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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...

Warrant issued in Fayette County hit-and-run

HILLTOP, W.Va. -- An arrest warrant has been issued in connection with a hit-and-run accident early Wednesday in Fayette County.

Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler said a teenager was waiting for a school bus at about 6 a.m. Wednesday near the ...

Fire at former church ruled arson

A fire at an unused Kanawha County church last week has been ruled an arson by the West Virginia Fire Marshal’s Office.

The fire at the Quick Church of the Nazarene caused significant damage to the building last Friday afternoon....

Putnam County Deputy Sheriff’s Association switching Christmas charities

The Putnam County Deputy Sheriff’s Association is changing its Christmas charity this year from the Shop With a Deputy event to The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.

Eric Hayzlett, chief deputy at the sheriff’s...

Man’s body, vehicle found in Ritchie County pond

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – State police say foul play isn’t suspected in the death of a man whose body was found in a pond in Ritchie County.

State police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous says a vehicle also was found in the pond. Police...

Alleged child abuse among 71 Putnam indictments

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- A Dunbar man was indicted for domestic battery and child abuse resulting in bodily injury in by a Putnam County grand jury this week.

George A. Poe, 35, allegedly told sheriff’s deputies that he hit his son with a belt ...

Man robs St. Albans gaming parlor
Man robs St. Albans gaming parlor

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. -- St. Albans police are looking for a man who robbed a gaming parlor at gunpoint late Monday.

Capt. James Agee of the St. Albans Police Department said a white man wearing blue jeans, a blue hooded sweatshirt and a brown coat...

Black Betsy man found OK, police say

BLACK BETSY, W.Va. — Police say a diabetic Putnam County man who’d reportedly been missing for a week has contacted them and is in good health.

On Monday, the Putnam County Sheriff’s...

Wreck closes I-77 in Jackson County

Interstate 77 southbound was shut down near the 137 mile marker in Jackson County for a time Monday evening after a tractor-trailer overturned, a dispatcher said.

The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. The truck was the only vehicle involved in ...

Lawyers settling Putnam drinking water price gouging suit

Attorneys are settling the lawsuit Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed, and promoted using his office’s money, targeting alleged drinking water price gouging in the wake of the Freedom Industries spill.

A mediator’s letter...

Black Betsy man reported missing
Black Betsy man reported missing

BLACK BETSY, W.Va. — Police are searching for a diabetic Putnam County man who has reportedly been missing for a week.

Brett Daniel Fox, 56, of Black Betsy, made a Facebook post around 1 p.m. Nov. 10,...

Kanawha church fire considered suspicious

Investigators were at the Quick Church of the Nazarene, in Kanawha County, Friday night trying to figure out what sparked a fire that caused significant damage to the building.

Mark Lambert, a...

Man barricades room, kills self, police say

MORGANTOWN — A man died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after barricading himself in a Morgantown apartment Friday morning, police say.

Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston said the...

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