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  • Mon Valley Drug Task Force Arrests 8, Seizes Nearly $19k in Cash

    Mon Valley Drug Task Force Arrests 8, Seizes Nearly $19k in Cash

    Friday, September 19 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-09-19 21:01:40 GMT
    The Mon Valley Drug Task Force arrested nine people on drug and weapon charges Thursday following a traffic stop in Morgantown.The MVDTF and the Morgantown Police Department Street Crimes Unit took five people into custody in the traffic stop and later took two people into custody as they tried to leave a residence. Their vehicle was towed and a search warrant was obtained and executed. Officers obtained a search warrant for a residence and upon entry, took two additional people into custody....
    The Mon Valley Drug Task Force arrested nine people on drug and weapon charges Thursday following a traffic stop in Morgantown.The MVDTF and the Morgantown Police Department Street Crimes Unit took five people into custody in the traffic stop and later took two people into custody as they tried to leave a residence. Their vehicle was towed and a search warrant was obtained and executed. Officers obtained a search warrant for a residence and upon entry, took two additional people into custody....
  • Monongalia County Man Convicted of Sex Crimes

    Monongalia County Man Convicted of Sex Crimes

    Friday, September 19 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-09-19 20:19:41 GMT
    Frank Russell Snider Sr.Frank Russell Snider Sr.
    A Monongalia County jury has convicted a man on sexual assault and incest charges.Frank Russell Snider Sr., 76, of Earl L. Core Road was found guilty of nine counts of sexual assault and three counts of incest.Snider's victims were all minor children at the time of the assaults, which ranged from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s, according to the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department.
    A Monongalia County jury has convicted a man on sexual assault and incest charges.Frank Russell Snider Sr., 76, of Earl L. Core Road was found guilty of nine counts of sexual assault and three counts of incest.Snider's victims were all minor children at the time of the assaults, which ranged from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s, according to the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department.
  • Fairmont Man Accused of Inappropriately Touching a Child

    Fairmont Man Accused of Inappropriately Touching a Child

    Friday, September 19 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-09-19 19:59:13 GMT
    Fairmont police have arrested a man they say inappropriately touched a child.
    Fairmont police have arrested a man they say inappropriately touched a child.
  • Grafton Man Charged With Groping Teen

    Grafton Man Charged With Groping Teen

    Friday, September 19 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-09-19 15:00:55 GMT
    Christopher BolyardChristopher Bolyard
    Grafton police have arrested a man for allegedly groping a teen. Police said Christopher Bolyard, 27, assaulted the woman while working at the Biggie's Restaurant on Route 50.  Bolyard is charged with first degree sexual abuse and is in Tygart Valley Regional Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail.
    Grafton police have arrested a man for allegedly groping a teen. Police said Christopher Bolyard, 27, assaulted the woman while working at the Biggie's Restaurant on Route 50.  Bolyard is charged with first degree sexual abuse and is in Tygart Valley Regional Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail.
  • Law Enforcement Agencies Arrest 8 People on Drug Charges

    Law Enforcement Agencies Arrest 8 People on Drug Charges

    Friday, September 19 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-09-19 14:58:22 GMT
    The U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force, Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms worked together Thursday to arrest 8 people on drug charges, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals ServiceThose arrested include:John Howard Goff, 42, of Clarksburg for drug conspiracy, distribution of methamphetamine,maintaining a drug involved premises, and possession of material used to manufacturem...
    The U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force, Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms worked together Thursday to arrest 8 people on drug charges, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals ServiceThose arrested include:John Howard Goff, 42, of Clarksburg for drug conspiracy, distribution of methamphetamine,maintaining a drug involved premises, and possession of material used to manufacturem...
  • Lewis County Sheriff's Deputies Arrest 2 on Drug Charges

    Lewis County Sheriff's Deputies Arrest 2 on Drug Charges

    Friday, September 19 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-09-19 14:00:44 GMT
    The Lewis County Sheriff's department arrested a man for possession of illegal substances used to manufacture drugs.
    The Lewis County Sheriff's department arrested a man for possession of illegal substances used to manufacture drugs.
  • UPDATE: Man Charged With 1st Degree Murder After Fatal Fight in Marion County

