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  • 1 Transported to Hospital After Motorcycle Accident in Fairmont

    1 Transported to Hospital After Motorcycle Accident in Fairmont

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:53:03 GMT
    The Marion County Sheriff's Department is investigating a motorcycle accident that occurred on Pleasant Valley Road in Fairmont.
    The Marion County Sheriff's Department is investigating a motorcycle accident that occurred on Pleasant Valley Road in Fairmont.
  • West Virginia State Police Wraps Up Drug Eradication Effort

    West Virginia State Police Wraps Up Drug Eradication Effort

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:26:54 GMT
    The West Virginia State Police has wrapped up one of their biggest drug eradication efforts.
    The West Virginia State Police has wrapped up one of their biggest drug eradication efforts.
  • Attorneys Request New Judge In Metz Murder Trial

    Attorneys Request New Judge In Metz Murder Trial

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:04:34 GMT
    Joseph MetzJoseph Metz
    Lawyers for Joseph Metz filed a petition to disqualify Circuit Court Judge Kurt Hall from hearing Metz's case.
    Lawyers for Joseph Metz filed a petition to disqualify Circuit Court Judge Kurt Hall from hearing Metz's case.
  • Morgantown Man Arrested on Incest Charges

    Morgantown Man Arrested on Incest Charges

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:22:17 GMT
    Matthew JohnsonMatthew Johnson
    The Monongalia County Sheriff's Department has arrested a man and charged him with two counts of incest, one count of sexual abuse by a custodian, and one count of sexual assault by a custodian.Matthew Clinten Johnson, 30, of Morgantown, was arraigned on the charges and is being held in North Central Regional Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail, according to a news release from the sheriff's department.
    The Monongalia County Sheriff's Department has arrested a man and charged him with two counts of incest, one count of sexual abuse by a custodian, and one count of sexual assault by a custodian.Matthew Clinten Johnson, 30, of Morgantown, was arraigned on the charges and is being held in North Central Regional Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail, according to a news release from the sheriff's department.
  • Weston Man Arrested on Sexual Assault Charge in Doddridge County

    Weston Man Arrested on Sexual Assault Charge in Doddridge County

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:54:32 GMT
    Gage StoutGage Stout
    The Doddridge County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Weston man on a sexual assault charge. 
    The Doddridge County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Weston man on a sexual assault charge. 
  • Federal Grand Jury Indicts Man Convicted in 1997 Murder On New Charges

    Federal Grand Jury Indicts Man Convicted in 1997 Murder On New Charges

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:40:04 GMT
    Joseph Allen GarrettJoseph Allen Garrett
    A Haywood man convicted of a 1988 sexual assault and a 1997 murder is now facing a federal charge in a June 2014 case.
    A Haywood man convicted of a 1988 sexual assault and a 1997 murder is now facing a federal charge in a June 2014 case.
  • 2 Morgantown Residents Indicted on Embezzlement and Theft Charges

    2 Morgantown Residents Indicted on Embezzlement and Theft Charges

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:35:50 GMT
    Carl J. Gaul, 40, and Shawn E. Ratliff, 35, of Morgantown were indicted by a federal grand jury.
    Carl J. Gaul, 40, and Shawn E. Ratliff, 35, of Morgantown were indicted by a federal grand jury.
  • Fugitive Who Confessed to Burying Infant in National Forest Faces New Charges

    Fugitive Who Confessed to Burying Infant in National Forest Faces New Charges

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:41:57 GMT
    Joseph ChristyJoseph Christy
    Joseph Christy was a fugitive from justice for escape in Colorado Springs, Co. He had also stolen a vehicle from Iowa.
    Joseph Christy was a fugitive from justice for escape in Colorado Springs, Co. He had also stolen a vehicle from Iowa.
  • Fairmont Woman Accused of Leaving Baby Naked, Alone

    Fairmont Woman Accused of Leaving Baby Naked, Alone

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:40:10 GMT
    Kathleen MouleKathleen Moule
    Fairmont Police have arrested a Benoni Avenue woman and charged her with child neglect.After receiving information that Kathleen Lorraine Moule, 28, was possibly a missing person, Fairmont Police Pfc. Jack Frost went to her Fairmont home and heard a baby crying inside. Pfc. Frost announced his presence several times before entering the home to locate the baby, according to a court filing. The baby was located in a closed room upstairs, unclothed, and without a diaper, food, or water. 
    Fairmont Police have arrested a Benoni Avenue woman and charged her with child neglect.After receiving information that Kathleen Lorraine Moule, 28, was possibly a missing person, Fairmont Police Pfc. Jack Frost went to her Fairmont home and heard a baby crying inside. Pfc. Frost announced his presence several times before entering the home to locate the baby, according to a court filing. The baby was located in a closed room upstairs, unclothed, and without a diaper, food, or water. 
  • 2 PA Residents Charged With Murder in Wetzel County Fatal Fire Case

    2 PA Residents Charged With Murder in Wetzel County Fatal Fire Case

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:43:21 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    Three people were killed in the January fire.
    Three people were killed in the January fire.
  • Gilmer County Commissioner Charged With DUI

    Gilmer County Commissioner Charged With DUI

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:11:52 GMT
    Gilmer County Commissioner Brian Kennedy is charged with driving under the influence, after a weekend arrest, State Police said.
    Gilmer County Commissioner Brian Kennedy is charged with driving under the influence, after a weekend arrest, State Police said.
  • Man Arrested in Harrison County on Drug Charges

    Man Arrested in Harrison County on Drug Charges

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:04:43 GMT
    William Radcliff, 43, was arrested and charged with exposure of meth mfg to a first responder, exposure of meth mfg to a child, and operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab.
    William Radcliff, 43, was arrested and charged with exposure of meth mfg to a first responder, exposure of meth mfg to a child, and operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab.
  • Trial Date Set for Randolph County Man Charged for Fatal Stabbing

    Trial Date Set for Randolph County Man Charged for Fatal Stabbing

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:39:55 GMT
    A trial date has been set for a Randolph County man charged in a fatal stabbing.Thomas Chevy Vas is accused of stabbing Dustin White, 17, during a Tygart’s Valley High School football game in October 2012.Prosecuting Attorney Michael Parker said jury selection will be held on August 18 and the trial will take place on August 19.Stay with 12 News for more on this trial.
    A trial date has been set for a Randolph County man charged in a fatal stabbing.Thomas Chevy Vas is accused of stabbing Dustin White, 17, during a Tygart’s Valley High School football game in October 2012.Prosecuting Attorney Michael Parker said jury selection will be held on August 18 and the trial will take place on August 19.Stay with 12 News for more on this trial.
  • WVU Football Player Arrested On Out Of State Warrant

