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Update: All Lanes of I-64 Reopen Following Tanker Crash

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CARTER COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - Dispatchers tell 13 News that all westbound lanes of I-64 near the Boyd County line have been shut down due to an overturned tanker truck. The accident occurred near the 181 mile marker and involved one vehicle. Dispatchers say that one person was transported with unknown injuries. Crews are working to clear an undetermined amount of leaked gasoline from the accident area. The Carter County Sheriff's Office is responding.

Charleston Man Sentenced for Possessing Over 600 Child Pornographic Images and Videos

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - A Charleston man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for a child pornography crime. According to a release from U.S. Attorney Attorney Carol Casto, Jason Lee Smith, 39, previously pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. After Smith is released from prison, he will be on federal supervised release for 15 years, and will also be required to register as a sex offender. Smith admitted that on March 21, 2015, he possessed over ...

Woman's Body Found in Wooded Area in Sciotoville

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The body of a woman was found in a wooded area in Sciotoville, Ohio on Friday.

Update: Wife of Victim Arrested in Huntington Murder Investigation

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Huntington Police Chief, Joe Ciccarelli, tells WOWK that a shooting has occurred on Cavalier Dr. Authorities say that it is domestic in nature. The shooting has resulted in a fatality. Details are limited as it is an ongoing investigation. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Fire Crews Busy with 2 House Fires in Kanawha County

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Fire crews are busy in Kanawha County Monday evening while working two house fires. According to dispatchers, the two house fires are located in Charleston and in the Handley area. The Charleston fire is located on the 200 block of Lovell Drive. Dispatchers say that the fire is a working fire, but no injuries are reported. Charleston Fire, Charleston Police, and Kanawha County EMS responded to the scene.  Another fire is located on the 300 block of ...

Kentucky bill to protect drivers who accidentally hit protesters

A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky has filed legislation that would ban protesters from blocking the streets without a permit and shield drivers who unintentionally hit them from criminal and civil penalties.

Student admits killing roommate after fast-food argument

An Ohio college student has pleaded guilty to stabbing his roommate to death after they argued over fast food.

LATEST: Miner in fatal accident identified

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 A search is underway at a local mine for a missing coal miner. The search is taking place at the Horse Creek Eagle Deep Mine, owned by Alpha Natural Resources, in Dorothy.

49 Dogs Seized from Kanawha County Farm Video included

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Dozens of herding dogs were seized from a Kanawha County farm Monday in an animal neglect case.

State of Emergency Declared Due to Ames Plant Industrial Fire in Parkersburg Video included

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A State of Emergency has been declared in Wood County due to the large industrial fire at the Ames Plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Man Shot with Arrow, Suspect Sought After

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ROANE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The Roane County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting involving an arrow in the county. According to a release from the Roane County Sheriff's Department, on Monday at around 2:20 p.m., a man was walking on his property on Peter's Cave Road in northern Roane County when he was shot in the lower leg by an arrow. According to the Sheriff's Department, the subject was near a right-of-way that leads to a roadway. It is possible that unknown subjects...

Student Found with Loaded Handgun at Putnam County School

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PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Officials with Putnam County Schools tell 13 News that police investigated an incident at Winfield Middle School this morning. According to officials, a student was found with a firearm in their backpack. Police have confiscated the firearm, but the status of the student is unknown at this time. No gunshots were reported and no one has been reported injured. The Putnam County Sheriff's Department and Winfield Police Department responded to the ...

Ohio Babysitter Indicted for 12-Year-Old’s Overdose Death

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Sheila Marie Hutchins has been indicted on charges that the child she was babysitting died from a fentanyl overdose.

Couple discovers 65 lbs of marijuana in their Amazon order

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A couple got a shock when opening a package in the mail, finding a large amount of marijuana in the box.

Target plans to better recognize Thanksgiving, pauses the “Christmas creep”

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Target says customers want it to pause the “Christmas creep.”

Uncle drowned nephew in bathtub, dumped him in trash, police say

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The 19-year-old uncle of a 6-year-old boy whose body was found in a dumpster was charged with murder.

Police: Ambulance Fails to Show, Ohio Woman Dies Day Later

A police officer in Ohio says he and a partner drove a barely breathing woman to a hospital after an ambulance crew that said it was coming didn't show.

Child’s body found near missing 3-year-old Texas girl’s home

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Police say the body has’t been positively identified but that they have no reason to believe it’s a different child.

