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  • Proposed Putnam Road Improvements

    Proposed Putnam Road Improvements

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-09-21 01:02:45 GMT

    A dangerous section of Route 35 could soon see a major upgrade. Tuesday night state leaders outlined plans to renovate the Buffalo Bridge and a portion of the highway from Putnam County to the Ohio state line. The project will be completed one way or another, but it depends on the state road bond for work to get started- otherwise it could be years. Constant congestion, roll-overs and head-on crashes are taxing emergency responders in the area.

    A dangerous section of Route 35 could soon see a major upgrade. Tuesday night state leaders outlined plans to renovate the Buffalo Bridge and a portion of the highway from Putnam County to the Ohio state line. The project will be completed one way or another, but it depends on the state road bond for work to get started- otherwise it could be years. Constant congestion, roll-overs and head-on crashes are taxing emergency responders in the area.

  • Group says new health proposal cuts West Virginia Medicaid

    Group says new health proposal cuts West Virginia Medicaid

    A nonprofit West Virginia research group says the latest attempt by U.S. Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act would cut the state's Medicaid funding by $2 billion.

    A nonprofit West Virginia research group says the latest attempt by U.S. Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act would cut the state's Medicaid funding by $2 billion.

  • Charleston User Fee to Increase in 2018

    Charleston User Fee to Increase in 2018

    Monday, September 18 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-09-19 01:26:26 GMT

    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - At a finance meeting in Charleston Monday evening, Charleston Mayor Danny Jones requested a user fee increase scheduled for the year 2020 to be pushed up sooner for police hires. Mayor Jones is requesting the user fee increase to occur as soon as possible to enable the city to be able to afford ten new police officer hires.  That user fee increase, an increase from $2.50 to $3.00 per week, was passed in 2015 and is currently scheduled to take into effect...

    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - At a finance meeting in Charleston Monday evening, Charleston Mayor Danny Jones requested a user fee increase scheduled for the year 2020 to be pushed up sooner for police hires. Mayor Jones is requesting the user fee increase to occur as soon as possible to enable the city to be able to afford ten new police officer hires.  That user fee increase, an increase from $2.50 to $3.00 per week, was passed in 2015 and is currently scheduled to take into effect...

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  • 12-year-old’s death at birthday party ruled a fentanyl overdose

    12-year-old’s death at birthday party ruled a fentanyl overdose

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:28 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:28:54 GMT

    COLUMBUS (WCMH) — An autopsy has revealed that 12 year old Kanye Champelle died in July of an accidental overdose of fentanyl. The report from the Franklin County Coroner’s Office comes as a shock and surprise to family members and to Columbus police. Champelle’s father, Robert Bren Jr says his son attended a sleepover birthday party for one of his cousins at an east side apartment complex. When medics arrived at the scene, they found Kanye unconscious and unrespons...

    COLUMBUS (WCMH) — An autopsy has revealed that 12 year old Kanye Champelle died in July of an accidental overdose of fentanyl. The report from the Franklin County Coroner’s Office comes as a shock and surprise to family members and to Columbus police. Champelle’s father, Robert Bren Jr says his son attended a sleepover birthday party for one of his cousins at an east side apartment complex. When medics arrived at the scene, they found Kanye unconscious and unrespons...

  • Complaint leads schools to ban prayer at football games

    Complaint leads schools to ban prayer at football games

    Friday, September 22 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:32:52 GMT

    A school district has banned student-led prayer on the public address system before football games following a recent complaint. T

    A school district has banned student-led prayer on the public address system before football games following a recent complaint. T

  • Greek Festival Kicks Off in Huntington

    Greek Festival Kicks Off in Huntington

    Friday, September 22 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:00:19 GMT

    The Greek Festival kicked off today at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Huntington, WV. 

    The Greek Festival kicked off today at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Huntington, WV. 

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  • 5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Northern California

    5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Northern California

    Friday, September 22 2017 9:03 PM EDT2017-09-23 01:03:16 GMT
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    FERNDALE (KRON) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 off the coast of Northern California Friday afternoon, according to the United States Geological Survey. USGS reports that the quake struck at 12:50 p.m. It was centered about 126 miles off the coast of Ferndale. UGSG originally reported that a second quake with a magnitude of 5.6 struck seconds after much closer to the coast. However, USGS has since said that quake did not happen. A smaller 3.3-magnitude earthquake str...
    FERNDALE (KRON) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 off the coast of Northern California Friday afternoon, according to the United States Geological Survey. USGS reports that the quake struck at 12:50 p.m. It was centered about 126 miles off the coast of Ferndale. UGSG originally reported that a second quake with a magnitude of 5.6 struck seconds after much closer to the coast. However, USGS has since said that quake did not happen. A smaller 3.3-magnitude earthquake str...
  • Fire Crews Battle Charleston Fire

    Fire Crews Battle Charleston Fire

    Friday, September 22 2017 8:12 PM EDT2017-09-23 00:12:32 GMT
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    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Fire crews are wrapping up a fully-engulfed structure fire in Charleston Friday evening. The fire was reported on the 300 block of 21st Street SE in Charleston at just after 6 p.m. Dispatchers did not know whether the residence was abandoned, or whether it was inhabitated. There were no injuries reported as a result of the fire, and the fire has been knocked out. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Fire crews are wrapping up a fully-engulfed structure fire in Charleston Friday evening. The fire was reported on the 300 block of 21st Street SE in Charleston at just after 6 p.m. Dispatchers did not know whether the residence was abandoned, or whether it was inhabitated. There were no injuries reported as a result of the fire, and the fire has been knocked out. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.
  • Woman's Body Found in Kanawha River Idenitified

    Woman's Body Found in Kanawha River Idenitified

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:33:57 GMT
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    KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A body has been found in the Kanawha River. The body was discovered around 11:10 a.m. near Dow Chemical on Blaine Island near South Charleston according to dispatchers. South Charleston Police are currently investigating the incident. No other details are available at this time. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

    KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A body has been found in the Kanawha River. The body was discovered around 11:10 a.m. near Dow Chemical on Blaine Island near South Charleston according to dispatchers. South Charleston Police are currently investigating the incident. No other details are available at this time. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

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