    WVU Football Player Arrested On Out Of State Warrant

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:18:27 GMT
    Wendell SmallwoodWendell Smallwood
    West Virginia University running back Wendell Smallwood was arrested Monday by WVU Police.The WVU Police Chief, Bob Roberts, said the Wilmington Police Department, of Wilmington, Delaware contacted WVU police with a warrant for Smallwood's arrest.Smallwood, a sophomore at WVU, is being charged with witness intimidation out of Delaware.Chief Roberts said WVU Police will not release any more information on the case, since the Wilmington Police Department is handling it.12 News is working to get...
    West Virginia University running back Wendell Smallwood was arrested Monday by WVU Police.The WVU Police Chief, Bob Roberts, said the Wilmington Police Department, of Wilmington, Delaware contacted WVU police with a warrant for Smallwood's arrest.Smallwood, a sophomore at WVU, is being charged with witness intimidation out of Delaware.Chief Roberts said WVU Police will not release any more information on the case, since the Wilmington Police Department is handling it.12 News is working to get...
  • Metz Pleads Not Guilty to Murder of Mother, Grandmother in Lewis County; Files Motion to Dismiss Case

    Metz Pleads Not Guilty to Murder of Mother, Grandmother in Lewis County; Files Motion to Dismiss Case

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:08:51 GMT
    Joseph MetzJoseph Metz
    A Lewis County man indicted in the death of his mother and grandmother pleaded not guilty in court Friday.Attorneys for Joseph Metz, 39, filed a motion to dismiss the case citing a defect in the case. 
    A Lewis County man indicted in the death of his mother and grandmother pleaded not guilty in court Friday.Attorneys for Joseph Metz, 39, filed a motion to dismiss the case citing a defect in the case. 
  • Elkins High School Teacher Charged With Soliciting a Student

    Elkins High School Teacher Charged With Soliciting a Student

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:55:48 GMT
    Donald JohnsonDonald Johnson
    Donald Johnson, 34, is accused of exchanging sexually explicit cell phone calls and text messages with a student.
    Donald Johnson, 34, is accused of exchanging sexually explicit cell phone calls and text messages with a student.
  • 2 Indicted on Murder Charges in 1999 Disappearance of 2 Lewis County Women

    2 Indicted on Murder Charges in 1999 Disappearance of 2 Lewis County Women

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:37:13 GMT
    Charles FreemanCharles Freeman
    Two men have been indicted by a Lewis County grand jury on murder charges.Charles Steven Freeman, 51, of Archbold, Ohio, was re-arrested Wednesday on murder charges and Joseph Metz, of Weston, was re-arrested on the charge in January 2014 in connection to the 1999 disappearance of Mary Friend, 46 and Maxine Stalnaker, 69.The men were indicted in the July term of the grand jury on July 15, according to the indictment in Lewis County Circuit Court. Freeman, Metz, 39, and David Hughes, 58, were ...
    Two men have been indicted by a Lewis County grand jury on murder charges.Charles Steven Freeman, 51, of Archbold, Ohio, was re-arrested Wednesday on murder charges and Joseph Metz, of Weston, was re-arrested on the charge in January 2014 in connection to the 1999 disappearance of Mary Friend, 46 and Maxine Stalnaker, 69.The men were indicted in the July term of the grand jury on July 15, according to the indictment in Lewis County Circuit Court. Freeman, Metz, 39, and David Hughes, 58, were ...
  • Tucker County Man Facing Sexual Assault Charges

    Tucker County Man Facing Sexual Assault Charges

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:53:06 GMT
    Leonard WilsonLeonard Wilson
    Leonard Wilson, 23, is facing 10 counts of third degree sexual assault, two counts of sexual assault in the second degree and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
    Leonard Wilson, 23, is facing 10 counts of third degree sexual assault, two counts of sexual assault in the second degree and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
  • Morgantown Fugitive Arrested in Philadelphia

    Morgantown Fugitive Arrested in Philadelphia

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:20:55 GMT
    Husain Youngblood | Photo courtesy of FacebookHusain Youngblood | Photo courtesy of Facebook
    U.S. Marshals have arrested a Pennsylvania man wanted on terroristic threats and sexual assault charges in Morgantown.Husain Youngblood, 28, was arrested at approximately 9 a.m. Thursday in Philadelphia. The Morgantown Police Department said Youngblood sexually assaulted a woman in September 2013. Youngblood had been avoiding authorities since he threatened the woman in December 2013, said Assistant Deputy U.S. Marshal Terry Moore.The U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force tracked Y...
    U.S. Marshals have arrested a Pennsylvania man wanted on terroristic threats and sexual assault charges in Morgantown.Husain Youngblood, 28, was arrested at approximately 9 a.m. Thursday in Philadelphia. The Morgantown Police Department said Youngblood sexually assaulted a woman in September 2013. Youngblood had been avoiding authorities since he threatened the woman in December 2013, said Assistant Deputy U.S. Marshal Terry Moore.The U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force tracked Y...
  • 2 Kentucky Men Arrested on Drug Charges in Bridgeport

    2 Kentucky Men Arrested on Drug Charges in Bridgeport

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:17:01 GMT
    The Bridgeport Police Department arrested two people on drug charges near the Meadowbrook exit of Interstate 79 at 11 a.m. Thursday.Police initiated the stop on a black Kia Soul because the driver was speeding, said Lt. M.J. Lemley. During the stop, the driver and passenger raised the suspicion of Officer Toothman and a K-9 officer was dispatched to the scene, along with two members of the Mountaineer Highway Interdiction Team. Officers located 1.5 ounces of hallucinogenic mushrooms, approxim...
    The Bridgeport Police Department arrested two people on drug charges near the Meadowbrook exit of Interstate 79 at 11 a.m. Thursday.Police initiated the stop on a black Kia Soul because the driver was speeding, said Lt. M.J. Lemley. During the stop, the driver and passenger raised the suspicion of Officer Toothman and a K-9 officer was dispatched to the scene, along with two members of the Mountaineer Highway Interdiction Team. Officers located 1.5 ounces of hallucinogenic mushrooms, approxim...
  • Granville Police: Woman Unconscious in Car With Child in Back Seat

    Granville Police: Woman Unconscious in Car With Child in Back Seat

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:58:03 GMT
    Amber KeenerAmber Keener
    Granville Police have arrested a Fairmont woman after she was unconscious in her vehicle with a toddler in the back seat.Police were dispatched to University Town Center drive for a welfare check. Upon arrival, police saw Amber Ann Keener, 25, slumped over in the driver's seat with her head near the gearshift of the vehicle. A young boy was in a car seat in the back seat asleep. Keener woke up and appeared to be very lethargic, according to a criminal complaint filed by Sgt. Brian Hill. Polic...
    Granville Police have arrested a Fairmont woman after she was unconscious in her vehicle with a toddler in the back seat.Police were dispatched to University Town Center drive for a welfare check. Upon arrival, police saw Amber Ann Keener, 25, slumped over in the driver's seat with her head near the gearshift of the vehicle. A young boy was in a car seat in the back seat asleep. Keener woke up and appeared to be very lethargic, according to a criminal complaint filed by Sgt. Brian Hill. Polic...
  • Trial Postponed for Fairmont Man Charged in Locust Avenue Quadruple Homicide

