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Kanawha prosecutor says there’s ‘confusion’ around sexual assault reporting requirements
Kanawha prosecutor says there’s ‘confusion’ around sexual assault reporting requirements

Kanawha County prosecutors are looking into new information they have received about reporting requirements of sexual assault victims and how that could relate to the case of former Capital High School Principal Clinton Giles.

Giles is accused...

Kanawha prosecutor says there’s ‘confusion’ around sexual assault reporting requirements
Kanawha prosecutor says there’s ‘confusion’ around sexual assault reporting requirements

Kanawha County prosecutors are looking into new information they have received about reporting requirements of sexual assault victims and how that could relate to the case of former Capital High School Principal Clinton Giles.

Giles is accused...

Questions will help judge decide if U.S. attorneys can stay on Freedom case

A federal judge directed attorneys to come up with a list of questions to ask prosecutors involved in the Freedom Industries criminal case to see if or how they were affected by last January’s chemical spill.

Citing a need to develop the ...

WVU warns students of telephone scam

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is warning students about a phone scam in which the caller impersonates police.

The Dominion Post reports that the Charleston Police Department appears on the caller ID, and the caller...

Man charged with meth possession in Nitro

A Nitro man was arrested after police found him in possession of methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

Robert Hayes, 30, of Nitro, was charged with possession and intent to deliver meth after a traffic stop early Monday morning on 1st Avenue...

Plans to resolve Freedom bankruptcy case discussed at meeting

Attorneys for people who submitted claims for out-of-pocket expenses incurred related to last January’s chemical leak discussed plans to resolve the rest of Freedom Industries’ bankruptcy case.

Attorneys, spill claimants and James ...

Judges approve $18 million settlement with former Mountain State students

Former Mountain State University will pay

$18 million after losing accreditation in 2012

Charleston firefighter faces DUI, other charges

A veteran firefighter in Charleston is facing a plethora of charges in Lincoln County after he allegedly tried to flee from a police officer in his truck while impaired.

Paul Edward Young Jr., 39, of Charleston, was charged with aggravated DUI,...

Legislation aims to protect students from sex crimes

Bill closes loophole in current law, requires schools to report all cases of abuse or assault

Sheriff: Fayette County child’s death was tragic accident

OAK HILL, W.Va. (AP) — Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler says a 16-month-old child’s death was a tragic accident.

Kessler says police don’t suspect neglect or abuse and no charges have been filed. The investigation will...

Defense: Gag order not needed if ex-Massey CEO’s trial moved

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A gag order issued in former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship’s criminal case would be unnecessary if the courts grant a defense request to move his trial to another district, defense lawyers say in a court...

W.Va. couple gets prison for stealing $400k from 90 year old

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia couple has been sentenced to prison for stealing nearly $400,000 from a 90-year-old to purchase a vacation house in the Outer Banks.

The U.S. attorney’s office says 67-year-old Timothy Summers ...

Ex-W.Va. highways supervisor gets probation for lying to FBI

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia Division of Highways supervisor who admitted lying to the FBI has received probation.

Edward Matthew Tuttle was sentenced on Wednesday to three years of probation. The 39-year-old Buckhannon...

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