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Man arrested in Scioto County, OH on drug and gun charges

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A search of a home in Lucasville, Ohio turned up drugs and guns. More>>

UPDATE: Florida man arrested in connection with threat of violence made against Ironton, Ohio school; teen also arrested

Kyle A. Parramore, 23 of Wesley Chapel, Florida was arrested in connection with a threat of violence directed at Ironton Elementary School Kyle A. Parramore, 23 of Wesley Chapel, Florida was arrested in connection with a threat of violence directed at Ironton Elementary School
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UPDATE: Ironton Police and the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office announced via Facebook they have made an arrest in connection with a threat of violence directed at Ironton Elementary School. A Florida man was arrested in the case. Police say a threat of violence was made aimed at the middle school in Ironton as well.  A 13 year old boy has also been arrested in connection with the case. Police are not releasing his charges at this time.  More>>

Charleston Police investigating a attempted robbery at a jewelry store in Kanawha City, West Virginia

Police in Charleston, West Virginia are investigating an attempted robbery at the Cash For Gold store in Kanawha City. Police in Charleston, West Virginia are investigating an attempted robbery at the Cash For Gold store in Kanawha City.
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Charleston Police are investigating an attempted break in at Cash for Gold in Kanawha City, West Virginia.  More>>

UPDATE: Missing woman from Ashland, Kentucky has been found

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UPDATE: Ashland Police Department officers reported on their Facebook page that Debra Brobst, 59 of Greenup County, Kentucky has been found. She was reported missing on Saturday, September 20th.  More>>

Police searching for suspect in armed robbery in Sissonville, WV

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Police are searching for a man who robbed a gas station in Sissonville, West Virginia. More>>

Police: Badly decomposed body found in Dunbar, WV after couple walking by notice strong odor

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Neighbors said that the building had been abandoned for at least 15 years, and had no water, sewer, or electric.   More>>

Police searching for man who robbed a 7-11 in South Charleston, WV

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The South Charleston Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Saturday morning. More>>

Three men arrested for kidnapping in Ashland, KY

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Three men are in jail for kidnapping a man in Ashland, Kentucky. More>>

Bomb threats prompt discussion among parents, kids

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This week has been anything but normal for schools in Greenup County, Kentucky. More>>

UPDATE: Third arrest made in Huntington, WV shooting

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Detectives with the Huntington Police Department have charged a Detroit, Michigan man in connection with a weekend shooting at a local bar.  More>>

New Police Radar Gun: Now, they know when you're texting!

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This new "texting gun" will test the limits of the law.
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Son of Charleston, WV pastor arrested for selling heroin

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A man was arrested Wednesday, September 17, for a drug charge in Charleston, West Virginia. More>>

Confederate flags banned at Kanawha County High School following early morning incident Video included

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Thursday morning, 15 or so vehicles pulled into the school lot with American and confederate flags flying.  That's when students and staff said a problem arose. More>>

Man arrested for drug trafficking in Ironton, OH

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One man is in jail for trafficking in drugs in Ironton, Ohio. More>>

Neighbors sound off on whether or not NFL players make good role models

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With all the recent NFL arrests for violent actions, are these players still acceptable role models?
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Man arrested for distributing child pornography images in Putnam County, WV

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 A Milton, West Virginia man was arrested for a child pornography charge in Putnam County, WV.

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Bomb threat reported at Greenup County, KY school

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A bomb threat was reported at Greysbranch Elementary at about 11:09 a.m. More>>

Police say Boone County, WV woman allowed teenage son to smoke pot she grew

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A Boone County, West Virginia woman was arrested in Madison on Sept. 10 and charged with child abuse creating the risk of injury, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and conspiracy to commit a felony. More>>

Second arrest made in Kanawha City break-in

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Charleston police have arrested a second person in connection with the breaking and entering and robbery of a popular Kanawha City hangout, the Dome Bar and Grill. More>>

UPDATE: Two men arrested for several felonies, including stealing a dump truck, in Sissonville, WV

