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47 min ago | WCHS-TV Charleston

Man Accused Of Stealing ATV, Crashing After Pursuit

Elkview , Kanawha County , West Virginia A man faces charges after deputies said he stole an ATV, fled from deputies and then crashed the vehicle into a creek.

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Related Topix: Elkview, WV, Charleston, WV

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WCHS-TV Charleston

Man Injured In Motorcycle Accident

Cedar Grove , Kanawha County , West Virginia A man is hurt after dispatchers say he wrecked his motorcycle in Cedar Grove Friday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Cedar Grove, WV, Huntington, WV

West Virginia Metro

Indictments in 3 Kanawha County murder cases

A Kanawha County grand jury handed up indictments on three murder cases Friday. A total of 77 defendants were indicted on various charges by the panel.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Dunbar, WV, St. Albans, WV, South Charleston, WV

WCHS-TV Charleston

Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault Charge

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A man accused of raping and abducting a 13-year-old girl pleaded guilty Friday to third degree sexual assault.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Kanawha City, WV, Monongalia County, WV

WCHS-TV Charleston

WV State To Hold Emergency Drill Friday

Kaylin Searles, Trevor John Anderson Reported: Jul. 25, 2014 8:12 AM EDT Updated: Jul. 25, 2014 8:18 AM EDT Institute , Kanawha County , West Virginia On-lookers don't need to be alarmed Friday if they see something out of the ordinary happening in Institute.

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Related Topix: Institute, WV, Huntington, WV, Drugs

WCHS-TV Charleston

Walkers Welcome At Charleston Distance Run

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia People don't have to run away from the idea of participating in the Charleston Distance Run just because they are not a runner.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, University of Charleston

WCHS-TV Charleston

WV Capitol Police Officer Kills Copperhead On Capitol Grounds

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A state Capitol police officer has killed a copperhead snake on the Capitol grounds in Charleston.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

West Virginia Metro

Kanawha County Commission votes to begin removal proceedings against Prosecutor Mark Plants

The Kanawha County Commission voted Thursday night to begin removal proceedings against elected Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants due to the ongoing costs of special prosecutors.

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Related Topix: Putnam County, WV

WCHS-TV Charleston

Man Arrested For Indecent Exposure Has Ties To Local Youth Sports

Nitro , Kanawha County , West Virginia Eyewitness News has learned the man accused of exposing himself to young girls in Nitro has ties to youth sports in the area.

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Related Topix: Nitro, WV, Dunbar, WV, Cross Lanes, WV

WCHS-TV Charleston

2 Charged With Murder And 1 Charged With Robbery In Court

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A woman charged with robbery, finally caught, and in court today for her preliminary hearing.

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WCHS-TV Charleston

Suspect In West Side Murder Waives Preliminary Hearing

Heath Harrison, Chris Williams Reported: Jul. 24, 2014 3:21 PM EDT Updated: Jul. 24, 2014 3:41 PM EDT Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia The suspect in the murder of a Charleston woman waived his preliminary hearing Thursday.

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West Virginia Metro

Mooney vs. Casey

The Democrat and Republican nominees for Second District Congress got together for the first time in a head-to-head setting Thursday but it wasn't called a debate.

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Related Topix: West Virginia, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Core, WV

WCHS-TV Charleston

WV Organizations To Push For Anti-Cancer Vaccines

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia More than a dozen healthcare organizations in West Virginia will meet in Charleston Thursday to push for increased use of an anti-cancer vaccine.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WCHS-TV Charleston

WV Man Sues GM Over Wife's Crash Death

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A West Virginia man has filed a lawsuit against General Motors Corp., claiming a defective ignition switch in a Chevrolet Cobalt caused a 2006 accident that killed his pregnant wife.

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Related Topix: Man, WV, Charleston, WV

WCHS-TV Charleston

Persons Of Interests Named In East End Shooting Investigation

Taisha Walker, Kaylin Searles Reported: Jul. 23, 2014 3:28 PM EDT Updated: Jul. 23, 2014 3:44 PM EDT Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Police have named two persons of interest in connection with a shooting investigation on Charleston's East End.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

WCHS-TV Charleston

Man Charged After Police Say He Exposed Himself To Two Girls

Nitro , Kanawha County , West Virginia Nitro police arrested a man Wednesday, after police said he exposed himself to two female juveniles in May. .

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WCHS-TV Charleston

Mobile Home Fire Reported On Victoria Road In Cross Lanes Area

Cross Lanes , Kanawha County , West Virginia Two fire departments are battling a double-wide mobile home fire in the Cross Lanes area, Metro 911 said.

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Related Topix: Cross Lanes, WV, Dunbar, WV, South Charleston, WV, Charleston, WV

WCHS-TV Charleston

Man Charged With Firing Shots Near School Pleads Guilty

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A New York man, charged with firing shots within a thousand feet of a Charleston school, dropped his plea agreement Wednesday.

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West Virginia Metro

Back to square one for Kanawha County Commission

The state tax commissioner let the Kanawha County Commission know Wednesday that he's not going to get involved in the controversy involving elected Prosecutor Mark Plants.

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Related Topix: Logan County, WV

West Virginia Metro

State Democratic party chair says all candidates must comply with the law

The chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party is defending the questions raised about two Republican House candidates in court filings this week.

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Related Topix: US News, Preston County, WV

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