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US 119 Reopens After Wreck

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According to Kanawha County Dispatchers, the northbound lanes of 119 have reopened after a crash involving one vehicle.

Authorities: Man killed after driving mower into path of SUV

Authorities say an 87-year-old Ohio man has been killed after driving into the path of an SUV while cutting grass on a riding lawn mower.

Listeria concerns causes massive nationwide recall of vegetable products

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There is a recall of minimally processed vegetables nationwide because of a possible Listeria contamination.

Young Man Falls To His Death In National Park

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Harpers Ferry, W.VA - Tragedy has struck the Harpers Ferry national historical park where an 18 year-old male apparently fell to his death. Park rangers say that the young man was standing on top of the Maryland heights overlook when it happened. Washington county first responders recovered the body, which has been sent to the chief medical examiners office in Baltimore for an autopsy. The heights surrounding historic Harpers Ferry ...

Navy Christens Ship Named for West Virginia WWII Hero Woody Williams

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Beautiful blue skies adorned the 784 foot long ship which was christened Saturday; the ship named for West Virginia native son and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams.   The USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams, built for the Navy by General Dynamics NASSCO, was officially recognized in the time-honored tradition with a ceremony attended by a who's who of the Navy, Marines and four fellow Medal of Honor recipients.   Williams, who n...

3 Car Accident In Barboursville

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Emergency crews are responding to a three vehicle crash. Cabell County Dispatch tell us it happened on the corner of Route 60 and Evergreen Drive in Barboursville. The incident occurred about 3:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Dispatchers did inform us that one of the vehicles is on it's top. No word on any injuries. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Richwood Mayor's Position as City Leader Uncertain

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Richwood Mayor Bob Henry Baber was removed from a city council meeting by police Thursday night after a disagreement with council members. Baber was asked to sit in the audience of the council meetings until the State Auditor's investigation is resolved.  Monday Baber plans to visit the Auditor in hopes of wrapping up the investigation. The probe started after questions regarding the Mayor's use of the city's purchasing card, or P-card. Baber previously stated he is o...

Logan Fire Results In Fatality

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Logan Fire Department responded to a structure fire call in the early hours of Sunday morning. The call came in at 1:12 a.m. The structure fire occurred on Godby Street in the city of Logan. A male was  pulled from the fire and transported to Logan Regional Hospital. The victim did not survive his injuries and died at the hospital. The fire appears to be accidental, possible unattended cooking fire.  The man is in his late 40s,  but no other info on identity being...

Judge Tosses $417M Award Against Johnson & Johnson

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene. 

Martin County Kentucky's Most Wanted

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Martin County Sheriff's Department sent the following release: ****MARTIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT MOST WANTED**** TONI KERR TONI KERR IS WANTED IN MARTIN COUNTY, KY FOR THE FOLLOWING CHARGES: 1. BAIL JUMPING 1ST DEGREE. 2. PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER. 1. MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE, 1ST DEGREE 2. POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE, METHAMPHETAMINE. 3. PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER 1. BAIL JUMPING, 1ST DEGREE. 2. PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER. 1. BAIL JU...

Domestic Violence Victim Empowered by Sharing Story Video included

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and this week the YWCA is celebrating a Week Without Violence. This comes as dozens of women accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault. As survivors are empowered to their story online, the YWCA hosted a rally on Kanawha Blvd in Charleston, to raise awareness for the cause. 1 in 4 women, and 1 in 5 men in West Virginia are victims of domestic violence. 

Police: Newborn’s Dad Sold Heroin In Hospital Maternity Ward

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GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he sold heroin in the hospital maternity ward room where people were visiting his newborn daughter. Twenty-five-year-old Cody Hulse was arraigned Friday on charges including heroin delivery and endangering the welfare of children. The Tribune-Review reports he declined to comment afterward. Authorities say Hulse got busted after Greensburg police stopped a vehicle Thursday and found heroin and parap...

Trump Has No Plan To Block Scheduled Release Of JFK Record

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he doesn’t plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. “Subject to the receipt of further information,” he wrote in a Saturday morning tweet, “I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.” The National Archives has until Thursday to disclose the rem...

Man Found Guilty of Killing Former WV Coal Executive Video included

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Mingo County Sheriff James Smith says a second arrest has been made in the Mingo County Murder Investigation.

