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Warrant sweep cracks down on domestic violence crimes in Dubar and South Charleston, West Virginia

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The Dunbar and South Charleston Police Departments are cracking down on domestic violence related crimes. Officers conducted a warrant sweep Friday morning, arresting three people. More>>

Boone County, WV standoff ends with one person taken to hospital

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According to Boone County emergency dispatchers, members of the Boone County Sheriff's Department and Madison Police Department responded to a call at Palm Fork Road in Quinland late Thursday night, October 30.

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Man wanted in connection with vehicle break-ins and credit card theft.

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Curtis Ratcliff is wanted by Charleston Police on three counts of fraudulent use of access device, grand larceny and for a parole violation in Ohio. More>>

Ripley High School placed on lockdown due to threat

A Dunbar, WV road closure is effecting school bus routes beginning Monday, April 21 A Dunbar, WV road closure is effecting school bus routes beginning Monday, April 21
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Ripley High School has been placed on lockdown following a threat against a student, according to a staff member at the school. More>>

SPECIAL REPORT: Don't Shoot My Dog

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Do you think your dog would survive in an encounter with police? 13 News is investigates how often police confrontations with animals turn deadly.

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Shoppers on alert because of rash of thefts in Charleston, WV

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A rash of vehicle break in's in the Charleston, WV has police on alert and shoppers taking extra precautions. More>>

Many election precincts are on a cell phone vote buying alert Video included

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Local election chiefs say conditions are ripe for this high tech criminal act.  More>>

Detectives seeking help locating runaway slated for juvenile detention center

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Browning's grandfather was taking him to meet a transport van at the Mink Shoals Park and ride on the morning of Sunday, October 26. More>>

UPDATE: Badly decomposed body found in abandoned Dunbar home identified

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The identification was made by investigators of the West Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner with the assistance of the West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory. More>>

Feds add alleged predator to law enforcement app

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Federal investigators say a central Ohio man charged with producing and distributing child pornography is the latest addition to a smartphone law enforcement app meant to locate child sex predators. More>>

Man arrested in Charleston, West Virginia on charges of threats of terrorist acts

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Daniel Alfred Levasseur, 58, was arrested Tuesday morning at the Charleston Town Center on charges related to making terror threats.  More>>

One in custody after home invasion in Montgomery, WV

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Dispatchers said the incident happened on Monroe Street just before 3 a.m.. More>>

Federal grand jury indicts Charleston, WV man for murder of an informant

Marlon Dixon, indicted by a federal grand jury for the murder of an informant. Marlon Dixon, indicted by a federal grand jury for the murder of an informant.
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New details have been released in a Charleston murder case. More>>

UPDATE: Parents cautious after threat made at Riverside High School

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Classes are expected to resume as normal on Tuesday morning.  More>>

Robbery of Marathon gas station at gunpoint under investigation in Omar, West Virginia

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West Virginia State Police (WVSP) - Logan Detachment troopers are investigating a robbery at the Marathon Gas Station located in the 7000 block of Jerry Highway in Omar, West Virginia. More>>

Attempted robbery under investigation in Costa, West Virginia

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West Virginia State Police (WVSP) troopers say a man stopped a robbery before it happened at the IGA Store in Costa, West Virginia on Sunday, October 26th.  More>>

Charleston, West Virginia police arrest a man after 76-year-old pastor in coma dies

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Police charged a man with voluntary manslaughter after a 76-year-old pastor died.  More>>

Police in Milton, West Virginia arrest a man after he led them on a pursuit

Aruna Gamanayake was arrested Saturday after he led Milton Police on a chase. Aruna Gamanayake was arrested Saturday after he led Milton Police on a chase.
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Aruna Gamanayake was arrested and charged with fleeing in a vehicle, reckless driving, and obstructing after he lead Milton, West Virginia Police on a pursuit Saturday. More>>

Police investigating stabbing in St. Albans, West Virginia

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Police are investigating a stabbing in St Albans that occurred around 11 p.m. on Saturday, October 26th.  More>>

Gun instructor in Ohio convicted on assault count

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A southeast Ohio firearms instructor has been found guilty of a negligent assault charge.Visiting Fairfield County Municipal Court Judge Teresa Liston fined Terry Dunlap Sr. $300 and court costs.  More>>

Man arrested after he maced a WVSP trooper and security guard in Cabell County, WV

Dan White, inmate, maced a WVSP trooper and security guard in Cabell County on Friday night. Dan White, inmate, maced a WVSP trooper and security guard in Cabell County on Friday night.
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Dan White was brought into the Cabell County Courthouse on Friday, October 24th to be arraigned on charges. He was taken to the bathroom after his arraignment and somehow got a hold a can of mace. He maced both a West Virginia State Police trooper and a security guard. Both men had minor injuries. But White now faces additional charges.  More>>

