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Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle In Cabell County

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One person has been struck by a vehicle in Huntington. Dispatch says one person was transported with unknown injuries. The accident happened at the intersection West 11th Street and Monroe Avenue. Huntington Fire and Police Departments responded, as well as Cabell County EMS. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Mother Of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Killed In Boat Accident

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The mother of the CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber died in a boat accident Friday evening in Fresno County, the company said. Bonnie Kalanick, 71, died after the boat she and her husband, Donald, 78, were riding hit a rock in Pine Flat Lake in the eastern part of the county, authorities said. They are the parents of Travis Kalanick, 40, who founded Uber in 2009. 

West Virginia State Police Search For Missing Woman

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West Virginia State Police are looking for a 33 year-old woman, Alexis Basconi who also goes by "Alexis White." Basconi was last heard from by a friend on May 22, 2017. According to her friends and family Basconi has not been seen or heard from since May,22. Basconi is 5'2" tall and weighs 110 pounds. She was last seen with long hair past her shoulders.

Kanawha County Emergency Management Warns Of Possible Severe Weather

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Kanawha County Emergency Officials have placed the Emergency Response Team on standby for impending weather approaching the Kanawha Valley this afternoon and due to the flash flood watch. Some officials have staged at the Emergency Operations Center at Metro 911 to prepare for the weather event due to the fact the Vandalia Festival is occurring at the Capitol grounds and citizens may need to be alerted quickly of severe thunderstorms.  The Kanawha River is running high, swift a...

WVU Board Of Governors Meet To Discuss Tuition Increase

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University's Board of Governors has delayed action on a likely tuition increase while the state budget remains unresolved.   WVU says a board meeting Friday that was called to set tuition and fees lasted only a few minutes.      

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Apps Infected With "Judy" Malware May Have Impacted Up To 36 Million Android Devices

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(WFLA) — A global security vendor is warning Android users of a widespread malware campaign on Google’s app store, Google Play. Researchers at Check Point Software Technologies say the malware called “Judy,” was discovered on 41 apps developed by a Korean company called Kiniwini. They say some of the apps were on Google Play for years, but were recently updated. 

Crews Respond To An Early Morning House Fire

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Dispatchers with 911 tells WOWK a early morning house fire occurred on Charleston's West Side. The call came in shortly after 1:30 a.m. early Saturday morning. Charleston Fire responded to a working fire on the corner of Watts St. and Breezemont Drive. Someone was present during the fire, but was not injured. Charleston Fire quickly battled the fire and put it out. There has been no word on the cause of the fire. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Accident Overnight Sends One To The Hospital

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Crews responded to a single vehicle accident that occurred early in the morning on Saturday near West Virginia State University in the 5000 Block of Fairlawn Ave. in Institute. Dispatchers confirmed one person was briefly trapped. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia State University Police, Kanawha County EMS, Institute Fire and Dunbar Fire all responded to the scene. The accident caused Fairlawn Avenue to be briefly shut down. 

Attorney General Offers Tips for Planning A Trouble-Free Summer Vacation

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey reminds consumers to be cautious when making travel plans as summertime fast approaches. Vacationers often look toward summer as the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends and family, explore new places or revisit their favorite destination. “Warmer weather gets many people thinking about summer travel,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Whether it is a theme park, a cruise or s...

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Dozens of Ohio Chipotle restaurants affected by data breach

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DENVER, CO (WCMH) — After investigating a data breach that occurred in March and April, Chipotle has released a list of restaurants where customer’s information could have been stolen. In April the company announced it had found unauthorized activity on a network used for payment processing in its restaurants between March 24, 2017 and April 18, 2017. “The malware searched for track data (which sometimes has cardholder name in addition to card number, exp...

Cedar Point offering free admission to military members Memorial Day weekend

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SANDUSKY, OH (WCMH) — Active and retired members of the US Military can get in to Cedar Point for free over the Memorial Day weekend. Military members may also purchase up to 6 additional tickets for immediate family members at $43 each. Tickets must be purchased at the park. The deal is valid Friday-Monday (May 26-29, 2017). Kings Island is also offering this deal Memorial Day weekend.  A valid ID is required, including an active duty ID, retired personnel ID, VA ...

