

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Police say they have arrested a man accused of taking three kids along with a SUV from a gas station Wednesday afternoon.

2 former Boone County School Board Members Indicted for Accepting Gifts

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Two former Boone County school board members have been indicted for accepting gifts while being on the school board.

Prosecutor: Mom of child who died in hot car not charged

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A prosecutor in Ohio says the mother of a 15-month-old girl who died after she was left inside a car by her mother as the woman worked in a nearby office will not be charged in the death.

College football player dies after neck injury sustained during game

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He sustained a serious neck injury while going in for a tackle with just over three minutes to go in the game.

Deputies: Dog may have killed infant in Ohio

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Deputies say a dog may have killed a 1-month-old child in Ohio on Wednesday.

Kentucky judge dismisses challenge of medical marijuana ban

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A Kentucky judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's ban on marijuana for medical purposes.

Man arrested for allegedly hitting 4-year-old with excessive force

Man arrested for allegedly hitting 4-year-old with excessive force

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West Virginia State Troopers arrested a man after troopers say he hit a 4-year-old in the face with excessive force.

Fiat Chrysler recalling 494,417 Ram trucks for safety issue

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Fiat Chrysler is recalling almost half a million Ram heavy-duty pickups and medium-duty trucks because of the potential for engine fires.

Inmate Escapes from Correctional Center in West Virginia

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An inmate from the Pruntytown Correctional Center has escaped, according to a press release from center officials. 

Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office Find Teen Boy

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The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 16-year-old boy who was last seen on Sunday.

Kroger announces end of grocery waste to fight hunger

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The Kroger Co., which donated nearly 1.3 million meals through food banks last year, says its new national effort is aimed at helping end hunger and eliminating waste across the grocery company by 2025.

Baby’s body found in sealed containers during eviction at apartment

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Authorities are investigating after the remains of a baby were found in an apartment while a deputy was serving eviction papers.

Ohio mom accused of intentionally running over daughter

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Police say an Ohio mother hit her daughter with a car as she intentionally drove onto a sidewalk and then backed over the girl's leg because she was walking to school despite being told to stay home.

Police: Ohio man arrested in slaying of grandson's father

Authorities say a 61-year-old man has been arrested in Ohio after fatally shooting the father of his 3-week-old grandson while the father held the child.

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Trump to use his UN General Assembly address to press for UN members acting in their own self-interest to unite to face global dangers.

One Person Transported to Hospital After Car Flips Over in Accident

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SOUTH POINT, OHIO (WOWK) - One person was transported to the hospital after a serious crash in Lawrence County, OH. The accident occurred on US-52 in Lawrence County at the westbound lanes of mile marker 19 just before Solida Road. One vehicle flipped onto its top. One person was injured in the crash and was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

Deputies Seek Public's Help in Armed Robbery

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OMAR, WV (WOWK) - The Logan County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help identifying a man involved in an armed robbery at a store in Logan County. On Monday, at just after 2:15 am, Logan County Deputies received a call in reference to an armed robbery that occurred at the Little General Store in the Omar area of Logan County. Upon arrival, deputies spoke to the cashier, who stated that a male approximately 6 feet tall, slender built, wearing a dark colored...

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According to Yeager Airport, after the emergency landing, the runways remained closed for around 55 minutes while the aircraft was cleared, and the runway was swept for debris. Runways have been cleared to open at this time.

One Person Injured in Kanawha County Stabbing

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - One person has been injured after a stabbing in Kanawha County. The stabbing was reported on the 5800 block of Raven Drive in the Rand area of Kanawha County around 4 p.m. Tuesday. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, one person was stabbed in what appears to be a domestic situation. The male subject was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries. No arrests have been made. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office is investigating the ca...

Jobless rates rise in 49 of 55 West Virginia counties

Unemployment rates increased in 49 of West Virginia's 55 counties in August.

Ohio firefighter suspended after racist Facebook post resigns

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A volunteer firefighter in Ohio suspended after a Facebook post in which he allegedly indicated he would save a dog from a burning building before a black person has resigned.

