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Burglary suspect arrested in Charleston, WV

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Police took Jordan Dickens, 24, of Kanawha City, into custody Monday evening. More>>

UPDATE: Man arrested and body found confirmed to be that of missing girl Ericka Brown Video included

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UPDATE: Sheriff Keith O. Wood of Meigs County, Ohio has confirmed the body found on the banks of the Ohio on Saturday, August 30th is the missing girl from Kanawha County, West Virginia, Ericka Brown. Ernest M. Roach, 36 of Racine, Ohio will be charged in connection with her death.  More>>

Team and fans close out 10th season at Appalachian Power Park Video included

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It was a bittersweet time for fans Monday afternoon as the West Virginia Power closed out their 10th season at Appalachian Power Park. They lost their finale 5-0 to Asheville."When you hear them say play ball, it's exciting," said Andrew Shellings of Kanawha City."I just like hanging out with my friends and my family. It's really fun," said Gracelyn Payne of Charleston.The team finished the second half the season 34-33. They finished the year with an overall record of 54-81.Power staff tell u... More>>

New Facebook Messenger app causing a lot of controversy

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If you use Facebook on your smart phone, you probably got a notice telling you to download a new app to direct-message your friends. More>>

Farmer's Almanac Calling for Another Terrible Winter Video included

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Summer might be ending on a hot note, but it's the winter forecast that could have many running under the covers.Remember last winter's polar vortex and onslaught of snow? Well, it looks like this winter might be more of the same.The Farmer's Almanac is predicting this winter will be just as terrible. The current edition predicts three quarters of the nation will experience below-normal temperatures.Storm Tracker 7 Meteorologist Brian Davis says the Almanac's prediction is far from exact."Of ... More>>

Families in Institute, West Virginia are among the many people traveling for Labor Day

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Members of the South Ruffner Presbyterian Church in Charleston, WV had been getting together to celebrate on Labor Day for decades. More>>

UMWA workers celebrate Labor Day in Racine

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Every year miners young and old make their annual pilgrimage to Racine for the United Mine Workers of America Labor Day Celebration.   More>>

Tractor trailer carrying cattle caught fire in Fairplain, West Virginia

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A tractor trailer carrying cattle caught fire just before 5 p.m. on Monday in Fairplain, West Virginia. More>>

UPDATE: Ohio County Authorities Capture Inmate after Work Release Escape Video included

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The Ohio County Sheriff, the West Virginia State Police and the Department of Corrections are urging residents to be on the look out after an inmate escaped from his work release at Fort Henry Days in Oglebay.Christopher Michael Walls was part of a prison work release crew helping tear down Fort Henry Days at Oglebay when he escaped. He's described as a 6'2 white male, weighing 185 pounds with short blond hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a white tee shirt and khaki/tan pants.Law e... More>>

UPDATE: Name released of victim found in Kanawha River in Charleston

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UPDATE: A body has been pulled from the Kanawha River, across from the State Capitol building.  According to Metro 911 dispatchers, the body was discovered just before 4 p.m. More>>

UPDATE: Human remains found in Clendenin, West Virginia

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A couple riding an ATV along Reamer Road saw something suspicious.  They were searching for a lost dog in the area.   More>>

One dead after single-vehicle accident in Jackson County, WV

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13 News has learned the accident happened on Route 21 just north of Ripley Monday morning. More>>

Update: New Information Released in Raleigh County Murder Investigation

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The Raleigh County Sheriffs Office made an arrest Sunday after a man was murdered in Glen White.Joe Collins was arrested and is being charged with 1st degree murder for the shooting and killing of Larry Totten.The incident occurred Sunday morning at Mr. Tottens residence. More>>

UMWA endorses Tennant at annual Labor Day Celebration in Racine, WV

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United Mine Workers of America will feature food, entertainment and presentations by political and labor leaders at its 76th Annual Labor Day Celebration in Boone County on Sept. 1. More>>

UPDATE: Missing mom reported by family in Boone County, WV has been found

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UPDATE: Ashley Nicole Toler, 26 of Boone County, West Virginia who was reported missing on Sunday has been located in Logan County. More>>

Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go

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The tracks were supposed to lead to a depository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, where Congress intended to send radioactive fuel. Instead, the Obama administration cancelled a project that had been criticized as inadequate and opposed by many Nevadans. More>>

Education panel discusses Common Core at WV Business Summit

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According to West Virginia Board of Education member Lloyd Jackson, “we have to absolutely stay the course.” More>>

Firefighters in South Charleston, West Virginia deliver baby girl

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Firefighters arrived at the home, and the mother was going into labor as they were walking through the front door.   More>>

Police still searching for two suspects after an arrest is made in Summers County robberies

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Two homes and two businesses in Summers county were taken by surprise early Sunday morning. More>>

West Virginia Colleges Cutting Payrolls to Make Up for $42 Million Cut in Funding

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia colleges are slashing payrolls and making other adjustments to compensate for losing $42 million in state funding over the past two years.The Charleston Gazette reports that about 13 West Virginia University employees have been fired as part of a reduction in force for this budget year. WVU spokesman John Bolt says more than 100 positions have been left vacant, and departments have been restructured.Marshall University spokeswoman Ginny Painter says about ... More>>

Truck Accident Shuts Down Interstate 470 Video included

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A semi-truck wrecked Sunday morning on I-470 westbound near exit 1 towards Wheeling/Moundsville. More>>

Mine in Logan County, West Virginia shut down

Mine in Logan County, West Virginia has been shut down. Mine in Logan County, West Virginia has been shut down.
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Officials with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WV DEP) tell WOWK channel 13 the WV 3 Mine in Logan County has been shut down. More>>

Fire in Sissonville, West Virginia under investigation

Fire in Sissonville, West Virginia is under investigation.  Crews say it appears to have been intentionally set. Fire in Sissonville, West Virginia is under investigation. Crews say it appears to have been intentionally set.
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Firefighters in Sissonville, West Virginia responded to a house on fire in the four-thousand block of Rich Fork Road on Sunday, August 31st. The cause of the fire is under investigation. But fire crews tell 13 News the blaze appears to have been intentionally set.  More>>

Police pull vehicle out of the water in Huntington, West Virginia

Vehicle pulled from water near Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington, West Virginia Vehicle pulled from water near Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington, West Virginia
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A vehicle was pulled out of the Ohio River near Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington, West Virginia on Sunday morning.
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State Troopers Perform Drug Sweep Across the Ohio Valley Video included

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Troopers with the West Virginia State police were out in droves on Thursday in the northern panhandle with the purpose of rounding up drugs in the area. More>>

Ohio State Highway Patrol Investigating overnight accident in Athens County

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single vehicle accident along SR 56 near the 9 mile marker just west of Athens just before 2 am Sunday.According to troopers a 2001 Pontiac being driven by Thairon Stanley of Bellfontaine, Ohio was traveling westbound when lost control of his vehicle and slid off the left side of the roadway striking a tree trapping a passenger.Stanley and a passenger were transported to O'Bleness Hospital with unknown injures. The cause of the accident is not ... More>>

Motorcycle accident sends driver to hospital in Campbell's Creek, WV

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Crews responded to the scene of a motorcycle accident in Campbell's Creek, WV.   More>>

Local music festival boosts southern West Virginia economy

The Aunt Jennie Music Festival kicked off this Labor Day Weekend at Chief Logan State Park. The Aunt Jennie Music Festival kicked off this Labor Day Weekend at Chief Logan State Park.
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The tenth annual Aunt Jennie Music Festival held in Chief Logan State Park kicked off on Saturday August 30th.The festival is held in honor West Virginia musician Jennie Wilson and attracts dozens of bands each year. More>>

Home destroyed by fire in Milton, WV

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 A family is left without a home after it was destroyed by a fire in Milton, West Virginia, in Cabell County.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Weekend WrapUp of Top Stories

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13News Producer Amelia Ferrell wraps up this week's top stories. More>>

Several people arrested in meth busts in Meigs County, OH

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Several people were arrested in a series of meth busts in Meigs County, Ohio.   More>>

