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Man behind bars in Fayette County, WV on cultivation of marijuana charges

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On Wednesday, August 27, Sheriff's Deputies in Fayette County, West Virginia  received a tip that an individual was growing marijuana inside a home in the Lavista area.  More>>

University Officials: Student reports sexual assault at Marshall

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Authorities said the assault happened in Twin Towers East, a residence hall on campus. More>>

UPDATE: New details released after troopers bust alleged pill ring Video included

Ten suspects arrested in connection with alleged pill ring Ten suspects arrested in connection with alleged pill ring
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 According to investigators, it all began when a female suspect found a doctor's prescription pad. More>>

Man stabbed in Parkersburg, WV; police searching for suspect

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The Parkersburg Police Department is looking for a suspect in a stabbing case in Parkersburg, WV.   More>>

Probation plea agreement reached in Huntington, WV domestic violence killing case

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After years of legal wrangling, Teresa Baker goes free. More>>

Three correction officers arrested in connection to mistreating prisoner in Lawrence County, OH

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Three correction officers at the Lawrence County, Ohio Jail were arrested in connection to the mistreatment of a prisoner. More>>

Man sentenced for assaulting girlfriend in Wellston, OH

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A man was sentenced for assaulting his girlfriend in Wellston, Ohio, in Jackson County. More>>

Huntington, WV man faces judge after being charged with sexually abusing child

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24-year-old Matthew Browning was in Magistrate McCallister's courtroom Thursday for his preliminary hearing.  He is accused of sexually abusing a child from January to June of this year.

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Police looking for two men involved in break-in in Kenova, WV

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Police are on the lookout for two men involved in a break-in in Kenova, West Virginia, in Wayne County. More>>

Heroin, pills, guns and cash found in Huntington drug bust

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Two more people from Michigan were caught in Huntington with 80 grams of heroin and more than 100 oxycodone pills. More>>

Charleston, WV mayor drops calls for independence review in malicious wounding case

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Charleston Mayor Danny Jones is dropping calls for an independent review after Kanawha County prosecutors opted to drop a malicious wounding charge against Teddy Gardner, the son of West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman. More>>

Man arrested after stabbing brother in Huntington, WV

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West Virginia State Police said the incident happened in the 1200 block of 28th Street at about 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 27.   More>>

Tip leads Charleston Police to alleged getaway drivers in Florida

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A tip in Florida helped police track two suspects on the run.
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Four high school employees charged with embezzlement in Kanawha County, WV

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All four suspects are charged with fraudulent schemes conspiracy and embezzlement. More>>

Former teacher arrested on drug charges in Logan County, WV

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A former teacher with Chapmanville Regional High School was arrested on drug charges. More>>

UPDATE: Arrest warrant issued in connection to Rand, WV robbery

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The caller reported being robbed at gunpoint at the intersection of Elaine Drive and Bluefield Avenue. More>>

Police searching for man wanted on sexual crimes in WV

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The West Virginia State Police are searching for Jeremy Matthew Marple on sex-related charges. More>>

Additional arrests made as part of "Operation River to Jail" in Huntington, WV

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Huntington Police Chief Jim Johnson said many street level drug dealers are sent in from Detroit and Columbus to deal, recruit, and turn our locals into heroin and crack addicts.  More>>

Huntington City Council has first meeting since councilman's conviction on domestic battery charge Video included

Huntington residents spoke up during Monday's meeting Huntington residents spoke up during Monday's meeting
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One Huntington resident said, "How are we going to trust this man's judgement to define our city's policies and laws, when he doesn't even have respect for the law himself." More>>

UPDATE: Police release statement on shooting in Mingo County, WV

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According to residents in Mingo County, West Virginia residents say troopers with the West Virginia State Police shot and killed a suspect in the Dingess area of the county.  More>>

13News Exclusive: The man behind the $1,000 reward

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There's a new incentive to encourage the public to speak up about two women wanted for the Foodland robbery and shooting. 13News spoke exclusively to the family of the man behind the reward.
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Three arrested after drugs found during checkpoint search in Kentucky

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Three people have been arrested after police stopped an SUV during a safety checkpoint in Johnson County, Kentucky. More>>

Man arrested for exposing his children to poor living conditions in Huntington, WV

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A man is in jail for subjecting his children to poor living conditions in Huntington, West Virginia. More>>

Detroit man arrested for trafficking, other charges in Ashland, KY

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A traffic stop leads to a foot pursuit, then an arrest in Ashland, Kentucky. More>>

Man arrested on drug charges in Huntington, WV

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A man was arrested on drug charges in Huntington, West Virginia. More>>

UPDATE: Man falsifies armed robbery report in Huntington, West Virginia

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Charges are forthcoming for a man who falsified an armed robbery report in Huntington, WV. More>>

LATEST: Police searching for suspect in Ripley, WV bank robbery

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Police are looking for a man who robbed a bank in Ripley, West Virginia. More>>

Active, bubbling meth lab found during safety checkpoint

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A roadway had to be shutdown in Johnson County, Kentucky, after officers smelled a strong chemical odor coming from a car at safety checkpoint. More>>

I-79 BACK OPEN: Chickens and ammo to blame for shutdown Video included

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Chickens and guns make a mess of the morning commute. More>>

Man arrested after pursuit in Huntington, WV; Police cruiser involved in pursuit hit by vehicle

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 One man is in jail after a pursuit in Huntington, West Virginia, and a police cruiser involved in the pursuit was hit by a vehicle.


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Deputies searching for two suspected steak stealers

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Deputies with the Johnson County Sheriff's Department are looking for two women and a lot of missing meat. More>>

UPDATE: Man cleared of charges of illegal timbering at Coonskin Park

A Kanawha County Circuit Court jury found 50-year-old David Russell Bowen not guilty of wrongful injury to timber, destruction of property and obtaining by false pretenses. A Kanawha County Circuit Court jury found 50-year-old David Russell Bowen not guilty of wrongful injury to timber, destruction of property and obtaining by false pretenses.
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 A Charleston man has been cleared of charges stemming from a logging operation in a Kanawha County park after the 2012 derecho.

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UPDATE: Murder suspects indicted in connection to Martin County, KY fatal fire

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 Jack D. Smith and Amanda Bowen, who were both arrested in connection to a fire that killed 8-year-old Trinity Maynard, 42-year-old Tina Goble, and 47-year-old Cainie Johnson in Martin County, KY, were indicted Thursday, August 21.

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Grand jury indicts doctor on drug charges in Lawrence County, OH

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The Lawrence County grand jury has indicted a Powell, Ohio doctor on twelve counts. More>>

Husband and wife busted with prescription pain pills and weapons

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Nicholas L. Hanshaw, 58, and his wife, Susan E. Hanshaw, 51, of South Point, are facing felony drug charges More>>

Police searching for men who robbed pizza delivery driver in Charleston, WV Video included

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If anyone has information on this case, contact the Charleston Police Department. More>>

Number of child sex abuse arrests up this year compared to last

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It's a topic that isn't always easy to be open about. We love to think our children are always safe, but in today's society, that's just not the case. More>>

Greenup County, KY Sheriff's Department issues phone scam warning

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A message on the department's Facebook page urges people to be on the lookout for the phone scam.
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Man accused of sexual contact with a minor arrested

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A man accused of sexual contact with a 14-year-old was arrested on Aug. 18. More>>

A LOOK INSIDE: Four children were taken out of an Ona, WV mobile home by troopers Video included

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Beyond the stench of rotting meat and trash, our crew found bugs, crawling over toys, soiled clothing, plates of food, and empty prescription pill bottles. More>>