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Body Found in Ohio River Believed to be Missing Man Video included

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

'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...

The Latest: OJ Simpson is granted parole in armed robbery

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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.

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.

Moms React to Possible ACA Repeal Video included

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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. 

Mayor Steve Williams announces plans to run for Congress Video included

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Huntington Mayor Steve Williams has filed to run in the 2018 U.S. House primary in West Virginia's 3rd District.
    

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.

2 men escaped Ohio jail through unlocked emergency door

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Authorities in Ohio say two inmates have escaped from a country jail through an unlocked emergency door that was used by another inmate in a 2016 escape.

2 Huntington Police Officers Treated for Accidental Drug Exposure

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Two Huntington Police Officers were treated for an accidental drug exposure.

Trump to rally in Ohio blue-collar city on Tuesday

President Donald Trump is returning to the blue-collar Ohio city where frustrated former Democrats crossed party lines last year to help send him to the White House.

Logan County kidnapping suspect behind bars

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A Logan County man suspected of burglary, assault and kidnapping is now behind bars after being on the run for several days. The Logan County Sheriff's Office says they apprehended suspect Robert Scott Earnest in Man shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday. Deputies say Earnest attempted to jump from a window when law enforcement arrived but was unsuccessful. Earnest is accused of breaking into a Kistler residence on July 14. Once inside, deputies suspect he assaulted a man by hitting him i...

Timetable described for West Virginia road projects

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia Transportation Secretary Tom Smith says the Justice administration's road and bridge reconstruction initiative will start with about $350 million of road resurfacing in the next few months originally scheduled for 2018 and 2019.      The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Smith told contractors Tuesday that phase will emphasize more heavily traveled secondary roads ineligible for federal funding.      About $440 mi...

Officials to reconsider value of Kentucky governor's home

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Local officials will hear an appeal from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin about the value of a home he purchased from a friend and campaign donor.      Bevin and his wife purchased the home in March for $1.6 million. Jefferson County officials say the home is worth $2.9 million. The discrepancy has prompted an ethics watchdog group and a Democratic state lawmaker to file ethics complaints.      Bevin appealed the valuation. Wednesday, a t...

At-risk inmates to get OD antidote when leaving Ohio jail

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CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A northeastern Ohio sheriff says inmates considered at risk of overdosing on opioids will be given overdose antidote kits when they're released from jail under a pilot project.      The Stark County Sheriff's Office anticipates distributing about 75 naloxone kits to inmates being discharged from the jail in Canton. The program also includes training on the use of the opioid-overdose antidote upon release.      The sheriff's office says...

West Virginia Man Faces Up to 735 Years in Prison

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WEST VIRGINIA (WBOY) - Judge Patrick Wilson has sentenced a man for more than 100 sex charges in Marion County. Iran Glover, 42, will spend 230-735 years in prison for sexual abuse and sexual assault convictions. He was also fined $264,000, plus court costs. During his trial, Glover was found guilty on all 143 counts facing him for sexually assaulting and sexually abusing five children over a period of five years.  Glover made a statement to the court Tuesd...

Controlled deer hunt applications available for West Virginia state parks

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — Applications for controlled deer hunts in 2017 are being accepted at four West Virginia State Parks. Those parks are Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park in Wood County, Pipestem Resort State Park in Summers County, Cacapon Resort State Park in Morgan County and North Bend State Park in Ritchie County.  For the first time, multiple-day hunts are scheduled at Cacapon and North Bend State Parks. The deadline to apply is Aug. 13, 2017. A...

Officer decommissioned, charged with theft of bottled water

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Metro-Nashville police officer is accused of taking a bottle of water from a refrigerator while at a businesses during what turned out to be a false burglary call. Metro police say Wesley Feinstein, of the Central Precinct, was decommissioned and assigned to desk duty. A press release states Feinstein responded to the burglary alarm call at 3:45 p.m. Saturday at Emma Incorporated on Lea Avenue. Officers reportedly found an unsecured door and entere...