    Trial Postponed for Fairmont Man Charged in Locust Avenue Quadruple Homicide

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:30:35 GMT
    Sidney MullerSidney Muller
    The trial for a Fairmont man charged in a Harrison County quadruple homicide has been postponed.
    The trial for a Fairmont man charged in a Harrison County quadruple homicide has been postponed.
  • High Speed Police Pursuit Ends in Accident on Route 50

    High Speed Police Pursuit Ends in Accident on Route 50

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:17 AM EDT2014-07-17 05:17:12 GMT
    Car Chase in Doddridge CountyCar Chase in Doddridge County
    A high speed car chase in Doddridge County lead to a accident Wednesday night that shut down the westbound lanes of Route 50.
    A high speed car chase in Doddridge County lead to a accident Wednesday night that shut down the westbound lanes of Route 50.
  • WV Fire Commission Responds to City of Clarksburg: Municipalities Can Issue Permits for Building, Construction

    WV Fire Commission Responds to City of Clarksburg: Municipalities Can Issue Permits for Building, Construction

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:54:33 GMT
     The West Virginia Fire Commission has responded to Clarksburg Mayor Cathy Goings in a letter dated July 11 following complaints that the city's code enforcement office had told residents it was unable to grant building permits.
     The West Virginia Fire Commission has responded to Clarksburg Mayor Cathy Goings in a letter dated July 11 following complaints that the city's code enforcement office had told residents it was unable to grant building permits.
  • Upshur County Man Arrested for Possession of 2 Marijuana Plants

    Upshur County Man Arrested for Possession of 2 Marijuana Plants

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:16:04 GMT
    Steven Riffle, 32Steven Riffle, 32
    The Upshur County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Buckhannon man on drug charges.  
    The Upshur County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Buckhannon man on drug charges.  
  • Marion County Man Found With Several Drugs in Possession

    Marion County Man Found With Several Drugs in Possession

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:56:51 GMT
    Jesse Valentine, 32Jesse Valentine, 32
     Deputies said that Jesse Valentine, 32, had the drug Xanax in a small bottle on his keychain. Deputies also found cocaine in his wallet, marijuana, mushrooms, LSD, and THC in his backpack. Valentine remains in North Central Regional Jail. His bail has been set at $150,000.
     Deputies said that Jesse Valentine, 32, had the drug Xanax in a small bottle on his keychain. Deputies also found cocaine in his wallet, marijuana, mushrooms, LSD, and THC in his backpack. Valentine remains in North Central Regional Jail. His bail has been set at $150,000.
  • Shinnston Man Charged with Child Abuse

    Shinnston Man Charged with Child Abuse

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:41:13 GMT
    Ryan Scott LilleyRyan Scott Lilley
    The Shinnston Police Department has arrested man accused of hitting his one-year-old son in the face.Ryan Lilley, 22, of Shinnston, struck the child in the face because he would not stop crying, according to a criminal complaint filed by Patrolman Mark McCullough. 
    The Shinnston Police Department has arrested man accused of hitting his one-year-old son in the face.Ryan Lilley, 22, of Shinnston, struck the child in the face because he would not stop crying, according to a criminal complaint filed by Patrolman Mark McCullough. 
  • Hearing Examiner Appointed to Clarksburg Code Enforcement Complaint

    Hearing Examiner Appointed to Clarksburg Code Enforcement Complaint

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-07-15 16:19:27 GMT
    A hearing examiner has been named to handle a complaint filed by the West Virginia Fire Commission about the city of Clarksburg's Code Enforcement office. 
    A hearing examiner has been named to handle a complaint filed by the West Virginia Fire Commission about the city of Clarksburg's Code Enforcement office. 
  • Trial For Bridgeport Mayor Rescheduled for December

    Trial For Bridgeport Mayor Rescheduled for December

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:34 AM EDT2014-07-15 11:34:51 GMT
    Mario BlountMario Blount
    The trial date for former Bridgeport Best Care pharmacist Mario Blount and his two co-defendants has been rescheduled for December 1. 
    The trial date for former Bridgeport Best Care pharmacist Mario Blount and his two co-defendants has been rescheduled for December 1. 
  • Preston County Man Arrested for DUI Causing Personal Injury

    Preston County Man Arrested for DUI Causing Personal Injury

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:08:57 GMT
    A Preston County man is in jail for DUI charges.The Preston County Sheriff’s Department arrested Christopher Byron Williams, 21, in Terra Alta early Saturday morning.Williams is being charged with DUI causing personal injury, DUI with reckless indifference, and DUI with child endangerment.Williams is in the North Central Regional Jail. Bail is set at $27,000.
    A Preston County man is in jail for DUI charges.The Preston County Sheriff’s Department arrested Christopher Byron Williams, 21, in Terra Alta early Saturday morning.Williams is being charged with DUI causing personal injury, DUI with reckless indifference, and DUI with child endangerment.Williams is in the North Central Regional Jail. Bail is set at $27,000.
  • 16 Indicted by Doddridge County Grand Jury

    16 Indicted by Doddridge County Grand Jury

    Monday, July 14 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-07-14 20:21:11 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    The Doddridge County grand jury has returned indictments against 16 people in the July 2014 term.
    The Doddridge County grand jury has returned indictments against 16 people in the July 2014 term.
  • Marion County Man Accused of Throwing Cat Off Balcony

    Marion County Man Accused of Throwing Cat Off Balcony

    Monday, July 14 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-07-14 16:51:51 GMT
    Charles CrislipCharles Crislip
    The Marion County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Fairmont man on an animal cruelty charge.
    The Marion County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Fairmont man on an animal cruelty charge.
  • Over 200 Marijuana Plants Seized at Sardis-Area Home

    Over 200 Marijuana Plants Seized at Sardis-Area Home

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:37:39 GMT
    The Sheriff’s Departments SWAT team, Patrol Deputies and members of the Natural Resources Police helped the Harrison County Street Crimes and Drug unit seize 234 marijuana plants, Thursday.  
    The Sheriff’s Departments SWAT team, Patrol Deputies and members of the Natural Resources Police helped the Harrison County Street Crimes and Drug unit seize 234 marijuana plants, Thursday.  
  • Morgantown FCI Escapee Eugene Cobbs Pleads Not Guilty in Federal Court

