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Street-sweeping in Huntington, avoid fines

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The residential service runs five days a week April through November.

Teen dies shielding cousin from gunfire

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“He loved me enough to take some bullets for me...”

Regional program for deaf, hard of hearing set in Paducah

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People from counties near the Paducah meeting site are invited.

Concussion expert speaking at Marshall University

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The event is at 7 p.m. June 9.

Museum Showcases Relics From Hatfield & McCoy Feud

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Summer bus tours take visitors to some of the key feud sites in both states.

Shark Leaps Into Boat and Lands on Fisherman

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A 73-year-old Australian fisherman said Monday that he caught a far bigger fish than he hoped for when a 2.7-meter (9-foot) great white shark leaped into his boat, knocking him off his feet. Terry Selwood was left with a badly bruised and bleeding right arm where the airborne shark struck him with a pectoral fin as it landed on him on the deck of the 4.5-meter (15-foot) power boat Saturday off Evans Head, 725 kilometers (450 miles) north of Sydney. S...

West Virginia Resort Gaining National Recognition

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FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) - A local resort is getting national recognition for being one of the top destinations for adventure and relaxation. US News and World Report listed Adventures on the Gorge as second out of the top six adventure resorts.  In 2008 the resort invested millions of dollars to make the big transition from solely offering whitewater rafting to adding attractions and cabins to become an adventure resort.  Senior Vice President of Adventures on th...

Young giraffe dies at Pennsylvania zoo after neck injury

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SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A young giraffe recently brought to a Pennsylvania zoo has died after injuring his neck during unexplained aggressive behavior, zoo officials said. Six-year-old Ernie, a Masai giraffe, was brought to Lehigh Valley Zoo from the Kansas City Zoo in Missouri last week along with his 16-year-old father, Murphy, as part of a $3.8 million expansion of the Schnecksville zoo’s African animals exhibit. Ernie arrived Friday after an 18-hour road trip in a ...

WV Attorney General Warns Consumers of Utility Scams

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges consumers to beware of impostor scams, particularly ones involving callers who claim to represent utility companies.   Impostors have been known to pose as electric, cable/satellite television and public service district employees to steal money and personal information with the threat of service interruption.   “Scammers will go to any lengths to deprive people of their hard-earne...

Fifth Annual Recovery Fest fills Ashland's Central Park Video included

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As the drug epidemic continues to plague the Tri-State one Kentucky community dedicated the entire weekend of May 27, 2017 to hope in beating addiction. Michael Quann enjoyed the weekend listening to live music at Recovery Fest. But just four months ago he was in a much different place. "121 days ago I was sitting on a roach infested couch in Louisville, KY.," he said. Then he called a friend to reach out for help. He had sought it before but says he didn’t ta...

Soup kitchen anticipating more kids with school out Video included

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About 1 in 5 kids in West Virginia struggle with hunger. That problem becomes even worse over the summer because many kids get two meals a day at school. "Literally hundreds that need food over the summer time," said Nancy Kennedy who is a teacher at East Bank Middle School.  She has been a Kanawha County teacher for 10 years. She knows many kids don’t just rely on school for the education but also for food. "Over the years I’ve had a lot of childr...

Get ready for busy travel season; airlines could set record

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Keeping WV's kids fed when school's out

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The soup kitchen is currently closed on Saturdays.

Cedar Point offering free admission to military members Memorial Day weekend

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SANDUSKY, OH (WCMH) — Active and retired members of the US Military can get in to Cedar Point for free over the Memorial Day weekend. Military members may also purchase up to 6 additional tickets for immediate family members at $43 each. Tickets must be purchased at the park. The deal is valid Friday-Monday (May 26-29, 2017). Kings Island is also offering this deal Memorial Day weekend.  A valid ID is required, including an active duty ID, retired personnel ID, VA ...

To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost it's meaning

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Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, was conceived after the Civil War as a way to honor the Union's war dead.

Brewing company creates beer in honor of baby hippo Fiona

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The general manager says watching Fiona grow up has been a joy.

National Muslim rights group to open WV office

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The office would be the organization's fifth to open in 2017.

Pittsnogle, 7 Others Selected for WVU Sports Hall of Fame

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Induction ceremonies are scheduled for Sept. 16 in Morgantown.

