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Freddy Irick was arrested for the murder of Marcus McDavid and kidnapping of a woman in Carter County, Kentucky. Freddy Irick was arrested for the murder of Marcus McDavid and kidnapping of a woman in Carter County, Kentucky.

Man arrested in Carter County, KY for murder and kidnapping

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Troopers are investigating after a man was arrested for murder and kidnapping in Carter County, Kentucky. More>>

Garbage truck fires spark investigation in Ironton, OH

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The Rumpke Waste and Recycling facility in Lawrence County, Ohio was the scene of three fires early in the morning on May 25. More>>

Woman hit and killed by car in Pikeville, KY

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A Pike County woman was found lying in the road on KY 194 east on May 24. More>>

Man robs Hurricane, WV Walgreens for prescription pills

Police are trying to identify this man who they believed robbed the Hurricane, WV Walgreens. Police are trying to identify this man who they believed robbed the Hurricane, WV Walgreens.
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Police are searching for a man they say used a gun to rob the Hurricane, West Virginia Walgreens for prescription pills. More>>

Portsmouth police investigating batch of "tainted" heroin Video included

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Bill Stapleton has witnessed a lot of trouble from his front porch in Portsmouth, but nothing prepared him for the scene Friday afternoon. "It was scary to tell you the truth, it really was and I got my grand baby here,” he said. Paramedics rushed into his building along 6th Street after two people had overdosed upstairs. Just minutes before, emergency crews had been on the other end of the block working to try to bring back three others who had overdosed too. Fortunately, medics were able t... More>>

UPDATE: Body located in Ohio River identified; no foul play suspected

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The body has been identified as Jimmy Clutters, who police were previously looking for after witnesses saw him jump from the 13th Street Bridge. More>>

Hurricane police searching for a man who robbed a Walgreens

Hurricane police searching for a man who robbed a local Walgreens. Hurricane police searching for a man who robbed a local Walgreens.
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Police are searching for a man accused of attempting to rob a Walgreens pharmacy in Hurricane. More>>

Man hospitalized following trooper-involved shooting in Elkins, WV

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The man was identified as 25-year-old Preston L. Burrows, from Old Fields, WV. More>>

Ohio officials link tainted heroin batch to 11 overdoses

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 A potent batch of heroin or one mixed with other drugs could be responsible for at least 11 overdoses, including two fatalities, within 24 hours in central Ohio.

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Police need your help finding a man they say escaped from a Work Release Center in Huntington, WV

Police looking for David Richardson. Last seen in Huntington. Police looking for David Richardson. Last seen in Huntington.
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The Magistrate Court of Cabell County, has issued a warrant for arrest for felony of a man.On May 22, investigators say that 46-year-old David Richardson left for work and never returned. More>>

One arrested after a stabbing in Charleston, WV

One arrested after a stabbing near Haddad Riverfront Park. One arrested after a stabbing near Haddad Riverfront Park.
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On Saturday, May 23, dispatchers received a call that one person had been stabbed in downtown Charleston. More>>

Inmate charged with assaulting a deputy jailer in Boyd County, KY

Willard Fraley assaulted a deputy jailer. Willard Fraley assaulted a deputy jailer.
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A man is behind bars after being publicly intoxicated as well as assaulting a deputy jailer. More>>

Man arrested after drug bust in Greenup County, KY

John Wright arrested in drug bust. John Wright arrested in drug bust.
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On May 22, 2015 the FADE Task Force assisted by the Raceland K9 unit, Flatwoods, Russell, and Bellefonte Police Departments executed a search warrant at a residence located in the 700 block of Bellefonte Princess Road in Bellefonte, KY. More>>

New information in 3-year-old Charleston murder mystery

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It's been three years since Robert Snow disappeared in Charleston and was found floating on the Elk River, his hands and feet bound by duct tape. Tonight police are revealing new information to 13 News about the case.  More>>

Phone scams threaten jail time over "past taxes"

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According to deputies with the Scioto County Sheriff's Office, callers are being told they owe money for "past taxes" and demanding the victim pay up immediately over the phone.  More>>

Three arrested on drug charges in Boone County, WV

Tyree Hicks (left), Sabrina Ward (center), and James Javins (right) were all arrested after police issued a search warrant in Boone County, WV. Tyree Hicks (left), Sabrina Ward (center), and James Javins (right) were all arrested after police issued a search warrant in Boone County, WV.
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Three people are facing drug charges in Boone County, West Virginia following an investigation and search warrant. More>>

Survey: US schools beef up safety measures

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U.S. public schools beefed up security measures with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a government survey released Thursday. More>>

UPDATE: Judge dismisses charges against former Kanawha County prosecutor

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A former Kanawha County prosecutor is in court today to ask for charges against him be dismissed. More>>

UPDATE: Identity released of man feared dead after jumping from bridge in Ashland, KY

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The Ashland Police Department is looking for an unknown male who was seen by several witnesses jumping from the 13th Street Bridge around 3 p.m. May 20. More>>

Two Huntington men arrested and charged for trafficking narcotics

Two Huntington men arrested after trafficking heroin. Two Huntington men arrested after trafficking heroin.
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Two suspects from Huntington are now charged with importing heroin, trafficking heroin, trafficking cocaine and possession of marijuana. More>>

