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51 min ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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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13 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Kanawha City, WV

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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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Romney, WV, Evans, WV

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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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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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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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, South Charleston, WV, Logan, WV

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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Related Topix: Man, WV, Charleston, WV, Prison, Logan County, WV

WCHS-TV Charleston

Woman Pleads Guilty In Connection With St. Albans Stabbing Death

St. Albans , Kanawha County , West Virginia One of three people charged in connection with the stabbing death of a woman at her Jefferson Avenue home in St. Albans has pleaded guilty.

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$11k fine for West Virginia company that poisoned water for 300k people

The banks of the Elk River, where Kanawha County emergency services eventually determined the chemical had seeped through a secondary containment barrier, is seen on January 10, 2014 in Charleston, West Virginia.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Environmental Law, Law, OSHA

WCHS-TV Charleston

WV State Police In Running For Best Looking Cruiser

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia The blue cruiser with the gold top is a trademark for the West Virginia State Police.

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IHOP Celebrates 56 Years Of Service

Kaylin Searles, Rachel Tarr Reported: Jul. 8, 2014 1:50 PM EDT Updated: Jul. 8, 2014 2:45 PM EDT Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A popular restaurant known for its breakfast food is serving up something special Tuesday for its 56th birthday.

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Related Topix: Rachel, WV, Charleston, WV, Breakfast, Life, Food

WCHS-TV Charleston

Holiday Traffic Up 2 Percent On WV Turnpike

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Toll workers on the West Virginia Turnpike handled more than 1 million transactions during the Fourth of July holiday period.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, White Sulphur Springs, WV, Parkersburg, WV

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WCHS-TV Charleston

Kanawha Shelter Under Fire For Euthanizing Animals

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Kanawha County's Animal Shelter is taking heat on Facebook, after putting 7 dogs down on Monday.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Startups, Facebook

WCHS-TV Charleston

Third Phase Of WV State Government Computer System Launched

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia West Virginia has launched the third phase of a project incorporating state agencies under one computer system.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Charleston, WV, US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin

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