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  • Rallies Held Across The County Calling For Federal Government To Cut Funding For Planned Parenthood

    08/22/2015 3:12:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    www.wchstv.com ^ | Aug 22 2015, | Christopher A. Williams, Jarrod Clay
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Across the country Saturday, pro-life supporters got together to protest Planned Parenthood with the goal of getting the federal government to cut funding for the organization. Closer to home, a group gathered at the Women’s Choice Clinic in Charleston. Dozens gathered outside the clinic Saturday afternoon and were just a few of the thousands protesting Planned Parenthood nationwide. “They are harming unborn children, and even the parents in the meantime. They’re harming the mothers who come in. Not only physically, but emotionally,” Amanda Perkins said. Planned Parenthood has been in the spotlight recently when videos of employees...
  • UPDATE: W.Va. Gov Expands State of Emergency after Flash Flooding

    07/14/2015 3:25:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    wsaz.com ^ | Jul 14, 2015 | Anna Baxter, The Associated Press
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has expanded the state of the emergency to nine counties after Monday's flash flooding. The state of emergency now includes, Braxton, Wood, Webster, Clay, Lincoln, Logan, Nicholas, Putnam and Roane counties. The counties were added Tuesday afternoon after more damage was assessed. These counties experienced anything from rock slides and mudslides to flooding and property damage, according to the governor's proclamation.
  • Two ResCare Employees Charged With Abuse of Incapacitated Adult

    07/04/2015 5:00:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | Jul 03, 2015 | By Melissa Murray, Marion & Taylor County Reporter
    FAIRMONT - Two caregivers are charged with abuse and neglect of an incapacitated adult after Fairmont police said they sprayed a man with a water hose. Court documents said Melissa Shonce, 33, and Courtney Mundell, 21, were trying to get a man to come inside the ResCare facility on Mary Lou Retton Drive on June 10. When he did not, officers said the women sprayed the man with the water hose. Police said an officer received a complaint from a ResCare director.
  • [Letter from 2013] OBGYN describes abortion complications, urges admitting privileges for abortionis

    06/15/2015 8:47:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Liveactionnews.org ^ | Letter from 2013 Jun 14, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    Dr. Bryan Calhoun, vice chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at West Virginia University, explains why abortionists should have admitting privileges. We commonly (I personally probably at least weekly) see patients at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in our emergency room or ultrasound center with complications from abortions at the centers in Charleston: so much for “safe and legal.” These patients are told to come to our hospital because the abortion clinic providers do not have hospital privileges to care for their patients, so we must treat them as emergency “drop ins.… No other medical providers are allowed to care...
  • Capuchin friars to leave W.Va. after more than a century

    06/12/2015 6:45:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Charlestondailymail.com ^ | June 11, 2015 | Charlotte Ferrell Smith,
    After more than a century of ministry and service to West Virginia, the Capuchin friars are leaving the Mountain State this month. Vows as Capuchin friars require they live together in community as brothers, sharing a prayer life and meals. A minimum of three brothers is necessary to fulfill this supportive environment. The area has two Capuchin friars serving five Catholic parishes in Kanawha and Putnam counties. The Rev. James Kurtz serves St. Anthony on Charleston’s West Side and Our Lady of the Hills in Elkview. The Rev. Joseph Tuscan serves Holy Trinity in Nitro, Christ the King in Dunbar...
  • After 100 years of service, Capuchins leave West Side (West Virginia)

    06/15/2015 12:04:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    wvgazette.com ^ | David Gutman, Staff writer
    For more than 100 years, an order of Capuchin Franciscan priests has prayed and preached in the Kanawha Valley, celebrating baptisms and marriages, comforting the bereaved, ministering to the needs of generation after generation of Catholics, always based in a small church on the West Side of Charleston. As of today, the Capuchin presence on the West Side, in Charleston, in the Kanawha Valley and in the state of West Virginia, is no more. The order’s provincial minister, based in Pittsburgh, made the decision to reassign the two remaining Capuchin priests in the state after concluding the community here could...
  • Manchin: Gun Control ‘Made Sense’ in 2013, And ‘It Makes Sense Now’

