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Kristin Ketchell

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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.

Kristin Ketchell joined the Stormtracker 13 weather team in March 2012.

She came to WOWK from KDRV-TV in Medford, Ore., where she spent more than two years as the morning meteorologist.

Although she spent the past few years on the west coast, she is no stranger to life back east. Kristin was born and raised in New Jersey and attended college at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. She graduated with a B.S. in meteorology with a concentration in Broadcasting.

Her love of weather began long before she entered college when two of the largest winter storms rolled through her hometown during the Blizzards of '93 and '96. Then in 2006, she was vacationing with family when Hurricane Charley battered the eastern seaboard. She has always been fascinated by Mother Nature and considered herself a big "weather nerd."

In addition to weather, Kristin is also an avid animal lover and spent her time in Oregon volunteering with the Southern Oregon Humane Society. She helped with special events for the shelter, worked with the animals, and even helped with animal adoptions. She considers the experience incredibly rewarding and is looking forward to continuing to volunteer with similar organizations in West Virginia.

In her spare time, Kristin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, traveling, and playing with her dog, Isis.

She is excited to see what West Virginia has to offer and is looking forward to what new adventures she will have the pleasure to experience.

Be sure to follow her on Twitter @KristinKetchell