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Chelyan post office vandalized with graffiti, windows broken

The U.S. Post Office in Chelyan was vandalized early Friday morning.

Kanawha County Sheriff’s deputies responding to the 911 call found several broken windows and graffiti on the building’s exterior walls when they arrived after 4...

Chelyan post office vandalized with graffiti, windows broken

The U.S. Post Office in Chelyan was vandalized early Friday morning.

Kanawha County Sheriff’s deputies responding to the 911 call found several broken windows and graffiti on the building’s exterior walls when they arrived after 4 ...

Charleston man pleads guilty to 2013 murder of teen daughter
Charleston man pleads guilty to 2013 murder of teen daughter

A Charleston man on Thursday pleaded guilty to the shooting death of his adopted teenage daughter in 2013.

Roy Roger Pittman, 70, faced one count of second-degree murder for fatally shooting Brittany Pittman, 15, with a shotgun in her bedroom...

Man arrested for stealing license plate and fleeing
Man arrested for stealing license plate and fleeing

A Clendenin man is charged with petty larceny and fleeing after allegedly stealing a license plate and running from Kanawha County Sheriff’s deputies in Elkview on Wednesday.

Metro Communications told area law enforcement to be on the...

Man admits to arson after setting house on fire

A man is charged with illegally entering a building and setting fire to it after police say he showed up in gasoline-soaked pants and admitted to starting a house fire Wednesday.

Alexander Ryan Brooks, 26, of South Charleston, went to the...

Mom charged with contaminating ill son’s IV misses hearing

CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman accused of deliberately making her 9-year-old son sick by contaminating his IV with fecal matter at a Cincinnati hospital is being sought on an arrest warrant after she missed a court hearing.

A Hamilton County...

Lincoln County woman arrested on multiple drug charges
Lincoln County woman arrested on multiple drug charges

Sarah Theresa Withrow, 38, of Hamlin, is charged with multiple drug counts after St. Albans police arrested her on an outstanding marijuana-trafficking warrant in the 2800 block of MacCorkle Avenue on Monday, according to a criminal complaint filed in ...

Huntington police ID homeless man struck and killed by train

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Huntington police have identified a homeless man who was struck and killed by a train.

Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli tells The Herald-Dispatch that police notified 46-year-...

W.Va. felon convicted of firearms possession

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Bunker Hill man who had 19 guns in his home has been convicted of a weapons charge.

Forty-eight-year-old Timothy James Fisher was convicted in federal court in Martinsburg on one...

Suspect in puppy torture-killing re-arrested after failing to appear in court
Suspect in puppy torture-killing re-arrested after failing to appear in court

Suspect failed to appear in court for animal cruelty; two new charges added

Felon arrested for domestic battery also charged with gun possession

Derrick Dwayne Lamb, 24, of Charleston, is charged with domestic battery and possession of a firearm by a felon after Charleston police arrested him for allegedly beating and choking a woman on the city’s West Side.

The domestic...

Belle couple arrested for child neglect

Elizabeth Marie Barnett, 24, and Benjamin Todd Massey, 23, both of Belle, are charged with child neglect resulting in injury after leaving three children — aged 5, 4 and 7 months — alone in an unlocked home to go to GoMart Tuesday,...

Man charged with December burglary

Shane Ray Thompson, 37, of St. Albans, is charged with the December 2014 burglary of a home in the 600 block of Gordon Drive in Charleston’s Fort Hill neighborhood, according to a criminal complaint filed with Kanawha County Magistrate Court....

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