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  • UPDATE: Man Shot, Found Dead Near Grafton

    UPDATE: Man Shot, Found Dead Near Grafton

    Monday, June 26 2017 12:02 PM EDT2017-06-26 16:02:58 GMT

    A 39-year-old man was found dead Friday night along Riverside Drive in Taylor County, near Grafton.

    A 39-year-old man was found dead Friday night along Riverside Drive in Taylor County, near Grafton.

  • Gilmer County Man Arrested For Attempted Murder

    Gilmer County Man Arrested For Attempted Murder

    Monday, June 26 2017 12:20 AM EDT2017-06-26 04:20:07 GMT

    A Gilmer County man is in jail after police say he tried to run over his girlfriend with a car.

    A Gilmer County man is in jail after police say he tried to run over his girlfriend with a car.

  • Marion County Man Arrested on Drug Charge

    Marion County Man Arrested on Drug Charge

    Thursday, June 22 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-06-22 21:53:47 GMT

    The Marion County Sheriff's Department has arrested a man on a drug charge. 

    The Marion County Sheriff's Department has arrested a man on a drug charge. 

  • Man Arrested on Heroin, Oxycodone Charges in Morgantown

    Man Arrested on Heroin, Oxycodone Charges in Morgantown

    Thursday, June 22 2017 4:28 PM EDT2017-06-22 20:28:14 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online

    A man was arrested in Morgantown Thursday after a Mon Metro Drug Task Force investigation.

    A man was arrested in Morgantown Thursday after a Mon Metro Drug Task Force investigation.

  • Grafton Man Arrested for Allegedly Delivering Methamphetamine

    Grafton Man Arrested for Allegedly Delivering Methamphetamine

    Thursday, June 22 2017 3:44 PM EDT2017-06-22 19:44:43 GMT
    Wayne WordenWayne Worden

    A Grafton man was arrested Tuesday after deputies said he delivered methamphetamine to a confidential informant.

    A Grafton man was arrested Tuesday after deputies said he delivered methamphetamine to a confidential informant.

  • UPDATE: Former Fairmont Restaurant Owner Sentenced for Sexual Assault Charge

    UPDATE: Former Fairmont Restaurant Owner Sentenced for Sexual Assault Charge

    Thursday, June 22 2017 12:35 PM EDT2017-06-22 16:35:58 GMT

    UPDATE (6/22/17 11:20 a.m.):  Vincent Fazio, former owner of Chancey's Grill in Fairmont, was sentenced Thursday for one count of third-degree sexual assault and one count of display of obscene matter to a minor in Marion County Circuit Court. 

    UPDATE (6/22/17 11:20 a.m.):  Vincent Fazio, former owner of Chancey's Grill in Fairmont, was sentenced Thursday for one count of third-degree sexual assault and one count of display of obscene matter to a minor in Marion County Circuit Court. 

  • Michigan Man Arrested in Morgantown On Drug Charges

    Michigan Man Arrested in Morgantown On Drug Charges

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-06-21 22:56:54 GMT
    A Michigan man was arrested at a Star City hotel Tuesday on drug charges. Louis Carter, 33, was found in possession of an ounce of heroin and an ounce of crack cocaine, according to the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department. The Mon Metro Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Hotel Morgantown on Saratoga Avenue after an investigation indicating the Carter was in possession of and selling heroin. Carter was located in the room along with a large amount of cash and the drugs....
    A Michigan man was arrested at a Star City hotel Tuesday on drug charges. Louis Carter, 33, was found in possession of an ounce of heroin and an ounce of crack cocaine, according to the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department. The Mon Metro Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Hotel Morgantown on Saratoga Avenue after an investigation indicating the Carter was in possession of and selling heroin. Carter was located in the room along with a large amount of cash and the drugs....
  • UPDATE: Pedestrian Injured in Hit and Run in Monongalia County

    UPDATE: Pedestrian Injured in Hit and Run in Monongalia County

    Monday, June 19 2017 3:33 PM EDT2017-06-19 19:33:01 GMT

    A pedestrian was struck and injured after a hit and run in Monongalia County, according to 911 dispatchers. 

    UPDATE (6/19/17 3:30 p.m.): According to Monongalia County Sheriff's Department, Samuel Hartley, 21, of Lazzelle Union Road, was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  Hartley was walking North on Lazzelle Union Road when he was struck by a vehicle, according to a press release. Hartley was "clipped" on the shoulder by the passenger side mirror of a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado truck, driven by Teresa Hart, 57, of Rosedale Hill Road, acc...
  • 2 People Arrested on Drug Charges in Barbour County

    2 People Arrested on Drug Charges in Barbour County

    Friday, June 16 2017 7:07 PM EDT2017-06-16 23:07:57 GMT

    Philippi Police have arrested two men on drug charges.

    Philippi Police have arrested two men on drug charges.

