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Man in intensive care after police-involved shooting in Elkins

A Hardy County man remains unconscious in intensive care after being shot by police during an altercation early Sunday morning.

State Police are investigating if two troopers and one Elkins police officer had probable cause to engage Preston L.

Man in intensive care after police-involved shooting in Elkins

A Hardy County man remains unconscious in intensive care after being shot by police during an altercation early Sunday morning.

State Police are investigating if two troopers and one Elkins police officer had probable cause to engage Preston L....

Man critically wounded after being shot by police in Elkins

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — State police say officers shot a man in Elkins after he pointed a handgun at them.

State police say 25-year-old Preston L. Burrows was critically injured and was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital in...

Man charged after throwing gun while running from officer

A Charleston man was charged with fleeing authorities, simple possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon on Tuesday.

Police were called to 303 Glenwood Ave. when five males with firearms attempted to enter the residence....

Blount man charged with fleeing officer

A Blount man has been charged with obstructing a police officer and fleeing with reckless disregard after failing to stop at a traffic stop on Wednesday.

Travis Allen Skiles, 22, was traveling north on Campbells Creek Drive when a West Virginia ...

Man arrested for breaking into stranger’s home, lying in bed with him
Man arrested for breaking into stranger’s home, lying in bed with him

A Belle man is charged with assault, trespassing and possession after being accused of breaking into a stranger's home in the 600 block of Georges Creek Drive and lying in bed with him Wednesday.

Police say defendant Tyler Allen Walker, 22,...

WV inmate sentenced for threatening President Obama

ELKINS, W.Va. — A West Virginia inmate has been sentenced to another year in prison for threatening President Barack Obama.

Robert Dale Tasker is an inmate at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail in Belington.

An investigation by the...

Lawsuit claims evolution is a religion

A parent of a Jefferson County student has filed a federal lawsuit against local, state and federal education officials claiming the teaching of evolution, which he says is a religion, violates his child’s Constitutional rights.

Kenneth...

Credit fraud suspects caught with “stacks” of credit cards in vehicle

Authorities found dozens of credit cards in car after arrest

Freedom Industries execs plead not guilty to new indictment
Freedom Industries execs plead not guilty to new indictment

Two former Freedom Industries executives have entered not guilty pleas to a superseding indictment against them.

Gary Southern and Dennis Farrell previously waived their rights to attend the Thursday hearing and asked that a not guilty plea be...

Charges against ex-Kanawha prosecutor Mark Plants dismissed
Charges against ex-Kanawha prosecutor Mark Plants dismissed

A Mercer County magistrate has dismissed misdemeanor domestic violence charges against former Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants.

Plants appeared for a Thursday compliance hearing before Mercer County Magistrate Mike Flanigan, who was...

Man charged in Tenn. with killing wife arrested in W.Va.

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia authorities have arrested a Tennessee man charged with running over and killing his wife with a pickup truck.

Media outlets report that West Virginia State Police troopers arrested 38-year-old Chad...

Loyal dog keeps missing boy warm on cold night in the woods

A Mercer County boy survived an accidental overnight stay in the woods thanks to a loyal friend — his dog. Six-year-old Henry Cox went missing after playing with his friends outside his home around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Henry had been...

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