Girl, 12, killed by boat driven by her dad while waterskiing on lake

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Authorities say a 12-year-old girl waterskiing on a  lake was struck and killed by a powerboat operated by her father.

Melting Glacier Reveals Couple Missing Since 1942

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Police say the bodies of what appear to be two people killed in an accident decades ago have been recovered from a glacier.

House panel lifts ban on slaughtering horses for meat

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A House panel has voted to lift a ban on slaughtering horses at meat processing plants.

Update: Truck Strikes Two Poles, Catches Fire in Kanawha County Video included

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A busy roadway in Kanawha County is shut down and will be closed for an extended period of time according to dispatchers due to a serious crash.

Police: Man threatens to pull gun over wrong taco order

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A man is facing charges after police say he threatened to pull a gun on a taco shop employee for giving him the wrong order. 

McDonald's is Hiring for Elkview Reopening

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The McDonald's restaurant in Elkview, West Virginia say they are ready to hire for their reopening. 

Kentucky coal mine death blamed on safety lapses

Federal regulators say an accident that killed a coal miner in Pike County happened because a conveyor belt didn't have adequate safety guards.

3 condemned Ohio inmates ask high court to delay executions

Three condemned Ohio killers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to delay their executions.

IHOP offering 59 cent short stack for 59th anniversary

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IHOP is offering a special deal for its 59th anniversary today. 

Officials: Boy, 10, had fentanyl in system when he collapsed, died

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Preliminary toxicology reports show that the 10-year-old boy had the painkiller fentanyl in his system when he collapsed and died at his home.

Barboursville Police Need Help Identifying Shoplifting Suspect

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The Barboursville Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a shoplifting suspect.

Police: Kentucky dentist tazed after exposing himself in Belk

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Police arrested a man accused of exposing himself to a retail employee at a Belk department store on Saturday.

Police: Girl Dies After Beating Over Math Lesson

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Police say a man fatally beat a 3-year-old girl with a bamboo rod and a cellphone cord because she couldn’t correctly answer questions about numbers and then soiled her pants. 

Cowboys' wide receiver: Dognapping and ransom is 'sickening'

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DALLAS (AP) -- Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead is asking for help locating his pitbull Blitz after burglars took the dog and demanded a $10,000 ransom. Whitehead told NBC 5 in Dallas (http://bit.ly/2ta2Qpv ) that he was in Florida last week when Blitz was taken from his Texas home, along with some shoes and bags. Whitehead has since gotten phone calls demanding he "cut a check" if he wants to get Blitz back alive, but he refused to pay $10,000 without f...

Boy left at rest stop in Florida; 3 Ohio residents arrested

Three Ohio residents face multiple drug charges after Florida authorities say they left a 6-year-old boy alone at a rest stop on Interstate 95.

2 more GOP Senators oppose health bill, killing it for now

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest GOP effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare" was fatally wounded in the Senate Monday night when two more Republican senators announced their opposition to the legislation strongly backed by President Donald Trump. The announcements from Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas left the Republican Party's long-promised efforts to get rid of President Barack Obama's health care legislation reeling. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announc...

Business owners prep to move back into Crossings Mall Plaza

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Elkview business owners tell 13 News they're planning to move back into their shops at the Crossings Mall Plaza by the end of this week, more than a year after massive flooding washed out the bridge that connected the shopping center with the rest of the community. Flooding in June 2016 destroyed the bridge, temporarily closing dozens of stores and putting hundreds of people out of work. For months, Elkview residents had to drive extra miles to get groceries. Now though, busine...

CPD Tests, Buys New Rifle-Resistant Vests

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The Charleston City Council voted Monday night to keep officers safer when responding to dangerous calls. The Charleston Police Department worked with a company to develop and test a new bullet-resistant vest. Officers told 13 News they began to see an uptick in violence against police using rifles. 

