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  • Homeowner's sign to prostitutes: 'Do not walk by this house'

    12/01/2016 3:33:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    wowk ^ | December 1, 2016 | wowk
    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) - Frustrated with the prostitutes who he says walk in front of his home day and night, a West Virginia man has put up signs urging them to take their business elsewhere. Jeffery Blankenship tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that prostitutes walk along his street at all hours, seeking clients. Three weeks ago, he began putting up anti-trespassing signs outside his Bluefield home, including one that reads, "Attention prostitutes ... Do not walk by this house 1000x a day waving your hand."
  • Clay official, mayor under fire for Facebook post about Michelle Obama

    11/14/2016 10:49:56 AM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies ^ | November 14, 2016 | Ali Schmitz , Staff Writer
    Pamela Ramsey Taylor, an employee of the Clay Development Corporation, referred to the first lady as an “ape in heels,” in a Facebook post. The mayor of Clay, Beverly Whaling, commented on the post soon after, saying “Just made my day Pam.” An online petition is calling for both women to be fired for the racist post and the comment. About 2,700 people had signed the petition as of late Monday morning.
  • Fire at Midget League Football (Trump protester hoax)

    11/14/2016 9:21:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies ^ | November 14, 2016 | wowk
    The Racine Fire Department responded to a call at the midget league football field at John Slack park in Racine tonight. An estimated $10,000 worth of damage was sustained due to the fire. The press box that contained football gear was a total loss. 'Trump Train' was spray painted on the ground in front the the press box.
  • Democrat Senator to Harry Reid: You’re an Embarrassment

    11/12/2016 10:07:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 69 replies ^ | November 12, 2016 | Jason Hopkins
    Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia did not appreciate what Harry Reid had to say after Trump’s election victory upset. To quote the conservative Democrat correctly, he told Reid he was, “an absolute embarrassment to the Senate as an institution, our Democratic party, and the nation." Ouch. Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Reid is not loved by Republicans, but to have a member of your party (and caucus) call you out so harshly should give you pause. After Trump won the Electoral College, Reid referred to Trump as a sexual predator. It may not be so surprising Manchin is taking this...
  • UPDATE: Judge Finds Probable Cause in Sexual Assault and Death of 10-Month-Old Girl

    10/12/2016 9:48:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies ^ | October 12, 2016 | wowk
    JACKSON COUNTY, WV - UPDATE (10/12/16 11:00 AM): A Jackson County judge has found probable cause against suspect Benjamin Taylor for both 1st-degree murder and 1st-degree sexual assault of 10-month-old Emmaleigh Barringer. Three witnesses took the stand Wednesday morning in an hour-and-a-half court proceeding: Emmaleigh's mother Amanda Adkins, one of the first deputy sheriffs on scene of the violent attack, and the chief medical examiner who performed Emmaleigh's autopsy. In her testimony, Adkins says both she and Taylor had been drinking and smoking marijuana the night before the attack. Adkins says she went to bed around 9 p.m. on Oct....
  • (Episcopal) Church defrocks priest accused of molestation at prep school

    10/11/2016 5:37:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies ^ | October 11, 2016 | wowk
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - An Episcopal priest accused of molesting children at an elite Rhode Island boarding school and elsewhere has been removed from the priesthood. The Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania announced Monday that it had defrocked the Rev. Howard White. The diocese says White accepted his removal but didn't admit guilt. White didn't immediately return a message seeking comment Tuesday. The move came after an investigation into widespread abuse at St. George's School in Middletown, Rhode Island, found White abused children there in the 1970s before being fired. He went on to teach in other private schools.
  • Petition Created to Publicly Hang Benjamin Taylor who Raped a 9-month-old to Death

    10/07/2016 6:46:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 65 replies ^ | October 5, 2016 | Amy Schaffer
    Benjamin Taylor, 32, has been arrested and is being held on a $2 million bail in Southern Regional Jail, West Virginia. The man has been charged with the rape and beating resulting in the death of nine-month-old Emmaleigh Barringer, daughter of his girlfriend, with whom he lived. The baby’s mother has three older children who were apparently unharmed by Taylor. On the morning of October 3, Amanda Adkins awoke early, around 4 a.m., after going to bed about six hours earlier. After awakening, she discovered the baby was not in her crib. She began a frantic search which ended when...
  • In the heart of Trump country

