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  • Parents arrested after child drowning June 20, 2024
    HAMLIN, W.Va. — A Lincoln County father and mother are in jail after their two-year-old daughter drowned and their three-year-old son was injured Wednesday night in a farm pond near Hamlin. Jack Parsons (WVRJA) State troopers booked Jack Parsons, 30, and Tara Adkins, 24, in Western Regional jail overnight. They are charged with child neglect resulting…
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  • Take Back Title IX rally comes to Charleston June 19, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Several West Virginia middle school girls are part of a coast-to-coast tour focusing on competition between biological girls and transgender students. That tour, ”Our Bodies, Our Sports ‘Take Back Title IX,” came to Charleston Wednesday night. An athlete for Lincoln Middle School’s Track and Field Team, Sabrina Shriver, who protested when transgender…
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  • Juneteenth celebrations continue in Charleston for the official holiday June 19, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Juneteenth Committee Chair in Charleston Ray Whiting says that for many Americans, June 19th marks a second independence day of their very own. Juneteenth celebrations continued in Charleston on Wednesday, June 19, the official holiday. The Juneteenth Committee held a parade downtown with events and festivities following that at City Center Slack…
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  • West Virginia bus drivers showcase skills at Bus Safety Road-e-o June 19, 2024
    ELKVIEW, W.Va. — Bus drivers from around the state gathered at Herbert Hoover High School Wednesday morning to show off their skills behind the wheel in the 47th annual West Virginia Bus Safety Road-e-o. The Bus Safety Road-e-o invited drivers from every county to come out and work on their skills while also competing for…
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  • One dead after stabbing in Kanawha City June 19, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston police have arrested a man in connection with a deadly stabbing. William Selbe, 25, of Charleston, was charged Wednesday afternoon with first-degree murder in the death of Nicholas Hodge, 35, also of Charleston. The stabbing happened just before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday near the Go-Mart in Kanawha City. Police said the stabbing…
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  • Gov. Jim Justice presents Chef Paul Smith with Distinguished West Virginian Award June 18, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston-based Chef Paul Smith now takes home another prestigious accolade– the Distinguished West Virginian Award. Governor Jim Justice presented Smith with the award Tuesday following his other big win a couple of weeks ago in Chicago. “He just won the Best Chef: Southeast award from the James Beard Foundation, gosh darn that’s…
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  • Charleston man sentenced for 15 years for the May 2021 stabbing death of his fiancé June 18, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An emotional sentencing in Kanawha County Tuesday as it was determined that a man will spend 15 years in prison for stabbing his fiancé to death at a Charleston home three years ago. Kanawha County Circuit Judge Dave Hardy handed down the maximum sentence to Michael Fleming Junior following the May 2021…
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  • Winfield High rising senior is the new West Virginia Scholar June 18, 2024
    BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — Winfield High School rising senior Sydne Alexander now has her college paid for. Alexander is the 2024 West Virginia Scholar. She gets a free ride to West Virginia Wesleyan College. Alexander and the other finalists in the annual contest gathered on the Buckhannon campus Tuesday for the annual Scholar luncheon. She thought…
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  • West Virginia youth soccer teams reach championship games at Shawnee Sports Complex June 18, 2024
    DUNBAR, W.Va. — Four West Virginia youth soccer teams have qualified for the championships of the USYS Eastern Regional Presidents Cup at Shawnee Sports Complex. After four days of competition in Dunbar, the U12 FC Alliance Boys, U16 BVBIA Girls, U17 FC Alliance Girls, and U19 Epic Soccer Club Girls all qualified for their respective…
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  • Work picking up on Habitat for Humanity house on the West Side June 18, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Habitat for Humanity is not letting the June heat get in its way, as the non-profit organization broke ground on a new home in Charleston Tuesday morning. The new home in waiting will stand at 908 Grant Street in Charleston’s West Side, and according to Construction Supervisor Tiny Hanshaw, hydration is key…
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