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Budget cuts won’t affect sheriff’s patrol in eastern Kanawha County

Despite facing a 3 percent budget cut, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office won’t be making any changes to law enforcement practices.

McDowell County assistant prosecutor admits to tax crime

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) – An assistant prosecutor in McDowell County has pleaded guilty to a federal tax crime committed while working in private practice.

After lawsuit, drug company shuts off supply to Mingo pharmacy

The nation’s largest drug distributor cut off shipments of controlled substances to a Mingo County pharmacy last month over concerns of prescriptions being improperly filled there.

Jury recommends life without mercy for Detroit man in Rand shooting
Jury recommends life without mercy for Detroit man in Rand shooting

It took jurors less than two hours Wednesday to find a Detroit man guilty of murder in the shooting of Gerald Maxwell two years ago inside a Rand apartment.

Man charged with felony child abuse; infant son on life support
Man charged with felony child abuse; infant son on life support

A 55-day-old child was bleeding from the brain and from behind both eyes when taken to a local hospital, police said Wednesday after charging the boy’s father with felony child abuse.

Feds worried about ‘completeness’ of Freedom official’s story

Federal authorities were concerned about the “completeness” of the assistance being provided by a former Freedom Industries environmental manager they helped to avoid prison time for his role in the January 2014 chemical spill that...

Prosecutors undecided on seeking jail time for Southern, Farrell
Prosecutors undecided on seeking jail time for Southern, Farrell

Acting U.S. Attorney Carol Casto’s office has not determined if it will seek jail time for former top Freedom Industries officials Gary Southern and Dennis Farrell when the men face sentencing for their roles in water pollution crimes that led...

State Police credit governor’s program funding for decrease in fatal crashes

West Virginia State Police are attributing a decline in traffic fatalities to increased patrols paid for by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program

Charleston woman charged with attempted arson
Charleston woman charged with attempted arson

A Charleston woman was charged with attempt to commit arson, a felony, on Wednesday.

Families settle over Charleston’s deadliest fire
Families settle over Charleston’s deadliest fire

As Timothy Carter-Camp walked to take a seat on the witness stand last week, his short-sleeved shirt made it easy to see the faces of his three children tattooed on his forearm.

Charleston man pleads guilty to heroin crime

A Charleston man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to possession with intent to distribute heroin.

Freedom’s Herzing gets probation in chemical spill case
Freedom’s Herzing gets probation in chemical spill case

A second former official from Freedom Industries has been sentenced to probation and a fine — but no jail time — for his in the January 2014 chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water supply for hundreds of thousands of...

Kanawha family court to host Black History Month celebration

Kanawha County’s family court division will host its fifth annual Black History Month “Star” Celebration Program and continuing legal education seminar from noon to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Ceremonial Courtroom on the second...

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