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UPDATE: Dirty Girl Mud Run scheduled in Charleston, WV now canceled Video included

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UPDATE: 13 NEWS has learned the Dirty Girl Mud Run has been officially canceled for this weekend in Charleston.  More>>

Church food pantry robbed in Wayne County, WV

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A local church with a history of helping the hungry was robbed of their most precious commodity and that is food.  More>>

Kanawha County Metro 911 introduces new text system

Metro 911 in Kanawha County, WV introduce a new text service being offered in case of emergency. Metro 911 in Kanawha County, WV introduce a new text service being offered in case of emergency.
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There's a new way to get help in case of an emergency if you live in Kanawha County. Residents who live in county limits and have Sprint or Verizon Wireless as their cell phone service provider can now send a text message to get help. More>>

New Car Technology May Take The Wheel out of Human Hands

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Google has been making news in recent months for its work in a ground-breaking area: driverless automobile technology. More>>

Injured cat found with rope tied around its neck in Charleston, WV

A tabby cat was found with a rope tied around its neck in the home of a Charleston, WV, woman. A tabby cat was found with a rope tied around its neck in the home of a Charleston, WV, woman.
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A cat was found with a rope tied around its neck in the home of a Charleston, WV, resident. The resident sought help of a local rescue group. 
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DEA agent talks confidential informant protocol after most recent Charleston, WV homicide

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Heroin is highly-addictive, dangerous and sometimes deadly drug becoming more and more popular in the West Virginia. While law enforcement in the Mountain State continue to battle drug dealers and the violent crimes they sometimes commit, they say it is something that can't be done alone.
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Huntington Classic Regatta coming Friday, July 25

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Starting at 10 a.m., Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27, everyone can come join the excitement the Huntington Classic Regatta has to offer. There is a full line up of events starting with the Powerboat Nationals racing on the Ohio River.

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Several Southern Ohio bridges are on a state replacement list.

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Work for one Meigs County "troubled bridge over water" is already underway.   More>>

State troopers crack down on distracted driving in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio Video included

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A multi-state effort is underway to crack down on distracted driving this week. State troopers from West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky are part of a six-state trooper project that aims to cut down on distractions such as cell phone use while driving. More>>

Self-defense weapons becoming more advanced

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Self-defense weapons could save your life during an attack.

Courtney Khondabi has more on how technology is drastically changing the face of self defense weapons.


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More than $2.1M approved for farm projects

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More than $2.1 million has been approved for agricultural diversification projects in Kentucky. More>>

DEA agent talks confidential informant protocol after recent Charleston, WV homicide Video included

Law enforcement officials say confidential informants are sometimes utilized to solve violent crimes committed by drug dealers. Law enforcement officials say confidential informants are sometimes utilized to solve violent crimes committed by drug dealers.
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Heroin is a highly-addictive, dangerous and sometimes deadly drug becoming more popular in West Virginia. Law enforcement in the Mountain State say it is a constant battle with drug dealers and the violent crimes they commit. This is why sometimes they utilize confidential informants in order to solve many cases.

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One man is arrested after law enforcement pursuit in Cabell County, WV Video included

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West Virginia State Police (WVSP) troopers say one man is behind bars after a police pursuit along I-64 in Cabell County, WV. More>>

ATV accident in Putnam County, WV sends one person to the hospital

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Putnam County 911 dispatchers confirm one person was taken to the hospital after an ATV accident on Sunday, July 20th. The accident happened along Sulug Road shortly after 11 a.m More>>

Iraq vet in Ohio cited for therapeutic pet ducks

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio (AP) - An Iraq war veteran in eastern Ohio is facing a $150 fine or worse after getting a citation for his pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic. More>>

Teen's suicide sparks concern over bullying in Scioto County, Ohio

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Trisha Scaff tells 13 News about the last interaction she had with her son, Jonathan, just as she arrived home from her first day at her new job on Wednesday. More>>

Community welcomes back Tre Smith Video included

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Nearly six months to the day that a house fire claimed the lives of his brother and sister, 14-year-old Tre Smith is home from the hospital and a whole community turned out to support him. More>>

