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3 kids found living in Kentucky shed; 2 adults arrested

Authorities say they found three children living in a shed in Kentucky that had no electricity, no running water and a bucket containing human feces.

Court rejects Ohio law that bans police from sex with minors

A divided Ohio Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional a law that made it illegal for police officers to have sex with minors.

Clown Arrested at Fair in West Virginia

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According to Sheriff Cecil, police responded to numerous complaints from people, including an off duty deputy at the fair, that the clown was acting suspiciously towards young children.

Police: 11-year-old Ohio girl shot when shots fired at house

Police say an 11-year-old girl was shot in the leg after someone started shooting at the house where she lives in Ohio.

Police: Ohio toddler overdosed on painkiller twice in week

Police in Ohio say the parents of an 18-month-old girl who overdosed on a painkiller twice in one week have been arrested on charges of child endangering.

Man accused of killing niece, hurting nephew to 'quiet' them

An Ohio man accused of fatally shooting his young niece and wounding his nephew when he tried to "quiet them" has been indicted on charges including aggravated murder.

Man playing 'Pokemon Go' robbed of cellphone, shot in Ohio

Police say a man playing "Pokemon Go" in an Ohio park was robbed of his cellphone and shot three times.

State police: Homeowner fatally shoots would-be robber

Kentucky State Police are investigating after they say a homeowner shot two of three suspected robbers, killing one of them.

Prosecutor: Kanawha magistrate's assistant took money

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A Kanawha County prosecutor says a magistrate's assistant has admitted to stealing money from the office.

The Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia-Meigs secured 43 drug indictments on 135 counts of illegal drug actives.

More than a dozen arrests made in Gallia and Meigs Counties

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The Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia-Meigs secured 43 drug indictments on 135 counts of illegal drug actives.

UPDATE: Mom Arrested in Death of Toddler

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The West Virginia State Police are investigating the apparent drowning of a 3-year-old boy after his body was found in a river.

Gunman Gets Shot by Pokemon Go Player He Tried to Rob

Gunman Gets Shot by Pokemon Go Player He Tried to Rob

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A gunman and his underage driver tried to rob a group of people playing the popular Pokemon Go game, triggering a shootout after one of the players pulled out his own weapon at a Las Vegas park that has become a hot spot for virtual creature hunting. 

Son Suspected of Murdering Mother; Injuring Sister With Hammer in Ohio

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Officers in Newcomerstown have made an arrest after finding a deceased woman and a badly injured woman in Tuscarawas County. 

Man Sentenced for Crime Spree in Kanawha County

Man Sentenced for Crime Spree in Kanawha County

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A man has been sentenced for a crime spree he committed in Kanawha County in 2015. 

Nurse Accused of Stabbing Boy with Autism with Needle 6 Times

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A registered nurse caught on video stabbing an autistic boy with a hypodermic needle to control his behavior has agreed to surrender her license during an investigation, officials said.

13 NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: Child Porn Website Spreads Through West Virginia Video included

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Officials with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office say the most recent porn website making the rounds in West Virginia is unique.  Not only does the page contain threads for sharing nude pictures on a county by county basis, it also includes personal information about those depicted in the images. 

Elkview Man Arrested for Making Threats at Police on a Facebook Video Video included

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An Elkview man has been arrested after he posted a video on social media saying all cops need to be killed. According to a criminal complaint 26-year-old Mathew Furby stated multiple times that any and all cops need to be killed, the only good cop was a dead cop. The complaint adds Furby stated in the video that everyone needs to load up and get ready to go to war because if people don't take a stand now, they are going to kill us all. Furby also said in the video posted that no one ...

New reward offered in Rhoden murder case Video included

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Still no suspects or motive, three months after a Southern Ohio family of 8 was killed execution style. 13 news has the latest on a new reward offered in the Rhoden Murder Case. .

Japanese news agency: 19 dead, 20 injured in knife attack

Japanese News Agency: 19 dead, 20 Injured in Knife Attack

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The Kyodo news agency is reporting that 19 people are dead and 20 injured following a knife attack in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo. 

State Police Investigate Murder in Kentucky

State Police Investigate Murder in Kentucky

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Police tell 13 News that a homicide has occurred in the Ashland area in Boyd County, Kentucky around 9:30pm. 

Lawyer: Ohio mom of starved, beaten 2-year-old has low IQ

An attorney says an Ohio woman charged with murder after her 2-year-old daughter died of starvation and blunt-force injury has a low IQ and what he describes as "the mentality of a child."