    Morgantown FCI Escapee Eugene Cobbs Pleads Not Guilty in Federal Court

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-07-11 14:40:30 GMT
    A convicted felon known for crash-landing a plane with a quarter-ton of cocaine on board in Wheeling on December 18, 2004 and escaping from a Federal Correctional Institution in Morgantown on April 10, 2013, appeared in Clarksburg federal court Friday.
    A convicted felon known for crash-landing a plane with a quarter-ton of cocaine on board in Wheeling on December 18, 2004 and escaping from a Federal Correctional Institution in Morgantown on April 10, 2013, appeared in Clarksburg federal court Friday.
  • Clarksburg Police Warn Residents About Scam

    Clarksburg Police Warn Residents About Scam

    Thursday, July 10 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-07-10 22:38:56 GMT
    Clarksburg Police want area residents to be aware of a scam targeting people on the east coast.
    Clarksburg Police want area residents to be aware of a scam targeting people on the east coast.
  • Wallace Man Arrested in Connection to Child Drug Overdose

    Wallace Man Arrested in Connection to Child Drug Overdose

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:48:17 GMT
    James McIntireJames McIntire
    West Virginia State Police have arrested a Wallace man in connection to the drug overdose of a 17-month-old child.
    West Virginia State Police have arrested a Wallace man in connection to the drug overdose of a 17-month-old child.
  • UPDATE: Victim Identified in Independence Day Assault

    UPDATE: Victim Identified in Independence Day Assault

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:31:31 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    Sheriff deputies responded to the Morgan's Run area to a report of a man found along the road and unresponsive. The man was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital.
    Sheriff deputies responded to the Morgan's Run area to a report of a man found along the road and unresponsive. The man was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital.
  • Vantrease Granted Parole in 2009 Morgantown Beating

    Vantrease Granted Parole in 2009 Morgantown Beating

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-07-09 18:02:42 GMT
    Austin VantreaseAustin Vantrease
    The West Virginia Parole Board has granted parole to Austin Vantrease, 23, of Delaware. 
    The West Virginia Parole Board has granted parole to Austin Vantrease, 23, of Delaware. 
  • Bridgeport Police Find Blaze Orange Mask Used in White Oak Bank Robbery

    Bridgeport Police Find Blaze Orange Mask Used in White Oak Bank Robbery

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-07-09 17:49:03 GMT
    Police are investigating an armed robbery at Huntington Bank located at White Oaks Monday.
    Police are investigating an armed robbery at Huntington Bank located at White Oaks Monday.
  • Former East Fairmont High School Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sexual Abuse Charges

    Former East Fairmont High School Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sexual Abuse Charges

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-07-09 02:17:21 GMT
    A former East Fairmont High School teacher pleaded guilty to having sex with a student.Michael Waller, 30, of Fairmont, pleaded guilty Monday to sexual abuse by a person in a position of trust to a child.Waller resigned from his position as the driver's ed teacher last year. He will be on home confinement for at least a year.
    A former East Fairmont High School teacher pleaded guilty to having sex with a student.Michael Waller, 30, of Fairmont, pleaded guilty Monday to sexual abuse by a person in a position of trust to a child.Waller resigned from his position as the driver's ed teacher last year. He will be on home confinement for at least a year.
  • State Police Investigate Randolph County Shooting

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-07-08 23:24:17 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    West Virginia State Police are investigating a shooting that happened Tuesday afternoon in a remote area of Randolph County.
    West Virginia State Police are investigating a shooting that happened Tuesday afternoon in a remote area of Randolph County.
  • Arraignments Held in Randolph County Court

    Arraignments Held in Randolph County Court

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-08 21:43:29 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    The arraignments were all part of the grand jury indictments returned during the last court term.
    The arraignments were all part of the grand jury indictments returned during the last court term.
  • Salem City Employee Charged With Providing Cell Phone to Inmate

    Salem City Employee Charged With Providing Cell Phone to Inmate

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-08 18:06:23 GMT
    Gerald BonnellGerald Bonnell
    West Virginia State Police have arrested a Salem manA Salem man working as a road crew supervisor for the city has been accused of providing a Salem Correctional Center inmate with a cell phone.
    West Virginia State Police have arrested a Salem manA Salem man working as a road crew supervisor for the city has been accused of providing a Salem Correctional Center inmate with a cell phone.
  • Lewis County Sheriff's Department Arrests Man with 84 Meth Labs

    Lewis County Sheriff's Department Arrests Man with 84 Meth Labs

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-07-08 15:10:51 GMT
    Nicholas CutlipNicholas Cutlip
    The Lewis County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Weston man after finding 84 meth labs in his Mulberry Avenue home.
    The Lewis County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Weston man after finding 84 meth labs in his Mulberry Avenue home.
  • 12 Arrested In Drug Sweep in Lewis County

    12 Arrested In Drug Sweep in Lewis County

    Monday, July 7 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-07-07 13:18:53 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    Lewis County deputies have arrested 12 people on drug charges.
    Lewis County deputies have arrested 12 people on drug charges.
  • Phone Scam Targets Monongalia County

    Phone Scam Targets Monongalia County

    Thursday, July 3 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-07-03 17:20:26 GMT
    A caller tells residents they've missed jury duty, and must report to the Sheriff's Office parking lot to phone in a prepaid debit card number.
    A caller tells residents they've missed jury duty, and must report to the Sheriff's Office parking lot to phone in a prepaid debit card number.
  • Odor Complaint Leads to Meth Charges for 3 in Upshur County

    Odor Complaint Leads to Meth Charges for 3 in Upshur County

    Thursday, July 3 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-07-03 16:38:33 GMT
    Three people are facing meth charges.
    Three people are facing meth charges.
  • UPDATE: Charges Dropped in Dog Death

    UPDATE: Charges Dropped in Dog Death

    Thursday, July 3 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-07-03 13:47:40 GMT
    A Preston County man is accused of shooting and then beating another man's dog to death.According to court documents, someone heard a gunshot then a dog yelp in the area of Philip Royce's garage in Bruceton Mills. The witness then saw Royce, 33, hit the dog in the head with a shovel, use the shovel to load the dog's body onto a four wheeler and drove away.Deputies charged Philip Royce with animal cruelty.
    A Preston County man is accused of shooting and then beating another man's dog to death.According to court documents, someone heard a gunshot then a dog yelp in the area of Philip Royce's garage in Bruceton Mills. The witness then saw Royce, 33, hit the dog in the head with a shovel, use the shovel to load the dog's body onto a four wheeler and drove away.Deputies charged Philip Royce with animal cruelty.
  • WV Fire Commission Orders Clarksburg Code Enforcement to Stop Operations

