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Female employee accuses Jackson County companies of workplace discrimination
RIPLEY — A female employee is suing Jackson County companies, alleging retaliation and discrimination. Diana Boone filed a complaint in Jackson Circuit Court against Constellium Rolled Products Ravenswood LLC, USIMC of West Virginia Medical Corporation, et al., alleging violation of the West Virgini
Missing from Ripley, West Virginia, 17 year old Jessica Casto
Police in West Virginia need your help finding 17 year old Jessica Casto. Jessica was last seen in the Ripley, West Virginia area and is registered as a missing juvenile wiht the Jackson County Sheriff's Department in West Virginia. Jessica is described as a white female with shoulder length red hai
Jackson Co. First Responders Spreading Cheer One and Giving Back
JACKSON COUNTY, WV (WOWK) -- - Jackson County Emergency Officials spread holiday cheer with their 3rd Annual "Fill My Ambulance" Toy Drive on Saturday. The project, in its third year, was first started by paramedic Shawn McKenna.
This 25-Minute West Virginia Sleigh Ride Takes You Through A Winter Wonderland
There’s nothing like making it through that first winter storm each year – and coming out the other side unscathed – to remind us that there are some upsides to winter in the Mountain State that are actually enjoyable. Skiing, snow tubing, sledding, and generally anything that involves getting outsi
High speed pursuit ends in river crash
POINT PLEASANT — After a high speed pursuit, an unknown male driver of a stolen vehicle crashed the vehicle into the Ohio River in Point Pleasant on Saturday morning. The driver was found to be deceased once the vehicle was recovered.
Men face federal charges in meth case
HUNTINGTON - Two men appeared in a federal court in Huntington last week in a California-to-West Virginia meth conspiracy case. Marquis Edward Henderson, 32, of Bronx, New York, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and prohibited possession of firea
Rhode Island stuns West Virginia
UNCASVILLE, Conn. — West Virginia’s run in the Mohegan Sun flamed out quickly over the final 11 minutes of Rhode Island’s 83-70 victory in the Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase on Sunday.
Jim Lees: WV needs to stop the bleeding
I began this dialogue with the people of West Virginia over 20 years ago in a campaign for governor of West Virginia. In 1996, I repeatedly asked citizens a simple question: “What’s next?” Meaning, what does the future hold for West Virginia as the days of almost singular reliance on the mineral ext
4 adults who entered West Virginia mine could face felony charges if their intention was to steal copper: Sheriff
The four people who illegally entered a West Virginia mine, where they were trapped for days, could face felony charges if investigators determine they had intended to steal copper, authorities said.
Ribbon cutting for new Dollar General
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General’s newest store at 7809 Ripley Road in Point Pleasant is now open. Dollar General will celebrate the store’s official grand opening on Saturday, December 15 at 8 a.m. with free prizes and special deals. Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at the store will
Shelter Pets of the Week
Staff at the Mason County Animal Shelter say Tinsel is a very friendly kitten. Staff say Tinsel is just eight weeks old and wants to find the perfect home Christmas. If interested in adopting this kitten and giving her a forever home, call the shelter at 304-675-6458.
Mason County Memories: ‘It folded like a deck of cards…’
An absolute masterpiece of American engineering, the Silver Bridge was designed by the J.E. Greiner Co. of Baltimore and built by the West Virginia-Ohio River Bridge Corp. and American Bridge Co. The WV-ORBC had been organized just a few years prior by Dr. Charles E. Holzer, who, as someone who need
Wayne County police warning of scam
GENOA – The Wayne County Sheriff's Department and West Virginia State Police are warning local residents of a new telephone scam after an elderly man from Genoa got a call from what appeared to be the social security office.
Crash closes northbound lanes of I-79 in Elkview
ELKVIEW, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — A crash involving at least two vehicles has blocked a portion of Interstate 79 in Elkview. Metro 911 said the northbound lanes near the 12 mile marker between the Elkview and Clendenin exits is shut down for an unknown amount of time.
Laborer, wife accuse employers, asbestos distributors of causing husband's lung cancer
CHARLESTON — A Sandyville husband and wife are suing dozens of asbestos distributors/suppliers/manufacturers/installers, premises owners and employers, alleging negligence, contaminated buildings, breach of express/implied warranty, strict liability, tort, conspiracy, misrepresentations by specific
Legal Recreational Pot in West Virginia?
CHARLESTON, W.Va - It was billed as a symposium on legalizing marijuana, and featured various speakers talking about an increase of illegal activity in places with legal pot such as Colorado. Panelists say the news is not good.
Man given longest non-life sentence in West Virginia dies
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — A man who was given the longest non-life sentence in West Virginia's history has died after serving less than a year in prison. Michael Vega, 50, died Wednesday, according to Lawrence Messina, director of communications for the West Virginia Department of Military Aff
Highlanders, Timberwolves, Knights enter wrestling season with high goals
HUNTINGTON — High school basketball isn’t the only winter sport underway across the Tri-State as wrestlers are on the mats and working toward state championship tournaments.
Prep roundup: Roane County boys basketball edges Ripley, 43-42
Roane County trailed by four after three quarters but rallied to escape with a 43-42 home victory over Ripley in boys basketball Wednesday. Jordan Coon had 15 points and 13 rebounds for Roane, which outscored Ripley 13-8 in the fourth to post the come-from-behind win.
Carmichael: Prudent state budgeting necessary as budget boom subsides
Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, said Tuesday the Legislature will need to be an especially good fiscal steward in preparing the 2019-20 state budget — given concerns that the current double-digit growth in tax collections will not be sustainable long term.