Powerful earthquake jolts central Mexico, damages buildings

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A powerful earthquake jolted central Mexico on Tuesday, cracking building facades and scattering rubble on streets in the capital on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. The quake caused buildings to sway sickeningly in Mexico City and sent panicked office workers streaming into the streets, but the full extent of the damage was not yet clear. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 7.1 and was centered near the Puebla state town of Ra...

Charleston Police & Heroes for Higher Raise Money for Boy with Kidney Cancer Video included

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This weekend dozens are helping raise money for little Kyler. This brave 2 years old, is battling kidney cancer.

Ohio Mom Accused of Punching, Kicking Handicapped Girl

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An Ohio woman was arrested Monday after a bus driver reported seeing a handicapped student being assaulted by her mother.

Group says new health proposal cuts West Virginia Medicaid

A nonprofit West Virginia research group says the latest attempt by U.S. Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act would cut the state's Medicaid funding by $2 billion.

Putnam County Board Suspends Former Principal Rehired as Teacher

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The Putnam County Board of Education has voted to suspend a former principal who was rehired as a teacher this year. He was charged last month with driving under the influence.

Kohl’s to start accepting Amazon returns at some stores

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 Kohl’s, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores.

Ohio Woman Who Faked Son's Cancer, May Face Jail: I'm 'Good Mom'

The Ohio mother is accused of falsely claiming her young son had terminal cancer, having his head shaved, fraudulently fundraising for him, and pretending to be a doctor.

West Virginia Man Sentenced to Mental Institution for Sex Crimes Involving a Juvenile

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A West Virginia man, charged with sex crimes involving a juvenile, has been sentenced not to prison but to 40 years in a mental institution. 

Police: Father shot 2-year-old girl while unloading gun

Police say an Ohio man has been arrested after he shot his 2-year-old daughter in the head while trying to unload his handgun.

Cereal maker Post buying Bob Evans Farms in $1.53B deal

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Bob Evans Farms is being sold to cereal maker Post in a deal worth about $1.53 billion.

Man stabbed outside Charleston Rite Aid

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A man is recovering after being stabbed outside a Charleston Rite Aid early Tuesday morning, according to Kanawha County dispatchers. Dispatchers say the man has small lacerations on his arm but is alert and talking. The stabbing happened in the 1700 block of Washington Street West outside a west side Rite Aid, according to dispatchers.  At this time, there is no word on suspects. Medics and law enforcement are both on scene, dispatchers say. Stay with 13 News on this develo...

Man shot at Huntington apartment complex

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A man is recovering after being shot at an apartment complex in Huntington early Tuesday morning. Dispatchers say the shooting happened at Marcum Terrace shortly before 4:30 a.m. They say the gunshot wounds are non-life threatening. At this time, there's no word on suspects. The Huntington Police Department is investigating the shooting.  Stay with 13 News on this developing story. 

Stabbing reported in Charleston overnight

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Route 2 reopens in Cabell County after crash

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CABELL COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Route 2 in Cabell County is closed due to a crash. According to dispatchers, the crash was reported on Route 2 not far from the Ohio River Road Volunteer Fire Station. They say a van struck a pole. Electricity is disrupted for around 300 AEP customers in that area. Expected time restoration is around 1 a.m. Tuesday. No serious injuries were reported in the crash. Dispatchers say it is not clear how long the road will be shut down. Cabell County Sher...

Category 5 Hurricane Maria batters Dominica in Caribbean

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the little island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night, and forecasters warned it might become even stronger. The storm was following a path that could take it on Tuesday near many of the islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and then head toward a possible direct strike on Puerto Rico on Wednesday. There were no immediate reports from Dominica af...