    UPDATE: Man Charged With 1st Degree Murder After Fatal Fight in Marion County

    Thursday, September 18 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-09-19 02:38:42 GMT
    Cobb,  James  TimothyCobb, James Timothy
    North Central Regional Jail officials said a man has been arrested in connection to a fatal fight in Marion County.
    North Central Regional Jail officials said a man has been arrested in connection to a fatal fight in Marion County.
  • Monongalia County Man Sentenced for Having 60 Meth Labs in Apartment

    Monongalia County Man Sentenced for Having 60 Meth Labs in Apartment

    Thursday, September 18 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-09-18 20:56:09 GMT
    Gary ShroutGary Shrout
    A man has been sentenced on drug charges in Monongalia County.Gary Shrout and his wife, Sarah, were arrested in April with 60 methamphetamine labs in their apartment.Shrout will serve two to 10 years for the possession of a precursor, and one to five years for conspiracy. His sentences will run consecutively.Shrout must also pay $42,000 in restitution, unless the home owner can prove that the property lost value because she was forced by law to tell a new buyer about the meth labs. The apartm...
    A man has been sentenced on drug charges in Monongalia County.Gary Shrout and his wife, Sarah, were arrested in April with 60 methamphetamine labs in their apartment.Shrout will serve two to 10 years for the possession of a precursor, and one to five years for conspiracy. His sentences will run consecutively.Shrout must also pay $42,000 in restitution, unless the home owner can prove that the property lost value because she was forced by law to tell a new buyer about the meth labs. The apartm...
  • West Virginia State Police Conduct Aerial Marijuana Eradication

    West Virginia State Police Conduct Aerial Marijuana Eradication

    Thursday, September 18 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-09-18 19:53:10 GMT
    West Virginia State Police have conducted marijuana eradication via a helicopter in Harrison and Taylor counties the past several days which resulted in multiple arrests.State police said 45 plants have been seized and 6 arrests were made. Troopers used a military helicopter to spot marijuana plants and ground crews made arrests and issued citations.Among those charged were Brian Boylen, 22, Chelsea Bennett, 18, and Jeremy Mayle, 27. Each face a charge of possession of marijuana. Additional c...
    West Virginia State Police have conducted marijuana eradication via a helicopter in Harrison and Taylor counties the past several days which resulted in multiple arrests.State police said 45 plants have been seized and 6 arrests were made. Troopers used a military helicopter to spot marijuana plants and ground crews made arrests and issued citations.Among those charged were Brian Boylen, 22, Chelsea Bennett, 18, and Jeremy Mayle, 27. Each face a charge of possession of marijuana. Additional c...
  • Suspended WVU Cornerback Charged with Battery, Surrenders to Morgantown Police

    Suspended WVU Cornerback Charged with Battery, Surrenders to Morgantown Police

    Thursday, September 18 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-09-18 14:48:57 GMT
    Daryl WorleyDaryl Worley
    The Morgantown Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for suspended West Virginia University cornerback Daryl Worley.
    The Morgantown Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for suspended West Virginia University cornerback Daryl Worley.
  • Fairmont Man Sentenced on Sexual Abuse Charge

    Fairmont Man Sentenced on Sexual Abuse Charge

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-09-17 20:11:06 GMT
    David LemleyDavid Lemley
    A Fairmont man will spend 1 to 5 years in prison for sexually abusing a boy in 2012.
    A Fairmont man will spend 1 to 5 years in prison for sexually abusing a boy in 2012.
  • WVU Employee Suing Employer for Sexual Harassment

    WVU Employee Suing Employer for Sexual Harassment

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-09-17 20:03:28 GMT
    A West Virginia University Department of Neurosurgery employee has filed a lawsuit against the department head, Dr. Charles Rosen, according to a court filing.Tiffany Edwards works as an administrative secretary and alleges that Rosen's behavior creates a sexually hostile work environment for her and her coworkers. On one occasion, Rosen grabbed Edwards' hips from behind and forced her backside into contact with his genital area, said the court filing. Edwards said she immediately tore hersel...
    A West Virginia University Department of Neurosurgery employee has filed a lawsuit against the department head, Dr. Charles Rosen, according to a court filing.Tiffany Edwards works as an administrative secretary and alleges that Rosen's behavior creates a sexually hostile work environment for her and her coworkers. On one occasion, Rosen grabbed Edwards' hips from behind and forced her backside into contact with his genital area, said the court filing. Edwards said she immediately tore hersel...
  • Morgantown Police Arrest Knife-Wielding Man After Fight