Funeral Arrangements for Winfield High Football Coach, Leon McCoy

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Longtime WInfield High School Coach, Leon McCoy, has passed away.

German Loses Bag Of Cash, Raining Bills Over Autobahn

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BERLIN (AP) -- German police say a businessman on a motorcycle lost a plastic bag stuffed with his day's earnings while driving along a southern highway, sending a shower of cash across the Bavarian Autobahn. Ingolstadt police said Sunday the 36-year-old had been carrying about 9,000 euros ($10,000) in small bills Saturday night when he lost the bag on the A9 highway. The man, whose name wasn't released, stopped his motorcycle and tried to collect the cash himself, and witnesses cal...

Mother Of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Killed In Boat Accident

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The mother of the CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber died in a boat accident Friday evening in Fresno County, the company said. Bonnie Kalanick, 71, died after the boat she and her husband, Donald, 78, were riding hit a rock in Pine Flat Lake in the eastern part of the county, authorities said. They are the parents of Travis Kalanick, 40, who founded Uber in 2009. 

WVU Board Of Governors Meet To Discuss Tuition Increase

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University's Board of Governors has delayed action on a likely tuition increase while the state budget remains unresolved.   WVU says a board meeting Friday that was called to set tuition and fees lasted only a few minutes.      

Apps Infected With "Judy" Malware May Have Impacted Up To 36 Million Android Devices

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(WFLA) — A global security vendor is warning Android users of a widespread malware campaign on Google’s app store, Google Play. Researchers at Check Point Software Technologies say the malware called “Judy,” was discovered on 41 apps developed by a Korean company called Kiniwini. They say some of the apps were on Google Play for years, but were recently updated. 

Attorney General Offers Tips for Planning A Trouble-Free Summer Vacation

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey reminds consumers to be cautious when making travel plans as summertime fast approaches. Vacationers often look toward summer as the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends and family, explore new places or revisit their favorite destination. “Warmer weather gets many people thinking about summer travel,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Whether it is a theme park, a cruise or s...

Dozens of Ohio Chipotle restaurants affected by data breach

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DENVER, CO (WCMH) — After investigating a data breach that occurred in March and April, Chipotle has released a list of restaurants where customer’s information could have been stolen. In April the company announced it had found unauthorized activity on a network used for payment processing in its restaurants between March 24, 2017 and April 18, 2017. “The malware searched for track data (which sometimes has cardholder name in addition to card number, exp...

Ojeda Submits Resignation from Logan JROTC Program

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LOGAN, WV (WOWK) - Today, West Virginia State Senator Richard Ojeda submitted his resignation from his position as a Senior Instructor for the Logan County Board of Education's Junior Reserve Officers Training Program (JROTC).  In his letter of resignation, Ojeda said that he was resigning as a service to his student cadets. Senator Ojeda believes that his service as a State Senator and his upcoming campaign for the US House of Representatives from the 3rd District of West Virgi...

2017 Vandalia Award Announced

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CHARLESTON, W.V (WOWK) – Jim Good, of Roane County, received the 2017 Vandalia Award on Friday, May 26, during the annual Vandalia Gathering at the State Capitol this year. The Vandalia Award is the highest folk life award that is presented by the state of West Virginia.  It celebrates the heritage, spirit and wonder of West Virginians who are dedicated to the preservation, promotion and presentation of folk life traditions. For over 44 years, Good has been playing an...

Wait, what? Scientist discovers snakes that hunt in packs

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CNN - Get ready to update your nightmares. A scientist from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has discovered that a species of snake, the Cuban boa, hunts in groups, and through teamwork improve their chances of catching prey. It's the first time that reptiles have been observed to have been involved in "coordinated hunting," where individual animals take into account the location of others of the same species to maximize their hunting successes. The study's author, ...

Neighborhood caught unplugging bounce house with children inside

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The homeowner identified the suspect as one of her neighbors.

Dad posts shirtless selfie to raise awareness of son’s health condition

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Both father and son are shirtless in the photo, wearing a pair of black basketball shorts.

Humane officer fired after killing baby rabbits

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Police say Barry Accorti was fired Wednesday.

WV men admit false claims in staged crashes

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They were among eight people indicted in March.

