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After CHS rape arrest, delay questioned

A Capital High School student who allegedly was raped at the school Monday didn’t have a forensic exam until the next day because school officials didn’t notify police until then — a delay that possibly made it more difficult to...

Charles Town shooting suspect kills self after chase

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – Charles Town police say a man suspected of fatally shooting one person and wounding another killed himself following a police chase.

Police tell media outlets that investigators haven’t determined a motive for ...

Ex-Wheeling school counselor sentenced for role in drug ring

WHEELING, W.Va. – A former elementary school guidance counselor will spend 18 months in prison for participating in a prescription drug ring.

Kristyn Fetcko was among more than a dozen people indicted on charges stemming from an...

Several arrested for alleged prostitution in Parkersburg
Several arrested for alleged prostitution in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- Six women and two men were arrested for either engaging in or aiding in prostitution, according to a news release from the Parkersburg Police Department.

Police say they were using and to set up ...

Two face murder, arson charges stemming from Summers fire

HINTON, W.Va. – Two Hinton men face first-degree murder and arson charges stemming from a house fire.

Summers County Sheriff Gary Wheeler tells media outlets that Ronald Wayne Smith, 47, and Mark Anthony Ward, 35, also are charged with...

St. Albans man shot in leg through camper walls

A St. Albans man was shot in the leg through the walls of the camper in which he was sleeping just after 12 a.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.

Shaun Tolbert, 36, was taken to an area...

Fire at black church was arson, fire marshal says

The predominantly black Church of Deliverance United Holy Church was set on fire on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Elder Estella Nappier said her daughter believes the arsonist may have purposely chosen the holiday.

“I don’t try...

Arrest made in Cross Lanes stabbing
Arrest made in Cross Lanes stabbing

Kanawha County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Monday evening for allegedly stabbing another man on Sunday.

Stephen Dwayne Snead, 42, of Cross Lanes and Putnam County, is charged with malicious wounding, a felony, according to Cpl....

Cross Lanes runaway found

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kanawha County sheriff’s deputies have located a Cross Lanes teenager who ran away from home over the weekend.

Alexus Faith Rubin, 13, was found at a home in St. Albans, according to Cpl....

Man stabbed in Cross Lanes

A man was stabbed in the abdomen in Cross Lanes on Sunday night, according to Kanawha County emergency dispatchers.

The man, whose name was unavailable as of press time Sunday, walked into the Dollar General on 5211 Doc Bailey Road after being...

Kanawha deputy Crosier retiring after 27 years
Kanawha deputy Crosier retiring after 27 years

At West Virginia State College (now University), Sean Crosier had talent scouts for four major league baseball teams following him before an injury put an end to thoughts of a baseball career.

“I had the talent, I had the air speed and I...

Several shots fired during fight at bar in Dunbar

Three men fired several shots at one another during a fight at a Dunbar bar late Saturday, according to a news release from Dunbar Police Department.

The altercation occurred just before midnight during a benefit for Kalvon Casdorph, of...

Winfield man arrested in riding club theft

Police arrested a Winfield man on Friday for allegedly stealing copper and causing thousands of dollars in damage to the Winfield Riding Club, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.

Bobby Joe Cowan, 28, of Winfield, has been ...

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