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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>>

Huntington Police arrest a River to Jail suspect for a second time; continue to arrest additional suspects

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Huntington Police say they have arrested a River to Jail suspect for a second time after sending him back to Detroit. But they continue to make arrests as part of  River to Jail. The initiative is a coordinated effort to rid the city of drugs and crime.  More>>

Kanawha County, WV man indicted for murder

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Dustin Bodkins is accused of shooting a man this summer.
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Two arrested in Lucasville, OH for manufacturing meth

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Two people have been arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine. More>>

Social media posts by high school students in Kanawha County about LGBT community causing concerns Video included

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It appears the comments were posted on the Instagram account of a Sissonville High School student this week.  It starts out innocently enough.  More>>

Deputy jailer arrested, charged in Boyd County

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A jailer is in jail in Boyd County, Kentucky, after being charged with sexual misconduct with an inmate under his charge. More>>

South Point, Ohio police protection levy on the ballot again.

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After failing repeatedly, village leaders say they're desperate to see this levy pass. Many voters still say no. More>>

Dozens arrested after Kanawha, Putnam County drug warrant sweep

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Local and county leaders are calling it another victory in the war on drugs in Kanawha and Putnam Counties. More>>

Husband and wife busted with cash and heroin in Scioto County

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A Scioto County couple is facing some very serious drug charges. More>>

Stabbing victim dies in Charleston, WV

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Dispatchers with Metro 911 received the call just after Midnight Thursday of a stabbing at a home on Nancy Street. More>>

Ohio doctor pleads guilty to drug charges in W.Va.

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An Ohio doctor faces up to nine years in prison after pleading guilty in West Virginia to federal drug charges. More>>

Detroit man sentenced on conspiracy to distribute heroin in Huntington, West Virginia

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Steven Edward Lewis also known as “Rico”, 27, of Detroit was sentenced to five years in a federal courtroom for his role in the distribution of heroin.   More>>

Huntington, WV man entered guilty plea in federal court to charges of distribution of heroin

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According to a news release issued by US Attorney Booth Goodwin, Mark R. Tabb, 46, of Huntington entered a guilty plea in federal court on Tuesday, October 14th to charges related to the distribution of heroin.  More>>

Woman stabbed outside CAMC Memorial Hospital in Charleston, WV

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A woman was stabbed at about midnight on Oct. 13 near CAMC Memorial Hospital in Charleston, West Virginia. More>>

WV State Police investigate Calhoun County woman's death as homicide

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Emergency responders found Lennette Pauline Headley in her home after receiving a call that she was unresponsive. More>>

SLICK BANDITS: 36,000 Pounds of Crisco stolen!

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These slick fisted thieves ran away with enough Crisco to shorten a bakery for months!
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