States of Addiction: Local Mom Battles Addiction Video included

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Tonight, we continue our in depth reports into the states of addiction. We recently introduced you to Rachael Kinder. Her baby was born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), meaning his body was going into drug withdrawal. Tonight, she shares her story of addiction, the drug that almost stole her future and how she plans to take it back.

Massive need for welders and other skilled trades

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There is a desperate need for workers in the skilled trades in the United States. 

Student’s service dog gets own headshot in class yearbook

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FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school student who attends school with a service dog found himself side-by-side with his canine in the school’s yearbook photos. Andrew Schalk has Type 1 diabetes and uses his dog, Alpha, to alert him when his blood sugar levels are off. The black Labrador Retriever gives the 16-year-old his paw when his levels are too high or too low. Alpha was there when Schalk had his picture taken for the Stafford High School yearbook and th...

State Auditor to Continue Administering Volunteer Firefighter's Fund

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - According to a release, State Auditor John McCuskey announced today that he will continue to administer The Volunteer Fire Department Workers’ Compensation Premium Subsidy Fund, recently reauthorized by the special session of the Legislature through the passage of Senate Bill 1010. “The Auditor’s Office is statutorily charged with administering this fund,” McCuskey said. “And I support the Legislature’s recent pass...

Woman traveling country paying drug addicts to get vasectomies, tubes tied

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 A woman on a mission to stop drug-addicted mothers from having babies is making stops across the country.

It’s National Wine Day

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Wine has been around for centuries, and there are some health benefits to drinking a glass! Moderate drinkers have lower risks for liver disease, type two diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and some cancers. Wine has also been known to reduce “bad” cholesterol, or LDL, and increase “good” cholesterol, known as HDL.

Commissioner calls for Confederate statue to be taken down

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The statue was first dedicated in Tampa in 1911.

Pres. Trump budget would allow sale of wild horses for slaughter

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Wild horse advocates say the change would gut nearly a half-century of protection.

UK slams US on probe leaks; queen visits child victims

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The bomber’s name was allegedly released by U.S. officials just as raids were underway.

CAMPING ALERT: Flash flooding possible this weekend along creeks and streams! Video included

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Flash flooding will produce dangerous situations this weekend.

WV county 'Bible in the Schools' program on hold

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A federal district court hearing is set for June 19th.

New Recruits Head to Police Academy

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Residents will soon see four new faces on the police force. The additional staff means increased traffic control and adding a resource officer to a local middle school.  Whether the recruits heard stories from local cops or just want to serve the community they grew up in, the new officers are anxious to put on their uniform and get started with the South Charleston Police Department.  "Growing up I had a friend whose father is a police officer. List...

South Dakota Girl with Cancer Prevented from Graduating

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- A western South Dakota high school won't allow a student who has brain cancer to walk during its graduation ceremony because she is a few credits short of being able to graduate. Meredith Erck, 17, wasn't sure whether she would live to see graduation day, the Rapid City Journal (http://bit.ly/2rAnfX9 ) reported. The Central High School student had colon cancer before she was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2015. Between surgeries and recovery, she couldn...

Opium poppy plants found in North Carolina worth $500M

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CATAWBA COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A man was arrested after deputies found nearly an acre of opium poppy in a Catawba County field Tuesday morning. The Catawba County Sheriff's Office says the plants were discovered off Poultry Lane near Claremont. Deputies got a tip last week and were able to obtain a search warrant. Tuesday, Cody Xiong was arrested and charged with manufacture and trafficking by possession. The sheriff estimates the plants could be valued at $500 million or more. He say...

High Water Reported in Our Region

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(WOWK) - High water has been reported in our region Wednesday afternoon, after heavy rainfall dropped a couple of inches of rainfall in spots in southwestern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky.  A flash flood warning is in effect for Mingo, southeastern Lincoln, Logan, and Boone Counties until 4:45 p.m. A flash flood warning is also in effect for southeastern Martin County, central Floyd County, and northwestern Pike County in Kentucky until 6 p.m. Here are the high water repo...

Former Marshall Coach Sonny Randle Passes away at 81

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The Marshall university community is mourning the loss of Former Coach Sonny Randle today. He was 81.

