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Police release photo of man suspected of lighting woman on fire Video included

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The Charleston Police Department has released photos of the man suspect of lighting a woman on fire and attempting to burn down a house.

Contest winner disqualified over pro-Trump Instagram post

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A makeup artist says she won a national contest sponsored by Kat Von D Beauty but was later disqualified because of an Instagram post supporting Donald Trump's presidential candidacy.

Bush Brothers & Company recalls certain baked beans

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Bush Brothers & Company has voluntarily recalled three types of their 28 ounce cans of beans.

Man missing amid flooding in northern Kentucky

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BROOKSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities in northern Kentucky plan to resume searching Monday for a man who was swept away flooding that hit the region.      A Bracken County dispatcher - who declined to give her name, citing department procedure - says floodwaters swept away the man and his mobile home Sunday morning.      The dispatcher also said the flooding caused a lot of property damage and damaged many roads in the area.      Cincinnati s...

Tornado Touches Down in Ohio

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Overnight Storms Leave Thousands Without Power

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Overnight Storms have caused multiple power outages in multiple counties. Here is a list of the hardest hit areas Cabell County- 1245 customers Wayne County- 701 customers Lincoln County- 601 customers Kanawha County- 320 customers Boone- 227 customers We will update as the situation changes

Confirmed Tornado Touches Down In Vinton County

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VINTON CO., OH (WCMH) — The National Weather Service in Charleston, West Virginia has confirmed an EF1 tornado touched down five miles northwest of McArthur in Vinton County. The tornado touched down around at 6:48pm Saturday. The NWS storm survey estimates that the maximum wind speed was 105 mph, and the path width was 230 yards, along an 0.8-mile track. Hundreds of trees were snapped or blown down and much of the roof of a metal barn was torn off and tossed 50 feet. This i...

9 Die In Immigrant-Smuggling Attempt In Sweltering Truck

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, authorities said Sunday in what they described as an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong. The driver was arrested, and nearly 20 others rescued from the rig were hospitalized in dire condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke, officials said. “

Two Car Accident On I-64 Causing More Traffic Congestion

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Dispatch reports a two vehicle accident on I-64 W near the Nitro St. Albans Bridge. The slow and middle lanes are closed. Kanawha County Ambulance and Kanawha County Sheriff's are responding, as well as Big Tyler and Institute Volunteer Fire Departments. Dispatch also reports that there are injuries, but the extent and number of patients are unknown at this time. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Two Arrested On Multiple Drug And Weapons Charges

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Parkersburg Police arrests two people on multiple drug and weapons charges. They had this to say in a release: On Friday July 21, 2017 at approximately 2010 hours, a uniformed officer and his K9, Hawk, stopped a 2007 Dodge Caravan near the intersection of Woodyard Avenue and 7th Street for a cellphone violation. During the roadside interview, the driver, Matthew Gonzales, stated he did not have a driver’s license.

Athens, Ohio Man Killed In Early Morning Crash

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Athens – Troopers from the Athens Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on SR-144 in Athens County. At approximately 05:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 23, 2017, Travis J. Barber, age 28, of Reedsville was driving a 1995 Chevrolet, C/K 1500 pick-up southbound on SR-144. Mr. Barber failed to negotiate a curve and slid off the left side of the road striking a ditch and a small group of trees. Mr. Barber fled the crash scene,&...

Truck Hauling Bacon Causes Traffic Troubles On I-64

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An accident on I-64 west bound caused traffic delays for several hours. A semi-truck hauling bacon overturned on I-64 near St. Albans. There has been no word on any injuries. Crews are on scene cleaning up the accident. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

One in custody following body discovered in Huntington

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HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) - Huntington Police are on the scene where a dead body was discovered this morning between 3rd and 4th Avenues and 5th and 6th Streets. A man's body was found slumped up against a wall outside of Britney's Place in the alley. The Huntington Police Department's Forensic Team is gathering evidence and the County Medical Examiner is on scene. Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli says one suspect is in custody.  More information is expected to be rele...

