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Investigators are trying to determine the identity of a body found in a wooded area of Kanawha County, WV Investigators are trying to determine the identity of a body found in a wooded area of Kanawha County, WV

UPDATE: Investigation continues after body is found in woods of Kanawha County, WV

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Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a body has been found in a wooded area Saturday, April 19, 2014. More>>

Four correctional officers and four other inmates indicted in a plot to kill another inmate

Four correctional officers and four other inmates indicted in a plot to kill another inmate

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WV State Regional Jail Authority  Director, Joe DeLong, confirms that four correctional officers and four othe inmates are now charged after they plotted to kill another inmate. More>>

Kanawha County Sheriff is investigating early morning robbery in Elkview

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The Kanawha County Sheriff Department were called to the scene of a robbery at the 7-11 along the 5000 block of Elf River Rd N in Elkview around 5:45 am Sunday.According to dispatchers a older white male wearing a black and red bandana and a dark blue shirt entered the store demanding money.Dispatchers also so say the suspect were carrying a box cutter. The suspect was able to to get away with an undetermined amount of cash.Continue to follow wowktv.com for more information as it becomes avai... More>>

Several propane tanks stolen in Gallia County, OH

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Police are investigating two robberies, in which several 20 pound cylinder propane gas tanks were stolen, that occurred overnight in Gallia County, OH. More>>

Man arrested for breaking into woman's home in Huntington, WV; taking his son

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A man is in jail for breaking into a woman's home in Huntington, WV, in which he took their son. More>>

Man arrested for animal abuse in Vinton County, OH

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A man is in jail for animal abuse in Vinton County, OH. More>>

Police investigating shooting in Huntington, WV; victim identified

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Huntington Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Friday, April 18, in the 2700 block of Latulle Avenue around 9:30 p.m.   More>>

Huntington police investigating stabbing

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Huntington police were called to the scene of a stabbing along the 400 block of Fourth Street just after 4 a.m. on Saturday. More>>

Judge: Offenders benefit from drug court incentives

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Adult drug courts also aim to alleviate overcrowding in jails--with an added benefit for taxpayers, according to Thompson. More>>

Dead body found in the Crown Hill area of Kanawha County, WV

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A dead body has been found in the Crown Hill area of Kanawha County, according to 911 dispatchers. More>>

Legal Process Division: The dangers of the job in Kanawha County, WV Video included

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The Legal Process Division of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department is made up of 12 employees. More>>

Complaint by assisted living center leads to 2 women arrested on drug charges

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After an assisted living center in Teays Valley filed a complaint, two women were arrested on drugs charges. More>>

Neighborhood watch groups urge judges to stop home confinement rulings

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"We want them to stop using full prisons as an excuse to not sentence these guys to something," said Joseph Higginbotham. More>>

UPDATE: Man arrested for breaking into man's home in Huntington, WV

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A man was arrested Thursday, April 17, after a Huntington, WV man told police that he shot the man who was trying to burglarize his home on April 10. More>>

Woman charged with murdering boyfriend in Lesage, WV

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56-year-old Frank Oldaker was killed by his girlfriend, 50-year-old Angela Chapman, who was charged with first degree murder.
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Man arrested on child pornography charges in Cabell County, WV

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A Barboursville, WV man is in jail on child pornography charges again in Cabell County, WV.
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Man arrested for armed robbery with toy gun Video included

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The fourth time the Little General in Logan has been robbed ends in an arrest. More>>

LATEST: Williamson, WV Mayor Darrin McCormick resigns, charged in federal information Video included

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Williamson Mayor Darrin McCormick submitted his resignation letter April 14, effective at the end of April. More>>

LATEST: Man arrested in Huntington, WV stabbing

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Peter Martin King- Howard was arrested on a murder warrant in a fatal stabbing case in Huntington, WV that occurred on March 26.
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Barboursville man charged with holding three people at gunpoint

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Officers with the Huntington Police Department say a man held three people at gunpoint and demanded money. More>>

Man pleads guilty to illegally possessing 81 guns in Belle, WV

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A 63-year-old Belle, WV man pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms on April 17. More>>

Woman indicted for sexual abuse charges in Gallia County, OH

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A woman was indicted on sexual abuse charges in Gallia County, OH. More>>

LATEST: Parents granted home confinement after young girl shot by brother in Kanawha County, WV

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The parents of a 4-year-old child who was shot by her brother were granted home confinement. More>>

Raid on downtown Charleston Transit Mall nets 4 arrests

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Officers said they're cracking down on crimes like these because neighbors are speaking out More>>

Police standoff in South Charleston neighborhood ends safely

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When police arrived, they surrounded the home at gunpoint. More>>

Man arrested after police pursuit in Roane County, WV

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A man was arrested after leading police on a pursuit in Roane County, WV. More>>

Couple in Marion County, WV pleads guilty to violating trout fishing laws

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A couple in Marion County, WV will have to pay fines after an investigation revealed they had violated state trout fishing laws. More>>

Piketon, OH couple charged with bringing drugs into jail

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Two Ohioans are facing charges after detectives and staff of the Scioto County Jail said they illegal drugs being brought into the jail. More>>

Waste Management responds to pending legal action in MCHM wastewater case

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The Putnam County Commission decided to move forward with legal action against Waste Management over what they claim amounted to dumping hazardous waste water at the Hurricane landfill. More>>

Federal prosecutors say Barboursville, WV man indicted for threatening to kill U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a 49-year-old Barboursville man has been indicted on charges he threatened to kill U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin.   U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says Steven Anthony More>>

Kanawha Co. Prosecutor Mark Plants refuses to step down Video included

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Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants started his news conference talking about he shouldn't be talking. More>>

Janitor accused of stealing pills from Logan County, WV doctor's offices

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Kirkendoll works for a company called Mutters Office Cleaning in Logan County. More>>

Burglars demand prescription pills during Sissonville break-in

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"I thought sure they were going to kill me before they left... I really did," said Nancy Haynes.
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Middle schooler charged with calling in bomb threat to Kanawha County elementary school

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On Monday, April 14, a juvenile petition was signed charging an Elkview Middle School student with placing the terroristic threat. More>>

Lucasville, OH woman charged with theft of fire department fundraising money

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A Lucasville, OH woman was charged with the theft of thousands of dollars from an account managed by the Valley Township Fire Dept. More>>

East Bank, WV to adopt Kanawha County's meth lab ordinance Video included

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The past few months have been a nightmare for some people who live next to a condemned meth house in Kanawha County, WV. More>>

Gallia County, OH man charged with multiple sex crimes

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A Gallia County, OH man was arrested and charged with multiple sex crimes after a parent discovered he was talking to her 15-year-old daughter through social media. More>>

Summersville, WV man behind bars for stabbing a Elkview man during a fight

Jason Allen Wright, 33 years old of Summersville, WV is charged with malicious wounding after he stabbed a man during a fight in Charleston Jason Allen Wright, 33 years old of Summersville, WV is charged with malicious wounding after he stabbed a man during a fight in Charleston
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Jason Allen Wright, 33, of Summersville, WV is charged with malicious wounding after Kanawha County Deputies say he stabbed another man during a fight in Charleston on Sunday, April 13. More>>

Dunbar Police investigating animal cruelty case

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A Dunbar Humane Officer was called to a home along the 100 block of Roberts Road after receiving reports of animals running at large.
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UPDATE: Mingo County man surrounded by controversy files civil lawsuit

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A Mingo County, WV man at the center of multiple controversies filed a civil lawsuit on March 28.
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