Woman Sentenced After Stealing into Mall

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - A woman was sentenced after breaking into a kiosk at the Charleston Town Center Mall after hours. On Monday, Mercaidees Leeann Bostic, 23, of Charleston, was sentenced by Kanawha County Circuit Court to one to ten years to be served on home confinement. Bostic previously pled guilty to breaking and entering in August. Bostic and an accomplice broke into a cell phone kiosk at the Charleston Town Center Mall after hours and stole cell phones and other merchand...

Two Arrested on Felony Drug Charges in Wayne County

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WAYNE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Two people have been arrested with felony drug charges in Wayne County. According to a release from the Wayne County Sheriff's Department, Phillip "Tony" Stearns and Kimberly Fannin, both of Huntington were arrested and charged with three felonies which included possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, conspiracy to deliver controlled substance. Stearns was out on bond following an arrest earlier ...

Honda invests $267M, adds 300 jobs for Accord production

Honda says it has invested $267 million and will add 300 jobs in Ohio to support production of its revamped Honda Accord sedan for 2018.

Authorities Investigating Allegation of Physical Violence at Student from School Employee

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MINGO COUNTY, WV (WOWK) -- State Police are investigating an allegation that an employee exhibited physical violence towards a student. According to State Police, an investigation is ongoing, but little details surrounding the allegations are available, other than the allegations took place at Lenore K-8 school in Mingo County. 13 News has reached out to Lenore K-8 school's principal, but has received no response at this time. We will provide more details on this developing story a...

Capital High School Closed for Remainder of Week to Clean 60 Classrooms Video included

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - 13 News Reporter Alyssa Meisner confirms that Capital High School will be closed for the remainder of the week after 60 classrooms were found to have mold in them. The Kanawha County Health Department says there may be health concerns for students who have breathing issues already and recommend people to go to their primary care doctor. The school will be closed for the remainder of the school week while crews work to clean the mold from the classrooms.

Navy plans to use Xbox 360 controllers for new periscope systems

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The U.S. Navy plans to use Xbox 360 controllers to operate periscopes aboard its newer submarines.

Man Arrested in Parkersburg Stabbing Murder Involving Machete

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PARKERSBURG, WV (WOWK) - One person has been arrested after a stabbing murder in Parkersburg late Sunday night. According to a press release from the Parkersburg Police Department, on Sunday, September 17, at approximately 2331 hours, officers responded to the 900 block of 33rd Street in Parkersburg to investigate a stabbing. Officers arrived at the residence and spoke to two individuals who lived at the home. Officers discovered that the homeowner had been attacked by an individua...

‘Double jeans,’ the latest fashion trend, will set you back $695

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What’s even more, these jeans have just sold out.

McDonald’s Happy Meals Are Changing In November

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One non-profit that tackles childhood obesity says McDonald’s could do more, like rotating-in different fruits to expose children to a variety of healthy foods.

Police: Ohio woman beat daughter with tree branch

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An Ohio woman faces a child endangerment charge after beating her daughter with a tree branch and punching her, according to police.

All Lanes of I-64 Reopen After Propane Truck Accident in Cabell County, WV

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According to Cabell County Dispatchers, all lanes of I-64 are back open after a tanker truck hauling propane crashed this morning.

Kentucky Power Workers Kill 6 Venomous Snakes on Pike County Service Call

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A Kentucky Power Crew ended up killing 6 venomous snakes while working on a power pole in Pike County Kentucky.

Parasite plagues world salmon industry

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A surge of parasitic sea lice is disrupting salmon farms around the world. The tiny lice attach themselves to salmon and feed on them, killing or rendering them unsuitable for dinner tables.

2 14-year-old Ohio boys: 1 fatally shot, 2nd in custody

Police say a 14-year-old Ohio boy was shot to death and a second 14-year-old boy is in custody, charged with the slaying.

Reports: Some Cincinnati Bengals players want team to consider signing Colin Kaepernick

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There are now multiple reports that some Cincinnati Bengals players would like to see the team make a change at quarterback.

Grand jury indicts ex-teacher's aide who faked cancer

A former teacher's aide who faked having cancer and took a car and donations from staff and students has been indicted on a count of theft of property.

