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1 Arrested, 1 Still Wanted in Charleston Double Shooting Video included

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Charleston Police are searching for a man in connection with the double shooting in Charleston, West Virginia last night

Police: 3-Week-Old Infant Killed in Dog Attack

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Police are investigating a dog attack that killed a 3-week-old infant.

I-64 Eastbound in Huntington Reopens After Fatal Crash

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I-64 East Bound has reopened outside Huntington after a car crash that killed one person.

Pedestrian Killed in Charleston Identified

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One pedestrian has been killed in Kanawha County Thursday night. The pedestrian was struck at Leon Sullivan Way and Lee Street just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday.  Leon Sullivan Way is closed right now while crews work the scene. Charleston Fire and Charleston Police are responding to the scene.

Charleston home catches fire overnight

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One hospitalized after motorcycle crash in Barboursville

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Accident In Cabell County Results In One Vehicle Landing On It's Roof

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Cabell County 911 tells WOWK Channel 13 that a single vehicle accident  occurred on I-64 westbound this afternoon. Cabell County Sheriff's Department, Huntington PD, and Huntington Fire Department all responded to the scene. The accident resulted in one car ending up on it's roof on the side of the interstate. Dispatchers with 911 told us that although the car ended up on it's top, the person involved was not transported to the hospital. 

Mingo Deputies Arrest Two for Disposing Needles Near Children's Park

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KERMIT, WV (WOWK) - The Mingo County Sheriff's Office is warning for parents to be alert following the discovery of a couple o syringes close to a county park. According to a release by the Mingo County Sheriff's Office, the syringes were found close to a park near Kermit, WV. The Sheriff's Office is asking that parents please alert their children of the dangers, and to be observant. If anyone has any information pertaining to where the syringes are coming from, they are asked to c...

House Fire Reported in Eastern Kanawha County

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Fire crews are on the scene of a working house fire in eastern Kanawha County. The fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. on the 1000 block of Chesapeake Street in Hansford.  Dispatchers say that the structure involved is either a small house or a double-wide trailer.  They did not elaborate on the extent of damage to the structure, but did advise that there are no injuries or road closures to report as a result of the blaze. Pratt Fire, Handley Fire, and East Bank Fire resp...

NWS Confirms Tornado Strikes Lawrence County, Ohio Video included

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A possible tornado struck Lawrence County, Ohio Wednesday evening.

Police Seek Public's Help in Finding Man Who Stole Copper Wire

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The Putnam County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a man who they say stole copper wire. The man entered the Burco storage yard on Thompson Road in Hurricane back on May 14th and stole copper wire from the facility. If anyone has information about the crime, or can identify the suspect, you are asked to contact Putnam County Detective John Hedrick at (304)-586-0256. ext. 2362. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive ...

5 people hospitalized after crash in Charleston

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Coal Truck Overturns in Kentucky

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ULYSSES, KY (WOWK) - A coal truck has overturned in Lawrence County Kentucky. The accident was reported shortly after 2 p.m. on US 23 near KY 645. No injuries have been reported in the crash. The northbound lanes of US 23 just north of KY 645 will be down to one lane for awhile  while crews work to clear the scene. Dispatchers say US 23 north will likely shut down when crews begin to remove the coal truck.

School Bus and Car Collide in Charleston

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - A school bus and a car collided in Charleston Wednesday evening.  The crash occurred on Quarrier Street at Civic Center drive. A bus from Wetzel County was pulling out of the drive onto Quarrier Street but did not see a vehicle traveling on Quarrier Street. The two vehicles struck, with moderate damage reported. No injuries were reported in the crash. No students were on the bus at the time of the crash.

Missing Calhoun County Boy Safely Returns Home

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The Calhoun County Sheriff Department is seeking the public's help in finding a missing boy. According to a release, 12-year-old Dylan Edwards was reported missing around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday in the Lost Ridge area of Calhoun County. Dylan is possibly wearing a green Mossy Oak hooded sweat shirt and blue jeans. Dylan could be traveling on foot to the Wallace area of Harrison County If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Dylan please contact your local police department ...

3 more arrests made in UK concert attack

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Several people have died following an explosion Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England, police and witnesses said. The singer was not injured, according to a representative.

Update: 2 Men Arrested in Connection to Stolen Cars at Car Dealership

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The South Charleston Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a man in connection to the breaking and entering and larceny of a vehicle from a dealership.

Northbound Lanes of I-79 Closed Near Elkview Due to Log Crash

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According to dispatchers, all northbound lanes and one southbound lane of I-79 North near mile marker 9 in Elkview have been shut down due to a tractor trailer rollover.  It was reported at 6:43 p.m. They say a tractor trailer hauling logs overturned and is blocking the roadway.  Injuries are unknown at this time.  Stay with 13 News as we continue to update you with the latest information.

Northbound Lanes of Turnpike Reopen After Hours of Battery Acid Cleanup Video included

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An 18 wheeler has shut down I-77 North.

