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Woman’s cotton decoration complaint goes viral

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A woman’s complaint that a decoration piece featuring raw cotton was racially insensitive, has gone viral. Last Thursday, Daniell Rider posted a photo to Hobby Lobby’s Facebook page, featuring a decoration piece featuring cotton. “This decor is WRONG on SO many levels. There is nothing decorative about raw cotton… A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves,” Rider wrote ...

Taco Bell to phase out drive-thru at some locations, adding booze

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Taco Bell will be phasing out drive-thru windows at hundreds of its locations and adding booze to the menu, according to a new report.

Kohl’s to start accepting Amazon returns at some stores

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 Kohl’s, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores.

Cereal maker Post buying Bob Evans Farms in $1.53B deal

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Bob Evans Farms is being sold to cereal maker Post in a deal worth about $1.53 billion.

Category 5 Hurricane Maria batters Dominica in Caribbean

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the little island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night, and forecasters warned it might become even stronger. The storm was following a path that could take it on Tuesday near many of the islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and then head toward a possible direct strike on Puerto Rico on Wednesday. There were no immediate reports from Dominica af...

Honda invests $267M, adds 300 jobs for Accord production

Honda says it has invested $267 million and will add 300 jobs in Ohio to support production of its revamped Honda Accord sedan for 2018.

McDonald’s Happy Meals Are Changing In November

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One non-profit that tackles childhood obesity says McDonald’s could do more, like rotating-in different fruits to expose children to a variety of healthy foods.

Amazon announces southwest Ohio center, 1,000 jobs coming

Amazon has made it official: It plans to locate one of its fulfillment centers in a city in Ohio, bringing more than 1,000 jobs.

WWE Hall of Famer Bobby “The Brain” Heenan dies at 73

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Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, one of the most well-known managers and commentators in professional wrestling, has died at the age of 73. 

US 35 back open after Putnam County accident

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Both lanes of U.S. 35 in both directions are closed near 34 in Putnam County due to an accident. Right now, there's no word on injuries.  Expect delays in the area.  We have a crew on the way to the scene. Stay with 13 News on this developing news story. 

Hurricane Maria nearing already-battered Caribbean Islands

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- A strengthening Hurricane Maria churned toward the Leeward Islands in the eastern Caribbean on Monday as forecasters warned it was expected to become a major hurricane by early Tuesday. Maria swiftly grew into a hurricane Sunday, and forecasters said it was expected to become much stronger over the coming hours following a path that would take it near many of the islands wrecked by Hurricane Irma and then on toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican ...

National Guard chief: Protect infrastructure from flooding

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The head of the West Virginia National Guard says the state needs to set standards to make sure water and sewer plants located in flood plains can withstand flooding.      According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail , Adj. Gen James Hoyer told state lawmakers meeting in interim session Sunday that in his 34 years in the National Guard, the same infrastructure systems have required emergency assistance during floods "over and over."  ...

Dozens arrested as St. Louis readies for more protests

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Hundreds of police officers in full riot gear responded to the streets of downtown St. Louis after another day of peaceful protests over an ex-police officer's acquittal in the death of a black man gave way to property damage and dangerous encounters with officers. Police made dozens of arrests shortly before midnight when people ignored orders to disperse. More protests were expected starting Monday morning, with demonstrators planning to gather downtown. A judge...

Stars Arrive For Emmys Expected To Feature A Cheeky Colbert

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "This Is Us" stars Sterling K. Brown and Ron Cephas Jones were among the Emmy Awards nominees playing it cool as they arrived for Sunday's ceremony. The actors paused for photographs and interviews on the red carpet, which for the first time was tented and air conditioned to provide relief from the usually warm September weather in Los Angeles. Nature provided a break as well, with temperatures in the 70s. Another "This Is Us" star, Chris Sull...