    04/22/2015 8:30:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/22/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a Monday appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) defended his post-Sandy Hook gun control push as something that “made sense” in 2013 and something that “makes sense now.” Host Joe Scarborough approached the subject by talking about how he and Manchin came from different backgrounds — one a Republican and the other a Democrat — yet they found common ground in “[talking] about the need for background checks” and about how they “disagreed with the NRA” post-Sandy Hook.
  • Moms Demand Loses: WV Senate Votes to Repeal Concealed Permit Requirement

    03/04/2015 7:58:30 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/3/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has been on somewhat of a skid for quite some time, from Staples’ headquarters telling group members to get off its property to Starbucks refusing to ban guns in its stores–Moms Demand Action’s claims notwithstanding–to Kroger, Fred Meyer, Harris Teeter, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) ignoring its gun control requests, as well.
  • West Virginia hospital sees many patients with abortion complications, says Doctor who...

    01/26/2015 9:55:15 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | March 11, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    FULL TITLE: West Virginia hospital sees many patients with abortion complications, says Doctor who supports admitting privileges for abortionists “We commonly (I personally probably at least weekly) see patients at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in our emergency room or ultrasound center with complications from abortions at the centers in Charleston: so much for “safe and legal.” These patients are told to come to our hospital because the abortion clinic providers do not have hospital privileges to care for their patients, so we must treat them as emergency “drop ins.… No other medical providers are allowed to care for patients, have...
  • West Virginia abortion ban bill filed again after veto

    01/20/2015 6:47:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    newsandsentinel.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | Associated Press
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Democrat has refiled a proposal banning abortions after 20 weeks gestation in West Virginia, despite its veto last year. On Tuesday, Fayette County Del. David Perry reintroduced the bill that Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed. It bans abortions after 20 weeks, except for when expectant mothers have certain serious medical emergencies. Leading up to last year's election, the Democratic-run House and Senate passed the proposal overwhelmingly.
  • Lawsuit: Bad meatloaf led to the deaths of former West Virginia lawmaker and her husband

    11/17/2014 12:30:43 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 07, 2014/ | Associated Press (AP)
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A lawsuit is blaming a restaurant's bad meatloaf for the deaths of a former West Virginia state lawmaker and her husband. Former Delegate Virginia Starcher's family filed the lawsuit last month against New Albany, Ohio-based Bob Evans Farms in Jackson County Circuit Court. Bob Evans spokeswoman Hinda Mitchell said Friday the chain will vigorously defend itself in the matter. Starcher and her husband, Harold, ate part of their meatloaf meals from a Bob Evans in Ripley in October 2012. Their takeout dishes included meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli and a roll, the lawsuit says.
  • Students from Winfield, WV are upset that religion based tradition has been called off

    05/29/2014 5:45:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | Nicky Walters,
    WINFIELD, WV - Students at Winfield High School in Winfield, WV have started a petition asking the Putnam County Board of Education to reconsider their decision to remove a popular graduation day tradition. Coach Leon McCoy is well known in Winfield, WV. He has made it a tradition to speak at Winfield High School's graduation. But after complaints from some parents about the religious theme in his presentation the speech has been called off. Students are fighting back. "I think it is very disappointing and unfortunate that Coach McCoy can't speak," said senior Hannah Clark. She said when she was...
  • Four correctional officers and four other inmates indicted in a plot to kill another inmate

    04/20/2014 9:31:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    WOWK ^ | Patti Nieto
    WV State Regional Jail Authority Director, Joe DeLong, confirms that four correctional officers and four other inmates are now charged after they plotted to kill another inmate. DeLong, who is currently Boston attending the marathon, says the information surrounding the investigation came out Friday when the indictment was unsealed in Cabell County, WV. DeLong adds the correctional officers involved in the incident which occurred in October of 2013 are no longer with the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority. Steven D. Adkins of Milton, WV is one of the correctional officers charged. He has been charged with accessory before the fact...
  • 8 month investigation on downtown business nets arrest, drugs, stolen property

    04/04/2014 5:25:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | Jessie Shafer
    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Charleston police executed a search warrant on a downtown Charleston business Wednesday evening following an 8 month investigation. According to officers, it happened at the Middle East Mart, located by the Transit Mall around 6 p.m. Authorities told 13 News that undercover officers were made aware that the business had been receiving stolen property, as a result, the investigation was launched. Undercover officers had been selling employees at the business items that those employees believed were stolen. Those items were marked. During the raid of the business, officers located those stolen items, marijuana, and an undisclosed...
  • Democrat Joe Manchin Says He Will Vote for 20-Week Abortion Ban

