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  • Authorities Execute Drug Raid in Clarksburg, 2 Behind Bars

    Authorities Execute Drug Raid in Clarksburg, 2 Behind Bars

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:58:12 GMT
    Drug Raid in ClarksburgDrug Raid in Clarksburg
    Clarksburg, W.Va. - Two people were arrested Tuesday after authorities executed a drug raid at a home in Harrison County.
    Clarksburg, W.Va. - Two people were arrested Tuesday after authorities executed a drug raid at a home in Harrison County.
  • BREAKING: WV Department of Education Shuts Down Miracle Meadows School

    BREAKING: WV Department of Education Shuts Down Miracle Meadows School

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:51:51 GMT
    The revocation comes after a teacher was arrested and accused of choking a student.
    The revocation comes after a teacher was arrested and accused of choking a student.
  • Special Judicial Counsel Recommends Judge Jaymie Wilfong Be Suspended Without Pay For 4 Years

    Special Judicial Counsel Recommends Judge Jaymie Wilfong Be Suspended Without Pay For 4 Years

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:22:41 GMT
    Judge Jaymie WilfongJudge Jaymie Wilfong
    The 37-page brief was released on Tuesday. Wilfong took the stand before the West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission on Aug. 11 to explain her extra-marital affair with Travis Carter, former director of the North Central Community Corrections Program.
    The 37-page brief was released on Tuesday. Wilfong took the stand before the West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission on Aug. 11 to explain her extra-marital affair with Travis Carter, former director of the North Central Community Corrections Program.
  • Elkins-High-School-Vandalized

    Police Have Leads in Elkins High School Vandalism Investigation

    Police Have Leads in Elkins High School Vandalism Investigation

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:46:37 GMT
    The vandals used spray paint to deface several places of the school with numbers and offensive language on Saturday.
    The vandals used spray paint to deface several places of the school with numbers and offensive language on Saturday.
  • Man Arrested in Clarksburg Shooting, 2 Remain Hospitalized

    Man Arrested in Clarksburg Shooting, 2 Remain Hospitalized

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:45:13 GMT
    Scene of Shooting in Downtown ClarksburgScene of Shooting in Downtown Clarksburg
    The Clarksburg Police Department has arrested Donald R. Jordan, 25 of Columbus, Ohio, and charged him with two counts of wanton endangerment following a Wednesday morning shooting on Jackson Avenue in Clarksburg. Additional criminal charges in the case are pending. 
    The Clarksburg Police Department has arrested Donald R. Jordan, 25 of Columbus, Ohio, and charged him with two counts of wanton endangerment following a Wednesday morning shooting on Jackson Avenue in Clarksburg. Additional criminal charges in the case are pending. 
  • Morgantown Police Respond to Armed Robbery on Demain Avenue

    Morgantown Police Respond to Armed Robbery on Demain Avenue

    Sunday, August 17 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-08-17 19:09:20 GMT
    Officers of the Morgantown Police Department responded to an armed robbery on Demain Avenue just after 12:30 Sunday morning.A male suspect pulled a gun out and demanded the victim's valuables.
    Officers of the Morgantown Police Department responded to an armed robbery on Demain Avenue just after 12:30 Sunday morning.A male suspect pulled a gun out and demanded the victim's valuables.
  • Fairmont Senior High School Graduate Dead Following Morgantown Stabbing, Suspect Arrested

    Fairmont Senior High School Graduate Dead Following Morgantown Stabbing, Suspect Arrested

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-08-15 19:46:30 GMT
    Chestnut Street reported stabbingChestnut Street reported stabbing
    According to Mecca 911 officials, authorities responded to the scene of a reported stabbing Thursday morning in Morgantown.
    According to Mecca 911 officials, authorities responded to the scene of a reported stabbing Thursday morning in Morgantown.
  • 4 Arrested on Meth Charges in Webster County

