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Israel dismantles metal detectors from key Jerusalem shrine

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The apparent deal came amid intensifying U.S. diplomatic efforts.

Historian speaking in WV during Fort Henry commemoration

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The presentation is free and open to the public.

Fungal disease found on milksnake in WV

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The juvenile milksnake had crusty scales and abrasions on its head.

Kids can soon cross the galaxy like Luke Skywalker with replica Landspeeder

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SAN DIEGO (WCMH) — Kids all across the galaxy can now travel like “Star Wars” hero Luke Skywalker with a new replica Landspeeder made by Radio Flyer.  Its top speed is 5mph, and goes 2mph when backing up, according to Radio Flyer. The craft fits two people with a weight capacity of 130 pounds, and is recommended for ages 4 and up. Landspeeder pilots also have an interactive dashboard with lights and sounds from the movies. The speeder is available ...

Marijuana Business Offers Weed for Weeds on Cleanup Day

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GARDINER, Maine (AP) -- A medical marijuana businessman in Maine is offering weed for weeds in a program to encourage Gardiner residents to clean up their city. WCSH-TV reports that Dennis Meehan, owner of Summit Medical Marijuana, offered residents who collected trash Saturday free marijuana. The businessman says anyone who was over 21 was offered free marijuana if they presented a bag of trash that was collected in town. Meehan's company advertised the cleanup effort on Faceb...

Contest winner disqualified over pro-Trump Instagram post

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A makeup artist says she won a national contest sponsored by Kat Von D Beauty but was later disqualified because of an Instagram post supporting Donald Trump's presidential candidacy.

Overnight Storms Leave Thousands Without Power

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Overnight Storms have caused multiple power outages in multiple counties. Here is a list of the hardest hit areas Cabell County- 1245 customers Wayne County- 701 customers Lincoln County- 601 customers Kanawha County- 320 customers Boone- 227 customers We will update as the situation changes

Confirmed Tornado Touches Down In Vinton County

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VINTON CO., OH (WCMH) — The National Weather Service in Charleston, West Virginia has confirmed an EF1 tornado touched down five miles northwest of McArthur in Vinton County. The tornado touched down around at 6:48pm Saturday. The NWS storm survey estimates that the maximum wind speed was 105 mph, and the path width was 230 yards, along an 0.8-mile track. Hundreds of trees were snapped or blown down and much of the roof of a metal barn was torn off and tossed 50 feet. This i...

9 Die In Immigrant-Smuggling Attempt In Sweltering Truck

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, authorities said Sunday in what they described as an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong. The driver was arrested, and nearly 20 others rescued from the rig were hospitalized in dire condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke, officials said. “

UK Girl Left In Tears After She Is Fined For Selling Lemonade

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LONDON (AP) -- A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention for being fined for selling lemonade. Andre Spicer said his 5-year-old daughter was left in tears after local council officers fined her 150 pounds ($195) for selling lemonade without a license near their home in London. The girl was selling home-made lemonade to fans attending the Lovebox dance festival when she was fined.

Rescuers Need Help After They Get Stuck Helping Kayakers

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- Even rescuers get stuck, too, sometimes. That happened in the marshes of Hilton Head Island when a rescue airboat tried to help two kayakers who had gotten stuck during low tide. The Island Packet reports that authorities were called Thursday afternoon. David Refosco is second mate with Beaufort Water Search and Rescue. He says an airboat arrived around 1:30 p.m. and got close to the kayakers in about 10 minutes.

American Idol Star Caught With Loaded Handgun At North Carolina Airport

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Country singer Scotty McCreery has been cited after authorities say he had a loaded handgun with him in Raleigh-Durham International Airport.      Authorities told local media organizations that they found a loaded 9 millimeter handgun in McCreery's backpack at a security checkpoint on July 13. He told authorities he had been at a firing range and forgot to take the gun out. He was flying to Nashville, Tennessee.      Authorities say ...

McDonald's Adds Big Mac Onesie, Sweatsuit To Delivery Items

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OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) -- With McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast-food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie. Oak Brook, Illinois-based McDonald's describes the McDelivery Collection as "a selection of fun, fashion forward items you can wear or use whenever and wherever you order." It also includes french fry-themed sweatsuits and sandals, hamburger pillowcases and a ...

