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Megan Bsharah

Megan Bsharah Multi-Media Journalist for WCHS TV 8 in Charleston, WV
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Operating as usual

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09/11/2022

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We love Bob!!
08/30/2022

We love Bob!!

08/29/2022

K9 Axel recalled as a hero who saved two other officers when he was shot and killed over weekend in Charleston.

Great news!
08/23/2022

Great news!

Tucker Wolford has been located and has been returned to his home safe and sound!
Huge thank you to everyone that helped. WVSP, WV Fire Marshal Service, Mingo Emergency Services, Mingo 911, all volunteer Fire Depts and everyone I missed.

08/03/2022
Heat advisory today!
07/24/2022

Heat advisory today!

Heat Advisory for 7/24 in Kanawha County

Check out the economic impact from the Regatta! Awesome!
07/21/2022

Check out the economic impact from the Regatta! Awesome!

INCREDIBLE! We’ll be back next year…the plans are already in the works! 😉🎉

07/14/2022

HAPPENING NOW:

Photos from Anna Saunders's post
07/06/2022

Photos from Anna Saunders's post

Rest In Peace to a true hero!!
06/29/2022

Rest In Peace to a true hero!!

JUST IN: The Woody Williams Foundation says that at 3:15am, Hershel Woodrow Williams, affectionately known by many as Woody went home to be with the Lord. Woody peacefully joined his beloved wife Ruby while surrounded by his family at the VA Medical Center which bears his name.

“Woody’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude for all of the love and support. They would also like to share that Woody’s wish is that people continue to carry on his mission,” the statement read.

The 98-year-old was the last living Medal of Honor recipient from World War II.

GOOD INFO for parking and bus routes for Regatta!
06/26/2022

GOOD INFO for parking and bus routes for Regatta!

I’m filling in on the anchor desk tonight! Tune into WCHS Eyewitness News at 10 and 11 for the latest on our top headlin...
06/25/2022

I’m filling in on the anchor desk tonight! Tune into WCHS Eyewitness News at 10 and 11 for the latest on our top headlines.

Happy birthday West Virginia! Turning 159 never looked so good 💙💛
06/20/2022

Happy birthday West Virginia! Turning 159 never looked so good 💙💛

THE SEARCH CONTINUES for a missing 6-year-old boy who was last seen in the waters of the Kanawha River early Saturday mo...
06/19/2022

THE SEARCH CONTINUES for a missing 6-year-old boy who was last seen in the waters of the Kanawha River early Saturday morning following a freak accident.

According to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, the child apparently knocked a sport utility vehicle into gear and the vehicle struck his aunt, Katreece Wells, before going into the river. Investigators said Wells, who is from Indiana, was fishing in the area with the boy, who is her nephew. The child is from Dunbar.

Wells was able to rescue the child from the SUV, but both were last seen going under water.

Wells’ body was recovered Saturday.

Lots of family and friends of the victims have come out to the Shawnee boat ramp to support one another as the search for the young boy continues.

JOSHUA PHILLIPS VERDICT ⬇️
06/13/2022

JOSHUA PHILLIPS VERDICT ⬇️

BREAKING: Joshua Phillips has been found guilty of second-degree murder, a lesser included offense of first-degree murder. He was also found guilty of simple possession, a lesser included offense of possession with the intent to deliver Klonopin.

SENSELESS MURDER: West Virginia State Police is investigating a murder in Lincoln County. Gary Linville, 68, of Tornado,...
06/11/2022

SENSELESS MURDER: West Virginia State Police is investigating a murder in Lincoln County.

Gary Linville, 68, of Tornado, WV was shot and killed Friday evening at his home along Coal River Road.

Linville’s former brother in law Andrew “Butch” Jones, 65, of Tornado, WV, was arrested last night and charged with first degree murder.

Neighbors tell me they can’t understand why anyone would want to kill Gary Linville. I spoke to a man who’s lived in the area for more than 40 years, and he said Gary loved feeding the birds every day. He said Gary is already incredibly missed.

I’ll bring you all the details tonight on WCHS Eyewitness News at 6.

06/05/2022

Nicholas County Deputy Tom Baker will be escorted back home today from Thomas Memorial Hospital. We’ll bring you coverage of the procession from Charleston and Summersville tonight on WCHS Eyewitness News.

06/04/2022

DETAILS from last night’s shooting in Nicholas County.

06/04/2022

BREAKING

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thank you for your service Mr. Johnson!
05/24/2022

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thank you for your service Mr. Johnson!

Photos from Anthony Conn - WCHS's post
05/22/2022

Photos from Anthony Conn - WCHS's post

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05/17/2022

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Check out the blood moon tonight!!
05/16/2022
Look up! Total lunar eclipse will turn the moon blood red Sunday night

Check out the blood moon tonight!!

