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Executive charged in Ohio VA corruption case

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A business executive from Virginia is being charged in a federal corruption case that already has resulted in a guilty plea from the former director of Veterans Affairs medical centers in Cleveland and Dayton. More>>

Former Johnson County, KY teacher indicted on sex-related crimes

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A former Johnson County Schools teacher was indicted on sex-related crimes in Johnson County, Kentucky. More>>

Officials gather for rape-kit backlog summit

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Law enforcement and public officials from Detroit and Memphis, Tennessee, are in Cleveland to talk about how to handle the large backlog of rape kits that await lab testing in each of those cities. More>>

Cops: Remains may be those of missing UVa. student

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Police say they have found human remains that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13.Police Chief Tim Longo and others told a news conference Saturday afternoon further forensic tests would be conducted to confirm that the remains are those of Hannah Graham. More>>

WV House of Delegates member arrested

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According to the WV Regional Jail website, Doug Skaff, a Democrat representing the 35th District in Kanawha County, was arrested and taken to North Regional Jail for a first-offense DUI, a misdemeanor. More>>

Huntington Police arrest a River to Jail suspect for a second time; continue to arrest additional suspects

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Huntington Police say they have arrested a River to Jail suspect for a second time after sending him back to Detroit. But they continue to make arrests as part of  River to Jail. The initiative is a coordinated effort to rid the city of drugs and crime.  More>>

Kanawha County, WV man indicted for murder

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Dustin Bodkins is accused of shooting a man this summer.
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Two arrested in Lucasville, OH for manufacturing meth

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Two people have been arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine. More>>

Social media posts by high school students in Kanawha County about LGBT community causing concerns Video included

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It appears the comments were posted on the Instagram account of a Sissonville High School student this week.  It starts out innocently enough.  More>>

Deputy jailer arrested, charged in Boyd County

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A jailer is in jail in Boyd County, Kentucky, after being charged with sexual misconduct with an inmate under his charge. More>>

South Point, Ohio police protection levy on the ballot again.

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After failing repeatedly, village leaders say they're desperate to see this levy pass. Many voters still say no. More>>

Dozens arrested after Kanawha, Putnam County drug warrant sweep

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Local and county leaders are calling it another victory in the war on drugs in Kanawha and Putnam Counties. More>>

Husband and wife busted with cash and heroin in Scioto County

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A Scioto County couple is facing some very serious drug charges. More>>

Stabbing victim dies in Charleston, WV

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Dispatchers with Metro 911 received the call just after Midnight Thursday of a stabbing at a home on Nancy Street. More>>

Ohio doctor pleads guilty to drug charges in W.Va.

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An Ohio doctor faces up to nine years in prison after pleading guilty in West Virginia to federal drug charges. More>>

Detroit man sentenced on conspiracy to distribute heroin in Huntington, West Virginia

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Steven Edward Lewis also known as “Rico”, 27, of Detroit was sentenced to five years in a federal courtroom for his role in the distribution of heroin.   More>>

Huntington, WV man entered guilty plea in federal court to charges of distribution of heroin

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According to a news release issued by US Attorney Booth Goodwin, Mark R. Tabb, 46, of Huntington entered a guilty plea in federal court on Tuesday, October 14th to charges related to the distribution of heroin.  More>>

UPDATE: Case of missing Dunbar man now being investigated as homicide

Daryl A. Smith was reported missing October 7 Daryl A. Smith was reported missing October 7
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Deputies said they do have a person of interest in the case, but so far, no arrests have been made.  More>>

Woman stabbed outside CAMC Memorial Hospital in Charleston, WV

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A woman was stabbed at about midnight on Oct. 13 near CAMC Memorial Hospital in Charleston, West Virginia. More>>

WV State Police investigate Calhoun County woman's death as homicide

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Emergency responders found Lennette Pauline Headley in her home after receiving a call that she was unresponsive. More>>

SLICK BANDITS: 36,000 Pounds of Crisco stolen!

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These slick fisted thieves ran away with enough Crisco to shorten a bakery for months!
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Man taken into custody after a shooting in Meigs County, Ohio

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Meigs County Sheriff's Office say Harley Smallwood, 27 of Painter Ridge in the Vinton, Ohio area was taken into custody after a shooting that occurred Sunday, October 12th. More>>

Man arrested in Huntington, West Virginia after he tries to "hot-wire" a semi truck

John Ratliff was arrested after he tried to "hot-wire" a semi-truck in Huntington, West Virginia John Ratliff was arrested after he tried to "hot-wire" a semi-truck in Huntington, West Virginia
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John Ratliff was arrested after he attempted to hot-wire a semi truck in Huntington, West Virginia.  More>>

Deputies: Herbert Hoover High School student stabbed by Sissonville High School student during football game

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The stabbing happened near the school, during the Friday night football game, deputies said.   More>>

Hackers hit ice cream maker

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Even ice cream isn't safe from hackers.Fast-food and ice cream chain Dairy Queen said Thursday that hackers may have gained access to customer names, credit and debit card numbers and expiration dates at 395 stores between August and October. More>>

Three arrested in Scioto County, OH for theft at graveyard

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Three people were arrested after trying to scrap graveyard vases at a local recycling business.  Justin Pitts, Gabryelle Blair, and Jennifer Smith all face charges of breaking and entering, theft and vandalism. More>>

Jackson County Animal Shelter prepares for application process

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For the dozens of people who have volunteered their time to give these dogs a new start, they say they couldn't ask for a sweeter ending.  More>>

Ashland, KY man charged with having child pornography

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An Ashland man is behind bars after investigators say he had child pornography on his computer. More>>

Three facing drug charges after traffic stop in Lewis County, KY

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Three people are now facing drug charges after a traffic stop in Lewis County on Wednesday. More>>

Man accused of attempting to kill police officer in South Charleston, WV

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Police have arrested a man they say was taking steps to kill a West Virginia state trooper in retaliation for a DUI arrest in 2013. More>>

Tip leads to drug arrests in Huntington, West Virginia

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Two men are were arrested and placed behind bars thanks to several Huntington, West Virginia neighbors being vigilant and keeping an eye on illegal activity happening where they live.  More>>

Another arrest in Operation: River to Jail in Huntington, WV

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Another arrest has been made in Operation: River to Jail in Huntington. More>>

Traffic stop leads to crack seizure in Scioto County, OH

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A man and woman are facing drug charges after they were stopped in Scioto County, Ohio. More>>