One Person Transported After Been Struck By A Vehicle

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Dispatchers got a call shortly before midnight last night about a pedestrian being struck in Spring Hill. The incident happened in the 5300 block of MacCorkle Ave SW. South Charleston police and Fire responded, as well as Kanawha County Ambulance. One person was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

A Stabbing Last Night Sends One To The Hospital

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A stabbing was reported shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday night in eastern Kanawha County. The incident occurred in the 5500 block of Starling Drive in Rand, West Virginia. One person was stabbed and police are looking for the suspect. Kanawha County Deputy Sheriff's and Kanawha County Ambulance responded. One person was transported with unknown injuries. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Woman Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing Her Husband

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Angelyn Lancaster of Nitro was arrested for allegedly stabbing her husband. Nitro Police was dispatched to the 1200 block of of West 12th St in Nitro around 11:30 p.m. on July 21, 2017. Upon arrival, they found Linwood Lancaster with a stab wound to the abdomen. Lancaster stated he was walking near the boat ramp in the 100 block of Main Avenue in Nitro when he was stabbed. 

Son Charged In Death Of Father Who's Body Was Left On Couch For Weeks

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FRACKVILLE, Pa. -- A man has been charged with killing his father, who authorities say was shot to death and his body then left on a couch in his home for weeks.  Tyler Swantek, 24, faces charges in Schuylkill County including criminal homicide, first- and third-degree murder, aggravated assault and abuse of a corpse in the death of Todd Swantek, 49, whose body was found May 24 in the Frackville home the two formerly shared. 

UK Girl Left In Tears After She Is Fined For Selling Lemonade

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LONDON (AP) -- A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention for being fined for selling lemonade. Andre Spicer said his 5-year-old daughter was left in tears after local council officers fined her 150 pounds ($195) for selling lemonade without a license near their home in London. The girl was selling home-made lemonade to fans attending the Lovebox dance festival when she was fined.

Rescuers Need Help After They Get Stuck Helping Kayakers

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- Even rescuers get stuck, too, sometimes. That happened in the marshes of Hilton Head Island when a rescue airboat tried to help two kayakers who had gotten stuck during low tide. The Island Packet reports that authorities were called Thursday afternoon. David Refosco is second mate with Beaufort Water Search and Rescue. He says an airboat arrived around 1:30 p.m. and got close to the kayakers in about 10 minutes.

American Idol Star Caught With Loaded Handgun At North Carolina Airport

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Country singer Scotty McCreery has been cited after authorities say he had a loaded handgun with him in Raleigh-Durham International Airport.      Authorities told local media organizations that they found a loaded 9 millimeter handgun in McCreery's backpack at a security checkpoint on July 13. He told authorities he had been at a firing range and forgot to take the gun out. He was flying to Nashville, Tennessee.      Authorities say ...

McDonald's Adds Big Mac Onesie, Sweatsuit To Delivery Items

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OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) -- With McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast-food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie. Oak Brook, Illinois-based McDonald's describes the McDelivery Collection as "a selection of fun, fashion forward items you can wear or use whenever and wherever you order." It also includes french fry-themed sweatsuits and sandals, hamburger pillowcases and a ...

Actor John Heard, Of "Home Alone" Movies, Dies At 72

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the "Home Alone" movie series, has died. He was 72. His death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office in California on Saturday. TMZ reported that Heard, who lived in southern California, was found at a Palo Alto, California, hotel where he was recovering from back surgery. 

Bees Sting Several Children At Church Function

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Several children are being treated by medics after receiving bee stings while at a church function. Metro Dispatch confirms at least 14 patients are being treated, but the number could be around 30. The incident happened at the Union Valley Gospel Tabernacle Church on Misfit Lane in Sissonville. The severity of the incident is unclear at this time.

Honorably discharged veterans will soon get to shop tax-free

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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Hey veterans, you can soon shop tax free. Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the military. It’s the latest way in which the organization is trying to keep its customers as the armed forces shrink and airmen and soldiers buy more for delivery. A...

Kentucky Ark Encounter wants to ‘take back’ rainbow from LGBTQ community

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WILLIAMSTOWN, KY (WCMH) — The owners of the Ark Encounter attraction have created controversy by stating they want Christians to reclaim the significance of the rainbow. Ken Ham, co-owner of the attraction, tweeted a photo of the ark lit up in rainbow colors and wrote “Christians need to take back the rainbow.” According to WXIX, in his blog post, Ham clarifies his tweet, writing, “The rainbow was a symbol of God’s promises before the LGBTQ mo...