Look up to see the Orionids meteor shower tonight

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA/WTNH) — Keep your eyes to the sky this weekend! Are you ready for it? The Orionid meteor shower will peak tonight across the sky. The moon is barely past its “New” phase. This means there won’t be much light pollution away from the city lights. The shower will be visible both Friday and Saturday night. “If you can get away from city lights tonight, our weather should cooperate for watching these meteors. Temperatures will be in the mid...

Hallmark releases its 2017 Christmas movie lineup

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Christmas movie fanatics get excited! Your days of watching re-runs are numbered. The Hallmark Countdown to Christmas, with a record 33 brand new Christmas movies, is just a week away. The heartwarming movies will be shown both on the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries starting October 28 (yes, three whole days before Halloween) extending until December 30. This year’s lineup of movies stars returning favorites such as Lacey Chabe...

Police: Man plunged into Ohio River to flee traffic stop

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Police in West Virginia say a man wanted for robbery fled a traffic stop by jumping into the Ohio River, only to be met by police waiting on the other side.

Suspect in Ohio slayings of 4 pleads not guilty to murder Video included

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A man suspected in the deadly Ohio shootings of an 8-year-old boy and three other relatives and a related non-fatal stabbing has pleaded not guilty to numerous charges including aggravated murder and attempted murder.

Police: Newborn's dad sold heroin in hospital maternity ward

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A man has been jailed on charges he sold heroin in the hospital maternity ward room where people were visiting his newborn daughter.

Family sues natural healing center after Ohio man's death

Relatives of a man who died while being treated for pneumonia at a natural healing center in Ohio are suing the store's owner and employees.

PREVIEW: The Christening of the USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams Video included

Patrick Simon is on special assignment covering the christening of the USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams in San Diego with Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams.

Charleston postal worker admits stealing meth package

A former Charleston postal worker has pleaded guilty to stealing a mailed package containing methamphetamine.

Car Strikes Semi Head-on in Double Fatal Accident in Putnam County

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US Route 35 in Putnam County was temporarily shut down overnight after 2 people died when a car struck a tractor-trailer.

Man accused of choking woman over iPad passcode

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Police say a man choked a woman because she changed her iPad’s passcode.

10 elementary students had mouths duct taped by substitute

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Authorities say a substitute teacher was removed from a fifth-grade classroom and barred from the campus after 10 students had duct tape placed over their mouths.

Officials need help identifying man with wanted Ohio murder suspect

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The U.S. Marshal’s are seeking the public’s help in identifying an unknown man believed to be traveling with a wanted rape and murder suspect.

Ohio woman gets prison for death of toddler she babysat

An Ohio woman has been sentenced to prison for the death of a toddler to whom she gave the anti-anxiety drug Xanax and left alone to shop and to meet a friend at the movies.

West Virginia court reinstates terrorism charge

The Supreme Court of West Virginia has reinstated a terrorism charge against a school custodian accused of threatening to get a gun and shoot people in the school if his workload was increased.

Crews responding to fire in Dunbar

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Pedestrian Struck On Washington St East

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Dispatchers confirm a pedestrian has been struck by a SUV in the 1600 Block of Washington St of Charleston. Dispatchers also say that the victim is being treated by medics due to heavy bleeding from the nose. Charleston Fire and Police Departments are responding. We will update with he latest information as it becomes available.

US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

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By JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its tests show that when a laptop's rechargeable lithium-ion battery overheats in close proximity to an aerosol spray can, it can cause an explosion capable of disa...

One Person Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash in Carter County

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CARTER COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - One person has been killed in a two-vehicle crash in Carter County. According to Kentucky State Police, a two-vehicle accident was reported around 4:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of mile marker 170 on I-64, not far from Grayson.  Troopers say that the fatality is the only injury to report from the accident.  Traffic is being diverted off of the interstate at mile marker 172, which is the US-60 exit.  Troopers estimate that the road will r...

Confederate named elementary school changes to Obama

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy’s only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States. Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson was named decades ago for Jefferson Davis. In a move proposed by parents, the school with 98 percent African-American enrollment will be renamed for Barack Obama in the next academic year. The PTA president announced the pl...

Chlorine leak at Ohio preschool's pool sends children to hospital

A chlorine leak at an Ohio child care center's swimming pool has sent five children to the hospital.

Want to See Uranus? Tonight Is the Night!

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You read that right, Uranus will be visible to the naked eye. Get a good giggle in, but if you look up in the night sky tonight, you’ll be able to see the planet according to NASA. 

