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  • Man arrested after allegedly firing gunshots and leading police on a chase in Kanawha County June 17, 2024
    KANAWHA COUNTY — A man is behind bars after he was accused firing gunshots and leading police on a chase in Kanawha County Monday. Officers said the man allegedly fired shots in the Little Creek area. They said he then led police on a chase before they were forced to use spike strips to stop…
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  • Cooling centers opening in Charleston to help combat the heat June 17, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Several cooling centers will be open in the Charleston area to help residents deal with the excessive heat. “It’s just really a dangerous heat for anybody that has to be out in it,” Kanawha Valley Collective Executive Director Traci Strickland said. Strickland said the centers aren’t just for the homeless but they’re…
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  • Charleston to hold Juneteenth celebrations this Wednesday June 17, 2024
    The City of Charleston has Juneteenth activities scheduled for Wednesday. The Capital City will hold its ceremonies at Slack Park in downtown Charleston. Activities will start with a parade at 11 a.m. beginning at the Martin Luther King Center and will go through Court, Quarrier, and Summer Streets before finishing in Slack Plaza. More activities…
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  • CASCI in Charleston celebrates new, smaller space June 17, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The CASCI team in Charleston may be downsizing their presence to a smaller space but they’re making room to create a bigger impact. The healthcare assistance-based company celebrated the opening of its new location in Kanawha City Monday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. They moved from their large building along the Kanawha Boulevard…
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  • Fire Hydrant Task Force ready to submit proposed rules to PSC June 17, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A state Public Service Commission task force is finalizing proposed rules for 50,000 fire hydrants in operation across the state. The Fire Hydrant Task Force held its third and final meeting Monday at PSC offices in Charleston. Charlotte Lane The PSC ordered a general investigation last year after a few situations where…
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  • LIFT project update on Charleston’s East End June 16, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The over 120 year old Kanawha Manufacturing Company on Charleston’s East End is about to undergo a monumental $20 million dollar transformation into a modernized innovation center. After purchasing the 9-acre, 110,000 square foot site for $2 million last year, the Charleston Area Alliance is rendering plans to begin demolishing most of…
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  • School board approves policy for new Kanawha County security officers June 16, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Kanawha County Board of Education has given final approval to a policy that will govern a new school security program. Plans are to rotate plain clothes, armed security personnel in the county’s middle and elementary schools beginning next fall. The school board approved the hiring of five security officers in May…
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  • Montgomery fire chief dies of apparent heart attack June 14, 2024
    MONTGOMERY, W.Va. — The chief of the Montgomery Fire Department, Benny Filiaggi, died Friday of an apparent heart attack. A procession was planned to escort Filiaggi’s body to the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Charleston Friday evening. Filiaggi, a Montgomery native, was sworn-in as chief of the department in 2020. He had been an assistant…
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  • Route 35 traffic snarled following asphalt truck crash June 14, 2024
    WINFIELD, W.Va. — A dump truck hauling asphalt on U.S. Route 35 in Putnam County crashed Friday afternoon and burst into flames. Authorities said the driver lost control of the truck at about 2 p.m. near Tacketts Creek not far from Winfield. Both northbound and southbound traffic was still being impacted by the wreck and…
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  • Beast bus has arrived in Kanawha County June 14, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County has its first electric school bus. KCS Transportation Director Jason Redman signed the paperwork Friday for the GreenPower Beast model bus that rolled the company’s assembly line in South Charleston. The bus will operate out of the St. Albans Terminal. (Photo/KCS) “This is the first one built in West Virginia…
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