    Morgantown Police Arrest Knife-Wielding Man After Fight

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-09-17 17:04:47 GMT
    On September 16, at 6:16 p.m. Morgantown Police were called to a verbal altercation at 1246 University Avenue.
    On September 16, at 6:16 p.m. Morgantown Police were called to a verbal altercation at 1246 University Avenue.
  • Preston County Man Sentenced to Prison for Arson

    Preston County Man Sentenced to Prison for Arson

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:02:42 GMT
    David RidenourDavid Ridenour
    A Preston County man was sentenced on arson charges Tuesday.Judge Lawrance S. Miller, Jr. Sentenced David Allen Ridenour, 49, to ten years in prison in connection to an October 3 fire in Terra Alta, said Prosecuting Attorney Mel Snyder.
    A Preston County man was sentenced on arson charges Tuesday.Judge Lawrance S. Miller, Jr. Sentenced David Allen Ridenour, 49, to ten years in prison in connection to an October 3 fire in Terra Alta, said Prosecuting Attorney Mel Snyder.
  • Ruling on Evidence Admissibility in Vas Case Scheduled For October

    Ruling on Evidence Admissibility in Vas Case Scheduled For October

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:36:01 GMT
    Thomas Vas is accused of stabbing Dustin White during a Tygarts Valley Football game in 2012.
    Thomas Vas is accused of stabbing Dustin White during a Tygarts Valley Football game in 2012.
  • Monongalia County Judge Denies Jerod Green's Request for New Sentence

    Monongalia County Judge Denies Jerod Green's Request for New Sentence

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:09:18 GMT
    Jerod GreenJerod Green
    A Monongalia County judge has denied Jerod Green's request for a new sentence. Green's attorney filed a motion for reconsideration for Green's sentence without citing a reason. Judge Russell Clawges said the request was without merit and rejected the appeal, according to the court filing.Green has been convicted of crimes in Monongalia County and Greene County, Pennsylvania in connection to a 2012 police chase that killed Monongalia County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Todd May. Green was sentenced t...
    A Monongalia County judge has denied Jerod Green's request for a new sentence. Green's attorney filed a motion for reconsideration for Green's sentence without citing a reason. Judge Russell Clawges said the request was without merit and rejected the appeal, according to the court filing.Green has been convicted of crimes in Monongalia County and Greene County, Pennsylvania in connection to a 2012 police chase that killed Monongalia County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Todd May. Green was sentenced t...
  • Father Sues West Virginia Army National Guard for Son's July 2012 Death

    Father Sues West Virginia Army National Guard for Son's July 2012 Death

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:56:08 GMT
    Gatlin JonesGatlin Jones
    The father of a 17-year-old West Virginia Mountaineer ChalleNGE academy cadet is suing the West Virginia Army National Guard after he claims they failed to care for his son, leading to his death while in the Guard's custody.
    The father of a 17-year-old West Virginia Mountaineer ChalleNGE academy cadet is suing the West Virginia Army National Guard after he claims they failed to care for his son, leading to his death while in the Guard's custody.
  • West Virginia State Police Arrest Aurora Man on Sexual Abuse Charges

    West Virginia State Police Arrest Aurora Man on Sexual Abuse Charges

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:50:57 GMT
    Frank BittnerFrank Bittner
    West Virginia State Police have arrested an Aurora man on sexual abuse charges.Frank Bittner, 33, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a juvenile girl while living in South Dakota. After moving to Preston County, the relationship continued on most weekends, according to a criminal complaint filed by Tfc. J.T. Gallaher. The girl told state police that Bittner provided her with alcohol before they had sex, according to court documents. The sexual abuse continued from June 2013 until ...
    West Virginia State Police have arrested an Aurora man on sexual abuse charges.Frank Bittner, 33, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a juvenile girl while living in South Dakota. After moving to Preston County, the relationship continued on most weekends, according to a criminal complaint filed by Tfc. J.T. Gallaher. The girl told state police that Bittner provided her with alcohol before they had sex, according to court documents. The sexual abuse continued from June 2013 until ...
  • U.S. Department of Education Investigating Reported Davis & Elkins Sexual Harassment

