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Body found in vehicle that plunged into Elk River
F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Gazette-Mail photos
Body found in vehicle that plunged into Elk River

A woman died Wednesday afternoon after she drove her Chevrolet Impala into the Elk River.

Police arrest man accused of South Hills break-ins
Police arrest man accused of South Hills break-ins

Charleston police on Wednesday arrested a man they say broke into John Adams Middle School last fall and is responsible for several South Hills break-ins.

St. Albans pair charged in Cross Lanes home invasion

Two men are facing charges for a home invasion and robbery that occurred in Cross Lanes last month.

Pollution crimes seldom prompt jail terms, data shows
Pollution crimes seldom prompt jail terms, data shows

Corporate officials convicted of pollution crimes like those connected to the Freedom Industries chemical spill in January 2014 are seldom punished with prison terms.

Body found in vehicle that plunged into Elk River
Body found in vehicle that plunged into Elk River

A woman died Wednesday afternoon after she drove her Chevrolet Impala into the Elk River.

14 accused in Detroit-to-West Virginia heroin ring

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – Fourteen people have been charged with roles in a heroin trafficking operation from Detroit to West Virginia.

Arrest made in Clendenin 7-Eleven robbery
Arrest made in Clendenin 7-Eleven robbery

A man allegedly robbed the 7-Eleven at 2517 Spencer Road in the Clendenin area early this morning, police say.

Blankenship prosecutor is senators’ pick for U.S. attorney
Blankenship prosecutor is senators’ pick for U.S. attorney

Sen. Joe Manchin wants the lawyer behind the prosecution of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship to be named the top federal prosecutor in Southern West Virginia.

Charleston man pleads guilty to gun charge

A Charleston man with several felony convictions admitted in federal court today that he illegally had a gun after a shooting at a downtown bar.

Texting scam reported in Kanawha County

There’s a texting scam going around Kanawha County, according to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department.

Big Chimney man gets 15 years in friend’s stabbing death
Big Chimney man gets 15 years in friend’s stabbing death

The man Thomas Fluty killed had been his good friend — his fishing buddy, he told a judge.

Two deaths reported at WV young-adult transitional living program

In recent weeks, two young men have died of self-inflicted injuries at a Tucker County facility that markets itself as appropriate for those who are mentally ill or developmentally disabled.

Freedom co-owner Tis gets no jail time for chemical spill
Freedom co-owner Tis gets no jail time for chemical spill

A former co-owner and officer of Freedom Industries on Monday became the fourth official from the company to avoid being sentenced to any jail time, despite playing a role in the January 2014 chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water supply...

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