Shooting on Clay Avenue in Charleston Video included

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Lt. Steve Cooper with the Charleston Police Department tells 13 News there was a shooting on the 1600 block of Clay Avenue Saturday afternoon. Cooper adds 23-year-old Jordashe Collins was shot and fled the scene in a dark colored Lexus. Collins was chased by a white sports car. Police are not sure where the suspect or victim is. Collins is not believed to have any life threatening injuries. 

Munich shooter was bullied loner, planned attack for a year

Munich Shooter was Bullied Loner, Planned Attack for a Year

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The teenager behind the deadly shooting rampage in Munich was a withdrawn loner obsessed with playing "killer" video games in his bedroom.

Suicide Bomber Kills at least 80 People in Afghanistan

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By LYNNE O'DONNELL and KARIM SHARIFI Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - At least 80 people were killed and another 231 wounded in the Afghan capital on Saturday, when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed clothing among a large crowd of demonstrators, officials and witnesses said. In a statement issued by its news agency, Aamaq, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack on a protest march by Afghanistan's ethnic Hazaras. The marchers were deman...

Increased security bringing crime down at Coonskin Park Video included

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Enhanced security is now all over Coonskin Park. Park Officials say it's decreased the amount of crime after there was a spike during a six week period in the Spring of 2016.

Fayette County Woman arrested for 14 counts of Animal Cruelty

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Kincaid, W. Va. - According to a press release from the Fayette County Sheriff's Department, several horses have been seized in the Page/Kincaid area after allegations of animal neglect and maltreatment. Sheriff Steve Kessler and the Humane Society of the United States have released the following information concerning this seizure: On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint concerning several horses that were housed in two separate f...

Shooting reported near Laidley Field in Charleston

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Stay with 13 News for the latest on this developing story.

Cabell County man found dead in his home

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Cabell County, W. Va. - A man has been found dead in his home after he was stabbed. West Virginia State Police Troopers were called to a home in Cabell County earlier today on the 1300 block of East Campbell Park Drive. Troopers have confirmed they are conducting a death investigation at that address. The individual who died is described as a male between 50 and 60 years of age. WVSP Troopers tell 13 News that the male was stabbed at another location and then returned home. ...

Sue Bob White arrested for shoplifting and drug charges in Kentucky

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Warfield, KY - "Sue Bob" White has been arrested for shoplifting and drug charges in Martin County, Kentucky. According to a uniform citation from the Martin County Sheriff's Department, a call was received from dispatch reporting a shoplifter at the Warfield IGA on July 19, 2016. The arrest was made just before 9 p.m. The uniform citation states that Sue A. White had stolen pet ear cleaner and a pest control item. The total amount of the theft amounted to $10.08. Upon ar...

South Charleston PD seeks public's help in identifying 2 women

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South Charleston, W. Va. - The South Charleston Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two females. The females used a stolen credit card to make two transactions at the Wal-Mart located on 2700 Mountaineer Blvd. in South Charleston, WV on 07/11/2016. Anyone with information on the identities of the women is asked to contact the South Charleston P.D. Detective Bureau at 304-744-5951 or 304-744-6521.

Ohio Policeman Served Sandwich Containing Shards of Glass

Ohio Policeman Served Sandwich Containing Shards of Glass

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Police in Ohio's capital city say an officer was served a sandwich containing glass shards at a restaurant, and an assault squad is investigating whether it was intentional. 

Man Sentenced to Life in Prison with Mercy for Car Crash Resulting in 4 Deaths

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Southbound lanes of U.S. 119 are now back open near the intersection of Williams Road in Boone County.

Kentucky Death Under Investigation

Kentucky Death Under Investigation

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Kentucky State Police detectives are investigating the death of Shannon Robinson, 39 of Shelbiana, a small town in Pike County, KY. 

Local police on high alert following Baton Rouge shooting

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With the most recent police shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, it has Charleston Police, like many around the country, remaining on high alert.  "When the incident happened in Dallas, the Chief and I went to the role calls to get a sense of their state of mind," said Charleston Deputy Chief Jason Beckett. What is the current mentality among the Charleston Police Department following this most recent attack? "When these incidents occur it can cause a cert...

Tennessee woman ordered to serve embezzlement sentence

Tennessee Woman Ordered to Serve Embezzlement Sentence

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A Tennessee woman who admitted embezzling $36,000 from a youth mentoring group in West Virginia has been sentenced to at least a year in prison. 

CPD works to connect serial killer to cases across the nation

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Today marks the 1-year anniversary of the day a Charleston escort killed Neal Falls, a suspected serial killer. Tonight on 13 News, Alyssa Meisner looks at how the Charleston Police Department is working with other police departments across the nation to connect Falls with other missing women and possible murder cases across the nation. Tune in tonight at 7 p.m. for the full story.

