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Heroin overdose deaths reach alarming number in Cabell County

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When it comes to eradicating drugs, few cities use an approach as multifaceted as Huntington, WV."It's got to be this comprehensive approach," said Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli.From Operation: River to Jail to community prayer groups, the city's heroin battles includes a variety of tactics. But the drug epidemic is far from being solved, and city leaders are searching for another solution."We are not having the success that we should have had, and that's why we got to think outside ... More>>

Deputies in Kanawha County, WV are warning of a telephone scam involving their own agency

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Deputies in Kanawha County, WV are warning of a telephone scam where a male caller states he is raising money for a non-profit organization on their office's behalf.  More>>

Police investigating incident at Capital High School

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Charleston police are investigating an incident at Capital High School in Kanawha County, West Virginia. More>>

UPDATE: Man confesses to crime he didn't commit in Huntington, WV; new charges pending

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UPDATE: Since the arrests, Huntington Police detectives have developed new information which led to the dismissal of charges against Jason Scott Miller, 21 and Richard William Hoobler, 22.  More>>

Marijuana found under man's home in Dunbar, WV

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A man in Dunbar, West Virginia is facing charges after marijuana was found underneath his home. More>>

Officer charged with assaulting woman who videotaped police

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A police sergeant in southwest Ohio has been charged with assault after officials say she used physical force to remove a camera from a resident who was taping police activity. More>>

Ambulance company settles federal Medicare claims

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The U.S. Attorney's Office says an eastern Kentucky ambulance company has agreed to pay almost $1 million to settle a case over Medicare claims. More>>

Man arrested after ramming vehicle into deputy's cruiser

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According to the Kanawha Sheriff's Department, around 3:00 a.m. on January 25, Charleston resident Brian Spencer rammed his car into a deputies' patrol truck.  More>>

Two arrested on weapon and drug charges in Scioto County, OH

Tyronn Jewett faces several charges after a traffic stop in Scioto County, OH. Tyronn Jewett faces several charges after a traffic stop in Scioto County, OH.
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Two men are facing charges after being arrested during a traffic stop in West Portsmouth, OH. More>>

Suspect on the loose after crashing car into deputies' truck in Kanawha County

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The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) released new details in a crash where a man deliberately crashed into a deputies' truck. More>>

18-year-old steals a fire truck in Rush Township, Ohio

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The Portsmouth Daily Times reports that, a firetruck was stolen from the Rush Township Volunteer fire Department, on Friday January 23. More>>

Meigs County Sheriff's Office bust meth lab in Pomeroy Ohio

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Deputies with the Meigs County Sheriff's Office and Agents from the Meigs Gallia Major Crimes Task Force busted a man for making meth in Pomeroy.  More>>

Kenova Drug Task Force makes several arrest.

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The Kenova Drug Task Force, made a drug bust this morning with the help of the Ceredo Police Department, and a Huntington Police Department canine unit. More>>

A West Portsmouth man is wanted in connection to a 2014 rape case.

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A West Portsmouth man is wanted in connection with a 2014 rape and kidnapping. More>>

New Boston Police officer found not guilty after taking action in a juvenile assault Video included

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How much force is too much when a police officer is trying to stop a juvenile assault? More>>

Neighbors in Lawrence County, OH apprehend attempted robbery suspect; he escapes from hospital

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Lawrence County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for William Daniel Hendrick, 44, an attempted burglary suspect that escaped from the hospital. He is described as a white make about 6 feet tall and 160-170 pounds. More>>

Boone county teen charged in school threat

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A Boone County, WV teen is facing charges after he threatened to kill several students. More>>

UPDATE: Police release identities in Rand, WV early morning shooting

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According to 911 dispatchers in Kanawha County, two people have been shot on Starling Drive in Rand, West Virginia. More>>

Saint Albans police searching for credit card fraud suspect

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The Saint Albans Police Dept. (SAPD) is searching for a man suspected of using a stolen credit card. More>>

Cabell County man arrested for posting picture threatening police

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Jame Dale Berry appeared before a Cabell County, WV magistrate on Thursday, January 22 after Huntington police picked him up an active warrant for threatening communications by cell phone. More>>

A Kanawha County, WV man who killed his sister and shot his nephew enters plea in court

Glenn David Skidmore who is accused of killing his sister and shooting his nephew appeared before a Kanawha County, WV judge on Thursday, January 22nd. Glenn David Skidmore who is accused of killing his sister and shooting his nephew appeared before a Kanawha County, WV judge on Thursday, January 22nd.
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Glenn David Skidmore appeared before a Judge James Stucky on Thursday, January 25, 2015 in a Kanawha County, West Virginia courtroom.  More>>

Multi-agency drug arrests made in Mingo County, WV Video included

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Several southern West Virginia agencies conducted the first day of a drug sweep across Mingo County, West Virginia on Wednesday, January 21. More>>

UPDATE: Charleston, WV mayor expected Williams' resignation Video included

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A Charleston Police officer is off the job as an internal investigation continues for the second week. Now, shocking details into what lead to the investigation.

