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  • Donald Trump Is The Nominee But Every State Needs To Keep Voting!

    05/06/2016 2:34:03 AM PDT · by onyx · 22 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | MAY 6, 2016 | Sundance
    <p>Donald Trump Is The Nominee But Every State Needs To Keep Voting!</p> <p>Candidate Ted Cruz and candidate John Kasich have officially “suspended” their campaign efforts to win the republican nomination. However, the campaign effort to deliver a resounding win for Donald Trump continues.</p>
  • Trump Rally (Charleston, WVA, 05-05-2016)

    05/04/2016 9:41:04 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies
    Trump's GOP rivals may have dropped out but Trump is holding a rally in Charleston, West Virginia tomorrow. Should be a record crowd. Trump will sweep it next week.
  • Mother says Man Flashed 3-Year-Old Daughter

    04/27/2016 8:18:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies ^ | April 27, 2016 | Hillary Hall, Reporter
    Ashley Sigman says her kids were playing in the front yard of her St. Albans, WV apartment when she received a phone call from her neighbor that made her heart drop. "I have someone calling me saying you need to get out front like there is a strange man exposing himself for one and not to mention trying to lure her out the gate," said Ashley. As she ran to her front yard, the man got into his burgundy GMC Sierra and quickly drove off. She did take down his license plate number that read "WVRDNECK".
  • Parents Arrested after Children Found Walking Alone on Route 50

    04/11/2016 5:32:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies ^ | April 11, 2016 | Lacey Palmer, Assignment Editor
    A Grafton couple was arrested after their children were found walking by themselves along U.S. Route 50. An 8-year-old girl, 6-year-old girl and a girl young enough to not know her age were walking down U.S. Route 50 across the Fetterman Bridge, according to court documents. The clerk at the Go-Mart on Weaver Street was able to bring the girls inside and call law enforcement. Once a Grafton Police officer arrived on scene, the girls told him they were going to their grandmother's house because their mother, Dalena Austin, and their father, James Cain, didn't want them. They had three...
  • Permitless concealed carry in West Virginia soon to be law

    03/07/2016 10:59:22 AM PST · by Daffynition · 31 replies ^ | Mar 6, 2016 | John Asebe
    WEST VIRGINIA (WVVA) West Virginia will soon be among seven other states where residents can carry a concealed weapon without a permit. This comes after West Virginia Lawmakers voted this weekend to override Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's veto on House Bill 4145. The override on Tomblin's veto means that if you're older than 21 and live in West Virginia, permitless concealed carry will be law in 90 days. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin originally veto'd the bill with safety concerns. The West Virginia House and West Virginia Senate both voted to override Tomblin's veto.
  • WV: Legislature Overrides Governor Tomblin's Veto. Constitutional Carry Becomes Law

    03/05/2016 10:23:45 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 3/5/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The West Virginia legislature did not waste any time in overriding Governor Tomblin's veto of HB 4145, also known as "Constitutional carry" or permitless carry. Governor Tomblin vetoed a similar bill in 2015, but the veto occurred after the legislature had adjourned, making a veto override difficult. This year, the Constitutional carry bill was passed early enough for the legislature to vote on a veto override if necessary. Governor Tomblin received the Constitutional carry bill on 26 February. He waited to the last possible day to veto it, 3 March. The House of Delegates overrode his veto on 4 March,...
  • Planned Parenthood: banning late term abortion is “cruel”

    02/15/2016 9:58:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies ^ | December 2, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    This is old but I just stumbled across it. Planned Parenthood put out a tweet calling banning late term abortion cruel. They posted the following graphic: IMAGE ON LINK Here is a late term abortion. WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE ON LINK (Photo of Baby Malachi) It is a twisted organization that says that BANNING this (not DOING this) is cruel.
  • Heartbreaking battle; Superheroes attend young boys funeral

    01/16/2016 9:00:53 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies ^ | January 16, 2016 | Hillary Hall, Reporter
    After more than a year battling an aggressive type of brain cancer, 6-year-old Nate Sansom passed away at his home in Chapmanville, WV on Monday January 11th. "Nate was a strong kid, he always had a smile on his face even throughout this whole journey. He never let it get him down," said Aaron Fry, Nate's uncle. The Heroes4Higher crew out of Huntington, WV spent quite a bit of time with Nate throughout his journey and were saddened but honored to be apart of his funeral services. They carried the boys custom made casket created by Trey Ganem Designs out...
  • 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 ^ | 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 Womens 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. Theyre 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 Womens and Childrens 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 ^ | 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 Charlestons 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 ^ | 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 orders 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 ^ | 4/22/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a Monday appearance on MSNBCs 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 ^ | 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 storesMoms Demand Actions claims notwithstandingto 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 ^ | 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 Womens and Childrens 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 ^ | 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 Virginias 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, Im 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 Hasnt 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. Thats 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 Virginias Pro-Life Governor Vetoes Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

    03/30/2014 11:24:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 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 Tomblins 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 didnt 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

    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 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 Virginias ban on gay marriages. In the West Virginia case, Lambda Legal argues the states 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, Baileys 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, wed 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 ( 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 ( 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.