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A Domestic Dispute in Gallia County Leaves One Person Dead

A Domestic Dispute in Gallia County Leaves One Person Dead

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According to the Gallia County Sheriff's Department, a fatal shooting has occurred Sunday evening near the Porter community. 

Suspected Kidnapper Has Been Arrested

UPDATE: Campsite Photos Where Suspected Kidnapper Was Arrested

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US Marshall has told 13 News that Christopher Derleth has been arrested in the kidnapping case involving two other people. 

Police Continue Looking for Kidnapping Suspect, Advise Public to be Vigilent

Police Continue Looking for Kidnapping Suspect, Advise Public to be Vigilant

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The United States Marshal Service is leading an effort to locate Christopher Ray Delerth, 39 years old of Illinois.  He was last seen on surveillance yesterday wearing blue jeans and a forest-green colored shirt. Mr. Delerth is accused of abducting his 13 year-old step-daughter Katherine Elizabeth, and her two-week old child.  Katherine is described as 4'8" tall, 95lbs with brown, shoulder-length hair, and brown eyes. She is also known to have three birthmarks on her r...

Investigators Looking for Escapee from the Charleston Correctional Center

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Investigators are looking for the man who escaped the Charleston Correctional Center. According to a news release from the West Virginia Division of Corrections Thomas Davis was last seen entering a 4 door white Honda with the custom license plate first letter "F" at the Mountain Mission Church in Charleston. His original offense was breaking and entering. The 24-year-old male is listed at 6'3" 220 pounds. Davis has a pentagram on his left arm, has wv 304 on his ...

WV DMV Warns Customers of Fraudulent Email Traffic Tickets

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The DMV said these citations are fraudulent and should be reported.

Marmet Police Department dedicated to School Zone Safety Video included

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Passing school buses and speeding through school zones are things that happen all too often putting kids lives at risk. One local police department is putting some extra effort into trying to keep that from happening. 

Tulsa Officer Charged in the Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

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By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS and SEAN MURPHY Associated Press TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Prosecutors in Tulsa, Oklahoma filed first-manslaughter charges Thursday against the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man on a city street. Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler filed the charges against officer Betty Shelby, who shot and killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher on Sept. 16. Dashcam and aerial footage of the shooting and its aftermath showed Crutcher walking away ...

9 Arrested on Drug Charges in Boone County

9 Arrested on Drug Charges in Boone County

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9 people have been arrested in Boone County on drug-related charges.

Toddler tries to wake mom after apparent OD in store

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A heartbreaking video of a mother lying unconscious on a store floor while her little girl tried to revive her has led to criminal charges.

Ohio Woman Admits Assisted Living Home Thefts, Posing as Nurse

An Ohio woman has admitted under a plea deal that she stole jewelry, watches and other items from residents of senior living facilities over several years to support her drug habit.

Forensic analysts from around world come to Marshall for specialized training Video included

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Forensic scientists from around the world have gathered in the Mountain State to learn the latest about DNA analysis in looking at forensic relationships. 

One person killed, one in custody after shooting in South Charleston

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Stay with 13 News for the latest updates on the story.

Kanawha County Man Wanted for Attempted Murder now in custody

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Metro 911 received calls On September 19, 2016 indicating William Curtis Atwell, 42, of Campbells Creek was at a house with a gun.

Huntington Raid Video included

Alvie Shaw will be sworn in at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, during a ceremony in City Council chambers. Alvie Shaw will be sworn in at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, during a ceremony in City Council chambers.
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Huntington police Chief Joe Ciccarelli announcing today a year long organized retail theft ring is over. It happened at the Save Mart gas station on West 14th Street and Madison in Huntington. "It's alleged in affidavits filed in support of search and arrest warrants in this case that the defendants stocked the safe way with items purchased illegally using electronic transfer cards and that cash was returned to the holder of the ebt card during these transactions." Chief ...

Cold Case Investigation: Andrew Winkler

Cold Case Investigation: Andrew Winkler

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The cold case of Jon Benet Ramsay has been making headlines again with the special airing on WOWK-TV. 

Police Conduct Raid at Huntington Convenience Store

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The Huntington Police Department is on scene at the Save Mart on 14th Street in Huntington.

Victims Hit Hardest by Untested Sexual Assault Kits Video included

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Sexual assaults from 15 even 20 years ago are just now being processed at the Marshall Forensic Science Center. It's part of a multi-faceted team using various federal grants to tackle the backlog of untested rape kits.

Dad admits killing toddler who survived cancer, dumping body in waterway

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A man has pleaded guilty to killing his toddler daughter with a wooden baseball bat before burning her body and dumping her remains in an upstate waterway.

Escaped Inmate Arrested

Escaped Inmate Arrested

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A man who escaped in Barboursville from another deputy that was transporting him to Western Regional Jail has been arrested. 

