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  • Ritchie County Man Arrested on Child Abuse, Neglect Charges

    Ritchie County Man Arrested on Child Abuse, Neglect Charges

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:00:56 GMT
    Lewis EvansLewis Evans
    West Virginia State Police have arrested a Ritchie County man accused of child abuse.Lewis Matthew Evans, 28, is accused of beating a 9-year-old boy Thursday night. 
    West Virginia State Police have arrested a Ritchie County man accused of child abuse.Lewis Matthew Evans, 28, is accused of beating a 9-year-old boy Thursday night. 
  • Bridgeport, WV Mayor Mario Blount Set for Federal Plea Deal

    Bridgeport, WV Mayor Mario Blount Set for Federal Plea Deal

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:53:17 GMT
    Mario BlountMario Blount
    Blount, 51, a registered pharmacist, and two other defendants, Angela Davis, 51, and April Davis, 23, were indicted in May 2014 by a federal grand jury in Martinsburg.
    Blount, 51, a registered pharmacist, and two other defendants, Angela Davis, 51, and April Davis, 23, were indicted in May 2014 by a federal grand jury in Martinsburg.
  • Virginia Man Convicted of Morgantown Crimes, Sentenced in Massachusetts

    Virginia Man Convicted of Morgantown Crimes, Sentenced in Massachusetts

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:20:12 GMT
    Michael TarpehMichael Tarpeh
    A Virginia man convicted of malicious assault and grand larceny in Morgantown has been sentenced on carjacking charges in Massachusetts.Michael Moses Tarpeh, 24, pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to at least five and no more than six years in prison after serving his West Virginia prison sentence. Prosecutors said Tarpeh threatened a man, punched him, then stole his car keys and $150 in cash, reports the Berkshire Eagle. Tarpeh is reported to have hung his head and wiped away te...
    A Virginia man convicted of malicious assault and grand larceny in Morgantown has been sentenced on carjacking charges in Massachusetts.Michael Moses Tarpeh, 24, pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to at least five and no more than six years in prison after serving his West Virginia prison sentence. Prosecutors said Tarpeh threatened a man, punched him, then stole his car keys and $150 in cash, reports the Berkshire Eagle. Tarpeh is reported to have hung his head and wiped away te...
  • University Police At WVU Introduce New Phone App

    University Police At WVU Introduce New Phone App

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:13:26 GMT
    Classes are back in session at West Virginia University and this year University Police have implemented Life Safe, a new phone application aimed at keeping students safe. The purpose is to provide students with an easier way to contact officials in an emergency situation.
    Classes are back in session at West Virginia University and this year University Police have implemented Life Safe, a new phone application aimed at keeping students safe. The purpose is to provide students with an easier way to contact officials in an emergency situation.
  • Woman Arrested in Fatal Grafton Shooting

    Woman Arrested in Fatal Grafton Shooting

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:46:24 GMT
    The Grafton Police Department arrest a Taylor County woman in connection to a fatal shooting Wednesday night.
    The Grafton Police Department arrest a Taylor County woman in connection to a fatal shooting Wednesday night.
  • New Jersey Woman Arrested in Taylor County

    New Jersey Woman Arrested in Taylor County

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:12:49 GMT
    Jaime AdametzJaime Adametz
    A fugitive from New Jersey has been taken into custody in Taylor County.
    A fugitive from New Jersey has been taken into custody in Taylor County.
  • Randolph County Man Found Guilty of Sex Abuse Charges Granted New Trial

    Randolph County Man Found Guilty of Sex Abuse Charges Granted New Trial

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:28:44 GMT
    .A jury had found Derek Shifflett guilty on 27 counts each of first degree sexual assault, incest, and sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian.Shifflett sexually abused a young girl between 2011 and 2012.
    .A jury had found Derek Shifflett guilty on 27 counts each of first degree sexual assault, incest, and sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian.Shifflett sexually abused a young girl between 2011 and 2012.
  • Trial Date Set for Randolph County Man Accused of Murder