    WV Fire Commission Orders Clarksburg Code Enforcement to Stop Operations

    Thursday, July 3 2014 12:32 AM EDT2014-07-03 04:32:51 GMT
    The West Virginia Fire Commission has ordered Clarksburg's Code Enforcement Office cease and desist operations following the Commission's consolidated complaint and notice of hearing against the city. 
    The West Virginia Fire Commission has ordered Clarksburg's Code Enforcement Office cease and desist operations following the Commission's consolidated complaint and notice of hearing against the city. 
  • 3 Plead Guilty to Federal Drug Distribution Charges

    3 Plead Guilty to Federal Drug Distribution Charges

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-07-02 20:06:53 GMT
    Jason MarpleJason Marple
    A man indicted on federal drug charges while working as a Harrison County process server had pleaded guilty in federal court.
    A man indicted on federal drug charges while working as a Harrison County process server had pleaded guilty in federal court.
  • Police: Morgantown Car Crash Injures Unbuckled Child, Driver Arrested

    Police: Morgantown Car Crash Injures Unbuckled Child, Driver Arrested

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-02 17:57:36 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    Morgantown police arrested an alleged drug dealer after they say he crashed his car, injuring a child who wasn't wearing a seatbelt. 
    Morgantown police arrested an alleged drug dealer after they say he crashed his car, injuring a child who wasn't wearing a seatbelt. 
  • Elkins Man Charged with 3rd Degree Sexual Assault of Teenage Girl

    Elkins Man Charged with 3rd Degree Sexual Assault of Teenage Girl

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-07-02 17:52:07 GMT
    Jacob WilliamsJacob Williams
    An Elkins man is behind bars in Tygart Valley Regional Jail and is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. 
    An Elkins man is behind bars in Tygart Valley Regional Jail and is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. 
  • Juveniles in Police Custody Following East Fairmont Junior High School Vandalization

    Juveniles in Police Custody Following East Fairmont Junior High School Vandalization

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-02 15:12:26 GMT
    Two juveniles are in the custody of Fairmont Police after breaking into the East Fairmont Junior High School gymnasium Wednesday morning.
    Two juveniles are in the custody of Fairmont Police after breaking into the East Fairmont Junior High School gymnasium Wednesday morning.
  • Fairmont Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Local Businesses

    Fairmont Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Local Businesses

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-01 20:33:18 GMT
    A Fairmont man has pleaded guilty to breaking into several local businesses and stealing thousands of dollars worth of tools and other goods. Robert Gross, 27, admitted that he, Randy Flickner, and William Chester stole nearly $1,000 from one person, as well as $10,000 worth of items from a number of businesses located in Fairmont. Judge David Janes ordered Gross to pay $3,000 in restitution. Judge Janes also recommended that Gross should be sentenced to one to 10 years in prison for each ...
    A Fairmont man has pleaded guilty to breaking into several local businesses and stealing thousands of dollars worth of tools and other goods. Robert Gross, 27, admitted that he, Randy Flickner, and William Chester stole nearly $1,000 from one person, as well as $10,000 worth of items from a number of businesses located in Fairmont. Judge David Janes ordered Gross to pay $3,000 in restitution. Judge Janes also recommended that Gross should be sentenced to one to 10 years in prison for each ...
  • Randolph County Grand Jury Returns Indictments Against 45 People

    Randolph County Grand Jury Returns Indictments Against 45 People

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-01 20:31:29 GMT
    Daniel DavisDaniel Davis
    A Randolph County grand jury returned indictments against 21 people in the first day of the June 2014 session.
    A Randolph County grand jury returned indictments against 21 people in the first day of the June 2014 session.
  • Florida Man Arrested in Fairmont for Soliciting Residents Without a Permit

    Florida Man Arrested in Fairmont for Soliciting Residents Without a Permit

    Monday, June 30 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-06-30 21:24:09 GMT
    Kevin QuincosaKevin Quincosa
    Fairmont Police have arrested a Homestead, Florida man for soliciting without a permit.Kevin Quincosa, 19, was in the Locust Avenue area of Fairmont selling educational materials without a permit, according to Fairmont Police. 
    Fairmont Police have arrested a Homestead, Florida man for soliciting without a permit.Kevin Quincosa, 19, was in the Locust Avenue area of Fairmont selling educational materials without a permit, according to Fairmont Police. 
  • Bridgeport Man Arrested on Drug Charges

    Bridgeport Man Arrested on Drug Charges

    Monday, June 30 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-06-30 15:46:38 GMT
    Roger Louis Chase OsbornRoger Louis Chase Osborn
    The Harrison County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Bridgeport man on drug charges.
    The Harrison County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Bridgeport man on drug charges.
  • Spelter Woman Charged with Heroin Possession

    Spelter Woman Charged with Heroin Possession

    Monday, June 30 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-06-30 15:40:55 GMT
    Marissa StireMarissa Stire
    West Virginia State Police have arrested a Spelter woman and charged her for being in possession of heroin.
    West Virginia State Police have arrested a Spelter woman and charged her for being in possession of heroin.
  • Shots Fired During Preston County Fight

    Shots Fired During Preston County Fight

    Shots Fired During Preston County Fight

    Monday, June 30 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-06-30 14:32:24 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    It happened at about 6:30 p.m. on Hudson Road. Two people were involved in an altercation, and during the altercation one person brandished a weapon and fired several rounds. 
    It happened at about 6:30 p.m. on Hudson Road. Two people were involved in an altercation, and during the altercation one person brandished a weapon and fired several rounds. 
  • Hazelton Prison Inmate Convicted of Assaulting Correctional Officer

    Hazelton Prison Inmate Convicted of Assaulting Correctional Officer

    Thursday, June 26 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-06-26 20:12:46 GMT
    A federal jury has convicted Edward C. Crow, 44, an inmate at the United States Penitentiary in Hazelton, after a two day trial for the assault of a correctional officer.The jury found that Crow created a spear and stabbed a correctional officer through the food slot in his cell door. The officer suffered from a stab wound to his lower abdomen and was treated at a hospital. Crow was convicted of one count of assaulting a correctional officer resulting in bodily injury and one count of assault...
    A federal jury has convicted Edward C. Crow, 44, an inmate at the United States Penitentiary in Hazelton, after a two day trial for the assault of a correctional officer.The jury found that Crow created a spear and stabbed a correctional officer through the food slot in his cell door. The officer suffered from a stab wound to his lower abdomen and was treated at a hospital. Crow was convicted of one count of assaulting a correctional officer resulting in bodily injury and one count of assault...
  • White Hall Police Arrest Nurse for Fraudulently Using Veteran's Credit Card

