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Police: Body found Sunday was drowning victim

An autopsy found that the man whose body was found on the banks of the Kanawha River on Sunday died by drowning, police said Tuesday.

The body of Richard Hansen, 47, of Charleston, was found near the 2600 block of Kanawha Avenue, across the...

Warrant issued for armed robbery in Rand

RAND, W.Va. -- Police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a man who allegedly fired several shots near his victim while attempting an armed robbery, according to a release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department.


Mingo County man killed in police shooting

DINGESS — Troopers fatally shot a Mingo County man after he “raised [a] handgun in a threatening manner toward them,” according to a release from West Virginia State Police spokesman Lt. Michael...

Second person hit by train in McDowell County dies

RODERFIELD, W.Va. – West Virginia State Police say a second person hit by a train in McDowell County has died.

State police tell media outlets that Ruth Mullins, 24, of Raysal died Sunday morning at a Charleston hospital.


Rand robber fires shots at victim

RAND, W.Va. -- A robbery suspect apparently disappointed with his take fired several shots at his victim before driving off early Monday morning.

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

North Charleston’s Cold Spot burns down
North Charleston’s Cold Spot burns down

Gathered around what was once the area’s go-to place for chicken wings and beers, Dunbar residents mourned the loss of the Cold Spot, which burned down early Saturday.

“I just can’t believe it. We were here last night,...

Two slashed near Town Center Mall; homeless man charged

Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A homeless man is in custody for stabbing two people Friday night near the Middle East Market in downtown Charleston, police said.

Jarvis Lamar Mitchell, 27, was arrested and charged with two counts ...

Reward offered for information on Foodland robbery suspect

The friends of a man who was beaten and robbed several years ago are offering a reward for a woman involved in that incident who is also wanted in the robbery of a Kanawha City Foodland earlier this month.

The Friends of Jeff Moore group is...

Police: SUV that crashed had IEDs, guns, pot, chickens
Police: SUV that crashed had IEDs, guns, pot, chickens

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Pennsylvania man was arrested Friday morning after the SUV he was driving — with live chickens and “altered fireworks” inside — wrecked on Interstate 79,...

Ripley bank robbery suspect still being sought

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Police are still looking for a man who robbed the Premier Bank on South Church Street in Ripley Thursday morning.

Students at Ripley High School, Ripley Middle School, Ripley Elementary and Fairplain Elementary, as...

On file: Aug. 24, 2014


The following people applied for marriage licenses in Kanawha County between Aug. 15 and 22:

Dustin Dewayne Briscoe, 28, and Bridget Marie Wright, 23, both of Nitro.

Brian Lee Holstine, 39, of Charleston and Melissa Sue Gum,...

Police search for bank robber
Police search for bank robber

RIPLEY -- Police are looking for a man who robbed the Premier Bank on South Church Street in Ripley Thursday morning. The bank was robbed about 11:30 a.m.

Ripley police, Jackson County sheriff’s deputies and State Police responded....

Charges against son of W.Va. Supreme Court justice dismissed

Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped malicious-wounding charges against the son of West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman — but police say they stand by their report that led to charges being filed....

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