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UPDATE: Two men arrested following a deadly home invasion in Crum

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William R. Messer and Shane R. Marcum, were arrested Sunday following a robbery that occurred Saturday in Crum that left one person dead. More>>

UPDATE: Home invasion in Charleston.

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Police are looking for Brian Wilson, Shane Thompson and Joe Fowler in connection with a home invasion that happened this morning on 600 block of Gordon Drive in Charleston . More>>

Two parents arrested on child neglect charges in Charleston, WV

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Two parents are behind bars on child neglect charges.Taylor Ornbaun and Bonnie Ornbaun are charged with child neglect creating the risk of injury. Police said they were sent to the home to check on the well being of three children, who are all under the age of six years-old. More>>

Protesters prompt an Ohio Wal-Mart to close temporarily

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Police in southwest Ohio have responded to a protest at a Wal-Mart store where a young man was killed by police in August.A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokesman says the store in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek was closed temporarily Saturday afternoon for the safety of shoppers and employees.  More>>

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in McDonald's parking lot in Charleston, WV

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A women was struck by a vehicle in a McDonald's parking lot on Washington Street East in Charleston just after 6 p.m. Saturday, December 20. More>>

Ohio considers electrified fences for prisons

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Ohio's prisons chief says electrified fences are among the many options that officials are considering as they look for ways to boost security at state correctional facilities. More>>

WV to get $211,000 in settlement with T-Mobile

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West Virginia will receive $211,000 from T-Mobile US over billing for unauthorized charges. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the state's portion of the settlement Friday. More>>

Foodland robbery and shooting suspects arraigned in Charleston, WV courtroom

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UPDATE: All five suspects involved in an August shooting and robbery at the Kanawha City Foodland were arraigned on charges Friday, December 19th 2014 in a Charleston, WV courtroom. More>>

Protective order issued in case involving Charleston Police Officer Shawn Williams

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City Attorney Paul Ellis and Brandy Campbell, Guard Ad Litem for the children of Lt. Shawn Williams, filed a protective order on Dec. 18.   More>>

UPDATE: Charleston, WV man charged with murder after victim dies in Hunt Avenue shooting

Ricky Steve John also known as "Gypsy" has been charged with murder in connection with a shooting that occurred in Charleston, WV on December 17th. Ricky Steve John also known as "Gypsy" has been charged with murder in connection with a shooting that occurred in Charleston, WV on December 17th.
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UPDATE:According to a criminal complaint filed with the magistrate in Kanawha County, WV Ricky Steven John also known as "Gypsy" has been arrested on murder charges for his involvement in shooting that occurred on Wednesday, December 17th along Hunt Avenue  in Charleston, WV.  More>>

Man faces judge in Charleston, WV after he assaulted a woman and child

Michael Odell Smith II faces jail time after he abused a mother and child just one month ago. Michael Odell Smith II faces jail time after he abused a mother and child just one month ago.
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Michael Odell Smith, 21, is sentenced to one to five years in prison and two years probation after police say he abused a mother and her child one month ago.   More>>

UPDATE: Victim in Rand, WV shooting dies

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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. More>>

Scioto County, OH man arrested on meth charges

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A Scioto County, Ohio man is facing charges related to making meth. Larry R. Caldwell, 32, of South Webster, faces a charge of illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine within 100 feet of a juvenile, illegal assembly and possession of chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine. More>>

Two Meigs County, OH men behind bars after K-9 alerts deputies

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With the help of a drug-sniffing sheriff's deputy, two men are now behind bars in Meigs County.  More>>

UPDATE: Woman faints after being sentenced for child abuse in Kanawha County, WV

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A woman was arrested in St. Albans, WV for child abuse. More>>

UPDATE: Man accused of killing police informant pleads not guilty

Marlon Dixon was arrested for first degree murder. Marlon Dixon was arrested for first degree murder.
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An accused murderer of a police informant waived his preliminary hearing Thursday, July 24. More>>

Wheelersburg, OH woman faces charges after assaulting elderly female

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Sherry D. Killingsworth was arrest late Tuesday, December 16, for 2nd degree felony assault, and 2nd degree burglary. More>>

Pair charged after attempting to smuggle drugs into Boyd County, KY detention center

Charles Bocook, an inmate at the Boyd County, KY Detention Center faces charges after he was involved in scheme to smuggle drugs into the facility. Charles Bocook, an inmate at the Boyd County, KY Detention Center faces charges after he was involved in scheme to smuggle drugs into the facility.
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Boyd County, KY detention deputy jailers arrested one woman and charged another man Wednesday, December 17th after the pair tried to smuggle drugs into the county's detention center.


