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Newest Kanawha circuit judge finally has the job she’s always wanted
Newest Kanawha circuit judge finally has the job she’s always wanted

Charleston lawyer Joanna Tabit has never been shy about her desire to become a judge.

Although she only ran for election to the position once, she says she has applied consistently for the last several years.

“You can go back to...

Newest Kanawha circuit judge finally has the job she’s always wanted
Newest Kanawha circuit judge finally has the job she’s always wanted

Charleston lawyer Joanna Tabit has never been shy about her desire to become a judge.

Although she only ran for election to the position once, she says she has applied consistently for the last several years.

“You can go back to...

GW student caught with pistol at school

A George Washington High School student is facing possible expulsion and a criminal charge after bringing a pistol to school.

It happened at the beginning of the school day Monday. A student at the Charleston school saw what appeared to be a gun ...

WV Supreme Court to decide punishment for Randolph County circuit judge
WV Supreme Court to decide punishment for Randolph County circuit judge

It’s up to state Supreme Court justices to decide whether a three-year suspension and a $20,000 fine is an appropriate punishment for a Randolph County circuit judge who had an affair with a former community corrections director.

In...

Authorities offering drug treatment to battle heroin scourge

A handful of those rounded up last week during a warrant sweep targeting heroin dealers were offered a rare second chance by authorities.

And a few of them took the offer.

Police in Kanawha and Putnam counties arrested 35 people Thursday...

Investigation into policeman continues

An investigation into the conduct of a Charleston police lieutenant continues a month after the officer was placed on paid leave.

Lt. Shawn Williams was placed on paid administrative leave Sept. 22 after a complaint about his conduct was filed...

Logan police searching for pair who robbed lingerie store

Police are searching for two people who they say robbed a Logan County lingerie store earlier this week.

The owner of Lynn’s Lingerie & More told police that two people entered the store Monday afternoon and one came up behind her and...

Driver, student injured in W.Va. school bus wreck

KENNA, W.Va. (AP) — Police say two people were injured when a school bus went over an embankment in Jackson County.

The accident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday on Middle Fork Road.

Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs tells ...

W.Va. prisoner sentenced for inmate assault

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A federal prisoner will spend nearly 23 years of additional time behind bars for attacking another inmate.

John David Pinke was convicted of attempted murder and conspiracy in August in federal court in Clarksburg....

Two arrested in McDowell County deaths
Two arrested in McDowell County deaths

Two arrests have been made in connection with two men that were found dead inside a burning car in McDowell County over the weekend.

West Virginia State Police spokesperson Lt. Michael Baylous said Donald Bailey, age unavailable, of Crumpler,...

2 FCI Morgantown inmates sentenced for contraband

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Two inmates at the Federal Correctional Institute, Morgantown will spend additional time behind bars for possessing contraband.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II says 42-year-old James Robinson pleaded guilty...

Shinnston man pleads guilty in infant’s death

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Shinnston man has pleaded guilty to a neglect charge stemming from the suffocation of his 3-month-old son.

Media outlets report that 32-year-old Clovis McCoy Jr. pleaded guilty to child neglect resulting in...

Investigation reveals at least three WVU students identified in Saturday riots
Investigation reveals at least three WVU students identified in Saturday riots

Identified people are in process of expulsion; Gee writes open letter urging culture change

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