Ohio man accused of making sexual gestures while mowing woman’s yard

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 Police in Ohio arrested a man Sunday afternoon after someone complained that he was making sexual gestures while mowing a lawn. 

Amazon announces southwest Ohio center, 1,000 jobs coming

Amazon has made it official: It plans to locate one of its fulfillment centers in a city in Ohio, bringing more than 1,000 jobs.

Man fights with officers after being revived with Narcan at Chuck E. Cheese’s

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Officers had to administer Narcan to an unresponsive man at Chuck E. Cheese’s over the weekend. 

WWE Hall of Famer Bobby “The Brain” Heenan dies at 73

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Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, one of the most well-known managers and commentators in professional wrestling, has died at the age of 73. 

Ohio college football player dies at hospital after game

Officials say a football player at an Ohio college has died after being hospitalized after a game Saturday when he complained he didn't feel well.

Lanes Reopen on I-77 Near Sissonville

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According to Metro 911, both lanes of I-77 Northbound have reopened after a crash this morning.

US 35 back open after Putnam County accident

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Both lanes of U.S. 35 in both directions are closed near 34 in Putnam County due to an accident. Right now, there's no word on injuries.  Expect delays in the area.  We have a crew on the way to the scene. Stay with 13 News on this developing news story. 

Lawyer: Georgia Tech Police overreacted by killing student

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ATLANTA (AP) -- The lawyer for the family of a student killed by Georgia Tech police says the officer who fired the fatal shot overreacted. Campus police killed 21-year-old Scout Schultz, who they say was advancing on officers with a knife. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Schultz refused to put down the knife and kept moving toward officers early Sunday outside a dormitory. Attorney Chris Stewart told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he thinks Schultz was having a...

Trump's childhood home becomes showcase for refugees

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NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump's childhood home in New York had some new occupants over the weekend - refugees who shared their stories as a way to draw attention to the refugee crisis as the United Nations General Assembly convenes this week with Trump in attendance. The three-story Tudor-style home in Queens that Trump's father, Fred, built in 1940 is now a rental available on Airbnb that anyone can stay in for $725 a night. It was auctioned off to an unidentified buyer in...

Hurricane Maria nearing already-battered Caribbean Islands

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- A strengthening Hurricane Maria churned toward the Leeward Islands in the eastern Caribbean on Monday as forecasters warned it was expected to become a major hurricane by early Tuesday. Maria swiftly grew into a hurricane Sunday, and forecasters said it was expected to become much stronger over the coming hours following a path that would take it near many of the islands wrecked by Hurricane Irma and then on toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican ...

Shots fired after Ohio man chases daughter in clown mask

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio man has been charged after chasing his 6-year-old daughter around a neighborhood while wearing a clown mask and another man is charged for firing a gun. Police say the girl first jumped into a stranger's car and then ran into a stranger's apartment while screaming that a clown was chasing her in Boardman Township on Saturday night. Police say a man in the apartment building came outside and fired a gunshot into the ground. The father told police he ...

West Virginia Supreme Court will not block Right to Work

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The West Virginia Supreme Court will not block Right to Work from becoming law. The controversial legislation allows employees to opt-out of a union. Right to work offers workers more flexibility and choice in whether they will pay union fees and be represented by union officials. The law was passed during the 2015-2016 legislative session, making West Virginia the 26th right-to-work state.

National Guard chief: Protect infrastructure from flooding

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The head of the West Virginia National Guard says the state needs to set standards to make sure water and sewer plants located in flood plains can withstand flooding.      According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail , Adj. Gen James Hoyer told state lawmakers meeting in interim session Sunday that in his 34 years in the National Guard, the same infrastructure systems have required emergency assistance during floods "over and over."  ...

Beckley Police catch man accused of setting woman on fire

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BECKLEY, W.Va. - Beckley Police are on the hunt for a man who they said poured gasoline on a woman and then set her on fire.  Police are looking for 47-year-old Dwayne Michael Lane. They believe he is still in Raleigh County.  Police said the incident happened at a home on Earl Street in Beckley around 1 a.m. Sunday.