Fish Chews On 11-Year-Old Girl's Foot, Causes Bone-Deep Cuts

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An 11-year-old girl suffered bone-deep lacerations when what was probably a fish chewed on her foot and ankle as she cooled off in a northeastern Minnesota lake. Maren Kesselhon suffered nine deep cuts and tendon damage Wednesday when she jumped off a paddleboard on Island Lake, near Duluth, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Minneapolis. Maren said she could feel her foot was inside a fish's mouth and kicked at it with her other foot to free herself. The doctors who trea...

Four Arrested After Incident Where Two Officers Administered Naloxone on Themselves

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HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) - Four people have been arrested in an incident where Huntington Police officers administered naloxone on themselves after feeling adverse effects from drugs in the case. A Huntington police officer was sent to an area hospital to investigate a report of an overdose.  The officer investigated the individual who overdosed and collected evidence.  The officer returned to the police station and was handling evidence with gloves when the officer began to ...

Child rapist sentenced to 80 years after impregnating child twice

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Trendell Ray Brady, 34, was convicted on two counts of rape of a child in June. At a sentencing hearing Thursday, Brady was given 80 years in prison without parole.

Vehicle Strikes Pole in Putnam County

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PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - All northbound lanes of US-35 at Route 34 are shut down due to a single vehicle crash. The single vehicle crash occurred around 2 p.m. Dispatchers say that a vehicle struck a telephone pole in the area. At this time, dispatchers are unsure of any injuries. The Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Putnam County EMS, and the Winfield Fire Department responded to the accident. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

Hurricane Police Searching for Vehicle Thieves

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HURRICANE, WV (WOWK) - The Hurricane Police Department are searching for two suspects wanted for stealing a vehicle. According to police, at 2:00 a.m. Friday, July 21st, 2017, two suspects were caught on surveillance stealing a vehicle along with property. Police say the vehicle and property have been recovered.  Additionally, evidence collected leads them to believe the suspects are local to Hurricane. If you have any information regarding their identities or whereabouts, yo...

Ohio woman killed by airborne deer in crash

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An Ohio woman was killed after a deer went through her car’s windshield. A Toyota Camry hit the deer in the roadway, sending it airborne.

Kentucky told to pay attorney fees in same-sex marriage case

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A federal judge has ordered Kentucky taxpayers to pay more than $220,000 in attorneys' fees for county clerk, Kim Davis, who refused to issue marriage license to same-sex couples.
   

Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.

NASA says unsafe eclipse glasses being distributed

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NASA issued a warning to let people know unsafe eclipse glasses are being distributed by “unscrupulous companies.”

Judge offers inmates vasectomies/contraceptive implant for reduced sentences

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A judge has an unorthodox approach to cracking down on the drug epidemic. Any inmate that signs up for a free vasectomy can get an entire month taken off their sentence.

West Virginia man gets 3 years for having guns

A 45-year-old man from West Virginia has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for illegally possessing guns.

The Latest: OJ Simpson is granted parole in armed robbery Video included

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O.J. Simpson's supporters have arrived at a Nevada prison where the incarcerated former football star will ask a parole board for his freedom.

Quake damages buildings on Greek Island, 2 killed, 120 hurt

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A powerful earthquake shook the Greek resort island of Kos overnight, damaging older buildings and the main port, killing at least two people and causing more than 120 injuries. The 6.5-magnitude quake about 1:30 a.m. Friday rattled other islands and Turkey's Aegean coast as well, but Kos was nearest to the epicenter and appeared to be the worst-hit, with all of the deaths and injuries reported there. Fallen bricks and other debris coated many streets, and the ...

West Virginia highways to get makeover

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Gov. Jim Justice announced Thursday his vision for the state's highways at rest areas outside Hurricane and at another location in Clarksburg. Justice detailed his plan to completely re-do a 6-mile stretch of I-64 between Charleston and Huntington as part of "Jim's Promise Plan." The project will cost roughly $350 million. Justice says the jobs this project will bring "immediate jobs, immediate hope and immediate revenue" for the state. Justice says the pl...

Hogs removed from Ohio county fair for slaughter after swine flu found

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State officials say nearly 50 hogs at another county fair in Ohio were removed for slaughter after at least two animals tested positive for swine flu.      The Ohio Department of Agriculture says the hogs were removed from the Franklin County fair on Wednesday for slaughter. The Franklin County Agricultural Society said Thursday that livestock areas have been disinfected and no swine flu was present on the fairgrounds.      State off...