    04/01/2014 8:44:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    UPDATE: After the announcement (below) of the ad campaign against him, Manchin has indicated he will support the legislation. As John McCormack of the Weekly Standard reports: On Tuesday afternoon, West Virginia’s Joe Manchin became the first Democrat in the United States Senate to support a federal bill that would ban most abortions during the final four months of pregnancy. “If it comes to the floor, I’m voting for it,” Manchin told THE WEEKLY STANDARD following the Senate Democrats’ weekly luncheon. Manchin also declined to say whether or not he would take the additional step of cosponsoring the federal late-term...
  • Group Rallies Against W.Va. Governor's Veto of 'Abortion Bill'

    04/01/2014 8:35:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WSAZ ^ | staff
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Members of West Virginians for Life rallied Tuesday in Charleston and had a candlelight vigil later that night at the Governor's Mansion. It was in protest of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's veto of House Bill 4588 -- the so-called Abortion Bill. It would have prevented abortions after 20 weeks unless there were overriding medical concerns for the mother's health and life. Organizers of the vigil said they wanted to show Tomblin how they felt about the veto of a bill putting new restrictions on late-term abortions.
  • Why Hasn’t “Pro-Life” Democrat Joe Manchin Sponsored the 20-Week Abortion Ban?

    04/01/2014 12:13:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    One of the members of the U.S. Senate who says he is pro-life on abortion has not yet co-sponsored the most important piece of legislation in the Senate that would ban abortions after 20 weeks based on scientific evidence showing unborn babies feel pain. That’s the question the Susan B. Anthony List wants to get answered. joemanchinTo put pressure on Manchin to support the bill, the SBA List today informed LifeNews of a $20,000 radio ad buy encouraging Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia to become the first Democratic senator to cosponsor the federal Pain Capable Unborn Child Act. The...
  • West Virginia’s “Pro-Life” Governor Vetoes Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

    03/30/2014 11:24:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Democratic Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, who describes himself as pro-life and campaigned as a pro-life candidate, has vetoed a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. West Virginians for Life, the statewide pro-life group, tells LifeNews it is disappointed in Governor Tomblin’s veto of HB 4588, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Similar bills have been passed in ten other states and Governor Tomblin is the only governor who has vetoed one of these bills. fetalpain2In his veto message, the Governor claimed that attorneys advised him the bill was unconstitutional. Many cite an Arizona law as proof,...
  • Grand Jury Indicts Parents Who Raped 11-Year-Old Daughter, Took Her for Abortion

    03/14/2014 2:07:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A grand jury has indicted parents of an 11-year-old girl in West Virginia who were arrested after arranging for an abortion following a case of pregnancy after incest. 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 statadkinsutory rape. On Wednesday,...
  • West Virginia House Passes Abortion Bill

    03/09/2014 2:37:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    WSAZ ^ | WSAZ
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A bill to prohibit abortions later than 20 weeks after conception has passed the West Virginia House and will be sent to the governor to sign into law. On Saturday, the House passed the bill 85-15 with two delegates not voting. House Speaker Tim Miley denied requests to talk about the bill. The Democrat from Harrison said lawmakers had too many bills to get through. West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin says he's concerned that a bill to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks could be unconstitutional.
  • W.Va. House panel OKs bill to limit abortions

    02/17/2014 6:10:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | staff
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia House of Delegates committee has voted to pass a bill to limit abortions after 20 weeks. The proposal passed Monday in the Committee on Health would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks unless a physician deems a woman's medical complications pose a risk to her life or would cause irreversible physical impairment. This does not include a woman's psychological or mental condition. The bill would also compel physicians who perform abortions after 20 weeks to do so in such a way that provides the best opportunity for the unborn child to survive.
  • Man injured in hammer attack outside W.Va. mall

    12/21/2013 1:20:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | WOWK
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Police in Charleston say two juveniles have been charged in a hammer attack outside the Charleston Town Center mall. Media outlets report the attack occurred on the Court Street side of the mall Thursday night. Police say Ryan Lynch of Charleston underwent surgery for a head injury at Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital.
  • Salvation Army bell ringer robbed at gunpoint