    10/05/2016 10:52:06 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 3 replies
    The New Yorker | Oct. 10 issue | Larissa MacFarquhar
    Link only, we are not allowed to post The New Yorker stuff here... Very interesting article about Logan County West Virginia voters
  • WV Couple Arrested for Allegedly Strangling 3-Year-Old Boy

    10/05/2016 6:06:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies ^ | October 5, 2016 | wowk
    Harrison County, WV - A Harrison County woman and her boyfriend were arrested after deputies said they choked a young child in July. Brandon Ford, 27, of West Union, is charged with child abuse resulting in injury, strangulation, and conspiracy to inflict injuries to person or property. Ford's girlfriend, Shelby Chipps, 22, of Salem, has been arrested on the same three felony charges. The child was taken to the United Hospital Center's emergency room on July 7, according to the Harrison County Sheriff's Department. Chipps and Ford were both present and claimed to have supervised the child at all times,...
  • Sheriff says Jackson County baby who was sexually assaulted dies from her injuries

    10/05/2016 5:43:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies ^ | October 5, 2016 | Jeffery Morris
    RIPLEY, WV (WCHS/WVAH) — Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs said a 9-month-old baby girl who was sexually assaulted by a man has died from her injuries. The baby had been in critical condition at Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital, where the child was being treated for trauma to her lower extremities and bruising to her face and head. Jackson County deputies called it the worst case of sexual assault they have seen in two decades.
  • UPDATE 9-month-old baby clinically brain dead after being sexually assaulted

    10/05/2016 9:00:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 100 replies ^ | October 5, 2016 | wowk
    JACKSON COUNTY, WV - UPDATE (10/4/16 5:00 PM): According to the family of the victim, the infant girl is clinically brain dead.
  • 9-month-old baby in critical condition after being sexually assaulted

    10/04/2016 7:50:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 55 replies ^ | October 3, 2016 | wowk
    JACKSON COUNTY, WV - The Jackson County Sheriff's Office tells 13 News the department is investigating a sex assault case against a 9-month-old baby. Sheriff's Office officials confirm Benjamin Taylor, the baby's mother's boyfriend, is charged with first degree sexual assault.
  • Virginia Democrat, James Madison University Student, Caught Registering Dead Voters…

    09/30/2016 4:44:27 PM PDT · by lafroste · 35 replies
    Conservative tree house ^ | 9/30/2016 | Sundance
    A few days ago it was reported the non-citizen alien who killed five people in a Washington State mall was a frequent voter. Last week a dead voter registration drive for Democrats was discovered in Colorado, this week it is Virginia. Strange how we never hear a single case of “republican voter fraud“…. (Via WFB) A Virginia Young Democrat working for a Democrat-aligned voter registration group got caught filing applications on behalf of dead people when he filed an application for a deceased World War II veteran who was known by a local clerk.
  • Fayette County (West Virginia) Sheriff: "It's time for this joke to end." (More Clowns)

    09/23/2016 10:45:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies ^ | September 22, 2016 | Douglas Fritz
    Scary Clowns showing up on the side of the road are no joke, according to deputies with the Fayette County Sheriff's Department. There have been several complaints about people dressed up as clowns and armed with various weapons. The most recent incident happened in Mt. Hope on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Investigators said the intent of these "scary clowns" is to frighten as many people as possible. "Many people have a phobia about clowns, and meeting an armed "clown" in a dark, unlit area can definitely be cause for an individual to fear for his or her safety," said Sheriff...
  • West Virginian, 39, Put Out Cigarette In Her Boyfriend's Eye, Police Charge