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A total lunar eclipse will grace the night skies this weekend, providing longer than usual thrills for stargazers across North and South America. Caption: Look up! Total lunar eclipse will turn the moon blood red Sunday night (NASA via CNN Newsource)

WATCH: Anthony will have an update on the mall tonight on WCHS TV.
05/10/2022

WATCH: Anthony will have an update on the mall tonight on WCHS TV.

🚨 UPDATE: From Corkrean, “Just got an update from the PSD.  The state's contractor worked late last night and got the wa...
05/08/2022

🚨 UPDATE: From Corkrean, “Just got an update from the PSD. The state's contractor worked late last night and got the waterline put back together so water service should be restored to most folks now. They are still working on a permanent solution to the slip.” 🚨

HUNDREDS WITHOUT WATER: Roane County Commissioner Andy Corkrean tells me that a water line was damaged along Route 119 near Ambler Ridge Road in Walton leaving 400 homes without water.

Corkrean said this road slip was due to heavy rainfall and road work. He said the Walton PSD is planning to work on a temporary solution, but the WVDOH would have to come up with a permanent solution.

We have reached out to the Walton PSD and the WVDOH and are waiting to hear back. There is no set timeline right now on when water will be restored in this area.

Pic credit: Andy Corkrean

05/07/2022
HUNTINGTON FLOOD CLEAN UP

Nikki Pursley and her family have lived along Enslow Blvd for 14 years. Yesterday, her basement flooded leaving five feet of standing water. Today, Nikki, her husband and their daughter are cleaning out the basement piece by piece.

05/02/2022

NEW: The WV State Fire Marshal has ruled the incident that happened in Sutton a murder/suicide.

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05/02/2022

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TERRIBLE news out of Sutton today ⬇️
05/02/2022

TERRIBLE news out of Sutton today ⬇️

🇺🇸In Memory of a Fallen Brother!🇺🇸
Lost today in service to his community!

Fireman John Dean Forbush
Gassaway Volunteer Fire Department
Braxton County, WV

Fireman Forbush was attempting a water rescue following a vehicle accident with a car in the Elk River at Sutton, Braxton County, attempting to rescue a mother and daughter trapped in the vehicle. All three drowned in the rescue attempt.

Please remember his family, as well as the Gassaway Volunteer Fire Department, the Braxton County fire service family and Gassaway community in your thoughts and prayers!

John 15:13 KJV
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Rest easy Brother, we'll take it from here.....

Check out these new images of the Herbert Hoover High School build!
04/12/2022

Check out these new images of the Herbert Hoover High School build!

04/11/2022
KRT CITY STATION GRAND OPENING

There’s a new KRT bus station in town. KRT officials unveiled the new City Center Station today located at the new Slack Plaza between Summers and Laidley Streets. I’ll bring you a full report on this tonight on WCHS Eyewitness News including ways the executive director says they will keep unsafe activity away from this area.

Weekend crew 💪🏼
04/10/2022

Weekend crew 💪🏼

We have Alex Cordero joining us today with the weather! And Megan Bsharah is live with an important report on veterans services. WCHS Eyewitness News at 6 is on now!

DEVELOPING NOW IN LINCOLN ⬇️
04/06/2022
Police: 16-year-old charged after gun, knife found at Lincoln County High School

DEVELOPING NOW IN LINCOLN ⬇️

A 16-year-old student at Lincoln County High School was charged Wednesday after police said he was found in possession of a gun and knife. The student faces two counts of possession of a deadly weapon on school grounds and one count of possession of a deadly weapon by a minor, according to Hamlin Po...

Happening now in Jackson County ⬇️
04/06/2022

Happening now in Jackson County ⬇️

TODAY I sit down one on one with Attorney General Patrick Morrisey ahead of opening arguments at the trial against three...
04/03/2022

TODAY I sit down one on one with Attorney General Patrick Morrisey ahead of opening arguments at the trial against three opioid drug manufacturers: Janssen, Teva and Allergan. The lawsuit alleges those companies helped fuel the state’s opioid epidemic. Watch WCHS Eyewitness News tonight for my full story.

I’m so excited about this!
03/31/2022

I’m so excited about this!

CAMC, Mon Health announce merger plans
03/31/2022
CAMC, Mon Health announce merger plans

CAMC, Mon Health announce merger plans

CAMC Health System announced plans Thursday to merge with Mon Health System. The health care systems announced in a joint news release that they have signed a letter of intent to create a single health care system -- Vandalia Health. Officials said the single health care system will strengthen their...

Girlfriend of murder suspect accused of killing family won't get a reduced sentence
03/22/2022
Girlfriend of murder suspect accused of killing family won't get a reduced sentence

Girlfriend of murder suspect accused of killing family won't get a reduced sentence

The teenage girl who helped her then-boyfriend hide out and elude authorities after they said he killed four members of his family in Elkview was back before a judge asking for her sentence to be reconsidered. Rebecca Walker turned 18-years-old in November. As part of her plea deal, she was to be br...

03/15/2022
Joshua Phillips Arrives At Court

HAPPENING NOW: The man accused of murdering Charleston police officer Cassie Johnson, Joshua Phillips, is in court for his pre-trial hearing. He is now claiming self defense.

