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Boone County teacher arrested after son admits to smoking weed

A Boone County special education teacher faces multiple charges for allegedly allowing her 17-year-old son to grow and smoke weed in her home, according to West Virginia State Police.

Trooper First Class Eric McClung said that Mary L. Messer,...

Boone County teacher arrested after son admits to smoking weed

A Boone County special education teacher faces multiple charges for allegedly allowing her 17-year-old son to grow and smoke weed in her home, according to West Virginia State Police.

Trooper First Class Eric McClung said that Mary L. Messer, 47,...

Arrests made in connection with dump truck theft

Ohio police have arrested two men who allegedly stole a dump truck near Sissonville Sunday, robbed a convenience store and then left the truck abandoned and burning.

Cpl. Brian Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department said...

Police charge man in bar break-ins

A 36-year-old California man was arrested by Charleston Police on Wednesday on breaking and entering charges related to the theft of safes from a series of Charleston taverns in recent weeks.

Police said James Arthur Smith Jr. was involved in...

W.Va. doc accused of illegally prescribing pills

A Martinsburg doctor already facing a disciplinary hearing by a state medical board has been indicted on federal charges that she illegally prescribed prescription painkillers, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

A grand jury in U.S. District Court in...

2 inmates who fled work detail caught at Wal-Mart

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Police in Bluefield, Virginia, say two inmates who escaped a highway work detail have been captured.

News outlets reported that the pair fled from a corrections officer along U.S. Route...

Woman dies in house fire near Rockport

ROCKPORT, W.Va. — Authorities have released the name of a woman who died in a house fire near Rockport.

The two-story house caught fire Monday afternoon. State Assistant Fire Marshal Jason Baltic told...

Shots reportedly fired at West Side store

Charleston Police are investigating an incident in which shots were reportedly fired at a West Side convenience store Monday night. Dispatchers say they received several calls about the incident, which occurred in the 800 block of Washington Street...

State Police arrest two on sex charges

West Virginia State Police arrested two men last week on unrelated sex charges.

State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous said troopers from the West Virginia Crimes Against Children Task force, Weston police and deputies from the Lewis County...

Putnam deputies no longer raising money through phone calls

Following reports of shady business practices, the Putnam County Deputy Sheriff’s Association recently stopped working with companies that help raise funds through phone calls — but officials say the calls have continued.

Chief...

Teen allegedly says he shot at Kanawha City man for snitching

Charleston police say a teenager shot at a Kanawha City home multiple times early Sunday and told authorities he did so because the victim was snitching on him and had no respect for him.

Brandon Woodrum, 19, was in South Central Regional Jail...

Woman arrested after allegedly entering Poca Fire Dept.

State police arrested a woman early Saturday morning after she allegedly entered the unlocked Poca Volunteer Fire Department and put on paramedic gear.

Nicole D. Branham, 35, was taken to Western Regional Jail on charges of trespassing on a...

Deputies investigate robbery near Sissonville
Deputies investigate robbery near Sissonville

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Authorities in Kanawha and Jackson counties are looking for two men who allegedly stole a dump truck, robbed a convenience store and left the dump truck burning early Monday morning near Sissonville.

Cpl. Brian Humphreys of...

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