    09/15/2016 6:11:46 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 41 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 9/13/2016
    Meet Cindy Jean Underwood. The 39-year-old West Virginian is locked up on $10,000 bail after she allegedly put out a cigarette in her boyfriend’s eye, according to court records. The attack, cops say, occurred Monday as Underwood and Jeremy Hughes were arguing in the home they share in St. Albans, a city in Kanawha County. As the pair squabbled, Underwood jammed a lit cigarette into her beau’s eye, police charge. When cops arrived at the residence in response to a destruction of property complaint, they summoned an ambulance, which transported Hughes to a local hospital for treatment of an injury...
  • Now they are after West Virginia as new refugee office planned for state capitol

    09/13/2016 7:11:07 AM PDT · by OddLane · 22 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 13, 2016 | Ann Corcoran
    West Virginia has been near the bottom of the list of resettlement states for the last 9 years that I’ve followed the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program, but all that could change. Resettlement contractors are running out of housing and frankly ‘welcome’ where they have overloaded cities like Lancaster, PA (do you want WV schools to have to cope with this!) and Buffalo, NY so they are casting about looking for fresh territory (populated with lots of naive do-gooders!). A couple of years ago the folks in Wyoming were able to hold off a program there. Montana couldn’t quite...
  • The poverty-stricken US community where most people hate Hillary Clinton

    09/09/2016 7:25:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies ^ | Sep. 8, 2016 | Jamie Roberton
    It is difficult to imagine such levels of poverty existing in the most powerful nation on earth - but it does in McDowell County, West Virginia. Abandoned shops, closed schools and neglected homes are visible on almost every corner in every distressed community. Whole families are plagued by the consequences of unemployment and widespread drug abuse. The average life expectancy for men is 64 - the same as Namibia.But it was not always like this. McDowell was once a hustling and bustling town, thriving off the riches of the coal industry. The reliance on one industry proved fatal and...
  • AP Exclusive: Defying Downturn in Coal, 2 New Mines Planned

    09/07/2016 10:01:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 6, 2016 | Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
    Mines are closing and the coal industry is facing a run of bankruptcies and other bad news, but a company backed by a $90 million investment is defying conventional wisdom by preparing to open two new mines in Appalachia, the hardest-hit coal region. The mines in West Virginia and Virginia will create some 400 jobs in counties where unemployment ranges close to three times the national average, Ramaco Development CEO Randall Atkins told The Associated Press. "It's a fairly big deal, frankly, for southern West Virginia," Atkins said....
  • Police headquarters becomes baby safe haven

    08/25/2016 11:57:48 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 7 replies
    Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | SAMANTHA PERRY
    A baby discovered covered in vomit in the backseat of an alleged DUI driver’s vehicle found a safe haven and compassionate caregivers at the West Virginia State Police Princeton detachment Tuesday evening. Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, Princeton troopers made a Driving Under the Influence arrest about a mile from their headquarters on Oakvale Road. “We made an arrest for DUI,” said trooper B.R. Wood, with the Princeton detachment. “The 1-year-old baby boy was in the backseat covered in vomit. The vehicle was disabled, so we brought the baby boy back to the detachment.” Wood said Senior Trooper D.C. Graham gave...
  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate in West Virginia says he can't support Clinton

    08/24/2016 9:27:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 22, 2016 | Louis Nelson
    As a growing tide of Republicans distance themselves from their party’s presidential nominee, at least one Democratic candidate is doing the same thing to Hillary Clinton. West Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice said “I cannot be a supporter of Hillary Clinton” during an appearance Monday on the state’s MetroNews radio network. Justice, a billionaire whose business interests include coal mining and West Virginia’s famed Greenbrier Resort, said he will not support the former secretary of state over her proposed energy policy. “The reason I can’t be is her position on coal is diametrically, completely wrong in many, many different...
  • Car explodes in Charleston (West Virginia) and closes nearby Grandview Elementary

    08/24/2016 8:01:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies ^ | August 24, 2016 | wowk
    A car exploded around 4:45 this morning in the North Charleston area. The car exploded at 850 Woodward Drive where the car is a total loss. Charleston Fire Department, Charleston Police and Kanawha County Sheriff's Department have responded to the scene and are currently investigating what happened. No injuries have been reported. **video on link**
  • UPDATE: 26 Heroin Overdoses in Huntington (West Virginia) on Monday