  • Harrison County Music Teacher Faces Sexual Assault Charges

    Harrison County Music Teacher Faces Sexual Assault Charges

    Friday, June 16 2017 10:49 AM EDT2017-06-16 14:49:09 GMT
    A Harrison County man is facing additional sex charges after he was arrested on charges last month. State police have arrested Joseph Prichard, 51, of Mt. Clare. Police said the 14-year-old girl's parents would drop her off at Prichard's house in Mt. Clare for music lessons. The girl told police Prichard gave her cocaine numerous times and LSD four or five times. The girl told police that Prichard had sex with her a total of 14 times. She also told police P...
    A Harrison County man is facing additional sex charges after he was arrested on charges last month. State police have arrested Joseph Prichard, 51, of Mt. Clare. Police said the 14-year-old girl's parents would drop her off at Prichard's house in Mt. Clare for music lessons. The girl told police Prichard gave her cocaine numerous times and LSD four or five times. The girl told police that Prichard had sex with her a total of 14 times. She also told police P...
  • 15 People Arrested in Harrison County Drug Bust

    15 People Arrested in Harrison County Drug Bust

    Thursday, June 15 2017 7:36 PM EDT2017-06-15 23:36:39 GMT

    Law enforcement announced a year-long drug investigation Thursday afternoon.

    Law enforcement announced a year-long drug investigation Thursday afternoon.

  • Fairmont Man Charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver

    Fairmont Man Charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver

    Thursday, June 15 2017 10:13 AM EDT2017-06-15 14:13:08 GMT

    Fairmont police have arrested a man on a drug charge on June 13. Police went to a home at 122 O'dell Street in Fairmont to assist the Marion County Probation Office with a residential search. Police said when an officer arrived, he found several small bags of methamphetamine as well as a large zip-lock style bag of methamphetamine and packaging materials laying in plain sight in one of the bedrooms of the residence. After further inspecti...

    Fairmont police have arrested a man on a drug charge on June 13. Police went to a home at 122 O'dell Street in Fairmont to assist the Marion County Probation Office with a residential search. Police said when an officer arrived, he found several small bags of methamphetamine as well as a large zip-lock style bag of methamphetamine and packaging materials laying in plain sight in one of the bedrooms of the residence. After further inspecti...

  • A Clarksburg Man Receives Sentencing Following Murder Trial

    A Clarksburg Man Receives Sentencing Following Murder Trial

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-06-14 22:13:08 GMT

    John Thomas was present in Judge McCarthy's courtroom Wednesday morning for his sentencing.

    John Thomas was present in Judge McCarthy's courtroom Wednesday morning for his sentencing.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam

    Harrison County Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam

    Monday, June 12 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-06-12 20:57:09 GMT
    The Harrison County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of an active phone scam.  Two males have been claiming to be "Deputy Miller," "Deputy Zachary Miller," "Chief Zachary Miller" or "Lieutenant Marshal" with the Sheriff's Department, according to a press release.  The males are said to have a southern accent, Sheriff Matheny said. The men are telling victims that they have warrants out for their arrest a...
    The Harrison County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of an active phone scam.  Two males have been claiming to be "Deputy Miller," "Deputy Zachary Miller," "Chief Zachary Miller" or "Lieutenant Marshal" with the Sheriff's Department, according to a press release.  The males are said to have a southern accent, Sheriff Matheny said. The men are telling victims that they have warrants out for their arrest a...
  • UPDATE: John Thomas' Murder Trial Concludes in Clarksburg

    UPDATE: John Thomas' Murder Trial Concludes in Clarksburg

    Monday, June 12 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-06-12 19:31:01 GMT

    The jury convicted John Thomas of involuntary manslaughter, a misdemeanor.

    UPDATE (6/12/17 3 p.m.): Monday afternoon, a jury returned a guilty verdict for a lesser charge. The jury convicted John Thomas of involuntary manslaughter, a misdemeanor. Thomas had been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Roy Horton in March 2016. The defense argued that Thomas acted in self-defense, and Horton's nephew testified that his uncle was the aggressor in the incident. Thomas is due back in court on Wednesday when he is expected to be release...

  • Morgantown Man Arrested on Multiple Charges Including Possession with Intent to Deliver

    Morgantown Man Arrested on Multiple Charges Including Possession with Intent to Deliver

    Friday, June 9 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-06-09 23:22:00 GMT
    Morgantown Police have arrested a man wanted in Pennsylvania for embezzlement. At approximately 4:22 a.m. on June 9, police responded to a reported burglary in progress on Park Street, according to a press release. Upon arrival, officers were informed by the victims that the suspect has left the area.  The suspect was identified as Kyle Kugal, 35, of Morgantown, according to police.  Kugal was found to be wanted in Pennsylvania for felony embezzlement charges, police sai...
    Morgantown Police have arrested a man wanted in Pennsylvania for embezzlement. At approximately 4:22 a.m. on June 9, police responded to a reported burglary in progress on Park Street, according to a press release. Upon arrival, officers were informed by the victims that the suspect has left the area.  The suspect was identified as Kyle Kugal, 35, of Morgantown, according to police.  Kugal was found to be wanted in Pennsylvania for felony embezzlement charges, police sai...
  • Additional Arrests Made Following Large Morgantown Drug Bust

    Additional Arrests Made Following Large Morgantown Drug Bust

    Friday, June 9 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-06-09 17:32:07 GMT

    On Thursday, federal, state and local law enforcement officials announced that 33 people were indicted federally on drug charges for their roles in a pill distribution ring. Friday, the Mon Metro Drug Task Force announced that in addition to the 33 facing federal charges, 14 people will face state drug charges, stemming from the same investigation. Ten of the 14 have been arrested so far, police said. The 10 are: Chris Hriblan, Shawna Jo Brown,Jeremy Hoopengardner, Nicolette Bolya...

