Daily Dispatch: West Virginia News
No one injured, but two cats die in Wayne County garage fire
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 03:09:15 -0800
Some firefighters in Wayne County had to battle a fire in the bitter cold Wednesday morning. The fire at a family's detached garage started just before 3 a.m. near a home on Walkabout Farm Road off Lynn Creek in Lavalette. Dispatchers told WSAZ the garage had several small propane tanks used for lanterns and a tractor with a full tank of gas.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2019 3:09:15 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
Follow up: Fire Marshal says explosion at Charles Town home ruled accident
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:36:20 -0800
After an investigation by the West Virginia Fire Marshals Office, the fire at a Cloverdale Height home in Charles Town has been ruled as an accidental propane explosion, according to Supervisory Investigator George A. Harms of the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Larry Herbst, fire chief of Citizens Fire Department, said at approximately 12:45 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2019 9:36:20 PM - SOURCE: Martinsburg Journal
3 injured in Charles Town house explosion
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:47:23 -0800
A house in Charles Town, West Virginia was severely damaged from an explosion on the 200 block of Cloverdale Road Monday afternoon. Officials from the Citizens Fire Company confirmed three people were injured. According to officials, the homeowner, one firefighter along with the HVAC technician who was working in the home at the time were injured in Monday’s blast.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2019 1:47:23 PM - SOURCE: WKRG News 5
Mill fire damage extensive in Monroe County
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 20:57:23 -0800
An early morning fire caused extensive damage to the Audrina Mill in Monroe County on Monday, but decisive action by a contingent of volunteer firefighters contained the flames before the blaze could spread. Union Volunteer Fire Department took the lead in battling the fire, assisted by units from Ronceverte, Lindside and Alderson.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2019 8:57:23 PM - SOURCE: Beckley Register Herald
One person taken to hospital after a tree fell on a USPS truck in Clarksburg
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800
One person was taken to the hospital after a tree fell on to a United States Postal Service truck on North 16th Street Thursday afternoon. According to 911 officials, the call for the incident came in around 12:11 p.m. Clarksburg Fire Department, Harrison County EMS, Clarksburg Police Department, and Harrison County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene, 911 officials said.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDTV 5 CBS News
Multiple Crews Respond to a Harrison County House Fire
Wed, 06 Nov 2019 23:43:35 -0800
Multiple fire crews responded to a structure fire in Harrison County Thursday morning. 911 officials said at 1:21 a.m. fire crews were notified of a house fire on Chiefton Hill Road. According to 911 officials, upon arrival the fire was out. There is no word of the injuries at this time or the cause of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2019 11:43:35 PM - SOURCE: WBOY-TV Clarksburg
2 transported after head on collision in Harrison County
Wed, 06 Nov 2019 19:50:21 -0800
Two people have been transported after a two vehicle head on collision on Route 50 near Emily Drive. Harrison County 911 Officials said that first responders were alerted to the scene at approximately 10:16 p.m. on Wednesday night. There is no word on the extent of injuries at this time. Drivers are advised to take extra caution when traveling through the area as traffic may be backed up.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2019 7:50:21 PM - SOURCE: WBOY-TV Clarksburg
Huntington's Compass program puts focus on wellness to address compassion fatigue in first responders
Tue, 05 Nov 2019 09:41:19 -0800
A second wellness coach could join the coach already embedded within the Huntington Fire Department and Police Department before the end of this year as part of Compass Huntington, a new program fighting compassion fatigue in first responders. Compass launched about six months ago after Huntington was selected as one of the national winners of the 2018 Bloomberg Philanthropies U.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2019 9:41:19 AM - SOURCE: WVMetroNews
Crews battle fire at two abandoned buildings in Huntington
Mon, 04 Nov 2019 11:17:49 -0800
Crews battled a fire at two abandoned buildings in Huntington late Sunday evening. The fire started around 10:45 p.m. in the 400 block of 2nd Street. Investigators say one of the buildings was an old duplex. We're told the roof of the duplex caved in. No injuries were reported. Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader said squatters likely caused the fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2019 11:17:49 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
Huntington: Former Aristocat Club Burns, Flames Spread to Adjacent Home
Mon, 04 Nov 2019 02:03:33 -0800
A former Huntington social club is officially no more. A Sunday night blaze destroyed the vacant Aristocrat Club at 201 4th Ave. According to WOWK-TV 13, calls came into Cabell County 911 around 10:45 p.m. Flames caused the building's roof to collapse, and spread to an adjacent property. No injuries were reported.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2019 2:03:33 AM - SOURCE: HuntingtonNews.Net