    08/15/2016 7:20:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 83 replies ^ | August 15, 2016 | wowk
    CABELL COUNTY, WV - UPDATE: 8:46 p.m. 8/15/16 Cabell County EMS tells 13 News there were 26 overdoses in a four hour period on Monday. Original The Director of Drug Control Policy Jim Johnson tells 13 news there were 10 heroin overdoses in Huntington on Monday. The 10 overdoses reported happened over a 90 minute period. Nobody died yet from the overdoses. Dispatchers report the overdoses happened at several locations in the city.
  • After law, West Virginia reports 4 abortions after 20 weeks

    08/10/2016 7:48:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies ^ | August 9, 2016 | wowk
    <p>CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - After lawmakers banned abortions 20 weeks or later after conception, West Virginia officials say four abortions in that timeframe last year occurred to save the mother or because the fetus wasn't viable.</p> <p>A Department of Health and Human Resources report Monday details 864 abortions from May 26, 2015, through December 2015.</p>
  • Faith in the Flood Zone : Without Federal Aid, Churches find ways to rebuild (West Virginia)

    07/30/2016 11:08:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies ^ | July 30, 2016 | wowk
    There's been a lot taken down and a lot that needs to be put back together at Elkview Baptist Church. "We have sustained damage primarily in our children's area. It was completely wiped out," said student Pastor Clint Chiles. "The Lord's taken care of us, we're still plugging through and making due with what's been given to us," he said. As Chiles shines some light on a basement that was once, over a month ago, plunged into the darkness of flood waters, he keeps his faith despite not being eligible for government assistance.
  • UPDATE: Funeral arrangements made for 14-year-old presumed dead in flooding (West Virginia)

    07/29/2016 10:37:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | July 29, 2016 | WSAZ
    UPDATE 7/28/`6 @ 11:51 p.m. WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP/WSAZ) -- It's been more than a month since the tragic floods devastated parts of West Virginia. Funeral arrangements have been made for a 14-year-old West Virginia girl missing and presumed dead in last month's devastating floods. The obituary for Mykala Cheyanne Phillips says the service will take place Sunday afternoon at Bethesda Church in White Sulphur Springs. Philips is one of the 15 people who died in Greenbrier county. Overall, 23 people died statewide in the floods.
  • Senator questions Hobet road project’s sudden rise

    07/16/2016 1:11:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    MetroNews ^ | June 13, 2016 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A member of the state Senate is upset the a new four-lane highway project planned for southern West Virginia has been able to jump ahead of some other longstanding road projects. Sen. Bob Plymale (D-Wayne) questioned state Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox on the sudden rise of the Hobet project during a legislative interim committee Monday at the state capitol. The 2.6 mile Hobet highway will take traffic from the U.S. Route 119-Route 3 intersection in Boone County up to the former Hobet mountaintop removal mining site which Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and others hope will be a...
  • Flash floods tear through Culloden (West Virginia) communities

    07/14/2016 7:59:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies ^ | July 14, 2016 | Sean DeLancey, Jarrod Clay
    CULLODEN, WV (WCHS/WVAH) — As flash floods raged through Huntington, the storms continued down I-64 to Culloden where several communities were flooded. Many people living along Route 60 in Culloden said they have never seen flooding like they did Thursday evening, and right now, they’re happy to be alive. Home video from a Culloden resident shows mobile homes sitting like islands in floodwaters. Torrential rains in the afternoon caused flash flooding in much of the area.
  • Second suit filed against Blue Creek Academy (West Virginia)

    07/13/2016 6:26:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies ^ | July 13, 2016 | Ryan Quinn , Staff Writer
    A second former Blue Creek Academy student, along with one of his parents, has filed suit against the now-closed Kanawha County Christian boys boarding school, its leaders and its sponsor, Bible Baptist Church, over allegations that he was starved and physically abused there. The minor’s lawsuit, filed late last month, also alleges that he was sexually abused by a school staff member’s son due to “lack of supervision and other improper standards utilized by the facility.” The ongoing suit against the same defendants filed by a separate minor in May 2015 alleges sexual abuse by another student, but doesn’t specify...
  • Deputies arrest Charleston (West Virginia) man for posing as a flood victim