    On Thursday, federal, state and local law enforcement officials announced that 33 people were indicted federally on drug charges for their roles in a pill distribution ring. Friday, the Mon Metro Drug Task Force announced that in addition to the 33 facing federal charges, 14 people will face state drug charges, stemming from the same investigation. Ten of the 14 have been arrested so far, police said. The 10 are: Chris Hriblan, Shawna Jo Brown,Jeremy Hoopengardner, Nicolette Bolya...

  • Westover Police Respond to Robbery at Microtel Inn

    Westover Police Respond to Robbery at Microtel Inn

    Friday, June 9 2017 8:28 AM EDT2017-06-09 12:28:50 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    Westover Police responded to a robbery Thursday evening. According to 911 dispatchers, it happened around 10 p.m. at the Microtel Inn and Suites on Lawless Road. No one was transported for injuries, said 911 dispatchers.  Westover Police Department is investigating. 
    Westover Police responded to a robbery Thursday evening. According to 911 dispatchers, it happened around 10 p.m. at the Microtel Inn and Suites on Lawless Road. No one was transported for injuries, said 911 dispatchers.  Westover Police Department is investigating. 
  • 33 People Charged in 129-Count Federal Drug Ring Indictment

    33 People Charged in 129-Count Federal Drug Ring Indictment

    Thursday, June 8 2017 7:21 PM EDT2017-06-08 23:21:39 GMT

    Dozens of people are now indicted on drug-related charges from oxycodone distribution ring that took place in North Central West Virginia.

    Dozens of people are now indicted on drug-related charges from oxycodone distribution ring that took place in North Central West Virginia.

  • Preston County Man Arrested After Growing 48 Marijuana Plants

    Preston County Man Arrested After Growing 48 Marijuana Plants

    Thursday, June 8 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-06-08 22:04:10 GMT

    The Preston County Sheriff's Department uncovered a marijuana grow operation after following up on a tip from local residents. Thomas J. Kirk III, 46, admitted to growing the illegal plants at 719 Elk Run Road near Hazelton.  Deputies seized 48 plants and sophisticated horticultural growing equipment from the property.  Kirk was arrested and charged with the Manufacture of a Schedule I Controlled Substance, and was later released on bond. Deputies are asking an...

    The Preston County Sheriff's Department uncovered a marijuana grow operation after following up on a tip from local residents. Thomas J. Kirk III, 46, admitted to growing the illegal plants at 719 Elk Run Road near Hazelton.  Deputies seized 48 plants and sophisticated horticultural growing equipment from the property.  Kirk was arrested and charged with the Manufacture of a Schedule I Controlled Substance, and was later released on bond. Deputies are asking an...

  • 33 People Arrested for Alleged Involvement in Oxycodone Distribution

    33 People Arrested for Alleged Involvement in Oxycodone Distribution

    Thursday, June 8 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-06-08 21:29:50 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online

    The U.S. Attorney's Office held a press conference Thursday to announce the arrest of 33 people involved in oxycodone distribution.

    The U.S. Attorney's Office held a press conference Thursday to announce the arrest of 33 people involved in oxycodone distribution.

  • New York Woman Pleads Guilty to Monongalia County Murder

    New York Woman Pleads Guilty to Monongalia County Murder

    Thursday, June 8 2017 1:16 PM EDT2017-06-08 17:16:19 GMT
    Kimberly McInnisKimberly McInnis

    A New York woman entered a plea Monday for the death of a Tennessee man in Monongalia County.

    A New York woman entered a plea Monday for the death of a Tennessee man in Monongalia County.

  • Huttonsville Man Charged With Animal Cruelty for 32 Dogs

    Huttonsville Man Charged With Animal Cruelty for 32 Dogs

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-06-07 22:29:01 GMT
    Randolph BrentRandolph Brent

    A Huttonsville man was charged with four counts of animal cruelty after dogs were seized from his residence on Seneca Trail.

    A Huttonsville man was charged with four counts of animal cruelty after dogs were seized from his residence on Seneca Trail.

  • Fairmont Man Arrested After Deputies Find Cocaine

    Fairmont Man Arrested After Deputies Find Cocaine

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-06-07 22:27:09 GMT
    Lamont Morris, Sr.Lamont Morris, Sr.

    A Fairmont man was arrested after police said they found drugs, a scale, and plastic bags during a traffic stop.

    A Fairmont man was arrested after police said they found drugs, a scale, and plastic bags during a traffic stop.

  • Clarksburg Man Stands Trial for Murder

    Clarksburg Man Stands Trial for Murder

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-06-06 22:19:33 GMT

    The jury trial started today for John Thomas. He is a Clarksburg man on trial for murder, accused of killing his neighbor and best friend back on March 31, 2016. Thomas's trial was held in Judge McCarthy's courtroom with a full jury.  Thomas is accused of fatally stabbing Roy Horton, a man the prosecution and defense said was Thomas' best friend. Members of the jury were selected this morning with a makeup of eight men and four women.  The jury heard opening statements from...

