Scammimg the elderly is popular and lucrative in WVA

Scammers continue to threaten the financial security of the elderly citizens of West Virginia. Scams targeting seniors are the most popular and most lucrative scams in practice today, said Jason Webber, deputy chief of the Clarksburg Police Department. Elder fraud complaints increased by 14% last year, according to a report from the FBI released this … Read more

Morgantown woman first WVA woman to go to space

Some exciting news for the Mountain State as the first woman from West Virginia expected to head to the stars. Emily Calandrelli is a Morgantown native known as ‘The Space Gal’ for her TV show, books and is a huge advocate for girls and women in STEM. She recently learned she’s going to space”It’s not … Read more

KCEAA faces financial hardship

The Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority (KCEAA) is facing a significant budget overrun, fighting to keep up with an increasing number of emergency calls with their current resources. A surge in overtime pay for paramedics and escalating costs for medical equipment have driven up the expenses of operating ambulances around the clock for all types … Read more

Jackson County faces questions on choice of uses for opiod settlement money

About three months after Jackson County commissioners approved the use of opioid settlement money to partially fund an emergency responder training center that includes a gun range, there are questions about how best county and state officials can use the money to battle addiction issues. Jackson County Commission approved the purchase of the Walter Smittle … Read more

Fire reported at vacant house on Indiana Ave

According to dispatchers, a structure fire broke out at an abandoned house in Charleston Friday night, Reports of the fire came in at about 9 p.m., along Indiana Avenue at a house that was reportedly vacant. First responders on the scene said no injuries were reported An investigation is ongoing.

Boone County man arrested for possession of drugs and money

A Boone County man was caught with various amounts of drugs and $1,000 Thursday, troopers said. Jamie Osborne, 36, was arrested and charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver after troopers responded to a disturbance call to Boone Motor Lodge in Danville. According to West Virginia State Police, Osborne was found with … Read more

Police ask for the return of a missing sculpture as the vandalism investigation continues

Huntington police are investigating after sculptures created to raise money for a children’s hospital have been vandalized. Last month, the Marshall Health Network Foundations installed 48 public art pieces designed by local artists around the city. The sculptures – which depict animals native to West Virginia such as cardinals, bears and trout – are to … Read more