Sex offender arrested in Scioto County, OH for reporting violations

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A registered sex offender is facing one count of failure to register and one count of parole violation. Samuel E. Mullens, of Lucasville, was arrested after police say they discovered he wasn't living at his registered address. More>>

Store owner fights off robbers with bat in Parkersburg, WV

Joshua Wagner faces armed robbery charges in Wood County, WV. Joshua Wagner faces armed robbery charges in Wood County, WV.
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A store owner in Parkersburg, West Virginia fought off a pair of robbers on May 20. More>>

Scioto County, Ohio sex offender arrested for not reporting address change

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After moving to a new address in Lucasville, Ohio, a sex offender was arrested for not reporting the change. More>>

Florida carjacking suspect could be coming to West Virginia

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Man stole car after forcing his way into a woman's car and attacking her in north of Tampa, FL. More>>

Floyd County woman charged after 11-month-old found crawling on road

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A Floyd County woman will face a wanton endangerment charge after police say they found her 11-month-old granddaughter crawling on KY122 in the Martin area. More>>

Ohio woman charged with raping her children in South Webster

Jolene Jackson faces a rape charge in South Webster, OH. Jolene Jackson faces a rape charge in South Webster, OH.
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A woman in South Webster, Ohio is facing rape charges. Jolene Jackson was arrested by Scioto County deputies and charged with one count of rape and one count of gross sexual imposition. More>>

UPDATE: Flatwoods, KY shooting believed to be accidental

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Troopers with the Kentucky State Police have informed 13 News that a shooting occurred in Flatwoods, KY, in the evening hours of Sunday, May 17. More>>

Police asking for help identifying car theft suspects in Elkview, WV

Suspect in a car theft from Elkview, WV. Suspect in a car theft from Elkview, WV.
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Police say a woman's 1992 Pontiac Bonneville was stolen from the parking lot of the 7-Eleven convenience store on Elk River Road North. More>>

Huntington, WV Speedway robbery: police asking for help

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Huntington, West Virginia police are asking for your help in identifying an armed robbery suspect after he held up Speedway on Third Avenue. More>>

Logan County man arrested for sending threatening letters while in jail

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U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that a Logan County man wads arrested May 19 after he sent several threatening letters .Kelly Crosby, 32, was previously arrested and incarcerated after he used minors to film sexually explicit conduct. More>>

Scioto County, Ohio burglar caught after five months

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After a five-month investigation, a Franklin Furnace, Ohio man was arrested for breaking into a Big Pete Road home and stealing jewelry. More>>

Franklin Furnace, OH man facing burglary charges

Colter Smith faces burglary and petty theft charges in Ohio. Colter Smith faces burglary and petty theft charges in Ohio.
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A man in Franklin Furnace, Ohio is facing burglary charges after police say he broke into a woman's home and stole her jewelry, including a diamond wedding set. More>>

WV Supreme Court allows drug addicts to sue doctors, pharmacists for addiction

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A West Virginia Supreme Court ruling says juries can now decide if drug addicts can sue physicians and pharmacies for their addictions. More>>

Bill makes Ohio requirement of presentence report optional

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A bill aimed at saving money and the amount of time some inmates spend in jail before sentencing is up for a vote in the Ohio House. More>>

Late night vehicle pursuit ends in arrest in St. Albans, West Virginia

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One woman is behind bars tonight after leading police chase through parts of Kanawha County, West Virginia.??Emergency dispatchers say the woman began her journey near Yeager Airport before police resorted to using spike strips to stop her vehicle along Drumheller Drive in St. Albans.The name of the woman has not be released. More>>

Two from Detroit, MI arrested in Kenova, WV

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Kenova, West Virginia Police arrested two Detroit, MI men on drug charges. More>>

FBI investigating dozens of potential airplane hacks

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According to a newly released FBI affidavit, a well-known computer security expert admitted to hacked into in-flight entertainment systems 15 to 20 times. More>>

Two bodies found in Tornado, WV home believed to be victims of overdose

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The bodies of two victims were discovered by neighbors in the 1600 block of Ferrell Road in Tornado, WV, May 18. The victims are both males in their middle age. More>>

Update- Body found in Charleston identified by police

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It happened in the 100 block of Cornwall Lane Sunday morning. More>>

Kanawha County mother charged with DUI; 5-year-old found in car

Alisha Myers faces DUI  and child neglect charges. Alisha Myers faces DUI and child neglect charges.
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A Kanawha County mother is facing several charges after police say she was pulled over with her 5-year-old child and failed several field sobriety tests. More>>

UPDATE: Suspect's family speaks out about controversial first degree murder charge

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The incident happened on Valentines Day of 2015. More>>

Suspect arrested following fatal shooting in Lawrence County, OH

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The investigation is ongoing.  More>>

UPDATE: Capital High School student accused of rape arrested for violating bond

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We had a crew at Kanawha County Magistrate Court while he was being arraigned.  More>>

Huntington, WV man shot in leg on Ninth Avenue

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Police say a man was shot in the 1700 block of Ninth Avenue in Huntington, WV Friday evening.According to scanner chatter, the victim was shot in the leg and his injuries are not life threatening. It happened around 7:00 p.m. around 17th Street an Ninth Avenue.Stick with 13 News for more on this developing story. More>>