Cops & Courts

As concealed carry permits decline in WV, gun owners preach safety
As concealed carry permits decline in WV, gun owners preach safety

Permits to carry a concealed firearm are declining, along with the associated revenue for law enforcement.

Former WVU student gets prison in Morgantown sexual assault
Former WVU student gets prison in Morgantown sexual assault

MORGANTOWN — A former West Virginia University student has been sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman inside a parking garage elevator in Morgantown.

Man sentenced after leading police on chase with baby in car
Man sentenced after leading police on chase with baby in car

OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to a year in jail after leading Maryland police on a 12-mile, high-speed chase with a baby in his car.

Firearms charge dropped against Charleston man accused of killing teen
Firearms charge dropped against Charleston man accused of killing teen

At the request of prosecutors Thursday, a Kanawha County judge dismissed a gun charge against the man accused of killing a teenager on Charleston’s East End last year.

WVSU sues Dow over water pollution at Institute campus
WVSU sues Dow over water pollution at Institute campus

West Virginia State University has sued Dow Chemical and former operators of the Institute chemical plant, alleging that the facility has contaminated the groundwater under the university’s campus.

Fayette teacher/coach arrested on drug delivery charges
Fayette teacher/coach arrested on drug delivery charges

Police arrested a man employed by Valley High School in Smithers after he allegedly sold drugs to undercover authorities.

WV Supreme Court rules against release of cell-extraction video
WV Supreme Court rules against release of cell-extraction video

Video of flash-bang grenades being thrown inside the cell of an inmate at the Western Regional Jail won’t be made public, West Virginia Supreme Court justices ruled Wednesday, reversing a Kanawha County judge’s ruling.

Parkersburg man charged with murder after fatal overdose
Parkersburg man charged with murder after fatal overdose

Wood County authorities arrested a Parkersburg man for first-degree murder after he allegedly sold a woman fentanyl and caused a deadly overdose.

Charleston man arrested for allegedly distributing contraband to inmates
Charleston man arrested for allegedly distributing contraband to inmates

A man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly transporting prohibited items into a local correctional facility, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.

WV doctor pleads guilty in opioid trial
WV doctor pleads guilty in opioid trial

Beckley — A Raleigh County doctor on Tuesday stopped his trial in federal court during the second day of testimony and pleaded guilty to a drug crime.