    The jury trial of a Clarksburg man started Tuesday. John Thomas's trial was held in Judge McCarthy's courtroom with a full jury.  Thomas is accused of fatally stabbing his neighbor, Roy Horton on March 31, 2016.  The prosecution and defense both said that Horton was Thomas' best friend. Members of the jury were selected this morning with a makeup of eight men and four women.  The jury heard opening statements from the prosecuting attorney and defens...
  • Morgantown Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting 2 Teenage Girls

    Morgantown Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting 2 Teenage Girls

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 5:46 PM EDT2017-06-06 21:46:26 GMT

    A 26-year-old man was arrested and charged with third-degree sexual assault after allegedly having sexual intercourse with two teenage girls. Marvin Belcher, II, of Morgantown, is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl at West Run Apartments on June 2, according to the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department. The teenage girls told their parents that they were given multiple Xanax bars and alcohol in an apartment in the complex, deputies s...

    A 26-year-old man was arrested and charged with third-degree sexual assault after allegedly having sexual intercourse with two teenage girls. Marvin Belcher, II, of Morgantown, is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl at West Run Apartments on June 2, according to the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department. The teenage girls told their parents that they were given multiple Xanax bars and alcohol in an apartment in the complex, deputies s...

  • UPDATE: Harrison County Man Accused of Killing Father

    UPDATE: Harrison County Man Accused of Killing Father

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-06-06 20:35:06 GMT

    A man was killed in a shooting near Lumberport Tuesday morning. Clifford Powers, 61, was in the driveway of a home on Ithaca Drive when he was shot with a .22 rifle, according to West Virginia State Police. Troopers have the suspect, Michael Griffith, in custody. The two men knew each other, but are not related, troopers said. State Police are still working to determine a motive. The shooting was reported at 10:30 a.m., on Ithaca Drive, which is off of Gregory's Run Road, just out...

    UPDATE (6/6/17 3:15): A Clarksburg man is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of his father.   Michael Griffith, 30, told State Police that he went to a friend's house, found her spare key and got a Mossberg .22 rifle and ammunition.   He said he then drove to his aunt's house in the Gregory's Run Road area to confront his father, Clifford Powers, over abuse Griffith endured while growing up. Griffith told troopers that Powers had beat him and his mothe...

  • UPDATE: Preston County Deputies Search for Man on Sexual Assault Allegations

    UPDATE: Preston County Deputies Search for Man on Sexual Assault Allegations

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 12:05 PM EDT2017-06-06 16:05:32 GMT

    The Preston County Sheriff's Office is still searching for Donald Stout, 68, of Bruceton Mills. 

    UPDATE (6/6/17 11:56 a.m.):The Preston County Sheriff's Office is still seeking any information concerning the whereabouts of Donald Stout. Deputies are looking for Stout in regard to a reported sexual assault of two minor children. Stout is a registered sex offender and may be armed and dangerous, according to a press release...

  • UPDATE: Man Arrested After Ritchie County Shooting

    UPDATE: Man Arrested After Ritchie County Shooting

    Monday, June 5 2017 3:58 AM EDT2017-06-05 07:58:21 GMT
    William LambWilliam Lamb

    A woman was shot in her back while driving on Route 16 in Ritchie County Friday morning, according to Ritchie County Prosecuting Attorney Samuel Rogers, II.

    A woman was shot in her back while driving on Route 16 in Ritchie County Friday morning, according to Ritchie County Prosecuting Attorney Samuel Rogers, II.

  • Bond Reduction Denied for Man Accused in Death of Clarksburg Woman

    Bond Reduction Denied for Man Accused in Death of Clarksburg Woman

    Friday, June 2 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-06-02 21:08:02 GMT
    Michael HawkinsMichael Hawkins

    A man originally charged with murder in the death of a Clarksburg woman appeared in court Friday.

    A man originally charged with murder in the death of a Clarksburg woman appeared in court Friday.

  • Kingwood Man Accused of Stabbing, Attempting to Kill Man in Shower

    Kingwood Man Accused of Stabbing, Attempting to Kill Man in Shower

    Friday, June 2 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-06-02 21:03:47 GMT

    A Kingwood man was arrested Friday after he allegedly stabbed a man who was in the shower.

    A Kingwood man was arrested Friday after he allegedly stabbed a man who was in the shower.

  • Rivesville Police Clerk Accused of Embezzling $9K

    Rivesville Police Clerk Accused of Embezzling $9K

    Friday, June 2 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-06-02 21:00:55 GMT

    The Rivesville Police Clerk was arrested and accused of embezzling over $9,000 from the town.

    The Rivesville Police Clerk was arrested and accused of embezzling over $9,000 from the town.

  • Man Arrested in Lewis County With Variety of Drugs

    Man Arrested in Lewis County With Variety of Drugs

    Friday, June 2 2017 2:52 PM EDT2017-06-02 18:52:45 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online

    A man was arrested in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, and oxycodone in Jane Lew Thursday.

    A man was arrested in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, and oxycodone in Jane Lew Thursday.

