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Robbery suspect shot, killed by police in Bluefield

Staff, wire reports

Police say a bank robbery suspect is dead following an exchange of gunfire with officers.

Bluefield police Chief Dennis Dillow told the

Pa. man sentenced to life with no mercy in W.Va. slaying

WELLSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man convicted of killing a West Virginia man has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole.

WTOV-TV reports that Rocco Zuccaro of Burgettstown,...

Robbery suspect shot, killed by police in Bluefield

Staff, wire reports

Police say a bank robbery suspect is dead following an exchange of gunfire with officers.

Bluefield police Chief Dennis Dillow told the ...

Welch police begin carrying body cameras

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) – Welch police officers have begun carrying body cameras to record all contact with the public.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that Police Chief Eugene Muncy announced that the...

Truck hauling sugar catches fire on I-77

Emergency officials responded to a truck on Interstate 77 south that caught fire early Tuesday morning near mile marker 70.

The truck, which was hauling sugar, caught fire around 1 a.m. when the vehicles engine ignited, said officials with the...

Authorities rule fire at former Fort Gay school as arson

FORT GAY, W.Va. (AP) – The State Fire Marshal’s Office has ruled a fire that damaged a former school in Fort Gay as arson.

The Fort Gay Fire Department tells multiple media outlets that the fire occurred on Saturday at a building...

Body of missing Ohio man found in W.Va

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia State Police say the body of a missing Ohio man has been found in Ritchie County.

State police 1st Sgt. B.S. Snodgrass says investigators believe 68-year-old Lee Salzwimmer of North Canton, Ohio,...

Former Ritchie County teacher found not guilty of sexual abuse

A former Ritchie County High School teacher was found not guilty in a sexual abuse trial last week.

David Peter Weekley had been indicted by a grand jury on five counts in June, including two counts of second degree sexual assault, two counts of ...

Man reportedly shot in Charleston

A man was driving on the East End around Dixie and Thompson streets Monday evening when his vehicle was struck by gunfire and he was shot in the right foot, police say.

Charleston police Sgt. James “Tyke” Hunt said he...

Roane and Calhoun counties to get adult drug court

Adult drug courts are expanding quickly in West Virginia with one for Roane and Calhoun counties set to be unveiled Tuesday.

The announcement of the new court brings the state closer to its goal of having the diversionary program in every...

Area residents plead guilty to federal drug charges

A Putnam County man pleaded guilty Monday in Charleston to five federal drug charges.

Christian Garrett Thornton, 29, of Bancroft, admitted to distributing oxymorphone pills, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin’s...

Man allegedly sexually abused two girls in Cabell County
Man allegedly sexually abused two girls in Cabell County

Suspect accused of abusing young girls

A Summers County man sexually abused a 9-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl who were walking near Barboursville Elementary School in Cabell County on Wednesday, according to police.

The man,...

2 men sentenced for roles in multistate drug operation

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Two men have been sentenced for their roles in a multistate drug trafficking operation.

Juwan Robert Woods, 32, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to seven years and seven months in prison. Terri Shuttlesworth, 25, of...

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