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West Virginia has worst overdose death rate in the nation. West Virginia has worst overdose death rate in the nation.

SLIDESHOW: 15 Arrested, 3 Wanted in Major West Virginia Heroin Trafficking Bust

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PARKERSBURG, WV (WOWK) - The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force (PNTF), with assistance from the FBI, concluded a year-long investigation involving the trafficking of heroin into the Wood County area. According to a release from the Parkersburg Police Department, at approximately 6 a.m. Friday, an operation to arrest 18 people involved in this investigation began. This operation was conducted in three states, Parkersburg, West Virginia, Marietta, Ohio, and Detroit, Michigan. As a res...

Teacher caught waiting on floor with lit candles had sex with student, deputies say

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YUKON, Okla. (WNCN) — An Oklahoma chemistry teacher is behind bars after deputies discovered she was having sex with one of her students. Hunter Day, 22, was arrested after deputies pretended to be the boy arriving at her home for another sexual encounter. “This is a classic case of a serious breach of public trust. School teachers are entrusted to protect and educate our children, not to engage in an unlawful sexual relationship with them,” said Chris West, Canadi...

School board president, corrections officer arrested for sexually assaulting inmate

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MEIGS COUNTY, OH (WOWK) - An official with the Ohio Attorney General's Office tells 13 News that the Meigs Local School Board president has been arrested for sexual assault. According to a criminal complaint, Larry D. Tucker, 55, of Pomeroy, has been charged with 3rd degree sexual assault. Tucker, in addition to being the Meigs Local School Board president, is a corrections officer for the Middleport Jail.  The complaint describes Tucker admitting to sexually assaulting a...

3 Ohio pastors accused of luring teen girls, paying for sex

Federal prosecutors say three pastors in Ohio conspired to recruit teen girls to have sex with them and shared photos and videos of the girls.

Woman arrested for stabbing ex-husband

Woman arrested for stabbing ex-husband

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Fayette County Deputies are investigating after they say a woman stabbed her ex-husband Thursday morning.

Deputies: Man arrested for following bus full of children while waving a rifle

Deputies: Man arrested for following bus full of children while waving a rifle

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A man is behind bars after Raleigh County deputies said he followed a school bus with children on board while waving around what appeared to be a rifle.

"Most Dangerous Criminal" Arrested After Escaping Home Confinement in Charleston

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Charleston Police Chief Steve Cooper tells 13 News that Andre "A3" Williamson is back in custody after escaping home confinement yesterday evening.

Report: Charles Manson hospitalized in California

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Cult leader Charles Manson is hospitalized in Bakersfield, California, for an unspecified medical problem.

2 Arrested Armed Robbery of Hotdog Stand, 1 Still Wanted

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Deputies are looking for three people after a hot dog stand was robbed at knifepoint in Boone County.

Terminally ill Catholic priest released from prison

A Kentucky priest convicted of sexual abuse has been released early from prison due to a terminal illness.

Convicted Child Rapist from Putnam Released

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HUTTONSVILLE, WV (WOWK) - A man who was convicted of sexually assaulting his daughter in Putnam County could be set free as early as Wednesday. According to a release, a panel of the West Virginia Parole Board voted to accept the third and latest Home Plan submitted for Joseph Lavigne, clearing the way for his release on parole. The Office of Parole Services, which will supervise Mr. Lavigne, had earlier recommended that this Home Plan be accepted.  Lavigne could be ...

Officials uncover meth lab, find infant inside house fire

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Officials have arrested an Ohio man after discovering methamphetamine and a newborn infant at the site of a house fire.

Man Who Fled Kanawha County Hospital Apprehended

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - A man who left a hospital in South Charleston has been apprehended. According to South Charleston Police, Bobby Nichols left Thomas Memorial Hospital and stole a truck still in his gown this morning. Nichols wrecked into a mail truck after he left the hospital this morning and took off. A search began for Nichols, and he was apprehended by the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office Wednesday afternoon on the 1400 block of Chestnut Street.  South Charles...

West Virginia homeless man gets 40 years in fatal attack

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A West Virginia homeless man has been sentenced to the maximum 40 years in prison for attacking another homeless man with a machete and throwing his body into a river.

