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  • Police Arrest Man After Disturbance Places Elementary School on Lockdown

    Police Arrest Man After Disturbance Places Elementary School on Lockdown

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 11:09 AM EDT2017-10-17 15:09:21 GMT
    SAINT ALBANS, WV (WOWK) - A Kanawha County Elementary School was placed on lockdown earlier this morning after a reported disturbance. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, Anne Bailey Elementary was on lockdown when a man was arrested across the street. Police say that Tommy Athens, 36, of St. Albans, allegedly brandished a knife near the school. When police confronted Athens, he brandished a knife again and was subsequently arrested. No students or staff were injured...
    SAINT ALBANS, WV (WOWK) - A Kanawha County Elementary School was placed on lockdown earlier this morning after a reported disturbance. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, Anne Bailey Elementary was on lockdown when a man was arrested across the street. Police say that Tommy Athens, 36, of St. Albans, allegedly brandished a knife near the school. When police confronted Athens, he brandished a knife again and was subsequently arrested. No students or staff were injured...
  • Reward offered for Ohio man accused of raping, killing infant

    Reward offered for Ohio man accused of raping, killing infant

    Monday, October 16 2017 12:42 PM EDT2017-10-16 16:42:36 GMT

     A reward is now being offered for information leading to the capture of a man accused of raping and murdering a 13-month-old girl.

     A reward is now being offered for information leading to the capture of a man accused of raping and murdering a 13-month-old girl.

  • Woman caught stealing cement pavers threatens to sue for back injury

    Woman caught stealing cement pavers threatens to sue for back injury

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-10-17 01:33:31 GMT
    PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) – A 54-year-old Florida woman was arrested Sunday after she was caught stealing cement pavers from a home in Port Richey. Deputies arrested Julie Ann Upright just after 5 p.m. on Woodbridge Court, when he found 42 cement decorative blocks, worth $420, in her vehicle. The homeowner told detectives that he caught her taking the blocks without permission. They were part of a remodeling project and were stored in the front yard, about 4 feet from the roadway...
    PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) – A 54-year-old Florida woman was arrested Sunday after she was caught stealing cement pavers from a home in Port Richey. Deputies arrested Julie Ann Upright just after 5 p.m. on Woodbridge Court, when he found 42 cement decorative blocks, worth $420, in her vehicle. The homeowner told detectives that he caught her taking the blocks without permission. They were part of a remodeling project and were stored in the front yard, about 4 feet from the roadway...
  • Crews respond to rollover accident in Charleston

    Crews respond to rollover accident in Charleston

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 11:32 AM EDT2017-10-17 15:32:32 GMT

    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Crews are responding to a vehicle rollover in Charleston. According to dispatchers, crews are on scene at near Virginia Street West and Pennsylvania Avenue. No information has been released about the status of the victims at this time. Charleston Police Department, Charleston Fire Department, and Charleston EMS are on the scene. Stay with 13 News as we continue to bring you the latest information.

    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Crews are responding to a vehicle rollover in Charleston. According to dispatchers, crews are on scene at near Virginia Street West and Pennsylvania Avenue. No information has been released about the status of the victims at this time. Charleston Police Department, Charleston Fire Department, and Charleston EMS are on the scene. Stay with 13 News as we continue to bring you the latest information.

  • 325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her

    325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 12:44 PM EDT2017-10-17 16:44:39 GMT
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A 325-pound Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment. Veronica Green Posey, 64, was arrested and charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child, The Pensacola News Journal reported. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office report identified Posey as the girl’s cousin. Paramedics and deputies responded to the family’s Pensacola home following a 911 call Saturday. Posey told...
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A 325-pound Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment. Veronica Green Posey, 64, was arrested and charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child, The Pensacola News Journal reported. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office report identified Posey as the girl’s cousin. Paramedics and deputies responded to the family’s Pensacola home following a 911 call Saturday. Posey told...
  • Man arrested after allegedly spraying feces on grocery store produce

    Man arrested after allegedly spraying feces on grocery store produce

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:58 AM EDT2017-10-16 12:58:59 GMT

    Police say the suspect is accused of spraying brown liquid from a spray bottle onto produce in the store.

