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Parkersburg police search for bus thief

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Parkersburg police are searching for a bus thief.

Police Chief Joe Martin says a man stole the bus from the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority’s headquarters last...

Parkersburg police search for bus thief

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Parkersburg police are searching for a bus thief.

Police Chief Joe Martin says a man stole the bus from the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority’s headquarters last Friday....

Business to pay $5K for raising water prices after Freedom spill

A Putnam County convenience store manager and his business have admitted to raising drinking water prices in the wake of the Freedom Industries spill and will pay a $5,000 fine.

State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Tuesday the...

Charleston man found dead in car in Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- A Charleston man was found dead in a car in Huntington this weekend, and a second man found in the car was in critical condition Tuesday.

Thomas Horn III, 52, was found dead in a Mercedes that belongs to Jon Velasquez, also...

FBI seizes nearly $28,000 from W.Va. gambling club

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Federal authorities have seized nearly $28,000 from an allegedly illegal gambling operation in Martinsburg.

A complaint filed Monday says the FBI seized the funds as part of an investigation into illegal gambling....

Police identify teen killed in Putnam accident

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department has identified the teenage girl killed Sunday in a vehicle accident.

Olivia Marie McCormick, 16, of Yawkey in Lincoln County, died after a Jeep she was in flipped into a creek in northern Putnam near ...

Winfield man charged with child abuse

WINFIELD, W.Va. — A Winfield man was arrested Saturday for allegedly harming his infant daughter. The girl’s the mother said she found him standing by the child with an ax handle, and that he threatened ...

A day after gay marriage becomes legal in W.Va., Putnam judge officiates his last wedding

WINFIELD, W.Va. — Same-sex marriage is now legal in West Virginia, but there no longer are any judges in Putnam County performing weddings. The one judge who had been officiating at...

Marriages

The following people applied for marriage licenses in Kanawha County between Nov. 14 and 21:

Marcus Dewayne Blanks, 42, and Esther Sandrina Saunders, 40, both of Charleston.

Ashlyn Brooke Sharp, 27, and Aisha Marie Kessel,...

BB gun shooting sends girl to hospital

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A 14-year-old girl shot her 13-year-old sister with a BB gun, sending her to the hospital, late Friday afternoon, according to a Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatcher.

The dispatcher said it happened at a city park....

Crime Report: Nov. 23, 2014

The following crimes were reported to the Charleston Police Department between Nov. 13 and 19:

East District:

Washington Street East 1000 block, petit larceny, Nov. 13, 3:40 a.m.

Washington Street East 1600 block, robbery, Nov. 13,...

Several off-road vehicles stolen in the Kanawha Valley
Several off-road vehicles stolen in the Kanawha Valley

Several Polaris RZR side by side off-road vehicles, estimated to be worth about $20,000 each, have been stolen in the Kanawha Valley in the last month, Charleston police said.

Police believe the same person or people may be involved in the...

Lockdown lifted at Shoals Elementary

Students at Shoals Elementary School in Charleston were briefly on lockdown Thursday after a man was reported “peeping in windows” at the school.

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

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