    12/16/2013 4:56:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | Lucas Hannon
    CHARLESTON, WV - Police are on the lookout for a suspect in an armed robbery in Huntington, WV. According to dispatchers, it happened outside of Kroger, located on 1st Street and 7th Avenue at 2:37 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Dispatchers say a male armed with a handgun robbed one of the bell ringers of The Salvation Army, took an entire bucket of donations, and fled on foot. We spoke to bell ringers at another Kroger location on 5th Avenue, who tell us police stopped by to tell them to take precautions.
  • High school basketball coach arrested in Logan County, WV following fight on the court

    12/16/2013 4:54:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | Ariel Rothfield
    LOGAN COUNTY, WV - A fight on a high school basketball court Saturday night led to a coach getting arrested and facing several criminal charges. Logan High School's basketball coach Mark Hatcher was arrested after coaching the school to a victory over Scott High School during the Nationwide Insurance Basketball Classic. According to police, a fight between two opposing players broke out after they struggled for a rebound of a missed shot with only 4:33 on the clock. Punches were thrown during the fight and the two players were eventually ejected from the game.
  • Residents in Barboursville, WV still have trouble signing up on healthcare.gov

    12/01/2013 9:17:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | Ariel Rothfield
    After two months of massive glitches and bugs on the healthcare.gov website, the Obama administration says they met their self-imposed deadline of getting the site running smoothly. The administration said Sunday the site is now working for just about everyone but warned it still needs more fixes. Valley Health's health insurance enrollment campaign in Barboursville, WV proved that while the site has improved many problems, there are still kinks that need to be fixed. During Thanksgiving weekend, Valley Health helped those in need of health insurance sign up at the Huntington Mall in Barboursville, WV. In three days, certified assisters...
  • UPDATE: Man arrested for attacking brother with sword; shoots himself, in Ranger, WV

    11/27/2013 8:22:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 100 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | Lucas Hannon
    According to police, Jeffrey Turley was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 27, and is being held on several charges, including attempted murder. He is being held in the Western Regional Jail on a $300,000 bond. _____ ORIGINAL: The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office are investigating an incident out of Ranger, WV involving a man attacking a relative and then shooting himself. Police say it happened around 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23 at a house in the area of 1002 Barberry Road, just off Route 37. According to Lincoln Sheriff's, a male subject, Jeff Turley, 32, attacked his brother, also a male, with a...
  • Store manager attacked when attempting to stop suspected shoplifters in South Charleston, WV

    11/26/2013 10:14:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 70 replies
    WOWK ^ | staff
    A store manager at Marshalls in South Charleston, WV was attacked when she attempted to stop three women believed to be shoplifters. According to the South Charleston Police Dept., three women were attempting to the leave the store with a cart full of items. The store manager stopped the women at the door and asked for a receipt. According to police, one of the women hit the manager in the face and neck knocking her to the ground. The manager held on to the shopping cart and pulled it down on top of her. One of the women attempted to...
  • Gay rights organization files federal lawsuit challenging W.Va.’s ban on same-sex marriage

    10/01/2013 10:28:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A national gay rights organization sued the state of West Virginia over its ban on same-sex marriages Tuesday, declaring its Defense of Marriage Act a violation of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. New York-based Lambda Legal filed the complaint in U.S. District Court in Huntington on behalf of three same-sex couples and the child of one couple. It filed a similar lawsuit last month challenging Virginia’s ban on gay marriages. In the West Virginia case, Lambda Legal argues the state’s ban unfairly discriminates against same-sex couples and their children. The organization says its clients are...
  • Former church custodian sentenced for sexually assaulting girl, 7, says she 'tempted' him

    09/18/2013 5:51:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    CharlestonDailyMail ^ | Cheryl Caswell
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A former church custodian was sentenced to 15 to 35 years in prison for the sexual abuse of a young family member. Charles Brainard Hogan, 58, of Cross Lanes gave a lengthy statement to Kanawha Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib, telling a courtroom full of people that they had all sinned. "Romans 3:23 says 'for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God,'" Hogan said. "So nobody in this court can say they have not committed any kind of sin, because if they do they are a liar." Hogan said he engaged in sexual acts...
  • Woman Loses Everything When Wrong House is Repossessed

