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Name released of woman killed in West Virginia crash

WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ)- Investigators released the name of a woman killed in a multiple vehicle crash in the Stepptown community of Wayne County on U.S. 52 Saturday. State police say a vehicle driven by Jennifer Clark drove into an oncoming lane and struck another vehicle traveling on U.S. 52 la


Grandma's Diner ranked most iconic in all of West Virginia

CHARLES TOWN, W. Va. - MSN just ranked a small family owned diner in downtown Charles Town the most iconic diner in all of West Virginia. Grandma's Diner was built by an African-American landowner named Russell Roper in the mid-1960s and leased the restaurant to a local hometown favorite that many r


Lady Falcons rip Roane County, 11-2

SPENCER, W.Va. — Kept on keeping on. The Wahama softball team led wire-to-wire while notching its 17th consecutive victory on Saturday with an 11-2 non-conference victory over host Roane County in six innings.


Roane County man killed in I-79 crash

BIG CHIMNEY, W.Va. — The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department confirmed an accident from Wednesday night claimed the life of a Roane County man. Steven Cooper, 60, of Spencer died of injuries suffered when he crashed along I-79 in Northern Kanawha County.


West Virginia Ranked Among Worst for Domestic Violence

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – The Women’s Resource Center said West Virginia is number 14 in the country when it comes to domestic violence homicides. The numbers average out to about two homicides across the state each month. Southern West Virginia alone has already had about half a dozen domestic violenc


2 Men Claim to be from Detroit after Purse Snatching at West Virginia Walmart

BARBOURSVILLE, W.VA. – Three people were arrested on Sunday April 21st, 2019, after a purse snatching incident at a Walmart in Barboursville. Two men allegedly stole a purse from a woman outside of Walmart. A Cabell County Sheriff’s deputy who was in the vicinity at the time tried to stop them. He c


Games on at Tops Off

While the Tops Off Barber Shop has built its reputation as a premium destination for a fresh haircut or hairstyle over the past eight years and counting (and clipping), there are now video diversions at the venue.


West Virginia man accused in fatal shooting of Delmont native

A West Virginia man is accused of fatally shooting a Westmoreland County native in February during an apparent attempted home invasion, according to the Herald Mail. Authorities said Alvin Deshaun Gilbert, 27, fired the shots that killed Corey Barkhamer, 26, formerly of Delmont, on Feb. 3 at a Marti


Vitalent provides opportunities to keep donated blood in West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center launched a new partnership with Vitalent Monday morning. Vitalent is one of the nation's oldest and largest non-profit community blood service providers, and the new partnership allows blood that's donated from Eastern Panhandle residents to


Woman who stole more than $1K at Carlisle Barracks hit with new embezzlement charge in West Virginia

A woman who pleaded guilty last year to stealing $1,053 from the Root Hall Café at Carlisle Barracks is now accused of embezzling even more money from a homeowner’s association where she was the treasurer.


Many flood repairs in West Virginia are behind schedule

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Hundreds of federally funded flood disaster assistance projects in West Virginia are behind schedule. The Intelligencer reports it’s been more than a year since the flood damage was declared a disaster, yet about 43 percent of the road repair projects haven’t even started.


BOWLES RICE: Bowles Rice Attorneys Selected to Annual West Virginia Super Lawyers List

Bowles Rice issued the following announcement on April 17. Bowles Rice is pleased to announce the selection of 18 attorneys named to the 2019 West Virginia Super Lawyers list. The recognized lawyers practice across a wide range of areas, including energy and natural resources, banking, environmental


Five South Central inmates treated after showing signs of overdosing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety says five female inmates at the South Central Regional Jail in Charleston had to be taken to a hospital late Monday morning after showing signs of an overdose.


WVU offering some workers buyout options

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University will soon be offering some of its longtime employees an opportunity to voluntarily separate from the university at two separate exit dates.


West Virginia American updating source water protection plans

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislation adopted in West Virginia soon after the 2014 Freedom Industries Chemical Spill requires water systems in the state to create and maintain source water protection plans for all of public water treatment systems. The state’s largest water company, West Virginia American


2 arrested on drug charges in Meigs County, Ohio

MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) – Two men were arrested on drug charges after methamphetamine was recovered in the Portland area, the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office says. Randall Gale Nichols II, 33, of Portland, and Jeremiah J. Roush, 25, of Reedsville, both face related charges, including possession of m


Wirt County woman to present poetry book at Parkersburg library

PARKERSBURG — Debbie Richard of Elizabeth will be talking about her new illustrated collection of poetry, “PIVOT,” at 2 p.m. April 27 at the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library on Emerson Avenue.


Armed with new law, medical cannabis program plans moving forward

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Treasurer’s Office hopes to have a request for proposal (RFP) issued within the next month with the goal of hiring a financial institution to handle the money associated with the state’s medical marijuana program.


Parkersburg woman uses skills to help sew struggling hearts together

PARKERSBURG — Families need all the support they can get when they have a premature baby. Enid James of Parkersburg is showing her support by crocheting items that are sent to neonatal intensive care units across the U.S. through the nonprofit Charli’s Love.


Rt. 4 closed by rock slide in Braxton County

BRAXTON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A rock slide is closing Rt. 4 in Braxton County. Emergency dispatchers say the slide is just north of Interstate 79, on the road that connects the interstate to Frametown.