Flatwoods Business Being Investigated by Homeland Security

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GREENUP COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - Federal agents are investigating a business in Flatwoods, KY this morning. According to Kentucky State Police, troopers are assisting the Department of Homeland Security at a business on Argilite Road.  At this time, the reason for the investigation is currently unknown. We have a crew headed to the scene. Stay with 13 News as we continue to bring you the latest information. 

Man accused of beating infant daughter to death

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A man beat his 4-month-old daughter to death because she would not stop crying, authorities said.

Person shot twice in Cabell County overnight

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Stay with 13 News for the latest on this developing story.

Wife Arrested in Huntington Murder

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HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) - Huntington Police detectives have arrested a woman with murder in connection to the stabbing death of her husband. According to a release, arrested Tuesday evening is 48-year-old Jennifer Lynn Via, of Huntington. Via has been charged with murder in connection to the stabbing death of her husband, Thomas Via. The murder took place on November 4th at the couple's residence at 952 28th Street in Huntington. Huntington Police continues to investigate the crime.

Several Facing Possible Charges After "Bearbaiting"

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MEIGS COUNTY, OH (WOWK) - Several people face possible charges in what deputies are describing as a "bearbaiting" operation. According to a release from the Meigs County Sheriff's Department, the Ohio Department of Agriculture Enforcement Division executed a search warrant with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office at a residence on Bush Road in Long Bottom. The owner of the residence had a Dangerous Wild Animal (DWA) permittee that owned a bear. The owner, Cl...

Man Arrested for Sexual Assault and Abuse of Daughter in Cabell County

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HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) - A man has been arrested on several charges sexual abuse and sexual assault, and waved his preliminary hearing in front of a grand jury. On October 20th, the victim, Lell's eight -year-old daughter, told her mother that she had been sexually assaulted by Lell 3 years ago when she was five years old at their Huntington home. When confronted by his wife, Lell admitted to performing sexual acts with his daughter. Lell, 29, was charged with four co...

Swedish man deported for kidnapping 12-year-old West Virginia girl

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A Swedish man who came to West Virginia and abducted a 12-year-old girl has been handed back over to Swedish authorities.

Mom accused of intentionally drowning 10-day-old baby

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 According to police, the mother of a 10-day-old baby has been arrested for the infant’s death.

Suspect Arrested in Largest Drug Bust in Cabell County History

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CABELL COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A suspect has been arrested in what the sheriff department says is the largest drug bust in Cabell County history. According to Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle, 31-year-old Wayne Allen Cook Jr. was arrested in the Highlawn area. Cook was reportedly arrested with an estimated $250,000 worth of drugs, including roughly 4.5 pounds of heroin.  A estimate of items seized by deputies included the following: 1,986 grams of heroin in separate ba...

Teacher Fired for Sending Nude Photos to Students in Logan County

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Deputies have arrested a Logan High School teacher after she allegedly sent nude photos of herself to several male students.

West Virginia Woman Found Guilty of Strangling 3-Year-Old Boy

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A West Virginia woman accused of choking her 3-year-old son has been found guilty of child abuse creating substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury and child abuse resulting in bodily injury.

Report: Fugitive runs from Ohio police after defecating in cruiser

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Police say a wanted fugitive in Ohio managed to slip her handcuffs and run after defecating in a police cruiser.

Shooting in Ohio hospital parking lot leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

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Police in Ohio say one person has died and another has been injured in a shooting in the parking lot of a hospital.

Report: Ohio couple charged after fight over pair of underwear

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An Ohio couple is facing charges, accused of punching and pushing one another during a fight over underwear.

Police arrest mom, boyfriend after 2-year-old hospitalized

Police have arrested an Ohio woman and her boyfriend after a 2-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical condition.

West Virginia city sees most homicides in 3 decades

With seven weeks still left in the year, police officials in Huntington say the city has surpassed the number of homicides for all of 2016.

Oak Hill Police Arrest Detroit Man for Drug Related Crimes

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Hidden Valley, W.Va. (WVNS) - The Oak Hill Police Department has made an arrest after finding drugs in a home the Oak Hill area. Police said Calvin Allen from Detroit, Michigan was caught buying heroin and oxycodone in Fayette County.