    07/05/2016 6:07:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies ^ | July 5, 2016 | wowk
    KANAWHA COUNTY, WV - A 30-year-old Charleston man faces up to ten years in jail for being accused of taking items from a flood relief center, the man is not a flood victim. According to the criminal complaint workers at the Elkview Baptist Church Flood Relief Site noticed Brandon Mattox had made several trips into the relief site taking large amounts of flood relief supplies. This included diapers, baby wipes, medical supplies, cleaning supplies and numerous other household items. The criminal complaint goes on to say he drew the attention of workers when he would have them dig through the...
  • ABC’s Martha Raddatz Asks Trump Supporter If ‘KFC Hillary Special’ Goes ‘Too Far’ [VIDEO]

    07/03/2016 9:23:11 AM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies ^ | July 3, 2016 | Steve Guest
    Guest host of ABC’s “This Week” Martha Raddatz incredulously asked a female supporter of Donald Trump if she was offended by the slogan “KFC Hillary Special: Two fat thighs, two small breasts, left wing.”Earlier this week Raddatz was in Pennsylvania near the Ohio-West Virginia border following the Trump campaign where she said she found “Trump die-hards” who want “more jobs and the removal of regulations on the coal mines.”
  • 14-year-old still missing after floods destroy home in White Sulphur Springs

    07/03/2016 9:24:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies ^ | July 2, 2016 | Jake Jarvis
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — The only thing holding the family together was a few extension cords. Jason Phillips, 15, tied himself to his father and then to his younger brother and sister using whatever random cords he could find in their home on Mill Hill Drive. By this point, they knew they were going into the flood water raging just outside the door, the water that would go on to knock their home off its foundation. But the water was too strong.
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...
  • Family living in tents after flooding destroys home (West Virginia)

    07/01/2016 10:58:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies ^ | July 1, 2016 | wowk
    Nicholas County - Hundreds of people across the state have lost their homes to the deadly floods. Some are now living with friends or family and some are now in shelters. For the time being Arthur Neff and his family are living in tents in Birch River on the land where their trailer used to sit. "I reckon this would be the living room, there's a bedroom," he said as he described the current living space in the tents.
  • Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church works to recover from flood

    06/30/2016 7:36:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies ^ | June 30 2016 | Nicky Walters
    All week volunteers have been rolling up their sleeves and gutting a church that has been a place of comfort for generations. Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Elkview, WV and their school Elk Valley Christian were filled with mud and water. Lee Swor has been the pastor for 30 years. He said the outpouring of help has been an inspiration.
  • Clay County, WV warns looters

    06/29/2016 2:12:13 PM PDT · by NorthMountain · 12 replies
    TriState Update WOWK ^ | Posted: Jun 28, 2016 10:27 PM EST | By Chase Numbers
    CLAY COUNTY, WV - Jesse Denton and his family lost almost all their belongings in high flood waters last week -- even his prized Chevy Camaro started floating down the river. "We estimate that about 80 percent of our stuff (is gone)," Denton said. "We have a storage unit up in Elkview and that had about two-and-a-half feet of water over everything. And at a certain point you just start saying, if water got on it, you throw it out." Denton said he and his family have been cleaning 24/7 but they still can't stay in their home. And after...
  • 2 Greenbrier County (West Virginia) Women Arrested for Pretending to be Flood Victims

    06/29/2016 1:52:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies ^ | June 29, 2016 | wowk
    Greenbrier County, WV - Two Greenbrier County women are out on bond after being arrested for pretending to be victims of the recent flooding. The Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department says Donna Lynn Allen and Elizabeth Ann Martin, both of Lewisburg, were caught taking supplies, food, and water from various flood relief shelters. Allen allegedly told officers that she lived in White Sulphur Springs and lost her home in the severe weather. Deputies later found out that both women live in an apartment complex in Lewisburg that was untouched by the flooding.
  • Fayette County (West Virginia) residents form armed patrols to fend off looters

