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An Early Morning Fire Injures One

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A structure fire was reported to Metro Dispatch about 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning. The fire occurred in the 400 block of Randolph St. In Charleston. Dispatchers tell us that one person received injuries, but the extent of those injuries are unknown at this time. Charleston Fire Department responded and put the blaze down. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Vehicle Strikes Pole in Putnam County

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PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - All northbound lanes of US-35 at Route 34 are shut down due to a single vehicle crash. The single vehicle crash occurred around 2 p.m. Dispatchers say that a vehicle struck a telephone pole in the area. At this time, dispatchers are unsure of any injuries. The Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Putnam County EMS, and the Winfield Fire Department responded to the accident. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

Ohio woman killed by airborne deer in crash

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An Ohio woman was killed after a deer went through her car’s windshield. A Toyota Camry hit the deer in the roadway, sending it airborne.

Two Transported to the Hospital in Charleston After Riverbank Incident

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Charleston Police and Fire are investigating after one person was rescued from the Kanawha River and another suffered a heart attack on the banks of the river. Crews at the scene say the incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. under the Patrick Street Bridge on the Kanawha Boulevard side in Charleston. One person was distressed in the Kanawha River under the bridge and was rescued by emergency crews. That person was transported to CAMC with unknown injuries. Anot...

Commission Learns of WV Capitol Dome Issues

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CHARLESTON- The Capitol Building Commission has voted to move forward on accepting bids for repair work on the Capitol dome. The Commission first noticed paint peeling inside the Rotunda, so WDP & Associates was hired to investigate and look into the issue. The team found there were water leaks inside, possible due to a February 2015 ice storm, along with issues in the original construction. WDP & Associates has come up with a design to rectify the moisture int...

Crews on the Scene of House Fire in Kanawha County Video included

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Fire crews are on the scene of a house fire in Kanawha County Wednesday evening. The fire was reported on the 1000 block of Aspen Road off of South Park Road just before 10 p.m. Dispatchers say the fire has fully-engulfed the house. It is unclear if there are any injuries at this time. We have a crew headed to the scene, and will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

Capitol Police Investigate After Vehicle Struck by Bullet

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CHARLESTON, W.V (WOWK) - Capitol Police continue to investigate after discovering that a state employee's parked vehicle had been struck by a bullet Wednesday in the State Capitol Complex parking garage. According to a release, Capitol Police were responding to the sound of suspected gunfire in the vicinity of the garage and nearby Laidley Field at around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday when they came upon the damage to the unoccupied vehicle. It was parked on the Piedmont Road side ...

Girl, 12, killed by boat driven by her dad while waterskiing on lake

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Authorities say a 12-year-old girl waterskiing on a  lake was struck and killed by a powerboat operated by her father.

Update: Truck Strikes Two Poles, Catches Fire in Kanawha County Video included

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A busy roadway in Kanawha County is shut down and will be closed for an extended period of time according to dispatchers due to a serious crash.

Kentucky coal mine death blamed on safety lapses

Federal regulators say an accident that killed a coal miner in Pike County happened because a conveyor belt didn't have adequate safety guards.

Officials: Boy, 10, had fentanyl in system when he collapsed, died

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Preliminary toxicology reports show that the 10-year-old boy had the painkiller fentanyl in his system when he collapsed and died at his home.

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. 

5-Year-Old Crashes Car with Little Brother Inside

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PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The Putnam County Sheriff's Department is investigating after a wreck involving only two small children. Deputies say that a 5-year-old boy drove his parent's car with his 2-year-old brother inside in the Red House area of Putnam County around 10 a.m. Monday. They say the child drove the vehicle from Bronco Junction Road all the way to the 4400 block of Grandview Ridge Road, a distance of around 2 miles. At that point, the child veered off the roadway and...

Police Seek Public's Help in Finding Woman Wanted for Felony Kidnapping

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Have you seen this woman? The Parkersburg Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a woman wanted for felony kidnapping.

Toddler Dies in Hot Car Parked Outside Family’s Home

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Investigators say the death of a toddler who was trapped in a hot car appears to be an accident. 

2-year-old Kentucky boy drowns in pool

The coroner said that the 2-year-old boy was pronounced dead Sunday after being taken to a hospital and that the toddler drowned in a private pool.