    U.S. Department of Education Investigating Reported Davis & Elkins Sexual Harassment

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:53:20 GMT
    Davis Elkins College is responding to a request from the U-S Department ofEducation about the handling of sexual abuse allegations.
    Davis Elkins College is responding to a request from the U-S Department of Education about the handling of sexual abuse allegations.
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    Police: Morgantown Man Arrested After Assaulting Man, Crashing Into Dumpster

    Police: Morgantown Man Arrested After Assaulting Man, Crashing Into Dumpster

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:41:22 GMT
    Rodney CallensRodney Callens
    Morgantown Police have arrested a man following a report of malicious wounding on Chestnut Street early Sunday morning.Police arrived at 444 Chestnut Street and found a man, an employee of Fat Daddy's bar, had been struck in the face with a beer bottle or glass object. 
    Morgantown Police have arrested a man following a report of malicious wounding on Chestnut Street early Sunday morning.Police arrived at 444 Chestnut Street and found a man, an employee of Fat Daddy's bar, had been struck in the face with a beer bottle or glass object. 
  • Special Prosecutor Assigned to Case Involving Barbour County Prosecuting Attorney

    Special Prosecutor Assigned to Case Involving Barbour County Prosecuting Attorney

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:03 AM EDT2014-09-15 10:03:56 GMT
    Leslie Maze has been assigned to the case regarding an allegation of domestic battery involving Poling.
    Leslie Maze has been assigned to the case regarding an allegation of domestic battery involving Poling.
  • New Details Emerge in Westover Police Incident Viral Video

    New Details Emerge in Westover Police Incident Viral Video

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-09-15 10:02:52 GMT
    Westover Police are investigating an incident that happened on Saturday, September 6 in Westover.
    Westover Police are investigating an incident that happened on Saturday, September 6 in Westover.
  • Bridgeport Man Pleads No Contest in Fatal May 2014 Bridgeport Crash

    Bridgeport Man Pleads No Contest in Fatal May 2014 Bridgeport Crash

    Friday, September 12 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-09-12 18:35:08 GMT
    A Bridgeport man involved in a fatal crash betweena motorcycle and Toyota SUV in May 2014 appeared in Harrison County court Monday.Salvatore Cava, 19, pleaded no contest to failure to yield to the right of way in connection to a fatal crash on Route 50 in Bridgeport involving a motorcycle, said Shawn Adkins, Harrison County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. Bridgeport Police determined Cava, 19, exited the McDonald's parking lot and turned left onto U.S. Route 50 and David Ralph Allen, of Phili...
    A Bridgeport man involved in a fatal crash betweena motorcycle and Toyota SUV in May 2014 appeared in Harrison County court Monday.Salvatore Cava, 19, pleaded no contest to failure to yield to the right of way in connection to a fatal crash on Route 50 in Bridgeport involving a motorcycle, said Shawn Adkins, Harrison County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. Bridgeport Police determined Cava, 19, exited the McDonald's parking lot and turned left onto U.S. Route 50 and David Ralph Allen, of Phili...
  • Former Bridgeport Mayor Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charges

    Former Bridgeport Mayor Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charges

    Friday, September 12 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-09-12 18:04:21 GMT
    Mario BlountMario Blount
    Former Bridgeport Mayor Mario Blount has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges.Blount appeared in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg, Friday morning before Judge Irene Keeley. Blount pleaded guilty to a three count information which included conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a schedule two substance, false or fraudulent omission, and distribution of oxymorphone. Judge Irene Keeley accepted Blount's guilty plea. Blount waived his right to be prosecuted by indictment and could fac...
    Former Bridgeport Mayor Mario Blount has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges.Blount appeared in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg, Friday morning before Judge Irene Keeley. Blount pleaded guilty to a three count information which included conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a schedule two substance, false or fraudulent omission, and distribution of oxymorphone. Judge Irene Keeley accepted Blount's guilty plea. Blount waived his right to be prosecuted by indictment and could fac...
  • Monongalia County Sheriff's Office Investigating Circle-K Robbery