Most notable OJ Simpson parole moments

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The world watched live as O.J. Simpson convinced a Nevada parole board he should be released after spending nine years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist. Here are some unusual moments from the hearing Thursday that led to some head-scratching, some chuckling and lots of social media posts. --- CONFLICT-FREE LIFE "I had basically spent a conflict-free life," Simpson said, igniting a social media firestorm. Many pointed to his 1995 murder trial in Los Angeles, though h...

Video shows teens mocking drowning man

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COCOA, FL (WCMH) — Cell phone video posted on social media shows a Florida man drowning in a retention pond while five teens stand by, recording. Police say the teens were even mocking him and laughing at him, WESH reported. “We’re not gonna help your (expletive). Shouldn’t have got in. Let him drown, what the heck,” said one of the teens. Jamell Dunn, 31, of Cocoa, Florida went into a retention pond on July 9, according to police. His body was no...

Georgia Man Arrested In Huntington After Firing Shots At 4 People

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Huntington Police responded to a shots fire call in Cabell County, WV in the overnight hours of July 20, 2017. Darrius Marquis McCurty of Atlanta, Georgia was arrested for firing shots at 4 different people, and striking a Jeep Patriot, belonging to one of the people being shot at. No one was injured in the incident according to the Huntington Police Department.

Texas school district votes to allow staff to paddle students

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THREE RIVERS, TX (WCMH) – A district in Texas is bringing back paddling as a form of punishment in schools. According to KIII, a board of trustees for the district approved the use of corporal punishment Tuesday by a vote of 6-0. Students can be paddled for minor infractions, such as not following classroom rules. The paddling can be carried out by a campus behavior coordinator or principal. Parents will decide whether they want to opt in or out of the program, the ...

'Superload' Backs Up Traffic for 12 Miles on Highway

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SEVIER COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – The Tennessee Department of Transportation reports a couple of ‘super loads” are headed east on Interstate-40 and they are backing traffic for more than 12 miles. TDOT spokesperson Mark Nagi said on Twitter the loads are traveling to Greeneville, but will exit at mile marker 412 on Interstate 40. Video on social media shows the load traveling at a very low speed. TDOT says the loads, two massive and empty tanks, weigh 346,000 pounds a pie...

Police: Woman, 23, arrested after $2 million in liquid meth found in car

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A speeding driver’s suspicious behavior during a late night traffic stop tipped off officers that there might be more to the situation that meets the eye, so they called in a sniffer dog. Austin police say their K9 unit, Emma, arrived to the scene in the 5400 block of North Interstate 35 last Wednesday and alerted her handler to the presence of drugs in the vehicle. Officers searched the SUV and found three jugs of Purple Power degreaser. Except, police s...

Fifty year study finds there are no benefits to spanking children

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AUSTIN, TX (WCMH) — A study that spanned nearly 50 years has found that spanking is only harmful to children and has no beneficial outcomes. According to experts at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Michigan, who studied 50 years’ worth of data involving more than 160,000 children, the more kids are spanked the more likely they are to suffer from anti-social behaviors, aggression and mental health problems. The study, which was p...

Two Transported to the Hospital in Charleston After Riverbank Incident

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Charleston Police and Fire are investigating after one person was rescued from the Kanawha River and another suffered a heart attack on the banks of the river. Crews at the scene say the incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. under the Patrick Street Bridge on the Kanawha Boulevard side in Charleston. One person was distressed in the Kanawha River under the bridge and was rescued by emergency crews. That person was transported to CAMC with unknown injuries. Anot...

Stolen Vehicle Found Thanks to Help from K-9

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FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A vehicle stolen from Oak Hill early Wednesday morning was recovered in the Beards Fork of Fayette County late Wednesday thanks to help from a K-9 named Pappy. According to a release, a vehicle was stolen in Oak Hill during the early morning hours of Wednesday.  Later that day around 10:00 p.m., deputies received a tip that the vehicle stolen from Oak Hill earlier that morning had been seen in the area of Beards Fork off of WV Route 61...

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41

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The Los Angeles County coroner says Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday. He was 41.

