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Tennessee teen suspended after saying "Bless You" to classmate who sneezed

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Kendra Turner said, saying "bless you" to a classmate who sneezed, then defending herself to her teacher, landed her in trouble. More>>

Viral pianist performs for 13 News in Portsmouth, Ohio

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Jacob Tolliver's newfound internet fame came from playing a piano he had played hundreds of times before at Market Street Hardware in Portsmouth, Ohio.  More>>

In Cabell County, mosquito pools test positive for the West Nile and La Crosse viruses

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We are in the peak season for what could be a serious health concern. More>>

West Virginia State University in Institute, WV reports enrollment increase Video included

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More students are choosing to go to West Virginia State University in Institute, WV to get their degree. More>>

UPDATE: Malicious wounding charges against WV Supreme Court justice’s son dropped

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The Kanawha County Prosecutor's Office dropped felony charges against the son of a West Virginia Supreme Court Justice. More>>

Franklin Furnace man arrested for drug theft

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A Franklin Furnace man has been arrested for drug theft and sheriffs deputies say he may be involved with other crimes in the area. More>>

Corona Beer Bottle Recall

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Beware before you drink up any Corona beers. The company is recalling some of its glass bottles that were found to contain chipped glass pieces. More>>

Man in Worthington, KY facing sexual misconduct charges; evidence of relationship with teen girl

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A Worthington, Kentucky man was arrested on sexual misconduct charges stemming from relationship he had with a 17-year-old girl.  More>>

Elkview, WV man enters plea of guilty to charges of distribution of oxycodone

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Shannon T. Murray, 42, of  Elkview, West Virginia entered a guilty plea of aiding in the distribution of oxycodone in a Charleston courtroom.  More>>

Boone County, WV man faces charges of trafficking heroin

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A Boone County man is facing up to 20 years in prison and a million dollar fine for selling heroine.   More>>

Port of South Point, Ohio open for business

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1200 jobs expected with global commerce potential as new inland cargo river port is set to open in South Point, Ohio.  More>>

Mountaineer Montessori Middle School opens in Charleston, WV Video included

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A group of six kids make up the charter class at West Virginia's only Montessori Middle School. Student started the program Monday morning. More>>

Judges appointed by WV Supreme Court to hear petition to remove Mark Plants

Kanawha County commisioners filed a peition to have Mark Plants removed from office. The county prosecutor faces domestic violence charges. Kanawha County commisioners filed a peition to have Mark Plants removed from office. The county prosecutor faces domestic violence charges.
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A panel of three judges has been appointed to hear a petition filed by commissioners in Kanawha County, West Virginia requesting a removal of the county's prosecutor, Mark Plants. More>>

Pt. Pleasant, WV teen returns to school after surviving fatal fire Video included

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For many kids, this time of year of can be intimidating as they head back into the classroom. It's even more challenging for a teen who's appearance is drastically different. Tre Smith survived third degree burns from a fire that killed his sister and brother early this year. More>>

New elementary school opens in Jackson County, WV

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Monday students and their parents were at the brand new Kenna Elementary School.
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Snake found at a Fayette County, WV school just as students head back to class

Fayette County, WV school officials say a snake was found inside  a Oak Hill High School. The snake could be a rinneck snake like this one. But exterminators are still trying to locate the reptile and remove it. Fayette County, WV school officials say a snake was found inside a Oak Hill High School. The snake could be a rinneck snake like this one. But exterminators are still trying to locate the reptile and remove it.
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A snake is found at a Fayette County, WV school just as students head back to class on Monday, August 18. More>>

Group helps bring down deaths at local animal shelter Video included

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For the last six years, the Kanawha County Spay and Neuter Task Force along with a couple other groups have paid tribute to animals that have been euthanized at Kanawha-Charleston Animal Shelter. More>>

Changes made to Live on the Levee lineup

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Country music performer Josh Gracin will not be performing at Friday night's Live on the Levee performance on August 15.   More>>

Parents to school administrators: Take bullying more seriously

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Hundreds came out to the Minford Community Center to celebrate the life of Jonathan Scaff. More>>

Woman in St. Albans, WV gets back to a normal life after amputation Video included

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A young mother from St. Albans, WV nearly lost her life to sepsis a year ago. More>>

Smart tracking technology is coming to the NFL

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From basketball to soccer, technology is having a growing impact on sports across the board.  More>>

Kanawha County, WV woman struggles to find rental property because of emotional support dog Video included

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A woman from Kanawha County, WV said her rights have been violated by property owners who have repeatedly refused to allow her to rent an apartment. More>>

Family, detectives searching for missing 16-year-old Poca, WV girl Video included

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Family tells 13 News that Ericka Brown, of Poca, has been missing since Saturday. More>>