Suspect Walked Off job Hours Before Colorado Walmart Attack

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THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — A man accused of opening fire inside a suburban Denver Walmart, killing three people, abruptly walked away from his roofing company job hours before the attack, his former boss said Thursday. 

Police: Suspect’s Overwhelming Gas Shuts Down Interrogation

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A police interrogation of a Kansas City man charged with drug and gun offenses ended prematurely when an investigator was driven from the room by the suspect’s excessive flatulence. 

Police Look For Two Men Who Stole Generators From Lowe's

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On Sunday October 29th 2017 at approximately 3:30pm, the below pictured males entered Lowes located at 5750 MacCorkle Ave. in the city of Charleston. The two males are captured on video surveillance removing a generator valued at $1,200.00.

Murder Trial Of Second Suspect In Coal Executive Case Has Been Delayed

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WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) - The trial of the second of two men accused in the 2016 fatal shooting of a West Virginia coal executive has been delayed. 

Troopers investigate shooting death in Clay County Video included

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CLAY COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Troopers are on the scene of a body found in Clay. Dispatchers say it occurred near the Clay-Maysel Road area just before 9 A.M.  The victim was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim has not been identified at this time. West Virginia State Police are investigating.  Stay with 13 News as we continue to update this ongoing story.

Ohio University student says three men groped her in parking lot

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Ohio University Police say they are investigating after a female student reported three males pushed her down and grabbed her early Friday morning.

Crews respond to body found near I-64 in Carter County

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CARTER COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - Multiple agencies are on the scene after a body was found in the Olive Hill area. According to responders, the body was found near I-64, roughly one mile away from the Grayson exit.  The roadway is closed at this time as crews assess the scene. The Kentucky State Police, Carter County Sheriff's Department, Grayson Police, and Carter County coroner are at the scene. Stay with 13 News as we continue to update this ongoing investigation. 

Student stabbed by another student at Johnson Central High School

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JOHNSON COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - A student has been transported to a nearby hospital after being stabbed in the abdomen with a pocket knife by another student this morning at Johnson Central High School.  According to Johnson Central Principal Noel Crum, the student was quickly transported by EMS and was fully conscious. They are believed to be in stable condition. The other student is in police custody. School operations have resumed as normal and Principal Crum says there i...

Authorities: 4 shot including child in Ohio

Four people have been shot including a child at an Ohio home.

Charges Expected Against Assistant Principal that Overdosed at Home with Two Children Inside

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ASHLAND, KY (WOWK) - Charges are expected against the Assistant Principal of a high school in Ashland. According to the Lewis County Sheriff's Department, Assistant Principal Justin Hollingsworth overdosed at his home. The Lewis County Sheriff's Department and Lewis County EMS responded to the scene. Lewis County EMS did administer narcan to revive Hollingsworth. It is not known what charges he is facing at this time. Hollingsworth is the Assistant Principal at Fairview High Scho...

Charleston Officer Accepts Plea Deal in Fatal Crash Case

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An elderly woman died Monday January 9th, 2017 after a car accident with a Charleston Police officer on January 4th.

Deputies search for suspects using stolen credit card in Putnam County

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PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The Putnam County Sheriff's Department is asking for your help in identifying two suspects who used a 17-year-old's stolen credit card. According to deputies, the two suspects made a large purchase at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Eleanor.  If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of the suspects, you're asked to contact Detective Sergean R. K. Lyon at 304-586-9846 or 304-964-2106. Stay with 13 News as we continue to update this ong...

Man arrested after shooting woman, endangering child in Nicholas County

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NICHOLAS COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A man has been arrested after deputies say he shot a woman in the leg earlier this morning.  According to a release, deputies responded to a shooting resulting from a domestic dispute in the Fenwick area just after 1:00 A.M. At the scene, deputies found a female with a gunshot wound to their leg who had escaped to a neighbor's house. The victim told police that the suspect, Rahsann Strayhorn, was still inside the residence with a 7-year-old child. ...

Police warn to wipe down shopping carts, but not because of germs

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Police are advising shoppers to take a simple extra step that could save your life.

