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5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Northern California

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FERNDALE (KRON) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 off the coast of Northern California Friday afternoon, according to the United States Geological Survey. USGS reports that the quake struck at 12:50 p.m. It was centered about 126 miles off the coast of Ferndale. UGSG originally reported that a second quake with a magnitude of 5.6 struck seconds after much closer to the coast. However, USGS has since said that quake did not happen. A smaller 3.3-magnitude earthquake str...

Fire Crews Battle Charleston Fire

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Fire crews are wrapping up a fully-engulfed structure fire in Charleston Friday evening. The fire was reported on the 300 block of 21st Street SE in Charleston at just after 6 p.m. Dispatchers did not know whether the residence was abandoned, or whether it was inhabitated. There were no injuries reported as a result of the fire, and the fire has been knocked out. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

Woman's Body Found in Kanawha River Idenitified

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A body has been found in the Kanawha River. The body was discovered around 11:10 a.m. near Dow Chemical on Blaine Island near South Charleston according to dispatchers. South Charleston Police are currently investigating the incident. No other details are available at this time. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

Man Arrested After Pursuit, Fight with Deputy in Putnam County Video included

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A man has been arrested after a pursuit became a scuffle with law enforcement in Putnam County this morning.

Structure Fire Blocking Road in Jefferson, WV

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Emergency crews are on the scene of a structure fire in Kanawha County. The fire was reported in the 6-hundred block of Hampshire Drive in Jefferson. Dispatchers say the road is shut down around the scene. Rail traffic is also being affected. No word on if anyone was home when the fire started around 6:45 a.m. Friday morning. Stay with 13 News for the latest on this developing story.

SWAT Team and Troopers Outside of Charleston Home

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - SWAT Team as well as West Virginia State Troopers are outside of a home in Charleston Thursday night. A shots fired call was reported on the 1600 block of Red Oak Street in Charleston around 9 p.m. A person is at a standoff with officers in that house. Little additional details are available right now. We have a crew at the scene, and will provide more information on this developing story as soon as we receive it. 

Update: Arrest Made in Fayette County Break-In

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FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Deputies with the Fayette County Sheriff's Department are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect in a burglary and vehicle theft that occurred in the Mahan area of Fayette County. According to a release from the Fayette County Sheriff's Department, at around 7:40 p.m. Monday, the Fayette County 911 Center received information of a burglary and vehicle theft incident that occurred in the Mahan area of Fayette County. Deputies discovered that wh...

Family Asks for Help in Search for Missing Teenager

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CLAY COUNTY, WV (WVNS) - A teenage girl has been missing since Sunday and troopers need your help finding her. 16-year-old Jaelynn Shae reportedly ran away from her grandmother's home in Clay County.  According to State Troopers she was in state custody and was living with her grandmother. Shae reportedly left with Brianna Keener, who is no longer a juvenile. There is no word on the girls' locations.   Investigators have entered Jaelynn's information into the N...

Update: Capital High School Cleaning Being Completed, Air Tests to Run Tonight Video included

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - 13 News Reporter Alyssa Meisner confirms that Capital High School will be closed for the remainder of the week after 60 classrooms were found to have mold in them. The Kanawha County Health Department says there may be health concerns for students who have breathing issues already and recommend people to go to their primary care doctor. The school will be closed for the remainder of the school week while crews work to clean the mold from the classrooms.

Update: Two People Found Guilty in Death of Child

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Huntington Police tell 13 News there is a child death investigation in the city. Cabell County Dispatchers add the investigation is on the 1800 block of 7th avenue.  HPD tell 13 News the age of the child is 3-years-old. Huntington Police and Cabell County Prosecutors Office are investigating. We will update this story as more information is available

One Person Killed in Tractor Accident

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LINCOLN COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - One person has been killed after a tractor accident in Lincoln County. According to dispatchers, the fatal tractor accident occurred at Flat Creek near the Alkol area of Lincoln County. No details are available in regards to how the accident occurred, as well as the identity on who was killed.  Several volunteer fire departments from the area, as well as the Lincoln County and Boone County EMS units responded. We will provide more information on th...

Crews on scene of structure fire in Kanawha County

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I-64 Westbound Lanes Reopen Following Crash

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Emergency crews are responding to a motorcycle accident on i-64 westbound near mile marker 55. The call came in shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening. Dispatchers tell us that South Charleston Police and Fire Departments, as well as Kanawha County Ambulance Authority are responding to the scene. One lane of i-64 westbound is currently closed down. 