    4 Arrested on Meth Charges in Webster County

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:03:43 GMT
    George KnappGeorge Knapp
    West Virginia State Police in Webster County have arrested four people on meth related charges.George Alfred Knapp, 47, April Dawn Hamrick, 41, Richard Dale Brammer, 49, and Patricia Ann Palmer, 56, are each charged with conspiracy, possession of precursors to make meth, and operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab.Knapp, Hamrick, Brammer, and Palmer are each being held in Central Regional Jail. Bail has not been set.
    West Virginia State Police in Webster County have arrested four people on meth related charges.George Alfred Knapp, 47, April Dawn Hamrick, 41, Richard Dale Brammer, 49, and Patricia Ann Palmer, 56, are each charged with conspiracy, possession of precursors to make meth, and operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab.Knapp, Hamrick, Brammer, and Palmer are each being held in Central Regional Jail. Bail has not been set.
  • Man Convicted of Murdering Joshua Oberg Sentenced

    Man Convicted of Murdering Joshua Oberg Sentenced

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:17:05 GMT
    A man convicted of killing Joshua Oberg and concealing his body was sentenced today.  
    A man convicted of killing Joshua Oberg and concealing his body was sentenced today.  
  • Marion County Woman Pleads Guilty to Child Neglect Resulting in Death

    Marion County Woman Pleads Guilty to Child Neglect Resulting in Death

    Thursday, August 14 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-08-14 18:09:20 GMT
    Brittany EdgellBrittany Edgell
    A Marion County woman has pleaded guilty to child neglect resulting in death.Brittany Edgell, 24, is charged with the April 12 death of her 2-year-old daughter after waking up to learn that she had ingested Tramadol. Edgell testified that she "took matters into her own hands" instead of seeking help. Edgell told the court Thursday that she gave her daughter a bath, let her continue to vomit, and put her to bed. Edgell said she found the child not breathing approximately five hours later.Andre...
    A Marion County woman has pleaded guilty to child neglect resulting in death.Brittany Edgell, 24, is charged with the April 12 death of her 2-year-old daughter after waking up to learn that she had ingested Tramadol. Edgell testified that she "took matters into her own hands" instead of seeking help. Edgell told the court Thursday that she gave her daughter a bath, let her continue to vomit, and put her to bed. Edgell said she found the child not breathing approximately five hours later.Andre...
  • 2 Sentenced in February 2011 Lewis County Child Death

    2 Sentenced in February 2011 Lewis County Child Death

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-08-14 14:24:33 GMT
    Christopher SheppardChristopher Sheppard
    Judge John Henning has sentenced a pair for their role in the February 2011 death of a 14-month-old boy.
    Judge John Henning has sentenced a pair for their role in the February 2011 death of a 14-month-old boy.
  • Teen Convicted of Murder Responds to Lawsuit Filed by the Neese Family

    Teen Convicted of Murder Responds to Lawsuit Filed by the Neese Family

    Thursday, August 14 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-08-14 12:18:44 GMT
    Shelia Eddy responded to Dave and Mary Neese's lawsuit this week.  
    Shelia Eddy responded to Dave and Mary Neese's lawsuit this week.  
  • Man Faces Burglary and Abduction Charges After Morgantown Break-In

    Man Faces Burglary and Abduction Charges After Morgantown Break-In

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:00:15 GMT
    A 25-year-old Morgantown man is in jail after police found him covered in blood, inside a woman's apartment. Just before 3:00 a.m. Wednesday, Morgantown Police were called to a burglary in progress at 175 Walnut St. The woman in the apartment told 911 dispatchers that a man had broken into her apartment and had crawled on top of her in bed. The woman was able to get away from the man and barricade herself in another room, police said.Officers forced their way into the apartment and found the ...
    A 25-year-old Morgantown man is in jail after police found him covered in blood, inside a woman's apartment. Just before 3:00 a.m. Wednesday, Morgantown Police were called to a burglary in progress at 175 Walnut St. The woman in the apartment told 911 dispatchers that a man had broken into her apartment and had crawled on top of her in bed. The woman was able to get away from the man and barricade herself in another room, police said.Officers forced their way into the apartment and found the ...
  • Clarksburg Police Work To Identify Driver in Wal-Mart Hit and Run

