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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...

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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.

Update: Man Shot Twice After 10 Hour Standoff with Police in Putnam County

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WINFIELD, WV (WOWK) - Police are dealing with an active standoff with a man in Winfield after a hostage situation Friday night. The standoff began around 6:20 p.m. at Shawnee Estates near Winfield after a domestic verbal altercation at a home. According to Putnam County Sheriff Steve Deweese, the altercation did not become physical, but the man became distraught, and threatened to set the home on fire and kill his girlfriend. The man held his girlfriend up hostage in that house for...

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.

Fully-Engulfed Semi Fire Shuts Down I-77 Northbound

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - I-77 northbound is shut down due to a vehicle fire. Dispatchers say a semi is fully-engulfed in flames near mile marker 92, 3 miles south of the MacCorkle Avenue exit in Kanawha County. I-77 northbound is shut down due to the fire. No injuries are reported in the incident, but it is not clear how long the lanes will be shut down at this time. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

Copperheads Bite 4 Children In Alabama In 8 Days

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CLANTON, Ala. (AP) – Pit vipers called copperheads have bitten four children in Alabama in just over a week. News outlets report that two 12-year-old girls were bitten during a nature walk behind a Chilton County high school, and one of them was being treated Friday. News outlets reports that a 7-year-old boy was bitten Thursday night in one Birmingham suburb, and an 8-year-old girl on Sept. 6 in another suburb. Birmingham is about 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of the commun...

‘Hot Cop Challenge’ continues but this time the ladies nailed it

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CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (WFLA) — Hot mama! Sorry fellas, but these ladies mean serious business. Coral Springs Police Department posted a photo of their strong women on the force on social media as a “Hot Cop Challenge.” And, they are totally showing up the boys. These five fabulous ladies represent many branches of the Coral Springs Police Department including, Training Unit, SWAT Team, Strategic Enforcement Team, Road Patrol and Youth Liaison Unit. Coral Sprin...

Jose re-strengthens to hurricane off coast of NC

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The center said swells from the storm could create dangerous surf and rip current conditions in Bermuda, Bahamas, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, as well as the southeastern coast of the U.S.

Oho police: Woman overdosed, man was drunk with children in tow

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A couple is facing charges after police said they were found passed out in a car with two young children in the back seat.

WV ACLU Investigating Reported 'Homophobic Remarks' made by Clay County Bus Driver

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The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia is investigating an alleged incident that involved a Clay County school bus driver’s making "homophobic remarks."

UK raises its terror alert level to 'critical'

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British officials have raised the country's terrorism threat level to "critical' - meaning another attack is expected shortly.

West Virginia top court clears 'right-to-work' law

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West Virginia's highest court says a judge made a mistake last year blocking the state's "right-to-work" law from taking effect while the court challenge against it continues.

Lawsuit alleges guards arranged fights in Ohio juvenile jail

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A federal lawsuit alleges that guards in an Ohio juvenile detention center forced inmates into brawls as part of a "fight night" tradition.

Wyoming County man charged with kidnapping after holding woman captive for 30 hours

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A man was arrested in Wyoming County, WV for kidnapping after allegedly holding woman captive for 30 hours.

Man has been arrested 539 times

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There’s a man who has been arrested by police 539 times, and he was arrested yet again on Wednesday.

First Grade Teacher Accused of Keeping a Drug House

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Deputies say they found drug paraphernalia in the first-grade teacher's home, controlled substances in the master bedroom, and a new legend drug in her purse.

Trump invites 11-year-old boy to mow Rose Garden lawn Video included

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The president got what you might call a grassroots display of support at the White House, welcoming an 11-year-old boy who offered to help cut the lawn.

Out-of-state lineman misses son’s wedding to restore power in Florida

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With the number of power outages in Florida after the hurricane, Duke Energy has called on thousands of extra workers from across the country to help.

10th Person Arrested in Charleston Prostitution Sting

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

Police: Ohio Woman Finds Boyfriend on 12-Year-Old Daughter, Stabs Him

Police in Ohio say a woman stabbed her boyfriend several times after finding him naked on top of her 12-year-old daughter.

Mother arrested after death of 3-month-old child

An Ohio mother has been arrested after the death of her 3-month-old daughter.