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Two men were arrested and charged with several felonies in Sissonville, West Virginia. More>>

Arizona Cardinals running back arrested on assault charges

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Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in late July involving a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old child. More>>

Huntington Police Chief to state lawmakers: "Get on board" with River to Jail

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Huntington Police released video of Saturday's shootout in a local bar to show what they are dealing with, and to garner more support. More>>

Man taken into custody after attempted mine theft, chase through two counties

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The suspect is charged with numerous traffic violations, as well as grand larceny. More>>

Safety experts advise schools, parents on social media threats

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Students have barely been back in class for a month, but school threats are already making headlines. The first happened Friday in Ironton, Ohio. The second took place on Tuesday in Greenup County, KY.  More>>

UPDATE: 11-year-old girl charged with terroristic threatening to Greenup County, KY schools Video included

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School was closed in Greenup County, Kentucky on Wednesday after a threat was made on social media  More>>

UPDATE: Woman sentenced in bank robbery on Charleston's east end

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 Bernice White, who pled guilty to conspiracy to commit a bank robbery at Chase Bank on Charleston's east end, was sentenced Wednesday, September 17.

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Man arrested for three separate break-ins in Charleston, WV

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One man is in jail for a series of break-ins at local bars in Charleston, West Virginia. More>>

West Virginia violent crimes are on the rise

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West Virginia's violent crime stats have risen over the last two decades at the second fastest rate in the country.  More>>

Ex-narcotics officers screening pain clinic patients Video included

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West Virginia has been battling prescription drug abuse around the clock. Recently, physicians at Hope pain clinics have joined in the fight as well. The clinics have pairing up with PPPFD Inc, a screening service, to fight painkiller abuse. More>>

UPDATE: Fight breaks out in North Charleston; three people taken into custody

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UPDATE: According to Charleston Police officers on scene three people were taken into custody after a fight broke out in North Charleston.  

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Federal charges dropped against man accused of murdering a Cross Lanes, West Virginia teen

Ernest Roach, 36, of Racine Ohio is accused of murdering a Cross Lanes teenager. Ernest Roach, 36, of Racine Ohio is accused of murdering a Cross Lanes teenager.
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Federal prosecutors dismissed charges against Ernest Roach, 36, of Racine, Ohio on Tuesday, September 16th. Roach is accused of picking up Ericka Brown 16, from her Cross Lanes home and bringing her to Ohio were he killed about one month ago. More>>

Man accused of sexual abuse against a minor in Huntington, WV

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A man has been accused of sexual abuse against a minor in Huntington, West Virginia. More>>

Meth lab cleanup on the rise in WV Video included

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When Affordable Cleanup, a meth remediation company, pulls up to a job they always attract a crowd. Owner Jennifer McQuerrey said neighbors are always curious how homes with methamphetamine labs are taken care of.   More>>

Ohio man enters guilty plea in federal court to stolen firearm charges

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James Herod III of Cleveland, Ohio entered a guilty plea in a Charleston  federal court room to possession of a stolen firearm charge, according to a news release issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Charleston,  More>>

Intruder arrested after she is found inside Poca Community Volunteer Fire Department Station

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Nichole Braham. the woman found inside the fire station, was taken into custody and charged.  More>>

2 Injured in Lawrence County, OH shooting

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Lawrence County, Ohio deputies are investigating a shooting incident that left two men injured on Monday, Sept. 15. More>>

Stabbing incident in Huntington, West Virginia under investigation

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Cabell County 911 dispatchers confirm one person was stabbed Sunday around 6:30 a.m. in Huntington.   More>>

Parents angry after school threats made in Ironton, Ohio

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UPDATE: Lack of communication has left parents in Ironton, Ohio angry and confused after local schools faced threats on Friday, September 12th. More>>

Man arrested after firing several rounds into a Charleston, West Virginia home

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Charleston Police officers say 19 year old Brandon Woodrum was arrested after he fired several rounds into a home located 6558 MacCorkle Avenue on Sunday, September 14th.  More>>