Kevin Ward Sr.: 'No reason' for Tony Stewart's actions

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?The father of Kevin Ward Jr. said Tuesday that there was "no reason" for Tony Stewart to be driving the way that he was Saturday night in a dirt track race. More>>

Save Energy and Money With Home Lighting Techniques

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From the kitchen, basement or even the couch, you can now turn lights on or off remotely, create "zones" of activity and control every shade of light and color in your home without ever flipping a switch. More>>

High school in South Charleston, WV struggles without air conditioning Video included

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Parents of students at South Charleston High School in South Charleston, WV are concerned about the lack of air conditioning in the building. More>>

Marshall Pharmacy open to serve community

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It's a new venture and a new service to the community. Marshall Health opened is own community pharmacy at its medical center. More>>

Local battle against suicide and mental illness

Wesley Ryan, local radio personality who took his life three years ago. Wesley Ryan, local radio personality who took his life three years ago.
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On Monday, August 11 the world was stunned to hear about the death of award winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, but for many this wasn't the first time they have been touched by suicide.  More>>

UPDATE: Traffic moving again on WV Turnpike after tractor trailer fire

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People on the scene have let us know that traffic has begun moving again on the West Virginia Turnpike northbound. More>>

Teenager makes Dallas, TX area Walmart his home

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His age: 14. His address: Walmart. Employees of a Corsicana, TX Walmart were shocked to find a teenage boy secretly living inside the store for several days. The teen wasn't just hiding in the store. He built a secret hidden compound and was able to call the 24-hour store home for four days before being discovered. J.D. Miles of KTVT-TV in Dallas obtained exclusive photos of two campsites at the Walmart in Corsicana. One of them was on the aisle carrying baby products behind boxes of stro... More>>

Man shoots himself in head while posing for gun selfie

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It may seem obvious, but if you must take a gun selfie, it's probably best you point the barrel away from your head.Oscar Otero Aguilar learned that lesson the hard way, accidentally killing himself while posing for a selfie with a .38 pointing toward – that's right – his head. More>>

Actor Robin Williams, 63, found dead in home

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The actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead at his home in Tiburon, California.  More>>

Fair exhibit to promote Ky. health initiative

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People visiting the Kentucky State Fair can learn more about the state's health initiative and its health benefit exchange. More>>

Developmental Therapy Center hurt by Morris Building fire

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 The Developmental Therapy Center in Huntington was hit hard by the Morris Building fire.

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NASCAR's Stewart hits, kills driver on NY track

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CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a driver who was walking on a dirt track during a race in upstate New York.A video of the crash Saturday night at Canandaigua Motorsports Park showed driver Kevin Ward Jr. stepping toward Stewart's car before being hit and hurtled 50 feet.The Ontario County Sheriff's Department would not identify the driver but said he was pronounced dead on arrival Saturday night at a hospital in Canandaigua.Sheriff Philip ... More>>

Judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case

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(AP) -A federal judge has ruled that the NCAA can't stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over.In a landmark decision issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in favor of former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon and 19 others in a lawsuit that challenged the NCAA's regulation of college athletics on antitrust grounds.In a partial victory for th... More>>

Toll revenue up at West Virginia Turnpike

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The Parksway Authority collected more than $8 million in June. That's the most revenue for that month in a four-year period. More>>

C-130 military aircraft makes safe emergency landing at Yeager Airport

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The aircraft had smoke in the cockpit, according to the airport. More>>

Ashland couple charged with use of weapon of mass destruction

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An Ashland couple is facing charges after detectives say they were detonating Molotov Cocktails in a local tunnel.Jessica L. Greer, 30 and Joe Ranall Waugh, Jr., 39, are charged with third degree use of weapon of mass destruction and third degree criminal trespassing, according to documents from the Boyd County Courthouse.Detectives say Greer posted a video of Waugh and herself on Facebook, a social media site, making the explosives in her kitchen at the Hillcrest Apartment Complex on Carl Pe... More>>

Putnam County, West Virginia holds back to school blast

Hundreds of families lined up to get free school supplies in Putnam Co. Hundreds of families lined up to get free school supplies in Putnam Co.
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Hundreds of families lined up outside of the Putnam County Career and Technical Center on Friday for this years annual Back to School Blast.The event gives educational groups a chance inform parents about programs available to students in Putnam County. They also hand out 500 backpacks stuffed with necessary school supplies. More>>

US launches first airstrikes in Iraq

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UNDATED (AP) = The Pentagon says two U.S. fighter jets dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq towing artillery outside Irbil near U.S. personnel.Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby says two F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound bombs on a piece of artillery and the truck towing it.President Barack Obama authorized such airstrikes Thursday whem the Islamic state militant group advanced on Irbil, in nprtheastern Iraq, where U.S. military trainers are stationed. More>>