Fire on London Train at morning rush treated as terrorism

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LONDON (AP) -- A bucket wrapped in an insulated bag caught fire on a packed London subway train Friday, sending commuters stampeding in panic at the height of the morning rush hour. Police said they were investigating it as a terrorist attack. Photos taken inside a District Line train show a white plastic bucket inside a foil-lined shopping bag. Flames and what appear to be wires emerge from the top. London ambulance service said they had sent multiple crews to the Parsons Green stat...

Local EMS workers helping with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts

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Local EMS workers have been hard at work in Florida for more than a week now to help with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. On Thursday, five of the ambulances ran emergency calls to provide extra help to Lee County, Florida EMS. Some of the workers have been on duty for 48 to 96 hours. They tell us they've seen a 250 percent increase in their call volume this week.  They say the community is extremely grateful. "A young lady walked up to us...all teary-eyed and...

Seniors fight post-hurricane heat with popsicles, compresses

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- Florida seniors were ushered out of stifling assisted-living centers Thursday while caregivers fought a lack of air conditioning with Popsicles and cool compresses after eight people died at a nursing home in the post-hurricane heat. Dozens of the state's senior centers still lacked electricity in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, and several facilities were forced to evacuate. While detectives sought clues to the deaths, emergency workers went door to door to ...

Holz Elementary Students Disrupted by Ongoing Construction

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Construction on Loudon Heights road is causing some serious grief for residents in the area.  Sewer construction is happening right beside Holz elementary school and is causing disruption into the school day and the roadway.  "It takes me about 20 minutes to walk to school everyday because of the traffic and how they are working."  Meet Connor. He lives just across the street from Holz Elementary, but with traffic piling up every morning due to construction ...

Update: 2 Injured in 4 Vehicle Crash in Kanawha County

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Two people, including one child, have been injured after a four vehicle crash in Kanawha County.

Otte’s attorney says he may have suffered during execution

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Condemned killer Gary Otte was put to death Wednesday in Lucasville. He was convicted of killing two people in back-to-back robberies near Cleveland in 1992. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said the execution was performed without complication. But, Otte’s attorney said something disturbing happened to her client after the first drug was administered. “It was very disturbing to me. What I saw is not anything I’ve seen in...

South Korea Says North Has Fired Another Missile

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South Korea (AP) - South Korea's military says North Korea fired an unidentified missile from its capital Pyongyang in a continuation of weapons tests following its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date on Sept. 3. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said Friday that the missile was launched from Sunan, the site of Pyongyang's international airport.

Police: Pantless woman blames vampires for destroying hotel room

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HENRY COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – A woman who claimed vampires broke in and destroyed her hotel room faces a number of charges. According to court documents, Lisa Stout was taken into custody just after 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 after Henry County Sheriff deputies responded to a disturbance at the Raintree Inn. After arriving on scene, the clerk working the front desk told deputies Stout wandered into the bar area of the hotel without wearing pants and demanded a Coke. Stout then began ...

Man admits to breaking into Ohio homes to kidnap girls

An Ohio man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison without the chance of parole for breaking into two homes and abducting and raping a 6-year-old girl and attempting to abduct a 10-year-old girl.

Roadway Reopens in Kanawha County After Crash

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A two vehicle crash has shut down a busy roadway in Kanawha County. The accident was reported around 3:45 p.m. on U.S. 119 at Avondale Road in the Crede area. The crash location is less than a mile north of the Coonskin Park entrance. Dispatchers say that two vehicles were involved in the crash. Injuries are reported, but it is not clear how many injuries, or what the extent of injuries are as a result of the crash. U.S. 119 is closed in both directions ...

Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting Identified in Braxton County

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BRAXTON COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The West Virginia State Police and the Braxton County Sheriff's Department are responding to an officer involved shooting in the Upper Sleith area. Deputies say it happened earlier this morning. The condition of the officer is unknown at this time. Investigators are still on the scene. Stay with 13 News as we continue to update this ongoing story. 

Chicago-Columbus-Pittsburgh Hyperloop project selected as one of 10 to move forward

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The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission said Thursday that its proposal to connect Columbus and Pittsburgh via high-speed transportation was selected today as one of 10 projects that will move forward in the process of making the Midwest Connect Hyperloop a reality. 

Kentucky bank employee arrested for forging loans totaling $1.3 million

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BOYD COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - The Ashland Police Department arrested a man today who is being accused of processing false loans totaling over a million dollars. According to an arrest citation, Martin Ross, 52, of Louisa, is facing charges of 1st degree Forgery, Possession of a Forgery Device, Filing an Illegal Lien, and Theft of Identity without Consent.  Ross is accused of processing loans through his employer, Town Square Bank, using fake names that coincided with information bel...