    Clarksburg Police Work To Identify Driver in Wal-Mart Hit and Run

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:54:01 GMT
    Anyone who can identify the driver is asked to call Clarksburg Police.
    Anyone who can identify the driver is asked to call Clarksburg Police.
  • Ohio Man Pleads Not Guilty in 1999 Jane Lew Murder

    Ohio Man Pleads Not Guilty in 1999 Jane Lew Murder

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:06:32 GMT
    Charles FreemanCharles Freeman
    An Archbold, Ohio man has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in connection to the 1999 disappearance of Mary Friend, 46 and Maxine Stalnaker, 69.Charles Steven Freeman, 51, was extradited from Ohio to West Virginia last week after being indicted on murder charges in the July 2014 term of the Lewis County grand jury. Joseph Metz, 39, the son of Mary Friend and grandson of Maxine Stalnaker, was also indicted. He pleaded not guilty to the charges at his arraignment.A third man charged in the c...
    An Archbold, Ohio man has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in connection to the 1999 disappearance of Mary Friend, 46 and Maxine Stalnaker, 69.Charles Steven Freeman, 51, was extradited from Ohio to West Virginia last week after being indicted on murder charges in the July 2014 term of the Lewis County grand jury. Joseph Metz, 39, the son of Mary Friend and grandson of Maxine Stalnaker, was also indicted. He pleaded not guilty to the charges at his arraignment.A third man charged in the c...
  • WV Division of Highways Supervisor Pleads Guilty to Lying to Federal Investigator

    WV Division of Highways Supervisor Pleads Guilty to Lying to Federal Investigator

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:35:08 GMT
    Matthew Tuttle, 38, of Buckhannon, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to making a false statement to a federal agent in connection to an ongoing investigation at the Equipment Division of the West Virginia Division of Highways, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld's office.
    Matthew Tuttle, 38, of Buckhannon, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to making a false statement to a federal agent in connection to an ongoing investigation at the Equipment Division of the West Virginia Division of Highways, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld's office.
  • Worthington Man Charged with Child Neglect

    Worthington Man Charged with Child Neglect

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-08-13 14:19:32 GMT
    Kenneth SinesKenneth Sines
    The Marion County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Worthington man on child neglect charges.Kenneth Dale Sines, Jr., 41, is accused of beating a 6-year-old boy with a leather belt several times. The boy suffered from swelling, bleeding, and bruising on his body, according to a criminal complaint filed by Deputy Brian Speakman. Sines is charged with two counts of child neglect resulting in injury.Sines is being held in North Central Regional Jail in lieu of $300,000 bail.
    The Marion County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Worthington man on child neglect charges.Kenneth Dale Sines, Jr., 41, is accused of beating a 6-year-old boy with a leather belt several times. The boy suffered from swelling, bleeding, and bruising on his body, according to a criminal complaint filed by Deputy Brian Speakman. Sines is charged with two counts of child neglect resulting in injury.Sines is being held in North Central Regional Jail in lieu of $300,000 bail.
  • Special Prosecutor: No Charges in April 9 Shooting Involving 11-year-old in Fairmont

    Special Prosecutor: No Charges in April 9 Shooting Involving 11-year-old in Fairmont

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-08-12 14:33:26 GMT
    The special prosecutor for a case involving an April 9 shooting of an 11-year-old Fairmont boy has determined that there is not sufficient evidence to file charges in the case.At approximately 8 p.m. On April 9, Carter Ciemania, 11, was playing with his 13-year-old brother in their bedroom. Ciemania suffered from a single gunshot wound to his head from a Ruger LCP .380 caliber automatic pistol. The boys' mother and two other siblings were home at the time, but in different rooms of the house,...
    The special prosecutor for a case involving an April 9 shooting of an 11-year-old Fairmont boy has determined that there is not sufficient evidence to file charges in the case.At approximately 8 p.m. On April 9, Carter Ciemania, 11, was playing with his 13-year-old brother in their bedroom. Ciemania suffered from a single gunshot wound to his head from a Ruger LCP .380 caliber automatic pistol. The boys' mother and two other siblings were home at the time, but in different rooms of the house,...
  • Union PSD Official Cited by WV Ethics Commission