Koala survives 10-mile Australia trip in wheel arch

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ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- For a stowaway who made a 16-kilometer (10-mile) journey squeezed in a wheel arch, a koala was lucky to escape with just scratches. The driver of the four-wheel vehicle was unaware of the extra passenger until they arrived at their destination in the outskirts of Adelaide, Australia, and he heard some unusual cries. After seeing the koala in the wheel arch, he immediately called animal rescuers, who removed the wheel and eventually extricated the frighten...

Emmys red carpet includes Issa Rae in revenge red

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Issa Rae wore red by Vera Wang, Tessa Thompson stunned in multicolored pleats at Emmys.

Dozens arrested as St. Louis readies for more protests

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Hundreds of police officers in full riot gear responded to the streets of downtown St. Louis after another day of peaceful protests over an ex-police officer's acquittal in the death of a black man gave way to property damage and dangerous encounters with officers. Police made dozens of arrests shortly before midnight when people ignored orders to disperse. More protests were expected starting Monday morning, with demonstrators planning to gather downtown. A judge...

'Veep' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' win top Emmy Award prizes

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This Sunday's Emmy ceremony is about winners and losers and more, including politics and a cheeky turn by host Stephen Colbert.

Claire Foy tries the scones at BAFTA's pre-Emmy tea party

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"The Crown" star Claire Foy nibbled on a scone with jam and cream while "Transparent" star Jeffrey Tambor eyed the finger sandwiches, including English cucumber and egg and watercress.

Stars Arrive For Emmys Expected To Feature A Cheeky Colbert

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "This Is Us" stars Sterling K. Brown and Ron Cephas Jones were among the Emmy Awards nominees playing it cool as they arrived for Sunday's ceremony. The actors paused for photographs and interviews on the red carpet, which for the first time was tented and air conditioned to provide relief from the usually warm September weather in Los Angeles. Nature provided a break as well, with temperatures in the 70s. Another "This Is Us" star, Chris Sull...

Emmy nominee Dolly Parton still gets a kick out of Hollywood

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Dolly Parton says she still gets a kick out of Hollywood.

"Juggalos," Trump Supporters Converge On Washington For Dueling Rallies

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WASHINGTON -- The National Mall has played host to rallies and protests of all sizes, scope and aims through the years, but Saturday it witnessed a convergence of groups most likely unique in the park's history. Hundreds of so-called Juggalos -- fans of "horrorcore" hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse, known for the face paint some wear to match the band's "dark carnival" aesthetic -- marched as part of a long-planned protest against what they ...

New storm Maria a growing threat to Irma-slammed Caribbean

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The hurricane-battered islands of the Caribbean prepared on Sunday to face yet another potential disaster, with forecasters saying that Tropical Storm Maria is likely to hit the Leeward Islands as a strengthening hurricane by Monday night. Hurricane watches were in effect for many of the very islands still trying to cope with the devastation left by Hurricane Irma, including St. Martin, St. Barts and Antigua and Barbuda. The U.S. Nati...

Trump, In New Dig, Mocks North Korea Leader As Rocket Man

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SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Sunday mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as "Rocket Man" while White House advisers said the isolated nation would face destruction unless it shelves its weapons programs and bellicose threats. 

Disability Backlog Tops 1 Million; Thousands Die On Wait List

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1 million Americans await a hearing to see whether they qualify for disability benefits from Social Security, with the average wait nearly two years — longer than some of them will live. 

Protesters Smash Windows In Second Violent Night Near St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Protests turned violent for a second night near St. Louis following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows at dozens of businesses and throwing objects at police, who moved in with hundreds of officers in riot gear to make arrests. The confrontation took place late Saturday night in the Delmar Loop area of University City, a suburb about 10 miles (16...