    06/26/2016 8:54:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies ^ | June 26, 2016 | Jerrod Clay
    FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WCHS/WVAH) — The Fayette County Sheriff's Office said it has received multiple threats of looting and is warning looters of harsh punishments. A release from the sheriff's office said the Nallen and Russelville areas have suffered extensive flood damage and many of its residents have lost nearly everything. It this time of crisis, some people are coming into the area to loot homes.
  • 24 now dead as a result of the West Virginia Storm

    06/25/2016 7:32:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies ^ | June 25, 2016 | wowk
    According to a news release from the WV Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 24 people are now dead as a result of these deadly storms. Gov. Early Tomblin announced the request for a Federal Disaster Declaration has been granted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist West Virginians after extreme flooding on Thursday and Friday. The news release adds the declaration will provide individual assistance which includes emergency medical support, housing and addresses a number of immediate needs to residents in Greenbrier, Kanawha and Nicholas Counties. 16 people have been found dead in Greenbrier County, six in...
  • Hundreds trapped in shopping plaza in Elkview (West Virginia) after bridge collapses

    06/24/2016 2:26:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | June 24, 2016 | Kelsey Hoak
    ELKVIEW, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Emergency crews are working to rescue hundreds of people trapped at the Elkview Crossings Mall. On Thursday night, the overpass bridge into the shopping annex gave-way to flood waters and is completely washed out. The Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority says they are estimating about 500 people are stuck in the plaza. At this time they are not sure how to rescue all of the people. One of the options they are considering is building a temporary bridge. But at this time it is unclear what they will do.
  • West Virginia Governor declares State of Emergency for 44 counties

    06/24/2016 2:15:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | June 23, 2016 | WSAZ
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has declared a State of Emergency for 44 counties. This excludes the Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Grant, Hardy, Mineral, Hampshire, Morgan, Berkeley, and Jefferson counties.
  • Man Dies in Flash Flooding (West Virginia)

    06/23/2016 8:47:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies ^ | June 23, 2016 | wowk
    KANAWHA COUNTY, WV - Kanawha County Dispatchers tell 13 News an elderly man has died in the flash flooding in Clendenin. This is the first fatality dispatchers know of during this storm. This happened in the Jordan Creek Road area of Clendenin. Dispatchers say their preliminary reports show 50 homes have been damaged and 20 destroyed in this storm so far.
  • People stuck at the Elkview (West Virginia) Shopping Center

    06/23/2016 8:43:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies ^ | June 23, 2016 | wowk
    ELKVIEW, WV - The water and gas lines supplying the Elk View Shopping Center have broken. 13 News Assignment Editor Michael Carmen says there is no water at the businesses and they can't use the gas now either. Kmart is allowing its employees to stay the night in the business. Carmen adds the road in and out of the shopping center washed out at 8:30 p.m.
  • Judge nixes 'ridiculous' EPA request to block testimony in coal case

    06/17/2016 11:41:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2016 | Timothy Cama
    A federal judge ruled Friday that a lobbyist and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official can testify for a coal company in its lawsuit against the agency. The EPA had sought to block Jeff Holmstead, who led the EPA’s air pollution office under then-President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, from appearing as an expert witness in Murray Energy Corp.’s case. The agency argued that Holmstead’s time at the EPA is a significant conflict of interest and his testimony would amount to little more than unreliable legal conclusions. The EPA “effectively argues that, because Mr. Holmstead once worked at...
  • Rapes, Daily Beatings, and No Escape: Christian School Was Hell For These Boys

