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Work on new boulevard bridge begins

LOGAN - If you've driven on the boulevard in Logan this past week, you may have gotten caught in some traffic congestion. That's because the early phases of construction on the new bridge have begun.


Fayette County Man Arrested After Getting Into Altercation With Deputies

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A Fayette County man has been arrested after an altercation with deputies in Fayette County. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information regarding this incident.


West Virginia lawmaker seeks to end food stamp ban

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Some lawmakers in West Virginia want to end the state's lifetime ban on food stamps for people convicted of drug-related felonies. The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports West Virginia is one of three states that ban people convicted of drug-related felonies from receiving he


Wood flooring plant may have potential client

WILLIAMSON - The Mingo County Redevelopment Authority has a potential client who is exploring building a saw mill in Wood Park located at the Harless Industrial Park near Holden.


Kennedy convicted: Man charged in double murder faces life in prison without parole

WELCH — A McDowell County jury presented the same verdict twice Friday to a Wyoming County man charged with shooting and killing his estranged wife and her teenage son: guilty of first-degree felony murder with no recommendation of mercy.


West Virginia Governor appoints Paul Hardesty to fill vacated Senate seat

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has appointed Paul Hardesty to the 7th Senatorial District seat vacated by the resignation of Richard Ojeda. Hardesty resigned from his post as the president of the Logan County Board of Education Thursday following his appointment.


Name of man killed in wreck released

TWILIGHT– The name of a man killed in an early morning auto accident has been released by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. Larry Richmond, 64 was killed in a single-car wreck at approximately 4 a.m. on Friday on County Route 26, Chap Road in Boone County.


John McCoy: West Virginians are living in best of times for public hunting

Finding a good place to hunt isn't as difficult as it used to be. Over the past three years, state wildlife officials have bought, leased and secured permanent public access to more than 77,000 acres of land that, until then, had mostly been tied up in private hunting leases.


West Virginia: Newly Elected Sheriff Arrested for Stealing Meth from Evidence Room—Second Day on Job

Charleston, WV — To those who frequent the Free Thought Project, you will know that positions of power often attract unscrupulous individuals, who seek out this power to give themselves an advantage that doesn’t come with being an average Joe. We see this from cops to politicians to priests who seek


Teacher accused of giving alcohol to teens

NAUGATUCK, W.Va. - A teacher at Tug Valley High School in Mingo County, West Virginia, has been charged with two counts of child neglect creating the risk of injury and two counts of contributing to a minor.


BOE to hold special meeting regarding Hardesty's seat

LOGAN - The Logan County Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 23, to discuss how it plans to move forward after the resignation of Board President Paul Hardesty.


Lady Tigers' winning streak hits six games

CHAPMANVILLE - Make that six wins in a row. The Chapmanville Regional High School girls' basketball team is on a roll after the Lady Tigers toppled county rival Logan, 56-41, on Thursday night at Chapmanville's Danny Godby Gymnasium.


Police: Man attempted to choke girlfriend

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va (WSAZ)-- A man is behind bars after police say he tried to choke his girlfriend during an argument. Saint Albans police say that Corey Myrick threw his girlfriend onto a couch and put his hands around her neck so that she could not breathe.


Mingo school system gets new mobile app

CINDERELLA - Mingo County Schools has released a new mobile application for Apple and Android devices, with the goal of improving communication in the school system, according to Assistant Superintendent Johnny Branch.


Police warn parents about the 'Momo Challenge'

MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Deputies say a dangerous trend has come out of nowhere, with possibly deadly results. It's called the Momo challenge. Investigators in Mingo County said they've gotten a handful of calls already, including from some alert parents.


Legal Adult Use Cannabis in West Virginia?

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Two bills in the House of Delegates would allow voters in cities or counties across West Virginia to decide if they would like to legalize adult use cannabis products.


2 West Virginia troopers fired in beating of teen

The West Virginia State Police has fired two troopers accused of beating a 16-year-old boy during a traffic stop in Berkeley County. The WVSP released the following statement Friday afternoon:


Gazette editorial: Justice continues to put friends in power

Former state Senator Richard Ojeda’s decision to leave office to focus on a presidential run has already had ramifications for the Logan County Democrat’s former district and West Virginia government as a whole.


Man arrested for alleged sex with minor, nude photos of victim on Snapchat

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man from Charleston is in jail on multiple felony charges for alleged sexual contact with a minor. Christopher Medford, 20, is charged with third-degree sexual assault, as well as distribution and exhibiting of material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit cond


Man shot and killed in Gallia County, deputies investigating

GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- The Gallia County Sheriff's Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a death in Gallia County. Sheriff Matt Champlin says it happened on U.S. 35 just after 9 a.m. Saturday.