    08/28/2013 5:35:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    WSAZ ^ | Cathleen Moxley
    LOGAN, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A woman is trying to put her life back together after returning home to an empty house. Nikki Bailey got home from visiting her best friend in the hospital just in time to see the repossession company leaving. “I was ready to rip out an IV and leave that hospital,” Pat Fot, Bailey’s best friend, said. Fot knows Bailey makes her house payments. “Everything was gone,” Bailey said. “Living room furniture, my Marshall diploma, my high school diploma, my pictures -- my history. I was teacher of the year. All of that stuff is gone --...
  • 8-Year-Old Stabs Sister in Charleston

    08/26/2013 1:06:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    WSAZ ^ | Cathleen Moxley
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- An 8-year-old boy was taken into custody after police say he stabbed his four-year-old sister in the neck. It happened Sunday afternoon at the family's home on Hunt Avenue in Charleston. Police say the boy was stabbing his sister's baby doll with a steak knife. The girl tried to get the doll back, but police say her brother got upset and stabbed her. The girl was taken to the hospital. Her injuries are non-life threatening, but she is being kept overnight for observation.
  • Buckwild cast member arrested for DUI, other charges

    08/07/2013 8:16:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    WOWK ^ | Jessie Shafer
    uckwild cast member, Joseph "Joey" Patrick Mulcahy, was arrested in Kanawha County Tuesday evening and charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, and failure to report an accident, according to court documents. It happened Tuesday evening. He was arranged just before 11 p.m. According to court documents, West Virginia State Police Troopers were dispatched to the 5300 block of Sissonville Drive to investigate a roll-over style accident. Sissonville firefighters told the arriving Trooper that the driver of the vehicle was taken home by Joe Mulcahy, the defendant's father. Authorities advised Mulcahy Sr. to go get his son. He did,...
  • Dangerous Abortions: Planned Parenthood in West Virginia Opposes Protecting Women

    08/06/2013 6:23:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | Nathan Cherry
    It seems our efforts to shine the light on the abortion industry in West Virginia has not been well received by those in the spotlight. Our goal is to protect women and children from the harms of abortion. Sure, we’d like nothing more than to see abortion ended in this “wild, wonderful” state of ours. But as long as it is legal, we want to make sure women are protected and given the best medical care possible. Oddly, the abortion industry thinks such reasonable standards are unnecessary. It all started when Tia Gravely filed a lawsuit against the largest abortion...
  • Tell the West Virginia Attorney General: Inspect and Close Abortion Clinics

    08/01/2013 11:15:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Life News ^ | Wanda Franz
    Attorney General Morrisey has initiated an effort that requires the help of all of us. He believes that the women of West Virginia deserve to be protected by state regulation and inspection of abortion clinics. He has called for public comment on this issue, and he needs to hear from the pro-life majority in the state. While we might occasionally feel that we have no influence on the pro-life policy of the state, now is a time that we really can make a difference. The politicians of our state need to know that we are here and that we care....
  • Nicholas County, WV woman arrested on forgery charges connected to Alabama cold case

    07/10/2013 4:59:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WOWK ^ | April Kaull
    A West Virginia woman has been arrested on 17 counts of forgery connected to two elderly Alabama women who have been missing for more than a decade. Wanda Kiser, a former neighbor of the missing women, was arrested Tuesday, July 9 in Nicholas County, WV. In July 2012, a human skull was discovered underneath the women's Alabama home. The skull, the only bones found to this point, was sent to the State of Alabama Department of Forensic Science but investigators have not yet been able to identify the skull.
  • NEW: Nicholas County deputies recovering after deadly standoff with elderly man (West Virginia)

    07/08/2013 7:49:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WOWK ^ | Lucas Hannon Ben Nandy Lisa Robbins
    NICHOLAS COUNTY, Wv. - UPDATE: Two Nicholas County deputies are recovering at the hospital following a deadly standoff with an elderly man over the weekend. As of Monday morning, Deputy Buddy Stapleton is listed in satisfactory condition. Deputy Tommy Allison is listed as 'under evaluation', according to Charleston Area Medical Center. Stapleton was shot in the leg and Allison was shot in the face during a four-hour long standoff, according to West Virginia State Police. On Saturday, deputies responded to complaints of an argument between a neighbor and 84-year-old John Evans. Stapleton was the first deputy on scene. Investigators said...
  • UPDATE: Parent says son turns self in for damage to Braxton County buses (WVA)