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UPDATE: Ravenswood, WV police cracking down on drug traffic Video included

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Police in Ravenswood, West Virginia made a large crack-cocaine seizure on Dec. 12. More>>

Questions arise concerning unexecuted misdemeanor warrants being dismissed in Cabell County, WV

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A memo that calls for unexecuted misdemeanor warrants in Cabell County to be dismissed by the state is being called a misunderstanding.  More>>

One dead in Charleston, WV shooting Video included

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Police are responding to a second Kanawha County, West Virginia shooting this morning. More>>

Lincoln County, WV deputies arrest a woman on child neglect and drug related charges

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Jessica Gray of Midkiff,was arrested Monday following a search of her home for child neglect and drug related charges. More>>

Gas station robbed in Vinton County Ohio

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Vinton County Sheriffs office confirmed a robbery occurred Tuesday night at a gas station in the Village of Hamden.The robbery happened at Gas-n-Stuff at approximately 8:30 p.m. More>>

South Charleston, WV man faces child abuse and drug possession charges

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A South Charleston, WV man is behind bars on child abuse and drug charges after his girlfriend's 3 year old daughter was found with a bruised eye and a red mark on her back side.  More>>

Police say reports of man waving handgun in South Charleston, WV unfounded

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Police now say the reported was unfounded and they have not found any evidence of a man brandishing a weapon. More>>

Meth lab found when police investigate parked car in Johnson County, KY

Police say they found paraphernalia and active meth labs in a car. Police say they found paraphernalia and active meth labs in a car.
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Two men were arrested after police say they found a meth lab in the parked car the men were sitting in. More>>

Woman pushed from car in Dunbar, WV

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A woman told police that she was pushed out of a car in front of the Dunbar Animal Hospital. More>>

Officers find burglary suspect after four-hour search in Scioto County, OH

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A West Portsmouth man is facing serious charges after officers say he is behind several burglary and breaking and entering cases.  More>>

Ohio sheriff outfitting deputies with body cameras

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Sheriff's deputies in Lucas County will soon be outfitted with body cameras as a permanent part of their uniforms. More>>

WV Army National Guard recruiter arrested and charged with sex abuse

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Daniel Reedy, 33, of Madison, WV is behind bars on charges of sex abuse by a guardian.
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Two arrested in Ashland KY for Robbery.

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Ashland Police arrests two in connection with the robbery of businessman Marcus Woodward. More>>

Man arrested after trying to pick up an 11 year old girl in Kanawha County

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A Kanawha County man was arrested Friday after allegedly trying to pick up an 11 year old girl .Ronald Teet was arrested Friday, according to a criminal complaint issued by a county magistrate. Teet violated his bond from an earlier arrest, a condition of the bond was that he would have no direct contact with children. More>>

WV agency warns about utility scam calls

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The state Public Service Commission is warning utility customers about a scam.The PSC says phone calls being made to residents from people claiming to represent utility companies and threatening to shut off service unless a delinquent bill is paid.  More>>

Ravenswood Police Made a Major Drug Bust Friday.

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 The Ravenswood Police Department intercepted $125,000 in cocaine yesterday on its way to Columbus on Friday December 12.