Ojeda Submits Resignation from Logan JROTC Program

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LOGAN, WV (WOWK) - Today, West Virginia State Senator Richard Ojeda submitted his resignation from his position as a Senior Instructor for the Logan County Board of Education's Junior Reserve Officers Training Program (JROTC).  In his letter of resignation, Ojeda said that he was resigning as a service to his student cadets. Senator Ojeda believes that his service as a State Senator and his upcoming campaign for the US House of Representatives from the 3rd District of West Virgi...

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2017 Vandalia Award Announced

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CHARLESTON, W.V (WOWK) – Jim Good, of Roane County, received the 2017 Vandalia Award on Friday, May 26, during the annual Vandalia Gathering at the State Capitol this year. The Vandalia Award is the highest folk life award that is presented by the state of West Virginia.  It celebrates the heritage, spirit and wonder of West Virginians who are dedicated to the preservation, promotion and presentation of folk life traditions. For over 44 years, Good has been playing an...

Wait, what? Scientist discovers snakes that hunt in packs

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CNN - Get ready to update your nightmares. A scientist from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has discovered that a species of snake, the Cuban boa, hunts in groups, and through teamwork improve their chances of catching prey. It's the first time that reptiles have been observed to have been involved in "coordinated hunting," where individual animals take into account the location of others of the same species to maximize their hunting successes. The study's author, ...

1 Arrested, 1 Still Wanted in Charleston Double Shooting Video included

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Charleston Police are searching for a man in connection with the double shooting in Charleston, West Virginia last night

Muslim man sues Little Caesars for $100m over pizza labeled ‘halal’

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A Muslim man who says Little Caesars served him a pizza with pepperoni made with pork has filed a lawsuit seeking $100 million from the restaurant chain.

Deputies search for suspect wanted in Scioto County robbery

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WHEELERSBURG, OH - The Scioto County Sheriff's Department are searching for a suspect who robbed a clothing store in Wheelersburg, OH.  According to a release, deputies responded to a robbery on May 25th, 2017 at roughly 5:00 p.m. at the Factory Connection located at 9001 Ohio River Road in Wheelersburg. Deputies say a male suspect, described as  5’10'' tall, dark hair, wearing blue jeans, a dark colored shirt, camouflage hat and sunglasses, walked into the store and...

Police: 3-Week-Old Infant Killed in Dog Attack

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Police are investigating a dog attack that killed a 3-week-old infant.

I-64 Eastbound in Huntington Reopens After Fatal Crash

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I-64 East Bound has reopened outside Huntington after a car crash that killed one person.

Pedestrian Killed in Charleston Identified

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One pedestrian has been killed in Kanawha County Thursday night. The pedestrian was struck at Leon Sullivan Way and Lee Street just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday.  Leon Sullivan Way is closed right now while crews work the scene. Charleston Fire and Charleston Police are responding to the scene.

Ravenswood Man Arrested After Opening Beer, Announcing Robbery

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Police have arrested a suspect after he allegedly opened a beer at a gas station before telling the cashier he was robbing the store.

Woman, boyfriend charged in fatal cocaine overdose of boy, 9

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An Ohio mom and her boyfriend have been indicted for the cocaine overdose death of her 9-year-old son.

Neighborhood caught unplugging bounce house with children inside

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The homeowner identified the suspect as one of her neighbors.

Dad posts shirtless selfie to raise awareness of son’s health condition

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Both father and son are shirtless in the photo, wearing a pair of black basketball shorts.

Humane officer fired after killing baby rabbits

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Police say Barry Accorti was fired Wednesday.

WV men admit false claims in staged crashes

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They were among eight people indicted in March.

Charleston home catches fire overnight

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One hospitalized after motorcycle crash in Barboursville

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States of Addiction: Local Mom Battles Addiction Video included

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Tonight, we continue our in depth reports into the states of addiction. We recently introduced you to Rachael Kinder. Her baby was born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), meaning his body was going into drug withdrawal. Tonight, she shares her story of addiction, the drug that almost stole her future and how she plans to take it back.

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...

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...

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. 

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...

NWS Confirms Tornado Strikes Lawrence County, Ohio Video included

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A possible tornado struck Lawrence County, Ohio Wednesday evening.

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...

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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.

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...

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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.

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.

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.

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...

UPDATE: Judge Grants Continuance for Lena Lunsford's Trial Video included

Lena Lunsford appears in court. Lena Lunsford appears in court.
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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.

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