WV AG Announces $33M Settlement with Johnson & Johnson

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, in coordination with 42 other attorneys general, reached a $33 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil-PPC Inc. regarding representation of product quality.   West Virginia’s share will exceed $440,000. The settlement resolves allegations that McNeil unlawfully promoted its over-the-counter drugs as meeting federal standards for manufacturing.   “We will always ...

Earthquake reported in southeast Ohio Wednesday

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The United States Geological Survey reports a 3.4 magnitude earthquake struck in Vinton County around 12:25pm Wednesday.

Man finds python in pantry

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It was then taken to a nearby theme park and animal reserve.

New River Gorge offering free water safety instruction

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Summer hours for the four visitor centers also begin this weekend.

Pope Francis, President Trump exchange gifts

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Trump and Francis met privately for about 30 minutes Wednesday morning at the Vatican.

House OKs revamp of VA appeals in bid to cut claims backlog

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Lawmakers hope the legislation ultimately could reduce average wait times to less than a year.

VA clinic opens in Greenbrier County

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Before the opening, veterans in the region had to visit temporary mobile clinics or travel to the VA hospital in Beckley.

MBA for mom who went to all classes with quadriplegic son

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ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California university has awarded an honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pursued his Master of Business Administration. Judy O’Connor, a retired elementary school teacher, pushed her son Marty in his wheelchair for him to receive his degree during commencement Saturday at Chapman University in the Los Angeles suburb of Orange. Then a choked-up graduati...

Police: Woman Caused $350K in Damage at Ex-Husband's Home

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WOODSTOCK, N.Y. (AP) -- State police have charged a 61-year-old New York woman with causing more than $350,000 in damage to artwork, antiques and other personal property at her ex-husband's home. Troopers say Ana Rockman, of Elmont, on Long Island, was charged Monday after surrendering herself to state police in Kingston. Police say in August 2015 they started investigating a burglary and the destruction of items in a home just outside the village of Woodstock. Troopers say someone ...

AG, Broad Coalition Reach $18.5M Settlement in Target Data Breach

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CHARLESTON (WOWK) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced an $18.5 million settlement between national retailer Target, 47 states and the District of Columbia to resolve allegations stemming from a massive data breach in 2013.   West Virginia will receive $200,044 from the record-breaking agreement, which instantly ranks as the nation’s largest multistate data breach settlement to date.   “Our office works to protect and defend consumers...

Walmart guarantees pay for military workers

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Walmart announced a new pay policy aimed at making sure employees do not take pay cuts for serving in the military.

Longest-serving James Bond star Roger Moore dies at 89

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Roger Moore, the longest-serving movie star to play iconic British spy James Bond in the famed film series, has died in Switzerland after a brief bout with cancer. He was 89.

ISIS claims responsibility for Manchester concert attack

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The Islamic State group says one of its members planted bombs in the middle of crowds in Manchester, England, where 22 people died in an explosion. Police, however, have spoken only of "an improvised device" used in the attack. IS says "a soldier of the caliphate planted bombs in the middle of Crusaders gatherings" then detonated the...

Wayne County Schools Say Goodbye to Students for New Consolidated Schools Video included

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WAYNE COUNTY (WOWK) -  When one door closes, another opens. That's exactly what happened today as Kenova Elementary, Ceredo Elementary, Crum Elementary and Crum Middle Schools said goodbye to their students for the last time. This fall, those students will be attending two brand new consolidated schools.  Monday teachers were packing up their classrooms to move into new facilities. 13 News visited Kenova Elementary as teachers were stacking up piles of books, folders and cr...

Crypto outbreaks in pools on the rise nationwide, CDC says

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(WFLA) – As pool season is fast approaching, health experts are warning about the spread of a parasitic infection in public pools and water parks. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cases of cryptosporidium, also known as “crypto,” have doubled over the past couple of years — there have been at least 32 outbreaks in the United States over the last year, compared to just 16 in 2014. “The parasite can spread when people swallow s...

Tampering charge against massacre victim's brother tossed

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WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) - A judge in Ohio has dismissed evidence tampering and vandalism charges against the brother of one of eight victims of an unsolved massacre. Prosecutors asked for the dismissal Monday so they can take the case to a grand jury and keep additional evidence out of court. The charges accused James Manley, of Peebles, of destroying a GPS tracking device. Investigators trying to solve the slayings placed the device on Manley's truck last month. Manley turned himself ...

