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1 hr ago | WCHS-TV Charleston

West Virginia State Police Testing For New Cadets

Dunbar , Kanawha County , West Virginia It's a dangerous job, but sometimes being a state trooper just runs in your blood.

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5 hrs ago | WCHS-TV Charleston

Residents Warned Of Scam Targeting E-ZPass Customers

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning residents about a scam targeting E-ZPass customers.

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10 hrs ago | WCHS-TV Charleston

Man Accused Of Threatening To Shoot People At Nitro Theater

Mamie Buoy, Katy Brown Reported: Jul. 12, 2014 11:32 AM EDT Updated: Jul. 12, 2014 11:40 AM EDT Nitro , Kanawha County , West Virginia A Cross Lanes man is charged with making terroristic threats after he allegedly threatened to shoot people at a Nitro movie theater.

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14 hrs ago | WCHS-TV Charleston

US Appeals Panel Stands By EPA In Coal Ruling

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A federal appeals court is declining to stand in the way of the Obama administration's efforts to block water pollution from mountaintop removal coal mining.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Charleston, WV, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

18 hrs ago | WCHS-TV Charleston

911 Call From I-79 Crash Released

Mink Shoals , Kanawha County , West Virginia Newly-released 911 tapes paint a haunting and disturbing picture of the events that unfolded Thursday, as a man rammed into five cars before crashing and later dying.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

WCHS-TV Charleston

Man Pleads Guilty To Stalking, Indecent Exposure

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A man admitted Friday to a disturbing crime in court that involved young girls in Charleston.

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West Virginia Metro

Guilty plea in Kanawha County murder case

Timothy Paul Shafer, 29, pleaded guilty to killing Nancy Lynch at her Jefferson Ave. home in St. Albans back in January.

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WCHS-TV Charleston

Air Checks Not Planned During WV Tank Removal

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia State and federal environmental officials say they don't have a way to monitor air quality as chemical storage tanks are taken down at the industrial site that fouled public drinking supplies for 300,000 West Virginia water customers.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

WCHS-TV Charleston

Cheap Eats Available Friday

Kaylin Searles, Martin Hicks Reported: Jul. 11, 2014 8:04 AM EDT Updated: Jul. 11, 2014 8:43 AM EDT Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Foodies can almost dub this Friday as "Free Food Friday" with the multiple cheap eats that are available.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Cow Appreciation Day, Life, Holidays

WCHS-TV Charleston

Possible Water Rescue At Haddad Riverfront Park

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Crews are on the scene of a possible water rescue in Charleston.

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West Virginia Metro

Tomblin makes Development Office appointment

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed an eastern Kanawha County native to a key position in the state Development Office.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin, Wood County, WV

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WCHS-TV Charleston

South Charleston Police Seek Robbery Suspect

South Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia South Charleston Police are looking for a woman, whom they say lured men to her house from a website, with the promise of sex, only it was all part of an elaborate robbery scheme.

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WCHS-TV Charleston

Man Involved In Hit And Runs Dies From Injuries He Receives After Flipping Vehicle

Bob Aaron, Jeff Morris Reported: Jul. 10, 2014 3:13 PM EDT Updated: Jul. 10, 2014 5:26 PM EDT Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Authorities said a driver who hit multiple vehicles and fled the scene has died from injuries he received when he flipped his vehicle on Interstate 79 near Mink Shoals.

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WCHS-TV Charleston

Study Says WV Spilled Chemical Could Be More Toxic Than First Thought

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A new study shows a chemical that spilled into West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply in January could be more toxic than a previous test indicated.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, University of South Alabama, US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin

WCHS-TV Charleston

WV Deaf, Blind School Workers Fight For Jobs

Associated Press Also Contributing: Kaylin Searles Reported: Jul. 10, 2014 8:30 AM EDT Updated: Jul. 10, 2014 8:47 AM EDT Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Child care workers at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind are asking the state Board of Education to reconsider a new policy requiring them to obtain an associate's ... (more)

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WCHS-TV Charleston

WV Fire Departments Get Funds For Gear

Associated Press Also Contributing: Kaylin Searles Reported: Jul. 10, 2014 8:13 AM EDT Updated: Jul. 10, 2014 8:21 AM EDT Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Local fire departments are sharing more than $10,000 from West Virginia American Water to buy gear and training materials.

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WCHS-TV Charleston

Group Proposes Changes To Charleston Traffic Patterns

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Imagine Charleston unveiled its proposed plans Wednesday evening, which include changing some of the city's one-way streets back to two-way traffic.

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WCHS-TV Charleston

Charleston Police Say Man Charged After Urinating On Cruiser

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Charleston police said a man faces multiple charges after he urinated on a city police cruiser parked at the Transit Mall.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

WCHS-TV Charleston

Boy Scouts OK Merger Of Two WV-Based Councils

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Being prepared is the first rule in scouting.

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WCHS-TV Charleston

Man Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud In Kickback Scheme

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A 52-year-old Logan County man faces up to three years in prison after admitting to filing false tax returns in connection with a kickback scheme that authorities said involved an Arch Coal official.

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