    Union PSD Official Cited by WV Ethics Commission

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:45:53 GMT
    The West Virginia Ethics Commission has cited a Union Public Service District official in Buckhannon for selling PSD-owned equipment on eBay.Earl R. Burks sold a John Deere generator belonging to the PSD for $9,000 and attempted to sell other equipment on the website, according to a filing from the W.Va. Ethics Commission. Burks served as the assistant general manager and later became the general manager of the PSD. After commissioners for the PSD learned about the scheme, items that had bee...
    The West Virginia Ethics Commission has cited a Union Public Service District official in Buckhannon for selling PSD-owned equipment on eBay.Earl R. Burks sold a John Deere generator belonging to the PSD for $9,000 and attempted to sell other equipment on the website, according to a filing from the W.Va. Ethics Commission. Burks served as the assistant general manager and later became the general manager of the PSD. After commissioners for the PSD learned about the scheme, items that had bee...
  • Randolph County Sheriff's Department Investigating Self-Inflicted Shooting

    Randolph County Sheriff's Department Investigating Self-Inflicted Shooting

    Monday, August 11 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-08-11 17:41:15 GMT
    The Randolph County Sheriff's Department is investigating a report of a shooting near the Elkins courthouse.It happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. Monday. The sheriff's department said further information would be released following the investigation.12 News has a photographer en route to the scene. Check back for updates.
    The Randolph County Sheriff's Department is investigating a report of a shooting near the Elkins courthouse.It happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. Monday. The sheriff's department said further information would be released following the investigation.12 News has a photographer en route to the scene. Check back for updates.
  • Morgantown, WV FCI Escapee Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to Additional Prison Time

    Morgantown, WV FCI Escapee Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to Additional Prison Time

    Monday, August 11 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-08-11 17:10:46 GMT
    Eugene CobbsEugene Cobbs
    Eugene Nicholas Cobbs escaped from FCI Morgantown on April 10, 2013 and caught a bus to Philadelphia, said U.S. Marshals. Cobbs used false names and was elusive in his behavior, but in September 2013, U.S. Marshals learned that he had crossed the border into Mexico.
    Eugene Nicholas Cobbs escaped from FCI Morgantown on April 10, 2013 and caught a bus to Philadelphia, said U.S. Marshals. Cobbs used false names and was elusive in his behavior, but in September 2013, U.S. Marshals learned that he had crossed the border into Mexico.
  • 3-year-old Released from Hospital Following Self-inflicted Gunshot Wound

    3-year-old Released from Hospital Following Self-inflicted Gunshot Wound

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:38 AM EDT2014-08-11 13:38:35 GMT
    A 3-year-old boy was taken to the hospital Thursday morning after a accidental shooting in Harrison County.
    A 3-year-old boy was taken to the hospital Thursday morning after a accidental shooting in Harrison County.
  • Weston Woman Arrested for Fraudulently Trying to Obtain Prescription

    Weston Woman Arrested for Fraudulently Trying to Obtain Prescription

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-08-06 18:46:29 GMT
    Lisa SorgLisa Sorg
    West Virginia State Police have charged a Weston woman with fraudulently trying to obtain a prescription.Lisa Marie Sorg, 30, is accused of trying to fill a voided prescription for hydrocodone. State police said Sorg had an existing prescription for the drug, which she said she received on July 18, 2014. She said she received 90 pills, which is a 30 day supply. Sorg said the prescription was entirely consumed by July 29, 2014, against the prescribed directions, said the criminal complaint. St...
    West Virginia State Police have charged a Weston woman with fraudulently trying to obtain a prescription.Lisa Marie Sorg, 30, is accused of trying to fill a voided prescription for hydrocodone. State police said Sorg had an existing prescription for the drug, which she said she received on July 18, 2014. She said she received 90 pills, which is a 30 day supply. Sorg said the prescription was entirely consumed by July 29, 2014, against the prescribed directions, said the criminal complaint. St...
  • Clarksburg Man Charged with DUI, Child Neglect