Two vehicle accident in South Charleston, WV injures two people; causes road closures

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A two vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer and motorcycle sent two people to a hospital and caused road closures in South Charleston, West Virginia. More>>

Man arrested in Fayette County, WV on cultivation of marijuana charges

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On Wednesday, August 27, Sheriff's Deputies in Fayette County, West Virginia  received a tip that an individual was growing marijuana inside a home in the Lavista area.  More>>

Chemical leak reported at the Dupont plant in Belle, WV

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Emergency crews responded to the scene of a reported chemical release at the Dupont plant in Belle, West Virginia.

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One person injured after ATV accident in Fayette County

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Emergency crews were called to the scene of a ATV accident, just before 10 pm Friday.According to Fayette County 911 the ATV was struck by a vehicle along the 1900 block of Rt 60 Anstead area of Fayette County.One person was transported by helicopter, to a local hospital for treatment, The extent of those injuries or what caused the accident is not yet known at this time.The Fayette County Sheriff Department is investigating. More>>

Intruder Kicks in Door at Apartment in Beckley

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Beckley Police are searching for two suspects after a burglary at the Lewis Ritchie Apartments in Beckley around 10:00 Friday night (8/29).  More>>

Clendenin, WV girl's family finds help after dog eats her hearing aid

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Caitlyn Byrne is a second grader at Clendenin Elementary. She was born with partial hearing loss and uses hearing aids. More>>

Boating accident on Braxton County, WV lake injures five

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It happen just after 1 p.m. Friday. Two boats were involved, crews said.  More>>

National Shooting Competition Comes to Marion County Video included

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Dozens of shooters from across the country came out to Fairview on Friday for the IBS National Championship. More>>

Ritchie County Man Arrested on Child Abuse, Neglect Charges

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West Virginia State Police have arrested a Ritchie County man accused of child abuse.Lewis Matthew Evans, 28, is accused of beating a 9-year-old boy Thursday night.  More>>

University Officials: Student reports sexual assault at Marshall

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Authorities said the assault happened in Twin Towers East, a residence hall on campus. More>>

UPDATE: Body of missing Lenore, West Virginia man found

Roger Urban has been missing since Saturday August 23rd. Roger Urban has been missing since Saturday August 23rd.
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UPDATE: The body of a missing Lenore, West Virginia man has been found on the Kentucky side of the Tug River More>>

Parkersburg man pleads guilty to Kroger robbery in Beckley

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A man who robbed the Kroger on Harper Road in Beckley, WV bank in March, went before a judge on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Jonathan James Rager pleaded guilty to Second Degree Robbery in front of Judge John Hutchison. More>>

Mountaineer Gameday launches Saturday Aug. 30

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For the next 15 weekends, West Virginia Illustrated will provide an exclusive look at West Virginia University sports. The new show “Mountaineer Gameday” will be broadcast at 10 a.m. on all West Virginia Media Holdings television stations and at 11 a.m. on Root Sports Pittsburgh starting Aug. 30. More>>

MSHA issues 190 citations to mines nationwide, 46 to three West Virginia coal mines in July

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Inspectors with the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration issued 190 citations and eight orders during special impact inspections conducted in July, the Administration announced Aug. 28.  More>>

Deveron Patterson pleads guilty to 1st Degree Murder

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A case that began almost a year ago lead to a guilty plea in Kanawha County court on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Deveron Patterson, 26, of Raleigh County pleaded guilty to a First Degree Murder charge in connection with the death of Kareem Hunter in Sept. 2013.
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Wayne County, West Virginia woman admits she tried to buy 5 guns for a convicted felon

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Brittany Amanda Hewlett, 25, admitted she lied when she filled out the federally-required paperwork to buy five guns at a Huntington area pawn shop. Hewlett said she'd agreed to buy the firearms for a convicted felon, prohibited by law from owning or possessing weapons. More>>

UPDATE: New details released after troopers bust alleged pill ring Video included

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 According to investigators, it all began when a female suspect found a doctor's prescription pad. More>>