    Trial Date Set for Randolph County Man Accused of Murder

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:28:09 GMT
    Theodore Newlon, 84Theodore Newlon, 84
    A trial date has been set for a Randolph County man deemed competent to face murder charges.
    A trial date has been set for a Randolph County man deemed competent to face murder charges.
  • Taylor County Fair Board Member Accused of Stealing Money From Fair

    Taylor County Fair Board Member Accused of Stealing Money From Fair

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:43:56 GMT
    The Taylor County Sheriff's Department has arrested a member of the Taylor County Fair Board after he embezzled nearly $1,500 from the fair, according to Taylor County Prosecutor John Bord.Michael Joseph Knotts, 41, of Grafton is accused of breaking into the Taylor County Fair Grounds using a key he was given. After entering the secured gate, he entered a building on the fair grounds through an unlocked door, then kicked in an interior door to enter the room where the money is kept in a locke...
    The Taylor County Sheriff's Department has arrested a member of the Taylor County Fair Board after he embezzled nearly $1,500 from the fair, according to Taylor County Prosecutor John Bord.Michael Joseph Knotts, 41, of Grafton is accused of breaking into the Taylor County Fair Grounds using a key he was given. After entering the secured gate, he entered a building on the fair grounds through an unlocked door, then kicked in an interior door to enter the room where the money is kept in a locke...
  • Woman Sells Heroin to Undercover Officer, 2 Others Arrested, $16K in Drugs Seized

    Woman Sells Heroin to Undercover Officer, 2 Others Arrested, $16K in Drugs Seized

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:44:10 GMT
    Photo courtesy of the Harrison County Sheriff's DepartmentPhoto courtesy of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department
    Law enforcement in Lewis and Harrison counties arrested three people on drug charges after a woman sold heroin to an undercover officer in Jane Lew on Tuesday, August 26.
    Law enforcement in Lewis and Harrison counties arrested three people on drug charges after a woman sold heroin to an undercover officer in Jane Lew on Tuesday, August 26.
  • Man Accused in Morgantown Fatal Stabbing Waives Preliminary Hearing

    Man Accused in Morgantown Fatal Stabbing Waives Preliminary Hearing

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:03:16 GMT
    Robert HernandezRobert Hernandez
    A man accused of killing a West Virginia University freshman waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Monongalia County court Monday.
    A man accused of killing a West Virginia University freshman waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Monongalia County court Monday.
  • WVU Student Arrested for Selling Marijuana from Dorm Room

    WVU Student Arrested for Selling Marijuana from Dorm Room

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:00:17 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    West Virginia University Police arrested a Dadisman Hall resident after finding marijuana, baggies, xanax, and cash in his dorm room.
    West Virginia University Police arrested a Dadisman Hall resident after finding marijuana, baggies, xanax, and cash in his dorm room.
  • State Police Searching for Man Wanted on Sex Crimes in Fairmont, Clarksburg Area

    State Police Searching for Man Wanted on Sex Crimes in Fairmont, Clarksburg Area

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:09:53 GMT
    Jeremy MarpleJeremy Marple
    West Virginia State Police need your help locating a man wanted on multiple sexual related crimes.Jeremy Matthew Marple, 32, is believed to be traveling between Clarksburg and Fairmont. Marple is approximately 5'9'' and 145 lbs with green eyes and brown hair, according to state police.Marple is wanted on 14 felony counts including various sexual related crimes including sexual assault, sexual abuse by a parent or guardian, attempted sexual assault, plus probation violations.If you have inform...
    West Virginia State Police need your help locating a man wanted on multiple sexual related crimes.Jeremy Matthew Marple, 32, is believed to be traveling between Clarksburg and Fairmont. Marple is approximately 5'9'' and 145 lbs with green eyes and brown hair, according to state police.Marple is wanted on 14 felony counts including various sexual related crimes including sexual assault, sexual abuse by a parent or guardian, attempted sexual assault, plus probation violations.If you have inform...
  • State Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Campus Ridge in Morgantown