Census Data Show Almost 20% of West Virginians in Poverty

New federal data show 319,063 West Virginians living below the poverty line last year, a rate unchanged from the year before and slightly lower than a measured peak in 2011.

Pair sentenced to 50 years for Kanawha County kidnapping, robbery

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PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Two people have been sentenced for a robbery and kidnapping that took place in September 2016. According to Putnam County Court documents, Michael Sniff and Kasey Kincaid pleaded guilty to 1st degree robbery charges yesterday.  The pair were sentenced to 50 years in prison after their kidnapping charge was dropped.  Sniff and Kincaid were originally arrested after kidnapping a man at gunpoint in Hurricane and forcing him to drive to Charleston, ...

Missing 4-year-old girl in Boone County Found

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

Grandpa ends police standoff by throwing suspect off the roof

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A burglary suspect kept police at bay on the roof of a home for nearly five hours before an 83-year-old man climbed up and pushed the suspect off.

West Virginia chooses SAT as college entrance exam

State education officials say West Virginia's high school juniors will start taking the SAT as their standardized college entrance exam starting next spring.

Cops: Man's GPS leads him to drive into river

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Police say a driver's global positioning system device caused him to drive into a river.

Sheriff: 3 dead in apparent strangulations at Kentucky home

Three people have been found dead at a Kentucky home in what authorities are investigating as a triple homicide.

4 West Virginians sentenced for roles in staged crashes

Federal authorities say a West Virginia man has been sentenced to almost three years in prison for a staged vehicle crash, faked injuries and false insurance claims.

UPDATE: Supreme Court Grants Stay in Nicholas County School Consolidation Plan Video included

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Judge Duke Bloom ruled to deny the West Virginia Board of Education's request to stay his ruling while appealing the case to the state Supreme Court. Instead Judge Bloom said the state board must approve the Nicholas County consolidation plan by the end of their meeting Friday. Otherwise, the WVBOE can pay a bond of $130-million

House overwhelmingly passes $7.9 billion Harvey aid bill Video included

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The House is swiftly moving to pass President Donald Trump's request for a $7.9 billion first installment of relief for victims of Harvey.

Powerful Hurricane Irma bears down on Caribbean islands Video included

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Officials across the northeast Caribbean have canceled flights, shuttered schools and urged people to hunker down indoors as Hurricane Irma barrels toward the area as a powerful Category 4 storm expected to strengthen more before nearing land late Tuesday.

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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  • 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.

  • Missing Juveniles Have Been Found Safe

    Missing Juveniles Have Been Found Safe

    Sunday, September 10 2017 3:40 PM EDT2017-09-10 19:40:45 GMT

    Police are looking for two juveniles missing from the St. Albans area. The following release was issued by Kanawha County Deputy Sheriff's: During the evening of September 9, 2017, just prior to midnight, Tamara D. Fields (17 year old female) and Caleb L. Haynes (16 year old male) were last seen together at the intersection of Browns Creek Road and Dukefield Drive in the Saint Albans area. 

    Police are looking for two juveniles missing from the St. Albans area. The following release was issued by Kanawha County Deputy Sheriff's: During the evening of September 9, 2017, just prior to midnight, Tamara D. Fields (17 year old female) and Caleb L. Haynes (16 year old male) were last seen together at the intersection of Browns Creek Road and Dukefield Drive in the Saint Albans area. 

  • Police Search for Missing Eastern Kentucky Girl

    Police Search for Missing Eastern Kentucky Girl

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-09-06 19:56:26 GMT

    Police are searching for missing teenage girl out of Eastern Kentucky.

    Police are searching for missing teenage girl out of Eastern Kentucky.

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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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  • Man gets ‘sensitive’ body part stuck in gym weight

    Man gets ‘sensitive’ body part stuck in gym weight

    Monday, September 18 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-09-18 21:53:20 GMT

    Firefighters were called to help free a man who became stuck in a gym weight. 

    Firefighters were called to help free a man who became stuck in a gym weight. 

  • McDonald’s Happy Meals Are Changing In November

    McDonald’s Happy Meals Are Changing In November

    Monday, September 18 2017 3:02 PM EDT2017-09-18 19:02:18 GMT

    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.

    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.

  • Stabbing reported in Charleston overnight

    Stabbing reported in Charleston overnight

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:22 AM EDT2017-09-19 09:22:39 GMT

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