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One O’Toole Resident Rejoices After Living Most of Her Life Without...

O'TOOLE, W.Va (WOAY) - Carol Thompson has lived in O’Toole, a small community in McDowell County,  for about 40 years. She says she has...

UPDATE: Name Released Of Man Killed In ATV Accident

UPDATE: MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- Deputies have released the name of the man killed in an ATV accident. On 08-20-2019 Corporal Blevins with the McDowell...

Former Commissioner appointed to become new Mayor of Welch

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - The City of Welch has appointed a new Mayor, after their former Mayor, Reba Honaker passed away. Harold McBride, a former...

Man Arrested After Threatening To Kill Everyone With Shotgun

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- A man has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill everyone with his shotgun. According to court documents, on August 12,...

Man Arrested After Hitting His Son In Front Of An Officer

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- A man has been arrested after allegedly punching his son in the face and stomach in front of an officer. According...

3 charged in case of pregnant teen made to drink turpentine

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (AP) — Three people have been charged in the case of a sexually abused teen forced to drink turpentine in an...

Congresswoman Miller Announces $812,000 Grant to City of Welch

WELCH, WV (WOAY) –Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) announced today a grant of $812,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development to the City...

Man Arrested After Attempted “Sexual Relation” With A Minor

AVONDALE, WV (WOAY) -  A man has been arrested after allegedly attempting to have a sexual relationship with a seven year old female. According to...

FBI assists probe of human remains found in McDowell County

UPDATE: July 29, 2019, at 10:30 am: WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — The FBI is assisting local authorities with an investigation into human remains found on...

Train Derailed in McDowell County

McDOWELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) - A train derailed near Kimball around 6 p.m. The contents of the train are unknown at this time. Dispatchers could...

First Lady Cathy Justice Visits McDowell County

WELCH, W.Va (WOAY) - It is the last week of McDowell County’s Energy Express program and today, they had a special visitor.  West Virginia First...

Woman Charged In DUI Death

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- A woman has been charged with DUI resulting in death stemming from an accident earlier this month. McDowell County Sheriff's...

Meth Arrest Made In McDowell County

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- A man has been arrested for possession of meth after a traffic stop. McDowell County Sheriff's Office released the following...

UPDATED: McDowell County Woman Found Safe

UPDATE: State police say Alisa Payne has been found safe. MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - State police need your help locating a missing woman out...

Couple Loses Everything to House Fire

UPDATE 6/20/19: Resident Thelmavia Harris says the blaze started with an electrical fire, not a kitchen fire as firefighters first suspected. McDOWELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) -...

McDowell County Restaurant To Offer Free Meals For Kids This Summer

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - South Central and Bennady’s Restaurant will provide meals to McDowell County children this Summer. South Central Educational Development, Inc announces...

Deputies Investigating A Body Found In McDowell County

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - A Body has been found in McDowell County Deputies with the McDowell County Sheriffs Office responded to a body that...

Alcohol Believed To Be Factor In McDowell County Accident, Deputies Say

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - Two people were airlifted after an accident in Mcdowell County. According to Mcdowell County deputies, the accident occurred Wednesday, June...

Inmate Escapes Custody, Caught In Woods

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - Earlier today, an inmate escaped custody and was later captured hiding in the woods. On June 4, deputies with the...

McDowell County City Can’t Afford To Timely Fix Water Service

KEYSTONE, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia city of Keystone is in a bind: it doesn’t have the equipment to timely restore some of...

Gov. Justice appoints Kornish as judge serving McDowell County

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Edward J. Kornish of Welch, WV to the 8th Judicial Circuit Court, which serves McDowell County. Kornish...

Mayor Of Welch Passes Away

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - Reba Honaker, the Mayor of Welch, passes away. Honaker passed away early this morning.  She has been the Mayor of Welch...

UPDATE: Woman Who Was Killed By A Train Has Been Identified

UPDATE: IAEGER, WV (WOAY)- The identity of Jane Doe struck by the train in  Iaeger, McDowell County, was discovered yesterday around 4pm. The State Medical...

U.S. Air Force Airman From Welch Graduates From Basic Military Training

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - U.S. Air Force Airman Adam E. Toth Jr Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San...

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly 140,000 Dollars Coming To WVU In McDowell...

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced three grants totaling...

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