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Boone County Fire Chief apologizes after criminal charges filed against him

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The State Fire Marshal has filed felony charges against two Wharton-Barrett Volunteer firefighters.
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DEA agent talks confidential informant protocol after most recent Charleston, WV homicide

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Heroin is highly-addictive, dangerous and sometimes deadly drug becoming more and more popular in the West Virginia. While law enforcement in the Mountain State continue to battle drug dealers and the violent crimes they sometimes commit, they say it is something that can't be done alone.
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UPDATE: Man pleads guilty to murder of World War II veteran in Kanawha County, WV

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According to police, a suspect has been arrested in the homicide case involving 90-year-old George Molle, Jr. More>>

Ohio sheriff's ammunition purchases questioned

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An Ohio sheriff charged in a corruption case is facing questions about his ammunition purchases. More>>

Man arrested in South Point, OH robbery

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Police arrested a man after he robbed a Marathon Gas Station in South Point, Ohio. More>>

UPDATE: Suspects arrested in connection to Boone County, WV burglary

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Anthony Hizer and Angela Green Agonowski, who police were searching for in connection to a burglary that took place on July 17, were both arrested Saturday morning of July 19.

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WV prosecutor reaches deal on charges

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A West Virginia prosecutor has agreed to attend an intervention program on misdemeanor domestic violence charges. More>>

Police searching for man who robbed bank in Wheelersburg, OH

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The Scioto County Sheriff's Office are searching for a man who robbed the U.S. Bank in Wheelersburg, Ohio. More>>

UPDATE: Man charged with DUI in fatal accident in Huntington, WV

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Jonathan Kennedy, the driver of the vehicle involved in an accident along Spring Valley Drive in Huntington, WV which killed 21-year-old Nicholas McFann, is being charged with DUI causing death.
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Clendenin teens rescue five drowning kittens

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They opened these bags.  Inside, were five tiny kittens.  They weren't even a week old yet. More>>

Man gets three years for collecting meth ingredients

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A man has been sentenced to three years in prison after gathering ingredients used to make methamphetamine. More>>

Multiple agencies set to search Kanawha River with dive team Video included

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Three divers are preparing to enter the Kanawha River in Charleston, West Virginia to search for evidence. More>>

UPDATE: Police Informant murdered, suspect arrested Video included

Marlon Dixon was arrested for first degree murder. Marlon Dixon was arrested for first degree murder.
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UPDATE: Police arrested Marlon Dixon, 37 who goes by "Ice" for first degree murder.  More>>

UPDATE: Woman arrested in connection to South Charleston, WV robbery case

Cortney Cain was arrested for armed robbery in Harrison County, WV. Cortney Cain was arrested for armed robbery in Harrison County, WV.
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A woman was arrested for arranging to have a man robbed after they had agreed to meet for sex. More>>

UPDATE: Names released in fatal crash on Route 10 near Chapmanville, WV Video included

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Three people died in a crash involving a car and a pick-up truck on Route 10 near Chapmanville, West Virginia.
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Man arrested for robbing Exxon Food Mart in Point Pleasant, WV

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A man is in jail for robbing an Exxon in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. More>>

Man arrested in string of burglaries in Scioto County, OH

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A man has been arrested in connection to a string of burglaries in Scioto County, Ohio. More>>

UPDATE: Murder case in Huntington, WV bound to the grand jury

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The case involving Spanish Merrell Smith, who was arrested in connection to a murder which occurred on 8th Avenue, was bound over to the grand jury . More>>

Restaurant owner beat with bat during robbery in Clay, WV

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The owner of the Jesse Sez Restaurant in Maysel, West Virginia reported to police that he was beaten with a baseball bat during a robbery. More>>

UPDATE: Funeral for west side murder victim to be held in Princeton Video included

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An arrest warrant has been issued by the Charleston Police Department for Marlon "Ice" Dixon.  Dixon is a suspect in Basham's murder. More>>

Four arrested in Scioto County, OH on drug charges

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A traffic stop led to four arrests in Portsmouth, Ohio on July 16.Pauleah Davis, Jujuan Hansbro, Savaughn Cooley and Shawn Miller were all arrested and charged with possession of heroin and trafficking heroin. More>>

Six people arrested during warrant sweep in Huntington, WV

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The Huntington Police Department’s Special Emphasis Unit arrested six people Wednesday evening of July 16, during a warrant sweep on 6th Avenue. More>>

Social media speeding up shoplifting investigations

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From a detective's point of view, Facebook is a database. In less than an hour after posting video and photos of a man in the act of stealing a $500 box of tools from Lowe's, Barboursville Police had him pegged. More>>