Man Arrested in Huntington Murder

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The Huntington Police Department is actively investigating the murder David Ralph that happened yesterday at 825 Virginia Avenue in Huntington.

K-9 Partner Assists Deputies on Drug Arrest

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FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) -  A Fayette County woman has been arrested on drug charges.  According to a press release, at just before 1:30 p.m. deputies were on patrol in the area of Dove Road in Scarbro when a female was observed in a silver Dodge Dakota pickup truck who he had recently arrested and who he knew did not have a valid driver's license. After stopping this truck, the deputy's K-9 partner, Arras, alerted the deputies to drugs concealed in the veh...

Child killer makes 2nd appeal to top court to stop execution

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A condemned child killer in Ohio has made a second appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his scheduled execution.

Mom accused of abandoning toddler underneath busy overpass

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A mother was arrested after police found her 2-year-old boy wandering around underneath a busy underpass, surrounded by homeless people and drugs, according to an arrest affidavit.

Man to display head of 820-pound hog shot in yard

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He said that he plans to display the hog’s stuffed head and shoulders at his taxidermy shop. He said the rest of the remains were discarded on a friend’s property.

Narcan-resistant heroin appears in Myrtle Beach

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Drug Enforcement Agency agents say a new Narcan-resistant strand of heroin is now in the Grand Strand area of South Carolina, and they worry people who have never even done drugs could die from it. 

Officer refused service at McDonald’s, his wife says

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A law enforcement officer’s wife says a McDonald’s employee refused to serve her husband, and the franchise owner says “appropriate action” has been taken to resolve the matter.

Facebook working on way to charge for reading news articles

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Facebook is working on a way for news organizations to charge readers for articles they share and read on the social network.

MU President Jerome Gilbert gets 4-year extension

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert has received a four-year contract extension.  The university's Board of Governors unanimously approved the extension Wednesday.  Gilbert took office in January 2016. His original contract was scheduled to expire in early 2018. His new contract will end in July 2022. The financial terms of Gilbert's contract will remain the same. He earns an annual salary of $430,000.

Coal exports on the rise

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The federal government is seeing an uptick in coal exports. The numbers for the first quarter of this year were 58 percent higher than in the same quarter last year.  The U.S energy information administration expects growth to slow in the coming months.  They see total 2017 exports forecast at 19 percent higher than last year.  

Commission Learns of WV Capitol Dome Issues

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CHARLESTON- The Capitol Building Commission has voted to move forward on accepting bids for repair work on the Capitol dome. The Commission first noticed paint peeling inside the Rotunda, so WDP & Associates was hired to investigate and look into the issue. The team found there were water leaks inside, possible due to a February 2015 ice storm, along with issues in the original construction. WDP & Associates has come up with a design to rectify the moisture int...

Ohio parents sentenced in boy's fatal shooting of sister

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A judge has sentenced the parents of a 2-year-old girl fatally shot by her 6-year-old brother to probation and community service.      Twenty-seven-year-old Turhan Johnson and 23-year-old Kayla Johnson, both of Toledo, were sentenced Wednesday to two years of probation and were ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.      Turhan Johnson pleaded guilty last month to a misdemeanor charge of negligent homicide for failing to s..

McCain's brain tumor is particularly aggressive type Video included

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. John McCain's tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer, and his family and doctors are deliberating next treatment options. The senator had undergone surgery last week to have a blood clot removed from above his left eye, and that clot turned out to be a sign that a tumor called a glioblastoma had begun growing. Here are some things to know: AGGRESSIVE CANCER McCain's doctors at the Mayo Clinic said they managed to remove all the tumor that...

Crews on the Scene of House Fire in Kanawha County Video included

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Fire crews are on the scene of a house fire in Kanawha County Wednesday evening. The fire was reported on the 1000 block of Aspen Road off of South Park Road just before 10 p.m. Dispatchers say the fire has fully-engulfed the house. It is unclear if there are any injuries at this time. We have a crew headed to the scene, and will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

WV Center on Budget and Policy Talks About "Sugary Drink Tax"

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WEST VIRGINIA (WOWK) - The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy held a lunch and learn Wednesday and whether to bring back the proposed "sugary drink tax" was on the menu for discussion.  The American Heart Association is advocating to increase taxes on these sugary drinks because the penny per ounce tax on these drinks has been proven to bring in millions of dollars to help the economy. Those in favor for the tax suggest that it will allow those whose purchase s...