    Clarksburg Man Charged with DUI, Child Neglect

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-08-06 17:36:31 GMT
    Jeremy BelcherJeremy Belcher
    Clarksburg Police have arrested a Clarksburg man accused of being passed out behind the wheel of a car.Clarksburg Police were dispatched to Duncan Avenue for a complaint about a man being passed out behind the wheel of a car. Police saw a green car sitting partially in the road and a man crossing the street who smelled strongly of alcohol. Police said Jeremy Shane Belcher, 38, had an open bottle of Black Velvet whiskey in his front pocket. Police saw Belcher's children running up the street a...
    Clarksburg Police have arrested a Clarksburg man accused of being passed out behind the wheel of a car.Clarksburg Police were dispatched to Duncan Avenue for a complaint about a man being passed out behind the wheel of a car. Police saw a green car sitting partially in the road and a man crossing the street who smelled strongly of alcohol. Police said Jeremy Shane Belcher, 38, had an open bottle of Black Velvet whiskey in his front pocket. Police saw Belcher's children running up the street a...
  • Clarksburg Police: Man Asleep in Vehicle, Child Screaming in Back Seat

    Clarksburg Police: Man Asleep in Vehicle, Child Screaming in Back Seat

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-08-06 14:29:47 GMT
    Jamey HickmanJamey Hickman
    The Clarksburg Police Department has arrested a Jacksonburg man and charged him with DUI and child neglect.Upon arrival, police saw Jamey Hickman, 29, asleep in the driver seat of a vehicle parked in the Rosebud Plaza parking lot. A small child was in the back and was screaming and crying, said a criminal complaint filed by Clarksburg Police. Police saw drug paraphenalia on Hickman's lap and knives on the back seat near the child.Witnesses attempted to wake up Hickman, said the complaint, but...
    The Clarksburg Police Department has arrested a Jacksonburg man and charged him with DUI and child neglect.Upon arrival, police saw Jamey Hickman, 29, asleep in the driver seat of a vehicle parked in the Rosebud Plaza parking lot. A small child was in the back and was screaming and crying, said a criminal complaint filed by Clarksburg Police. Police saw drug paraphenalia on Hickman's lap and knives on the back seat near the child.Witnesses attempted to wake up Hickman, said the complaint, but...
  • Lewis County Sheriff's Department Charges Ireland Man in Major Drug Bust

    Lewis County Sheriff's Department Charges Ireland Man in Major Drug Bust

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-08-06 13:59:27 GMT
    Darley McCrayDarley McCray
    The Lewis County Sheriff's Department is looking for an Ireland man following a drug raid at his home.Darley McCray is wanted on five felony drug offenses and one misdemeanor firearm charge, said Sheriff Adam Gissy. A large amount of drugs and cash in McCray's home were found as a result of an investigation involving a confidential informant."McCray could easily be considered one of the largest drug dealers in our county, and quite possibly within a tri-county region in Lewis, Upshur, and Bra...
    The Lewis County Sheriff's Department is looking for an Ireland man following a drug raid at his home.Darley McCray is wanted on five felony drug offenses and one misdemeanor firearm charge, said Sheriff Adam Gissy. A large amount of drugs and cash in McCray's home were found as a result of an investigation involving a confidential informant."McCray could easily be considered one of the largest drug dealers in our county, and quite possibly within a tri-county region in Lewis, Upshur, and Bra...
  • Upshur County Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Aunt, Attempted Murder of Uncle

    Upshur County Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Aunt, Attempted Murder of Uncle

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-08-05 17:27:16 GMT
    Howard JennerHoward Jenner
    An Upshur County man convicted of murder will spend his life behind bars.Howard Clarence Jenner was convicted of the December 2011 shooting death of his aunt, Beni Truax, and in the attempted murder of his uncle, Sherman Truax.Judge Kurt Hall sentenced Jenner to life in prison without parole. Jenner will also spend between 3 and 15 years in prison for the attempted murder charge and 2 to 10 years for malicious assault. Jenner's sentences for attempted murder and malicious assault are to run c...
    An Upshur County man convicted of murder will spend his life behind bars.Howard Clarence Jenner was convicted of the December 2011 shooting death of his aunt, Beni Truax, and in the attempted murder of his uncle, Sherman Truax.Judge Kurt Hall sentenced Jenner to life in prison without parole. Jenner will also spend between 3 and 15 years in prison for the attempted murder charge and 2 to 10 years for malicious assault. Jenner's sentences for attempted murder and malicious assault are to run c...
  • Rock Cave Man Sentenced on Sexual Abuse Charge

