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Mount Olive correctional officer charged with copper theft

MOUNT OLIVE, W.Va. (AP) — A Mount Olive Correctional Complex correctional officer has been charged with stealing copper from the maximum-security prison.

West Virginia State Police tell media outlets that 29-year-old Lyle Russell Lesher...

Mount Olive correctional officer charged with copper theft

MOUNT OLIVE, W.Va. (AP) — A Mount Olive Correctional Complex correctional officer has been charged with stealing copper from the maximum-security prison.

West Virginia State Police tell media outlets that 29-year-old Lyle Russell Lesher...

Update: Suspect arrested in vehicle collisions
Update: Suspect arrested in vehicle collisions

Charleston man allegedly struck brother’s truck, officer patrol car

New chief public defender to begin

Diana Panucci will be Kanawha County’s new chief public defender starting Sunday.

Panucci, who has worked in the public defender’s office since 1996, was appointed by the office’s board of directors late Friday evening,...

Former Freedom officials head to court for arraignment hearing

Four former Freedom Industries officials will appear in court this week for another arraignment hearing on their additional federal charges.

Last week, the federal grand jury returned a 13-count superseding indictment against former Freedom...

Standoff with apparent suicidal man ends without incident

Kanawha Metro 911 dispatchers received reports around 10 p.m. Saturday of a gunshot in the area of Do-Si-Do Lane in Mammoth. Residents in the area told dispatchers they had seen a neighbor outside, heard the shot and believed he may have committed...

Warrant issued for St. Albans fraud suspect

St. Albans police have issued an arrest warrant for a man wanted in connection with credit card fraud in Kanawha and Putnam county.

Capt. James Agee said a felony warrant was obtained for Timothy “Bobo” Ward, 32, of Buffalo. ...

Survey: Residents favor community supervision for some juvenile offenders

Many West Virginians favor less-serious juvenile offenders to be placed in community supervision instead of state-funded residential facilities, which many think should be reserved for more serious crimes, according to a recent survey.

The...

House bill reforms election of judges

Speaker calls bill a step forward in making process more fair

W.Va. abandons plan to send inmates out of state

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is abandoning a plan to house some inmates in Kentucky.

The state had considered the transfer of up to 400 inmates. The felony offenders would have received educational and other programs required...

Huntington chief believes pedestrian at fault in collision with cruiser

Huntington police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck by an on-duty police officer Friday night.

Huntington Chief Joe Ciccarelli said one of his officers was traveling on Fifth Avenue through Marshall University’s campus at...

Victim named, suspects sought in fatal shooting
Victim named, suspects sought in fatal shooting

At least one person has been charged in connection with a Friday morning fatal shooting in Rand, and deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office have detained “several” others in possible connection to the incident....

Heating work done, W.Va. inmates return to their jail

AUGUSTA, W.Va. (AP) — Some 200 inmates are back at the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail following repairs to the jail’s heating system.

The West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority relocated the inmates to...

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