    State Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Campus Ridge in Morgantown

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-08-24 00:54:54 GMT
    The State Police responded to a reported armed robbery at Campus Ridge on Wedgewood Street in Morgantown .Troopers said that a female victim told them two black men broke into her apartment through a first floor window around 4:30 P.M. Saturday. 
    The State Police responded to a reported armed robbery at Campus Ridge on Wedgewood Street in Morgantown .Troopers said that a female victim told them two black men broke into her apartment through a first floor window around 4:30 P.M. Saturday. 
  • Judicial Hearing Board Recommends Several Dispositions For Judge Jaymie Wilfong

    Judicial Hearing Board Recommends Several Dispositions For Judge Jaymie Wilfong

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:44:01 GMT
    Judge Jaymie WilfongJudge Jaymie Wilfong
    The 42 page brief was released on Friday.
    The 42 page brief was released on Friday.
  • Marion County Prosecutor Will Ask For Charges In 1974 Murder Case To Be Dismissed

    Marion County Prosecutor Will Ask For Charges In 1974 Murder Case To Be Dismissed

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:25:49 GMT
    Phillip Bush is already serving a life sentence in another murder case.
    Phillip Bush is already serving a life sentence in another murder case.
  • Gunshot During Morgantown Fight Leads to Arrest

    Gunshot During Morgantown Fight Leads to Arrest

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:35:10 GMT
    Police arrest one man on a wanton endangerment charge after an altercation Wednesday in Morgantown. 
    Police arrest one man on a wanton endangerment charge after an altercation Wednesday in Morgantown. 
  • Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Filed by Clarksburg City Councilman Sam Lopez

    Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Filed by Clarksburg City Councilman Sam Lopez

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:47:10 GMT
    Sam LopezSam Lopez
    Lopez filed the lawsuit after city council voted in February to remove him from office, following his conviction for domestic assault. 
    Lopez filed the lawsuit after city council voted in February to remove him from office, following his conviction for domestic assault. 
  • Police Investigating Armed Robbery in Morgantown

    Police Investigating Armed Robbery in Morgantown

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:45:21 GMT
    Morgantown RobberyMorgantown Robbery
    The Morgantown Police Department is investigating an armed robbery Thursday morning.
    The Morgantown Police Department is investigating an armed robbery Thursday morning.
  • Randolph County Couple Accused of Depriving Their Children Of Food

    Randolph County Couple Accused of Depriving Their Children Of Food

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:48:52 GMT
    Authorities believe a Beverly couple used "nutritional deprivation" to punish their teen sons.
    Authorities believe a Beverly couple used "nutritional deprivation" to punish their teen sons.
  • NEW INFO: WV Department of Education Shuts Down Miracle Meadows School in Salem

    NEW INFO: WV Department of Education Shuts Down Miracle Meadows School in Salem

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:32:39 GMT
    The revocation comes after a teacher was arrested and accused of choking a student.
    The revocation comes after a teacher was arrested and accused of choking a student.
  • UPDATE: Authorities Execute Drug Raid in Clarksburg, 3 Behind Bars

    UPDATE: Authorities Execute Drug Raid in Clarksburg, 3 Behind Bars

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:16:21 GMT
    Drug Raid in ClarksburgDrug Raid in Clarksburg
    Three people are behind bars after authorities issued a high risk drug search warrant Tuesday night at an apartment building in Clarksburg.
    Three people are behind bars after authorities issued a high risk drug search warrant Tuesday night at an apartment building in Clarksburg.
  • Special Judicial Counsel Recommends Judge Jaymie Wilfong Be Suspended Without Pay For 4 Years

    Special Judicial Counsel Recommends Judge Jaymie Wilfong Be Suspended Without Pay For 4 Years

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:22:41 GMT
    Judge Jaymie WilfongJudge Jaymie Wilfong
    The 37-page brief was released on Tuesday. Wilfong took the stand before the West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission on Aug. 11 to explain her extra-marital affair with Travis Carter, former director of the North Central Community Corrections Program.
    The 37-page brief was released on Tuesday. Wilfong took the stand before the West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission on Aug. 11 to explain her extra-marital affair with Travis Carter, former director of the North Central Community Corrections Program.
  • Elkins-High-School-Vandalized