"Juggalos," Trump Supporters Converge On Washington For Dueling Rallies

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WASHINGTON -- The National Mall has played host to rallies and protests of all sizes, scope and aims through the years, but Saturday it witnessed a convergence of groups most likely unique in the park's history. Hundreds of so-called Juggalos -- fans of "horrorcore" hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse, known for the face paint some wear to match the band's "dark carnival" aesthetic -- marched as part of a long-planned protest against what they ...

New storm Maria a growing threat to Irma-slammed Caribbean

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The hurricane-battered islands of the Caribbean prepared on Sunday to face yet another potential disaster, with forecasters saying that Tropical Storm Maria is likely to hit the Leeward Islands as a strengthening hurricane by Monday night. Hurricane watches were in effect for many of the very islands still trying to cope with the devastation left by Hurricane Irma, including St. Martin, St. Barts and Antigua and Barbuda. The U.S. Nati...

Trump, In New Dig, Mocks North Korea Leader As Rocket Man

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SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Sunday mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as "Rocket Man" while White House advisers said the isolated nation would face destruction unless it shelves its weapons programs and bellicose threats. 

Disability Backlog Tops 1 Million; Thousands Die On Wait List

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1 million Americans await a hearing to see whether they qualify for disability benefits from Social Security, with the average wait nearly two years — longer than some of them will live. 

Protesters Smash Windows In Second Violent Night Near St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Protests turned violent for a second night near St. Louis following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows at dozens of businesses and throwing objects at police, who moved in with hundreds of officers in riot gear to make arrests. The confrontation took place late Saturday night in the Delmar Loop area of University City, a suburb about 10 miles (16...

OSU Marching Band will perform at 2018 Macy’s Parade

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio State University Marching Band announced it has been selected to perform in the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade for the first time in band history. According to a press release, the band was selected from more than 100 applicants as one of 10 bands to march in the 92nd edition of the beloved parade. TBDBITL will perform a New York-themed halftime show at the Buckeyes’ game against Army West Point on Saturday, including the “The...

Gas station robbery suspect's getaway car runs out of fuel

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LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say an Indiana man who robbed a gas station made off with food, drinks and cigarettes. What he didn't steal was gas. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that a state trooper arrested 33-year-old Sean Harris on Wednesday after finding him stranded by the side of a two-lane highway with his vehicle out of fuel. Police say the South Bend-area man's blood alcohol level was above the legal limit. Authorities say Harris was arrested not long after he ent...

Copperheads Bite 4 Children In Alabama In 8 Days

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CLANTON, Ala. (AP) – Pit vipers called copperheads have bitten four children in Alabama in just over a week. News outlets report that two 12-year-old girls were bitten during a nature walk behind a Chilton County high school, and one of them was being treated Friday. News outlets reports that a 7-year-old boy was bitten Thursday night in one Birmingham suburb, and an 8-year-old girl on Sept. 6 in another suburb. Birmingham is about 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of the commun...

‘Hot Cop Challenge’ continues but this time the ladies nailed it

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CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (WFLA) — Hot mama! Sorry fellas, but these ladies mean serious business. Coral Springs Police Department posted a photo of their strong women on the force on social media as a “Hot Cop Challenge.” And, they are totally showing up the boys. These five fabulous ladies represent many branches of the Coral Springs Police Department including, Training Unit, SWAT Team, Strategic Enforcement Team, Road Patrol and Youth Liaison Unit. Coral Sprin...

Shirtless Indiana officers featured in police calendar

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A calendar full of Muncie, Indiana police officers in — and out — of uniform is set to go on sale this weekend.

Trump invites 11-year-old boy to mow Rose Garden lawn Video included

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The president got what you might call a grassroots display of support at the White House, welcoming an 11-year-old boy who offered to help cut the lawn.

Out-of-state lineman misses son’s wedding to restore power in Florida

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With the number of power outages in Florida after the hurricane, Duke Energy has called on thousands of extra workers from across the country to help.

