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Names released in warrant sweep

Jackson County law enforcement officials have released the names of the individuals arrested in last week’s warrant sweep. After a short 5 a.m. briefing Friday at the Ripley Volunteer Fire Department, law officers from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the Ripley Police Department, the Ravens


Record yellow perch caught in W.Va.’s Summersville Lake

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Wildlife officials in West Virginia say a state record yellow perch has been caught on Summersville Lake. The Division of Natural Resources says in a news release Clinton Mills of Ravenswood caught the 2.04-pound fish with live bait last February.


Employees react to viral video of confrontation at West Virginia restaurant

PARKERSBURG W.Va, (WTAP) — A video of a conflict between a customer and employees at Tampico Mexican Restaurant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, is going viral, and employees say the customer's behavior was unacceptable.


Faith leaders, Fairness West Virginia plan panel discussion at WVU-P

PARKERSBURG — A panel discussion by local faith leaders and Fairness West Virginia about the LGBTQ community will be held 6 p.m. Monday in the college theater at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.


First-ever Glow Ball is Saturday

The Glow Movement will host its first winter Glow Ball from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the NYA Hall on Sycamore St. in Ravenswood. Tracy Bird Hall of the Glow Movement said this is a fun dance to share hope for the causes of mental illness, suicide prevention, and addiction recovery.


Memorial banner for woman's son stolen

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- When driving through Ravenswood, it's hard to miss the banners that line the main street, some of them dedicated to past classes of Ravenswood High School -- some dedicated to loved ones, including the one Sherry Walker bought to honor her son.


West Virginia Ranked 12th For The Most Missing People

According to NamUS, over 600,000 people go missing each year in the United States, ranging from young children to older individuals. Famous missing person cases such as the Elizabeth Smart or Jayme Closs disappearances are well-known missing persons cases, but countless other cases never make it to


Authorities searching for shooting suspect

PARKERSBURG — A suspect in a shooting in Ritchie County is believed to be in Wood County. Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens said deputies are searching the woods around U.S. 50 in the Dallison area for the suspect. Additional information on the incident was not immediately available.


Rally Protest At West Virginia University Over Campus Carry Bill

MORGANTOWN, WV (WOAY)- More than 100 members of the West Virginia University and Morgantown communities gathered in Woodburn Circle on Thursday to protest against a campus carry bill gaining ground in the state Legislature.


Newspaper records destroyed after fire in Ravenswood

JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A year's worth of newspaper history has been nearly destroyed after it caught fire. According to officials, two palettes of newspaper archives from the Jackson Star News caught fire due to spontaneous combustion. While there was no damage to the building, years worth o


Arrest made in Wood County for shooting incident in Ritchie County

DALLISON, W.Va. — An individual wanted for a shooting in Ritchie County was found in Wood County on Friday. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday that they assisted in a manhunt with the Ritchie County Sheriff’s Office, West Virginia State Police (WVSP), West Virginia Natural Resource


Three hospitalized after crash on Pike Street at I-77 in Wood County

MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. (WTAP) - Three people are hospitalized with injuries after they were involved in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday night in Wood County. The Wood County 9-1-1 Center says the crash happened just before 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the intersection of Pike Street (Route 14) and the Minera


Man gets five years for Marietta carjacking

A Parkersburg man was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for a carjacking in Marietta last fall. Jeffery Dugan, 35, of 2500 Lincoln Ave., began his day on Sept. 12 at Marietta Memorial Hospital receiving treatment for wounds received in a non-related incident. According to prosecutors, after


Police locate vehicle sought after reported shooting

WOOD COUNTY, W.Va. (WTAP) - Multiple law-enforcement agencies in Ritchie and Wood Counties are searching for a suspect in a reported shooting. Authorities have not released details, but Wood County Sheriff Stephens confirmed that officers have located a vehicle in the vicinity of U.S. Route 50 and P


UPDATE: Wood County regional jail bills declining

PARKERSBURG, W.Va.-(WTAP) Update: 2/21/2019 5:40 P.M. Changes at the Wood County Holding Center have helped stabilize what the county pays to house prisoners at the regional jail.


Manchin discusses economic opportunities in southern West Virginia

In a room full of business leaders, entrepreneurs, regional and local government officials, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., opened by talking about banana bread. Telling a story of his grandfather who ran a grocery store, the senator said his grandparents would get creative when unsold bananas would


West Virginia: Campus Carry Moves to House Floor

Again, please use the “Take Action” button above to contact your state Delegate and urge them to SUPPORT HB 2519 without amendment. Turning a Right into a Privilege: HR 1112 Gives Feds Unfettered Power to Block Gun Sales.


Senate Finance chair says no to raise for West Virginia teachers

CHARLESTON — While a pay raise for teachers and school service personnel is expected to pass the House of Delegates today, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee is still sour over the loss of the Senate’s education reform package which also included the pay raise.


Financial analyst gets prison time for embezzling $46K from West Virginia hospital

A former financial analyst for Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, W.Va., has been sentenced to three months in prison after pleading guilty last year to embezzling more than $46,000 from the hospital, according to the Department of Justice.


UPDATE: Three take plea deals in New Matamoras home invasion

NEW MATAMORAS, Ohio (WTAP) - UPDATE: 2/20/19 5:00 pm. Brittney McIntyre pled guilty to tampering with evidence earlier this month. She could face up to 36 months in prison, along with fines and three years of post-release control.