No Go: Pokemon-costumed man arrested after White House jump

A Kentucky man dressed as Pikachu is accused of trying to jump the White House fence - all in the name of making a YouTube video.

Deputies searching for Martin County's "Most Wanted"

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MARTIN COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - Deputies with the Martin County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in locating a wanted fugitive. According to deputies, Toni Kerr is wanted for the following charges: Bail Jumping, 1st Degree Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), 1st Degree Kerr is a repeated felony offender. If you have any information regarding Kerr's whereabouts, you're asked to contact the Martin County ...

Pit bull wrongly blamed for killing livestock set free

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A pit bull named Hank that was wrongfully blamed for killing livestock last year is now free.

Whiskey Barrel Company Bringing More than 100 Jobs to West Virginia

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The Great Barrel Company is coming to West Virginia and it will bring more than 140 to 150 new jobs.

Residents evacuated after apartment fire breaks out in South Charleston Video included

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Crews are on the scene in South Charleston after an apartment fire caused residents to evacuate the premises. According to dispatchers, the fire broke out at the Colonial Park Apartments around 11 A.M. this morning. Colonial Park Drive is shut down while the South Charleston Fire Department responds. No injuries have been confirmed at this time. We have a crew at the scene. Stay with 13 News as we continue to update this ongoing story.

President Trump’s health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

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If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

Kindergartner empties piggy bank to pay for classmates’ milk

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A caring kindergartner is getting a lot of attention online for an act of kindness.

Police: No signs of trauma on teen's body found in Ohio

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Authorities say the body of a 17-year-old high school senior has been found in Ohio.

Three arrested in Mason County drug raid

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MASON COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Three people were arrested in Ashton yesterday after police found heroin while executing a search warrant.  According to the Mason County Sheriff's Department, police searched a home in the Regina Lane area of Ashton. Police arrested occupants Thomas Glover, 33, of Ashton, Stella Turner, 34, of Ashton, and Deshawn Gadson,19, of Detroit, MI. All suspects were charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver (Heroin).  They are curren...

Man answering knock at door shot and killed in Ohio

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Witnesses said the man heard a knock at the door and when he answered, he was shot several times.

Police officer rescues kitten, raccoon found cuddling in dumpster

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A police officer discovered two unlikely companions in a dumpster – a kitten and a baby raccoon. 

Kentucky taking applications for roles in hemp program

Kentucky agriculture officials say the application period has opened for people wanting to participate next year in the state's hemp research pilot program.

Police: Gun found on 3rd-grader at Ohio elementary school

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 Police say a gun has been found on a third-grader who told authorities he'd been bullied at an Ohio elementary school.

UPDATE: Salem Man Turns Himself In After Road Rage Incident

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William Sothen, 63, of Salem, turned himself in to Harrison County Magistrate Court Wednesday afternoon after a warrant was issued for battery in Monongalia County.

SLIDESHOW: Photos from the 2017 Solar Eclipse

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

UPDATE: Missing Morgantown Teen Found Safe

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The Bangor Police Department said they located a missing Morgantown teen Thursday in Bangor Maine. 

Back to School vaccination requirements Video included

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Back to school is right around the corner, and that means it's time to start getting ready. West Virginia is strict when it comes to vaccinating your children. They're even specific when it come to age groups.

Crews Battle Fire at Carrollton Covered Bridge

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The State Fire Marshal's Office and the Philippi VFD are investigating the cause of a fire at a historic covered bridge in Barbour County.

Mountain Mission Pack the Pantry 5K Run/Walk Happening on July 4th

John Roberts, Executive Director of the Mountain Mission, talks about the Pack The Pantry 5K Walk/Run.

The race is July 4th, 2017 at 8 AM, at the Kanawha State Forest.

Registration is free, but they're asking for a financial or canned food donation.

Folks can register on race day or online.

Urinating dog statue briefly placed near 'Fearless Girl' art

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A New York City artist briefly placed a small statue of a urinating dog next to Wall Street's "Fearless Girl" sculpture as a form of counter protest.

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

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

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

What are administers, educator, and counselors across West Virginia doing in response to the show?

UPDATE: Missing Man Found Safe in Webster County

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Joe Ranson Jr. has been found safe and healthy at a friend’s camp in the Bergoo area of Webster County.