Hunters find body of missing woman in remote area of Wirt County

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38-year-old Cindy Ball of Parkersburg was reported missing Thursday night, troopers said. More>>

Man arrested on drug charges after stiffing cab driver on fare in Kentucky

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One man was arrested and charged with drug-related offenses after he jumped out of a cab without paying. More>>

Kentucky state lawmaker charged with bribery

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A federal grand jury has charged a Kentucky lawmaker with paying bribes to a mine reclamation inspector to ignore violations. More>>

Dunbar mother, boyfriend charged after 11-year-old tells teachers he's afraid to go home

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John Brown, 34, of Dunbar appeared teary-eyed as he sat across from a judge, accused of felony child abuse.  More>>

Stabbing reported in Ironton, OH Thursday morning

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Officers with the Ironton Police Department are investigating an early morning stabbing Thursday that has left one man in critical condition. More>>

Officials warn Ohioans of unclaimed funds scam

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State officials are warning Ohioans about an unclaimed funds scam. More>>

Troopers charge Kanawha County man for sex with beagle

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When we spoke to neighbors in the small town of Miami, no one seemed surprised that 47-year-old Jonnie Bogess was arrested for having sex with his dog. More>>

Officers: High School student in Charleston, WV hospitalized after bringing pistol to school

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School officials were made aware of the situation by another student, who saw the gun in the 16-year-old's jacket pocket. More>>

Man in Wellston, Ohio sentenced to one year in prison on assault charges

Mark Caldwell Jr. sentenced to one year in prison on assault charges in Wellston, Ohio. . Mark Caldwell Jr. sentenced to one year in prison on assault charges in Wellston, Ohio. .
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Mark Caldwell Jr. of East 11th Street in Wellston, Ohio will spend one year behind bars on assault charges.  More>>

Man sentenced to prison after violating community control in Wellston, Ohio

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James M. Friend of Wellston, Ohio will spend one year and six months behind bars for violating community control sanctions. He fled from police after a traffic stop in February of 2013. A chase ensued and Friend was arrested.  More>>

Troopers: Boone County wife, three children escape hostage situation after posting on social media

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A trooper was dispatched to the 6500 block of Hewett Creek Road in Boone County around 5:15 a.m.  It was described as a "domestic situation."  More>>

Logan County man charged with attempted murder after firing shots at troopers

Logan County man charged with attempted murder after firing shots at troopers

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Court documents state that Roy Clinton Richards, 43, of Eagles Roost, was suicidal Tuesday morning.  More>>

Car break-ins reported in St. Albans, WV; neighbors urged to report suspicious activity

Car break-ins reported in St. Albans, WV; neighbors urged to report suspicious activity

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St. Albans police officers said the same people could be committing the crimes, based on the similarities and proximity of the break-ins.  More>>

Two Huntington, West Virginia residents arrested after drugs found inside home

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Numerous residents living in the area made complaints to police about the drug activity going on at the home in 900 block of 24th Street. More>>

Glasgow man sentenced for shooting Glasgow police officer in 2011

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Officer Steven Smith was responding to a 911 call in 2011, when he was shot him in the arm with a 12-gauge shot gun.  He suffered serious injuries. More>>

Stabbing investigation underway in Charleston, WV

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911 dispatchers said the suspect was detained at the scene. More>>

Executive charged in Ohio VA corruption case

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A business executive from Virginia is being charged in a federal corruption case that already has resulted in a guilty plea from the former director of Veterans Affairs medical centers in Cleveland and Dayton. More>>

Former Johnson County, KY teacher indicted on sex-related crimes

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A former Johnson County Schools teacher was indicted on sex-related crimes in Johnson County, Kentucky. More>>

Officials gather for rape-kit backlog summit

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Law enforcement and public officials from Detroit and Memphis, Tennessee, are in Cleveland to talk about how to handle the large backlog of rape kits that await lab testing in each of those cities. More>>

Cops: Remains may be those of missing UVa. student

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Police say they have found human remains that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13.Police Chief Tim Longo and others told a news conference Saturday afternoon further forensic tests would be conducted to confirm that the remains are those of Hannah Graham. More>>

WV House of Delegates member arrested

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According to the WV Regional Jail website, Doug Skaff, a Democrat representing the 35th District in Kanawha County, was arrested and taken to North Regional Jail for a first-offense DUI, a misdemeanor. More>>