Gifts of love project wraps up at local church in St. Albans, WV

Maranatha Fellowship Church plans to donate nearly 700 gifts of love this year. Maranatha Fellowship Church plans to donate nearly 700 gifts of love this year.
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Members of Maranatha Fellowship Church in St. Albans, West Virginia have been working around the clock for the past few weeks.They have been putting together this years "Gifts of Love", or boxes full of toys, hygiene items, and candy for children in Haiti. More>>

Tri-state residents prepare for Labor Day weekend Video included

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For many years the price of gas has been stopping some people from traveling on Labor Day weekend, but that doesn't seem to be the case this year. Gas prices are at a low point compared to previous years. More>>

Schools in Kanawha County, WV struggle with air conditioning problems

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Some parents are steaming mad because the air conditioners never seem to be working in the buildings where their children attend school. More>>

Man stabbed in Parkersburg, WV; police searching for suspect

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The Parkersburg Police Department is looking for a suspect in a stabbing case in Parkersburg, WV.   More>>

Huntington, WV claims progress is being made to address flooding and drainage issues

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Flooding has hurt the city of Huntington, West Virginia for decades. Yet, the city says there is progress. More>>

September is National Preparedness Month: Are you ready?

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A state health officer is encourages residents to build a personal preparedness kit.

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Probation plea agreement reached in Huntington, WV domestic violence killing case

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After years of legal wrangling, Teresa Baker goes free. More>>

Three correction officers arrested in connection to mistreating prisoner in Lawrence County, OH

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Three correction officers at the Lawrence County, Ohio Jail were arrested in connection to the mistreatment of a prisoner. More>>

Man sentenced for assaulting girlfriend in Wellston, OH

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A man was sentenced for assaulting his girlfriend in Wellston, Ohio, in Jackson County. More>>

Police looking for two men involved in break-in in Kenova, WV

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Police are on the lookout for two men involved in a break-in in Kenova, West Virginia, in Wayne County. More>>

Heroin, pills, guns and cash found in Huntington drug bust

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Two more people from Michigan were caught in Huntington with 80 grams of heroin and more than 100 oxycodone pills. More>>

Charleston, WV mayor drops calls for independence review in malicious wounding case

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Charleston Mayor Danny Jones is dropping calls for an independent review after Kanawha County prosecutors opted to drop a malicious wounding charge against Teddy Gardner, the son of West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman. More>>

Lightning disrupts 911 service in Lincoln County, WV Video included

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According to 911 dispatchers, a lightning strike Wednesday night, August 27 shut down the county's 911 service for almost three hours overnight into Thursday morning.   More>>

Students in South Charleston, WV to live stream football games

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Students at South Charleston High School in South Charleston, WV are using technology to change the way people watch football. More>>

Man arrested after stabbing brother in Huntington, WV

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West Virginia State Police said the incident happened in the 1200 block of 28th Street at about 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 27.   More>>

Fire reported at commercial building in Teays Valley, WV

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According to emergency dispatchers, the fire broke out just after midnight at a commercial building in the 3500 block of Teays Valley Road.  More>>

Tip leads Charleston Police to alleged getaway drivers in Florida

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A tip in Florida helped police track two suspects on the run.
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Four high school employees charged with embezzlement in Kanawha County, WV

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All four suspects are charged with fraudulent schemes conspiracy and embezzlement. More>>

UPDATE: Bus will resume service after road repairs in Kanawha County, WV

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Construction began on a road slip only to be delayed another day. More>>

New food bank director pledges to improve service to 'food insecure' children

New food bank director pledges to improve service to 'food insecure' children

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While a past food bank director is about to be sentenced for stealing, its newest boss tells us it will be her mission to give. More>>

Sheriff's office: Military jet crashes in Virginia

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A sheriff's dispatcher says authorities are searching for a military jet that crashed in western Virginia. More>>

Iraqi refugee fleeing ISIS control is 'working toward American dream' in Wood County Video included

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The Yazidis are one group that ISIS is targeting.  They're religion is ancient, dating back more than 6,000 years. More>>

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