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6 plead guilty in Baltimore-to-West Virginia heroin case

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – Six people have admitted their roles in a heroin trafficking operation.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld says the operation that transported heroin from Baltimore into West Virginia was disrupted by a 163-count...

6 plead guilty in Baltimore-to-West Virginia heroin case

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – Six people have admitted their roles in a heroin trafficking operation.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld says the operation that transported heroin from Baltimore into West Virginia was disrupted by a 163-count...

Police: Man charged after stepfather finds baby alone in car

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A Clarksburg man has been arrested after police say his stepfather found the man’s 11-month-old baby alone in a locked car at Walmart.

The Exponent Telegram reports 35-...

State Bar panel told lawyers should not be required in hearings
State Bar panel told lawyers should not be required in hearings

An overwhelming majority of speakers Thursday sent a clear message to the West Virginia State Bar’s Unlawful Practice of Law Committee that non-lawyers should continue to appear as advocates in state administrative proceedings.

Both...

Police: Man who stole from daycare faces other complaints

An Ohio man who allegedly took money from a South Charleston daycare center and then never performed the work he promised has had 12 consumer complaints filed against his company since 2010, most for a similar reason, according to South Charleston...

Kentucky clerk jailed until she agrees to issue marriage licenses
Kentucky clerk jailed until she agrees to issue marriage licenses

ASHLAND, Ky. — A federal judge on Thursday jailed Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis until she complies with a court order to issue marriage licenses.

Davis, who testified that she would not follow the court...

City police to set up West Side traffic checkpoint this evening

Charleston Police officers will conduct a roadside safety checkpoint in 1200 block of Stuart Street today, starting at 6 p.m. and concluding at approximately midnight.

Officers with the city’s traffic division say the purpose of the...

Charleston police renew search for violent offender
Charleston police renew search for violent offender

The Charleston Police Department was searching Thursday for a man who allegedly participated in a kidnapping where a weapon was used.

Devin Rayshawn Smith is a black male who is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He was last seen ...

Judge OKs distribution of insurance funds in explosion suit

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — A judge has approved the distribution of more than $15 million in insurance funds to the families of three workers killed in a plant explosion.

The ...

Mistrial declared in ex-Summers official’s embezzlement case

HINTON, W.Va. — A former Summers County commissioner’s embezzlement trial ended in a mistrial after the jury couldn’t reach a verdict.

Multiple media outlets report that Summers County...

Nearly 300 sue CSX over Fayette County derailment
Nearly 300 sue CSX over Fayette County derailment

A lawsuit filed against CSX claims about 300 Fayette County residents were exposed to harmful chemicals after a train carrying crude oil derailed, caught fire and exploded between Mount Carbon and Deepwater in February.

CSX and its subsidiary,...

Police chief: Robber’s gun disabled by ‘the grace of God’

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) – Bluefield Police Chief Dennis Dillow says he disabled a banker robber’s rifle during a gunfight by “the grace of God.”

Dillow tells the Bluefield Daily...

Longtime Jefferson judge won’t seek re-election in 2016

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Longtime Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge David H. Sanders says he won’t seek re-election in 2016.

Multiple media outlets report that Sanders announced on Tuesday he will leave the bench at the end of ...

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