Man Shot in Drive by Shooting

Update: No Arrest Made Yet in Huntington Shooting

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A shooting occurred early Saturday morning in Huntington. 

Overnight Shooting in Charleston

Victim Identified in Overnight Shooting in Charleston

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One person has been shot overnight in Charleston. 

Man Shot in Putnam County

Putnam County Man Shot

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A man has been shot in the Rock Branch area of Putnam County. 

Man convicted in 'The Vanishing Women' case in Ohio

Man Convicted in 'The Vanishing Women' Case in Ohio

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An Ohio man has been convicted of fatally shooting a woman whose slaying is one of several deaths and disappearances that have troubled a southern Ohio city. 

Opiate used for elephants now in hands of Ohio heroin users

Opiate Used for Elephants Now in Hands of Ohio Heroin Users

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Authorities are warning that an opiate used by veterinarians for elephants and other large animals is circulating among heroin users in Ohio. 

Ex-cop who received nude photos of teen won't get jail term

A former police officer who received nude photos from a 17-year-old Ohio girl has been spared a prison term.

Charleston man convicted of dog fighting

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Charleston, W. Va.- A Charleston man has been convicted of dog fighting in Kanawha County, West Virginia. On Thursday, July 7 2016, the Kanawha County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney secured Kanawha County's first ever dog fighting conviction, according to the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association. According to a press release from the Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Derick A. Geiger, 46, of Charleston, was convicted of 7 counts of withholding proper sustenance from a domesti...

Deputies arrest baby sitter after pit bull bites girl

Authorities have arrested a West Virginia baby sitter after they say her dog attacked a 2-year-old girl.

KY murder person of interest released on bond turns himself in

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Charleston, W. Va.- A person of interest in a Kentucky murder investigation has turned himself in overnight after convincing police he was someone else and earning his release by posting bond. On July 10, 2016 at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Dunbar Police Department arrested a man for Fleeing with Reckless Indifference. The individual provided several names that could not be verified, so he was booked into the South Central Regional Jail as John Doe. Prior to his arraignmen...

UPDATE: Missing Belmont County Teens Lead Police On High Speed Chase in Texas

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UPDATE: According to the Belmont County Sheriff's Office, both teens have been taken into custody in Texas. 

Police say "Deadpool" Bank Robber being held in a detention center

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The South Point Police Department are currently investigating a robbery at the U.S. Bank in South Point, Ohio. The bank is on Solida Road, and people are being asked to stay clear of the area. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous, and the police believe that he has a handgun. The suspect is wearing a mask of the comic book and movie and character Deadpool. The South Point Police Department are saying the suspect is a white male, weight around 200 pounds, and somew...

Grand jury: 2 bishops hid sex abuse of hundreds of children

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A new grand jury report claims two Roman Catholic bishops in a central Pennsylvania diocese helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by over 50 priests or religious leaders over a 40-year period.

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  • Athens County Sheriff’s Office Locates Missing Girl

    Athens County Sheriff’s Office Locates Missing Girl

    Thursday, July 28 2016 6:40 PM EDT2016-07-28 22:40:00 GMT

    The Athens County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a missing 9-year old female named Haley Bedsole.

    The Athens County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a missing 9-year old female named Haley Bedsole.

  • Kanawha County Sheriff's Office Searching for 2 Missing Kids, Possible Abduction

    Kanawha County Sheriff's Office Searching for 2 Missing Kids, Possible Abduction

    Wednesday, July 27 2016 9:22 AM EDT2016-07-27 13:22:45 GMT

    Two boys were possibly abducted by their mother after she was allowed to take the boys for an overnight visit. The boys were not returned the following morning and no one has heard from them since.

    Two boys were possibly abducted by their mother after she was allowed to take the boys for an overnight visit. The boys were not returned the following morning and no one has heard from them since.

  • 3 Missing Lawrence Co. Juveniles Found Safe

    3 Missing Lawrence Co. Juveniles Found Safe

    Wednesday, July 20 2016 12:46 PM EDT2016-07-20 16:46:57 GMT

    Lawrence County, Ky. - The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help in locating 3 missing juveniles. According to a press release from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, the juveniles are Hannah Mobley, 15; Vanessa Keeton, 15; and Angel Keeton, 14. The press release stated that all three individuals left from a residence in the Blaine area of Lawrence County on the evening of Monday, July 18, 2016. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to...

    Lawrence County, Ky. - The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help in locating 3 missing juveniles. According to a press release from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, the juveniles are Hannah Mobley, 15; Vanessa Keeton, 15; and Angel Keeton, 14. The press release stated that all three individuals left from a residence in the Blaine area of Lawrence County on the evening of Monday, July 18, 2016. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to...

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