Seniors fight post-hurricane heat with popsicles, compresses

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- Florida seniors were ushered out of stifling assisted-living centers Thursday while caregivers fought a lack of air conditioning with Popsicles and cool compresses after eight people died at a nursing home in the post-hurricane heat. Dozens of the state's senior centers still lacked electricity in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, and several facilities were forced to evacuate. While detectives sought clues to the deaths, emergency workers went door to door to ...

Holz Elementary Students Disrupted by Ongoing Construction

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Construction on Loudon Heights road is causing some serious grief for residents in the area.  Sewer construction is happening right beside Holz elementary school and is causing disruption into the school day and the roadway.  "It takes me about 20 minutes to walk to school everyday because of the traffic and how they are working."  Meet Connor. He lives just across the street from Holz Elementary, but with traffic piling up every morning due to construction ...

Otte’s attorney says he may have suffered during execution

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Condemned killer Gary Otte was put to death Wednesday in Lucasville. He was convicted of killing two people in back-to-back robberies near Cleveland in 1992. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said the execution was performed without complication. But, Otte’s attorney said something disturbing happened to her client after the first drug was administered. “It was very disturbing to me. What I saw is not anything I’ve seen in...

South Korea Says North Has Fired Another Missile

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South Korea (AP) - South Korea's military says North Korea fired an unidentified missile from its capital Pyongyang in a continuation of weapons tests following its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date on Sept. 3. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said Friday that the missile was launched from Sunan, the site of Pyongyang's international airport.

Census Data Show Almost 20% of West Virginians in Poverty

New federal data show 319,063 West Virginians living below the poverty line last year, a rate unchanged from the year before and slightly lower than a measured peak in 2011.

Men caught with stolen power pole strapped to SUV

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JACKSONVILLE, FL (WCMH) – Police in Jacksonville say they caught two people trying to steal an entire power pole. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said they arrested the pair Wednesday with a JEA power pole on top of their SUV. Action News Jax reports someone reported seeing them load the pole onto the vehicle two days after Irma caused major damage in the area. Police took Victor Walter Apeler, 46 and Blake Lee Waller, 42, into custody. A search of a scrap deale...

Update: Checking In with Mountaineer Strike Team in Florida

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CHARLESTON, WV  (WOWK) -They call themselves the Mountaineer Strike Team; and paramedic, James "Buzz" Mason, says they are ready to roll. "People are saying 'let's just get 'er done' that's what it amounts to," says Mason via Skype call this morning. The crew of 23 from the Kanawha County Ambulance service are anchored down in Florida ready to face Irma head on. "The sheriff told us, 'gentlemen, where you are standing right now the water will be a...

Kenny Chesney, Flora-Bama To Help The U.S. Virgin Islands After Hurricane Irma

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MOBILE, AL (WKRG) — Country superstar Kenny Chesney, who has a home in St. John, and the Flora-Bama are assisting the U.S. Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Chesney is encouraging donations be made for St. John on a GoFundMe page that has already raised $448,000: https://www.gofundme.com/gyp4sw-hurricane-irma-relief-fund Meanwhile, the Flora-Bama is accepting donations for Florida families and will be accepting items through Sunday at 6pm. “...

UPDATE: Supreme Court Grants Stay in Nicholas County School Consolidation Plan Video included

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Judge Duke Bloom ruled to deny the West Virginia Board of Education's request to stay his ruling while appealing the case to the state Supreme Court. Instead Judge Bloom said the state board must approve the Nicholas County consolidation plan by the end of their meeting Friday. Otherwise, the WVBOE can pay a bond of $130-million

ESPN distances itself from anchor Jemele Hill's Trump tweets

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ESPN distanced itself from anchor Jemele Hill's tweets one day after she called President Donald Trump "a white supremacist" and "a bigot."