    Monongalia County Sheriff's Office Investigating Circle-K Robbery

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-09-12 16:48:58 GMT
    Morgantown RobberyMorgantown Robbery
    Monongalia County Sheriff's office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Friday, September 12 at 2:10 a.m. at the Circle-K convenience store on Earl L Core rd.
    Monongalia County Sheriff's office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Friday, September 12 at 2:10 a.m. at the Circle-K convenience store on Earl L Core rd.
  • Man Accused of Robbing Bridgeport, Fairmont Banks Appears in Court

    Man Accused of Robbing Bridgeport, Fairmont Banks Appears in Court

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-09-12 16:43:23 GMT
    The man accused of robbing two banks in the area appeared in court on Friday.
    The man accused of robbing two banks in the area appeared in court on Friday.
  • Multiple People Arrested After Drugs Found at 2 Locations in Upshur, Lewis Counties

    Multiple People Arrested After Drugs Found at 2 Locations in Upshur, Lewis Counties

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:09:45 GMT
    Rebecca Glover, 31Rebecca Glover, 31
    On Wednesday, September 10, members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office and the Upshur County Sheriff's Office served two search warrants in separate locations.
    On Wednesday, September 10, members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office and the Upshur County Sheriff's Office served two search warrants in separate locations.

  • Randolph County Man Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charge

    Randolph County Man Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charge

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:07:18 GMT
    The arrest is the result of an ongoing investigation being conducted by the sheriff's office. 
    The arrest is the result of an ongoing investigation being conducted by the sheriff's office. 
  • Grafton Man Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charge

    Grafton Man Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charge

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:50:06 GMT
    West Virginia State Police have arrested a Grafton man on a sexual abuse charge.
    West Virginia State Police have arrested a Grafton man on a sexual abuse charge.
  • Rachel Shoaf Responds to Neese Murder Lawsuit

    Rachel Shoaf Responds to Neese Murder Lawsuit

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:44:09 GMT
    Skylar NeeseSkylar Neese
    Shoaf claims that the Neeses' lawsuit includes claims that are barred by the statute of limitations.
    Shoaf claims that the Neeses' lawsuit includes claims that are barred by the statute of limitations.
  • Preston County Sheriff's Office Investigating Horse Complaints

    Preston County Sheriff's Office Investigating Horse Complaints

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-09-10 17:14:57 GMT
    Photo courtesy: HART for AnimalsPhoto courtesy: HART for Animals
    The Preston County Sheriff's Office is investigating complaints about the condition of a horse in Preston County.Sheriff Dan Lougrie said deputies visited the horse and the property in Hazelton. Pictures of the horse circulating on social media show the horse has visible ribs and is laying down on the ground."We would like those concerned to know that the Sheriff's Office as well as all Preston County law enforcement officers do not take these matters lightly and are diligently looking into t...
    The Preston County Sheriff's Office is investigating complaints about the condition of a horse in Preston County.Sheriff Dan Lougrie said deputies visited the horse and the property in Hazelton. Pictures of the horse circulating on social media show the horse has visible ribs and is laying down on the ground."We would like those concerned to know that the Sheriff's Office as well as all Preston County law enforcement officers do not take these matters lightly and are diligently looking into t...
  • Belington Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges

    Belington Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-09-10 15:37:49 GMT
    A Belington man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for possession of sexually explicit images of children, according to United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld.
    A Belington man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for possession of sexually explicit images of children, according to United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld.
  • NBC News Investigates Fraud, Scandal at West Virginia University