Alpha conveying permits, equipment, reserves in 4 states

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Alpha Natural Resources says it has agreed to convey 280 permits, reclamation equipment, royalty payments and 100 million tons of coal reserves in four states to Lexington Coal Co. According to Alpha, Lexington will get $204 million at closing and $112 million in installments to help with bonding, reclamation, water treatment and other obligations. The deal, subject to regulatory approvals, applies to holdings in Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee and West Virgini...

Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor

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Senator John McCain, R-Arizona, has been diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor, according to a statement released by his family and the Mayo Clinic. The statement says that following a procedure to remove a blood clot revealed the diagnosis., "On Friday, July 14, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix," the statement read. "Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary b...

Flabby tabby is huge hit at animal shelter

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There’s a fat cat living large at the animal shelter. A stray cat, all 31.4 pounds of him, has taken up residence in the shelter’s break room. The porcine feline would be in a kennel like the rest of the cats, but he’s just too big for the standard accommodations. 

Father arrested while driving wife to hospital to deliver baby

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ALEXANDRIA, LA (WCMH) — A father in Louisiana was arrested for reckless driving while on the way to the hospital for the birth of their child. “No mother should have to experience that. At all,” new mother Bridget Evans told KALB. Bridget said it should have been the happiest day of her life, but instead, it turned into a nightmare. Bridget went into labor seven weeks early and her husband Zak Evans immediately began driving her to the hospital for the d...

Capitol Police Investigate After Vehicle Struck by Bullet

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CHARLESTON, W.V (WOWK) - Capitol Police continue to investigate after discovering that a state employee's parked vehicle had been struck by a bullet Wednesday in the State Capitol Complex parking garage. According to a release, Capitol Police were responding to the sound of suspected gunfire in the vicinity of the garage and nearby Laidley Field at around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday when they came upon the damage to the unoccupied vehicle. It was parked on the Piedmont Road side ...

Waiter says customers left racist note instead of tip

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A waiter is reminding people to practice tolerance after he was stiffed out of a tip while working.

Troopers Seek Public's Help in Locating Man who Failed to Register as Sex Offender

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Have you seen this man? State Police is looking for a man who didn't re-register as a sexual predator. Troopers are looking for Michael Curtis, 56. Curtis is described as 5'7" tall, 143 pounds, with grey hair and brown eyes. According to troopers, he failed to update his registry this year as a sexual predator, which is required every three months. His last provided address was listed as Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston. Anyone with i...

Woman previously charged with manslaughter arrested for public intoxication

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VANCEBURG, KY (WOWK) - A 19-year-old woman previously charged with manslaughter and tampering with evidence was arrested Tuesday for public intoxication.  According to a criminal complaint, Kelly Dummit, of Portsmouth, OH, was arrested after an officer with the Vanceburg Police Department found her sitting behind the driver's wheel with an alcoholic drink at a gas station. Police say she had bloodshot, glassy eyes, and failed a field sobriety test. Dummit was previously a...

Mother charged with murder after baby found dead in hot car

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Police have charged a mother with felony murder after they say she left her 1-year-old daughter in a hot car while she got her hair done at a salon.

Medical Marijuana Means Losing Your Second Amendment Right in Arkansas

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Your right to bear arms in Arkansas could be taken away if you apply for a medical marijuana card.

Man who killed stepdaughter, abused corpse won't OK divorce

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A man convicted of killing his stepdaughter and having sex with her corpse is contesting the terms of a divorce from her mother.

Authorities issue statewide endangered child alert for missing Ohio teen

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Savannah Hopper, 16, went missing from her home in Windham Township on Wednesday morning. It is believed that she left on her own, but there are concerns that she could be at risk.

Texas man charged after wife's body found in SUV in Ohio

Authorities say a Texas man has been charged with gross abuse of a corpse in Ohio after his wife's body was found in the hatchback of her sport-utility vehicle.

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Priscilla Spence tells 13 News she's become a vocal opponent since Republican Senators renewed their efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare a few months ago. For Spence, it's something personal- her own declining health and the health of her disabled daughter- rely on provisions in the Affordable Care Act. 

Experts warn about dangers of wearing flip-flops

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Experts are warning flip-flop wearers of the permanent damage the shoes can cause.