Plans announced for State Fair of West Virginia

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture has announced plans for this year's 10-day State Fair at the fairgrounds in Fairlea, Greenbrier County.      The fair is scheduled Aug. 10-19. The department has posted a calendar.      The department says it will host wine tastings, honey extraction demonstrations and stakeholder meetings.      The fair's country store will feature state-grown products.   ...

Kentucky jail transforming hallway into playroom

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DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A hallway at a Kentucky jail is being transformed into a playroom for children visiting an incarcerated relative.      Boyle County Jail Chaplain Tom Grugel told WKYT-TV that he came up with the idea after seeing six or seven visiting children sitting in chairs and just staring at restroom doors. He says plans call for a mural along the walls, a TV, children's furniture, crayons, teddy bears and toys.      Grugle says donations for th.

On 1st birthday since John Glenn died, memorial plans abound

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Some plans to honor John Glenn didn't fly, but that hasn't stopped the late astronaut's devotees from pushing forward with other ideas.      Numerous memorials and honors are being pursued as Glenn's birthday arrives Tuesday for the first time since his death in December at age 95.      An application to place Glenn's birthplace in Cambridge on the National Register of Historic Places was rejected. The eastern Ohio city is proceeding...

5-Year-Old Crashes Car with Little Brother Inside

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PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The Putnam County Sheriff's Department is investigating after a wreck involving only two small children. Deputies say that a 5-year-old boy drove his parent's car with his 2-year-old brother inside in the Red House area of Putnam County around 10 a.m. Monday. They say the child drove the vehicle from Bronco Junction Road all the way to the 4400 block of Grandview Ridge Road, a distance of around 2 miles. At that point, the child veered off the roadway and...

Police Seek Public's Help in Finding Woman Wanted for Felony Kidnapping

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Have you seen this woman? The Parkersburg Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a woman wanted for felony kidnapping.

Purple Flags Up at Gulf Coast Beaches for Jellyfish Alert

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ORANGE BEACH, AL (WKRG) — Purple flags are up due to an influx of jellyfish at Baldwin County Beaches. Purple flags, which were alerted on Monday, indicate the presence of dangerous marine life in the water. In this instance, we are told the flags are for jellyfish. Jellyfish warnings on the Gulf Coast tend to be particularly spatial, meaning some areas of the beach will have more jellyfish than others. We have confirmed the alert for Orange Beach, and it is believed to spread...

OCSO: Drug Dealer Reports Stolen Cocaine

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(WKRG)- A Fort Walton Beach man was arrested on Sunday after calling the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office to report his drugs had been stolen.   According to the arrest report, David Blackmon told the deputy he was a drug dealer and that someone had stolen $50.00 in cash and approximately a quarter ounce of cocaine from his car.   As Blackmon showed the deputy the area the items were stolen from, Deputy Dennis Fields states that he saw “a plastic baggie cont...

Walmart apologizes after slur used by third-party vendor

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Walmart is apologizing after a racial slur was used in a product description by a third-party vendor on its website.

UPDATE: Judge Reprimanded in Unlicensed Attorney Situation

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The public admonishment also says "Thus, it is evident to the Commission that Respondent failed to use due diligence when he failed to conduct an adequate research and analysis before signing the order. Respondent is a respected judge with 30 years experience on the bench and he should know better then to take such an order at face value."

Report: Asbestos found in makeup sold at Justice stores

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Makeup sold at a store that markets to young girls and tweens has been found to contain asbestos, a known carcinogen.

Hurricane Police Department Need Help Identifying Walmart Shoplifting Suspects

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The Hurricane Police department is asking for your help identifying two shoplifting suspects.

Police release last text from girl electrocuted in bathtub

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The family of Madison Coe, 14, authorized the release of her last image sent via text message before she died while staying with her dad.

Apple unveils new emojis

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Apple announced the collection Monday, which is World Emoji Day.

$1 million in marijuana found in brand new Ford Fusions

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Police are investigating shipments of drugs hidden in the wheel compartments of new cars, which were shipped to Ohio.