    White Hall Police Arrest Nurse for Fraudulently Using Veteran's Credit Card

    Thursday, June 26 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-06-26 19:12:50 GMT
    Georgia WhiteGeorgia White
    The White Hall Police Department has arrested a Shinnston woman and accused her of stealing a veteran's credit card while she was working at the VA Hospital in Clarksburg.Georgia Sue White, 27, tried to purchase items at the White Hall Wal-Mart on four occasions at different registers in the store, according to a criminal complaint. White successfully purchased an item for $158.97 on the victim's credit card and forged a name to the credit card transaction. The victim told police he did not g...
    The White Hall Police Department has arrested a Shinnston woman and accused her of stealing a veteran's credit card while she was working at the VA Hospital in Clarksburg.Georgia Sue White, 27, tried to purchase items at the White Hall Wal-Mart on four occasions at different registers in the store, according to a criminal complaint. White successfully purchased an item for $158.97 on the victim's credit card and forged a name to the credit card transaction. The victim told police he did not g...
  • Fairmont Man Arrested on Meth Charges for the 3rd Time

    Fairmont Man Arrested on Meth Charges for the 3rd Time

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-06-25 17:30:34 GMT
    Timothy SheppardTimothy Sheppard
    A Marion County man is back behind bars after an anonymous tip led to a meth bust in Fairmont.
    A Marion County man is back behind bars after an anonymous tip led to a meth bust in Fairmont.
  • WVU Police Looking For Person of Interest in Theft Case

    WVU Police Looking For Person of Interest in Theft Case

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-06-25 14:33:50 GMT
    Person of Interest. Photo Courtesty of WVU PolicePerson of Interest. Photo Courtesty of WVU Police
    MORGANTOWN- WVU Police look for a person of interest after a wallet was reported stolen on the university's campus last week.Chief Bob Roberts said a wallet was taken from a backpack June 18th at WVU's downtown library location.The victim was not able to identify the person who took the wallet.Roberts said shortly after the wallet was taken, a computer was purchased using the victim's credit card at Best Buy in Morgantown.The stolen card was also used to buy items at the Sheetz gas station in...
    MORGANTOWN- WVU Police look for a person of interest after a wallet was reported stolen on the university's campus last week.Chief Bob Roberts said a wallet was taken from a backpack June 18th at WVU's downtown library location.The victim was not able to identify the person who took the wallet.Roberts said shortly after the wallet was taken, a computer was purchased using the victim's credit card at Best Buy in Morgantown.The stolen card was also used to buy items at the Sheetz gas station in...
  • FCI Morgantown Escapee Cobbs Arrested by Mexican Authorities, Awaiting Extradition to WV

    FCI Morgantown Escapee Cobbs Arrested by Mexican Authorities, Awaiting Extradition to WV

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-06-24 23:30:49 GMT
    Eugene CobbsEugene Cobbs
    A fugitive wanted by the U.S. Marshals in the Northern District of West Virginia for escaping from the Bureau of Prisons facility in Morgantown in 2013 has been returned to the United States from Mexico.Eugene Cobbs was arrested by Mexican authorities without incident Monday in Mexico, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service.Cobbs, 43, escaped from FCI Morgantownon April 10, 2013 and caught a bus to Philadelphia. In September 2013, U.S. Marshals discovered Cobbs had crossed...
    A fugitive wanted by the U.S. Marshals in the Northern District of West Virginia for escaping from the Bureau of Prisons facility in Morgantown in 2013 has been returned to the United States from Mexico.Eugene Cobbs was arrested by Mexican authorities without incident Monday in Mexico, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service.Cobbs, 43, escaped from FCI Morgantownon April 10, 2013 and caught a bus to Philadelphia. In September 2013, U.S. Marshals discovered Cobbs had crossed...
  • 3 Men Sentenced in Nov. 2013 WVU Fraternity Hazing Incident

    3 Men Sentenced in Nov. 2013 WVU Fraternity Hazing Incident

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-06-24 21:33:58 GMT
    A New Jersey man pleaded no contest in connection to a November 2013 hazing incident at West Virginia University's Phi Kappa Psi fraternity on North Spruce Street in Monongalia County Court Tuesday.
    A New Jersey man pleaded no contest in connection to a November 2013 hazing incident at West Virginia University's Phi Kappa Psi fraternity on North Spruce Street in Monongalia County Court Tuesday.
  • Mother, Son Arrested on Drug Charges in Taylor County

    Mother, Son Arrested on Drug Charges in Taylor County

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-06-24 13:24:57 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    The Taylor County Sheriff's Department said deputies were aware of illegal drug activity at the home of Christopher McCauley, as a result of an ongoing investigation into the manufacture of methamphetamine.McCauley's mother, Rebecca Payne, admitted to purchasing pseudoephedrine at the Rite Aid in Bridgeport for her son's use.
    The Taylor County Sheriff's Department said deputies were aware of illegal drug activity at the home of Christopher McCauley, as a result of an ongoing investigation into the manufacture of methamphetamine.McCauley's mother, Rebecca Payne, admitted to purchasing pseudoephedrine at the Rite Aid in Bridgeport for her son's use.
  • Morgantown Police Looking For Armed Robbery Suspects

    Morgantown Police Looking For Armed Robbery Suspects

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-06-24 10:43:37 GMT
    Morgantown RobberyMorgantown Robbery
    The Morgantown Police Department is searching for two suspects involved in an armed robbery Monday night.
    The Morgantown Police Department is searching for two suspects involved in an armed robbery Monday night.
  • UPDATE: Fairmont General Hospital Sale Approved in Bankruptcy Court

    UPDATE: Fairmont General Hospital Sale Approved in Bankruptcy Court

    Monday, June 23 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-06-24 02:40:58 GMT
    A federal agency could interfere with the pending sale of Fairmont General Hospital out of bankruptcy, just days before the sale was expected to close.
    A federal agency could interfere with the pending sale of Fairmont General Hospital out of bankruptcy, just days before the sale was expected to close.
  • UPDATE: Morgantown Shooting Victim Released from the Hospital

    UPDATE: Morgantown Shooting Victim Released from the Hospital

    Monday, June 23 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-06-23 16:41:26 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    Pearl William Riggleman, 42, was charged with malicious wounding and felony possession of a firearm. Riggleman was transported to the North Central Regional Jail.
    Pearl William Riggleman, 42, was charged with malicious wounding and felony possession of a firearm. Riggleman was transported to the North Central Regional Jail.
  • U.S.-Marshals-Pennsylvania-Couple-Marion-County-Heroin

    U.S. Marshals Arrest Pennsylvania Couple in Marion County on Heroin Charges

    U.S. Marshals Arrest Pennsylvania Couple in Marion County on Heroin Charges

    Monday, June 23 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-06-23 13:24:49 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    Fisher and Meckling were wanted for possession with intent to distribute heroin in Beaver, Pa. Fisher and Meckling had been avoiding authorities in that state since May. 
    Fisher and Meckling were wanted for possession with intent to distribute heroin in Beaver, Pa. Fisher and Meckling had been avoiding authorities in that state since May. 
  • Weston Woman Arrested on Child Neglect Charge