Name released of teen killed in crash on I-64 in Putnam County
Mon, 04 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800
Deputies have released the name of a teen killed in a crash on I-64 in Putnam County. Investigators say Keagan John Beasley, 19, of Hurricane died in the crash late Sunday night. it happened in the westbound lanes of I-64 between Hurricane and Teays Valley. Deputies say they believe Beasley was traveling at a high rate of speed leading up to the crash.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ 3 News
Multiple Vehicle Accident on I-79 Northbound near Lost Creek
Fri, 01 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Multiple crews responded to a multiple vehicle accident at 12:40 A.M. Thursday morning. Three tractor trailer and three vehicles were involved in the accident on 1-79 northbound. One tractor trailer is reported turned over on the side. According to the Harrison County 911 Comm Center Lost Creek Fire Department, Stonewood Fire Department, Jane Lew Fire Department Anmoore EMS, Harrison EMS, and the Harrison County Sheriff`s Department all responded to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBOY 12 News
Two separate fires destroyed three buildings in Sissonville
Thu, 31 Oct 2019 05:04:47 -0700
Two separate fires in Sissonville kept firefighters busy overnight. The first fire destroyed a house and an apartment. It happened about 2 a.m. Thursday on Legg Fork Road in Sissonville. The homeowner was slightly injured, but did not go to the hospital. The person inside the apartment got out safely.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2019 5:04:47 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
Clarksburg: Local school children win State Fire Marshal's annual calendar contest
Wed, 30 Oct 2019 12:38:12 -0700
Students from Upshur and Randolph Counties among winners in State Fire Marshal’s annual calendar contest. Artwork from a dozen students were picked this week for the 2020 wall calendar, which will be distributed statewide. The annual contest attracted 75 fire safety-themed entries from kindergarten through fifth grade children at schools in 15 counties.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2019 12:38:12 PM - SOURCE: WBOY-TV Clarksburg
Several shots fired into Ona Volunteer Fire Department; trucks damaged
Wed, 30 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
At least 13 shots were fired into the Ona Volunteer Fire Department building, damaging three trucks, Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle said Tuesday. The sheriff said someone shot through the station’s garage doors, hitting three truck’s radiators and transmission lines. As a result, two of the trucks will be out of service.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
Follow up: With West Virginia budget cuts likely, Senate President Carmichael questions prior revenue estimate increases
Mon, 28 Oct 2019 10:46:26 -0700
Senate President Mitch Carmichael says $100 million in anticipated budget cuts for state agencies are a reason officials need to carefully assess optimistic revenue estimates. “One must live within their means,” Carmichael said on MetroNews’ “Talkline. “I think it begs the question about these up and down revenue estimates we receive and this profligate spending that often occurs with enhanced revenue estimates.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2019 10:46:26 AM - SOURCE: WVMetroNews
West Virginia agencies to establish spending cuts
Fri, 25 Oct 2019 11:28:54 -0700
State agencies are preparing to trim $100 million from current spending while also planning to carry those cuts into the coming fiscal year. State officials have been considering those cuts for weeks and confirmed today that a current revenue slowdown means they must go ahead. West Virginia has faced slower tax collections over the past few months, particularly as energy markets have slowed.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2019 11:28:54 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
Two taken to hospital after accident in Kanawha County
Mon, 28 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Two people were taken to the hospital after their car hit a power pole. It happened around 8 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of Cabin Creek Road. Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office say a man and woman were traveling on Cabin Creek Road when they veered to the right and struck a utility pole.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ 3 News
2 dead in Summit Point plane crash
Thu, 24 Oct 2019 20:10:28 -0700
Authorities say two people have died in the crash of a small airplane in West Virginia. The Herald Mail in Hagerstown, Maryland, reports Middleway Volunteer Fire Chief Mike Mood confirmed the two fatalities. Jefferson County Sheriff Pete Dougherty tells news outlets the plane caught fire on impact Thursday afternoon in Summit Point, an unincorporated community near the Virginia line.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2019 8:10:28 PM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
Police: Huntington home set on fire morning after deadly shooting
Thu, 24 Oct 2019 14:19:07 -0700
Police say a home in Huntington was set on fire the morning after officers responded to a deadly shooting at the property. Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial says it all began with a 911 call around 6 p.m. Wednesday. A woman told 911 dispatchers that a man with a gun was trying to get into her home in the 900 block of 21st Street.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2019 2:19:07 PM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
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