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Woman charged with stealing car of missing man found dead
Woman charged with stealing car of missing man found dead

A man who was reported missing on Monday was found dead Wednesday.

Andrew H. Osborne, 59, of Loudendale, was found dead in a home on Beech Avenue in Charleston and is believed to have died from a possible heroin overdose, said Sgt. Brian...

Woman charged with stealing car of missing man found dead
Woman charged with stealing car of missing man found dead

A man who was reported missing on Monday was found dead Wednesday.

Andrew H. Osborne, 59, of Loudendale, was found dead in a home on Beech Avenue in Charleston and is believed to have died from a possible heroin overdose, said Sgt. Brian ...

Man accused of robbing Charleston bank of $40 found competent

A man accused of taking $40 from a Charleston bank was found competent Wednesday to stand trial -- but his attorney wants a second opinion.

Ernest Nader, 22, of Charleston, is charged with bank robbery after he allegedly demanded $40 cash from...

Judge upholds woman’s life sentence for St. Albans slaying
Judge upholds woman’s life sentence for St. Albans slaying

A judge told a woman who pleaded guilty to the murder of a St. Albans woman that nothing prosecutors said influenced his decision to sentence her to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Kanawha County Circuit Judge Duke Bloom on...

Occupants flee vehicle after shots fired on West Side

Occupants of a vehicle fled when police tried to conduct a traffic stop after a report of shots fired on the West Side Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

Sgt. J.A. “Tyke” Hunt said police saw a vehicle that had been listed...

Police: Man says he had grown marijuana for 40 years

TRIADELPHIA, W.Va. – Police say an Ohio County man has admitted to having grown marijuana on his property for about 40 years.

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register reports that Ronald H. Tominack, 66, of Triadelphia was arrested...

Bridgeport seeks federal drug unit for northern part of state

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Bridgeport’s City Council is seeking a federal narcotics investigation unit for the Northern District of West Virginia.

The Exponent Telegram reports that the council unanimously approved a resolution this week...

Hospital employee suing CAMC physician

A hospital employee is suing a physician, claiming he created a hostile work environment by falsely accusing her of rape after she asked him to pay child support.

Kathryn O’Neal, represented by Charleston attorney Troy Giatras, filed...

Animal cruelty suspect sues

A Charleston woman who has recently been in the spotlight for animal cruelty charges is now suing local media and their alleged sources for defamation.

Amanda Dawn Woods, 30, faces misdemeanor animal charges from June, when police seized 23 cats ...

Marple’s attorney apologizes to WV school board lawyers

The Charleston attorney representing ousted state schools Superintendent Jorea Marple in a lawsuit against the West Virginia Board of Education has apologized for comments he made in the Sunday Gazette-Mail about attorneys representing the board....

Woman sentenced to life in St. Albans slaying asks to back out of plea

A woman who was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for the slaying of a St. Albans woman is asking a judge to throw out her guilty plea.

Jessica May Wilson, 28, argues her plea of guilty to a first-degree murder charge for the...

Woman gets maximum jail sentence in motel beating

A judge handed down the maximum jail sentence Tuesday for a Charleston woman who admitted to severely beating another woman in a Kanawha City motel earlier this year.

Jessica Lee Shamblin, 36, was sentenced to spend four to 10 years behind bars ...

Loaded gun found in carry-on bag at Tri-State Airport

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Officials at Tri-State Airport in Huntington confiscated a loaded gun that was discovered in carry-on baggage Monday.

Agents with the Transportation Safety Administration discovered...

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