UPDATE: Neighbors at odds over vacant home, top-heavy tree come up with solution

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13 News Reporter Ben Nandy went to a Coal Grove, Ohio neighborhood to look at a top-heavy tree that is leaning on power lines.The owners of the property and the owners of the blue house next door have been at odds over it for years.  However, on Saturday, July 19, they came up with a solution. More>>

4 W.Va. counties sharing $14.2m for watersheds

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Four West Virginia counties are sharing $14.2 million in federal funds for watershed management projects.The funding announced by Sen. Joe Manchin is through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its Natural Resources Conservation Service. The money is intended for planning, design and construction of watershed structures, such as dams.More than $10 million is headed to Preston County for the Upper Deckers Creek site. The rest of the money includes $2.4 million for M... More>>

Year-old Ohio arson registry lists 221 offenders

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials say 221 names were listed during the first year of Ohio's registry for people convicted of arson-related offenses.When Ohio joined the few states that require such offenders to register with authorities, officials hoped it would help solve more cases, deter repeat offenses and prevent deaths and property damage.The usefulness of the registry created last July is difficult to evaluate. The Ohio Attorney General's Office runs software that houses the database, bu... More>>

Grandview Elementary playground vandalism resolved

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Students at Grandview Elementary in North Charleston have spent years raising money for new playground, now their place to play looks more like a garbage dump.  More>>

Charleston, WV woman says being active helped her live longer Video included

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A 96-year-old Charleston, WV woman said she is honored to be the oldest member of the YMCA of Kanawha Valley. More>>

New Boston OH residents have been fighting a coyote invasion

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Residents in New Boston, OH have been forced to trap coyotes that have been roaming through neighborhoods and attacking small pets More>>

5 Tips for Healthy Eating as We Age

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Good nutrition plays an important role in how well you age. More>>

Point Pleasant, WV community planning homecoming for Tre Smith

Tre Smith is coming home after being in a hospital for several months recovering from burns to his body. Tre Smith is coming home after being in a hospital for several months recovering from burns to his body.
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This weekend marks a major milestone for a family from Point Pleasant, WV that lost a child and an adult daughter in a fire.26-year-old Tiffany Grant and 11-year-old Braxton Smith died as a result of the injuries they received in the fire in January 2014. Another child 14-year-old Tre Smith has been at Shriner's Hospitals for Children in Cincinnati, OH since the fire recovering from severe burns to most of his body.This weekend he is coming home."We've all been waiting for this day. More>>

Little leaguers take over Chapmanville, Wv. for State Tournament

Little leaguers take over Chapmanville, WV for State Tournament

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The best young baseball players from around West Virginia are descending on Chapmanville. More>>

Children run lemonade stand to raise money for Saint Jude Hospital

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When a kid opens up a lemonade stand it's typically for the purchase of a new bicycle or some other prized possession. But for the past three summers one group of kids from Ironton, Ohio is taking the profits and giving it all to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital this weekend.
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Survey: Americans Like Their Community Associations

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The vast majority of the 65 million Americans who live in condominiums and homeowners associations are satisfied with their communities, according to a national survey conducted by Public Opinion Strategies for the Foundation for Community Association Research. More>>

Help Your Pets Avoid the Threat of Fleas

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Pet owners love their four-legged friends. In fact, many are considered a part of the family. More>>

Search and rescue dogs train in eastern Kentucky

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The varied terrain found in eastern Kentucky has given a group of search and rescue dogs a chance to experience different types of territory as they train for emergencies. More>>

St. Albans, WV mother says more flexibility needed in voucher program

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Each year the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services distributes clothing vouchers to over 100,000 students. More>>

CSB releases preliminary findings on MCHM spill in West Virginia

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The Chemical Safety Board released their preliminary findings on the MCHM leak that forced hundreds of thousands of West Virginians to go without water for several days. More>>

Children receive free dental care

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One dentist office offers free dental care to children today. More>>

Local Charleston store closing its doors after more than 80 years in business

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A local Charleston, West Virginia business is set to close its doors after 84 years of business. More>>

