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W.Va. man pleads guilty in 1981 fatal shooting of father

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — A McDowell County man has pleaded guilty in the 1981 fatal shooting of his father.

Media outlets report 54-year-old David Miller of Premier entered the plea Friday to voluntary manslaughter in McDowell County...

W.Va. man pleads guilty in 1981 fatal shooting of father

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — A McDowell County man has pleaded guilty in the 1981 fatal shooting of his father.

Media outlets report 54-year-old David Miller of Premier entered the plea Friday to voluntary manslaughter in McDowell County...

Martinsburg man convicted in wife’s hammer death

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Martinsburg man has been convicted of killing his estranged wife with a hammer.

A Berkeley County Circuit Court jury found 31-year-old Rickie Lee Greenfield guilty of first-degree murder Friday....

Maryland man found guilty in WVU student’s fatal stabbing

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A Maryland man has been convicted in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old West Virginia University student.

Media outlets report a Monongalia County Circuit Court jury found Robert Hernandez Jr. of...

West Virginia still hopes to turn ex-Navy base into prison

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials say plans are moving forward to convert part of a soon-to-be closed Navy base in Pendleton County into a state prison.

Corrections Commissioner Jim Rubenstein told legislators ...

Tomblin appoints successor to circuit judge who resigned

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed an Elkins attorney to succeed a circuit court judge who resigned after admitting having an affair with a corrections official.

Tomblin announced David H. Wilmoth’s ...

Ex-guard at US prison in W.Va. admits touching inmate

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A former guard at the Federal Prison Camp in Alderson faces up to two years in prison after admitting he improperly touched an inmate.

The Register-Herald reports that 50-...

Video: Rockslide and water main break cause traffic tangle
Video: Rockslide and water main break cause traffic tangle

A rock slide was reported near the intersection of Washington Street West and Route 21 on Friday morning, a Kanawha County 911 dispatcher said.

“It was near the bridge into Orchard Manor,” she said. “Two lanes...

Two-vehicle accident reported on Sissonville Drive

Emergency crews were on the scene of a two-vehicle accident in Sissonville on Friday morning, a Kanawha County 911 dispatcher said.

The accident occurred about 8 a.m. and at 7122 Sissonville Drive where at least one person was...

Graduation from drug court program marks turnaround
Graduation from drug court program marks turnaround

Many battling addiction thank family, friends for support during program

By ANDREA LANNOM

Daily Mail Staff

For Charleston mother-to-be Jessie Hicks, Thursday marked a special milestone in combating her addiction.

Hicks, ...

Theft on the rise in Charleston

Detective says increase linked to state’s high rate of drug addiction

Warrant sweeps to target theft in Kanawha County

Three Kanawha County law enforcement agencies are teaming up to crack down on active warrants involving burglaries and larcenies.

Charleston Sgt. Scott Dempsey said the initiative, dubbed Operation Protecting Against Community Theft (PACT),...

Lawsuits filed over Greenbrier County diesel spill

Greenbrier County businesses that had to close their doors because of a water outage after a tanker truck wrecked and spilled diesel fuel into the river are suing the trucking company.

Charleston attorneys representing Bakery LLC, the Irish Pub ...

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