    Police Have Leads in Elkins High School Vandalism Investigation

    Police Have Leads in Elkins High School Vandalism Investigation

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:46:37 GMT
    The vandals used spray paint to deface several places of the school with numbers and offensive language on Saturday.
    The vandals used spray paint to deface several places of the school with numbers and offensive language on Saturday.
  • Man Arrested in Clarksburg Shooting, 2 Remain Hospitalized

    Man Arrested in Clarksburg Shooting, 2 Remain Hospitalized

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:45:13 GMT
    Scene of Shooting in Downtown ClarksburgScene of Shooting in Downtown Clarksburg
    The Clarksburg Police Department has arrested Donald R. Jordan, 25 of Columbus, Ohio, and charged him with two counts of wanton endangerment following a Wednesday morning shooting on Jackson Avenue in Clarksburg. Additional criminal charges in the case are pending. 
    The Clarksburg Police Department has arrested Donald R. Jordan, 25 of Columbus, Ohio, and charged him with two counts of wanton endangerment following a Wednesday morning shooting on Jackson Avenue in Clarksburg. Additional criminal charges in the case are pending. 
  • Morgantown Police Respond to Armed Robbery on Demain Avenue

    Morgantown Police Respond to Armed Robbery on Demain Avenue

    Sunday, August 17 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-08-17 19:09:20 GMT
    Officers of the Morgantown Police Department responded to an armed robbery on Demain Avenue just after 12:30 Sunday morning.A male suspect pulled a gun out and demanded the victim's valuables.
    Officers of the Morgantown Police Department responded to an armed robbery on Demain Avenue just after 12:30 Sunday morning.A male suspect pulled a gun out and demanded the victim's valuables.
  • Fairmont Senior High School Graduate Dead Following Morgantown Stabbing, Suspect Arrested

    Fairmont Senior High School Graduate Dead Following Morgantown Stabbing, Suspect Arrested

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-08-15 19:46:30 GMT
    Chestnut Street reported stabbingChestnut Street reported stabbing
    According to Mecca 911 officials, authorities responded to the scene of a reported stabbing Thursday morning in Morgantown.
    According to Mecca 911 officials, authorities responded to the scene of a reported stabbing Thursday morning in Morgantown.
  • 4 Arrested on Meth Charges in Webster County

    4 Arrested on Meth Charges in Webster County

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:03:43 GMT
    George KnappGeorge Knapp
    West Virginia State Police in Webster County have arrested four people on meth related charges.George Alfred Knapp, 47, April Dawn Hamrick, 41, Richard Dale Brammer, 49, and Patricia Ann Palmer, 56, are each charged with conspiracy, possession of precursors to make meth, and operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab.Knapp, Hamrick, Brammer, and Palmer are each being held in Central Regional Jail. Bail has not been set.
    West Virginia State Police in Webster County have arrested four people on meth related charges.George Alfred Knapp, 47, April Dawn Hamrick, 41, Richard Dale Brammer, 49, and Patricia Ann Palmer, 56, are each charged with conspiracy, possession of precursors to make meth, and operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab.Knapp, Hamrick, Brammer, and Palmer are each being held in Central Regional Jail. Bail has not been set.
  • Man Convicted of Murdering Joshua Oberg Sentenced

    Man Convicted of Murdering Joshua Oberg Sentenced

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:17:05 GMT
    A man convicted of killing Joshua Oberg and concealing his body was sentenced today.  
    A man convicted of killing Joshua Oberg and concealing his body was sentenced today.  
  • Marion County Woman Pleads Guilty to Child Neglect Resulting in Death