Actor John Heard, Of "Home Alone" Movies, Dies At 72

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the "Home Alone" movie series, has died. He was 72. His death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office in California on Saturday. TMZ reported that Heard, who lived in southern California, was found at a Palo Alto, California, hotel where he was recovering from back surgery. 

Bees Sting Several Children At Church Function

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Several children are being treated by medics after receiving bee stings while at a church function. Metro Dispatch confirms at least 14 patients are being treated, but the number could be around 30. The incident happened at the Union Valley Gospel Tabernacle Church on Misfit Lane in Sissonville. The severity of the incident is unclear at this time.

Honorably discharged veterans will soon get to shop tax-free

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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Hey veterans, you can soon shop tax free. Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the military. It’s the latest way in which the organization is trying to keep its customers as the armed forces shrink and airmen and soldiers buy more for delivery. A...

Kentucky Ark Encounter wants to ‘take back’ rainbow from LGBTQ community

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WILLIAMSTOWN, KY (WCMH) — The owners of the Ark Encounter attraction have created controversy by stating they want Christians to reclaim the significance of the rainbow. Ken Ham, co-owner of the attraction, tweeted a photo of the ark lit up in rainbow colors and wrote “Christians need to take back the rainbow.” According to WXIX, in his blog post, Ham clarifies his tweet, writing, “The rainbow was a symbol of God’s promises before the LGBTQ mo...

Fish Chews On 11-Year-Old Girl's Foot, Causes Bone-Deep Cuts

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An 11-year-old girl suffered bone-deep lacerations when what was probably a fish chewed on her foot and ankle as she cooled off in a northeastern Minnesota lake. Maren Kesselhon suffered nine deep cuts and tendon damage Wednesday when she jumped off a paddleboard on Island Lake, near Duluth, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Minneapolis. Maren said she could feel her foot was inside a fish's mouth and kicked at it with her other foot to free herself. The doctors who trea...

NASA says unsafe eclipse glasses being distributed

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NASA issued a warning to let people know unsafe eclipse glasses are being distributed by “unscrupulous companies.”

Quake damages buildings on Greek Island, 2 killed, 120 hurt

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A powerful earthquake shook the Greek resort island of Kos overnight, damaging older buildings and the main port, killing at least two people and causing more than 120 injuries. The 6.5-magnitude quake about 1:30 a.m. Friday rattled other islands and Turkey's Aegean coast as well, but Kos was nearest to the epicenter and appeared to be the worst-hit, with all of the deaths and injuries reported there. Fallen bricks and other debris coated many streets, and the ...

West Virginia highways to get makeover

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Gov. Jim Justice announced Thursday his vision for the state's highways at rest areas outside Hurricane and at another location in Clarksburg. Justice detailed his plan to completely re-do a 6-mile stretch of I-64 between Charleston and Huntington as part of "Jim's Promise Plan." The project will cost roughly $350 million. Justice says the jobs this project will bring "immediate jobs, immediate hope and immediate revenue" for the state. Justice says the pl...

Hogs removed from Ohio county fair for slaughter after swine flu found

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State officials say nearly 50 hogs at another county fair in Ohio were removed for slaughter after at least two animals tested positive for swine flu.      The Ohio Department of Agriculture says the hogs were removed from the Franklin County fair on Wednesday for slaughter. The Franklin County Agricultural Society said Thursday that livestock areas have been disinfected and no swine flu was present on the fairgrounds.      State off...

Video shows teens mocking drowning man

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COCOA, FL (WCMH) — Cell phone video posted on social media shows a Florida man drowning in a retention pond while five teens stand by, recording. Police say the teens were even mocking him and laughing at him, WESH reported. “We’re not gonna help your (expletive). Shouldn’t have got in. Let him drown, what the heck,” said one of the teens. Jamell Dunn, 31, of Cocoa, Florida went into a retention pond on July 9, according to police. His body was no...