Ex-Massey CEO Don Blankenship Talks One-on-One with West Virginia Tonight Video included

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Decades into his tenure as CEO of Massey Energy, Don Blankenship and the lives of hundreds of West Virginians were turned upside down with the explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in 2010, an explosion that killed 29 men.  Blankenship stepped down from Massey later that year.  Five years later, Blankenship was charged and convicted for conspiring to violate federal mining safety standards.  In April 2016, he was sentenced to the maximum penalty ...

West Virginia Man Arrested in Scheme to Sell Stolen Paintings Valued at $500 Million

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (WOWK) – A Beckley man was arrested Monday on fraud charges in connection with his scheme to sell paintings stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990 on Craigslist. Todd Andrew Desper, a/k/a “Mordokwan,” 47, was charged in federal court in Boston with wire fraud and attempted wire fraud.  Desper was arrested this afternoon at his home in Beckley.  He will be held in custody overnight and will have an initial appear...

Seven WV Cities Added to Suits Against Drug Distributors

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WEST VIRGINIA (WOWK) - Charles “Rusty” Webb will represent eight more West Virginia cities in a lawsuit against distributors of opioid drugs, similar to the cases settled by the State of West Virginia for 47 million dollars.   The cities of Rainelle, Whitesville, Sutton, Gauley Bridge, Fort Gay, Quinwood and Rupert will be represented by Mr. Webb, along with the other cities and counties he represents, including Huntington and Charleston as well as Nicholas, Bra...

WVDOH Crew Turn in Bag of Money Found in Road

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HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) - Employees from District 2 of the West Virginia Division of Highways got a surprise this morning.  According to the City of Huntington, Employees Eddie Frye and Danny Abercrombie were driving on Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Huntington when they spotted a bank deposit bag in the middle of the road at 3rd Street. The employees turned in the bag, which contained cash and bank deposit information for Cook Out on 5th Avenue, to Scott Eplon, their supervisor....

No fruit juice for kids under 1, pediatricians advise

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Rising rate of obesity, cavities spurs call.

Startling video shows sea lion snatching girl from pier

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A marine mammal expert says the sea lion presumably thought the dress was food.

Emerging tick disease might cause red meat allergy

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There have been multiple cases of both diseases already reported in North Carolina.

Man failed to warn ‘significant number’ of sex partners of HIV status

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Detectives are concerned those partners were unaware of their exposure to the HIV virus.

Crews responding to fire at a Charleston home

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Kentucky Book Fair moving to Lexington after 35 years

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The fair attracts an average of 3,500 readers and 170 local and national authors.

Federal committee examining health risks from surface mines

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A Town Hall session is scheduled later Tuesday.

WVU receives $402K to help rural areas

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The funding is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump's budget proposal

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A full budget submission by the administration to Congress is months overdue.

WV in early stages of medical marijuana planning

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The state DHHR has a section of its website to frequently asked questions and more information.

Patrick Simon Sits Down With Soap Star Eric Braeden

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One of daytime television's most recognizable stars was in Charleston Saturday to promote his new book "I'll Be Damned" which happens to be his popular catchphrase. The rugged, yet charming actor Eric Braeden has come a long way from growing up in World War II Germany as a child and moving to America as a teenager. "I started work parking cars," Braeden recalled after arriving in Hollywood in 1960. He also worked at a furniture store where he admits joki...

Man Left Trying To Explain How Car Ended In Swimming Pool

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina man is trying to explain how his car ended up in a swimming pool. Local news outlets report someone noticed the empty car submerged in the swimming pool at a Winston-Salem apartment complex. Police think it plunged in early Friday morning. Owner James Bradley Poe told police the car rolled into the pool after he got out, thinking it was in park. 

Ringling Bros. Owner: Final Shows Are A "Celebration"

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — As the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performed its second-to-last show Sunday afternoon, a group of retired and former circus performers sat across the street at a hotel bar, laughing and hugging and sharing memories of tours past...

Recent Storms Bring Power Outages Across The Region

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The recent storms that hit our area has cause a few power outages in our viewing area. Here is a list of some the areas hit and the outages involved. Kanawha County- 186 Fayette County- 189 Logan County- 292 Boone County- 169 Cabell County- 361 We will update with the latest outages and restorations as they come in.

