Amanda Barber, WBOY 12News

Amanda Barber

WBOY 12News

Charleston, WV, United States

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Officer charged in Tyre Nichols’ death attended college in West Virginia, according to records

An officer charged in relation to Tyre Nichols' death graduated from West Virginia State University (WVSU) in 2013, according to online school records. → Read More

This train ride under $50 goes through some of West Virginia’s most scenic spots

Some of West Virginia's most well-known, scenic spots include New River Gorge, Kanawha Falls, Summers County and more. The Amtrak Cardinal train travels between Chicago and New York with several West Virginia stops through those locations. → Read More

West Virginia woman charged for throwing remote at wife

Authorities said a Wood County, West Virginia, woman faces domestic charges after she threw a remote at her wife during an argument. → Read More

‘Now is the time to adopt’: Life-saving West Virginia shelter completely full

“If you’ve been thinking about adopting — now is the time,” said the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association (KCHA) while all its kennels are full. → Read More

West Virginia man accused of robbing 1 person, kidnapping another

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office said one man was arrested after allegedly robbing someone at gunpoint and kidnapping another person. → Read More

Police in West Virginia searching for man allegedly wanted on several warrants

Police said they are looking for a West Virginia man who is wanted on multiple active warrants. → Read More

Tennessee puppies that survived house fire taken to West Virginia shelter

The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association took in a litter of puppies that survived a Tennessee house fire and have parvo. Once the pups’ illness was discovered, the rural Tennessee shelter they were initially taken to could not care for them. → Read More

Two West Virginia cities listed as ‘2022’s Neediest Cities’

Two West Virginia cities are among the “neediest cities” in the United States, according to a WalletHub study. → Read More

Man formerly accused of rape in West Virginia sentenced for Michigan sex crimes

A former West Virginia resident previously accused of rape in Charleston in 2015 was sentenced on Tuesday for sex crimes in Oakland County, Michigan. → Read More

West Virginia authorities rescue chained-up dog in freezing weather

Authorities say charges are pending against a dog owner in West Virginia. → Read More

West Virginia man with 17 felony convictions pleads guilty to gun possession

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that a man with a long criminal history pleaded guilty on Monday to being a felon in possession of a firearm. → Read More

West Virginia K-9 Search and Rescue warns about phishing scam

West Virginia K-9 Search and Rescue, Inc. said a scammer or phisher has been using the nonprofit’s identity to scam others out of dogs. → Read More

West Virginia lawmakers announce $25 million for Coalfields Expressway

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $25 million in funding to build a portion of the Coalfields Expressway in West Virginia. → Read More

West Virginia teachers can apply for free tablets to help raise student literacy

The American Youth Literacy Foundation (YouthLit) and are partnering to help improve literacy for inner-city children and kids from other areas, including the state of West Virginia. → Read More

West Virginia woman who made fraudulent bouncy house purchase pleads guilty

On Monday, a West Virginia business’s former bookkeeper pleaded guilty to various counts of wire fraud, including an unauthorized purchase of an inflatable bouncy house. → Read More

Deputies: West Virginia man in hospital after accidentally shooting himself

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — Authorities say a Fayette County man was sent to the hospital after accidentally shooting himself while possibly intoxicated in Oak Hill, West Virginia, on Friday night. Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Hill N Dale Mobile Home Park just before midnight and found a man with a self-inflicted gunshot […] → Read More

‘Dope is dope’: Sheriff’s Office in West Virginia seizes weed, fentanyl pills

Marijuana is recreationally legal in several U.S. states. It’s medically legal in West Virginia, however, the substance is still recreationally illegal in the state, meaning offenders can face fines and even jail time. → Read More

West Virginia man faces felony charges for third DUI arrest

BOONE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — The Boone County Sheriff’s Office says a man will have his license revoked after he was caught allegedly driving under the influence for the third time. According to BCSO, deputies were patrolling in the Hewitt area and stopped a driver suspected of driving under the influence. After an investigation, authorities […] → Read More

DMV approves West Virginia State University license plate design

West Virginia State University fans can soon show their school spirit “wherever the road may take them,” the college announced on Friday. → Read More

West Virginia man allegedly stole truck, $10K worth of tools

A Fayette County man was arrested after allegedly stealing $10,000 worth of tools and a truck. → Read More