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Ex-Berkeley County captain convicted of embezzlement

MARTINSBURG — A former Berkeley County sheriff’s captain has been convicted in a gun embezzlement case.

Media outlets report a jury found Dennis Streets, 54, of Martinsburg, guilty of a felony...

Ex-Berkeley County captain convicted of embezzlement

MARTINSBURG — A former Berkeley County sheriff’s captain has been convicted in a gun embezzlement case.

Media outlets report a jury found Dennis Streets, 54, of Martinsburg, guilty of a felony...

Man wounded in early morning shooting

The Charleston Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place early Saturday.

Anthony Crihfield, 41, of Kenna, was shot in the chest at Littlepage Terrace, on the city’s West Side. The shooting was reported around 6 a.m.,...

Three people allegedly beat up, robbed man in Fayette County
Three people allegedly beat up, robbed man in Fayette County

Three people allegedly beat up and robbed a 74-year-old man in Fayette County earlier this month, police say.

At about 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 8, the man told police two men and one woman had just come to his home on Pack’s Branch Road near...

Judge says jail officials can be deposed

Inmates sitting around a table in the common area of a pod at the Southern Regional Jail fell to the floor when correctional officers stormed in last spring with weapons drawn.

Flashes of fire lit up the room as projectiles were fired at the...

ACLU attorney provides education on dealing with the police

The staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia educated a group of teenagers on their rights when dealing with the police on Friday, the first day of a three-day racial justice workshop in Charleston.

The West...

Former WVU tennis coach charged with grand larceny

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A former assistant tennis coach at West Virginia University has been charged with grand larceny after she allegedly failed to return the school’s property.

Head tennis coach Miha Lisac told Lauren Halzberg on April 30 ...

Police and Marshall investigate mass fraternity party

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Police and Marshall University are investigating a mass fraternity party involving several hundred students.

Several parties at fraternity houses along 5th Avenue in Huntington merged into one gathering on Aug. 22,...

Barbour County teacher describes hostage incident in classroom
Barbour County teacher describes hostage incident in classroom

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thirty-year veteran teacher Twila Smith had scarcely started a new school year when a 14-year-old freshman entered her world studies class and drew a gun Tuesday.

“I knew if I lost my composure, this is...

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...

Ex-Capital High coach sues, alleging age discrimination

A longtime Capital High School boys basketball coach alleges he was fired earlier this year because of his age.

Carl Clark, 68, who led the Cougars for 21 years, filed a lawsuit Aug. 3 against the Kanawha County Board of Education, claiming age ...

WV’s largest drug bust underway

What officials are calling the largest mass arrest of drug offenders in West Virginia history occurred Thursday 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...

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