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Officers react to Supreme Court decision on drug dogs at traffic stops

Earlier this month, Ravenswood Police confiscated about $130,000 worth of heroin during a traffic stop, after they brought out a K-9 because they said the driver acted nervously.

It was the biggest heroin bust Ravenswood Police Chief Lance...

Ex-Pa. choral teacher pleads guilty in W.Va. to sex charge

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A former Pennsylvania high school choral teacher has pleaded guilty in West Virginia to trying to meet a teenage girl for sex.

The Exponent Telegram reports that Daniel McGarvey, 44, of South Union Township in...

Police investigate fatal tractor accident in Marion County

BAXTER, W.Va. – West Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal tractor accident in Marion County.

State police tell media outlets that the tractor apparently rolled over and pinned 67-year-old Larry E. Vishnick of Baxter. Vishnick...

Charleston woman reported missing
Charleston woman reported missing

A Charleston woman was reported missing by her family Wednesday, according to a new release from the Charleston Police Department.

Tammy Anderson, 53 was last seen at the Greyhound bus terminal in Charleston the day before.


Police looking for man who cashed stolen lottery tickets
Police looking for man who cashed stolen lottery tickets

Police are looking for a man who redeemed lottery tickets stolen from the One Stop at 1401 Kanawha Blvd. W.

Detective Ryan Spaulding of the Charleston Police Department released photo and video of the man on Monday.

On April 4 at about 2 a....

Man robbed at gunpoint near St. Albans

A local man was robbed at gunpoint early Monday morning on a street near St. Albans, police say.

The victim pulled over on Kanawha Terrace near St. Albans city limits at about 2:45 a.m. to check on a pedestrian who was trying to flag him down,...

Men allegedly bind, rob Charleston man

A 60-year-old man told Kanawha County sheriff’s deputies early Monday morning that two men forced their way into his home, bound him and stole thousands of dollars in cash and other items.

The robbery was reported around 12:30 a.m. on...

East End man arrested on drug charges
East End man arrested on drug charges

A Charleston man was arrested for alleged heroin distribution, according to police.

Charles Corey Michael, 32, was arrested for distribution of heroin on March 25, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court....

On the Record, April 3-10


The following people filed for marriage licenses in Kanawha County between April 3 and 10:

Brian Lee Graley, 37, and Rebecca Lynn Young, 33, both of Charleston.

Robert Stephens Irwin, 44, and Penelope ...

Crime Report

The following crimes were reported to the Charleston Police Department between April 2 and 8:

East District:

Renaissance Circle 1300 block, malicious wounding, April 2, 1:25 a.m.

Washington Street East 1300 block, shoplifting, April...

Kanawha County man charged with shooting BB gun at police cruiser

Man arrested after BBs shot at sheriff’s cruiser

A Kanawha County man was arrested Thursday for allegedly shooting out the windows of several Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department police cruisers with a BB gun.

Sheriff’s ...

Dunbar man charged with kidnapping

A Dunbar man was arrested Thursday and charged with kidnapping for allegedly tying up his sister in her home earlier this week.

Zachary Keith Thomas, 26, of Dunbar, was arrested in South Charleston and charged with kidnapping, robbery and...

Robbery reported at Kmart

A man robbed a Kmart employee of his pocket money Wednesday evening, according to police.

The robbery was reported at Kmart at 1701 4th Avenue in Charleston at about 7:30 pm.

Lt. Steve Cooper said the employee, a man, went outside and was ...

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