Two Arrested After Ramming Deputy Cruiser, Possessing Meth

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MINGO COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Two people have been arrested after  On Tuesday, Mingo County Sheriff’s Department, along with the 119 Drug Task Force received information that Anthony J. Fleming “AKA” BOBO, was in the Dingess – Breeden area diving a Grey truck, having a large amount of Crystal Meth and a loaded handgun. At around 6:40 p.m., officers noticed that truck traveling north on county Route 3/5.  Officers attempted to make a traffic s...

Animal cruelty charges issued in Kentucky's largest seizure

A 73-year-old man is charged with more than 500 counts of cruelty to animals in connection with the largest animal seizure in Kentucky's history.

‘Armed and dangerous’ suspect wanted in Pike County, Ohio

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Deputies in Pike County, Ohio are looking for a man who is considered armed and dangerous. They warn that he should not be approached.

Deputies searching for missing Chillicothe woman

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Deputies in Chillicothe, Ohio are searching for Rebecca Blessing, who has been missing since Monday.

Escaped Inmate in Raleigh County Captured

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According to the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, Bruce McCullough, who walked away from a work release from the Beckley Correctional Center, has been captured.

Parents charged with 6-year-old’s starvation death

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A father and stepmother are charged with first-degree murder in the starvation death of their 6-year-old boy who authorities say weighed just 17 pounds when he died last week.

Man charged with impregnating 14-year-old disabled girl

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A 59-year-old man was charged with impregnating a 14-year-old disabled girl.

Ohio Police: Wisconsin man charged with kidnapping 12-year-old he met online

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Police say a man from Wisconsin has been charged with kidnapping after he traveled to Ohio to meet a 12-year-old girl he met online.

100 Charged in Major Drug Investigation in Ohio

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Several dozen people are behind bars Tuesday afternoon as Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced one of the biggest drug operations in the opioid crisis to date.

Dining hall worker charged with making terroristic threats against Ohio University

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A worker in a dining hall at Ohio University has been charged with making terroristic threats after police said he planned to “take down” other employees.

West Virginia State Police Holding DUI Checkpoint in Kanawha County

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The West Virginia State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Kanawha, County, West Virginia later this week. 

The Latest: 2 men who pursued gunman attend shooting vigil

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is suggesting there may have been a connection between the gunman who shot and killed 26 people in a South Texas community and the Baptist church where the slayings happened.

Police Searching for 2 People that Stole $30,000 in Rings from Charleston Store

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Charleston Police are searching for two people who stole six engagement rings valued at $30,000 from the Macy's in the Charleston Town Center Mall. According to a release from the Charleston Police Department, they are searching for a male and female. The female threatened the clerk, by stating her boyfriend had a firearm and he would use it if the clerk contacted security. The female then collected the rings and fled on foot out the Lee Street exit of t...

Indicted: Mother arrested after 3 kids test positive for meth

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A mother arrested after her three children tested positive for methamphetamine has been indicted.

Police respond to robbery on Charleston's West Side

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Police are on scene of a robbery on Charleston's West Side this morning. It happened right after noon. According to dispatchers, a person was robbed in the Roane Street area of an undisclosed amount of money.  The Charleston Police Department is responding. We have a crew headed to the scene. Stay with 13 News as we continue to update this ongoing story. 

Coroner: Infant found dead on Kentucky road

Authorities say an infant's body was found on a Kentucky road.

Police looking for suspect in early morning robbery

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Video lottery location robbed Monday morning.

Enough Fentanyl Seized To Kill Entire City

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio county prosecutor says the amount of fentanyl seized from three California men last month was enough to kill the entire population of Columbus. A Franklin County grand jury on Friday indicted Joel Lassiter, Luis Delgado and Rashaad Williams on aggravated drug trafficking and drug possession charges. Court records don't indicate whether they have attorneys. Authorities say the men were arrested Oct. 25 by a drug task force in a Columbus hotel parking lot...

Woman Arrested On Child Neglect Charges

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Officers responded to the 1800 Block of Summers Avenue In South Charleston. Upon arrival, they observed an 11 year old girl holding a 1 year old infant with a sign asking for help. The girl told officers that her mother, Shalinda Ball, had left her with the infant for 4 hours. Officers located Miss Ball at the Southmoor Apartments at her mother's house and advised her that her children were at the police station. Ball told officers that she had only left the children for roughly a...