Eastern Kanawha County Economic Development Summit Presents Growth Opportunities for Area Video included

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An economic rejuvenation could be in the works for eastern Kanawha County. An Eastern Kanawha County Economic Summit took place Tuesday in Belle, featuring several speakers to inform the community on actions they can take to improve the area's attractiveness to businesses. WV Division of Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher says the Justice Administration is looking to attract business in a different way - offering job training, tax breaks or forgivable...

WV AG, Marshall University Expand Eighth Grade Drug Prevention Program

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Marshall University have partnered to expand a program aimed at sharing drug abuse prevention information with eighth grade students in West Virginia.   The initiative, launched in March, now involves Marshall University’s School of Nursing and three programs at two other universities. 

FEMA estimates 25 percent of Florida Keys homes are gone

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By JASON DEAREN and MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press LOWER MATECUMBE KEY, Fla. (AP) - With 25 percent of the homes in the Florida Keys feared destroyed, emergency workers Tuesday rushed to find Hurricane Irma's victims - dead or alive - and deliver food and water to the stricken island chain. As crews labored to repair the lone highway connecting the Keys, residents of some of the islands closest to Florida's mainland were allowed to return and get their first look at the devastation...

Over 50 BB&T Jobs to be Cut in Charleston

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Several dozen jobs are being cut in Charleston. BB&T says that it will be cutting 56 of its associates.  According to the company, BB&T will still have more than 370 associates in the greater Charleston area which includes other operations, regional offices and banking. In addition to the 56 associates, BB&T's processing center located on Piedmont Road in Charleston will be closing its doors. After careful consideration we’ve decided...

Update: Corrections Officer Arrested in Fatal Hit-And-Run in Logan County

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Am Arrest Has Been Made In The Fatal Hit and Run in Logan County.

Apple may test the bounds of iPhone love with a $1,000 model

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Apple is expected to sell its fanciest iPhone yet for $1,000, crossing into a new financial frontier that will test how much consumers are willing to pay for a device that’s become an indispensable part of modern life.

Netflix Releases Documentary about Opioid Epidemic in Huntington

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Netflix released a documentary about the opioid epidemic in Huntington, West Virginia today.

WV AG Reminds Consumers to Give Wisely to Hurricane Harvey and Irma Relief

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey reminds consumers to use caution as they open their wallets to help those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. “The two recent hurricanes have left many fellow Americans in real need,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “During times like these, West Virginians’ compassion for those afflicted by disaster shines through. We urge people to donate generously, but also to take time and e...

Two elks killed in overnight accident involving ambulance

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LOGAN COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Two elk have been killed after being struck by ambulance in Logan County earlier this morning. The accident happened approximately at 3 a.m. According to an official with the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, an adult cow elk and calf were struck by an ambulance on Route 119 near Whitman.  No people were injured in the accient.  The adult cow elk was one of the original elk brought to repopulate the state in December 2016.  RE...

Study: West Virginia is the Least Happy State

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West Virginia ranked as the least happy state in a new study by WalletHub. They ranked the states based on Emotional & Physical Well-Being, Work Environment, and Community & Environment. 

Death Toll Rises To 90 as Aftershocks Rock Southern Mexico

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JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) — Life for many has moved outdoors in the quake-shocked city of Juchitan, where a third of the homes are reported uninhabitable and repeated aftershocks have scared people away from many structures still standing. The city on Sunday was littered with rubble from Thursday night’s magnitude 8.1 earthquake, which killed at least 90 people across southern Mexico — at least three dozen of them in Juchitan itself. Officials in Oaxaca and Chiapas sta...

The Latest: More Than 2.1 Million Without Power In Florida

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 3:30 p.m. More than 2.1 million customers have lost power in Florida with Hurricane Irma striking the state. Florida Power & Light reported the numbers Sunday afternoon. 