Power Line Down In Cross Lanes Causes Road Closure

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Metro Dispatch confirms that a vehicle has hit a power pole causing downed lines. The incident happened near  40th St and Cross Lanes Dr in Nitro. The road is currently shut down. There is no word on any injuries as of yet. Nitro Police and Fire Department are responding. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

ATV Accident Sends One To The Hospital

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Authorities tell WOWK that one person was airlifted after an ATV accident Saturday afternoon. Cedar Grove and Pinch Fire Departments responded, as well as Kanawha County Ambulance service. The accident involved a teenage girl near Sanderson in Kanawha County. The patient had to be airlifted to an area hospital with unknown injuries. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Pedestrian Struck And Killed In Eastern Kanawha County

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Just after Midnight last night 911 got a call that a pedestrian has been struck. Kanawha County Deputy Sheriff's responded to the scene on Rt. 60 near Witcher Creek. According to deputies by the time the driver saw the female, he was unable to swerve and miss her. The female was struck and died at the scene. The driver called 911 and remained at the scene until law enforcement arrived.

Fayette County Commission Establishes Cash Rewards for Crimes

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FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The Fayette County Commission has authorized the establishment of a special fund in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of West Virginia to offer cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of criminal suspects in Fayette County. Sheriff Mike Fridley and Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Harrah released the following information concerning this reward fund: According to the press release, the members of the Fayette County Commissi...

Update: Man Released from Hospital, Arraigned in Kanawha County Pursuit Video included

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Saint Albans Police say two police officers have been hurt, and three people have been detained after a police pursuit.

Sinkhole swallows house in Florida, appears to be moving toward nearby lake

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Authorities are scrambling to keep people safe from a massive, fast-growing sinkhole that swallowed two homes in a Land O’ Lakes neighborhood Friday morning. 

Crews respond to fire in Kanawha County

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Update: Teenager Missing from Nicholas County Found Safe

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NICHOLAS COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The Nicholas County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help in locating a missing juvenile. According to a release, the juvenile, named Hayley Estep, left her residence in the Enon area around approximately 2:00am on Tuesday morning. Hayley is 13 years old, 5'4" in height, and weighs 207 pounds. She also has brown hair and brown eyes. It is unknown what the juvenile may have been wearing. It is also unknown where she may have went. Anyon...

Family: Post Officer Worker Dies After Collapsing on Route

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KANAWHA CITY, WV (WOWK) - Family members confirm to 13 News that a loved one who is a postal worker died while delivering mail, after collapsing on a front porch.

Cops: Driver of running fuel truck overdoses at Ohio gas station

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Police say a fuel truck driver who apparently overdosed on drugs and was found slumped over the wheel of his running vehicle at an Ohio gas station was "sitting on a bomb." 

Accident backed up morning traffic on I-64E in Charleston

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The scene has been cleared, but traffic is still backed up in the area.

Flames damage Sissonville home, family safe

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Crews are responding to a working structure fire on Kay Neva Lane in Sissonville. Dispatchers say a building is up in flames in the 2000 block of the road. The blaze broke out around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday. No one is believed to be inside the building at this time, according to dispatchers. We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update you with more information as it becomes available.

Cabin Creek Road Shut Down Due to Crash

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Cabin Creek Road is shut down due to a two-vehicle crash. The crash was reported around 9:15 p.m. on the 1900 block of Cabin Creek Road near Dry Branch in southern Kanawha County. Dispatchers say that injuries are reported in the crash, but it is not clear how many, or what the extent of injuries are to the crash at this time. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office and East Bank Fire responded to the scene. We will provide more information on this story as...

FBI, Law Enforcement Finish Search Property in Samantha Burns Case Video included

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According to Jeff Lawless, the Lawrence County Sheriff, they have completed their search of the property in Lawrence County, Ohio in regards to the Samantha Burns kidnapping and murder case.

UPDATE: 4 Detained After High Speed Pursuit in Kanawha County

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Two people have been detained and two are being searched for after a high speed chase in Kanawha County. The pursuit began after a call of a stolen vehicle around 6:30 p.m. at the Cabela's on Cross Terrace Boulevard off of Corridor G. The vehicle drove north on Corridor G in excess of 85 mph before getting off of the highway at Oakwood Road. The vehicle drove on to Bridge Road in the Louden Heights Area before turning onto Turley Road. Once on Turley Roa...

Person Revived with Narcan after Accident on I-77 Near Kanawha City

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Dispatchers have confirmed that an accident on I-77 near Kanawha City has resulted in one person being revived with Narcan.

3-year-old boy in body cast after jumping on trampoline

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 A 3-year-old  boy is in a cast from the waist down for an injury suffered while jumping on a trampoline.