Texas Church Shooting Suspect Identified

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SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - Newspaper: Sheriff says there were multiple deaths in Texas church shooting and shooter has been taken down.   We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Putnam County Police Investigating An Armed Robbery

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Police in Putnam County are investigating an Armed Robbery that occurred at Kelly's Hot Spot on Route 34. The robbery occurred Saturday night just before midnight. Putnam County Police say the suspect is a white man, 5'10 and 150 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing a grey hoodie and a black ski mask. A handgun was brandished and the man made off with an undisclosed amount of money. Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Putnam County Sheriff's Department. We w...

Police Searching For Escapee In Randolph County

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The West Virginia State Police is looking for a man who escaped custody this afternoon. State Police in Randolph County are looking for Sampson Odell IV.  Odell is 6' 3" tall and weighs 210 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a red flannel shirt, blue jeans and work boots. Odell was being transported by Preston County personnel when he escaped at the intersection of U.S. Route 33 and U.S. Route 250 on Corridor H. He was wanted on charges from Maryland and was listed as...

Man Arrested In Ashland Following A Stabbing

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Around 2:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, Ashland Police were flagged down by a man in the 3000 Block of Carter Avenue claiming he had been stabbed. The suspect was subsequently apprehended in the immediate area of the incident.  Lyle Ruggles (35 yoa) was arrested for 1st Degree Assault. If anyone has any knowledge of the incident which actually occurred in the 3000 Block of Winchester Avenue your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Officer Steele is the case officer. The...

Senator Rand Paul Assaulted In His Kentucky Home

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Kentucky State Police are investigating an assault on Sen. Rand Paul.Kentucky State police are investigating an assault on Senator Rand Paul. KSP troopers were called to the Republican U.S. senator's house before 3:30 p.m Friday. When officers arrived, they learned that Rene Boucher, 59, had allegedly assaulted Paul intentionally causing a minor injury. A spokesman for Rand Paul said, "Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault. The ass...

Addled In The Saddle? Woman Charged With DUI On Horseback

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LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A 53-year-old woman riding a horse down a busy Florida highway has been arrested and charged with driving drunk. Polk County Sheriff’s officials said in a news release that someone called 911 about a woman who appeared confused and possibly in danger. When deputies arrived they found Donna Byrne riding her horse in the road. Officers did a sobriety test and said she gave breath samples that registered blood-alcohol level of .161 — twice Florid...

Police Investigating Robbery At Cross Lanes Go-Mart

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This morning before 9:00 a.m. a robbery occurred at the Cross Lanes Go-Mart store.  Two black males entered.  One man distracted a clerk while the other went into the office and stole a large amount of money. They fled when confronted leaving in a black sedan, possibly a Chevrolet Impala.  No weapons were displayed during the crime. Anyone with information on the crime or identity of the suspects is asked to call 304-357-0169 or submit a tip on our website at ...

UPDATE: Salem Man Turns Himself In After Road Rage Incident

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William Sothen, 63, of Salem, turned himself in to Harrison County Magistrate Court Wednesday afternoon after a warrant was issued for battery in Monongalia County.

Update: More Arrests in Park Place Bar Drug Investigation

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Charleston Police believe that a bar in the Capitol City is at the center of the majority of crime taking place on the West Side of Charleston. Ten people have now been arrested in connection with the 4-month long investigation into the Park Place Bar. Charleston Police arrested James Bryant aka "Old School" and Roderic Scott Johnson aka "Scotty Bones" on several drug charges. 

One in custody following body discovered in Huntington

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HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) - Huntington Police are on the scene where a dead body was discovered this morning between 3rd and 4th Avenues and 5th and 6th Streets. A man's body was found slumped up against a wall outside of Britney's Place in the alley. The Huntington Police Department's Forensic Team is gathering evidence and the County Medical Examiner is on scene. Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli says one suspect is in custody.  More information is expected to be rele...

West Virginia man gets 3 years for having guns

A 45-year-old man from West Virginia has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for illegally possessing guns.