UPDATE: Two more Logan County, WV men plead guilty to charges related to Arch Coal kickback scheme

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Two more Logan County, West Virginia men plead guilty Wednesday, July 16, to being involved in a kickback scheme at Arch Coal. More>>

Man arrested for possession of heroin, other charges in Ashland, KY

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A man is in jail after police conduct a routine traffic stop in Ashland, Kentucky Wednesday, July 16 and find heroin in the vehicle. More>>

Man arrested for child neglect, snorting drugs in front of three toddlers in Clendenin, WV

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A man is in jail after telling police that he snorted Hydrocodone tablets inside a vehicle that had three toddlers in it in Clendenin, West Virginia. More>>

Inmate charged with assaulting another inmate in South Charleston, WV

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A man who was already in jail on a probation violation now has a new charge. More>>

Police searching for two people who assaulted man with a sword in Charleston, WV

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The West Virginia State Police Quincy Detachment is searching for two people involved in an assault case out of Charleston, WV. More>>

UPDATE: Two men arrested in convenience store robbery near Chapmanville, WV

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Police have arrested two men in connection to a robbery that took place at a 7-11 at about 4:30 a.m. on July 16. More>>

Search warrant executed at OH facility for possible illegal gambling

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A search warrant was executed at a facility near Chesapeake, Ohio after numerous complaints came in of possible illegal gambling. More>>

Two men arrested after troopers find large amount of heroin during traffic stop in Scioto County, OH

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Two men will face felony charges after the Ohio State Highway Patrol found a large amount of heroin during a traffic stop. More>>

Three arrested following raid on Charleston, WV bar Video included

Three were arrested after a raid at Park Place Three were arrested after a raid at Park Place
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They said they said they want businesses in the city to thrive, but they won't put up with the crime that comes along with them. More>>

2 brothers arrested on drug charges in Hurricane, WV

Two brothers from Hurricane, WV are arrested on drug charges. Two brothers from Hurricane, WV are arrested on drug charges.
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Jarid Uriah Edwards and Jackie Luel Edwards were arrested on charges of delivery of heroin and possession with intent to deliver heroin. More>>

Officer involved shooting in Parkersburg, WV under investigation

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Parkersburg Police say several officers from their agency were involved in a shooting.  More>>

Bank robbery reported in Elkview, WV Video included

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A bank robbery was reported in Elkview, West Virginia at about 12:45 p.m. on July 14. More>>

Dead horse found inside garage of Mason County, WV home Video included

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West Virginia State Police are investigating a dead horse hanging from the rafters inside one Mason County garage.
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Two arrested after traffic stop in Saint Albans, WV

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A man and woman were arrested after police in Saint Albans pulled over the car they were traveling in. More>>

New Kentucky liberal gun law targets domestic violence victims Video included

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Views are mixed on whether the new law will increase or decrease acts of violence More>>

UPDATE: Huntington, WV man accused of murder in court

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A teen accused of murdering another teen was in court this morning. More>>

Three arrested after deputies find marijuana inside home in Johnson County, KY

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Three people are facing several charges after police found a grow room for marijuana in a Staffordsville, Kentucky home. More>>

Tip leads to arrests in attempted burglary in Johnson County, KY

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Deputies in Johnson County, Kentucky are crediting tipsters in the Thelma community for the arrest of two men accused of attempted robbery. More>>

Man arrested in Ashland, KY after hiding drugs in peanut butter jar

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Acting on a tip The Boyd County Sheriff Department arrested a Michigan man,  while leaving the Ashland Bus Station in a taxi cab just after midnight Saturday. According to deputies a search of the vehicle was conducted, and discovered a large amount of heroin hidden inside of a peanut butter jar that was full of peanut butter. Deputies arrested and charged Deon A. Cohen with trafficking a controlled substance, and possession of heroin.Cohen told deputies that he just rode into Ashland from. More>>

Police looking for a man in attempted break in

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The Ashland Police Department needs the public's help in identifying a suspicious man who was caught on surveillance cameras attempting to break into a vehicle at a home along Harrod Street on June 28. More>>

Cross Lanes man arrested after threatening movie-goers

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The West Virginia State Police were called to the scene of a disturbance just before 9 pm Friday at the Great Escape Theater at the Nitro marketplace. More>>

Police: Door to door scammers using sob stories to commit crimes Video included

Police say this man, Osborne Jackson, is the ringleader Police say this man, Osborne Jackson, is the ringleader
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When you hear a knock at your front door, your first reaction is to answer it, right? Police officers are recommending you think about that first. More>>

Hunt for Heroin: Special task force targets dangerous drug

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Police in Kanawha County are on the hunt for heroin to get it off the streets. More>>