    NBC News Investigates Fraud, Scandal at West Virginia University

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-09-10 15:16:53 GMT
    Anoop Shankar later claimed to add a Ph.D. in epidemiology and treat patients even as he researched population-wide diseases. He won a “genius” visa to America, shared millions in grants, and boasted of membership in the prestigious Royal College of Physicians.
    Anoop Shankar later claimed to add a Ph.D. in epidemiology and treat patients even as he researched population-wide diseases. He won a “genius” visa to America, shared millions in grants, and boasted of membership in the prestigious Royal College of Physicians.
  • Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding VA

    Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding VA

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-09-10 13:34:31 GMT
    United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, said a Lost Creek man with prior felony convictions was sentenced Tuesday to prison for the possession of a firearm.
    United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, said a Lost Creek man with prior felony convictions was sentenced Tuesday to prison for the possession of a firearm.
  • 5 FCI Gilmer, Morgantown Prisoners to Face Additional Jail Time for Crimes in Prison

    5 FCI Gilmer, Morgantown Prisoners to Face Additional Jail Time for Crimes in Prison

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-09-10 13:32:43 GMT
    Four federal prisoners received additional jail times for crimes committed behind bars.
    Four federal prisoners received additional jail times for crimes committed behind bars.
  • 9 Sentenced in Elkins Federal Court on Drug Charges

    9 Sentenced in Elkins Federal Court on Drug Charges

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:34:50 GMT
    Nine people appeared in Elkins Federal Court for drug charges, according to United States Attorney William J Ihlenfeld, II.Melvin Sanders, 56, formerly of New York, was sentenced to 10 years in federal court on a cocaine trafficking charge. 
    Nine people appeared in Elkins Federal Court for drug charges, according to United States Attorney William J Ihlenfeld, II.Melvin Sanders, 56, formerly of New York, was sentenced to 10 years in federal court on a cocaine trafficking charge. 
  • Man Arrested Following Pursuit in Lewis County

    Man Arrested Following Pursuit in Lewis County

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:32:39 GMT
    Ernest HigginsErnest Higgins
    The Lewis County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man following a high speed pursuit through southern Lewis County.Ernest Lee Higgins Jr. aka "Jr" is charged with possession with intent to deliver, fleeing from an officer showing reckless indifference to the safety of others, and attempted malicious assault. Higgins had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and was also wanted in another state on drug charges, said Sheriff Adam Gissy .The pursuit was initiated by Sheriff Gissy on Hog Hollow Ro...
    The Lewis County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man following a high speed pursuit through southern Lewis County.Ernest Lee Higgins Jr. aka "Jr" is charged with possession with intent to deliver, fleeing from an officer showing reckless indifference to the safety of others, and attempted malicious assault. Higgins had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and was also wanted in another state on drug charges, said Sheriff Adam Gissy .The pursuit was initiated by Sheriff Gissy on Hog Hollow Ro...
  • Upshur County Grand Jury Returns Indictments

    Upshur County Grand Jury Returns Indictments

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-09-09 16:02:37 GMT
    A grand jury in Upshur County has returned indictments against 30 people in the September 2014 term.Grand jurors returned several charges against people ranging from Methamphetamine charges, fraudulent schemes charges, and sex crime charges.Among those indicted include:Lenny David Baer, of Buckhannon, was indicted for manufacture of a controlled substance, marijuana and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. West Virginia State Police noticed Baer's plants while conducting ...
    A grand jury in Upshur County has returned indictments against 30 people in the September 2014 term.Grand jurors returned several charges against people ranging from Methamphetamine charges, fraudulent schemes charges, and sex crime charges.Among those indicted include:Lenny David Baer, of Buckhannon, was indicted for manufacture of a controlled substance, marijuana and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. West Virginia State Police noticed Baer's plants while conducting ...
  • WVU Police Seeking Information About Car Theft

    WVU Police Seeking Information About Car Theft

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-09-09 14:18:44 GMT
    West Virginia University Police are seeking information about a reported car theft.A white 2012 Toyota Sienna van was stolen from section A2 of the Blue Lot parking area at approximately 7:30 p.m. Saturday.Surveillance video shows a light skinned man with a medium build, wearing a gold shirt and light colored shorts, along with a small-framed light-skinned woman with dark colored shorts. They are seen walking through rows of cars, trying to open car doors until they found one unlocked.If you ...
    West Virginia University Police are seeking information about a reported car theft.A white 2012 Toyota Sienna van was stolen from section A2 of the Blue Lot parking area at approximately 7:30 p.m. Saturday.Surveillance video shows a light skinned man with a medium build, wearing a gold shirt and light colored shorts, along with a small-framed light-skinned woman with dark colored shorts. They are seen walking through rows of cars, trying to open car doors until they found one unlocked.If you ...
  • Reynoldsville Man Identified Following Fiery Fatal Crash on Interstate 79