  • UPDATE: Reported Shooting Outside of Grafton Ruled Accidental

    UPDATE: Reported Shooting Outside of Grafton Ruled Accidental

    Friday, June 2 2017 12:15 PM EDT2017-06-02 16:15:06 GMT
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    A reported shooting that occurred Thursday just outside of Grafton was ruled accidental, according to the Taylor County Sheriff's Department.

    A reported shooting that occurred Thursday just outside of Grafton was ruled accidental, according to the Taylor County Sheriff's Department.

  • Fairmont Man Pleads Not Guilty in Fairmont Murder Case

    Fairmont Man Pleads Not Guilty in Fairmont Murder Case

    Thursday, June 1 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-06-01 21:05:28 GMT
    Devon StephensDevon Stephens

    A man accused of fatally shooting another man last year plead not guilty to all five charges against him in court on Wednesday.

    A man accused of fatally shooting another man last year plead not guilty to all five charges against him in court on Wednesday. The counts against Devon Stephens, 25, include one count each of first degree murder, first degree robbery, nighttime burglary, conspiracy and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, which are all felony charges. Judge Patrick Wilson also denied his attorney's request to reconsider setting his bond. Michelle Belton, 37, Oscar Chapman, Vanny Clay, 2...
  • 12 Sentenced to Prison in West Virginia Drug Case

    12 Sentenced to Prison in West Virginia Drug Case

    ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities say 12 people have been sentenced collectively in northern West Virginia to more than 79 years in federal prison for their roles in methamphetamine trafficking in West Virginia and Virginia. The investigation led to indictments last year of 20 people and in the seizure of hundreds of firearms and quantities of methamphetamine. Among those sentenced, 27-year-old Sean Michael Moser, of Elkins, West Virginia, faces more than 17 years in prison after ple...
    ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities say 12 people have been sentenced collectively in northern West Virginia to more than 79 years in federal prison for their roles in methamphetamine trafficking in West Virginia and Virginia. The investigation led to indictments last year of 20 people and in the seizure of hundreds of firearms and quantities of methamphetamine. Among those sentenced, 27-year-old Sean Michael Moser, of Elkins, West Virginia, faces more than 17 years in prison after ple...
  • Woman Admits Role in Staged Accident, Insurance Claim

    Woman Admits Role in Staged Accident, Insurance Claim

    CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Federal authorities say that a 56-year-old Fairmont woman has pleaded guilty to fraud, admitting she participated in a staged vehicle accident, faked injuries and filed a false insurance claim. Prosecutors say Robin Stoneking's false insurance claim in 2013 in Marion County resulted in a $41,000 settlement. She could face up to 20 years in prison at sentencing. The West Virginia Insurance Commission Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Postal Inspection...
    CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Federal authorities say that a 56-year-old Fairmont woman has pleaded guilty to fraud, admitting she participated in a staged vehicle accident, faked injuries and filed a false insurance claim. Prosecutors say Robin Stoneking's false insurance claim in 2013 in Marion County resulted in a $41,000 settlement. She could face up to 20 years in prison at sentencing. The West Virginia Insurance Commission Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Postal Inspection...
  • UPDATE: Morgantown Man Charged With Murder After Woman Dies of Overdose Appears in Court

    UPDATE: Morgantown Man Charged With Murder After Woman Dies of Overdose Appears in Court

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-05-30 23:11:56 GMT
    Gary RichmondGary Richmond

    UPDATE (5/30/17 6 p.m.): A local man accused of selling drugs that killed the user appeared in court Tuesday. Gary Richmond, of Morgnatown, allegedly sold heroin that led to the death of Hanna Sovastion, after injection. The incident took place back in October.  He's charged with first degree murder. Tuesday, Richmond's lawyer asked to have the trial pushed back in order to review additional evidence found in discovery. That motion was approved and the t...

    UPDATE (5/30/17 6 p.m.): A local man accused of selling drugs that killed the user appeared in court Tuesday. Gary Richmond, of Morgnatown, allegedly sold heroin that led to the death of Hanna Sovastion, after injection. The incident took place back in October.  He's charged with first degree murder. Tuesday, Richmond's lawyer asked to have the trial pushed back in order to review additional evidence found in discovery. That motion was approved and the t...

  • Buckhannon Woman Accused of Helping Alleged Murderer Evade Law Enforcement

    Buckhannon Woman Accused of Helping Alleged Murderer Evade Law Enforcement

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-05-30 22:06:45 GMT

    A Buckhannon woman appeared in federal court Tuesday for hindering a federal kidnapping and murder investigation.

    A Buckhannon woman appeared in federal court Tuesday for hindering a federal kidnapping and murder investigation.

  • Eight People, Including Sheriff’s Deputy, Fatally Shot in Mississippi

    Eight People, Including Sheriff’s Deputy, Fatally Shot in Mississippi

    Sunday, May 28 2017 3:23 PM EDT2017-05-28 19:23:16 GMT
    Suspect Willie Corey GodboltSuspect Willie Corey Godbolt

    (NBC NEWS) - Eight people, including a law enforcement officer, have been shot dead in rural Mississippi, authorities said Sunday.

    (NBC NEWS) - Eight people, including a law enforcement officer, have been shot dead in rural Mississippi, authorities said Sunday.

