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Suspect Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting in Roane County

ROANE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - An officer-involved shooting has taken place in Roane County. The shooting was reported in the Walton area of Roane County Friday afternoon. Troopers with the West Virginia State Police say the suspect was killed in the shooting and that all officers are fine.


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.


Thieves steal thousands in electronics from stores

ROANE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Investigators are looking for three people accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of items from stores in Roane and Braxton counties. According to the Roane County Sheriff's Department, the thieves targeted the Spencer and Flatwoods Walmarts. The thefts happened


Teacher, State Troopers Pay Raise Bill Passes West Virginia House

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The West Virginia House of Delegates has passed a bill that gives 5% pay raise to teachers, school personnel, and state troopers. The bill passed with a vote of 94 to four.


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


Juvenile arrested for robbery, grand larceny in Roane County

ROANE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) A juvenile in Roane County was arrested Tuesday after threatening a woman with a knife and robbing her. Roane County Sheriff L. Todd Cole said he also stole a car and other items from neighbors. It happened on Campbell's Addition.


Flood watch in effect through Sunday morning for multiple counties in region

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — The National Weather Service said a flood watch remains in effect through Sunday morning for multiple counties in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.


Police Search for Missing Roane County Man

SPENCER, WV (WOWK) - The Roane County Sheriff's Department, the Spencer Police Department, and West Virginia State Police are all searching for a missing man. Deputies say John DeMarino, 53, has been missing since January 30th.


Charleston police charge man with automobile breaking and entering after undercover sting

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) -- Charleston police have arrested a man after an undercover sting to combat automobile breaking and entering. Brennan Scott Medford, 32, of Elkview was charged with breaking and entering automobile, according to a news release from the Charleston Police Department.


Miller, Hersman Face 10-Year Sentences; Davis, One To Five

After a seven-day jury trial before judge Anita Harold Ashley, a Calhoun County petit jury found Jamie Lee Miller and Evan Lee Hersman guilty of Armed Robbery in the First Degree, a felony, and Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery in the First Degree, a felony.


Glenville State Aims To Impact Teacher Shortages In Calhoun

In an effort to address the growing teacher shortage in West Virginia, Glenville State College is doing its part to fill vacan-cies through a “Home Grown” approach. According to GSC, the number of teacher vacancies in the Mountain State has risen dramati-cally, from more than 400 three years ago to


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.


People seen running from building before fire

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A fire damaged a building in eastern Kanawha County. The fire broke out Friday afternoon at the corner of Frame Road and Echo Lane in Frame. Witnesses say they saw people running from the building before they noticed the flames.


West Virginia has a history of union strikes (FlipSide)

West Virginia has a long history of union strikes. Dating back to 1912, strikes are a part of our state’s heritage. The first West Virginia workers strike was in 1912 at Cabin Creek. With help from Mary Jones (an important figure in unionizing the coal miners), the miners went on strike to achieve b


Effort To Restore $11M to Greyhound, Thoroughbred Purse Funds Up for Vote in West Virginia House of Delegates

CHARLESTON — An effort to restore $11 million annually to the purse funds for horse and greyhound racing at state casinos is up for passage in the House of Delegates today after a lengthy amendment debate Thursday.


Clay County woman pleads guilty to FEMA fraud

A Clay County woman pled guilty yesterday to embezzling over $18,000 in federal FEMA disaster benefits. The case was investigated by the United States Department of Homeland Security – Office of Inspector General (DHS-OIG) and the West Virginia Commission on Special Investigations.


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.


14 Marion County wrestlers survive Day 1 of state tournament

A total of 14 Marion County wrestlers won their first round matches on Thursday in the state tournament in Huntington to advance to the championship quarterfinal round on Friday.


Residents from Gilmer, Upshur, and Harrison counties plead on drug charges

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A Gilmer County woman pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge. Tina Hart, 40, of Glenville admitted to using a phone to distribute a controlled substance in April 2018 in Monongalia County.


Lady Cats' win sets up all-Logan County final

CHAPMANVILLE - We're down to the nitty gritty. It's Chapmanville vs. Logan for the Class AA Region 4 Section 2 championship on Friday night at Mingo Central High School. No. 2 seed Logan punched its ticket to the sectional championship game for the second straight year by dispatching third-seeded Li