Former Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty

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FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A former Correctional Officer working at the Gene Spadaro Juvenile Detention Center in Mount Hope, pleads guilty to child porn charges.  According to the Fayette County Sheriffs department, Stephen Basham was arrested back in January  after police say he filmed a 12 year old girl in the shower. While in court on Friday he pleaded guilty to a single felony count of Use of a Child to Produce Obscene Matter. Basham could face up to 10 ye...

Call Originally Reported as Suicide Becomes Murder Charge in Kanawha County

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A call that originally was called as a suicide in Kanawha County has ended in a man being arrested for murder. According to a release from the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, just after 2:00 a.m. Saturday, a 911 call was placed, reporting a suicide in the Big Chimney area.   As Deputies arrived on scene, they began an investigation.   Randall Todd Chapman, 47, of Big Chimney, called 911 saying his wife, Shirlene Young, had committed suicide wi...

OSU Marching Band will perform at 2018 Macy’s Parade

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio State University Marching Band announced it has been selected to perform in the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade for the first time in band history. According to a press release, the band was selected from more than 100 applicants as one of 10 bands to march in the 92nd edition of the beloved parade. TBDBITL will perform a New York-themed halftime show at the Buckeyes’ game against Army West Point on Saturday, including the “The...

Gas station robbery suspect's getaway car runs out of fuel

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LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say an Indiana man who robbed a gas station made off with food, drinks and cigarettes. What he didn't steal was gas. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that a state trooper arrested 33-year-old Sean Harris on Wednesday after finding him stranded by the side of a two-lane highway with his vehicle out of fuel. Police say the South Bend-area man's blood alcohol level was above the legal limit. Authorities say Harris was arrested not long after he ent...

Police Seek Public's Help Seeking Men who Stole Vehicle Belonging to Police Member

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Do you know these individuals? Police say the pictured individuals are needing to be identified in reference to the theft of a vehicle belonging to a Charleston Police Department member. If you know the identity of the individuals in the photographs, you are asked to please contact the Charleston Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (304) 348-6480 or send us a message.

Charleston Police Search For Suspects In An Auto Theft Case

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The Charleston Police Department Criminal Investigations Division are looking for the two suspects. The two men are suspects in a stolen vehicle investigation where a Dodge Ram Truck was stolen from Grove Ave. early Friday morning. If you know the identity of these individuals, please contact the Charleston Police Dept. Records Division at 304-348-6400. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Putnam County Deputies Arrest Culloden Man On Several Charges

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Putnam County, WV (WOWK)-  The Putnam County Sheriff's Office sent this press release in regards to a recent arrest: ARREST: Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) arrested Travis M. Edmonds from Culloden. Edmonds is charged with Possession with intent to deliver, Fleeing other than vehicle, Transferring and Receiving Stolen Property and Obstructing an Officer. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Police Pursuit Through Multiple Towns Ends In Crash

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Dispatchers tell 13 News that ST. Albans P.D. initiated a pursuit near the roadside park in St. Albans. The pursuit made it's way to Big Tyler Rd. and Nitro Police as well as Kanawha County Deputy Sheriff's joined in the chase.

Sandusky's Son Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Abuse Allegations

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BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- A son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty Friday to charges he pressured a teenage girl to send him naked photos and asked her teen sister to give him oral sex. 

KRT Bus And Passenger Vehicle Collide In Eastern Kanawha County

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Dispatchers received a call about 8:25 Saturday morning that a KRT bus and passenger vehicle had crashed. The incident took place on Route 60 near Witcher Creek in Kanawha County. Belle Fire Department, Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, and Kanawha County Ambulance Authority all responded to the scene. The specifics of the crash is unclear at this time, but dispatch did say 3 people were transported with unknown injuries.

Route 60 Shut Down Due To An Accident And Downed Utility Pole

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A single vehicle accident in the 7000 Block of E DuPont Avenue has the roadway temporarily shut down. Glasgow and Cedar Grove Fire Departments are responding, as well as Kanawha County Sheriffs office and the Kanawha County Ambulance Authority were also on scene. Dispatchers tell us that a vehicle struck a power pole and caused a power line to obstruct the roadway.

