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  • Facebook Takes Down Christian Group’s Page, Calls Abortion Opposition “Hateful and Threatening”

    01/15/2018 5:55:39 PM PST · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | 1/9/18 | Micaiah Bilger
    Facebook is facing more censorship and bias allegations from a Christian group that opposes abortion. The West Virginia-based ministry Warriors for Christ repeatedly has had its Facebook pages removed by the social media giant, according to the Christian Post. Its main page, which has more than 225,000 followers, was removed again last week, allegedly for “hateful, threatening or obscene” content. Ministry leader Pastor Rich Penkoski told the Post that they missed out on vital opportunities to help people as a result. “When Facebook pulled our page [for the first time], we were actually counseling with a young woman who was...
  • Man found frozen to death on Charleston, WV front porch

    12/31/2017 12:22:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 57 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Dec. 31, 2017 | WOWK
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - A man was found frozen on the front porch of a home on Charleston's West Side, according to the city's Chief of Police, Steve Cooper. Police were called to the scene, along the 1800 block of 7th Avenue just before noon on December 31. Neighbors said they saw the man purchasing liquor yesterday. The unidentified man, according to police, was homeless.
  • AG Jeff Landry joins 10 others in backing Trump's 'sanctuary cities' executive order in court

    12/28/2017 4:34:57 PM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    The Advocate ^ | Dec. 27, 2017 | Elizabeth Crisp
    Attorney General Jeff Landry is urging a federal appeals court to reverse an order that is preventing the implementation of President Donald Trump's executive order regulating so-called "sanctuary cities," arguing that such immigrant-friendly jurisdictions "undermine the rule of law and deprive law enforcement of the tools necessary to enforce the law effectively." "We have seen too many crimes occur against our own State’s citizens due to sanctuary city policies; which is why I have been actively fighting back against these policies since taking office," Landry, a Republican, said in a news release announcing that he had joined 10 other attorneys...
  • Man arrested after injecting pregnant girlfriend with meth

    12/26/2017 11:44:51 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Dec. 26, 2017 | WOWK
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - According to court documents, a man is facing charges after striking his girlfriend, who was 37 weeks pregnant, with a baseball bat. Court documents also say he injected her with methamphetamine. 21-year-old Kyle Wilson Stowers, is now facing charges of malicious wounding.
  • Child's Body Recovered After Falling into River (West Virginia)

    12/25/2017 3:31:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | December 25, 2017 | WOWK
    CRUM, WV (WOWK) - UPDATE: 12/25/17 @ 4:00 p.m. Kermit Fire and Rescue tells our crew at the scene that a missing 6-year-old's body has been recovered after falling into the Tug Fork River near Crum. The river is the boundary between West Virginia (Wayne County) and Kentucky (Martin County). Little other details are being released at this time. We have a crew at the scene and will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.
  • West Virginia is the nation's capital for overdose deaths AGAIN with 52 deaths per 100,000 people

    12/23/2017 4:53:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 23, 2017 | Associated Press Reporter and Reporter
    West Virginia still leads the nation in the rate of drug overdose deaths according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths in West Virginia was 52 per 100,000 in 2016, The Register-Herald reported. Ohio just edged ahead of New Hampshire in 2016, coming in second with a rate of 39.1 deaths per 100,000. New Hampshire dropped to third place with a rate of 39 drug overdose deaths per 100,000.
  • Amber Alert: State Police Search for Missing West Virginia Girl, Armed and Dangerous Suspect

    12/20/2017 9:23:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Dec. 20, 2017 | WOWK
    GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A juvenile is missing from Greenbrier County and is believed to be with a convicted sexual predator. The Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department is requesting assistance in locating Nicole Hall, a 14 year old female who is believed to be with Christopher Rider, a 27 year old male and Charles Krafft, a 21 year old male. Hall is described as 5'8" 104 lbs and is described as having brown eyes and blonde hair.
  • Lincoln County, WV to distribute free NARCAN kits

    12/14/2017 9:35:18 AM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Dec. 14, 2017 | WOWK
    Lincoln County, WV - A relatively small county in our region is using a new approach to handle drug overdoses. Some are considering it controversial, but county officials stand behind giving out free NARCAN kits for the public. Lincoln County Day Report Officer, J.L. Frye said Wednesday, "You cannot rehabilitate someone who is dead." The Lincoln County Health Department made the announcement via Facebook post, Tuesday that they won a grant- $20,000 worth of NARCAN will be given to those who want it. Those who do want a kit will need to attend a required training course to receive one.
  • Watch: Fireball Shooting Across The Sky Captured By Police Dashcam

    12/09/2017 9:01:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    newsweek ^ | 12/09/2017
    The American Meteor Society (AMS) took to Twitter on December 7 to confirm that what he saw was in fact, a meteor. AMS received reports from 146 people about the fireball event. The society noted it was primarily visible from Pennsylvania, but eyewitness accounts were also reported from twelve other states: New York, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, West Virginia, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Washington, DC.
  • WV soldier, killed 73 years ago, finally coming home to be laid to rest

    11/29/2017 2:54:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Charleston Gazette ^ | Nov. 29, 2017 | Lori Kersey Staff writer
    Helen Francisco was just 3 years old when her older brother, Shirley “Eugene” Bailey, died in World War II. He was one of 12 children in the family’s home on the West Side of Charleston. He and two other brothers were drafted into the Army and fought in Germany at the same time. Francisco was too young to remember her brother, but she can still remember her mother’s fight to bring him home after his remains went unaccounted for after the war. “I was little but I can remember her writing to everyone,” she said. “She never gave up looking...
  • Man convicted of impregnating an 11-year-old girl who was forced to get an abortion AVOIDS jail...

