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WV’s largest drug bust underway

What officials are calling the largest mass arrest of drug offenders in West Virginia history occurred today when 100 people were targeted for reportedly committing more than 300 drug offenses.

The roundup, dubbed Operation Mountain Justice,...

Man sentenced after posing as brother during arrest

A St. Albans man was sent to jail Thursday for identity theft after admitting that he pretended to be his brother after police found marijuana at his apartment.

Knanh Nguyen, 32, had his brother’s driver’s license when they...

WV’s largest drug bust underway

What officials are calling the largest mass arrest of drug offenders in West Virginia history occurred today when 100 people were targeted for reportedly committing more than 300 drug offenses.

The roundup, dubbed Operation Mountain Justice,...

Felony charge filed against man accused of spraying acid at ex’s house
Felony charge filed against man accused of spraying acid at ex’s house

Prosecutors filed a more serious charge against a Hurricane man accused of spraying sulfuric acid at his ex-girlfriend’s house in St. Albans.

Charles T. Hatfield, 53, was arraigned Thursday morning in Kanawha Magistrate Court on a charge...

Jury finds Raleigh County man guilty of wife’s death in 2014

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) – A Raleigh County has been found guilty of his wife’s 2014 death.

Multiple media outlets report a Mercer County jury found 61-year-old Johnnie Ray Farley guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the death...

Federal lawsuit alleges funeral home owners bilked insurance company
Federal lawsuit alleges funeral home owners bilked insurance company

The owners of three area funeral homes have been accused of bilking an insurance company out of more than $900,000 after selling and cashing in on pre-need funeral arrangements to more than 100 people who weren’t actually...

Judge rules men accused in Charleston bouncer shooting will stand trial together

Two men charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a downtown Charleston nightclub bouncer will stand trial together, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Kanawha Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey denied a motion filed by attorneys for Tasheem Collins, 38,...

Ex-Berkeley County deputy again on trial for embezzlement

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A second trial has begun in the case of a former Berkeley County deputy accused of embezzling 13 department-owned firearms from the sheriff’s office.

Multiple media outlets report that a jury has begun...

Ocean City police rescue puppy stolen from West Virginia

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) – Maryland’s Ocean City Police Department Animal Control Unit has rescued a puppy that had been stolen from a foster home in West Virginia.

Ocean City police say animal control officers began investigating...

Trial begins for Raleigh County man charged in wife’s death

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) – Trial has begun for a Raleigh County man charged in connection with the death of his wife.

Multiple media outlets report 61-year-old Johnnie Ray Farley pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of...

Inmate sentenced for possessing weapon

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) – A federal inmate in West Virginia has been sentenced to an additional year and three months in prison for possessing a weapon.

Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that 34-year-old Rico Joy was sentenced in federal...

W.Va. man sentenced to 15 months for heroin trafficking

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – A 20-year-old New Cumberland man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for heroin trafficking.

Raymond James Ripley Sr. was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Ripley conspired with...

Maryland man convicted of stolen firearms charge in WV

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A 21-year-old Maryland man has been convicted in West Virginia of two charges connected to stolen firearms.

Gaithersburg resident Nevyou Alemu was convicted in federal court on Tuesday of conspiracy to possess...

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