Ohio woman gets 18 years to life in son's fatal beating

A woman who pleaded guilty in the fatal beating of her 5-year-old son at an Ohio motel has been sentenced to 18 years to life in prison.

UPDATE: NY, NJ Bombing Suspect in Custody after Shootout with Police

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NYPD: Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, of Elizabeth, NJ, "is being sought in connection with" the NYC bombing.

AMBER ALERT CANCELLED: 2 children taken from FL heading to WV found

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Your help is needed now to find these two children.

Police: Ohio officer fatally shoots man who pulled assault rifle

Police say an officer fatally shot a man in Ohio after he pulled an assault rifle from his car.

Fake gun, real crime: Police notice uptick in replicas

Law enforcement agencies are grappling with suspects using fake guns to commit real crimes.

CBS News: Feds Aware Of Tumblr Page Claiming Responsibility For Chelsea Bombing

CBS News: Feds Aware Of Tumblr Page Claiming Responsibility For Chelsea Bombing

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A federal official told CBS News they are aware of a page claiming responsibility for the bombing in Chelsea on Saturday night that injured more than two dozen people.

8 people injured during stabbing attack at Minnesota mall

8 people injured during stabbing attack at Minnesota mall

© (Dave Schwarz/St. Cloud Times via AP). People stand near the entrance on the north side of Crossroads Center mall between Macy's and Target as officials investigate a reported multiple stabbing incident, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in St. Cloud, Minn. © (Dave Schwarz/St. Cloud Times via AP). People stand near the entrance on the north side of Crossroads Center mall between Macy's and Target as officials investigate a reported multiple stabbing incident, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in St. Cloud, Minn.
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Eight people were injured during a stabbing attack at a Minnesota shopping mall that ended with the suspected attacker - who was dressed in a private security uniform and made references to Allah - shot dead by an off-duty police officer, authorities said. 

Police: Anti-cop note found at scene of deadly rampage

Police: Anti-cop note found at scene of deadly rampage

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A "rambling" note expressing hatred for police was found after a man opened fire on a Philadelphia police officer then went on a shooting spree, injuring a second officer, killing a woman and wounding three other people before he was shot and killed by police in an alley, authorities said Saturday. 

Alaskan Man Wanted for Murder Arrested in West Virginia

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An Alaskan man wanted for murder was arrested in West Virginia Friday.

US Attorney's urged to share information about opioids across state lines Video included

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The Obama Administration is renewing the fight against the heroin and opioid epidemic.  According to USA Today a directive will go out next week to all 94 US Attorney's Offices urging them to share information across state lines that could help to track down distribution networks.  We talked to people in West Virginia who said they believe the move could help.  "I just wonder why they do not already," said Charleston resident Carol Strayer.  West Virg...

Poca High Principal Arrested for Computer Fraud Video included

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The Putnam County Sheriff's Department tells 13 News the Poca High Principal has been arrested for computer fraud.

Judge sets $1M bond for Ohio man in slayings, abduction case

Judge sets $1M bond for Ohio man in slayings, abduction case

© (AP Photo/Ann Sanner). Missing person fliers for Stacey Stanley remain posted on a laundry mat bulletin board on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, in Ashland, Ohio. © (AP Photo/Ann Sanner). Missing person fliers for Stacey Stanley remain posted on a laundry mat bulletin board on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, in Ashland, Ohio.
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A judge has set a $1 million bond for an Ohio man facing charges in the deaths of two people and the sexual assault of a third person.

Police: West Virginia Woman Warned 'Customers' Before Selling Lethal Heroin

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A West Virginia woman was arrested Thursday after police said she had been selling heroin laced with fentanyl in the area over the last week.

Friend: Ohio boy had BB gun, ran from police

Friend: Ohio boy had BB gun, ran from police

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The 13-year-old Ohio boy who was fatally shot by a policeman investigating a reported armed robbery had a real-looking BB gun and ran from police.

3 Individuals Arrested in West Virginia After Police Find Heroin Laced With Fentanyl

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Three people have been arrested on drug charges after local law enforcement found more heroin laced with fentanyl Thursday.

Threat Made to South Charleston Middle School

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Kanawha County Schools have sent out a message on Thursday afternoon a student made a verbal threat to South Charleston Middle School. The message adds the school and law enforcement have already taken action to prevent the threat from occurring. The school will be on a normal schedule on Friday. 

Woman found overdosed in vehicle with 4-year-old sentenced to jail time

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The grandmother of a 4-year-old Ohio boy whose image was published in a viral post appeared in court Thursday. 

Reward offered for information in WV dog's death

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A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for a dog's torture and death in West Virginia.

Warrant Sweep at Marcum Terrace Video included

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The Huntington Police Department are conducting a warrant sweep at Marcum Terrace in Huntington. 

Ohio's Good Samaritan Law on reporting overdoses Video included

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There's a wide spread fear that calling 9-1-1 to help an overdose victim could result in the caller being arrested on drug charges.