Arson Suspected in Wirt County Fire

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WIRT COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - West Virginia State Fire Marshalls are investigating a suspected arson in Wirt County. According to the The arson took place Tuesday night on Hemlock Street at the Little Kanawha Estates subdivision of Newark. Fire crews responded to a fully-involved abandoned house fire. This same structure had burnt several years ago and had not been lived in since. Eastwood Fire and Elizabeth Fire responded to the scene and found the resident fully-engulfed in flames. ...

Deputies Investigate Unusual Death in Putnam County

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PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The Putnam County Sheriff's Department is investigating an unusual death in the county. According to Putnam County's Sheriff, deputies responded to a house at Teays Villa in the Scott Depot area late Monday for a domestic call.  When they arrived, a woman was found lying on the ground inside one of the homes. The Sheriff says that emergency dispatchers did not find any noticeable injuries to the woman lying on the ground at the scene. The victi...

Abandoned House Catches Fire in Huntington

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No injuries are reported in an abandoned house fire near downtown Huntington.

Deputies: Dog may have killed infant in Ohio

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Deputies say a dog may have killed a 1-month-old child in Ohio on Wednesday.

One Person Transported to Hospital After Car Flips Over in Accident

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SOUTH POINT, OHIO (WOWK) - One person was transported to the hospital after a serious crash in Lawrence County, OH. The accident occurred on US-52 in Lawrence County at the westbound lanes of mile marker 19 just before Solida Road. One vehicle flipped onto its top. One person was injured in the crash and was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

Deputies Seek Public's Help in Armed Robbery

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OMAR, WV (WOWK) - The Logan County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help identifying a man involved in an armed robbery at a store in Logan County. On Monday, at just after 2:15 am, Logan County Deputies received a call in reference to an armed robbery that occurred at the Little General Store in the Omar area of Logan County. Upon arrival, deputies spoke to the cashier, who stated that a male approximately 6 feet tall, slender built, wearing a dark colored...

Runways Reopens After Emergency Landing at Yeager Airport Video included

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According to Yeager Airport, after the emergency landing, the runways remained closed for around 55 minutes while the aircraft was cleared, and the runway was swept for debris. Runways have been cleared to open at this time.

One Person Injured in Kanawha County Stabbing

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - One person has been injured after a stabbing in Kanawha County. The stabbing was reported on the 5800 block of Raven Drive in the Rand area of Kanawha County around 4 p.m. Tuesday. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, one person was stabbed in what appears to be a domestic situation. The male subject was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries. No arrests have been made. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office is investigating the ca...

Powerful earthquake jolts central Mexico, damages buildings

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A powerful earthquake jolted central Mexico on Tuesday, cracking building facades and scattering rubble on streets in the capital on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. The quake caused buildings to sway sickeningly in Mexico City and sent panicked office workers streaming into the streets, but the full extent of the damage was not yet clear. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 7.1 and was centered near the Puebla state town of Ra...

Route 2 reopens in Cabell County after crash

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CABELL COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Route 2 in Cabell County is closed due to a crash. According to dispatchers, the crash was reported on Route 2 not far from the Ohio River Road Volunteer Fire Station. They say a van struck a pole. Electricity is disrupted for around 300 AEP customers in that area. Expected time restoration is around 1 a.m. Tuesday. No serious injuries were reported in the crash. Dispatchers say it is not clear how long the road will be shut down. Cabell County Sher...

Man Arrested in Parkersburg Stabbing Murder Involving Machete

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PARKERSBURG, WV (WOWK) - One person has been arrested after a stabbing murder in Parkersburg late Sunday night. According to a press release from the Parkersburg Police Department, on Sunday, September 17, at approximately 2331 hours, officers responded to the 900 block of 33rd Street in Parkersburg to investigate a stabbing. Officers arrived at the residence and spoke to two individuals who lived at the home. Officers discovered that the homeowner had been attacked by an individua...

Ohio college football player dies at hospital after game

Officials say a football player at an Ohio college has died after being hospitalized after a game Saturday when he complained he didn't feel well.

Lanes Reopen on I-77 Near Sissonville

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According to Metro 911, both lanes of I-77 Northbound have reopened after a crash this morning.