Thailand's Chunky Monkey On Diet After Gorging On Junk Food

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BANGKOK (AP) -- A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables. Wildlife officials caught the chunky monkey - nicknamed "Uncle Fat" by locals - after photos of the animal started circulating on social media last month. 

Planet Hollywood sued for Vegas Strip hotel room mannequin

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A tourist is suing a Las Vegas Strip hotel, claiming a life-sized mannequin in his darkened room caused him to flee and suffer injuries. Kent Jacobs Boutwell, of Southern California, filed the lawsuit Monday against the Planet Hollywood casino-hotel in Clark County District Court, seeking at least $10,000 in damages. “I’ve got some experience handling hotel casino cases,” said Boutwell’s lawyer, Richard Johnson. “This was certainl...

Crews Work To Repair Water Main Break

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A water main break occurred earlier today in South Charleston. The break happened in the 5000 Block of Indiana Avenue. A section of Indiana Ave. was closed while crews worked to repair the break. No further information is available at this time. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Unsuspecting Walmart customer takes down startled deer

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WADENA, Minn. (AP) — A confused white-tailed deer that wandered into a Walmart store in Minnesota ran into a startled customer who tackled the animal to the ground. Shoppers at the store in Wadena (wah-DEE’-nah), 150 miles (240 kilometers) northwest of Minneapolis, speculated that the young animal was searching for a snack Tuesday when it entered the store through the garden center doors. Tom Grasswick, who happens to live in Deer Creek, told WDAY-TV (http://bit.ly/2q0Nv...

States of Addiction - The Tiniest Victims

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We continue our look into the states of addiction, with a look at the most vulnerable victims of the raging epidemic in the tri-state region,  including one new mom and her baby from Middleport, Ohio. Remington is just 35 days old, but in his short life he has already become a survivor. He was born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, meaning he was born going through withdrawal from drugs. "When I went into deliver him they asked me what medications I was prescri...

Calhoun County Sheriff Warns Of Possible Scam

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On Thursday, May 18, 2017, Sheriff Jeff Starcher received a call from an individual in the northern area of Calhoun County, advising that he had received two calls from unusual numbers, advising him that he had won a BMW and $3,000,000. The local citizen also advised Sheriff Starcher that he knew that the call was a scam because he had not entered into any drawings, to be awarded such prizes. Upon contacting the numbers, Sheriff Starcher discovered one number to have a message advis...

WV court reinstates suit in pit bull mauling

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The court says there are facts in dispute, sending the case back to the trial court.

Volunteer bible school teacher facing child porn charges

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He told investigators he worked with young children.

Man accused of using ax to kill 4-year-old nephew

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Just a few minutes later, the child was found dead.

Sheriff’s office to remove Bible verse from cars in VA

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The decals said “Blessed are the peacemakers… Matthew 5:9.”

'Deadliest Catch’ star arrested after alleged assault

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In a statement released through a publicist, Hansen said he was “terribly sorry” for his behavior and was “very embarrassed” by it.

Starbucks testing ice cubes made out of coffee

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The coffee giant has apparently been testing them out, quietly, in 100 stores.

Rocker Chris Cornell killed himself by hanging

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The music industry mourned his sudden death online.

Woman gets prison for $2 million Catholic Charities theft

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Her attorney says, she has accepted responsibility for her actions.

WVU Researchers Patent Method to Strengthen Buildings

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One professor says, there's a potentially wide application for renewing older structures.

105-year-old woman receives honorary high school diploma

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OAKDALE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who said her only regret in life was not finishing high school has received an honorary diploma — at age 105. Theresia Brandl donned a cap and gown Wednesday at her Oakdale nursing home to celebrate, surrounded by four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Brandl attended Stowe High School until she had to drop out to care for her ailing mother. The school was later merged with a nearby schoo...

Worker rescues, adopts kitten thrown off North Carolina bridge

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A kitten that was tossed off a bridge in North Carolina has a loving new home. 

Missing 6-year-old found dead after AMBER Alert

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The car was stolen around 1 a.m.