Stolen Kentucky Car Found in Charleston

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A car stolen in Kentucky was found in West Virginia this afternoon. 

West Virginia Couple Arrested After Deputies Find Heroin Laced With Fentanyl

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A West Virginia couple was arrested after police raided their home early Wednesday morning.

Police: Man Breaks Infant's Leg For Interrupting Video Game

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A West Virginia man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly abused his girlfriend's 6-month-old son.

Morning police chase ends with an arrest

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A Fayette County man is in custody after a police chase on September 14, 2016. 

Year Long Boyd County Investigation Leads to Four Arrests

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On Tuesday night deputies with the Boyd County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Unit executed indictment warrants on four people involved in a year long investigation. According to a criminal press release from the Boyd County Sheriff's Department warrants on two other people have not been located in arrested at this time. Investigators arrested Frederick W. Jackson on charges of engaging in organized crime, two counts of trafficking a controlled substance 1st degree and two counts&nbs...

Russell , KY man charged with the concealing of a body found in Huntington

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A Russell, Kentucky man has been charged with the concealing of a body found in Huntington. According to a news release from the city of Huntington there are witness statements and physical evidence placing Michael Vest at the location where the body was found. On September 1, 2016 four people arrived at the Goldy Auto Dealership in Kinetic Park. According to the release the four people arrived in a Four Fusion which was later determined to be reported stolen from Ashl...

Inmate on the Run

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Investigators are looking for a Huntington Work Release Center inmate who escaped while on his break. According to a press release from the West Virginia Division of Corrections Jessie Julian was last seen at Steak Escape in Huntington, West Virginia. The 37-year-old is listed as 5' 08" and a 185 pounds. He has a tattoo of Lou Lou on the right side of the neck, a chicken head and cat head facing each other with no fear written under it. The release says he also has various tatt...

Driver Revived with Naloxone After Accident in Huntington

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A driver of a vehicle involved in an accident in Huntington was revived with naloxone.

Cops: Teacher left gun in bathroom, elementary kids found it

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A teacher at a school accidentally left her loaded pistol in a bathroom, where elementary school children found it, police said Tuesday.

Uncle pleads guilty in fatal beating over birthday cake

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The uncle of a 9-year-old boy who was fatally beaten over a missing piece of birthday cake has pleaded guilty to first-degree child abuse. 

Police Respond to 4 Overdoses in Wheeling in 13 Hour Span

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Some staggering numbers from Wheeling regarding overdoses. Wheeling Police responded to four drug overdoses in a 13 hour period on Monday. 

Nuclear gauge reported stolen in West Virginia

Federal regulators say a nuclear gauge has been stolen in West Virginia.

Motorists and pedestrians must use caution to avoid accidents Video included

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The number of fatal pedestrian accidents in the United States, shot up by 15 percent over the past 5 years.  Just this month at least two pedestrians have been hospitalized in Kanawha County, WV after being hit by vehicles. But often times those accidents are avoidable if drivers and pedestrians are more alert and aware. We talked to South Charleston Police Department Chief of Detectives Patrick Rader who said both should take extra precautions.  "Never go around a ...

2 Additional Brands of Heroin Laced With Fentanyl Found in West Virginia

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Two additional brands of heroin laced with fentanyl have been discovered in West Virginia, according to police.

Man Robs Putnam County Adult Store

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Early Monday morning, an unknown male entered the Rt. 35 Video and Adult Book Store in Pliny, West Virginia, which is located in northern Putnam County, and robbed the store clerk at gunpoint. 

Ohio City to Pay $780K after Girl Hit when Officer Fired at Dog

A city council in Ohio is expected to approve a $780,000 lawsuit settlement payment to the family of a girl who was shot in the leg when a policeman fired.

Firefighter Leaves Son in Hot Truck; Toddler Dies

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A firefighter  faces an aggravated manslaughter charge in the death of his 23-month-old son, after police say he left the toddler  in his pickup truck for eight hours.

UPDATE: Missing Belmont County Teens Lead Police On High Speed Chase in Texas

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UPDATE: According to the Belmont County Sheriff's Office, both teens have been taken into custody in Texas. 

Police say "Deadpool" Bank Robber being held in a detention center

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The South Point Police Department are currently investigating a robbery at the U.S. Bank in South Point, Ohio. The bank is on Solida Road, and people are being asked to stay clear of the area. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous, and the police believe that he has a handgun. The suspect is wearing a mask of the comic book and movie and character Deadpool. The South Point Police Department are saying the suspect is a white male, weight around 200 pounds, and somew...

Grand jury: 2 bishops hid sex abuse of hundreds of children

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A new grand jury report claims two Roman Catholic bishops in a central Pennsylvania diocese helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by over 50 priests or religious leaders over a 40-year period.

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