    Marion County Woman Pleads Guilty to Child Neglect Resulting in Death

    Thursday, August 14 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-08-14 18:09:20 GMT
    Brittany EdgellBrittany Edgell
    A Marion County woman has pleaded guilty to child neglect resulting in death.Brittany Edgell, 24, is charged with the April 12 death of her 2-year-old daughter after waking up to learn that she had ingested Tramadol. Edgell testified that she "took matters into her own hands" instead of seeking help. Edgell told the court Thursday that she gave her daughter a bath, let her continue to vomit, and put her to bed. Edgell said she found the child not breathing approximately five hours later.Andre...
    A Marion County woman has pleaded guilty to child neglect resulting in death.Brittany Edgell, 24, is charged with the April 12 death of her 2-year-old daughter after waking up to learn that she had ingested Tramadol. Edgell testified that she "took matters into her own hands" instead of seeking help. Edgell told the court Thursday that she gave her daughter a bath, let her continue to vomit, and put her to bed. Edgell said she found the child not breathing approximately five hours later.Andre...
  • 2 Sentenced in February 2011 Lewis County Child Death

    2 Sentenced in February 2011 Lewis County Child Death

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-08-14 14:24:33 GMT
    Christopher SheppardChristopher Sheppard
    Judge John Henning has sentenced a pair for their role in the February 2011 death of a 14-month-old boy.
    Judge John Henning has sentenced a pair for their role in the February 2011 death of a 14-month-old boy.
  • Teen Convicted of Murder Responds to Lawsuit Filed by the Neese Family

    Teen Convicted of Murder Responds to Lawsuit Filed by the Neese Family

    Thursday, August 14 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-08-14 12:18:44 GMT
    Shelia Eddy responded to Dave and Mary Neese's lawsuit this week.  
    Shelia Eddy responded to Dave and Mary Neese's lawsuit this week.  
  • Man Faces Burglary and Abduction Charges After Morgantown Break-In

    Man Faces Burglary and Abduction Charges After Morgantown Break-In

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:00:15 GMT
    A 25-year-old Morgantown man is in jail after police found him covered in blood, inside a woman's apartment. Just before 3:00 a.m. Wednesday, Morgantown Police were called to a burglary in progress at 175 Walnut St. The woman in the apartment told 911 dispatchers that a man had broken into her apartment and had crawled on top of her in bed. The woman was able to get away from the man and barricade herself in another room, police said.Officers forced their way into the apartment and found the ...
    A 25-year-old Morgantown man is in jail after police found him covered in blood, inside a woman's apartment. Just before 3:00 a.m. Wednesday, Morgantown Police were called to a burglary in progress at 175 Walnut St. The woman in the apartment told 911 dispatchers that a man had broken into her apartment and had crawled on top of her in bed. The woman was able to get away from the man and barricade herself in another room, police said.Officers forced their way into the apartment and found the ...
  • Clarksburg Police Work To Identify Driver in Wal-Mart Hit and Run

    Clarksburg Police Work To Identify Driver in Wal-Mart Hit and Run

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:54:01 GMT
    Anyone who can identify the driver is asked to call Clarksburg Police.
    Anyone who can identify the driver is asked to call Clarksburg Police.
  • Ohio Man Pleads Not Guilty in 1999 Jane Lew Murder

    Ohio Man Pleads Not Guilty in 1999 Jane Lew Murder

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:06:32 GMT
    Charles FreemanCharles Freeman
    An Archbold, Ohio man has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in connection to the 1999 disappearance of Mary Friend, 46 and Maxine Stalnaker, 69.Charles Steven Freeman, 51, was extradited from Ohio to West Virginia last week after being indicted on murder charges in the July 2014 term of the Lewis County grand jury. Joseph Metz, 39, the son of Mary Friend and grandson of Maxine Stalnaker, was also indicted. He pleaded not guilty to the charges at his arraignment.A third man charged in the c...
    An Archbold, Ohio man has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in connection to the 1999 disappearance of Mary Friend, 46 and Maxine Stalnaker, 69.Charles Steven Freeman, 51, was extradited from Ohio to West Virginia last week after being indicted on murder charges in the July 2014 term of the Lewis County grand jury. Joseph Metz, 39, the son of Mary Friend and grandson of Maxine Stalnaker, was also indicted. He pleaded not guilty to the charges at his arraignment.A third man charged in the c...
  • WV Division of Highways Supervisor Pleads Guilty to Lying to Federal Investigator

