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Vandals wreck Wheelersburg baseball field

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Deputies with the Scioto County Sheriff's Office are investigating the Wheelersburg baseball field after someone vandalized it. More>>

Fight in Marcum Terrace leads to 2 children being taken to the hospital

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Police say two children had to be taken to the hospital late Tuesday night following a fight outside of an apartment in Marcum Terrace. More>>

WV forensic experts analyzing DNA in connection to possible serial killer Video included

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DNA experts at the West Virginia State Police forensic laboratory are in the preliminary stages of analyzing evidence that could link a man killed in Charleston, West Virginia to a series of murders across the country More>>

Ashland police search for shoplifting suspect

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Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who allegedly stole hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from an Ashland clothing store. More>>

Man caught with loaded handgun trying to pass through Huntington Airport security

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TSA officials said a Cabell County man was caught with a loaded handgun among his carry-on items at Huntington Tri-State Airport on Monday as he tried to pass through the security checkpoint. More>>

UPDATE: Man killed by escort possibly linked to missing women Video included

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Police are investigating whether there are other victims of an Oregon man killed after he attacked a woman in West Virginia.  More>>

Man wanted for escape caught in West Portsmouth, OH

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Sheriff Marty V. Donini says Eric Winters, 29, of Portsmouth was arrested Monday night in West Portsmouth. More>>

Bank robbery suspect arrested after Meigs County, OH traffic stop

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Suspect admits to two robberies after strange items found in car. Meigs County, OH Sheriff Deputy believes the deputies quick thinking prevented another robbery. More>>

St. Albans, WV curfew drives down summer crime Video included

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Every summer you'll find Anthony Goode and his friends skateboarding around St. Albans, WV. "It's a good way to pass time, it's active, you know we are doing stuff and exercising." said Anthony. More>>

Parkersburg police looking for man in connection with July 25 murder

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Officers with the Parkersburg Police Department are searching for a man in connection with a murder investigation. Officers received a call around 11:30 p.m. July 25, from a woman who told police she believed her neighbor had just been murdered. More>>

Kanawha County deputies investigating Sissonville, WV arson and burglary

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Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office are investigating a home in Sissonville that caught fire and was burglarized early July 26.  More>>

UPDATE: Charleston Police arrest man accused of stabbing victim in Kanawha City Video included

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Corey Treadwell was arrested Sunday, July 26 in connection with last nights stabbing in Kanawha City.  More>>

Police searching for suspect in Sunday morning shooting in Huntington, WV

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According to dispatchers, a woman is recovering after being shot in Huntington earlier this morning. More>>

Toddler found wandering the street alone in Danville, WV

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According to Boone County Sheriff Chad Barker, a 2-year-old toddler was found walking in the street in Danville, WV. More>>

Despite recent mass shootings, gun control legislation lacking support

Despite recent mass shootings, gun control legislation lacking support

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According to a spokesperson from Senator Joe Manchin's office, a gun control bill "is not anything we're considering at this time," although the senator is slated for an appearance on CBS's Sunday talk show, "Face the Nation" to talk about gun control. More>>

Body found by police near Gino's in Huntington, WV

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Huntington police are investigating a death after recovering a body in a wooded area near the Gino's on Norway Avenue in Huntington, WV. More>>

Mother facing charges after allegedly leaving dead baby on campus steps Video included

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An Ohio mother is facing charges after she allegedly left her dead baby on the campus of Muskingum University. Emile Weaver, 20, of Clarington, is charged with aggravated murder, abuse of a corpse, and two counts of tampering with evidence. More>>

2 arrested on drug charges during traffic stop in Huntington, WV

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Police said two men were arrested and charged  after a traffic stop in Huntington revealed they were carrying drugs, cash and a gun in their truck. More>>

UPDATE: Inmates who escaped from Huntington Work Release Center captured

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Inmates have gone missing from the Huntington Work Release Center and police need your help finding these two men. If you have any info on where they might be, call 911 immediately! More>>