  • Man Claims Self-Defense in Fatal Clarksburg Stabbing

    Man Claims Self-Defense in Fatal Clarksburg Stabbing

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:47:02 GMT
    John ThomasJohn Thomas

    A man accused of fatally stabbing another man in the chest in Clarksburg appeared in court Friday.

    A man accused of fatally stabbing another man in the chest in Clarksburg appeared in court Friday.

  • St. Marys Man Arrested for Allegedly Soliciting A Minor on Craigslist

    St. Marys Man Arrested for Allegedly Soliciting A Minor on Craigslist

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:42:36 GMT
    Everett SchmidtEverett Schmidt

    A St. Marys man was arrested for allegedly soliciting whom he believed to be a juvenile girl on Craigslist.

    A St. Marys man was arrested for allegedly soliciting whom he believed to be a juvenile girl on Craigslist.

  • 2 Men Plead Guilty to Staging Vehicle Accidents, Benefiting Financially

    2 Men Plead Guilty to Staging Vehicle Accidents, Benefiting Financially

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:39 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:39:23 GMT

    Two men admitted in federal court Thursday to staging vehicle accidents and benefiting financially from them.

    Two men admitted in federal court Thursday to staging vehicle accidents and benefiting financially from them.

  • 2 People Arrested After Alleged Kidnapping, Robbery in Harrison County Woods

    2 People Arrested After Alleged Kidnapping, Robbery in Harrison County Woods

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:38:35 GMT

    Two Clarksburg residents were arrested Friday after deputies said they kidnapped a man and robbed him.

    Two Clarksburg residents were arrested Friday after deputies said they kidnapped a man and robbed him.

  • UPDATE: Woman Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Killing Husband

    UPDATE: Woman Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Killing Husband

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:02:17 GMT

    A Preston County woman who killed her husband was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison.

    A Preston County woman who killed her husband was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison.

  • Lost Creek Man Sentenced to Prison for Sexually Assaulting Young Relative

    Lost Creek Man Sentenced to Prison for Sexually Assaulting Young Relative

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:02:40 GMT

    A Lost Creek man accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old female relative appeared in Harrison County court Thursday.

    A Lost Creek man accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old female relative appeared in Harrison County court Thursday.

  • Man Sentenced to 41 to 46 Years in Prison for Fatal Clarksburg Porch Beating

    Man Sentenced to 41 to 46 Years in Prison for Fatal Clarksburg Porch Beating

    Thursday, May 25 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-05-25 21:30:46 GMT

    A man accused of beating a Clarksburg man who later died was sentenced Thursday to 41 to 46 years in prison.

    A man accused of beating a Clarksburg man who later died was sentenced Thursday to 41 to 46 years in prison.

  • UPDATE: Lewis County Man Sentenced on Malicious Wounding Charge

    UPDATE: Lewis County Man Sentenced on Malicious Wounding Charge

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-05-24 21:51:02 GMT
    UPDATE (5/24/17 4:44 p.m.) A man convicted of malicious wounding in Lewis County was sentenced this morning. Lermon Russell was sentenced to 2 to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the charge. Russell beat a Lewis County woman and the crashed his car into the former 7-Eleven building in Weston. Russell will receive credit for time already served in jail, and other lesser charges were dismissed. ORIGINAL (4/25/17 5:53 p.m.): A man accused of beating his girlfriend bef...
    UPDATE (5/24/17 4:44 p.m.) A man convicted of malicious wounding in Lewis County was sentenced this morning. Lermon Russell was sentenced to 2 to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the charge. Russell beat a Lewis County woman and the crashed his car into the former 7-Eleven building in Weston. Russell will receive credit for time already served in jail, and other lesser charges were dismissed. ORIGINAL (4/25/17 5:53 p.m.): A man accused of beating his girlfriend bef...
  • Mount Clare Man Accused of Sexually Abusing Juvenile Over Period of 4 Years

    Mount Clare Man Accused of Sexually Abusing Juvenile Over Period of 4 Years

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-05-24 21:03:11 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online

    A Mount Clare man was arrested and charged with 24 counts of sexual abuse Tuesday.

    A Mount Clare man was arrested and charged with 24 counts of sexual abuse Tuesday.

  • Clarksburg Woman Arrested After Passing Out in Vehicle With Drugs

    Clarksburg Woman Arrested After Passing Out in Vehicle With Drugs

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-05-24 21:00:52 GMT
    Mary WorkmanMary Workman

    A Clarksburg woman was arrested after police found her passed out in a vehicle with drugs in it.

    A Clarksburg woman was arrested after police found her passed out in a vehicle with drugs in it.

  • Confirmed Fatalities and Injuries in Explosion at Manchester Arena

    Confirmed Fatalities and Injuries in Explosion at Manchester Arena

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:41 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:41:02 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Police says there are “a number of fatalities” after reports of an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England.

    LONDON (AP) — Police says there are “a number of fatalities” after reports of an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England.

  • UPDATE: Woman Missing Out of Fairmont Possibly in Hagerstown or Hedgesville areas

    UPDATE: Woman Missing Out of Fairmont Possibly in Hagerstown or Hedgesville areas

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:22 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:22:29 GMT

    A woman has been reported missing from Fairmont and may be in extreme danger, according to West Virginia State Police.

