Isaac Taylor, WBOY 12News

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WBOY 12News

Charleston, WV, United States

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Bill to ban adult-oriented stores in West Virginia in House Judiciary Committee

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — A bill to ban adult-oriented stores in West Virginia was referred to the House Judiciary Committee on Monday. The text of House Bill 2919, or the “Sexually Oriented Businesses Regulation Act,” says the bill would ban stores that primarily sell pornographic material or “instruments, devices or paraphernalia.” It is also looking […] → Read More

Veteran grave site markers stolen from West Virginia cemetery

At least 13 bronze military grave site markers were removed and stolen from a West Virginia cemetery, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department. → Read More

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is fifth most popular Gov. in the United States

Gov. Jim Justice is the fifth most popular Governor in the United States, with 64% of voters approving of him, according to a study by Morning Consult. → Read More

West Virginia national park on list of best parks

Even though it has only been a national park for two years, West Virginia’s New River Gorge National Park is in the top 10 best national parks in the United States. → Read More

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice proposes 50% personal income tax reduction

During his 2023 State of the State Address, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) said he is proposing a 50% personal income tax reduction. → Read More

Man with ties to West Virginia accused of drugging, molesting teen with autism arrested

A man with ties to West Virginia accused of drugging and sexually molesting a teenager with autism in Florida was arrested in Indiana. → Read More

Top concerts coming to West Virginia in 2023

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) — People love the feeling of live music, and here are ways to enjoy it in the beautiful Mountain State. January 2023 Donna the Buffalo & More on Mountain Stage Cass McCombs with Host Kathy Mattea Emo Night Brooklyn February 2023 The Mountain Goats Carrie Underwood with Jimmie Allen Bumpin Uglies with […] → Read More

West Virginia police officers return owl found injured to the wild

Two officers with the Summersville Police Department found an owl along US-19 while on duty on Thanksgiving. → Read More

What Black Friday deals are people in West Virginia looking for?

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) — As the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie digests from Thanksgiving dinner, the deals for Black Friday start rolling in. According to Google Trends, West Virginia is one of the most active searchers for Black Friday-related searches in the past 30 days. But what Black Friday deals are people in the Mountain […] → Read More

PETA responds to West Virginia school fundraiser where winners can ‘save or slaughter’ a pig

A West Virginia high school football team’s fundraiser has caught the eye of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. → Read More

Former WV Delegate Derrick Evans released from prison

MILAN, MI (WOWK) — Former West Virginia Delegate Derrick Evans was released from federal prison on Thursday, according to Evans’ verified Truth Social account. The Bureau of Prisons still says his release date is set for Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022. Evans posted to Truth Social and says, “After 18 months of legal battles and now […] → Read More

North Carolina man allegedly robs West Virginia Subway, assaults employees

A North Carolina man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly robbing a Subway in Sissonville and slapping and attempting to hit employees, according to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Late West Virginia icon Woody Williams’ birthday on Sunday

The birthday of late West Virginia icon and the last living World War II Medal of Honor recipient, Hershel “Woody” Williams, is on Sunday. He would have been 99. → Read More

Here’s who is running in the 2022 West Virginia General Election

The West Virginia General Election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Early voting begins Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, and goes through Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. The deadline to register to vote in the General Election is Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. → Read More

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin met Queen Elizabeth II in 2007

(WOWK) — The late Queen Elizabeth II even had ties to West Virginia. Then-Governor, now-Senator Joe Manchin and then-first lady Gayle Manchin met her majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip back in May of 2007 at the Virginia governor’s mansion. Stateline, a newsletter for state government employees, said this meeting was for the 400th […] → Read More

3 $20,000 scholarships to be given to West Virginia students

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) — For the 20th anniversary of the Smart529 Scholarship, three students will be given a $20,000 scholarship to be put toward their education. State Treasurer Riley Moore was with students and faculty of Piedmont Elementary School in Charleston to launch the sweepstakes. In a packet given to 13 News, the scholarship gives […] → Read More

Study: WV one of worst states to have a baby

In a study by WalletHub, West Virginia is in the bottom 10 states, including the District of Columbia, of 2022's best and worst states to have a baby. → Read More

West Virginia Senate passes abortion clarification bill

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — The West Virginia State Senate has passed the abortion clarification bill in a 21-10 vote. It now goes back to the House of Delegates and, if they agree on changes made, it will go to Gov. Jim Justice. The bill still has exceptions for rape and incest. The West Virginia House […] → Read More

3 dead after shooting in Summersville

UPDATE: Friday, July 29, 1:16 p.m. The three people killed in an active shooter situation in Summersville have been identified. Summersville Police said that the shooter killed by officers has been identified as Patrick Wayne Cater, and he was armed with a semiautomatic pistol. The two victims of the shooting were identified as Khuyen Van […] → Read More

West Virginia House passes income tax cut bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) — The West Virginia House has passed Gov. Justice’s income tax cut bill. It now goes to the Senate to be voted on. Gov. Justice proposed a 10% personal income tax reduction on July 6, which he says will put $254 million, “back into the hands of the people of West Virginia.” […] → Read More