Lanes reopen after crash along I-64 eastbound

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Juvenile found deceased in Nicholas County residence

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Nicholas County dispatchers tell 13 News that a juvenile was found dead at a residence earlier today. Crews responded to an alert in the Lockwood area at roughly 1:30 p.m. The cause of death is unknown at this time. The Nicholas County Sheriff's Department are investigating. Stay with 13 News as we continue to update you with the latest information.

One Person Injured After Shooting in Charleston

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - One person has been injured after a shooting in Charleston. Dispatchers say that a person was dropped off in the parking lot of Women and Children's Hospital just after 1pm. The victim walked inside the hospital, saying he had been shot. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time. Dispatchers indicate that the shooting may have occurred on the West Side of Charleston, possibly on Maryland Avenue. Charleston Police is investigating. We have a crew ...

Pedestrian Struck in South Charleston

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Crews are on the scene of an accident involving a pedestrian in South Charleston this morning. 

Charleston Lowe's Evacuated after Gas Leak Reported

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According to dispatchers, a gas leak at a Lowe's in Charleston, WV this morning has caused an evacuation.

One Person Injured in Charleston Shooting

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - One person has been injured in a shooting in Charleston Monday night. The shooting was reported around 10 p.m. on the 400 block of Elm Street in Charleston. Dispatchers say that one man was found in an alley with two gunshot wounds to the back. He was conscious and alert when deputies arrived. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

All Lanes of I-64 Closed Due to Crash that Resulted in Vehicle Fire

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PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Dispatchers say that a crash has led to a vehicle fire on Interstate 64 in Putnam County. The accident was reported around 4:15 p.m. on Interstate 64 westbound near mile marker 40 in between the Teays Valley and Scott Depot exits. Dispatchers say that a rear-end style collision led to one of the vehicles catching fire. That vehicle is fully-engulfed, and crews are on the scene working to put the flames out. No injuries were reported in the incident but e...

Authorities: Couple killed in Ohio plane crash

Authorities have identified a couple who died when a small plane crash crashed into a retention pond in southeastern Ohio.

House Receives Heavy Damage in Jackson County Fire

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JACKSON COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A house received heavy damage after a fire early Monday morning in Jackson County. The fire was reported on Shinn Lane in the Fairplain area just after midnight. No injuries were reported in the blaze, but significant damage occurred as a result of it. Jackson County EMS, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Ripley Police, Ripley Fire, and Silverton Fire all responded to the scene.

15-year-old boy drowns in Ohio River in Kentucky

The body of a 15-year-old boy was pulled from the Ohio River in Kentucky on Saturday evening.

Sissonville Road back open after critical accident

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Missing Kayaker In Athens, Ohio Identified

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Search and recovery operations continue on the Hocking River in Athens for Steve Lippson a 40-year-old male, from Racine, Ohio in Meigs County. Lippson has been missing since approximately 2:07 PM, Saturday, July 8th, when six kayakers were swept over the Whites Mill water fall in the Hocking River.  Five of the kayakers were rescued by emergency responders or rescued themselves from the water. 

Body Found in Ohio River Believed to be Missing Man

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Officials have confirmed that a body has been found in the back channel of the Ohio River.

Update: Second Person Dies in Fatal Logan County Crash

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The identity of the man killed in the accident on U.S. Route 119 near Old Logan Road yesterday has been released.

Update: Woman Charged in Fatal I-64 Bridge Crash

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Crews on the scene at an accident in Huntington tell 13 News that three vehicles collided on I-64 West near the 5th Street exit.

Skeletal Remains Found Along Ohio River

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The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office and Ironton Police are investigating skeletal remains found Friday afternoon in Lawrence County, Ohio.

Officer Passes Away After Accident In September

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A vehicle accident involving a police cruiser put an officer in critical condition. 

Heavy snow, strong wind causing driving problems in Wood County

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With several inches of snow already on the ground in Wood County, heavy snowfall and gusts of wind are posing more problems for drivers Tuesday morning. 

National Weather Service confirms tornado in Wood County

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Officials with the National Weather Service confirmed there was tornado in Wood County Dec. 23. The EF0 tornado happened in Parkersburg around 11:25 p.m. with maximum winds speeds of 70 miles per hour. 

Parkersburg residents counting blessings after Christmas Eve storm damages neighborhood

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Some people in a Parkersburg neighborhood are counting their blessings after a severe storm caused significant damage to their homes on Christmas Eve. Winds reaching up to 50 mph ravaged the area of South Sixth Street late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. 

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