UPDATE: 3 dead, including gunman, in Louisiana theater shooting

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LAFAYETTE, La. -- Police are responding to a shooting a movie theater in which a suspect reportedly opened fire, during a film screening. More>>

Jackson County deputies file charges against woman after child injured

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Deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office filed charges against a woman who allegedly watching a child when it got injured.The incident was originally investigated by the Wellston Police Department July 21, when officers responded to a call and found a young boy with physical injuries.The boy was transported to a local hospital to receive treatment for his injuries.The following day is when Deputies filed charges against Brittany Atchinson, who was allegedly watching the bo... More>>

UPDATE: Investigators say missing teen's mother lied about entire story Video included

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Fields was taken to South Central Regional Jail.  Her bond was set at $10,000 cash only.  More>>

Morrisey warns WV residents about returning "Grandparent Scam"

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A scam that originally sprouted in West Virginia in 2013 is making a resurgence, and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning seniors to look out.The scam, known as the "Grandparent Scam," is when scammers pretend to be grandkids in need of emergency cash.“Scammers take advantage of the fact many people go on vacation during the summer and that teenagers and young adults may be away from home for long periods of time for summer jobs," Morrisey said in a news re... More>>

Charleston police looking for man in connection with July 4 shooting

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Officers with the Charleston Police Department are looking for a felon in connection with a July 4 shooting.  More>>

Deputies: What you should do in a traffic stop Video included

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Newly-released dash cam video out of a Texas traffic stop ending in a woman’s arrest - and alleged suicide days later - has left some people questioning what to do in a traffic stop. More>>

8 arrested in Huntington, WV prostitution sting

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Authorities say eight women have been charged following a prostitution operation on Tuesday night in Huntington. More>>

Woman charged in connection to weekend stabbing in Cabell County

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Crystal D. Strunk, 38, of Milton, is charged with attempt to commit second-degree murder, according to a criminal complaint filed in Cabell Magistrate Court. More>>

Warrant issued for suspect in July Fourth shooting at Charleston bar

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Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man believed to be involved in a July Fourth shooting at a Charleston bar. Andre "A3" Williamson is currently wanted for being a felon in possession of a firearm and wanton endangerment, According to a press release from the Charleston Police Department More>>

Police find 15 firearms and evidence of drug trafficking inside Martin County, KY home

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A Martin County, KY is facing drug charges after complaints from his neighbors resulted in his arrest. More>>

Arson-caused house fires raising insurance for all

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After several fires damage and destroy homes in Huntington's south side, 13 News reporter Randy Yohe goes in search of the effects on your wallet. More>>

UPDATE: Canvas, WV man arrested by Kanawha deputies after late night shooting

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A Canvas man was arrested after deputies investigated reports of gunfire in Kanawha City July 19. More>>

Portsmouth police arrest two, still looking for one in connection with early morning burglary

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Officers with the Portsmouth Police Department arrested two people and are searching for a third in connection with a burglary.  More>>

POLICE: Need your help in identifying stabbing suspect in Ashland, KY

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The Ashland police are asking for help in identifying a suspect involved in the stabbing of a mentally ill person. More>>

UPDATE: Man shot early Sunday morning near a Huntington bar

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Dispatchers say the man was shot multiple times. More>>

Naked Kentucky man and friend arrested on drug charges in Paintsville, KY

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According to a news release from Johnson County Sheriff's office, on Wednesday, July 15, deputies arrested two men in a Days Inn parking lot on meth charges in Paintsville, KY. More>>

Roane County deputies investigate connected string of thefts

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According to Roane County WV Sheriff's Department Facebook page, they have been investigating two similar recent thefts from the southern part of the Roane County. More>>

Suspect fires off more than a dozen shots in Lincoln County mobile home park Video included

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Troopers were able to collect 11 shell casings from the scene. More>>

UPDATE: Kroger robbery suspect arrested in Charleston, WV

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Police are searching for a man they say robbed a Kroger on Delaware Avenue in Charleston. More>>