Update: Man Shot Twice After 10 Hour Standoff with Police in Putnam County

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WINFIELD, WV (WOWK) - Police are dealing with an active standoff with a man in Winfield after a hostage situation Friday night. The standoff began around 6:20 p.m. at Shawnee Estates near Winfield after a domestic verbal altercation at a home. According to Putnam County Sheriff Steve Deweese, the altercation did not become physical, but the man became distraught, and threatened to set the home on fire and kill his girlfriend. The man held his girlfriend up hostage in that house for...

Call Originally Reported as Suicide Becomes Murder Charge in Kanawha County

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A call that originally was called as a suicide in Kanawha County has ended in a man being arrested for murder. According to a release from the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, just after 2:00 a.m. Saturday, a 911 call was placed, reporting a suicide in the Big Chimney area.   As Deputies arrived on scene, they began an investigation.   Randall Todd Chapman, 47, of Big Chimney, called 911 saying his wife, Shirlene Young, had committed suicide wi...

Police Pursuit Through Multiple Towns Ends In Crash

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Dispatchers tell 13 News that ST. Albans P.D. initiated a pursuit near the roadside park in St. Albans. The pursuit made it's way to Big Tyler Rd. and Nitro Police as well as Kanawha County Deputy Sheriff's joined in the chase.

KRT Bus And Passenger Vehicle Collide In Eastern Kanawha County

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Dispatchers received a call about 8:25 Saturday morning that a KRT bus and passenger vehicle had crashed. The incident took place on Route 60 near Witcher Creek in Kanawha County. Belle Fire Department, Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, and Kanawha County Ambulance Authority all responded to the scene. The specifics of the crash is unclear at this time, but dispatch did say 3 people were transported with unknown injuries.

Route 60 Shut Down Due To An Accident And Downed Utility Pole

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A single vehicle accident in the 7000 Block of E DuPont Avenue has the roadway temporarily shut down. Glasgow and Cedar Grove Fire Departments are responding, as well as Kanawha County Sheriffs office and the Kanawha County Ambulance Authority were also on scene. Dispatchers tell us that a vehicle struck a power pole and caused a power line to obstruct the roadway.

Fully-Engulfed Semi Fire Shuts Down I-77 Northbound

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - I-77 northbound is shut down due to a vehicle fire. Dispatchers say a semi is fully-engulfed in flames near mile marker 92, 3 miles south of the MacCorkle Avenue exit in Kanawha County. I-77 northbound is shut down due to the fire. No injuries are reported in the incident, but it is not clear how long the lanes will be shut down at this time. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

Jose re-strengthens to hurricane off coast of NC

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The center said swells from the storm could create dangerous surf and rip current conditions in Bermuda, Bahamas, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, as well as the southeastern coast of the U.S.

3-year-old has 200+ stitches after dog attack

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A 3-year-old boy is in the hospital recovering after being attacked by a dog. He underwent surgery on Thursday for injuries to his neck and face.

Fire on London Train at morning rush treated as terrorism

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LONDON (AP) -- A bucket wrapped in an insulated bag caught fire on a packed London subway train Friday, sending commuters stampeding in panic at the height of the morning rush hour. Police said they were investigating it as a terrorist attack. Photos taken inside a District Line train show a white plastic bucket inside a foil-lined shopping bag. Flames and what appear to be wires emerge from the top. London ambulance service said they had sent multiple crews to the Parsons Green stat...

Local EMS workers helping with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts

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Local EMS workers have been hard at work in Florida for more than a week now to help with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. On Thursday, five of the ambulances ran emergency calls to provide extra help to Lee County, Florida EMS. Some of the workers have been on duty for 48 to 96 hours. They tell us they've seen a 250 percent increase in their call volume this week.  They say the community is extremely grateful. "A young lady walked up to us...all teary-eyed and...

Update: 2 Injured in 4 Vehicle Crash in Kanawha County

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Two people, including one child, have been injured after a four vehicle crash in Kanawha County.

Roadway Reopens in Kanawha County After Crash

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A two vehicle crash has shut down a busy roadway in Kanawha County. The accident was reported around 3:45 p.m. on U.S. 119 at Avondale Road in the Crede area. The crash location is less than a mile north of the Coonskin Park entrance. Dispatchers say that two vehicles were involved in the crash. Injuries are reported, but it is not clear how many injuries, or what the extent of injuries are as a result of the crash. U.S. 119 is closed in both directions ...

Missing 4-year-old girl in Boone County Found

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According to Boone County Emergency Management Agency, the missing 4-year-old girl has been turned over to Boone County Sheriffs Department.

