Cops & Courts

Police: Charleston woman kept dead cats in refrigerator
Police: Charleston woman kept dead cats in refrigerator

The Charleston Police Department arrested a 31-year-old woman Friday after authorities allegedly found several dead cats at her apartment, including one in the refrigerator and another in the freezer.

Police identify man found dead in Kanawha River
Police identify man found dead in Kanawha River

Nitro police say the man found dead in the Kanawha River on Saturday afternoon was from Jackson County.

Shipment of diesel spills after fatal Greenbrier County crash
Shipment of diesel spills after fatal Greenbrier County crash

Authorities in Crawley worked through Monday afternoon to clear a scene where one person died and a shipment of diesel spilled near the Shawvers Crossing area.

West Virginia jails photocopy mail and destroy originals
West Virginia jails photocopy mail and destroy originals

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia authorities say the regional jail system has revamped its inmate mail policy so inmates receive photocopies of all mail from family friends and businesses and the originals are shredded.

Magistrate: Effort to discredit it preceded end of domestic violence program
Magistrate: Effort to discredit it preceded end of domestic violence program

In the six months leading up to news last week that Kanawha County’s domestic violence court would disband, Kanawha Magistrate Julie Yeager said five of her decisions have been appealed to the Kanwha Circuit Court by lawyers with the county’s public defenders office.

Maryland woman convicted in fatal drunken driving wreck
Maryland woman convicted in fatal drunken driving wreck

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Maryland woman has been found guilty in a drunken driving accident in West Virginia that killed two women.

Two wounded in hotel shooting early Saturday
Two wounded in hotel shooting early Saturday

The victims of a double shooting early Saturday morning tell police they don’t know who fired between 10 and 15 shots through the window of a Kanawha City hotel room where they were staying.

Crime Report: March 26, 2017
Crime Report: March 26, 2017

The following crimes were reported to the Charleston Police Department between March 16 and 23, 2017:

On file: March 26, 2017
On file: March 26, 2017

MarriagesThe following people filed for marriage licenses in Kanawha County between March 16 and 23, 2017:

Body reportedly found in Kanawha River in Nitro
Body reportedly found in Kanawha River in Nitro

The Nitro Police Department is investigating after a body was found in the Kanawha River near 12th Street, a Kanawha County 911 dispatcher confirmed. Media outlets report police received a call about the body around 1 p.m. Saturday.