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  • Charleston Man Sentenced for Possessing Over 600 Child Pornographic Images and Videos

    Charleston Man Sentenced for Possessing Over 600 Child Pornographic Images and Videos

    Monday, October 23 2017 9:35 PM EDT2017-10-24 01:35:03 GMT
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - A Charleston man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for a child pornography crime. According to a release from U.S. Attorney Attorney Carol Casto, Jason Lee Smith, 39, previously pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. After Smith is released from prison, he will be on federal supervised release for 15 years, and will also be required to register as a sex offender. Smith admitted that on March 21, 2015, he possessed over ...
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - A Charleston man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for a child pornography crime. According to a release from U.S. Attorney Attorney Carol Casto, Jason Lee Smith, 39, previously pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. After Smith is released from prison, he will be on federal supervised release for 15 years, and will also be required to register as a sex offender. Smith admitted that on March 21, 2015, he possessed over ...
  • Woman's Body Found in Wooded Area in Sciotoville

    Woman's Body Found in Wooded Area in Sciotoville

    Monday, October 23 2017 8:44 PM EDT2017-10-24 00:44:34 GMT
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    The body of a woman was found in a wooded area in Sciotoville, Ohio on Friday.

    The body of a woman was found in a wooded area in Sciotoville, Ohio on Friday.

  • Update: Wife of Victim Arrested in Huntington Murder Investigation

    Update: Wife of Victim Arrested in Huntington Murder Investigation

    Monday, October 23 2017 7:58 PM EDT2017-10-23 23:58:51 GMT

    Huntington Police Chief, Joe Ciccarelli, tells WOWK that a shooting has occurred on Cavalier Dr. Authorities say that it is domestic in nature. The shooting has resulted in a fatality. Details are limited as it is an ongoing investigation. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

    Huntington Police Chief, Joe Ciccarelli, tells WOWK that a shooting has occurred on Cavalier Dr. Authorities say that it is domestic in nature. The shooting has resulted in a fatality. Details are limited as it is an ongoing investigation. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

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  • Update: Two Local Middle Schools Team Up to Raise Over $10,000 for Harvey Relief

    Update: Two Local Middle Schools Team Up to Raise Over $10,000 for Harvey Relief

    Monday, October 23 2017 4:25 PM EDT2017-10-23 20:25:37 GMT

    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Andrew Jackson Middle School and Elkview Middle School have joined together to “adopt” a Texas school to raise money. According to a release from Kanawha County Schools, the two schools have "adopted" Rockport Fulton Middle School in Rockport, Texas. Rockport Middle School sustained heavy damage during Hurricane Harvey and is currently closed to students. As part of the “adoption,” AJMS and EMS have agreed to raise...

    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Andrew Jackson Middle School and Elkview Middle School have joined together to “adopt” a Texas school to raise money. According to a release from Kanawha County Schools, the two schools have "adopted" Rockport Fulton Middle School in Rockport, Texas. Rockport Middle School sustained heavy damage during Hurricane Harvey and is currently closed to students. As part of the “adoption,” AJMS and EMS have agreed to raise...

  • Student Found with Loaded Handgun at Putnam County School

    Student Found with Loaded Handgun at Putnam County School

    Monday, October 23 2017 2:23 PM EDT2017-10-23 18:23:02 GMT

    PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Officials with Putnam County Schools tell 13 News that police investigated an incident at Winfield Middle School this morning. According to officials, a student was found with a firearm in their backpack. Police have confiscated the firearm, but the status of the student is unknown at this time. No gunshots were reported and no one has been reported injured. The Putnam County Sheriff's Department and Winfield Police Department responded to the ...

    PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Officials with Putnam County Schools tell 13 News that police investigated an incident at Winfield Middle School this morning. According to officials, a student was found with a firearm in their backpack. Police have confiscated the firearm, but the status of the student is unknown at this time. No gunshots were reported and no one has been reported injured. The Putnam County Sheriff's Department and Winfield Police Department responded to the ...

  • Nicholas BOE Meeting Sheds Light on School Future

    Nicholas BOE Meeting Sheds Light on School Future

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 1:51 AM EDT2017-10-17 05:51:47 GMT

    \The year and a half battle over Nicholas County schools seems to be finally winding down.  "As far as the next steps, we're just going to have to wait and I'll get some direction from the Department of Education and mediation and go forward," \

    \The year and a half battle over Nicholas County schools seems to be finally winding down.  "As far as the next steps, we're just going to have to wait and I'll get some direction from the Department of Education and mediation and go forward," \

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