    Rock Cave Man Sentenced on Sexual Abuse Charge

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-08-05 17:16:24 GMT
    Margel TenneyMargel Tenney
    A Rock Cave man has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison for a sexual abuse charge.Margel Tenney, 58, was charged with sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian, or a person in a position of trust in March 2013.State Police in Upshur County filed a charge against Tenney after obtaining a statement from a juvenile victim that on or near November, 2011, Tenney had intercourse with her which resulted in her pregnancy, according to a criminal complaint. The victim said Tenney arranged h...
    A Rock Cave man has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison for a sexual abuse charge.Margel Tenney, 58, was charged with sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian, or a person in a position of trust in March 2013.State Police in Upshur County filed a charge against Tenney after obtaining a statement from a juvenile victim that on or near November, 2011, Tenney had intercourse with her which resulted in her pregnancy, according to a criminal complaint. The victim said Tenney arranged h...
  • Skylar Neese's family is suing her killers, and their mothers

    Skylar Neese's family is suing her killers, and their mothers

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-08-05 14:17:44 GMT
    Court documents show that the Neeses are suing Sheilia Eddy and her mother, Tara Clendenen, as well as Rachel Shoaf and her mother, Patricia Shoaf.
    Court documents show that the Neeses are suing Sheilia Eddy and her mother, Tara Clendenen, as well as Rachel Shoaf and her mother, Patricia Shoaf.
  • 1 Flown to Ruby Memorial After 2 Vehicle Accident in Fairmont

    1 Flown to Ruby Memorial After 2 Vehicle Accident in Fairmont

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-08-05 14:04:25 GMT
    A two vehicle accident sent one person to Ruby Memorial Monday evening.It happened on Hampton Lane in Fairmont right before 10p.m. 
    A two vehicle accident sent one person to Ruby Memorial Monday evening.It happened on Hampton Lane in Fairmont right before 10p.m. 
  • Weston Man Arrested on Child Abuse Charge

    Weston Man Arrested on Child Abuse Charge

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:52:32 GMT
    George LatteaGeorge Lattea
    The Lewis County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Weston man on a child abuse resulting in injury charge.The sheriff's department was notified by Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital about a possible child abuse complaint. 
    The Lewis County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Weston man on a child abuse resulting in injury charge.The sheriff's department was notified by Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital about a possible child abuse complaint. 
  • Bridgeport Police Charge Clarksburg Woman With Child Neglect at Rest Area

    Bridgeport Police Charge Clarksburg Woman With Child Neglect at Rest Area

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:41:45 GMT
    Jocelyn JohnsonJocelyn Johnson
    Bridgeport Police arrested a Clarksburg woman after receiving calls about two women stumbling around the Interstate 79 southbound rest area just after 9 p.m. Thursday.Upon arrival, police noticed a woman lying on the ground behind a black Subaru Impreza. 
    Bridgeport Police arrested a Clarksburg woman after receiving calls about two women stumbling around the Interstate 79 southbound rest area just after 9 p.m. Thursday.Upon arrival, police noticed a woman lying on the ground behind a black Subaru Impreza. 
  • Shinnston Man Arrested in White Oaks, Fairmont Bank Robberies

    Shinnston Man Arrested in White Oaks, Fairmont Bank Robberies

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:57:26 GMT
    Fairmont Police are investigating a bank robbery at Wes Banco in Fairmont. Police were called to the scene at approximately 10:12 a.m. Thursday near Marion Square.
    Fairmont Police are investigating a bank robbery at Wes Banco in Fairmont. Police were called to the scene at approximately 10:12 a.m. Thursday near Marion Square.
  • Elkins Police Investigating Theft Of Race Car