Huge Crane Atop Miami High-Rise Collapses In Irma's Wind

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MIAMI (AP) -- A crane atop a high-rise building under construction collapsed Sunday in downtown Miami amid strong winds from Hurricane Irma - the first known crash of the two dozen such heavyweight hazards looming over the city skyline as the monster storm powers across the state. The crane collapsed and fell into the top of a building under construction, said Miami City Manager Daniel Alfonso. 

Ohio Set To Send National Guard Troops To Florida

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CLEVELAND (AP) - The general in charge of the Ohio National Guard says as many as 3,500 Ohio soldiers will be sent to Florida to help the state with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Maj. General Mark Bartman told The Associated Press Saturday the Ohio National Guard will be part of a contingent of totaling around 7,000 soldiers from National Guard units in Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan. Bartman says Ohio Guard soldiers will head to Florida starting sometime next week. It's the Ohi...

Minnesota University Teaches Philosophy Through Harry Potter

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota university is mixing the magical world of Harry Potter into philosophy teachings. St. Cloud State University professor Carolyn Hartz is applying Aristotle's work on friendship to character relationships in J.K. Rowling's books about the boy wizard, the St. Cloud Times reported. The class discusses ethics, logic, love, the human soul and nature while examining the stories. "These are fundamental human concerns," Hartz said. "...

Charleston Newspaper May Have To Pay Nearly $4 million In Fees

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A media company has asked a federal court to order the Charleston newspaper to pay almost $4 million after an arbitrator upheld its claims under their partnership to operate two newspapers in the West Virginia capital. MediaNews Group, which owned the now defunct Daily Mail, says the Daily Gazette Co. failed to pay almost $500,000 in past management fees, $1.8 million in future fees through 2024 and $1.5 million from selling the Daily Mail's internet locator ...

Country singer-songwriter Don Williams dies

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Country singer-songwriter Don Williams has died after a short illness. He was 78. Williams came to Nashville in the late 60s and by the early 70s he had a songwriting contact with the publishing company owned by Jack Clement. He made his chart debut with “The Shelter of Your Eyes” in 1973. Williams retired in 2016, saying it was time to “hang up his hat and enjoy some quiet time at home.” Funeral arrangements for Williams were...

6 Arrested in Charleston Warrant Sweep, One Found with Shotgun Near Transit Mall

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - 6 people have been arrested after a warrant sweep in Charleston Friday afternoon. According to a release, several officers participated in a warrant sweep near the area of the transit mall in Charleston. Six people were arrested as a result. One individual had a concealed sawed off shotgun that was missing a serial number. The ATF was made aware of the missing gun. Another person had marijuana hidden on him. The arrested include: Margaret Toney: City ca...

Two-Headed Rattlesnake Found in Arkansas

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JONESBORO, AR (KARK) - The local Nature Center is sure to attract droves of visitors with the recent donation of a rare creature: a two-headed rattlesnake. The rare, venomous snake was found Wednesday, September 6, and is believed to have been captured near Forrest City. A Facebook post from a friend of the man who caught the snake reads, "It is absolutely real! But I don't think it's a sign from God that the end times are near..." The Arkansas Game and Fis...

Ohio boy, 6, with terminal cancer fast tracks to high school graduation

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Fairfield, OH (WCMH) — In just two days, 6-year-old Walter Herbert, who has terminal cancer, earned his high school diploma. Walter loves school, and his teacher and principal wanted to do something special for him that he might not otherwise get to experience. “He is six! Some adults don’t even go through their life doing that. So – he is very special,” one of Walter’s teachers, Kim Eichhold told WLWT. Walter’s journey started in...

Troy Gentry of country duo Montgomery Gentry dies in crash

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Troy Gentry, half of the country duo, has died in a New Jersey helicopter crash. 

Background Actors Needed For Stephen King Series Filmed In West Virginia

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Officials are looking for background actors and actresses for a Stephen King TV series being filmed in West Virginia.

