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  • Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-07-15 08:17:38 GMT
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
  • Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Sunday, July 6 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-06 15:00:12 GMT
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.

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

Families rally for victims of Upper Big Branch mine disaster 
On Saturday it will be four years since the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster in Raleigh County took the lives of 29 miners. Yet for friends and family of those loved ones, that fateful day is still an open wound.
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Blankenship defends UBB documentary; relative fires back 
Blankenship said the film was made "in a tribute and in an effort to honor the coal miner victims so we could make it safer for coal miners moving forward."
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Slain sheriff's widow: "I will stand up for him until the day I die"
Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum was shot at point blank range in downtown Williamson on April 3, 2013. Investigators say he was sitting in his cruiser eating lunch. Rosie was visiting family in Indiana. She says her guilt alone is enough to kill her.
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Officials investigating white sheen in Kanawha River 
People have been on high alert since the Freedom Industries spill. It's no surprise neighbors were the first to discover an unusual sheen floating along the Kanawha River Wednesday afternoon.  
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Kanawha-Charleston Health Department conducting surveys on chemical leak
Kanawha County residents can share how they've experienced the water crisis through scientific studies as the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department want to learn the sociopsychological and economic impact the spill had on our area.
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