    06/19/2013 8:53:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    wowk ^ | Jessie Shafer
    A parent contacted 13 News reporter Jessie Shafer Wednesday evening, saying his son had turned himself in for the vandalism to 30 Braxton County school buses. That suspect is underage, and as a result, his name will not be released. The father said he is extremely disappointed in his son, and asked for privacy following the confession. We have numerous calls into the Braxton County detachment of the West Virginia State Police and the Braxton County Sheriff's Office, and will update this story as new details arise.
  • West Virginia does not regulate or inspect abortion facilities: report

    06/12/2013 6:51:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Life Site ^ | Ben Johnson
    CHARLESTON, WV, June 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The allegations of Itai Gravely, the 26-year-old who is suing a West Virginia abortionist for performing a forced abortion on her without sufficient anesthesia and leaving the baby's head inside her uterus, have drawn attention to a little-known fact: West Virginia is the Wild West of the abortion industry. Jeremiah Dys, Gravely's attorney, said that the state “as a matter of public safety, needs to know that...the abortion industry of West Virginia is unregulated." “That means the state of West Virginia is not inspecting this clinic, licensing its activities, or in any way...
  • Abortionist left head in womb, forced woman to go through with abortion: lawsuit

    06/11/2013 4:51:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    life news ^ | ben johnson
    News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions Abortionist left head in womb, forced woman to go through with abortion: lawsuit by Ben Johnson Mon Jun 10, 2013 15:29 EST Comments () Tags: botched abortion, forced abortion, rodney stephens, west virginia CHARLESTON, WV, June 10, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – West Virginia abortionist Rodney Lee Stephens forced a 26-year-old woman to go through with an abortion she did not want and failed to properly anesthetize her, putting her through excruciating pain, according to a lawsuit filed in Kanawha County Circuit Court. Dr. Rodney L. Stephens Dr. Rodney L. Stephens After the...
  • Shock as 16-year-old confesses to stabbing classmate ......she didn't like her anymore'

    05/25/2013 9:03:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    FULL TITLE: Shock as 16-year-old confesses to stabbing classmate who was missing for two months 'just because she didn't like her anymore' Emerging details of a 16-year-old's murder confession, who claimed she acted out a preplanned stabbing last summer, have shaken a small West Virginia community. On May 1, Rachel Shoaf, of Morgantown, pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of Skylar Neese and she awaits sentencing in a juvenile detention center. Another unnamed girl is also facing charges. Now, a newly released transcript of a secret plea hearing reveals that Shoaf said she and the second girl carried out a...
  • Van driver protests WV state code in favor of free speech

    05/17/2013 9:32:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WOWK ^ | Alanna Autler
    Wherever Lynda Farley goes, she gets the same reaction: an expression between shock and amusement. Farley drives the "Liberty Van"--it's traveled to 48 states over the past 7 years. Her ornate decorations detail her every political opinion (she describes herself as a conservatarian). On Wednesday, her vehicle brought her to some place very new. "They took me over to the jail, made me take my boot off, so they could put a shackle around my leg, they shackled me to a cot," Farley said. According to the criminal complaint, Farley appeared in Preston County Court on Wednesday after receiving a...
  • Music teacher, former Miss W.Va. offers gun safety instructional classes

    04/05/2013 6:44:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | Bob Wojcieszak
    Schoolteacher Kristi Whisner took up skeet shooting about eight years ago and fell in love with it. She also is an avid target shooter. She became equally interested in gun safety classes, earning her teaching certification in several, and recently opened a business to teach gun safety.
  • NEW: Details of Mingo County Sheriff shooting death revealed during briefing

    04/03/2013 5:59:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    WOWK ^ | WOWK
    WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) - State police say the man suspected of gunning down a West Virginia sheriff pulled a weapon on a deputy who shot him. Authorities didn't reveal the condition of the suspect, 37-year-old Tennis Melvin Maynard. West Virginia State Police Capt. David Nelson said Maynard was taken to a local hospital, where he remained Wednesday evening. Nelson said Maynard crashed into a bridge, held up a gun as he got out of the vehicle and was shot. State police say Maynard is suspected of killing Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum. The sheriff was gunned down Wednesday in the...
  • The 11 Most Miserable Cities In America