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:56:36 GMT
    Police said someone pulled the car out from the home owner's residence with a rope or chain between the hours of 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. Thursday.
    Police said someone pulled the car out from the home owner's residence with a rope or chain between the hours of 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. Thursday.
  • Bridgeport Woman Arrested on Child Neglect Charges

    Bridgeport Woman Arrested on Child Neglect Charges

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:36:37 GMT
    The West Virginia State Police Crimes Against Children Unit has arrested a Bridgeport woman on child neglect charges.Sgt. Adam Scott arrested Brittany Marie Jones, 24, for four felony counts of child neglect creating the risk of injury after receiving information that Jones' baby was born in May with heroin in her system. During the investigation, Sgt. Scott learned Jones regularly took her infant child and 5-year-old child with her when she purchased and used illegal drugs, according to stat...
    The West Virginia State Police Crimes Against Children Unit has arrested a Bridgeport woman on child neglect charges.Sgt. Adam Scott arrested Brittany Marie Jones, 24, for four felony counts of child neglect creating the risk of injury after receiving information that Jones' baby was born in May with heroin in her system. During the investigation, Sgt. Scott learned Jones regularly took her infant child and 5-year-old child with her when she purchased and used illegal drugs, according to stat...
  • Oklahoma Cell Tower Contractor Cited in Fatal Clarksburg, WV Tower Collapse

    Oklahoma Cell Tower Contractor Cited in Fatal Clarksburg, WV Tower Collapse

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:18:14 GMT
    An Oklahoma-based cell phone tower contractor has been cited following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration into a February 2014 tower collapse in Clarksburg that killed two employees and a volunteer firefighter.
    An Oklahoma-based cell phone tower contractor has been cited following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration into a February 2014 tower collapse in Clarksburg that killed two employees and a volunteer firefighter.
  • Troopers: Philippi, WV Man Stabs Woman After She Throws Box of Meth, Cash Into Woods

    Troopers: Philippi, WV Man Stabs Woman After She Throws Box of Meth, Cash Into Woods

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:59 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:59:46 GMT
    John HullJohn Hull
    West Virginia State Police have arrested a Philippi man accused of stabbing a woman after she allegedly threw his box of money and meth into the woods.West Virginia State Police said Hull told them the woman had stabbed herself.
    West Virginia State Police have arrested a Philippi man accused of stabbing a woman after she allegedly threw his box of money and meth into the woods.West Virginia State Police said Hull told them the woman had stabbed herself.
  • UPDATE: Lewis County Sheriff's Office Identifies Man in Hit and Run

    UPDATE: Lewis County Sheriff's Office Identifies Man in Hit and Run

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:30:37 GMT
    The Lewis County Sheriff's Office investigates a possible hit and run near Walkersville.
    The Lewis County Sheriff's Office investigates a possible hit and run near Walkersville.
  • Authors of Skylar Neese Book Host Signing at Bridgeport Library

    Authors of Skylar Neese Book Host Signing at Bridgeport Library

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:42:34 GMT
    Pretty Little Killers | Photo: Amazon.comPretty Little Killers | Photo: Amazon.com
    Authors Daleen Berry and Geoffrey Fuller held a book signing Tuesday evening at the Bridgeport Library. 
    Authors Daleen Berry and Geoffrey Fuller held a book signing Tuesday evening at the Bridgeport Library. 
  • Marion County Man Behind Bars, Charged with Sexual Abuse

    Marion County Man Behind Bars, Charged with Sexual Abuse

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:49:39 GMT
    A Marion County man is behind bars after sheriff’s deputies said he forced a 12-year-old girl to have sex with him.
    A Marion County man is behind bars after sheriff’s deputies said he forced a 12-year-old girl to have sex with him.
  • Delaware Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty; Charges Against Smallwood Dropped

    Delaware Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty; Charges Against Smallwood Dropped