1st Methanol Plant Breaks Ground in Institute

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West Virginia's Methanol Plant broke ground in Kanawha County, promising hundreds of jobs, and opportunities for the state. But environmental advocates are still concerned about the plant's safety practices. The first shovel of dirt moved on what will soon become the Liberty One Menthol plant, bringing big money and jobs to the area. 

Hurricane Irma slams Turks and Caicos on path to Florida

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WVU professor develops new model for flood predictions

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This is the first model in the nation that can predict rainfall accumulation flood in large coastal basins.

More WV students take college entrance exam

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The results indicate 95 percent of ACT-tested graduates plan to enroll in higher education.

Death toll in Mexico quake up to 5 people

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An 8.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of southern Mexico.

'Opportunity Awaits' at New Youth Community Center Video included

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HURRICANE, WV (WOWK) - 'Opportunity awaits' is Foster Adventure's motto, and opportunity is exactly what awaits at their new Empowering Youth Experience Community Center.  "I think kids are talented in arts, or weather it be computers, or weather they are talented at mowing grass. Whatever it is, every kid has a talent, they just have to be presented with the right opportunity."  Foster Adventure encourages the kids to come up with the programs they wan...

Mayor: Town Center to Default on Debt Obligation Friday

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Charleston Mayor Danny Jones confirms that the Charleston Town Center Mall will default on a debt obligation Friday. According to a post by the Mayor on social media, the mall will be open and operate as usual. The Charleston Town Center has seen several stores close, including but not limited to Dairy Queen, Sears, Gymboree, and Crazy 8.  “As Forest City reviews options, we want to assure our guests, center businesses, and the community that Char...

Meet Harvey and Irma, A Couple Married 75 Years

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 In Spokane, Washington, the New York Times has found a married couple who bear the names of the two major hurricanes that have threatened the U.S. these past few weeks. Harvey and Irma Schluter have been married for 75 years. He turned 104 in July; she will be 93 in November. They vividly remember many of the major events of the 20th century, from her first time spotting an airplane, during the Great Depression, to his wonder at watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. In a r...

Jan-Care to Send EMS crews to Florida

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BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) - Now that Florida is preparing for the worst with Hurricane Irma approaching, first responders from Beckley are deploying to give a helping hand. Jan-Care in Beckley is a part of the West Virginia Mountaineer strike team along with Logan and Kanawha county. 10 ambulances total from the three counties, two coming from Beckley, will make the trip. A team of four crew members will be deployed from Beckley. First responder Ashley Williams says she is prepare...

Krispy Kreme To Offer Pumpkin Spice Donut For One Day Only

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(CNN) — Krispy Kreme has announced it will offer “Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed Donuts” for one day only, on Friday, Sept. 8th. The company says it’s their way of ushering in Autumn and stressed that the donut will be offered all day Friday at participating locations while supplies last.

Ohio State won't rent speaking venue for white nationalist

Ohio State University has denied a request for a group to rent campus space for white nationalist Richard Spencer to give a speech next month.

Kanawha County Ambulance Sends People to Help With Hurricane Irma

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The Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority is sending people to Florida ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma.

Amazon looking for location of second headquarters

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Amazon is on the hunt for a second home. The e-commerce giant said Thursday that it will spend more than $5 billion to build another headquarters in North America. 

Harvey Donations from Kanawha County Arrive in Houston

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Locally-donated flood relief items are now in Texas and on their way to help Harvey victims.

Taco Bell employees fatally shot armed robber

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He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

Hurricane Irma blacks out Puerto Rico, heads for Hispaniola

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Communications were difficult with areas hit by Irma, and information on damage trickled out.

Australian court dismisses challenge to gay marriage survey

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Gay marriage could be legal in Australia by December.

Kentucky Horse Park offers space for horses in Irma's path

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Though the park's capacity is limited, it wants to help in any way possible.

WVU speakers, panelists to examine child health care policy

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WVU to host a summit meeting on health care policy for children.

WV AG officials say flooding may contaminate hay

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Farmers are urged to make sure they know where hay comes from before buying it.