    Reynoldsville Man Identified Following Fiery Fatal Crash on Interstate 79

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-09-09 13:25:08 GMT
    Harrison County 911 dispatchers have confirmed the driver of the coal truck has died in the crash on interstate 79.
    Harrison County 911 dispatchers have confirmed the driver of the coal truck has died in the crash on interstate 79.
  • Morgantown Woman's Sentencing for Meth Charges Rescheduled

    Morgantown Woman's Sentencing for Meth Charges Rescheduled

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-09-08 21:45:41 GMT
    Sarah ShroutSarah Shrout
    The sentencing of a Morgantown woman facing meth charges was rescheduled this afternoon.Sarah Shrout and her husband, Gary Shrout, were arrested in April with approximately 60 meth labs in their apartment. Judge Susan Tucker rescheduled Sarah Shrout's sentencing for September 30, which will allow her to review Shrout's records from area hospitals, including Chestnut Ridge.The apartment building where the Shrout's lived has been condemned due to the chemical exposure.The Shrout's will likely b...
    The sentencing of a Morgantown woman facing meth charges was rescheduled this afternoon.Sarah Shrout and her husband, Gary Shrout, were arrested in April with approximately 60 meth labs in their apartment. Judge Susan Tucker rescheduled Sarah Shrout's sentencing for September 30, which will allow her to review Shrout's records from area hospitals, including Chestnut Ridge.The apartment building where the Shrout's lived has been condemned due to the chemical exposure.The Shrout's will likely b...
  • Taylor County Grand Jury Returns Indictments

    Taylor County Grand Jury Returns Indictments

    Monday, September 8 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-09-08 19:43:22 GMT
    A grand jury in Taylor County has returned indictments against people indicted on a variety of charges including incest, daytime burglary, and malicious assault.Among those indicted include Mychael Knox, 20, of Philippi on one count of malicious assault and one count of grand larceny. Darrion Locke, 23, of Philippi, was indicted on a malicious assault charge. Sean Jeffrey Jackson, 23, of Norfolk, Virginia was indicted on a felony charge of escape.Michael Joseph Knotts, 41, of Grafton, was ind...
    A grand jury in Taylor County has returned indictments against people indicted on a variety of charges including incest, daytime burglary, and malicious assault.Among those indicted include Mychael Knox, 20, of Philippi on one count of malicious assault and one count of grand larceny. Darrion Locke, 23, of Philippi, was indicted on a malicious assault charge. Sean Jeffrey Jackson, 23, of Norfolk, Virginia was indicted on a felony charge of escape.Michael Joseph Knotts, 41, of Grafton, was ind...
  • Bridgeport Mayor Mario Blount Files for Bankruptcy

    Bridgeport Mayor Mario Blount Files for Bankruptcy

    Monday, September 8 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-09-08 14:34:49 GMT
    Mario BlountMario Blount
    Blount is scheduled to plead guilty next week in connection to drug-related crimes while working as a pharmacist at Best Care Pharmacy in Bridgeport.
    Blount is scheduled to plead guilty next week in connection to drug-related crimes while working as a pharmacist at Best Care Pharmacy in Bridgeport.
  • 2 Arrested in Webster County on Drug Charges

    2 Arrested in Webster County on Drug Charges

    Sunday, September 7 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-09-07 20:58:12 GMT
    The West Virginia State Police arrested Mary Hamrick 37, and Jeremy Carpenter, 37 on Saturday.
    The West Virginia State Police arrested Mary Hamrick 37, and Jeremy Carpenter, 37 on Saturday.
  • Monongalia County Grand Jury Returns Indictments