    UPDATE (5/22/17 2:35 PM) (WHAG): The search continues for a girl missing from Fairmont who's believed to possibly be in the Hagerstown or Hedgesville areas. State Police said 21-year-old Kara Jeffrey is believed to be in extreme danger.  Jeffrey was last seen in Huntington on May 1 and is originally from the Huntington area.   Her parents are pleading for her to come home, and troopers said it's possible that she's with a man that goes by the alias "Jeff Cooper...
  • 20-Year-Old Clarksburg Man Faces Additional Sexual Assault Charge

    20-Year-Old Clarksburg Man Faces Additional Sexual Assault Charge

    Thursday, May 18 2017 5:07 PM EDT2017-05-18 21:07:17 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online

    A Clarksburg man was arrested Tuesday on an additional sexual assault charge.

    A Clarksburg man was arrested Tuesday on an additional sexual assault charge.

  • UPDATE: Judge Grants Continuance for Lena Lunsford's Trial

    UPDATE: Judge Grants Continuance for Lena Lunsford's Trial

    Thursday, May 18 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-05-18 16:22:23 GMT
    Lena Lunsford appears in court.Lena Lunsford appears in court.

    Lena Lunsford's attorney, Tom Dyer, filed a motion to continue the trial, and a judge granted the motion. The trial was originally set to begin in June but will now begin with jury selection on October 12.

    Lena Lunsford's attorney, Tom Dyer, filed a motion to continue the trial, and a judge granted the motion. The trial was originally set to begin in June but will now begin with jury selection on October 12.

  • Morgantown Man Faces Multiple Charges Including Armed Robbery and Grand Larceny

    Morgantown Man Faces Multiple Charges Including Armed Robbery and Grand Larceny

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 11:25 AM EDT2017-05-17 15:25:18 GMT

    A Morgantown man is facing several charges after authorities said he was involved in multiple crimes including armed robbery, grand larceny and a breaking and entering. Anthony Santiago, 19, and a juvenile female accomplice allegedly broke into and/or robbed multiple businesses over the course of several days, the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department said. On May 10, the pair is said to have broken into Lakeview Resort and Conference Center...

    A Morgantown man is facing several charges after authorities said he was involved in multiple crimes including armed robbery, grand larceny and a breaking and entering. Anthony Santiago, 19, and a juvenile female accomplice allegedly broke into and/or robbed multiple businesses over the course of several days, the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department said. On May 10, the pair is said to have broken into Lakeview Resort and Conference Center and the Bu...
  • Man Arrested After Marion County Deputies Seize Drugs and Stolen Handguns

    Man Arrested After Marion County Deputies Seize Drugs and Stolen Handguns

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-05-16 22:21:19 GMT
    Marion County deputies have arrested a second person after a drug raid at Monongah Heights Apartments in Fairmont. Gary Boyce III, 29, was arrested after the Marion County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at the Monongah Heights Apartments.  On May 9, Deputies said they over seized four ounces of a substance believed to be heroin, over two ounces of a substance believed to be crack cocaine, seven handguns, four of which were determined to be stolen, more...
    Marion County deputies have arrested a second person after a drug raid at Monongah Heights Apartments in Fairmont. Gary Boyce III, 29, was arrested after the Marion County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at the Monongah Heights Apartments.  On May 9, Deputies said they over seized four ounces of a substance believed to be heroin, over two ounces of a substance believed to be crack cocaine, seven handguns, four of which were determined to be stolen, more...
  • 3 Men Arrested in Fairmont on Drug Charges

    3 Men Arrested in Fairmont on Drug Charges

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-05-16 21:57:07 GMT

    Fairmont Police arrested three men Monday on drug charges. Officers said they conducted a traffic stop on a 2017 Chevrolet Sonic with a Florida license plate at approximately 9:48 p.m. The vehicle was stopped for crossing over the center line multiple times. Dennis Broaden Jr., 20, of Toledo, OH, was driving the vehicle. Larry Hall-Granger, 22, of Detroit, MI, and Rahiym Hawkins, 25, of Clinton Township, MI, were passengers, police said....

    Fairmont Police arrested three men Monday on drug charges. Officers said they conducted a traffic stop on a 2017 Chevrolet Sonic with a Florida license plate at approximately 9:48 p.m. The vehicle was stopped for crossing over the center line multiple times. Dennis Broaden Jr., 20, of Toledo, OH, was driving the vehicle. Larry Hall-Granger, 22, of Detroit, MI, and Rahiym Hawkins, 25, of Clinton Township, MI, were passengers, police said....

  • UPDATE: 1 Person Arrested After Stabbing in Marion County

    UPDATE: 1 Person Arrested After Stabbing in Marion County

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-05-16 20:47:51 GMT

    UPDATE: (5/16 12:00 p.m.) Fairmont Police have arrested a man in connection with the alleged stabbing that took place early Monday morning.Daniel Mark Bock is charged with two counts of malicious wounding and one count of unlawful wounding. Bock stabbed someone in the torso, police said. Drugs were also also recovered during the incident, according to officials. Officials are not releasing the victims name or condition at this time. He was arraigned...