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:56:31 GMT
    The state of Delaware will not prosecute a West Virginia University running back on a witness intimidation charge in connection to a murder case.Wilmington Police charged Wendell Smallwood with a felony count of active intimidation to prevent a victim or witness from causing a complaint. Smallwood was accused of trying to intimidate a witness at the request of his friend, Zakee Lloyd. Following Lloyd's guilty plea Tuesday in the April 14, 2012 murder of Manuel Oliveras, the state entered a no...
    The state of Delaware will not prosecute a West Virginia University running back on a witness intimidation charge in connection to a murder case.Wilmington Police charged Wendell Smallwood with a felony count of active intimidation to prevent a victim or witness from causing a complaint. Smallwood was accused of trying to intimidate a witness at the request of his friend, Zakee Lloyd. Following Lloyd's guilty plea Tuesday in the April 14, 2012 murder of Manuel Oliveras, the state entered a no...
  • 4 Charged in Harrison County Arson Scheme

    4 Charged in Harrison County Arson Scheme

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:03:29 GMT
    Four people have been charged with first degree arson, burning insured property, and conspiracy in connection to a December 1, 2011 fire in the Laurel Valley area of Harrison County.
    Four people have been charged with first degree arson, burning insured property, and conspiracy in connection to a December 1, 2011 fire in the Laurel Valley area of Harrison County.
  • Skylar Neese Murderer Transferred to Lakin Correctional Facility

    Skylar Neese Murderer Transferred to Lakin Correctional Facility

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:43:05 GMT
    Rachel ShoafRachel Shoaf
    A Monongalia County woman convicted in the July 2012 stabbing death of Skylar Neese has been transferred to an adult prison following her eighteenth birthday.
    A Monongalia County woman convicted in the July 2012 stabbing death of Skylar Neese has been transferred to an adult prison following her eighteenth birthday.
  • A Harrison County Woman Pleads Guilty to Tax Charges

    A Harrison County Woman Pleads Guilty to Tax Charges

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:34:30 GMT
    A West Milford woman pleads guilty to falsely filing a tax return three years go.
    A West Milford woman pleads guilty to falsely filing a tax return three years go.
  • Postal Unit Robbed at Ashebrooke Mini Mart, Exxon in Morgantown

    Postal Unit Robbed at Ashebrooke Mini Mart, Exxon in Morgantown

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:47:12 GMT
    West Virginia State Police and the United States Postal Inspection Serviced are investigating a burglary at the Ashebrooke Mini Mart and Exxon in Morgantown.
    West Virginia State Police and the United States Postal Inspection Serviced are investigating a burglary at the Ashebrooke Mini Mart and Exxon in Morgantown.
  • Spelter Man Arrested on Incest Charges

    Spelter Man Arrested on Incest Charges

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:12:37 GMT
    Adam ConradAdam Conrad
    The Harrison County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Spelter man on multiple sexual abuse and incest charges.Adam Lee Conrad, 37, is accused of sexually abusing a 16 year-old-girl.
    The Harrison County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Spelter man on multiple sexual abuse and incest charges.Adam Lee Conrad, 37, is accused of sexually abusing a 16 year-old-girl.
  • State Treasurer Warns Residents of Unclaimed Property Postcards

    State Treasurer Warns Residents of Unclaimed Property Postcards

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:40:49 GMT
    Photo courtesy of the State Treasurer's OfficePhoto courtesy of the State Treasurer's Office
    West Virginia residents should be aware of postcards circulating in the mail that promise recipients an unclaimed property search.West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue is warning residents not to call the phone number listed on the card as it does not originate from the treasurer's office. When calling the number, a prompt asks for a seven-digit personal identification number which is provided on the green card. Typing the number results in another prompt, which directs callers to begin a...
    West Virginia residents should be aware of postcards circulating in the mail that promise recipients an unclaimed property search.West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue is warning residents not to call the phone number listed on the card as it does not originate from the treasurer's office. When calling the number, a prompt asks for a seven-digit personal identification number which is provided on the green card. Typing the number results in another prompt, which directs callers to begin a...
  • West Virginia State Police Wraps Up Drug Eradication Effort

    West Virginia State Police Wraps Up Drug Eradication Effort

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:04:48 GMT
    The West Virginia State Police has wrapped up one of its biggest drug eradication efforts.
    The West Virginia State Police has wrapped up one of its biggest drug eradication efforts.
  • 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.
  • 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.