Man killed in officer-involved shooting

A Roane County man died in an officer involved shooting. The man started a fight with his neighbor and tried to get inside his home. The suspect was on the porch when officers arrived and refused to comply with orders. When he moved toward a weapon, he was shot by the deputy. The West Virginia State Police are investigating.

I-77 pursuit ends in Wood County

Two Ohio men led Wood County deputies on a chase down I-77. They were believed to be involved in a shooting in Kanawha County. They took off on foot when their car lost a tire, and were captured a few minutes later.

Man shot in argument over flashlight

A man is in stable condition after he was shot in the leg in an argument over a flashlight on 1st Avenue. The suspect pulled out a gun and fired one shot at twenty-nine-year-old Juriah Roncal. No arrests have been made.

Kanawha County Remains in Yellow

Wyoming County remained in the red for the fourth straight day on the West Virginia county alert map Thursday, while eight counties were in orange. Putnam County remained in green, and Kanawha and Cabell counties in yellow in the latest DHHR map. Wayne, Mingo, and Boone counties were among those in orange. Jackson, Roane, and Clay were among those in gold. The key map is released at 5 p.m. Saturday by the state Department of Education and determines whether counties the following week can have in-person classes and play in sports competitions.

Roadwork is Approved for Hal Green Blvd. in Huntington

The City of Huntington will start a big road project next summer that’s been years in the making. Hal Greer Boulevard will see upgrades with the goal of making it safer. City leaders also say it will encourage development along the way, and across the way in Northcott Court. The scope of the project is from Washington Boulevard to Third Avenue near Marshall University. They’ll create a two-way cycle track, wider sidewalks and more pedestrian lighting.

Mother and Child Are Injured in I-79 Accident

A mother and her 4-year-old child were transported to the hospital after a minivan flipped several times on Interstate 79 in Elkview. Sgt. Brian Humphreys said the injuries happened in a crash Thursday morning on the interstate between the Elkview/Frame Road and U.S. 119/Clendenin exits. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Navy Conducts Training Exercises in Charleston

You may have noticed US Navy training this week along the Kanawha River in Dunbar. The group focused on water rescues and hoisting practices which would have come in handy during flood response like we saw back in 2016. West Virginia’s Swift Water Rescue Team and the U.S. Navy teamed up for a day of training Wednesday that will help prepare them for search and rescue missions during natural disasters. The training is part of a two-week cycle bringing more than 100 members of the Navy to the Charleston area.

Victim in Fatal Nicholas County Crash is Identified

The Nicholas County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the motorcyclist who died in a crash Wednesday morning. 75-year old
Clarence Cable Jr. of Mount Nebo, was traveling north on Old Route 19 on his motorcycle when a man driving a vehicle pulled out of Kitty Hawk Lane and crashed into Cable’s motorcycle head on. Cable was transported to Summersville Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The Nicholas County sheriff’s office is investigating the crash.

Capital High School is Closed For Two Weeks

Kanawha County school officials said Capital High School will be closed through Nov. 3 after three positive COVID-19 cases in the school community and related quarantine. A news release said all students should log into Schoology each day. Students can access school meals at bus stops. In-person learning students will return Nov. 4.

More than 200 new cases of COVID-19 in WV

West Virginia’s daily COVID-19 infection rate is almost three-point-four-percent. There are six counties in the “orange” on the state’s alert map, and Wyoming County is the only county in the red. There are over two-hundred new cases of the virus, and five more people have died.