One dead after fatal crash in Jackson County, Ohio

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JACKSON COUNTY, OHIO - According to a release from the Jackson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, one person is dead following a single vehicle accident that occurred earlier this morning. At approximately 7:38 a.m., a vehicle traveled off the roadway before striking a guardrail along Route 38 near Franklin Township. The vehicle then drove back across the roadway and struck an embankment. First responders found the vehicle resting in an overturned state. The driver, identified...

Person transported after accident shuts down road in Sissonville

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SISSONVILLE, WV - Dispatchers confirmed that one person has been transported following a single vehicle accident on Sissonville Drive near Honaker Drive in Sissonville. According to dispatchers, a single vehicle struck a tree. Sissonville Drive is shut down while crews clear debris, and the road is expected to be reopened shortly. The extent of the person's injuries is unknown at this time. The West Virginia State Police, Sissonville Fire Department, and Kanawha County Ambulance re...

Neighbor charged in Ohio fire that killed 5 kids, 2 adults

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Investigators in Ohio have charged a neighbor with setting a house fire that killed two adults and five children last week.

One Killed, Three Other Injured in Kentucky Crash

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GRAYSON, KY (WOWK) - Kentucky State Police continue to investigate a fatal vehicle collision involving multiple vehicles. According to a press release, the collision occurred around 8:15 p.m. Friday evening on KY 7 in the area of the KY 773 intersection just south of Grayson, Kentucky. Just prior to the fatal collision, Carter County deputies conducted a traffic stop on a woman after receiving complaints of her driving her car in a reckless manner. While conducting the traffic stop...

Stray bullet travels through window killing boy eating snack

Police in Kentucky say a stray bullet fired during an outdoor fight traveled through the window of a nearby home, killing a 7-year-old who was eating a bedtime snack at his kitchen table.

A Crash Causes A Chain Reaction, Resulting In Property Damage

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A crash in Huntington, WV causes a chain reaction resulting in property damage. The accident occurred Sunday in the 700 Block of Roby Road in Huntington. A woman was travelling eastbound on Roby and she lost control of her vehicle. The woman's car hit a parked that was then knocked into a house and the driver's car subsequently hit a tree.

Crash On Railroad Tracks Sends One To The Hospital

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Mason County dispatch says a car crashed on railroad tracks in Mason County. Dispatch confirmed that the call came in about 3:00 a.m, early Saturday morning. The Mason County Sheriff's Department, Mason County EMS and the Valley Volunteer Fire Department all were on scene responding to the incident.

Florida boy, 2, killed after dresser falls on him

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A Lakeland toddler was killed in a tragic accident at his home when a dresser fell on him. Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call about an unresponsive 2-year-old boy around 8 a.m. on Sunday. Investigators say Conner Delong was found by his mother, Meghan Delong, that morning underneath a dresser that had fallen over.  She had checked on him and his brother in their shared bedroom at 11:30 the night before and both were ...

A Car Crash Leaves One Injured And Their Vehicle In A Local Creek

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One person was transported to a local hospital according to 911 dispatchers. The accident happened early Saturday morning on Rutledge Rd. In Kanawha County. The vehicle crashed and ended up the creek, but it is unclear as to why the crash occurred. The vehicle had two occupants, but only was one transported.

Juvenile Seriously Injured, Another Facing Assault Charges in Middle School Fight

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MEIGS COUNTY, OHIO (WOWK) - The Meigs County Sheriff Department is investigating an altercation at a middle school that seriously injured one juvenile and sent another to a juvenile facility. According to the department, an altercation took place Thursday at Eastern Middle School in Ohio. The altercation sent one juvenile to the hospital, and one to the juvenile detention facility in Chillicothe, Ohio. According to witnesses, two male juvenile were fighting, when a third male juveni...

Elderly man killed in Clay County ATV rollover

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CLAY COUNTY, WV - Officers with the Clay County Sheriff's Department tell 13 News that one man has died following an ATV accident today. According to deputies, an elderly man died today after his ATV rolled over in the Hansford Fork Road area of Wallback. The accident happened at roughly noon. No one else was injured in the accident. The identity of the man has not been released while members of his family are contacted.

Victim Identified in Clendenin Crash

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The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department has released the identity of the person killed in an accident in Clendenin late last night.

Logan County Miner Dies at Wyoming County Mine

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A miner from Logan County, West Virginia died last night at a mine in Wyoming County, WV.

Kanawha State Forest Pursuit Ends in Crash; One Fled

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LOUDENDALE, WV - Dispatchers have confirmed that a vehicle has wrecked following a pursuit near Kanawha State Forest this morning. According to Kanawha County Metro 911, an officer with the DNR attempted to stop a vehicle for broken taillights at approximately 11 a.m.  The vehicle fled along the 7500 block of Kanawha State Forest Drive in the Loudendale area before crashing near Lens Creek. At least two suspects were inside the vehicle when it crashed. One suspect was co...

Student Dies as a Result of the Choking Game

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A school superintendent says a student has died as the result of the choking game.

Putnam County Bus Driver Sent to Hospital After Injury

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PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A school bus driver was sent to the hospital after suffering an injury during the driver's bus route. The incident occurred Thursday afternoon during a bus route in the Brown's Creek Road area of St. Albans. According to a spokesperson for Putnam County Schools, the driver of the bus suffered an unknown injury while on the route and was taken to the hospital for evaluation.  No students were injured as a result of the incident, and another bus driver...