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Deputies in Cabell County, WV arrest a suspect in connection with a 2009 attempted murder case

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According to the Cabell County, WV Magistrate Black, Jaquan Justin Graves, 25 was arrested and charged in connection with a 2009 attempted murder case.  More>>

Ohio University Southern campus lockdown lifted Video included

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Ohio University Southern is on lockdown. More>>

Saint Albans, WV man charged with child pornography

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A Saint Albans, West Virginia man is facing child pornography charges after police say he sent an illegal photo to a woman. More>>

Two arrested for animal cruelty in Johnson County, KY

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A couple in Johnson County, Kentucky are facing eight counts of animal cruelty after police say they found animals in poor health on their property. More>>

Man accused of sexually assaulting child relative in Kanawha County, WV

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A man is facing charges after police say he sexually assaulted a young relative in Kanawha County, West Virginia. More>>

Police searching for suspect in series of propane thefts

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The West Virginia State Police (WVSP) are searching for a person they think is stealing propane tanks from local businesses. More>>

Clerk pepper sprays suspect during robbery in Ashland, KY

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A clerk at the Clarks Pump n Shop on Greenup Avenue in Ashland, Kentucky says they pepper sprayed a man who tried to rob the store. More>>

Arrests made following discovery of suspected meth making tank in Portsmouth, OH

Anhydrous tank found during traffic stop in Portsmouth, OH. Anhydrous tank found during traffic stop in Portsmouth, OH.
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According to troopers, they pulled over a SUV late Tuesday afternoon and found the anhydrous tank, often used in the manufacturing of meth, in the back of the vehicle.  More>>

Drug addiction counselor arrested on trafficking charges in Ohio Video included

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A Gallia County, OH drug addiction counselor was arrested and charged with aggravated trafficking in drugs. More>>

Prostitution investigation nets 8 suspects in Parkersburg, WV

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An investigation by the Parkersburg Police Dept. into prostitution in Parkersburg led to eight arrests. More>>

Huntington firefighter facing several criminal charges

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After a DUI and illegal pill conviction, and now a third arrest in two years for a Huntington firefighter, some say they are worried about public safety.  More>>

Mother of teen girl suspected in crime spree arrested

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The mother of one of the two teenage sweethearts from Kentucky who are suspected in a multistate crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks has been arrested. More>>

Deputies investigating shooting that left Amandaville, WV man injured

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A man is being treated for a gunshot wound and deputies are trying to work out who shot him. More>>

UPDATE: Man connected to stabbing in Cross Lanes, WV arrested

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Stephen Dwayne Snead has been arrested for malicious wounding. More>>

Deputies investigating shooting in Saint Albans, WV

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Right now the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Gallatin Street in Saint Albans, West Virginia. More>>

Kanawha County deputies searching for stolen DOH truck

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The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating the theft of a Division of Highways (DOH) truck. More>>

Vehicle pursuit leads to search for suspect in Dunbar, WV

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Right now authorities in Kanawha County are searching for a suspect after a vehicle pursuit through Dunbar, West Virginia. More>>

Shooting outside bar in Dunbar, WV

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On January 17 at 11:58 pm, a disturbance occurred in front of the “5 o'clock Somewhere” bar located at 1233 Ohio Avenue in Dunbar, WV. More>>

WV State Police find about 100 marijuana plants in a barn

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West Virginia State Police said they found around 100 marijuana plants growing in one man's barn in North Matewan. More>>

Florida police say 2 dead, 1 injured in mall shooting

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A shooting Saturday morning at a mall in central Florida left two people dead and one other injured, police said.After responding to reports around 9:30 a.m. of multiple shots fired inside the Melbourne Square Mall, police tweeted that the "shooter is contained" and that officers were clearing the mall store by store. More>>

Trial date set in civil suit filed against US Sen. Manchin

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A Dec. 7 trial date has been set in a civil lawsuit filed against U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and one of his brothers by another sibling. More>>

2 ex-Parkersburg, WV Girl Scout leaders face embezzlement charges

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Two Parkersburg women have been indicted on charges that they used Girl Scout funds to take a trip to Florida. Media outlets report a Wood County grand jury indicted Denise Davis and Mary Farnworth on Thursday on charges of embezzlement and conspiracy to commit a felony. More>>

Company with chemical spill ties cited 8 times Video included

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After Freedom Industries leaked chemicals into 300,000 people's drinking water last year, a company run by ex-Freedom employees is facing environmental violations a few towns away. More>>

An antique mall in South Charleston was robbed..

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An antique mall on D Street in South Charleston was robbed today around 3 p.m. according to Charleston Police. More>>

Three arrested in connection to Kanawha County crime spree

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Three burglars wanted for breaking into a home in Pinch Tuesday morning have now been arrested. More>>

Police in Portsmouth, OH searching for bank robbery suspect

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Portsmouth Police officers are looking for a man who robbed the PNC Bank in Sciotoville on Friday, January 16th just before 1 p.m.

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Braxton County High School band director arrested Video included

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Monday, Jan. 12, the West Virginia State Police Crimes Against Children Unit arrested Allen Heath, 31, for failing to report a sexual assault.  More>>

Clay County Sheriff's Deputies investigating a fatal shooting

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Clay County Sheriff's Deputies confirm they are investigating a fatal shooting incident. According to deputies, the shooting happened around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 15th at 179 Little Beechy Road in Procious, WV.  More>>

Man caught with 30 pounds of marijuana in Kentucky

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The Kentucky State Police say they caught a man carrying a large amount of marijuana on Dec. 15. More>>

Accused murderer of Mingo County sheriff committed for life to state mental facility

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A judge committed Tennis Maynard to a state mental facility for life or until he is competent to stand trial. More>>