Texas school district votes to allow staff to paddle students

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THREE RIVERS, TX (WCMH) – A district in Texas is bringing back paddling as a form of punishment in schools. According to KIII, a board of trustees for the district approved the use of corporal punishment Tuesday by a vote of 6-0. Students can be paddled for minor infractions, such as not following classroom rules. The paddling can be carried out by a campus behavior coordinator or principal. Parents will decide whether they want to opt in or out of the program, the ...

'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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.  

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...

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...

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.

2 Huntington Police Officers Treated for Accidental Drug Exposure

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

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...

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...

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. 

IHOP offering 59 cent short stack for 59th anniversary

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

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...

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."

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.

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.

Fifteen Marines, one Navy sailor killed in plane crash mourned by families

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The 15 Marines and a Navy sailor killed in a military plane crash earlier this week in Mississippi came from around the country. Six of the Marines and the sailor were from an elite Marine Raider battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. “It is a tight-knit community, made up of some of the most highly trained, dedicated Marines I have ever known,” Marines Special Operations Command Deputy Commander Col. Stephen Grass told reporters in North Carolina Friday. “As a ...

Study Finds Second-Born Children Are More Likely To Be Criminals, Get In Trouble

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A study found that second-born children are more likely to get in trouble than their siblings. According to the study, Birth Order and Delinquency: Evidence from Denmark and Florida, families with two or more children, second-born boys are 20 to 40 percent more likely to be disciplined in school and enter the criminal justice system compared to first-born boys even when compared to other siblings. Researchers say differences in parental attention may be ...

Social Security projects biggest payment increase in years

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Millions of Americans who rely on Social Security are projected to receive their biggest payment increase in years this January. However, it’s only a 2.2 percent increase, or about $28 a month for the average recipient. The trustees who oversee Social Security and Medicare released their 2018 projections Thursday, along with their annual warning about the long-term financial problems of the federal government’s two bedrock retirement programs. Un...

Ohio county fair hogs to be destroyed after swine flu found

State officials have ordered the slaughter of nearly 300 hogs at a county fair in Ohio after at least 2 animals tested positive for swine flu.

Army veteran’s dying wish is a phone call or text from you

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An Army veteran with a terminal illness has a unique final wish.

Cosby trial cost $219K, more than half paying for overtime

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The jury wasn’t able to come to a verdict, and the 80-year-old Cosby is scheduled for retrial in November.

Amputation tools used in Revolutionary War sell for big bucks

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They were previously sold by Harvard University in a warehouse auction.

Report: Mac and cheese contains harmful chemicals

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Two million boxes of macaroni and cheese are sold every day here in the United States.

Trump caught on tape complimenting Macron’s wife’s body

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As they were saying their good-byes, Trump turned to her and gestured toward her body.

Manchin reports raising $1.4M for re-election run

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The ex-governor says he's running on a record of consensus building.

Democrat Challenging Mooney for House Seat

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The 37-year-old native of Huntington has also worked for the Coca-Cola Co. and currently has her own small company in Charleston.

Company sues to nix section of WV Broadband Bill

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The company filed a lawsuit against the broadband bill, in U.S. District Court.

Study finds 2nd-born kids are more likely to be criminals, get in trouble

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A study found that second-born children are more likely to get in trouble than their siblings.

Yeager Airport Reaches Nearly $1 Million Insurance Settlement

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Yeager Airport has reached a nearly $1 million settlement for 2015 rockslide that destroyed a runway.

Trump seeks consensus with France despite differences

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He will mark the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War I by visiting U.S. troops.

Woman drives Walmart cart home after car won’t star

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A pickup truck was used to return the cart to the store.

New law will allow open carry of knives, swords in Texas

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House Bill 1935 was signed by Governor Greg Abbott in June.

Michelle Obama earns loud ovation from athletes at The ESPYS

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The former first lady made a rare public appearance since leaving the White House in January.

Girl nearly mauled to death by Pit Bulls

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The dogs were euthanized at the owner's request.

Boy develops cholera after swallowing infected pond water

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The pond is currently blocked off to the public and the city is draining it.

Kentucky AG: Watch out for tobacco settlement scammers

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People who respond to the scam are told how to purchase out-of-state bonds.

