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Leslie Daniels, 27 and Nora Sawyers, 28 pleaded not guilty to killing their 3-month-old son. Leslie Daniels, 27 and Nora Sawyers, 28 pleaded not guilty to killing their 3-month-old son.

Ashland couple pleads not guilty in baby son's death

An Ashland couple has pleaded not guilty to killing their 3-month-old son.

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Gallia County, OH deputies searching for burglary suspect

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Gallia County deputies are investigating a home burglary in Gallipolis and are asking anyone who can identify the suspect to contact authorities. 

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Felon charged with possessing firearm in St. Albans

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A man has been charged with multiple counts of possessing a firearm while being a felon. 

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Update: Victim pronounced dead, warrant obtained for suspect after shooting at Marcum Terrace Video included

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A Cabell County dispatcher said there was a shooting at 1300 block of Marcum Terrace in Huntington, West Virginia. One person was transported to a hospital.

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SWAT Team on scene in Huntington

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Huntington Police tell 13 News there was a SWAT Team and police on scene at the 2700 block of Guyan Avenue around noon on Friday.

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Drug raid ends with heroin and cash recovered and an arrest made

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The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force conducted a drug raid in Parkersburg, WV Thursday afternoon. The Task Force recovered  $4,000 worth of heroin, $2,985 of cash, and arrested Gurmel McDonald, 28 of Parkersburg. McDonald was arrested for one count of Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Deliver, and has been  convicted of 1st degree rape, 1st degree robbery, and other misdemeanors.  He was on parole in West Virginia at the time of the arrest. The Task force had the... More>>

Pills found in bubble gum in Huntington

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Sheriff Tom McComas said 20 Hydrocodone pills were found inside bubble gum on 7th street in Huntington adjacent the Cabell County Sheriff's Office inmate holding facility. The pills were found on Tuesday and Thursday. McComas adds an inmate was attempting to smuggle contraband to an inmate inside the holding facility. We will update this story as more information becomes available.  More>>

Company in West Virginia chem spill receives 'symbolic' fine

A bankrupt chemical company responsible for a spill that contaminated a West Virginia river and fouled the drinking water supply of 300,000 residents has been sentenced to the maximum possible penalty on pollution charges.

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Kanawha County man arrested for a drug related DUI in a school zone Video included

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Kanawha County Sheriff's Office arrested William Lambert, 62 of Eskdale, WV, for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs. Lambert was arrested around 7 a.m. while driving in a school zone at Sharon Dawes Elementary in Cabin Creek, WV. 

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Va. Tech murder suspects left few clues

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If Eisenhauer or Keepers had a dark side, they kept it hidden, according to those who knew them, who reacted to the allegations with a uniform sense of shock.

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UPDATE: Murder suspect takes the stand and is found guilty of first degree murder

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Deputies have arrested Leonard Dewayne Thomas, 44, of Raven Drive in Rand, WV and charged him with malicious wounding in connection with a shooting that occurred on Wednesday, December 17.

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Update : Kentucky rape suspect may have tried to travel to Huntington, WV or Lexington, KY area

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The United State Marshall Service is currently searching for Kentucky man, Brandon Tyler Scites. He is wanted for 2nd Degree rape, 2nd Degree sodomy, unlawful transaction with a minor, and a parole violation (absconding). They believe that the subject could be in or around Kitts Hill, Ohio. 

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Update: Suspect Arrested for Armed Robbery at a Pikeville Pharmacy Video included

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Daniels was charged with 1st degree Robbery and is being lodged in the Pike County Detention Center. 

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"Shaken Baby Syndrome" suspect arrested in Charleston, WV Video included

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A Charleston man has been arrested for charges of child abuse resulting in injury. According to the criminal complaint, on January 28,2016 a two and half-month old child was brought in to CAMC Women and Children's Hospital. 

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Huntington Man arrested for soliciting a minor on Instagram Video included

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The West Virginia State Police arrested a Huntington man, Christopher Perdue, 18, for sending a 12-year-old boy explicit messages. Perdue was officially charged with soliciting a minor via computer. According to the WVSP, Perdue used Instagram to contact the boy on December 5th, 2015, but the mother of the boy intercepted the messages.

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West Virginia AG settles for $2.5M with pharma company

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The settlement resolves allegations that the company failed to detect, report and stop the flood of suspicious drug orders into the state.

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2nd ex-official gets probation, fine in W.Va. chemical spill Video included

A former owner of Freedom Industries has been sentenced to three years of probation and a $20,000 fine for a 2014 chemical spill that fouled the drinking water supply of 300,000 West Virginians.

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UPDATE: Chris Duhon reinstated

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Marshall Athletics said men's basketball assistant coach Chris Duhon has been reinstated to the program following a two-month suspension for a violation of department rules and policies.

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NEW : Surveillance Video: Early morning burglary in Cross Lanes Video included

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The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office announced that on the morning of February 1st, they were dispatched to a home that had been burglarized on Villa Pike in Cross Lanes, WV. Metro 911 received notice of a burglary alarm at a house, but the residents were not at home.

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New players in the ongoing fight against heroin Video included

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A bill now moving through the West Virginia Legislature would permit all West Virginia school nurses to have and administer Naloxone on or near school premises

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UPDATE: Police investigating shooting in Kanawha City, suspect fled Video included

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According to 911 dispatcher, a shooting has been reported in Charleston. 

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Portsmouth Police Department find dead man and injured woman while investigating a domestic assault

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Detectives of the Portsmouth Police Department are investigating the death of Portsmouth man. He was found dead in his apartment when the Portsmouth Police Department investigated a domestic assault that occurred in the shortly after 2 a.m. this morning. 

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Sentencings set for ex-execs in West Virginia chemical spill Video included

Six former Freedom Industries officials are set to be sentenced this month on pollution charges two years after a chemical spill into the Elk River in Charleston fouled the drinking water supply of 300,000 West Virginians.

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UPDATE: Convicted felon in custody by Roane County deputies

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Roane County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a convicted felon who failed to report to jail. 

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Woman arrested after drug bust in South Point, OH

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According to police with the South Point police department,  a woman has been arrested for possession of crystal meth.

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Update : Police say 15-year-old boy in Charleston shot in the knee Video included

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Kanawha County 911 reports a man was shot in the knee in Charleston around 8:22 p.m. Thursday night.

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Charleston man arrested for sexual assault of a minor in Boone County Video included

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The Boone County Sheriff's Office arrested  Gregory Allen Edwards, 24, of Charleston today around 2:30 p.m. and charged him with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Edwards was wanted for four counts of third degree sexual assault. 

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Shooting investigation in Charleston

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Victim suffered a gunshot wound to the foot.

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Huntington man arrested for robbing credit union

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Officers with the Huntington Police Department arrested a Huntington man in connection with a robbery at a credit union. According to a news release, the arrested happened when officers in the area of the First Priority Credit Union on the 500 block of Virginia Avenue on an unrelated issue responded to the call. 

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UPDATE: Police arrest Huntington woman accused of running fraudulent schemes on elderly

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A Huntington woman is wanted by officers with the Huntington Police Department for fraudulent schemes.Kimberly Wray, 46, has been connected to a series of schemes, scams and transactions involving the elderly, according to a news release.

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Wanted Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Child Brought Back to Fairmont

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Robert Richards, 66, was extradited from Vermont Thursday by the West Virginia State Police Crimes Against Children Unit and brought back to Fairmont. More>>