    04/01/2013 6:55:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Julie Zeveloff
    Gallup is out with its latest batch of "well-being" data, and a new city has fallen to the lowest spot in the rankings. This year, Charleston, W.Va. ranked lowest on the pollster's index of well-being in metropolitan areas. It displaced Huntington-Ashland, W.Va.-Ky.-Ohio, which came in last place the previous two years. The index ranks well-being by averaging scores in six categories: Life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities.
  • Another 'Buckwild' star arrested; Charleston Police charge Michael Douglas Burford

    02/15/2013 8:42:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    WOWK ^ | April Kaull, Anchor
    13News has confirmed that another star of MTV's "Buckwild" reality show has been arrested. Charleston Police arrested Michael Douglas Burford on Friday night for aggravated DUI, according to an official from the South Central Regional Jail. Burford is known as "Bluefoot" on the reality show. The Feb. 15 arrest comes on the heals of the arrest of Salwa Amin earlier this month. During a hearing Wednesday in Nicholas County, a judge reduced the bond for Amin from $200,000 to $100,000. The star of MTV's reality show, "Buckwild", had been in the Central Regional Jail since Sunday. State Police troopers said...
  • MTV Renews ‘Buckwild’ For Season 2

    02/06/2013 9:51:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    deadline ^ | DOMINIC PATTEN
    Well, that was no surprise. MTV said today that it has picked up raunchy freshman series Buckwild for a second season. The announcement comes just one day before Thursday’s season finale of the hit reality series about a group of small-town West Virginia thrill-seeking young adults.
  • West Virginia college students overwhelmingly reject Planned Parenthood campus group

    02/04/2013 7:21:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    LSN ^ | Ben Johnson
    HUNTINGTON, WV, February 4, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood is not only facing an uphill battle in state legislatures seeking to deprive the organization of taxpayer dollars, it is also receiving a distinctly chilly welcome at some university campuses. "So many people rejected us. They acted grossed out. They didn't want to talk about it at all," said Jordan Bean, a leader of Vox, the college chapter of Planned Parenthood. Bean handed out condoms at Marshall University, where she is a senior, but said she had few takers. “We get a lot of backlash on campus, and people approach us...
  • Self-proclaiming "shoe-bomber" causes panic in Kanawha City

    01/18/2013 2:25:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    WOWK ^ | 1.18.2013 | Alexi Alizadeh
    A man claiming to have bombs in his shoes has caused panic in Kanawha City Friday afternoon. Dispatchers say they got a call just before 12:30 p.m. that a white male in a jacket and jeans had been making threats at the Kanawha Village Apartments. Several emergency response units, including the bomb squad are assessing the situation. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
  • Violent fight between middle school girls caught on tape in Ravenswood (WV)

    01/15/2013 5:20:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    WOWK ^ | 1.15.2013 | Jesse Shaffer
    A fight between two middle school girls is caught on tape, and it's making the rounds online. It happened over the weekend, and Ravenswood police say they're investigating this shocking fight. "A lot of juveniles think that they can't get in trouble and they're not going to go to jail. Well they're badly mistaken because there are jails out there specifically for juveniles," said Chief L.B. Morrison of the Ravenswood Police Department. "I mean this is, this is disgusting." Chief Morrison says posting a violent video like this one on Facebook is basically inviting the police into your personal lives....
  • BREAKING NEWS: Fatal Crash Reported after Chase Along I-64 in Hurricane

    12/06/2012 11:03:26 AM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    WSAZ ^ | 12.6.2012 | Anna Baxter
    PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A deadly crash has been reported along Interstate 64 at the Hurricane rest stop. The wreck was reported just after 11 a.m. Thursday. Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards tells WSAZ.com Hurricane Police got into a pursuit with a driver that was allegedly wanted for taking items from a local store. The chase reached 100 MPH in the eastbound lanes before the driver tried to exit the interstate and crashed into a semi parked at the Hurricane rest stop, according to Mayor Edwards. Mayor Edwards says the man was killed in the crash. Emergency crews are on...