Toddler Dies in Hot Car Parked Outside Family’s Home

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Investigators say the death of a toddler who was trapped in a hot car appears to be an accident. 

Jackson County Man Arrested for Breaking into Sissonville Volunteer Fire Station

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A Jackson County man is facing charges after he was caught breaking into a Sissonville Volunteer Fire Station.

Clown tried to lure 9-year-old girl with cash, police say

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Police are looking for a man dressed as a clown who reportedly tried to lure a 9-year-old girl with money.

Surgeon finds 27 contact lenses in woman’s eye

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Ophthalmologists made a shocking discovery while trying to operate on a patient last year–the woman had 27 contact lenses still in her eye.

Police say Ohio woman wounded in shooting wasn't pregnant

The investigation into a deadly shooting at an Ohio gender-reveal party has taken a strange turn.

Multiple arrests made after sexual assault, 15-year-old girl test positive for drugs

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The Logan County Sheriff’s Department arrested two people for Child Abuse/Neglect, one person for Sexual Assault, and two people for obstructing and resisting arrest.

Ohio State fan in coma responds ‘No’ when doctors ask if he likes Michigan

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The family of an Ohio man who returned to the U.S. comatose in April after suffering a traumatic brain injury from a car accident in the Republic of Georgia was given little chance of recovering by doctors who said they should be prepared to turn off his feeding tube within six months to a year. 

Singer Aaron Carter, girlfriend arrested

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Authorities say singer Aaron Carter and his girlfriend have been arrested on DUI and drug charges.

2-year-old Kentucky boy drowns in pool

The coroner said that the 2-year-old boy was pronounced dead Sunday after being taken to a hospital and that the toddler drowned in a private pool.

12.5 foot Great White Shark lurking off NC coast

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A 12.5 foot Great White Shark is making the North Carolina coast his home.

Plane makes emergency landing after passenger ‘passes gas’

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A person who “passed gas” on an American Airlines plane on Sunday afternoon forced all passengers off the jet, officials said.

Overnight Shooting In Kentucky Has One Person Clinging to Life

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GRETHEL, KY (July 16, 2017) Kentucky State Police, Pikeville Post, is investigating a shooting in Floyd County. The incident occurred during the morning hours of Saturday, July 15, 2017.  The preliminary investigation indicated that the victim and Toby Akers, 41 of Martin, were involved in an altercation at Branhams Creek in the Grethel community of Floyd County.  Akers shot the victim and fled the scene.  The victim was transported to Pikeville Medical ...

Hurricane Police Need Your Help Identifying Two Shoplifters

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Hurricane Police are needing the public's help in identifying two shoplifting suspects. One suspect allegedly stole a bicycle and the other man some fishing equipment. If you have any information, you are urged to call the Hurricane Police Department at  (304) 562-9911. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available. Photo Credit- Scott Edwards

Ashland Police Need Your Help

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The Ashland Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the suspect in the attached photographs. The male is wanted for questioning in a vehicle theft . If you have any information and would like to remain anonymous you can call our silent witness tip line at (606) 329-1771 or email us at silentwitness@ashlandkypd.com.

Power Line Down In Cross Lanes Causes Road Closure

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Metro Dispatch confirms that a vehicle has hit a power pole causing downed lines. The incident happened near  40th St and Cross Lanes Dr in Nitro. The road is currently shut down. There is no word on any injuries as of yet. Nitro Police and Fire Department are responding. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

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.

Morgantown Police Search for Missing Juvenile

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The Morgantown Police Department has received a report of a missing juvenile.  Abigail Arthur, 14, allegedly ran away from home on May 21, according to a press release. Arthur is said to have recent a history of similar behavior, according to officers.  According to the press release, Arthur is a white female and is approximately 5 foot 2 inches and weighs about 140 pounds. Arthur was last seen with black hair with bright red highlights, but she may have colored her hair a...

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

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

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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  • WVBOE votes to deny Nicholas County schools consolidation

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