    Police say the suspect is accused of spraying brown liquid from a spray bottle onto produce in the store.

  • Student arrested for "terroristic threats" at Boone County school

    Student arrested for "terroristic threats" at Boone County school

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 11:22 AM EDT2017-10-17 15:22:00 GMT
    BOONE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - State Police were investigating claims of "terroristic threats" at Scott High School this morning. 13 News has received reports that a student made a threatening post on social media.  Troopers say that one student was arrested. Their identity has not been released at this time. Stay with 13 News as we continue to update this ongoing investigation.
    BOONE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - State Police were investigating claims of "terroristic threats" at Scott High School this morning. 13 News has received reports that a student made a threatening post on social media.  Troopers say that one student was arrested. Their identity has not been released at this time. Stay with 13 News as we continue to update this ongoing investigation.
  • California becomes first to allow gender-neutral birth certificate

    California becomes first to allow gender-neutral birth certificate

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-10-17 17:15:02 GMT
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    SACRAMENTO, CA (WFLA) — California became the first state to allow a non-binary gender marker on birth certificates Sunday when Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation backed by San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins. According to NBC News, California also allowed residents to be identified by a gender marker other than “F” or “M” on their driver license, becoming the second state in the nation to do so after Oregon. Washington, D.C., also voted to allow gender...
    SACRAMENTO, CA (WFLA) — California became the first state to allow a non-binary gender marker on birth certificates Sunday when Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation backed by San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins. According to NBC News, California also allowed residents to be identified by a gender marker other than “F” or “M” on their driver license, becoming the second state in the nation to do so after Oregon. Washington, D.C., also voted to allow gender...
  • Two accidents shutdown Dunbar Toll Bridge in both directions

    Two accidents shutdown Dunbar Toll Bridge in both directions

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 8:55 AM EDT2017-10-17 12:55:53 GMT

    Stay with 13 News for updates.

    Stay with 13 News for updates.

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  • Sweet: Man Arrested for Doughnut Glaze Gets $37,500 Settlement

    Sweet: Man Arrested for Doughnut Glaze Gets $37,500 Settlement

    Monday, October 16 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-10-16 15:52:22 GMT

    A man who was arrested after police mistook doughnut glaze in his car for meth has received a $37,500 settlement.

    A man who was arrested after police mistook doughnut glaze in his car for meth has received a $37,500 settlement.

  • Toddler drowns after falling in ice cream shop’s grease pit

    Toddler drowns after falling in ice cream shop’s grease pit

    Monday, October 16 2017 10:34 AM EDT2017-10-16 14:34:58 GMT

    Officials announced that a 3-year-old girl died Saturday afternoon when she fell into a grease trap at an ice cream shop.

    Officials announced that a 3-year-old girl died Saturday afternoon when she fell into a grease trap at an ice cream shop.

  • Head-on crash kills Ohio driver in car, newborn in SUV

    Head-on crash kills Ohio driver in car, newborn in SUV

    The State Highway Patrol says a head-on crash in Ohio killed a 6-week-old boy riding in an SUV and the 21-year-old driver who struck that vehicle.

    The State Highway Patrol says a head-on crash in Ohio killed a 6-week-old boy riding in an SUV and the 21-year-old driver who struck that vehicle.