UPDATE: Student Charged, External Investigation into Officer Expected

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.The Logan Police Department says that a Logan High School student has been charged and an external law enforcement agency will likely lead an independent investigation after an incident during school

Navy veteran in custody after Times Square crash

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Police say a 26-year-old U.S. Navy veteran with two prior arrests for driving while intoxicated has been taken in custody after his car plowed into 23 pedestrians in Times Square, killing one of them.

Crews respond to elevator fire in Charleston

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Dispatchers tell 13 News that a small fire broke out in an elevator today after a lit cigarette made contact with insulation material. The fire was reported on Court Street near the Judicial Annex Building. It occurred at roughly 12:30 p.m. Crews have already put the small fire out and traffic has returned to normal. The Charleston Fire Department responded to the scene.

Driver caught on camera hitting child, driving away

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Home surveillance video shows a gold Ford Explorer fishtailing down a road. The video shows the driver run into a family’s front yard, hit their truck, swing back out into the street and then hit a 7th-grade boy who was riding his bike.

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.

Sheriff: 4-year-old fatally shoots himself at day care

Officials say a 4-year-old boy has died after shooting himself at a child care provider.

One dead in fatal farm equipment accident in Meigs County

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MEIGS COUNTY, OH - According to a release from the Meigs County Sheriff's Office, a man was found dead after becoming trapped under farming equipment. The accident happened near Cullums Road yesterday, May 15th. 2017 at roughly 6:42 p.m. Gregory Davis was found beneath a brush hog that he had been working on. Investigators discovered that blocks supporting the brush hog failed, causing the equipment to fall onto Davis, trapping him. Meigs County EMS and Pomeroy Fire Departmen...

Mom dies saving 16-year-old daughter from out-of-control car on Mother's Day

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A mother and her teenage daughter were leaving a bakery with Mother's Day treats in hand on their way home from church Sunday morning, when an out-of-control car jumped the sidewalk and crashed into the pair. 

Charleston Man Arrested for Holding Woman Against Will with Son

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HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) - A man has been arrested after holding a woman against her will with her son. According to  criminal complaint, an undersigned officer arrived at the Walmart on Route 60 in Huntington to find Alisha Toler hiding near the customer service area. According to Toler, 29-year-old Timothy Baker, of Charleston, held her against her will with her son in a Nissan truck until she was able to escape at Walmart. She advised that she agreed to go on a date with ...

Police say 2 killed in jet crash near New York

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A private jet has gone down in Carlstadt, N.J., according to police.

Overnight house fire kills 7 in Akron, bodies removed from home

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AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Firefighters are investigating an overnight fatal house fire in Akron on Monday that resulted seven fatalities. The fire was reported at 2:46 a.m. at a home located in the 600 block of Fultz Street. A resident on Fultz Street called 911 to report the fire. According to Lieutenant Sierjie Lash with the Akron Fire Department, firefighters arrived to an intense, fully-involved house fire. The home was structurally unsafe, so crews were not able to...

Update: Charleston Man Killed in Huntington Crash

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According to Cabell County Dispatch, a three vehicle wreck sent 6 people to the hospital. The accident occurred around 2 p.m. at the intersection of 11th St. W and Madison Avenue. One of the injuries appears to be life threatening. Huntington Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Young Child and Mother Attacked by Dog in Logan County

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LOGAN COUNTY, WV - A young boy and his mother were attacked by a dog over the weekend in Chapmanville, WV. According to West Virginia State Police Logan Detachment, the boy was attacked by the dog when the mom attempted to intervene. She was then also attacked by the same dog. Troopers say that the two were transported to a nearby hospital after sustaining injuries.  The boy was released from the hospital shortly after, but the mother is still being assessed.  Her condit...

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A local fire company says more than 25 people are injured after a charter bus overturned on Interstate 95 in northeastern Maryland.

Names released after fatal crash in Ohio

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The crash is still under investigation.

The Recent Rains Took Its Toll On Kentucky Road

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KY 881 closed in Pike County PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The recent rain took its toll on one Pike County road. Nearly ten miles out Kentucky 881 in the Brushy community of Pike County the road is no longer there. "It's probably not a couple feet wide it's almost to the white line on the opposite side of the roadway," Steve Roberts, Highway Superintendent, said. Heavy rain throughout Friday night caused a nearly 100 foot section of the road to wash away. "Ro...

Rock Slide On Rt. 61 Is causing Trouble For Motorists

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According to Fayette County Office of Emergency Management, a rock slide on Rt. 61 has the road shut down. The slide is just outside of Montgomery. Authorities urge you to use an alternate route and avoid this area. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

A Small Fire At HIMG In Huntington Has Temporarily Closed Down The Building

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A small fire at HIMG Regional Medical Center was forced to close Saturday. The closure was a result of a small electrical fire in the northern wing of the building. Huntington and Barboursville Fire Departments responded and quickly contained the fire without incident. No reports of any injuries. The building will re-open tomorrow at 9 a.m. and will resume normal operations Monday morning. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

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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