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Two men no longer persons of interest in shooting near Capitol

Both men Charleston police wanted to talk to about a shooting that injured a man near the state Capitol are no longer of interest to the investigation, police say.

Charleston Police Chief of...

Meth lab discovered in Shrewsbury

Owners of a trailer park in Shrewsbury discovered the components of a meth lab in an abandoned outbuilding late Monday, police said.

The parts of the meth lab were discovered in the 3300 block of East Dupont Avenue, according to Kanawha...

Jackson man charged again with selling turtles

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Jackson County man was charged again Tuesday by federal prosecutors with unlawful transport and sale of wildlife for allegedly capturing wild Eastern box turtles in West Virginia and selling them to out-of-state buyers....

2 Pa. residents charged killing 3 in W.Va.

LITTLETON, W.Va. – Two Pennsylvania residents face murder charges in connection with the deaths of three people in West Virginia.

West Virginia State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous says Samuel L. Spencer, 25, and Natasha L. Burns,...

Beckley Correctional fugitive captured in Va.

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A West Virginia inmate who escaped in May is back in custody following his capture in Virginia.

The Beckley Correctional Center told media outlets that Chad Edward Cook, 40, was captured ...

Ex-Mercer teacher pleads guilty to sex charges

PRINCETON, W.Va. -- A former Mercer County teacher has pleaded guilty to sex charges involving students.

Media outlets report that 36-year-old Jonathan Edward Kirk of Walton pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree sexual abuse and distributing...

Boone volunteer firefighters charged in alleged scam

WHARTON — The State Fire Marshal’s Office has filed felony criminal complaints against the fire chief and fire officer of a Boone County volunteer fire department.

Ira Rash, of the Wharton-Barrett...

Thieves pose as antique dealers in St. Albans

The woman was robbed after letting the two men inside her home on Virginia Avenue North on the west side of St. Albans, Kanawha Sheriff’s Spokesman Brian Humphreys said.

One man distracted her, while the other stole a small amount of cash ...

Former Shinnston officer sentenced on drug charges

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A former Shinnston police officer has been sentenced on drug charges.

Media outlets report that a Harrison County Circuit Court judge sentenced Charles Roscoe Henning III on Monday to four to 16 years in prison....

One killed in car fire in Tyler County

SISTERSVILLE, W.Va. – Authorities are investigating a car fire that killed one person in Tyler County.

The Tyler County Sheriff’s Department tells media outlets that a passer-by saw a car on fire near Sistersville around 4 p.m....

Informant’s name was released before her slaying
Informant’s name was released before her slaying

A confidential police informant killed in Charleston last week had her name disclosed in court filings about a week before she was killed, although that is not how her alleged killer found out she was an informant, police said.

Police say Marlon ...

Police release names from fatal Logan crash

CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Police have released the names of the three people killed in a three-vehicle crash in Logan County Thursday.


Elkins teacher arrested for soliciting student

ELKINS, W.Va. -- An Elkins High School teacher has been arrested for solicitation of a teenage student.

Donald Johnson Jr., 33, allegedly sent sexually explicit text messages to a 16-year-old female student, according to the criminal complaint....

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