Plane from Yeager strikes vehicle at Charlotte airport

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WOWK) - According to Charlotte, N.C. CBS-affiliate WBTV, one person has been injured after a plane traveling from Yeager Airport in Charleston, WV struck a tug this evening. WBTV reports that the incident happened at 4 p.m. at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.  The tug driver was reportedly taken to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries. The identity of the tug driver has not been released at this time.  According to WBTV, the FAA lifted the groun...

Florida 7-year-old dies after apparent carbon monoxide poisoning from generator

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“This is the first death our agency has worked related to Hurricane Irma. It’s a tragedy when anyone dies, but when a child dies, it’s a horrific tragedy."

Sheriff: Couple, young daughter killed when truck runs light

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Authorities in Ohio say a tractor-trailer ran through a red light and struck a car, killing a couple and their three-year-old daughter. 

5 dead after Florida nursing home loses power from Hurricane Irma

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Five people have died in a Florida nursing home that had lost power after Hurricane Irma roared through the state.

Kids Taken to Hospital After Crash Involving Loaded School Bus

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LEWIS COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - Officials are investigating a multi-vehicle accident at in Lewis County, KY involving a school bus loaded with children. According to the Lewis County Herald, Deputy Bryon Walker said dispatchers received a call from a motorist at the intersection of Ky. Rt. 1306 and the AA Highway at Garrison reporting that a school bus had been struck in the side by a truck. Walker said the accident happened about 7:00 a.m. Tuesday as school children were being taken to s...

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

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

Man Killed in Eastern Kentucky Shooting

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FLOYD COUNTY, KY (WOWK) – Law enforcement are investigating a shooting that took place in  On Tuesday at around 6:45 a.m., investigators with Kentucky State Police Post responded to a fatal shooting in the Auxier area of Floyd County. The preliminary investigation indicated Brandon Endicott, 35 of Prestonsburg, entered his ex-girlfriend, Krystal Shepherd’s residence. While in the home, Shepherd discharged a firearm, striking Endicott.  Endicott...

Schools remain on schedule after power outages in Cabell County

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CABELL COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - According to a release from the Cabell County Schools Director of Communications, Jedd Flowers, students will not be released early following power outages at several schools. According to Flowers, phones at the schools are not currently operational.  Schools are expected to remain on regular schedule. Stay with 13 News as we continue to bring you the latest information.  

Plane Takes Off and Re-lands on I-77 in Jackson County Video included

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The plane that landed on I-77 in Jackson County last night took off today around 12:25 PM and then landed again on the interstate at around 12:35 PM.

Accident along 64 eastbound in Putnam County slows traffic

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Officers Seek Public's Help in Two Arsons Set at Same Home

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, OH (WOWK) - The Division of State Fire Marshal's Fire and Explosion Investigations Bureau is asking for tips from the public regarding two recent arsons in Ironton. Two fires were set to the same home on the 1200 block of South 10th Street in Ironton, OH. The first fire occurred on September 3rd around 11 p.m., and the second occurred Monday around midnight. The investigation is being conducted with the Marshal's Office and the Ironton Fire Department. A reward of ...

Abandoned home catches fire in Sissonville

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Fire Crews Battle A Blaze In Kanawha County

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Metro Dispatch received a call of a reported structure fire shortly after 5:00 p.m. this evening. The fire occurred in the 100 block of Springwood Circle in Sissonville. Sissonville and Malden Fire Departments responded to the call and quickly knocked the fire down.

Charleston Police Respond To A Shots Fired Call Late Saturday Night

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According to Charleston Police, Several shots were fired in Charleston late Saturday night. Police found approximately a dozen shell casings near the intersection of Second and Hunt Avenues. There was no reports of any injuries. Charleston PD is investigating, but there has been no reports of any suspects or persons of interest. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Body Discovered In Huntington

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Huntington Police responded to the scene of a dead body earlier today. The body was discovered inside a home in the 2200 block Washington Avenue. Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli tells WOWK that it is a suspected overdose. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

IRMA SHIFTS: The Prime Target Is Now Tampa, Not Miami

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MIAMI (AP) -- With the window closing fast for anyone wanting to escape, Irma hurtled toward Florida with 125 mph winds Saturday on a shifting track that took it away from Miami and instead threatened the Tampa area with its first direct hit from a major hurricane in nearly a century. "

Crews Battle Fire at Carrollton Covered Bridge

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The State Fire Marshal's Office and the Philippi VFD are investigating the cause of a fire at a historic covered bridge in Barbour County.

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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