  • Nicholas BOE Meeting Sheds Light on School Future

    Nicholas BOE Meeting Sheds Light on School Future

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 1:51 AM EDT2017-10-17 05:51:47 GMT

    \The year and a half battle over Nicholas County schools seems to be finally winding down.  "As far as the next steps, we're just going to have to wait and I'll get some direction from the Department of Education and mediation and go forward," \

    \The year and a half battle over Nicholas County schools seems to be finally winding down.  "As far as the next steps, we're just going to have to wait and I'll get some direction from the Department of Education and mediation and go forward," \

  • Three roofers stop working to stand for national anthem at nearby high school

    Three roofers stop working to stand for national anthem at nearby high school

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 2:18 PM EDT2017-10-17 18:18:34 GMT

    WATERVILLE, ME (WFLA) — As the high school football players in a small New England town took the field before their big game, the fans in the crowd stood for the national anthem. One of the fans, Michelle Lyons Cossar, turned around from her seat and spotted three men on top of a roof adjacent to the field standing at attention. The roofers placed their hands across their chests as the anthem boomed through the town. In awe, Cossar, snapped a photo and posted i...

    WATERVILLE, ME (WFLA) — As the high school football players in a small New England town took the field before their big game, the fans in the crowd stood for the national anthem. One of the fans, Michelle Lyons Cossar, turned around from her seat and spotted three men on top of a roof adjacent to the field standing at attention. The roofers placed their hands across their chests as the anthem boomed through the town. In awe, Cossar, snapped a photo and posted i...

  • Tri-State Area 2017 Trick or Treat Times

    2017 Trick or Treat Times

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-10-11 19:49:30 GMT

    As Halloween is rapidly approaching, it's time to start deciding where you will go trick-or-treating. Numerous locations have announced their trick-or-treat times. More locations will be added as they are confirmed, so check back often. If you know of Halloween events in your area, please email news@wowktv.com with the subject line "Halloween Times". 

    As Halloween is rapidly approaching, it's time to start deciding where you will go trick-or-treating. Numerous locations have announced their trick-or-treat times. More locations will be added as they are confirmed, so check back often. If you know of Halloween events in your area, please email news@wowktv.com with the subject line "Halloween Times". 

  • Manchin to White House: Withdraw nominee for drug czar

    Manchin to White House: Withdraw nominee for drug czar

    Monday, October 16 2017 1:05 PM EDT2017-10-16 17:05:47 GMT

    Senator Joe Manchin is demanding that the White House withdraw the nomination of Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the nation's drug czar.

    Senator Joe Manchin is demanding that the White House withdraw the nomination of Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the nation's drug czar.

  • Arron Lawson has No Bond set after Hearing

    Arron Lawson has No Bond set after Hearing

    Monday, October 16 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-10-16 21:02:41 GMT

    The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office said when they were searching the house where the fatal shootings occurred, they found the body of 8-year-old who had suffered from gunshot wounds.

    The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office said when they were searching the house where the fatal shootings occurred, they found the body of 8-year-old who had suffered from gunshot wounds.

  • Inmate Found After Escaping Correctional Facility

    Inmate Found After Escaping Correctional Facility

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:58 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:58:24 GMT
    JACKSON COUNTY, OH (WOWK) - One inmate has been found after escaping in Jackson County Sunday. According to a release, on Sunday, the Jackson County Correctional Facility had an escape of Nathan A. Christman, 26. Christman was being held on a probation violation. The escape was reported as a door malfunction and the inmate walked away. After the investigation was completed, the door did not malfunction. Personnel from Aramark, who handle the food preparation service, did not ...
    JACKSON COUNTY, OH (WOWK) - One inmate has been found after escaping in Jackson County Sunday. According to a release, on Sunday, the Jackson County Correctional Facility had an escape of Nathan A. Christman, 26. Christman was being held on a probation violation. The escape was reported as a door malfunction and the inmate walked away. After the investigation was completed, the door did not malfunction. Personnel from Aramark, who handle the food preparation service, did not ...
  • Researchers discover vulnerability affecting Wi-Fi security

    Researchers discover vulnerability affecting Wi-Fi security

    Monday, October 16 2017 2:18 PM EDT2017-10-16 18:18:53 GMT

    Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or spread malicious software while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device.

    Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or spread malicious software while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device.

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