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Cabell county Schools to Allow Students Out Early for Eclipse

Students in at least one West Virginia county will be allowed to get out of school early to watch next week's solar eclipse.

Tips for Back to School Shopping at Thrift Stores Video included

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When it comes to back to school shopping, many parents struggle not to break the bank. With websites like Thred Up and eBay becoming more and more popular, second-hand clothing and thrift shopping is on the rise. We wanted to see what one popular local thrift store had to offer, and, we were not disappointed.

Inside Scoop on Back to School Shopping Strategies Video included

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If you are like many parents, you may still be scrambling to finish that last minute shopping before your child returns to the classroom. Let us help ease your back to school blues with the inside scoop on how one local mom's shopping strategies will save you time and money.

Family working to get AED's in schools throughout Cabell County, WV Video included

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They are a device that can help save a life during cardiac emergencies, automated external defibrillators or AED's. They are frequently located in shopping centers, airports and other public places.  But after suffering a loss of a child a Putnam County family started working to get the devices in area schools as well.  Mary Kuhl and her husband started the Maura Rae Kuhl AED Foundation to raise money to pay for the devices. Right now they are working with Cabell County Sc...

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.

How to Protect your Kids from Lice as School Starts Video included

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Jordan is about to start his first year in Pre-K, and he is excited about the new experiences awaiting him. But Mom Corena Maiden has a little anxiety after visiting her son's new classroom.

Kanawha County Public Library is Distributing Free Eclipse Glasses at Library Programs

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The Kanawha County Public Library wants to give the community a chance to safely view the eclipse on August 21st. 2017.

Child Vaccinations available for West Virginia student

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia health and education officials say immunizations for children are available at more than 380 Vaccines for Children provider locations, including local health departments.      They say uninsured or underinsured children can get free vaccinations at those sites.      Routine childhood vaccines protect against 14 diseases including diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, influenza, measles, rotavirus, haemophilus influen

Rhode Island becomes fourth state to make community college free

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Rhode Island just became the fourth state in the nation to make community college free, following examples in New York, Oregon and Tennessee. 

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?

Bus Added for Elkview Middle and Clendenin Elementary Students

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Kanawha County Board of Education is an additional school bus due to overcrowding on the buses coming from the Clendenin area for Elkview Middle and Clendenin Elementary students. 

Safety Tips for Riding the School Bus

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With school just around the corner, Kanawha County School bus drivers are reminding students of important safety rules to follow on the bus. KCS bus aide Rita Vineyard says many students forget basic safety rules because of the excitement that comes with the first day back. Here are a few Vineyard says you need to remember.

Clicks in the Classroom : Teachers, students prep for 2016-17 academic year

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"It's been pretty amazing," said 7th Grade Math Teacher Anne Hall. Hall, a seventh grade math teacher from John Adams Middle School has seen the evolution and inclusion of technology in the classroom during a career that has spanned two decades.  "We had calculators when I first started now everything is on our phone."  It's not just the students that are on their phones, so are the teachers, incorporating everything from apps to augmented reality as...

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  • Officials "warn" people about Lizardmen activity during eclipse

    Officials "warn" people about Lizardmen activity during eclipse

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:41 AM EDT2017-08-17 12:41:59 GMT
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    The South Carolina Emergency Management Division tweeted a tongue-in-cheek warning August 9.

    The South Carolina Emergency Management Division tweeted a tongue-in-cheek warning August 9.

  • Oncoming Vehicle Causes School Bus Crash in Putnam County

    Oncoming Vehicle Causes School Bus Crash in Putnam County

    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-08-18 01:40:07 GMT
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    PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The wreck occurred along Heizer Creek Road outside of Poca near Heizer Creek Community Church Thursday. It is not known what caused the crash at this time, but dispatchers say that no injuries were reported. It is also not known if there were any students on board at the time of the crash. Today was the first day of public school in Putnam County. We will provide more information on th...

    PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The wreck occurred along Heizer Creek Road outside of Poca near Heizer Creek Community Church Thursday. It is not known what caused the crash at this time, but dispatchers say that no injuries were reported. It is also not known if there were any students on board at the time of the crash. Today was the first day of public school in Putnam County. We will provide more information on th...

  • Woman caught snorting cocaine off iPhone in parent pick-up line at middle school

    Woman caught snorting cocaine off iPhone in parent pick-up line at middle school

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-08-17 01:40:51 GMT
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    LEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida woman is facing drug charges after police caught her snorting cocaine off her iPhone in a Lee County middle school parent pick-up line. A school resource officer says he was on the second floor of Lexington Middle School in Fort Meyers when he spotted 39-year-old Christina Hester in her car in the parent pick-up line, chopping a white powdery substance on her iPhone screen with a credit card. He says he then saw Hester take a cut straw a...
    LEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida woman is facing drug charges after police caught her snorting cocaine off her iPhone in a Lee County middle school parent pick-up line. A school resource officer says he was on the second floor of Lexington Middle School in Fort Meyers when he spotted 39-year-old Christina Hester in her car in the parent pick-up line, chopping a white powdery substance on her iPhone screen with a credit card. He says he then saw Hester take a cut straw a...
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