SLIDESHOW: Photos from the 2017 Solar Eclipse

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

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  • Nationwide AMBER Alert issued for North Carolina infant, parents sought

    Nationwide AMBER Alert issued for North Carolina infant, parents sought

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:04:05 GMT

    A nationwide Amber Alert has been issued for a 3-month-old North Carolina girl who was taken by her parents, according to deputies.

    A nationwide Amber Alert has been issued for a 3-month-old North Carolina girl who was taken by her parents, according to deputies.

  • Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office Find Teen Boy

    Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office Find Teen Boy

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:13 AM EDT2017-09-20 14:13:55 GMT

    The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 16-year-old boy who was last seen on Sunday.

    The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 16-year-old boy who was last seen on Sunday.

  • Missing 4-year-old girl in Boone County Found

    Missing 4-year-old girl in Boone County Found

    Thursday, September 14 2017 2:15 PM EDT2017-09-14 18:15:26 GMT

    According to Boone County Emergency Management Agency, the missing 4-year-old girl has been turned over to Boone County Sheriffs Department.

    According to Boone County Emergency Management Agency, the missing 4-year-old girl has been turned over to Boone County Sheriffs Department.

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  • 10th Person Arrested in Charleston Prostitution Sting

    10th Person Arrested in Charleston Prostitution Sting

    Friday, September 15 2017 10:32 AM EDT2017-09-15 14:32:24 GMT

    The Charleston Police Department made a tenth arrest with their prostitution stings on Charleston’s West Side.

    The Charleston Police Department made a tenth arrest with their prostitution stings on Charleston’s West Side.

  • 13 News Working at Habitat for Humanity ReStore for Nexstar Founder's Day of Caring

    13 News Working at Habitat for Humanity ReStore for Nexstar Founder's Day of Caring

    Friday, August 25 2017 10:42 AM EDT2017-08-25 14:42:28 GMT

    Here at 13 News we're continuing our support of Habitat for Humanity. We've pitched in a couple of times this year, and today, we're heading to ReStore in Charleston, WV.

    Here at 13 News we're continuing our support of Habitat for Humanity. We've pitched in a couple of times this year, and today, we're heading to ReStore in Charleston, WV.

  • SLIDESHOW: Photos from the 2017 Solar Eclipse

    SLIDESHOW: Photos from the 2017 Solar Eclipse

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

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

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

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  • Stolen cat found dead, mutilated in dumpster

    Stolen cat found dead, mutilated in dumpster

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-09-21 00:55:28 GMT
    SHORELINE, WA (WCMH) – Police in Washington are investigating after a cat that was stolen from an animal shelter was found dead and mutilated in a dumpster. According to a Facebook post, Quixote the cat’s enclosure at Whisker City Animal Shelter was forced open sometime Tuesday. The shelter originally said they believed he was taken because someone thought he was a valuable Savannah breed. Less than two hours later, a follow-up post was made, describing ho...
    SHORELINE, WA (WCMH) – Police in Washington are investigating after a cat that was stolen from an animal shelter was found dead and mutilated in a dumpster. According to a Facebook post, Quixote the cat’s enclosure at Whisker City Animal Shelter was forced open sometime Tuesday. The shelter originally said they believed he was taken because someone thought he was a valuable Savannah breed. Less than two hours later, a follow-up post was made, describing ho...
  • West Virginia Uber Driver Arrested on Sexual Assault Charge

    West Virginia Uber Driver Arrested on Sexual Assault Charge

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:10:35 GMT

    A West Virginia Uber driver was arrested on sexual assault charges.

    A West Virginia Uber driver was arrested on sexual assault charges.

  • 28 People Named in Federal Methamphetamine & Firearm Indictments

    28 People Named in Federal Methamphetamine & Firearm Indictments

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:15:00 GMT

    Twenty-eight people were named in two indictments handed down by a federal grand jury in West Virginia

    Twenty-eight people were named in two indictments handed down by a federal grand jury in West Virginia

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