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The Parkersburg Police Department have arrested two men in connection with a series of recent robberies

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Both suspects remain in custody at he North Central Regional Jail. More>>

Charleston, WV businesses cracking down on shoplifters Video included

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The holidays are usually a great time for local businesses, but unfortunately employees also have to keep an eye out for more crime.   More>>

Newly elected Ohio lawmaker pleads not guilty

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A newly elected state lawmaker from northern Ohio has pleaded not guilty to felony charges alleging he took antiques and other items from a home. More>>

Huntington, WV man admits to slashing 50 tires

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Just days after 50 vehicles were damaged on Sixth Avenue, officers with the Huntington Police Department made an arrest. More>>

Deputies searching for suspect in Gallia County, OH Foodland robbery

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Deputies in Gallia County, Ohio are searching for at least one person in connection to a robbery at the Jackson Pike Foodland in Green Township. More>>

One person arrested in South Charleston, WV forgery case; second person wanted

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South Charleston Police arrested Jason Lee King, 37, of Charleston, WV on forgery and uttering, two- counts.
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Former judge remembered by friends, colleagues

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Heartfelt accolades continue to pour in after the passing of former Putnam County Circuit Court Judge O.C. "Hobby" Spaulding. More>>

Deputies find stolen clothing in Logan County, WV

Mark Grimmett faces a grand larceny charge in Logan County, WV. Mark Grimmett faces a grand larceny charge in Logan County, WV.
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Deputies with the Logan County Sheriff's Office found stolen camouflage clothing while serving a parole revocation order. More>>

iPhone app leads police to man in possession of stolen phone Video included

Find my iPhone technology helped one local woman get her stolen items back. Find my iPhone technology helped one local woman get her stolen items back.
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After her home was violated and burglarized, the only thing Sarah had on her side was the law and technology. More>>

Two arrested for robbery in Ashland, KY

Coleman Hall faces a robbery charge in Ashland, KY. Coleman Hall faces a robbery charge in Ashland, KY.
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Two people have been arrested for robbery in Ashland, KY after police say they assaulted a man and stole his clothing and wallet. More>>

Man jumps from moving car to avoid arrest in Pikeville, KY

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A man attempting to avoid arrest jumped from a moving car, while leaving a woman and a baby inside.  More>>

LATEST: Woman pleads guilty to murder in mother's death

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A woman accused of killing her mother and hiding the body pleaded guilty to second degree murder, among other charges. More>>

Retired Putnam County, WV judge found dead

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Retired Putnam County, WV Judge O.C. Spaulding was found dead near his home Wednesday night, according to West Virginia State Police. More>>

Detroit man convicted on trafficking oxymorphone pills found in laundry detergent

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Kendall Lamar Spears, 35, of Detroit Michigan was convicted by a federal jury of possessing oxymorphone with the intent to distribute it.
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Theft of motorcycle in Cross Lanes, WV caught on camera

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The theft of a motorcycle in Cross Lanes, West Virginia on Dec. 1 was caught on camera. More>>

Delivery package had marijuana in it; arrest made

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One man was getting a package in the mail, but it didn't have Christmas presents in it. Tavious M. Bridges, 21, is charged with trafficking marijuana.   More>>

Meigs County, OH man charged with inducing panic and using weapons while intoxicated

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Meigs County Sheriff's Deputies discovered that Elbin Jr. had fired shots from inside the residence and that one of the rounds struck a neighbor's home traveling through several walls. It stopped only feet from where a male inside the neighbor's home was sitting. More>>

West Virginia DUI Interlock legislation helps offenders

The ignition interlock system allows DUI offenders to maintain a normal lifestyle. The ignition interlock system allows DUI offenders to maintain a normal lifestyle.
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In the 2014 legislative session, West Virginia legislators decided to make come changes to the current laws in place for DUI offenders.  More>>

UPDATE: Prosecutors seek death penalty in triple murder case in Kentucky

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A man and woman who are accused of murdering three people, including an 8-year-old, may now face the death penalty if convicted for the crime.

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UPDATE: Freedom Industries President given bond; travel restrictions

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Gary Southern, President of Freedom Industries during the January 2014 MCHM spill into the Elk River, is facing charges of bankruptcy fraud, lying under oath and wire fraud. More>>

New system speeds commercial vehicle inspection

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A regional organization has given an award to Kentucky's technological screening program for large commercial trucks. More>>

Woman assaulted when trying to help stranger in Lawrence County, OH

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A woman was hit in the face by a stranger she was trying to help. More>>

Stabbing, then shooting, reported in Ironton, Ohio

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Officers with the Ironton Police Department in Ohio are investigating a shooting and a stabbing that happened over the weekend, just blocks from each other. More>>