Pit bull trained as K-9 police officer, a first in Ohio

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His name is Leonard, and he is Ohio’s first pit bull police officer about to embark on a career as a narcotics K-9.

Roger Ailes dead at 77

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Roger Ailes, who transformed TV news by creating Fox News Channel, only to be ousted at the height of his reign for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, Fox News reported. He was 77.

West Virginia's senators urge Appalachian natural gas hub

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Here's what senators wrote to National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn:

Snake Bites Florida Man Who Tries To Kiss It

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It’s wasn’t immediately clear where the snake came from.

WV agency refuses gas pipeline appeal

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The MVP would run about 300 miles from West Virginia to Virginia.

Chris Cornell, Audioslave & Soundgarden singer, dies at 52

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The statement said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy.

WV Women in Agriculture nominations sought

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A ceremony will be held at the State Fair of West Virginia in August.

Preliminary report released on deadly crash at Yeager

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Girl, 10, chokes on fidget spinner part

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The mother of a 10-year-old girl who choked on a bearing from a fidget spinner is now warning other parents about her daughter’s experience.

Man Sues Woman for $17.31 Movie Ticket After Bad Date

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ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) -- A Texas man is suing a woman he went on a date with for the price of a movie ticket after he says she texted through the film and left him at the theater. Brandon Vezmar filed the claim for $17.31 last week. The 37-year-old tells the Austin American-Statesman he met the woman online and they went to see "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" on May 6. He says the 35-year-old woman refused to stop texting. Vezmar says he suggested she step outside to tex...

Parents: Toddler suffered 2nd degree burns on feet playing on splash pad

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A toddler is recovering from second-degree burns, and his parents say those burns happened at a city splash pad playground.

McDonald's expands delivery partnership with UberEats

Is the convenience of having a Quarter Pounder and fries delivered to your home or office worth a $5 fee? McDonald's is hoping it will be.

Phase 3 of Ironton-Russell Bridge Removal Begins Today

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Phase three of the work to remove the Ironton-Russell Bridge begins today.

WV spring hunters take more than 11,000 turkeys

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The Division of Natural Resources says that's the largest harvest since 2006.

New Orleans begins takedown of 3rd Confederate-era monument

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The removal process has been anything but easy.

The last days of the Ringling Bros. circus

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It’s not just a place. In one sense, it’s the private area backstage where clowns get ready to perform. 

Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead

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The storm also brought numerous reports of large hail and strong winds.

Group says rural West Virginians could lose Medicaid

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It's now pending before the Senate.

KY officials warn of electric shock drowning danger

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Officials warn of electric shock drowning.

Plant that smells like rotting flesh blooms in California

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The plant is native to an island in western Indonesia.

US Supreme Court denies stay of execution

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Georgia Supreme Court rejects appeal to stop execution.

Police defend geese from harassment at park

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The post says there are laws against harming geese.

Prison guards plan picket on contract, inmate drug use

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The Ohio Civil Service Employees Association has filed a notice of intent to picket.

Scientists find 38 million pieces of trash on Pacific island

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When researchers traveled to a tiny, uninhabited island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they were astonished to find an estimated 38 million pieces of trash washed up on the beaches. Almost all of the garbage they found on Henderson Island was made from plastic. There were toy soldiers, dominos, toothbrushes and hundreds of hardhats of every shape, size and color. The researchers say the density of trash was the high...

GPS placed on truck of victim's brother in Ohio

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WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) - Authorities have charged the brother of one of the eight victims of an unsolved Ohio massacre with tampering with evidence and vandalism, accusing him of destroying a GPS device.      The Ohio attorney general's office on Tuesday announced the charges against 40-year-old James Manley, of Peebles, in southern Ohio.      Authorities say Manley destroyed the device being used in the investigation of the slayings.

West Virginia jobless rate dips to 4.8 percent in April

West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly to 4.8 percent in April.

Kroger Looking to Fill Around 100 Jobs in West Virginia on Saturday

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Kroger announced that it will be holding job fairs in stores in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky to fill around 100 jobs.

Charleston Police Holding Sobriety and Child Safety Seat Checkpoint

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The Charleston Police Department is holding a high-visibility sobriety and child safety seat checkpoint this week.

Traps set to detect non-native pests in WV

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Traps will go on various trees.

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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