    Monongalia County Grand Jury Returns Indictments

    Friday, September 5 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-09-05 22:08:07 GMT
    Robert HernandezRobert Hernandez
    The Monongalia County Grand Jury has returned indictments in the September 2014 term.Among those indicted include Robert Hernandez, 33 of Cumberland, Maryland has been charged with first degree murder and Amber Keener, charged with child neglect creating risk of injury and possession with intent to deliver.Hernandez is accused of fatally stabbing DeVante' Waites, 19, of Fairmont at Bent Willey's in Morgantown. In Keener's case, Granville Police found Keener slumped over in the driver's seat o...
    The Monongalia County Grand Jury has returned indictments in the September 2014 term.Among those indicted include Robert Hernandez, 33 of Cumberland, Maryland has been charged with first degree murder and Amber Keener, charged with child neglect creating risk of injury and possession with intent to deliver.Hernandez is accused of fatally stabbing DeVante' Waites, 19, of Fairmont at Bent Willey's in Morgantown. In Keener's case, Granville Police found Keener slumped over in the driver's seat o...
  • Fairmont Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

    Fairmont Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:42:38 GMT
    Gerald StevensGerald Stevens
    A Fairmont man has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges. Gerald Stevens was arrested in 2012 after state police were told about thumb drives containing obscene material with children and records of Stevens having sexual conversations online.  
    A Fairmont man has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges. Gerald Stevens was arrested in 2012 after state police were told about thumb drives containing obscene material with children and records of Stevens having sexual conversations online.  
  • UPDATE: Marion County Couple Pleads Guilty to Child Neglect Resulting in Death

    UPDATE: Marion County Couple Pleads Guilty to Child Neglect Resulting in Death

    Friday, September 5 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-09-05 20:59:35 GMT
    Brittany EdgellBrittany Edgell
    A Monongah man has pleaded guilty to child neglect resulting in death after his two-year-old daughter overdosed on Tramadol last April. 
    A Monongah man has pleaded guilty to child neglect resulting in death after his two-year-old daughter overdosed on Tramadol last April. 
  • WorkForce West Virginia Alerting Employers to Scam

    WorkForce West Virginia Alerting Employers to Scam

    Friday, September 5 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-09-05 18:03:12 GMT
    WorkForce West Virginia is alerting employers in West Virginia to a potential scam from people posing to be from the agency and asking for financial information.Someone claiming to be an employee of WorkForce West Virginia contacted an employer by email on September 4 asking for cancelled checks for unemployment tax contributions. The email was sent from a personal email address, said WorkForce West Virginia and did not come from an agency employee. Emails from WorkForce West Virginia is sent...
    WorkForce West Virginia is alerting employers in West Virginia to a potential scam from people posing to be from the agency and asking for financial information.Someone claiming to be an employee of WorkForce West Virginia contacted an employer by email on September 4 asking for cancelled checks for unemployment tax contributions. The email was sent from a personal email address, said WorkForce West Virginia and did not come from an agency employee. Emails from WorkForce West Virginia is sent...
  • Morgantown Police Pepper Spray Unruly Crowd Outside Nightclub

    Morgantown Police Pepper Spray Unruly Crowd Outside Nightclub

    Friday, September 5 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-09-05 16:43:12 GMT
    The Morgantown Police Department and Morgantown Fire Marshal's Office pepper sprayed an unruly crowd during a fight at the corner of Fayette and High Street at approximately 11:34 p.m. Thursday.Morgantown Police were called to assist the Morgantown Fire Marshal's office to break up the fight. An employee of the Cellar Nightclub at 376 High Street assaulted the fire marshal, said Police Chief Ed Preston.Approximately 10 people were fighting and an unknown person activated a fire alarm inside t...
    The Morgantown Police Department and Morgantown Fire Marshal's Office pepper sprayed an unruly crowd during a fight at the corner of Fayette and High Street at approximately 11:34 p.m. Thursday.Morgantown Police were called to assist the Morgantown Fire Marshal's office to break up the fight. An employee of the Cellar Nightclub at 376 High Street assaulted the fire marshal, said Police Chief Ed Preston.Approximately 10 people were fighting and an unknown person activated a fire alarm inside t...