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Shots fired on Charleston's west side

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charleston Police say an argument lead to shots fired on Charleston's west side. Metro 911 dispatchers say that they took several calls from neighbors who reported hearing roughly five shots after 8:30 p.m. in the area of Park and Central Avenue. Charleston Police were

WSAZ - 2018-03-16 03:59:00

Charleston Police Search for Armed & Dangerous Person of Interest

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - UPDATE: 3/16/18 @ 9:00 a.m. The Charleston Police Department is searching for a person of interest in a homicide investigation. Alexander "Alex" Brown is wanted for questioning in the homicide of Talonaie Chambers on the 1400 Block of Washington Street West on Tuesday, March

WOWK - 2018-03-16 13:00:57

Man rescued from Kanawha River in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man was pulled from the Kanahwa River Friday evening in Charleston. The water rescue was reported by Metro 911 just before 6:30. A caller to 911 said the man jumped in the water near Hadad Riverfront Park. He was pulled out by Charleston Fire, EMS and Police. His cond

WSAZ - 2018-03-17 02:53:00

Man taken to the hospital after he was hit by a car

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man was taken to the hospital after he claims he was hit by a car. It happened just before 7 a.m. Friday along Kanawha Boulevard near the Union Building in Charleston. Police say the man claimed he was hit by a car, but there was no vehicle near the scene. The man w

WSAZ - 2018-03-16 14:37:00

Shots Fired Call Results In Arrest

CHARLESTON, WV-(WOWK) - Charleston Police received a call of shots fired in the 600 Block of Park Avenue at around 8:30 p.m. Thursday night. The caller gave a description of a blue Toyota Camry. At about 10:30 p.m., SPtl. Justin Jones spotted a car matching the description of the vehicle at the Go-M

WOWK - 2018-03-16 03:27:59

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do

USA TODAY - 2018-03-15 18:41:22

Needle cleanup event planned for Saturday in Charleston

Organizers said Friday they expect about 40-60 people to participate in a needle cleanup this weekend in Charleston. Also Friday, the City of Charleston provided a list, in response to a public records request, that showed an increase in needle-stick injuries among city workers in recent years, but

WVGAZETTEMAIL.COM - 2018-03-16 23:45:00

Fisherman "Reels" In Man From Kanawha River

CHARLESTON, WV-(WOWK) - Emergency crews received a call that a man was "floating" down the Kanawha River on Friday evening. The call came in just before 6:30 p.m. from Haddad Riverfront Park in Downtown Charleston. Two fisherman, an adult and a younger man, were on the bank and they noticed a man fl

WOWK - 2018-03-16 23:57:35

Frontier Communications takes legal action against employees on strike

CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) - Frontier Communications is taking legal action against employees who are on the picket lines. On Thursday March 15th, 2018, the company was granted a temporary restraining order to prohibit employees from picketing in large numbers, using violence and interfering with busine

WOWK - 2018-03-16 15:15:58

WV Gov. Justice supports Medical Marijuana

CHARLESTON, WV - - Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV) said on Friday, March 16, 2018 that he remains fully supportive of Medical Marijuana for patients that physicians deem it necessary for, however, he will wait for the State Treasurer to bring solutions to the table in relation to the collection of funds to

WVNT-TV - 2018-03-16 19:55:14

Charleston Police investigating suspicious death

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charleston Police are investigating a suspicious death on the West Side of Charleston. Officers say the call came in as a reported suicide about 3 p.m. Tuesday along the 1400 block of Washington Street West. A woman did suffer a gunshot wound but no other details are bein


Kanawha County students walk out of classrooms, join national movement

CHARLESTON, W.Va (WSAZ) -- Several schools across Kanawha County took part in the national school walkout. Students at Capital High school in Kanawha County walked out at 10 a.m., joining the national stand against guns. Also, students at South Charleston High school participated in a walk joining


Kanawha judge issues temporary restraining order for Charleston Town Center parking garage

CHARLESTON - Kanawha Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit has issued a temporary restraining order against the owners of the Charleston Town Center parking garage in a lawsuit alleging the mall's owners breached its contract pertaining to a loan. The restraining order, which was issued on March 9, will preven


Charleston mayor says implementing needle exchange program was a mistake

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Charleston Mayor Danny Jones says former Kanawha-Charleston Health Department Director Dr. Michael Brumage has backed a "disastrous" needle exchange program in the city because more dirty needles keep ending up all over town. "These needles are everywhere that they shouldn't be i


Person found with gunshot wound on Institute porch

INSTITUTE, WV - Police are responding to a shooting in Institute this afternoon. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, a person was found bleeding from an apparent gunshot wound near the 8000 block of Finney Road in Institute just before 3 P.M. today. Deputies say the victim was found on


Girl Scouts host "Great Cookie Taste-Off" in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (WSAZ) -- Dozens of girl scouts whipped up tasty treats from the iconic cookies with the help of celebrity chefs on Wednesday. It was part of the Black Diamond Girl Scouts Annual "Great Cookie Taste-Off" in Charleston. "This is what girl scouts is all about girls and seeing them