    WV Division of Highways Supervisor Pleads Guilty to Lying to Federal Investigator

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:35:08 GMT
    Matthew Tuttle, 38, of Buckhannon, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to making a false statement to a federal agent in connection to an ongoing investigation at the Equipment Division of the West Virginia Division of Highways, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld's office.
    Matthew Tuttle, 38, of Buckhannon, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to making a false statement to a federal agent in connection to an ongoing investigation at the Equipment Division of the West Virginia Division of Highways, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld's office.
  • Worthington Man Charged with Child Neglect

    Worthington Man Charged with Child Neglect

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-08-13 14:19:32 GMT
    Kenneth SinesKenneth Sines
    The Marion County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Worthington man on child neglect charges.Kenneth Dale Sines, Jr., 41, is accused of beating a 6-year-old boy with a leather belt several times. The boy suffered from swelling, bleeding, and bruising on his body, according to a criminal complaint filed by Deputy Brian Speakman. Sines is charged with two counts of child neglect resulting in injury.Sines is being held in North Central Regional Jail in lieu of $300,000 bail.
    The Marion County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Worthington man on child neglect charges.Kenneth Dale Sines, Jr., 41, is accused of beating a 6-year-old boy with a leather belt several times. The boy suffered from swelling, bleeding, and bruising on his body, according to a criminal complaint filed by Deputy Brian Speakman. Sines is charged with two counts of child neglect resulting in injury.Sines is being held in North Central Regional Jail in lieu of $300,000 bail.
  • Special Prosecutor: No Charges in April 9 Shooting Involving 11-year-old in Fairmont

    Special Prosecutor: No Charges in April 9 Shooting Involving 11-year-old in Fairmont

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-08-12 14:33:26 GMT
    The special prosecutor for a case involving an April 9 shooting of an 11-year-old Fairmont boy has determined that there is not sufficient evidence to file charges in the case.At approximately 8 p.m. On April 9, Carter Ciemania, 11, was playing with his 13-year-old brother in their bedroom. Ciemania suffered from a single gunshot wound to his head from a Ruger LCP .380 caliber automatic pistol. The boys' mother and two other siblings were home at the time, but in different rooms of the house,...
    The special prosecutor for a case involving an April 9 shooting of an 11-year-old Fairmont boy has determined that there is not sufficient evidence to file charges in the case.At approximately 8 p.m. On April 9, Carter Ciemania, 11, was playing with his 13-year-old brother in their bedroom. Ciemania suffered from a single gunshot wound to his head from a Ruger LCP .380 caliber automatic pistol. The boys' mother and two other siblings were home at the time, but in different rooms of the house,...
  • Union PSD Official Cited by WV Ethics Commission

    Union PSD Official Cited by WV Ethics Commission

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:45:53 GMT
    The West Virginia Ethics Commission has cited a Union Public Service District official in Buckhannon for selling PSD-owned equipment on eBay.Earl R. Burks sold a John Deere generator belonging to the PSD for $9,000 and attempted to sell other equipment on the website, according to a filing from the W.Va. Ethics Commission. Burks served as the assistant general manager and later became the general manager of the PSD. After commissioners for the PSD learned about the scheme, items that had bee...
    The West Virginia Ethics Commission has cited a Union Public Service District official in Buckhannon for selling PSD-owned equipment on eBay.Earl R. Burks sold a John Deere generator belonging to the PSD for $9,000 and attempted to sell other equipment on the website, according to a filing from the W.Va. Ethics Commission. Burks served as the assistant general manager and later became the general manager of the PSD. After commissioners for the PSD learned about the scheme, items that had bee...
  • Randolph County Sheriff's Department Investigating Self-Inflicted Shooting