Thurmond Train Day is Saturday at New River Gorge

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The event will be held this Saturday.

Artie's Party: A Celebration of a Special Milestone Video included

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - His colleagues and friends gathered for a special occasion in his honor;; 15 years on the job at YMCA of Kanawha Valley. That's especially impressive for Artie Taylor, who faces his own challenges. Artie is a staff assistant at the Y. His milestone is not just a celebration of 15 years at work, it's also a celebration in life. That's because his job is his connection to humanity in the most personal way. "I make people happy," a smiling Artie T...

Soldier salutes passing funeral procession in pouring rain

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VINE GROVE, KY (WCMH) – A touching picture has gone viral on social media. The photo was taken last Thursday in Vine Grove, Kentucky. Erin Hester shared an image of a soldier who got out of his jeep in the pouring rain to stand at attention for a passing funeral procession. Hester wrote in a Facebook post: I was so completely touched by this today. A funeral procession was passing by and this soldier got out of his jeep to stand at attention in the pouring rain. I always ge...

Kid Rock hints at potential US Senate run in Michigan

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By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Kid Rock for U.S. Senate? The musician from suburban Detroit is teasing his potential 2018 candidacy, though it is news to Michigan Republicans. Kid Rock, who was born Robert Ritchie, said Wednesday that a website hinting at his campaign - www.kidrockforsenate.com - is legit. "I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real," he said on Facebook and Twitter. "The answer is an absolute YES....

Personal data of 6 million Verizon customers leaked online

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Personal data of six million Verizon customers has leaked online, the company confirmed to CNN.

World's Largest Passenger Steamboat Stops in Huntington

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The world's largest passenger steamboat made a stop in Huntington, West Virginia today.

Myrtle Beach enacts midnight curfew for kids 17 and under

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Myrtle Beach City Council changed the juvenile curfew on Tuesday in order to help prevent crime in the city.

Should high schools teach gun safety courses?

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The coach of a trap shooting club thinks it's a good idea.

KY official to testify before Congress about opioids

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A new state law that went into effect last month limits prescriptions of opioid painkillers to three days, with some exceptions.

Long-awaited WV park officially opens

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The park will feature a John Henry statue, an interactive educational kiosk and a picnic shelter.

WV wine distributors allege unfair competition

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A call to Johnson Brothers was not immediately returned Monday.

2 Town Center Mall Businesses Closing Video included

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SAN FRANCISCO (WCMH) – Gymboree announced Tuesday the closure of 350 retail stores, including 17 in Ohio. The announcement comes as part of the company’s bankruptcy restructuring. “Today’s announcement represents the next step in the Company’s court-supervised financial restructuring as we work to more strongly position the business for long-term growth and success,” said Daniel Griesemer, President and CEO of Gymboree. The company will close 11,...

14-year-old girl dies in bathtub after being electrocuted by cellphone

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TEXAS (KRON) – A community is in mourning after the tragic death of a 14-year-old girl. Her family says Madison Coe was electrocuted while taking a bath, when she grabbed her cell phone that was plugged in the wall charging. “There was a burn mark on her hand, the hand that would have grabbed the phone. And that was just very obvious that that’s what had happened,” her grandmother Donna O’Guinn said. “I call her my shining star,” she said. ...

Cedar Point offering BOGO tickets for limited time

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Hey, roller coaster fans! For a limited time, you can get one ticket free when you buy one admission ticket to Cedar Point. 

Beachgoers form human chain to rescue drowning family

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Strangers on a beach formed an 80-person human chain to rescue nine members of family who had been caught in a riptide and pulled too far from shore.

Man charged after search leads to “Gray Death” seizure

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The man is being held in lieu of a $750,000 secured bond.

7-Eleven celebrates 90th birthday with free Slurpees

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Slurpee fans can try the new Cotton Candy flavor or one of their favorites.

Officer shoots two dogs in fenced-in backyard

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In the video a dog is seen approaching the officer in the north Minneapolis yard.

Chick-fil-A to give away free food if you dress like a cow

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Chick-fil-A introduced Cow Appreciation Day in 2005 and says participation has grown every year since.

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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