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Ashland police asking for public's help in identifying suspected thief

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The Ashland Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a man suspected of theft. More>>

Chief recommends Charleston cop be fired over racially-insensitive videos

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A recommendation has been made for a Charleston police lieutenant to be fired for making racially insensitive video recordings, several sources close tell 13 News investigation. More>>

Father finds photos of local women, turns son in

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A central Ohio father has turned his son in to police after discovering the teenager had taken photos of neighborhood women from outside their bedroom windows. More>>

Accused Ashland juvenile sex offender says he's innocent, police and neighbors tell a different story.

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Has an accused juvenile sexual predator been lurking in one of our neighborhoods for decades?  More>>

Two men in Pikeville, KY indicted on multiple charges related to robbery

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Tanner Spears, 21, of Pikeville, KY was indicted by a Floyd County grand jury on multiple charges of kidnapping, robbery and theft over $10,000. More>>

Man arrested in Ashland, KY on kidnapping charges

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Police officers in Ashland, KY arrested Ermel Copley and charged him with kidnapping and attempted sodomy 1st degree.


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Police in Pikeville, KY arrest a man on charges of rape

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Police officers in Pikeville, KY arrested 33 year old Mark T. Smith of Kimper and charged him with rape on Sunday, November 23rd. More>>

Arrest made in Braxton County murder

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Wolfe was arrested in connection with the murder of Crystal Dean, who was found dead in a stream in Braxton County in October.  More>>

Abuse complaints piled up against WV school

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An Associated Press review of state records shows a former boarding school in Salem was named in more than a dozen complaints of abuse and mistreatment over the past five years. More>>

Man gets life in prison with mercy for role in Kanawha County, WV murder

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A man who pleaded guilty to murder was sentenced in court on Nov. 21. More>>

Thefts targeting ATVs being reported in the Charleston, WV area

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The Charleston Police Dept. and the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) have teamed up due to a series of thefts targeting side-by-side ATVs. More>>

Travel restrictions on bond for former Massey CEO Don Blankenship

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We will continue to cover this story in 13 News at 5, Tonight Live and 13 News at 6. More>>

Ex-coal exec in court in mine blast that killed 29

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An ex-top executive facing charges in the deadliest U.S. coal mine accident in four decades is headed to court. Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is scheduled for a first appearance Thursday at 1 p.m. in Beckley, West Virginia. More>>

Ohio lawmaker indicted on burglary, theft charges

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A newly-elected state lawmaker has been indicted on charges alleging he took antiques and other items from an Ohio home. More>>

Shoals Elementary temporarily locked down after man seen on property

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At about 8 a.m. Thursday, students at Shoals Elementary School in Charleston, West Virginia noticed someone they thought looked suspicious walking around the outside campus. More>>

Child rape suspect arraigned nearly one year after alleged abuse

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Zachary Allen Crawford, 28, of Huntington was arraigned Wednesday on five counts of sexual abuse by a guardian, five counts of sexual assault, and one count of child abuse. More>>

6 arrested on drugs and weapons charges in Boone County, WV

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Several suspects are in jail after the Boone a County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant in Nellis. Deputies were looking for controlled substances,including methamphetamine. More>>

Shooting reported on the campus of Florida State University

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 Police in Tallahassee, Florida say a gunman has been shot dead by officers on the Florida State University campus. More>>

UPDATE: South Charleston, WV man pleads guilty to sexual abuse of a minor

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A South Charleston, West Virginia man who faced up to 24 counts of sexual abuse pleaded guilty to two counts of felony sexual abuse on Nov. 19. More>>

St. Albans, WV gambling parlor robbed

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MiMi's Cafe gambling parlor in St. Albans, West Virginia was robbed Monday night, November 17, according to a news release from the St. Albans Police Department. More>>

Special Report: Losing a child to a heroin addiction Video included

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Two weeks ago, 13 News aired a special report called ‘Hooked.' Kristy Clay, a mother of three from Huntington, saw the report and reached out to share her family's story. More>>

Kanawha County, WV man facing 30 counts of sexual assault

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A Kanawha County, West Virginia man is facing 30 counts of sexual assault after police found a 14-year-old girl at his home on Nov. 17. More>>

Former Mingo County Judge Michael Thornsbury agrees to settlement to avoid trial

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He is currently serving a 50 month sentence at a Florida Prison.  More>>

Gaming parlor robbed; suspects use pepper spray to subdue employee

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According to information released on the police department's Facebook page, the suspects entered the business around 1 p.m. Sunday and used pepper spray on an employee in order to subdue him or her.  More>>

Man arrested for child pornography in Huntington, WV

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A man is in jail after Best Buy employees found something they weren't supposed to on his computer. More>>

Coal exec's image looms in deadly blast case

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Ex-coal baron Don Blankenship has fallen silent as he faces criminal charges in the deadliest U.S. coal mine disaster in four decades. A gag order was issued shortly after Thursday's indictment.  More>>

UPDATE: One person arrested after shots are fired at a vehicle in Milton, West Virginia

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UPDATE: On Friday, November 14th officers with Milton Police Department arrested Russell Ripley after a incident where shots were fired at the Sheets in the 1300 block of Johns Creek Road.

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Attorney explains legal difficulties with murder suspect's perp walk admission Video included

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When confronted about their crimes, suspects are rarely as talkative as Jeremy Marcum. He was arrested Wednesday afternoon and accused of killing 78-year-old James Bundy and then stabbing his wife, Myrtle Bundy,  More>>

Raleigh County, WV community reacts to Don Blankenship indictment Video included

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."This individual got away with years of freedom and these families don't got freedom, all they got is memories and remorse. I just hope he goes to jail for his actual crimes," More>>

Three arrested on burglary charges in Scioto County, OH

James Anderson faces four counts of burglary in Ohio. James Anderson faces four counts of burglary in Ohio.
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Police say an investigation into a string of burglaries led to the arrest of three suspects More>>

Charleston police searching for stolen trailer and ATV

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Charleston police say they are on the lookout for an ATV and trailer that were stolen from a man on Elmont Drive in Charleston, West Virginia. More>>