    Randolph County Sheriff's Department Investigating Self-Inflicted Shooting

    Monday, August 11 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-08-11 17:41:15 GMT
    The Randolph County Sheriff's Department is investigating a report of a shooting near the Elkins courthouse.It happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. Monday. The sheriff's department said further information would be released following the investigation.12 News has a photographer en route to the scene. Check back for updates.
    The Randolph County Sheriff's Department is investigating a report of a shooting near the Elkins courthouse.It happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. Monday. The sheriff's department said further information would be released following the investigation.12 News has a photographer en route to the scene. Check back for updates.
  • Morgantown, WV FCI Escapee Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to Additional Prison Time

    Morgantown, WV FCI Escapee Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to Additional Prison Time

    Monday, August 11 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-08-11 17:10:46 GMT
    Eugene CobbsEugene Cobbs
    Eugene Nicholas Cobbs escaped from FCI Morgantown on April 10, 2013 and caught a bus to Philadelphia, said U.S. Marshals. Cobbs used false names and was elusive in his behavior, but in September 2013, U.S. Marshals learned that he had crossed the border into Mexico.
    Eugene Nicholas Cobbs escaped from FCI Morgantown on April 10, 2013 and caught a bus to Philadelphia, said U.S. Marshals. Cobbs used false names and was elusive in his behavior, but in September 2013, U.S. Marshals learned that he had crossed the border into Mexico.
  • 3-year-old Released from Hospital Following Self-inflicted Gunshot Wound

    3-year-old Released from Hospital Following Self-inflicted Gunshot Wound

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:38 AM EDT2014-08-11 13:38:35 GMT
    A 3-year-old boy was taken to the hospital Thursday morning after a accidental shooting in Harrison County.
    A 3-year-old boy was taken to the hospital Thursday morning after a accidental shooting in Harrison County.
  • Weston Woman Arrested for Fraudulently Trying to Obtain Prescription

    Weston Woman Arrested for Fraudulently Trying to Obtain Prescription

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-08-06 18:46:29 GMT
    Lisa SorgLisa Sorg
    West Virginia State Police have charged a Weston woman with fraudulently trying to obtain a prescription.Lisa Marie Sorg, 30, is accused of trying to fill a voided prescription for hydrocodone. State police said Sorg had an existing prescription for the drug, which she said she received on July 18, 2014. She said she received 90 pills, which is a 30 day supply. Sorg said the prescription was entirely consumed by July 29, 2014, against the prescribed directions, said the criminal complaint. St...
    West Virginia State Police have charged a Weston woman with fraudulently trying to obtain a prescription.Lisa Marie Sorg, 30, is accused of trying to fill a voided prescription for hydrocodone. State police said Sorg had an existing prescription for the drug, which she said she received on July 18, 2014. She said she received 90 pills, which is a 30 day supply. Sorg said the prescription was entirely consumed by July 29, 2014, against the prescribed directions, said the criminal complaint. St...
  • Clarksburg Man Charged with DUI, Child Neglect

    Clarksburg Man Charged with DUI, Child Neglect

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-08-06 17:36:31 GMT
    Jeremy BelcherJeremy Belcher
    Clarksburg Police have arrested a Clarksburg man accused of being passed out behind the wheel of a car.Clarksburg Police were dispatched to Duncan Avenue for a complaint about a man being passed out behind the wheel of a car. Police saw a green car sitting partially in the road and a man crossing the street who smelled strongly of alcohol. Police said Jeremy Shane Belcher, 38, had an open bottle of Black Velvet whiskey in his front pocket. Police saw Belcher's children running up the street a...
    Clarksburg Police have arrested a Clarksburg man accused of being passed out behind the wheel of a car.Clarksburg Police were dispatched to Duncan Avenue for a complaint about a man being passed out behind the wheel of a car. Police saw a green car sitting partially in the road and a man crossing the street who smelled strongly of alcohol. Police said Jeremy Shane Belcher, 38, had an open bottle of Black Velvet whiskey in his front pocket. Police saw Belcher's children running up the street a...