    UPDATE: (5/16 12:00 p.m.) Fairmont Police have arrested a man in connection with the alleged stabbing that took place early Monday morning.Daniel Mark Bock is charged with two counts of malicious wounding and one count of unlawful wounding. Bock stabbed someone in the torso, police said. Drugs were also also recovered during the incident, according to officials. Officials are not releasing the victims name or condition at this time. He was arraigned...

  • 2 Arrested in Taylor County After Deputies Find Marijuana in Car

    2 Arrested in Taylor County After Deputies Find Marijuana in Car

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 4:02 PM EDT2017-05-16 20:02:49 GMT
    William Nelson Snavely Jr.William Nelson Snavely Jr.

    Two people were arrested in Taylor County on drug charges after deputies said they found marijuana, digital scales and baggies in a car where children were present.

    Two people were arrested in Taylor County on drug charges after deputies said they found marijuana, digital scales and baggies in a car where children were present. Deputies said William Nelson Snavely Jr., 20, was traveling northbound on Route 119 at 45 mph in a 35 mph zone. The vehicle's offroad light bar was also turned on at this time. Deputies stopped the vehicle and said they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. Snavely had red glassy eyes and spoke with...
  • Mother Charged with Gross Neglect After Son Ingests Opioid

    Mother Charged with Gross Neglect After Son Ingests Opioid

    Monday, May 15 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-05-16 00:07:41 GMT

    West Virginia State Police have arrested a woman they said allowed her child to get into drugs.

    West Virginia State Police have arrested a woman they said allowed her child to get into drugs. Police said 30-year-old Ashley Casteel met with the grandmother of her 12-month-old son at a laundromat in Monongalia County. Casteel told her she thought the child had obtain "half a strip of  Suboxone" that was in her purse, and ingested an unknown amount of the Suboxone strip. Casteel said the child ingested the Suboxone strip bet...
  • UPDATE: Man Appears in Court After Fatal, Clarksburg Shooting

    UPDATE: Man Appears in Court After Fatal, Clarksburg Shooting

    Monday, May 15 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-05-15 22:07:33 GMT
    Michael HawkinsMichael Hawkins
    UPDATE (5/15/17 6 p.m.): A man facing charges in a shooting incident in Clarksburg appeared in Harrison County Court Monday. A magistrate ruled that there is probable cause against 37-year-old Michael Hawkins for wanton endangerment and attempted murder. This stems from a shooting incident on April 29 that left 32-year-old Roncie Bohanna dead. Clarksburg Police said as Hawkins left Journey's End in the North View area he fired a handgun once toward three people including Bohan...
    UPDATE (5/15/17 6 p.m.): A man facing charges in a shooting incident in Clarksburg appeared in Harrison County Court Monday. A magistrate ruled that there is probable cause against 37-year-old Michael Hawkins for wanton endangerment and attempted murder. This stems from a shooting incident on April 29 that left 32-year-old Roncie Bohanna dead. Clarksburg Police said as Hawkins left Journey's End in the North View area he fired a handgun once toward three people including Bohan...
  • Bridgeport Police Investigate Alleged Armed Robbery

    Bridgeport Police Investigate Alleged Armed Robbery

    Monday, May 15 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-05-15 21:50:05 GMT
    The Bridgeport Police Department are investigating an alleged robbery from the weekend. Police said they received a call around 10 a.m. Sunday morning about an alleged robbery at the Rt. 50 Lounge. The lounge is located on the Main Street Corridor near Go-Mart in Bridgeport. Police said that the suspect came in to the lounge carrying a firearm and demanding money. The police are still investigating the alleged robbery. No one was hurt in the incident.
    The Bridgeport Police Department are investigating an alleged robbery from the weekend. Police said they received a call around 10 a.m. Sunday morning about an alleged robbery at the Rt. 50 Lounge. The lounge is located on the Main Street Corridor near Go-Mart in Bridgeport. Police said that the suspect came in to the lounge carrying a firearm and demanding money. The police are still investigating the alleged robbery. No one was hurt in the incident.
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  • 3 Injured After Taylor County Ambulance Crashes in Marion County

    3 Injured After Taylor County Ambulance Crashes in Marion County

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    It happened around 9 a.m. on Route 250 South, near Deerfield Estates, according to Marion County 911 officials.

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  • Walt Disney World Offers Rare Summer Ticket Deal

    Walt Disney World Offers Rare Summer Ticket Deal

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  • Colasante's Ristorante and Pub in Westover to Reopen in the Coming Weeks

    Colasante's Ristorante and Pub in Westover to Reopen in the Coming Weeks

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    This past April marked a year since the Colasante's Restaurant in Westover burnt down.  Since then, owners have been in the process of rebuilding and plan on opening within the next few weeks.  

    This past April marked a year since the Colasante's Restaurant in Westover burnt down.  Since then, owners have been in the process of rebuilding and plan on opening within the next few weeks.  They say they are looking forward to opening the doors again and serving the Morgantown community.  "There's a lot of anticipation and we've really appreciated the support from the community and all of our patrons from the last almost 47 years. With that, that's really be...
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