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  • Crews fight house fire in Fayette County for several hours Saturday

    Crews fight house fire in Fayette County for several hours Saturday

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:24:33 GMT
    Crews fought a house fire in Fayette County Saturday evening for several hours. 911 Dispatchers said the call came in of a house fire on Paint Creek Road near Pax around 6:30 p.m. Pax Fire Department and Bradley-Prosperity Fire Department responded along with several other crews. We're told no one was inside the home when the fire happened.
    Crews fought a house fire in Fayette County Saturday evening for several hours. 911 Dispatchers said the call came in of a house fire on Paint Creek Road near Pax around 6:30 p.m. Pax Fire Department and Bradley-Prosperity Fire Department responded along with several other crews. We're told no one was inside the home when the fire happened.
  • Woman and husband charged for unintentional killing of son

    Woman and husband charged for unintentional killing of son

    Woman and husband charged for unintentional killing of son

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:38:36 GMT
    A Shinnston woman and her husband have been charged with what authorities are calling the unintentional suffocation of her 3-month-old son.
    A Shinnston woman and her husband have been charged with what authorities are calling the unintentional suffocation of her 3-month-old son.
  • One man shot early Saturday morning in Beckley

    One man shot early Saturday morning in Beckley

    One man shot early Saturday morning in Beckley

    Saturday, April 19 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:22:04 GMT
         One man is in custody Saturday after a bar shooting in Raleigh County.
         One man is in custody Saturday after a bar shooting in Raleigh County.

James Hopkins is the morning/noon meteorologist for WOWK/WVNS-TV. He joined the station in March of 2012, coming from Savannah, GA.

James graduated from Mississippi State University in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Meteorology. His first job took him, his fiancee and their two dogs to the west slope of Colorado where he was the weekend meteorologist at KKCO-TV in Grand Junction, CO. He married his college sweetheart while in Colorado and they spent two years in the west. His career in television then moved them to Savannah, GA., where James was the weekend meteorologist for WJCL-ABC 22/WTGS-FOX 28. While in Savannah, they had their daughter, Adarra Mackenzie Hopkins. They spent a year in Savannah before moving to West Virginia.

James was born in Cleveland, Ohio, spent a few years in Parkersburg, W.Va., before settling in Charlotte, NC at still a young age. He is an avid sports fan and loves to follow the Carolina Panthers (hopefully back to the Super Bowl) and the Miami Dolphins. He also pulls for the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians in baseball and the Miami Heat for basketball. Growing up in Charlotte, he had to pick sides in the big North Carolina college basketball rivalry -- he chose the Tarheels!

James and his family currently live in South Hills, outside of Charleston. Often you'll catch James working out at the local YMCA with his wife or at the park chasing his daughter around. James and his wife love the outdoors and are excited for all the beautiful sights they will get to experience in wild, wonderful West Virginia -- but not on Sunday during football season when he'll be on the sofa rooting for his Panthers!

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