    11/28/2017 7:52:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 28, 2017 | Emily Crane For
    FULL TITLE: Man convicted of impregnating an 11-year-old girl who was forced to get an abortion AVOIDS jail and is sentenced to five years of probation A West Virginia man convicted of impregnating an 11-year-old girl who was then forced to get an abortion has been sentenced to just five years probation as part of a plea deal. Michael Joe Adkins has avoided jail time and instead was given probation and 50 years of supervision when he was sentenced in Cabell County on November 16. Adkins will also have to register as a sex offender and undergo therapy. He was...
  • Man Arrested After Cross County Pursuit (west virginia)

    11/27/2017 10:06:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Nov. 27, 2017 | Craig Poole, Digital Content Manager
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - A man was arrested after a police pursuit that began in Charleston, West Virginia and ended Cabell County, WV. According to Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, when a deputy tried to stop a vehicle on Charleston's West Side because the vehicle's registration did not match the vehicle, it turned into a pursuit.
  • Boy accidentally locks self in gun safe at mall store (West Virginia)

    11/27/2017 6:20:14 AM PST · by Morgana · 48 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Nov. 27, 2017 | WOWK
    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities say a child accidentally locked himself inside a gun safe at a farm supply store in West Virginia. Green Valley Volunteer Fire Department Chief David Thompson told news outlets that the 8-year-old boy locked himself in at the Rural King store inside the Mercer Mall in Bluefield on Saturday afternoon.
  • Company to build ethane storage facility (100,000 jobs in Ohio, West Virginia, not the Chinese deal)

    11/23/2017 6:35:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Weirton Daily Times ^ | October 28, 2017 | Casey Junkins and Janell Hunter
    CLARINGTON — Mountaineer NGL Storage officials announced plans Thursday to spend $150 million — and potentially as much as $500 million — on its proposed natural gas liquids storage facility along the Ohio River near Clarington. By 2019, company Managing Director David Hooker hopes to store up to 420 million gallons of ethane, propane and butane in caverns along the river, with the goal of allowing the potential PTT Global Chemical cracker plant to access the product via pipelines that would only need to stretch about 10 miles. Also, the Mountaineer NGL Storage project could be the first part of...
  • Woman says she found needle tucked in blanket at Putnam County (W.Va)Family Dollar

    11/21/2017 4:21:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Nov. 21, 2017 | WOWK
    ELEANOR, WV (WOWK) - One woman found something she didn't expect during her trip to a local store — a syringe. Carrie Lambert says she stopped by Family Dollar in Eleanor this morning to pick up a blanket. She says when she unfolded the blanket, she saw a syringe in the folds. Lambert says that, in shock, she quickly returned the blanket to the store.
  • Conrad Lucas, America's youngest GOP chairman, is running for Congress in West Virginia

    11/20/2017 2:56:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 20, 2017 | Aaron Carpenter
    Conrad Lucas, the youngest GOP state party chairman in the United States, has announced he’s running for Congress. Lucas, who just turned 36, has served as chairman of West Virginia’s Republican Party since 2012, when he was just 30 years old. He is ready to bring fresh leadership to Washington and help Donald Trump pass his agenda through Congress. Lucas listed his accomplishments as GOP chairman in a phone interview with the Washington Examiner, and explained how he plans to serve the people of West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District....
  • Denmark company bringing 150 jobs and new plant to Ranson, W.Va.

    11/18/2017 7:50:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Herald-Mail Media ^ | November 15, 2017
    RANSON, W.Va. — A Denmark-based insulation company plans to build a $150 million plant in Ranson that will generate 150 "new, permanent" jobs, according to a media advisory issued Wednesday. ROXUL Inc., a world leader in noncombustible stone wool insulation products, is expected to share details about the project Thursday during a Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce meeting at Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry-Charles Town, according to the advisory from Charles Ryan Associates. The meeting is from noon to 1:30 p.m. The inn is at 4328 William L. Wilson Freeway, west of Harpers Ferry. Construction of the plant is expected to...
  • Father Who Raped His 11-Year-Old Daughter, Took Her for Abortion, Avoids Prison

    11/16/2017 3:08:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov. 16, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    A father of an 11-year-old girl in West Virginia who was arrested and ultimately indicted after arranging for an abortion following a case of pregnancy following incest will avoid prison. West Virginia State Police say they consented to the abortion and the abortion clinic in question didn’t report the abortion to authorities. Michael and Amanda Adkins were arrested on charges of child neglect causing the risk of injury. While some licensed medical professionals were involved in getting information to authorities, WSAZ-TV indicates the abortion clinic in Charleston that did an abortion did not report the clear case of statutory rape....
  • Suspect Arrested in Largest Drug Bust in Cabell County History(West Virginia)

    11/14/2017 6:36:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Nov. 14, 2017 | Lucas Bosley, Assignment Editor
    CABELL COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A suspect has been arrested in what the sheriff department says is the largest drug bust in Cabell County history. According to Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle, 31-year-old Wayne Allen Cook Jr. was arrested in the Highlawn area. Cook was reportedly arrested with an estimated $250,000 worth of drugs, including roughly 4.5 pounds of heroin.
  • Swedish man deported for kidnapping 12-year-old West Virginia girl

    11/14/2017 5:25:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Nov. 14, 2017 | WOWK
    BLUEFIELD, W. Va. (WVNS) – UPDATE: 11/14/2017 @ 4:45 P.M. A Swedish man who came to West Virginia and abducted a 12-year-old girl was handed back over to Swedish authorities. Mercer County Assistant Prosecutor Adam Wolfe says Simon Apell, 19, pleaded guilty to abduction with intent to defile. Once Apell made his plea he was handed over to a member of the Swedish Embassy.