Four arrested in drug bust after shots fired in Huntington, WV

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After received reports of gunshots in Huntington, West Virginia, police arrested four on drug charges and wanton endangerment. More>>

UPDATE: Victim's name released in murder investigation in Clay County

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The victim, Brian Deboard, was a Division of Corrections supervisor at Mount Olive Correctional More>>

Charleston police investigating shooting near South Charleston

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Officers with the Charleston Police Department are investigating a shooting that happened near South Charleston. Metro dispatchers received a call about the shooting, which happened in the 300 block of Central Avenue, around 10:30 p.m. More>>

Charleston man arrested after running over victim after getting into fight in Sissonville

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Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriffs Office arrested a man accused of running over another man after getting into a fight with him. More>>

UPDATE: Former George Washington High School teacher pleads guilty to charges

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George Washington High School teacher Jennifer Napier has been suspended, after illegally purchasing a firearm. More>>

Huntington city councilman praises neighbors for tips that led to arrest

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Residents of Huntington's Guyandotte neighborhood were once so upset over a wave of theft that they were ready to shoot, but on Thursday evening, they were celebrating. More>>

Man Arrested for Growing Marijuana Plants in Thelma, KY

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Deputies with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office say they received an anonymous tip about midnight regarding a home at 6789 Main Street.  More>>

Sheriff: Teen Killed During Shooting in Wellston, OH, Suspect in Custody.

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A teenager was killed over the weekend in Wellston during a shooting at the Idle Wheels Mobile Home Park on West 13th Street. More>>

Charleston Police Looking for Shooting Suspect

David Corkhill is wanted by the Charleston Police Department on a charge of wanton endangerment. (Charleston PD). David Corkhill is wanted by the Charleston Police Department on a charge of wanton endangerment. (Charleston PD).
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Police in Charleston are looking for a man believed to have been involved in a shooting earlier this month in the 1800 Block of Chandler Drive. David Corkhill has a warrant out for his arrest on a charge of wanton endangerment. On the night of June 13, Corkhill allegedly fired multiple shots into a vehicle as it was leaving the area. Physical evidence collected at the scene points to Corkhill, police said. Anyone with information on Corkhill's whereabouts is asked to contact the Charleston P... More>>

13 News Exclusive: Charleston Police cracking down on prostitution

Four women were arrested on Thursday night during a prostitution sting in Charleston, WV. Four women were arrested on Thursday night during a prostitution sting in Charleston, WV.
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The Charleston Police Department is known for conducting undercover prostitution sings. Still, one by one, undercover police officers were able to make several arrests and 13 News cameras were rolling.  More>>

Burglary Leads Police to Grow House in Ashland, KY

Officers with the Ashland, KY Police Department discover grow house during burglary investigation. (Ashland PD) Officers with the Ashland, KY Police Department discover grow house during burglary investigation. (Ashland PD)
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A burglary at a hardware store on Thursday led police to a marijuana growing operation in Ashland, KY. More>>

Public steps in to defend trooper from attack

Senior Trooper Tupper with the Princeton Detachment of West Virginia State Police was attacked outside the Wal-Mart in Princeton just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday June 10, 2015. Senior Trooper Tupper with the Princeton Detachment of West Virginia State Police was attacked outside the Wal-Mart in Princeton just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday June 10, 2015.
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Senior Trooper Tupper with the Princeton Detachment of West Virginia State Police was attacked outside the Wal-Mart in Princeton just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday June 10, 2015. Citizens nearby came to Tupper's defense. More>>

Braxton County Man Facing 32 Counts of Sexual Assault and Abuse

Jeffery Agee is facing had allegedly been having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a young girl over the last four years. Jeffery Agee is facing had allegedly been having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a young girl over the last four years.
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Jeffery Agee, 66, had allegedly been having the sexual contact with the girl between June 2010 and June 2014 at his home, according to a criminal complaint. More>>