Eleanor pool seeks repair money from Putnam County, WV Video included

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What should have been a fair trade between the town of Eleanor and Putnam County, West Virginia has left the local pool in a financial fix.  More>>

Fasting for the Mountains reaches 10th day

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Wednesday marks the tenth day of fasting for a group of people at the state capitol. More>>

The most popular used vehicles of 2014 (so far)

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If you're in the market for a used car -- whether you need to replace your current ride or want to give a recent grad a set of wheels for college -- you know that demand for many models is high. More>>

Father asks for help with picture after his daughter passes away

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Her father asked "Can someone remove the tubes from this photo?"  What happened next is amazing.
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Farmers market secrets

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Farmers markets are booming this time of year. But before you head off this weekend, there are three insider secrets you'll want to bring along! More>>

Questions raised regarding beagle raffle at Putnam County Fair Video included

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It was because of Facebook posts from several viewers that we decided to look into a raffle at the Putnam County Fair. For $1, you can purchase a ticket to win one of two beagles.  More>>

2 brothers arrested on drug charges in Hurricane, WV

Two brothers from Hurricane, WV are arrested on drug charges. Two brothers from Hurricane, WV are arrested on drug charges.
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Jarid Uriah Edwards and Jackie Luel Edwards were arrested on charges of delivery of heroin and possession with intent to deliver heroin. More>>

Stolen property and guns recovered after arrest in Dunbar, WV

Gary Alan Hively, 44, is behind bars on burglary and drug charges in Kanawha County, WV. Gary Alan Hively, 44, is behind bars on burglary and drug charges in Kanawha County, WV.
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Gary Alan Hively is now in jail on burglary, stolen property and meth charges. More>>

WV Sports Medicine Committee continues to try to improve health and safety among student athletes Video included

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First, they tackled heat and hydration. Then they took measures to inform student athletes and parents about concussions. Now, the sports medicine committee is taking another step to try to keep athletes safe across West Virginia schools. More>>

Monsanto class action suit continues

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In 2004 the Monsanto Company located in Nitro,West Virginia was slapped with a hefty lawsuit after releasing toxic dioxin into the air.  More>>

Owners of a Logan County, WV business recover from fire

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The owners of a small family business in Logan County, WV are fed up with vandalism. More>>

Dead horse found inside garage of Mason County, WV home Video included

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West Virginia State Police are investigating a dead horse hanging from the rafters inside one Mason County garage.
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Former high school football stand-out found dead in Point Pleasant, WV

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A former high school football stand-out was found dead inside an apartment in Point Pleasant, West Virginia on July 14. More>>

Do you still have to "break in" a new car?

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Breaking in a new car isn't the same as it was just a few short years ago. More>>

WV animal shelter wants to clear up the meaning of "no-kill shelter"

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The Kanawha Charleston Humane Association wants to clear up what they say is a big misunderstanding about the shelter. More>>

2nd man in Arch Coal kickback case pleads guilty

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CHARLESTON, WV. (AP) - A second Logan County man has pleaded guilty in connection to a kickback scheme at an Arch Coal mine.In U.S. District Court in Charleston, Alvis Porter pleaded guilty Thursday to failing to pay employment taxes.
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West Virginia road work in danger

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West Virginia is no stranger to pot holes, construction sites, and bridge repairs. While these projects can be stressful, they are necessary to keep roads across the state in shape. More>>

Last minute push underway in Kanawha County, WV to get schools ready Video included

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While students in Kanawha County, WV are enjoying the last few weeks of their summer vacation, construction crews are scrambling to finish some major renovations.
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Hammers, nails, teen and faith in Scioto County, OH

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500 church group teens from around the country and doing great work in rural Scioto County. More>>

Huntington, WV business sees record month in sales after move to the west side of town Video included

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Just a couple months at their new location on the west side of Huntington, WV and it's already paid dividends for The Wild Ramp. More>>

National Weather Service: Tornado Touched Down in Taylor County

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The National Weather Service in Charleston has determined a tornado touchdown occurred in Taylor County Tuesday based on damage in the area.  More>>