Mom says she was asked to leave restaurant over pregnant belly

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SEATTLE (CBS Newspath) — Charisha Gobin, who is seven and a half months pregnant with twins, said she stopped by Buzz Inn steakhouse with her family Sunday night. “And the waitress/bartender stopped us and said, ‘I’m sorry, you cant be here in that shirt,’” she recalled. “I said, ‘Are you being serious with me right now?’ And she said, ‘Yep, you can’t be here.’” “Just because my belly was bigger and ...

Chipotle announces nationwide release date for Queso dip

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After several months of testing, Chipotle has announced a nationwide release date for its new queso dip.

Justice Appoints Mark Drennan To Fill Senate Seat

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Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Mark A. Drennan to fill the Senate seat in District 4. The seat became vacant last month when former Senator Mike Hall was named Chief of Staff for the Justice administration. Since 2011, Drennan has served as executive director of the West Virginia Behavioral Health Care Providers Association. Previously, he served as chief strategy officer for the Children’s Home Society.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Master of ...

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.

Court weighs case of adult charged with alleged rape as teen

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The issue before the court Thursday involves the long-unsolved rape of a 14-year-old girl.

The Latest: Bevin says tax plan will not be neutral

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Updates with details from Bevin's speech.

How to prepare that holiday turkey safely

The traditional turkey centerpiece on Thanksgiving tables may come out looking scrumptious, but cooks in the kitchen need to be concerned about preparing the bird safely to prevent the spread of foodborne illness.

Special Report: Dark Web used for child porn, credit card theft in West Virginia Video included

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In the hidden world known as the "Dark Web," illegal activity runs rampant, according to WVSP Digital Forensic Analayst Robert Boggs.

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Kick Off Visit in Charleston, WV Video included

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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 ...

Kenova Pumpkin House Preps for Halloween

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Every year for the past 25 years, Ric Griffith's Kenova, WV home gets converted into the Pumpkin House.

List of events at the Rod Run & Doo Wop

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Here's a list of all the events you can attend.

National Puppy Day

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Created to celebrate the magic and unconditional love puppies bring to our lives. 

Walmart to Give Workers Pay Raise on Saturday

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The raise will be one of the largest single-day, private-sector pay increases ever.

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    Firefighters were called to help free a man who became stuck in a gym weight. 

    Firefighters were called to help free a man who became stuck in a gym weight. 

  • McDonald’s Happy Meals Are Changing In November

    McDonald’s Happy Meals Are Changing In November

    Monday, September 18 2017 3:02 PM EDT2017-09-18 19:02:18 GMT

    One non-profit that tackles childhood obesity says McDonald’s could do more, like rotating-in different fruits to expose children to a variety of healthy foods.

    One non-profit that tackles childhood obesity says McDonald’s could do more, like rotating-in different fruits to expose children to a variety of healthy foods.

  • West Virginia Teacher of the Year Announced

    West Virginia Teacher of the Year Announced

    Monday, September 18 2017 10:17 PM EDT2017-09-19 02:17:37 GMT
    Photojournalist Elbert MosleyPhotojournalist Elbert Mosley
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The West Virginia Department of Education has announced the 2018 West Virginia Teacher of the Year. Katlin Thorsell, an Agriculture Education teacher at Washington High School in Jefferson County, is the 2018 West Virginia Teacher of the Year. West Virginia Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven Paine, announced Thorsell as the state’s representative at a ceremony Monday night that recognized the Teacher of the Year nominees from 53 counties. &ldqu...
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The West Virginia Department of Education has announced the 2018 West Virginia Teacher of the Year. Katlin Thorsell, an Agriculture Education teacher at Washington High School in Jefferson County, is the 2018 West Virginia Teacher of the Year. West Virginia Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven Paine, announced Thorsell as the state’s representative at a ceremony Monday night that recognized the Teacher of the Year nominees from 53 counties. &ldqu...
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