Body Found in Ohio River Believed to be Missing Man

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Officials have confirmed that a body has been found in the back channel of the Ohio River.

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  • Authorities issue statewide endangered child alert for missing Ohio teen

    Authorities issue statewide endangered child alert for missing Ohio teen

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    Savannah Hopper, 16, went missing from her home in Windham Township on Wednesday morning. It is believed that she left on her own, but there are concerns that she could be at risk.

    Savannah Hopper, 16, went missing from her home in Windham Township on Wednesday morning. It is believed that she left on her own, but there are concerns that she could be at risk.

  • Fayette County Commission Establishes Cash Rewards for Crimes

    Fayette County Commission Establishes Cash Rewards for Crimes

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    FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The Fayette County Commission has authorized the establishment of a special fund in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of West Virginia to offer cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of criminal suspects in Fayette County. Sheriff Mike Fridley and Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Harrah released the following information concerning this reward fund: According to the press release, the members of the Fayette County Commissi...
    FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The Fayette County Commission has authorized the establishment of a special fund in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of West Virginia to offer cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of criminal suspects in Fayette County. Sheriff Mike Fridley and Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Harrah released the following information concerning this reward fund: According to the press release, the members of the Fayette County Commissi...
  • Update: Teenager Missing from Nicholas County Found Safe

    Update: Teenager Missing from Nicholas County Found Safe

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    NICHOLAS COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The Nicholas County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help in locating a missing juvenile. According to a release, the juvenile, named Hayley Estep, left her residence in the Enon area around approximately 2:00am on Tuesday morning. Hayley is 13 years old, 5'4" in height, and weighs 207 pounds. She also has brown hair and brown eyes. It is unknown what the juvenile may have been wearing. It is also unknown where she may have went. Anyon...

    NICHOLAS COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The Nicholas County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help in locating a missing juvenile. According to a release, the juvenile, named Hayley Estep, left her residence in the Enon area around approximately 2:00am on Tuesday morning. Hayley is 13 years old, 5'4" in height, and weighs 207 pounds. She also has brown hair and brown eyes. It is unknown what the juvenile may have been wearing. It is also unknown where she may have went. Anyon...

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  • Truck overturns, spilling eels and slime all over highway

    Truck overturns, spilling eels and slime all over highway

    Friday, July 14 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-07-14 17:15:05 GMT

    A truck carrying eels overturned on a highway, leaving a mess of slime and live eels for crews to clean up.

    A truck carrying eels overturned on a highway, leaving a mess of slime and live eels for crews to clean up.

  • #AlmostHeaven Pictures

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    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - West Virginia's Division of Tourism is giving away one of their #AlmostHeaven vacation packages each hour on June 20th, 2017 in celebration of the West Virginia’s 154th birthday. These giveaways are the conclusion of the Division of Tourism’s two-week-long #AlmostHeaven social media campaign.  To view the giveaways, see the top posts or download campaign graphics, visit www.gotowv.com/almostheaven.
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  • Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Kick Off Visit in Charleston, WV

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    Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood kicked off their four show weekend in Charleston, WV on October 21st. The show on Friday began at 7:30. The duo will also have two shows on October 22nd and one show on October 23rd.  The weekend event is expected to bring more than 50,000 people to the capital city.  Garth Brooks says that Charleston, WV is one of the funnest cities to play. "They come here to have fun and that's our kind of people. We are expecting this weekend to ...

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  • Truck Hauling Bacon Causes Traffic Troubles On I-64

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    Sunday, July 23 2017 3:29 PM EDT2017-07-23 19:29:13 GMT
    An accident on I-64 west bound caused traffic delays for several hours. A semi-truck hauling bacon overturned on I-64 near St. Albans. There has been no word on any injuries. Crews are on scene cleaning up the accident. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.
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  • Bush Brothers & Company recalls certain baked beans

    Bush Brothers & Company recalls certain baked beans

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    Bush Brothers & Company has voluntarily recalled three types of their 28 ounce cans of beans.

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  • 9 Die In Immigrant-Smuggling Attempt In Sweltering Truck

    9 Die In Immigrant-Smuggling Attempt In Sweltering Truck

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    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, authorities said Sunday in what they described as an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong. The driver was arrested, and nearly 20 others rescued from the rig were hospitalized in dire condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke, officials said. “

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