Two arrested for murder after man found shot to death inside home in Charleston
03/13/2022
Two arrested for murder after man found shot to death inside home in Charleston

Two arrested for murder after man found shot to death inside home in Charleston

Charleston police have arrested two people on murder charges after a man was found shot to death inside a home in Charleston early Sunday morning. Mikeo Wooton, 20, of Dunbar and Davone Lee Foote Jr. , 20, of Washington D. C. , are charged with first-degree murder for the death ofKeyshawnta St. John...

02/23/2022

Former Chief of East Bank Fire Department arrested

On Feb. 22, 2022, the former chief of the East Bank Fire Department, Thomas Tucker (43), was arrested for embezzlement. According to Detective Morgan’s criminal complaint, Mr. Tucker is believed to have embezzled funds in excess of $99,000.00 during his service with the department from March 8, 2010, to October 4, 2021.

The investigation began when the East Bank Fire Department was notified by the West Virginia Auditor’s Office that an audit would be conducted on their expenses. Within days of that notice, Mr. Tucker resigned from the position as Fire Chief. The audit revealed numerous expenses which weren’t related to the fire department. For example, engine work for a Dodge Ram truck valued at $990.99 was purchased, but the department doesn’t have a Dodge Ram on the fleet.

Thomas Tucker was arraigned before a Kanawha County Magistrate and released on a $10,000.00 personal recognizance bond.

As is always, Mr. Tucker is presumed innocent unless and until he is proven guilty.

Happening now in Mingo County ⬇️
02/17/2022

Happening now in Mingo County ⬇️

WATCH: Neighbors concerned over crumbling road in north Charleston https://wchstv.com/news/local/neighbors-concerned-ove...
02/10/2022
Neighbors concerned over crumbling road in north Charleston

WATCH: Neighbors concerned over crumbling road in north Charleston https://wchstv.com/news/local/neighbors-concerned-over-crumbling-road-in-north-charleston

A group of neighbors are concerned about a crumbing road in North Charleston. Neighbors along Blaine Boulevard said this road has been an issue for years. "It seems like you got to do an act of Congress just to get a street done," Ronald Gurnee said. Ronald Gurnee has lived on Blaine Boulevard his e...

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STOLEN VAN: Eyewitness News Reporter Megan Bsharah is along Garrison Avenue in Charleston where a woman said someone stole her van from her driveway on Sept 22. Latest stories: https://wchstv.com/
Downtown Charleston restaurant Adelphia has closed until Monday due to “COVID resurgence.” Eyewitness News Reporter Megan Bsharah has more from restaurant managers on how they’re working to keep their doors open. Story: https://wchstv.com/news/local/adelphia-sports-bar-grille-closing-through-weekend-due-to-covid-19-resurgence
An office tower in downtown Charleston is going to be transformed into luxury condominiums in the coming months. Eyewitness News reporter Megan Bsharah has more about the plans for the building. Latest news: https://wchstv.com/
BRING ON THE BOATS: It’s boating season and it’s always a good time to brush up on boating safety. Eyewitness News Reporter Megan Bsharah is live by the Kanawha River with more. Latest news: https://wchstv.com/
The Meadow Bridge Middle School band has received $40,000 worth of new instruments from a grant from Save the Music. Eyewitness News Reporter Megan Bsharah is live at the school with more details. Story: https://wchstv.com/news/local/eight-west-virginia-middle-schools-receive-save-the-music-grants-for-instruments
New STOP light arms are being installed on some Kanawha County School buses to help improve safety. Eyewitness News Reporter Megan Bsharah is live with more details. Latest stories: https://wchstv.com/
NEW AT NOON: Community leaders and other elected officials cut the ribbon for the opening of WV Health Right’s West Side location. Megan Bsharah will have more tonight at 5&6.
West Virginia Health Right opened its second location today on Charleston's West Side. Eyewitness News Reporter Megan Bsharah has details. Story: https://wchstv.com/news/local/west-virginia-health-right-to-open-clinic-on-charlestons-west-side
The Nitro City Pool is closed because it did not have enough life guards. Eyewitness News Reporter Megan Bsharah is live with more details. Story: https://wchstv.com/news/local/city-of-nitros-public-pool-not-open-memorial-day-due-to-lack-of-lifeguards
BUFFETS AND THE PANDEMIC: Eyewitness News reporter Megan Bsharah is live at Eagles Nest in South Charleston learning more about what buffets look like at this point in the pandemic. Latest stories: https://wchstv.com/
Deputy for a Day: Jaxon Wilkinson, a second grader from Ripley Christian Academy, is going to be a Jackson County Deputy for a day. Here he is getting fitted with his new uniform. Megan Bsharah is working on this story today. Latest news: https://wchstv.com/
Megan Bsharah is live at the scene of a shooting in Charleston that has left one woman in critical condition. Story: https://wchstv.com/news/local/woman-in-critical-condition-after-shooting-05-17-2021