    06/12/2016 9:30:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    dailybeast ^ | June 12, 2016 | Brandy Zadronzy
    Blue Creek Academy was an abusive hell on earth, former students say—and the principal who ran it is now heading up a new Bible school in another state. Jacob* dressed himself in a camouflage jacket and a matching beanie on the summer morning he ran away into the West Virginia hills. At 14 years old, he was one of the youngest, smallest, and longest-attending students at Blue Creek Academy, a religious reform school for boys from which he was desperate to escape. Blue Creek Academy was made up of an old schoolhouse and several cabins situated on a remote campground...
  • Dismemberment abortion ban takes effect in West Virginia

    06/05/2016 12:48:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies ^ | June 2, 2016 | Danny David
    On Sunday, West Virginia’s Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Act officially took effect. The law, which bans D&E abortions, passed in February but was vetoed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. As Live Action News’ Calvin Freiburger reported, less than 24 hours later, West Virginia’s House and Senate overwhelmingly voted to override the veto. According to NRL News, the ban on dismemberment abortions was supported by 100% of West Virginia’s women senators and 83% of women delegates. The ban received extensive bipartisan support, and State Sen. Ryan Ferns argues that the ban is just common sense legislation. “We’re talking about ripping...
  • West Virginia Man Facing More Than 1,000 Sex Charges

    06/01/2016 2:47:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies ^ | June 1, 2016 | wowk
    A Tucker County man is facing more than 1,000 sex charges involving a family member. James Dixson Wilson, 52, of Dryfork, is charged with 553 counts of second degree sexual assault and 553 counts of sexual abuse by parent or guardian, which totals 1,106 counts, according to the Tucker County Sheriff's Department. Deputies in Tucker County received a referral from the Department of Health and Human Resources on May 19 regarding a possible sexual assault. During an interview with 16-year-old female victim, she told authorities the assault took place in July 2008 during a family reunion.
  • UPDATE: 3rd Juvenile Petition Served in Clay County

    05/19/2016 9:58:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies ^ | Updated: May 19, 2016 | Nicky Walters
    UPDATE (11:30 AM 5/19/16): The West Virginia State Police served a third juvenile petition to a 13-year-old boy on Thursday, May 19th, for incidents at Clay Middle School. The petition was served for the crimes of making terroristic threats, conspiracy to commit murder, and solicitation to commit murder
  • Woman Dies of 'Fat Embolism' During ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’

    05/17/2016 7:34:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    NBC News, Miami Herald via MRC TV ^ | May 17, 2016 | By Dan Krauth KNBC Miami, By Daniel Chang Miami Herald via Ben Graham
    A West Virginia woman died after suffering a “fat embolism” while undergoing plastic surgery to increase the size of her gluteal region.  Heather Meadows, a 29-year-old mother of two, was killed by fat particles that entered her bloodstream through a vein during a lipid transfer procedure. The fat particles clogged arteries in her heart and lungs, causing cascading organ failure and death. She was taken to an emergency room after going into cardiac arrest during the cosmetic surgery and was pronounced dead on arrival. This fat transfer procedure is common in what is called a “Brazilian butt lift,” where liposuction...
  • Over four in 10 Sanders voters in West Virginia would vote for Trump

    05/11/2016 5:25:25 AM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 10, 2016 | Melissa Herrmann, Jennifer De Pinto and Ellen Uchimiya
    In November, Donald Trump would be the choice of 44 percent of West Virginia Democratic primary voters who supported Bernie Sanders Tuesday, CBS News early exit polling found. But support for Trump in the general election is largely driven by independents who were allowed to vote in West Virginia's Democratic primary. More than half would back Trump against either Hillary Clinton or Sanders.
  • Clinton Finishes Third In West Virginia County That Literally Gave Her The Finger

    05/12/2016 3:57:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies ^ | May 12, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign team knew she was going to lose in West Virginia. As I’ve said in a previous post , the state hasn’t gone Republican since 1996 and Romney won every county in 2012. After the Democratic primary on Tuesday, 42 percent of Democrats want the next president to be less liberal, with 44 percent of Bernie Sanders supporters saying they’ll vote for Trump in November. It’s just a more conservative electorate across the board, which is why Clinton’s damage control regarding her remarks about putting coal miners out of business was so offensive. She doesn’t care; she...