    Weston Woman Arrested on Child Neglect Charge

    Thursday, June 19 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-06-19 19:37:57 GMT
    Crystal RiffleCrystal Riffle
    The Lewis County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Weston woman and charged her with child neglect creating risk of injury.
    The Lewis County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Weston woman and charged her with child neglect creating risk of injury.
  • 2 Arrested on Meth Charges in Marion County

    2 Arrested on Meth Charges in Marion County

    Thursday, June 19 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-06-19 16:55:27 GMT
    James SicklesJames Sickles
    The Marion County Sheriff's Department has arrested two men on meth charges.
    The Marion County Sheriff's Department has arrested two men on meth charges.
  • State Police: Suspected Robber Hit Man With Baseball Bat in Monongalia County

    State Police: Suspected Robber Hit Man With Baseball Bat in Monongalia County

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-06-19 00:15:22 GMT
    West Virginia State Police arrested a man suspected to be involved in a armed robbery early Wednesday morning.
    West Virginia State Police arrested a man suspected to be involved in a armed robbery early Wednesday morning.
  • Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in Upshur County Man's Murder Trial

    Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in Upshur County Man's Murder Trial

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-06-18 22:46:12 GMT
    Jesse HeaterJesse Heater
    The trial of an Upshur County man accused of murder got underway on Monday in Buckhannon.
    The trial of an Upshur County man accused of murder got underway on Monday in Buckhannon.
  • 2 Suspects Arrested For False Report of Robbery at Sabraton Restaurant

    2 Suspects Arrested For False Report of Robbery at Sabraton Restaurant

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-06-18 20:27:13 GMT
    Just after 8 a.m. on Wednesday, the Morgantown Police responded to a reported “robbery” call at the Long John Silvers location on Earl L Core Road in Sabraton.
    Just after 8 a.m. on Wednesday, the Morgantown Police responded to a reported “robbery” call at the Long John Silvers location on Earl L Core Road in Sabraton.
  • Federal Grand Jury in Elkins Returns Indictments for 6 Cases

    Federal Grand Jury in Elkins Returns Indictments for 6 Cases

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-06-18 19:35:23 GMT
    A federal grand jury in Elkins returned indictments from six cases on Tuesday, June 17.
    A federal grand jury in Elkins returned indictments from six cases on Tuesday, June 17.
  • Tucker County Man Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

    Tucker County Man Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-06-18 13:33:28 GMT
    A Tucker County man is behind bars on sexual assault charges.

    Parsons Police Department said Corey Cochran, 20, of Parsons was arrested on a Felony for Sexual Assault in the First Degree. 
    A Tucker County man is behind bars on sexual assault charges.

    Parsons Police Department said Corey Cochran, 20, of Parsons was arrested on a Felony for Sexual Assault in the First Degree. 
  • Morgantown Woman Accused of Killing Man in Hit and Run Appears in Court

    Morgantown Woman Accused of Killing Man in Hit and Run Appears in Court

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-06-17 21:06:44 GMT
    A Morgantown woman accused of hitting and killing a man with her care and driving away was in court on Tuesday afternoon.
    A Morgantown woman accused of hitting and killing a man with her care and driving away was in court on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Preston County Prosecutor Assigned to Fairmont Shooting Case Involving 11-year-old Boy

    Preston County Prosecutor Assigned to Fairmont Shooting Case Involving 11-year-old Boy

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-06-17 18:07:32 GMT
    Marion County Prosecuting Attorney Patrick Wilson has recused himself from a case involving the shooting of an 11-year-old boy in Fairmont on April 9.
    Marion County Prosecuting Attorney Patrick Wilson has recused himself from a case involving the shooting of an 11-year-old boy in Fairmont on April 9.
  • Bridgeport Vietnam Veteran Pleads Not Guilty to Falsely Claiming Disability Benefits

    Bridgeport Vietnam Veteran Pleads Not Guilty to Falsely Claiming Disability Benefits

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-06-17 15:07:45 GMT
    A Bridgeport man charged with falsely claiming Veterans Administration (VA) disability benefits pleaded not guilty in federal court Tuesday.Thomas Cueto, 65, served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1972, including time spent in Vietnam, and was awarded disability benefits in 1999 for service-connected post-traumatic stress disorder.
    A Bridgeport man charged with falsely claiming Veterans Administration (VA) disability benefits pleaded not guilty in federal court Tuesday.Thomas Cueto, 65, served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1972, including time spent in Vietnam, and was awarded disability benefits in 1999 for service-connected post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Las Trancas Mexican Cuisine Ordered to Pay More Than $300k in Back Wages

    Las Trancas Mexican Cuisine Ordered to Pay More Than $300k in Back Wages

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-06-17 13:10:35 GMT
    The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division's Pittsburgh District Office has ordered Vienna, West Virginia based restaurant Las Trancas Mexican Cuisine to pay more than $300,000 in back wages to 36 workers.
    The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division's Pittsburgh District Office has ordered Vienna, West Virginia based restaurant Las Trancas Mexican Cuisine to pay more than $300,000 in back wages to 36 workers.
  • Lumberport Man to Spend up to 300 Years in Prison on Sexual Abuse Charges

    Lumberport Man to Spend up to 300 Years in Prison on Sexual Abuse Charges

    Monday, June 16 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-06-16 16:07:42 GMT
    Michael CorriveauMichael Corriveau
    A Lumberport man convicted of sexually abusing two female children will spend up to 300 years in prison.
    A Lumberport man convicted of sexually abusing two female children will spend up to 300 years in prison.
  • 2 Men Sentenced in Abduction, Assault of Taylor County Teen

    2 Men Sentenced in Abduction, Assault of Taylor County Teen

    Monday, June 16 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-06-16 14:47:46 GMT
    Lewis DaileyLewis Dailey
    A Kentucky man convicted of the sexual assault of a Taylor County teenager was sentenced in Harrison County court Monday.
    A Kentucky man convicted of the sexual assault of a Taylor County teenager was sentenced in Harrison County court Monday.
  • UPDATE: 2 Arrested After Meth Lab Bust in Fairmont

    UPDATE: 2 Arrested After Meth Lab Bust in Fairmont

    Saturday, June 14 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-06-15 00:17:28 GMT
    Sheriff deputies discovered the lab through an anonymous tip.
    Sheriff deputies discovered the lab through an anonymous tip.
  • ATM Ripped from a Morgantown Bank; State Police Investigate

