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Crews respond to early morning fire in Clendenin, WV

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Firefighters in Kanawha County had a busy morning Friday, April 18, after a house fire on Liberty Drive in Clendenin, WV. More>>

UPDATE: Victims identified in fatal accident near Putnam County, WV line

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The two victims in the vehicle accident on U.S. Route 60 were identified as a husband and wife from Putnam County, WV.
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LATEST: Divers locate vehicle discovered in Ohio River in Mason County, WV

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A stolen vehicle was recovered from the Ohio River Thursday, April 17. More>>

Man catches abandoned home on fire; cited for illegal burn

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A man was cited for an illegal burn, causing a fire to an abandoned house, in Kanawha County, WV. More>>

Woman flown to hospital following fire in Ravenswood, WV

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An injured woman was flown from the scene of a fire in Ravenswood, WV. More>>

Fire at assisted living facility in Greenup County, KY causes minor damage

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A fire in Greenup County, KY has caused minor damage. More>>

Inside the life of a 911 dispatcher Video included

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All of the action happens inside of the Communications Center.  A dozen people per shift are dispatching our emergency responders. More>>

Vehicle rollover accident in Cabell County, WV sends female to the hospital

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Crews responded to a vehicle rollover accident at a McDonald's in Huntington, WV. More>>

UPDATE: Man facing felony charges after ramming SUV into Charleston, WV home Video included

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Two suspects were seen running from the car.  They were detained shortly afterwards on a nearby road.
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Young boy dies after car crash in Pike County, OH

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A 10-year-old boy died at Pike Community Hospital after being injured in a car crash on SR 32 in Pike County, KY on April 16. More>>

UPDATE: US 23 now open following the disposal of old explosives in Greenup, KY

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US 23 is now open following the discovery of old explosives near the road. More>>

Man drives vehicle through local business in Barboursville, WV Video included

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Officers with the Barboursville Police Department say a man drove his car into a local business injuring people inside. More>>

LATEST: Victims identified in small plane crash in Eastern Kanawha County Video included

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Two people who died after a small plane crashed just before 5 p.m. on April 11, near the Riverside area of Kanawha County, WV, have been identified.
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Motorcycle accidents spike over weekend as weather warms

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This weekend many in the tri-state region took their motorcycles out of the garage for the first time this year. Consequently, there was a spike in accidents involving motorcyclists. More>>

Brush fire continues to burn in Fayette County; heavy smoke seen in the area

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Heavy smoke can be seen in the area as of Monday morning.
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Firefighters battle blaze at mobile home in Lincoln County, WV

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Firefighters are on the scene of a mobile home fire in Lincoln County. More>>

Barboursville, WV police investigating death at fitness facility

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Police are trying to determine what caused the death of a man found floating in a therapy pool. More>>

West Virginia State Police identify victim killed in Boone County vehicle accident

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West Virginia State Police have identified a woman killed in a fatal accident that occurred on Saturday, April 12.  More>>

UPDATE: Kanawha County, WV fire investigators say storage unit blaze is "suspicious in nature"

Shed fire in now under investigation and is being called "suspicious in nature" by WV State Fire Marshal Shed fire in now under investigation and is being called "suspicious in nature" by WV State Fire Marshal
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Fire investigators in Kanawha County, WV say a storage unit fire on Sunday, April 13 near elementary school is  "suspicious in nature" and under investigation.
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Motorcycle accident near Louisa, KY kills one person and shuts down road

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Fatal motorcycle accident along US 23 in Louisa, KY on Sunday, April 13 shuts down roadway for several hours.  More>>

Brush fire in Ripley, WV burns several acres

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Ripley, WV Fire Department responded to a brush fire in the area of Walters Run Road and Comfort Lane. Fire rescue crews say no one was injured and no homes were threatened.  More>>

Students stop Kanawha County, WV school bus to save woman in car wreck Video included

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A group of teenagers jumped into action when they witnessed a car wreck on the way to school. More>>

Man dies in two vehicle crash in Athens County, OH

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A man is dead after a two vehicle crash in Athens County, OH. More>>

UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal Ripley, WV crash Video included

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According to Sheriff Boggs with the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, the name of the person who was killed in the car crash that occurred in the area of Route 21 and Homer Smith Road in Fairplain was identified as 22-year-old John Abbott, of Ripley, WV.
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Roads re-open after mudslide occurs in Wayne County, WV

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All lanes have been re-opened in the area of Route 37 towards Fort Gay, about a quarter of a mile past Hurricane Creek Road, after a mudslide occurred Saturday afternoon. More>>

Kanawha County road closes after early morning accident that knocks out power

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Emergency crews were called to the scene of a jackknifed tractor trailer, that occurred along the 4400 block of Malden Dr. in Malden around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12.
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Wastewater from WV spill sent to Ohio and North Carolina

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Wastewater containing a chemical that spilled into the water supply for 300,000 West Virginians is heading to Ohio and North Carolina. More>>

Early morning accident closes I-64; driver arrested

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The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early morning accident involving a wrong way driver.
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Brush fire in Carter County, KY destroys a home and damages another

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Carter County, KY dispatchers reported a brush fire along Rt. 773 and Rt.1 in the Hitchins area of Carter County that occurred around 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 11.
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House hit by lightning in St. Albans, WV

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Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers say house was hit by lightning and caught fire at 212 Washington Avenue in St. Albans, WV. More>>

Brush fire threatens homes in Jackson County, WV Video included

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Windy conditions and dry grass are a big reason why approximately 25-30 acres burned in Jackson County, firefighters said.
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Crews respond to suspicious brush fire in Sissonville

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The fire was small, and was extinguished quickly, according to firemen on scene. More>>

Putnam County commissioners consider lawsuit over Hurricane landfill Video included

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The city of Hurricane and Putnam County may be heading back to court to get MCHM-contaminated waste water out of a local landfill. More>>

Road shutdown following head-on collision in Cedar Grove, WV

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Dupont Avenue is shutdown due to the accident. More>>

Smoke and flames damage one unit of an apartment complex in Huntington, WV

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Fire rescue crews in Huntington, WV responded to an apartment fire on Sunday, April 6. More>>

Child injured in Pike County, KY accident on Thursday dies as a result of her injuries

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A child injured in an accident along U. S. 460 on Thursday, April 3  in Pike County, KY has died as a result injuries sustained in the crash.  More>>