Man Sentenced to 180 Years in Prison for Raping Kids at Wife's Daycare

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Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin has released details regarding an ongoing investigation that his office is conducting in cooperation with Ohio Bureau of Investigations Crimes Against Children’s Unit. As a result of this investigation into the allegation of sexual misconduct, Matthew W. Case age 43 of Rio Grande, Ohio, has been taken into custody and is incarcerated in the Gallia County Jail for four counts of Gross Sexual Imposition. Sheriff Champlin states ”Investig...

UPDATE: Judge Grants Continuance for Lena Lunsford's Trial Video included

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Lena Lunsford's attorney, Tom Dyer, filed a motion to continue the trial, and a judge granted the motion. The trial was originally set to begin in June but will now begin with jury selection on October 12.

Suspect Arrested After Attempted Robbery And Shooting In Kanawha County

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Yesterday morning a shooting was reported at a residence in Dalewood Trailer Park in Cross Lanes. When Deputies arrived to assist they met with the resident, Michael Jeffries, who told them he shot Joshua Hatfield several times while Mr. Hatfield attempted to rob him. Mr. Jeffries said he drove his SUV to Putnam County with Elijah Hammons and a female. 

UPDATE: 2nd Victim in Charleston Shooting Passes Away. Video included

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Dispatchers confirmed that two people were shot following a shooting in the west side area of Charleston this evening. The incident happened near Garrison Avenue at roughly 6:21 p.m. The extent of the victims' injuries is unknown at this time. Police say the suspect fled on foot.  No arrests have been made and units are still searching the area. The Charleston Police Department, Charleston Fire Department, and Kanawha County Emergency Medical Services are on scene. Stay wit...

Roane County Sheriff Resigns from Position Following Drug Trial Video included

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Williams was elected as Sheriff of Roane County on November 8th, 2016 and began his term on January 1st, 2017

UPDATE: Kanawha County Commissioners Discuss Progress on Crossings Mall Bridge Video included

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According to the Kanawha County Commission a receiver has been appointed to manage the property at Elkview Crossings Mall.

160 'Unusually Large' Marijuana Plants Discovered in Harrison County

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A large quantity of marijuana plants was discovered Tuesday in an isolated area of Harrison County.

UPDATE: Man Indicted on Murder Charges in Death of 10-Month-Old Girl

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Benjamin Taylor has been indicted on multiple charges after the sexual assault and death of 10-month-old Emmaleigh Barringer.

UPDATE: Missing Belmont County Teens Lead Police On High Speed Chase in Texas

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UPDATE: According to the Belmont County Sheriff's Office, both teens have been taken into custody in Texas. 

Police say "Deadpool" Bank Robber being held in a detention center

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The South Point Police Department are currently investigating a robbery at the U.S. Bank in South Point, Ohio. The bank is on Solida Road, and people are being asked to stay clear of the area. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous, and the police believe that he has a handgun. The suspect is wearing a mask of the comic book and movie and character Deadpool. The South Point Police Department are saying the suspect is a white male, weight around 200 pounds, and somew...

Grand jury: 2 bishops hid sex abuse of hundreds of children

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A new grand jury report claims two Roman Catholic bishops in a central Pennsylvania diocese helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by over 50 priests or religious leaders over a 40-year period.

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  • Update: Golden Alert Cancelled in Eastern Kentucky

    Update: Golden Alert Cancelled in Eastern Kentucky

    Thursday, November 9 2017 2:53 PM EST2017-11-09 19:53:30 GMT

    BOYD COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - A Golden Alert has been issued for a missing woman from Boyd County. According to a release form the Ashland-Boyd County-Catlettsburg Emergency Management, 71-year-old Sandra Brown, of Catlettsburg, KY is missing. Brown is described as 4'10" tall and weighs 125 pounds with brown eyes, and shoulder length blonde hair.  She was last seen at Grandview Manor in Catlettsburg around 11 p.m. Sunday. It is crucial she is located as soon as possible. If ...

