Artsbridge update 5/16/19

A look at events coming to the Mid-Ohio Valley this weekend.

WTAP 11 - Alligator in Pleasants County

Officers recover alligator in rural W.Va.

Griffith verdict

Stephen Griffith found guilty in death of Chad Hart.

WTAP Noon - Alligator found in Pleasants County

Officers corralled alligator on Middle Island Creek Road

WTAP Noon - Firefighters called to barn fire

Fire reported at State Route 26 and Cow Run Road

WTAP 11 - Ravenswood plans to relocate city offices

City plans to move into former BB&T bank branch building


Live Streams

NBC News Headlines

Dramatic video shows Alaska glacier collapse near kayakers

Kayakers Josh Bastyr and Andrew Hopper ventured out on what they called a “peaceful glacier exploration” at Alaska’s Spencer Glacier. As glacial bridge began to collapse, they found themselves in danger. It’s a new normal in the area, reports NBC’s Kevin Tibbles reports, who recently visited the Spencer glacier to learn about the impact of climate change on the region.

Man speaks out after close call with lightning strike

Video captures the moment when Romulus McNeill stepped outside during a storm, when a flash of lighting struck so close by that he dropped his umbrella before getting out of there. “I feel like I am blessed,” he tells NBC’s Morgan Chesky. “Maybe two inches to the right it could have been a different story where I’m not sitting here.”

Community mourns New Orleans anchor killed in plane crash

Nancy Parker, a beloved local TV news anchor in New Orleans, was killed along with pilot Franklin Augustus when his stunt plane crashed. Parker had been working on a profile of Augustus, an airshow pilot who had been flying for decades, at the time of the tragedy.

Jeffrey Epstein’s attorneys pledge their own investigation into his death

Attorneys for Epstein are fighting back after the medical examiner ruled that the accused sex trafficker died by suicide by hanging. The official cause of death ruling has not diminished a probe into how this could have happened to a high-profile inmate, as the New York Times reports details of the conditions of Epstein’s Manhattan cell.

Tense standoff in Portland between far right and anti-fascist groups

The conflict in Portland started with rally of far-right groups that was met by a large counter-demonstration. More than a thousand police officers were activated to keep the protests peaceful between the groups. There were multiple flare ups between the two sides.