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Kristin Ketchell

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  • UPDATE: Power Restored to Over 400 in Raleigh County

    UPDATE: Power Restored to Over 400 in Raleigh County

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:33:12 GMT
    Emergency crews are responding to a downed tree on the 300 block of Stovall Road in Glen Morgan Monday (9/1) morning.
    Emergency crews are responding to a downed tree on the 300 block of Stovall Road in Glen Morgan Monday (9/1) morning.
  • Update: Names Released in Deadly Crash in McDowell County

    Update: Names Released in Deadly Crash in McDowell County

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:54:18 GMT
    Fatal Car Accident in McDowell CountyFatal Car Accident in McDowell County
    Two people were killed in a car crash Sunday, August 31. Troopers at the Princeton detachment of the West Virginia State Police said three people were traveling from Cheers in Princeton back home to Northfork when they crashed on Route 52 near Switchback. One man and one woman were killed and one man was sent to Bluefield Medical Center. Troopers told us in a statement made by the survivor, the man said the driver was drunk and driving too fast on wet roads when they lost control of the car.T...
    Two people were killed in a car crash Sunday, August 31. Troopers at the Princeton detachment of the West Virginia State Police said three people were traveling from Cheers in Princeton back home to Northfork when they crashed on Route 52 near Switchback. One man and one woman were killed and one man was sent to Bluefield Medical Center. Troopers told us in a statement made by the survivor, the man said the driver was drunk and driving too fast on wet roads when they lost control of the car.T...
  • Update: New Information Released in Raleigh County Murder Investigation

    Update: New Information Released in Raleigh County Murder Investigation

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:48:36 GMT
    Joe Collins is arrested on murder chargesJoe Collins is arrested on murder charges
    The Raleigh County Sheriffs Office made an arrest Sunday after a man was murdered in Glen White.Joe Collins was arrested and is being charged with 1st degree murder for the shooting and killing of Larry Totten.The incident occurred Sunday morning at Mr. Tottens residence.
    The Raleigh County Sheriffs Office made an arrest Sunday after a man was murdered in Glen White.Joe Collins was arrested and is being charged with 1st degree murder for the shooting and killing of Larry Totten.The incident occurred Sunday morning at Mr. Tottens residence.

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