    BOYD COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - A Golden Alert has been issued for a missing woman from Boyd County. According to a release form the Ashland-Boyd County-Catlettsburg Emergency Management, 71-year-old Sandra Brown, of Catlettsburg, KY is missing. Brown is described as 4'10" tall and weighs 125 pounds with brown eyes, and shoulder length blonde hair.  She was last seen at Grandview Manor in Catlettsburg around 11 p.m. Sunday. It is crucial she is located as soon as possible. If ...

  • UPDATE: Missing Logan County woman found safe

    UPDATE: Missing Logan County woman found safe

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    LOGAN COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Deputies with the Logan County Sheriff's Department are searching for a missing woman out of Logan County.  Kelsey Renee Grimmett, 25, is described as a white female, with brown hair, brown eyes, roughly 5' 5" in height, and weighing approximately 125 lbs. She has a tattoo on her left arm of a frog. Grimmett was reported missing Thursday, September 28th, 2017, by her father who told police it had been more than a week since he had contact with her...

    LOGAN COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Deputies with the Logan County Sheriff's Department are searching for a missing woman out of Logan County.  Kelsey Renee Grimmett, 25, is described as a white female, with brown hair, brown eyes, roughly 5' 5" in height, and weighing approximately 125 lbs. She has a tattoo on her left arm of a frog. Grimmett was reported missing Thursday, September 28th, 2017, by her father who told police it had been more than a week since he had contact with her...

  • UPDATE: Missing Morgantown Teen Found Safe

    UPDATE: Missing Morgantown Teen Found Safe

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    The Bangor Police Department said they located a missing Morgantown teen Thursday in Bangor Maine. 

    The Bangor Police Department said they located a missing Morgantown teen Thursday in Bangor Maine. 

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  • SLIDESHOW: 15 Arrested, 3 Wanted in Major West Virginia Heroin Trafficking Bust

    SLIDESHOW: 15 Arrested, 3 Wanted in Major West Virginia Heroin Trafficking Bust

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    West Virginia has worst overdose death rate in the nation.West Virginia has worst overdose death rate in the nation.

    PARKERSBURG, WV (WOWK) - The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force (PNTF), with assistance from the FBI, concluded a year-long investigation involving the trafficking of heroin into the Wood County area. According to a release from the Parkersburg Police Department, at approximately 6 a.m. Friday, an operation to arrest 18 people involved in this investigation began. This operation was conducted in three states, Parkersburg, West Virginia, Marietta, Ohio, and Detroit, Michigan. As a res...

    PARKERSBURG, WV (WOWK) - The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force (PNTF), with assistance from the FBI, concluded a year-long investigation involving the trafficking of heroin into the Wood County area. According to a release from the Parkersburg Police Department, at approximately 6 a.m. Friday, an operation to arrest 18 people involved in this investigation began. This operation was conducted in three states, Parkersburg, West Virginia, Marietta, Ohio, and Detroit, Michigan. As a res...

  • Teacher caught waiting on floor with lit candles had sex with student, deputies say

    Teacher caught waiting on floor with lit candles had sex with student, deputies say

    Friday, November 17 2017 6:38 PM EST2017-11-17 23:38:26 GMT
    YUKON, Okla. (WNCN) — An Oklahoma chemistry teacher is behind bars after deputies discovered she was having sex with one of her students. Hunter Day, 22, was arrested after deputies pretended to be the boy arriving at her home for another sexual encounter. “This is a classic case of a serious breach of public trust. School teachers are entrusted to protect and educate our children, not to engage in an unlawful sexual relationship with them,” said Chris West, Canadi...
    YUKON, Okla. (WNCN) — An Oklahoma chemistry teacher is behind bars after deputies discovered she was having sex with one of her students. Hunter Day, 22, was arrested after deputies pretended to be the boy arriving at her home for another sexual encounter. “This is a classic case of a serious breach of public trust. School teachers are entrusted to protect and educate our children, not to engage in an unlawful sexual relationship with them,” said Chris West, Canadi...
  • Navy admits flight crew created obscene skydrawing over town

    Navy admits flight crew created obscene skydrawing over town

    Friday, November 17 2017 4:24 PM EST2017-11-17 21:24:22 GMT

    The U.S. Navy says a flight crew who drew a phallic symbol over a town will face punishment.

    The U.S. Navy says a flight crew who drew a phallic symbol over a town will face punishment.

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