    ATM Ripped from a Morgantown Bank; State Police Investigate

    Friday, June 13 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-06-14 01:36:36 GMT
    West Virginia State Police in Monongalia County are looking for the suspect that used a backhoe to rip an ATM out of a Morgantown bank Friday morning.
    West Virginia State Police in Monongalia County are looking for the suspect that used a backhoe to rip an ATM out of a Morgantown bank Friday morning.
  • Convicted Murderer, Sex Offender Facing Attempted Murder Charges

    Convicted Murderer, Sex Offender Facing Attempted Murder Charges

    Friday, June 13 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-06-13 17:42:27 GMT
    Joseph Allen GarrettJoseph Allen Garrett
    A convicted murderer and sex offender from Haywood, Harrison County has been charged with multiple felonies after shooting a short-barreled shotgun at four people, according to court documents filed by Harrison County Sheriff's Department Lt. Pat McCarty.
    A convicted murderer and sex offender from Haywood, Harrison County has been charged with multiple felonies after shooting a short-barreled shotgun at four people, according to court documents filed by Harrison County Sheriff's Department Lt. Pat McCarty.
  • Morgantown Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

    Morgantown Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

    Friday, June 13 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-06-13 16:21:53 GMT
    David Ray Clelland, 28, of Morgantown, is accused of having at least 20 child pornography videos on his laptop computer.
    David Ray Clelland, 28, of Morgantown, is accused of having at least 20 child pornography videos on his laptop computer.
  • Harrison County Man Arrested On Child Abuse Charges

    Harrison County Man Arrested On Child Abuse Charges

    Friday, June 13 2014 6:38 AM EDT2014-06-13 10:38:57 GMT
    Michael BorosMichael Boros
    A Harrison County man is behind bars on sexual abuse charges.
    A Harrison County man is behind bars on sexual abuse charges.
  • Lewis County Man Arrested On Drug Charges

    Lewis County Man Arrested On Drug Charges

    Thursday, June 12 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-06-12 23:46:25 GMT
    The Lewis County Sheriff's Department has arrested a man on drug charges.Deputies said Phoenix Jenkins sold hydrocodone and marijuana to an undercover officer. They also found marijuana in Jenkins' vehicle. Jenkins is charged with delivery of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver.
    The Lewis County Sheriff's Department has arrested a man on drug charges.Deputies said Phoenix Jenkins sold hydrocodone and marijuana to an undercover officer. They also found marijuana in Jenkins' vehicle. Jenkins is charged with delivery of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver.
  • Doddridge County Man Arrested on Marijuana Charge

    Doddridge County Man Arrested on Marijuana Charge

    Thursday, June 12 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-06-12 17:03:52 GMT
    The Doddridge County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Greenwood man on a marijuana charge.
    The Doddridge County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Greenwood man on a marijuana charge.
  • Christopher Sheppard Pleads Guilty in Child Death

    Christopher Sheppard Pleads Guilty in Child Death

    Thursday, June 12 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-06-12 15:11:41 GMT
    A Harrison County man will go to prison for his role in the death of a child. Christopher Sheppard pleaded guilty to one charge of child abuse resulting in death in Lewis County Circuit Court this morning.
    A Harrison County man will go to prison for his role in the death of a child. Christopher Sheppard pleaded guilty to one charge of child abuse resulting in death in Lewis County Circuit Court this morning.
  • Morgantown Police: Bomb Threat Calls Around WV Originate from Overseas

    Morgantown Police: Bomb Threat Calls Around WV Originate from Overseas

    Thursday, June 12 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-06-12 14:14:42 GMT
    There have been multiple bomb threats phoned into local businesses around West Virginia recently, including the Dollar General on High Street in Morgantown, CVS Pharmacy locations in Sabraton, Fairmont, and Charleston.
    There have been multiple bomb threats phoned into local businesses around West Virginia recently, including the Dollar General on High Street in Morgantown, CVS Pharmacy locations in Sabraton, Fairmont, and Charleston.
  • 2 Arrested in Harrison County On Drug Charges After Month Long Investigation

    2 Arrested in Harrison County On Drug Charges After Month Long Investigation

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-06-12 02:31:07 GMT
    The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant Wednesday, on Clay Street in Clarksburg.
    The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant Wednesday, on Clay Street in Clarksburg.
  • 2 Marion County Men Arraigned For Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse Charges

    2 Marion County Men Arraigned For Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse Charges

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-06-11 21:13:34 GMT
    Charles DrayCharles Dray
    A Marion County man accused of second degree sexual assault appeared in court on Wednesday for his arraignment. Fairmont Police said Paul Warren sexually assaulted a female relative over the course of 7 years, beginning when the girl was 8-years-old. The girl told police that the incidents happened more than 20 times. On Wednesday, Warren plead not guilty to the charges in front of Judge Fred Fox. His trial is set for July 30. Also appearing in court for his arraignment was a Marion County ...
    A Marion County man accused of second degree sexual assault appeared in court on Wednesday for his arraignment. Fairmont Police said Paul Warren sexually assaulted a female relative over the course of 7 years, beginning when the girl was 8-years-old. The girl told police that the incidents happened more than 20 times. On Wednesday, Warren plead not guilty to the charges in front of Judge Fred Fox. His trial is set for July 30. Also appearing in court for his arraignment was a Marion County ...
  • Taylor County Man Arrested On Animal Cruelty Charges

    Taylor County Man Arrested On Animal Cruelty Charges

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-06-11 19:04:52 GMT
    A Taylor County man is behind bars on animal cruelty charges. Taylor County Sheriff Terring Skinner said Luke Brown, 29, of Flemington brutally beat a beagle with a hammer, causing severe injuries. Animal Control and the Sheriff's Department took the beagle to a nearby vet where he had to be put down. The Taylor County Sheriff's Department seized a second dog and a cat from the property. Brown is facing animal cruelty charges and is being held in the North Central Regional Jail on $5,000 ba...
    A Taylor County man is behind bars on animal cruelty charges. Taylor County Sheriff Terring Skinner said Luke Brown, 29, of Flemington brutally beat a beagle with a hammer, causing severe injuries. Animal Control and the Sheriff's Department took the beagle to a nearby vet where he had to be put down. The Taylor County Sheriff's Department seized a second dog and a cat from the property. Brown is facing animal cruelty charges and is being held in the North Central Regional Jail on $5,000 ba...
  • Mother and Son Convicted on Drug Charges in Connection to Bridgeport Pain Clinic

    Mother and Son Convicted on Drug Charges in Connection to Bridgeport Pain Clinic

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-06-11 18:00:07 GMT
    A mother and son were convicted on Wednesday in connection for a West Virginia physician alleged to have given prescriptions for non-medical purposes. 
    A mother and son were convicted on Wednesday in connection for a West Virginia physician alleged to have given prescriptions for non-medical purposes.