- Smash-and-grab thieves hit Beckley Kmart
Misdemeanor battery case against teacher presented in court
Motions in the case of a Fayette County teacher charged in late July with two counts of misdemeanor battery were presented in Magistrate Court Tuesday.
Rainelle man charged with sexual abuse
Police have charged a Rainelle man with sexually assaulting and abusing an 11-year-old child.
Green pleads guilty to murder of child
“You killed that baby?” Raleigh County Circuit Court Judge John A. Hutchison asked James Green Tuesday.
Suttle sentenced to 35 years in prison
A 31-year-old Raleigh County man will spend 35 years in prison for the fatal shootings of 16-year-old James Bell and 18-year-old Landon Williams.
Mingo commissioner pleads guilty to extortion
A Mingo County commissioner pleaded guilty to a federal extortion charge Tuesday involving a tire dealer.
David Baisden was accused of trying to buy tires for his personal vehicle at a government discount, then terminating the county’s contract with Appalachian Tire when it refused to cooperate.
Baisden, 66, faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver set Baisden’s sentencing for Jan. 14.
Weekend television thefts likely related
Recent thefts of televisions from two Beckley businesses appear to be related, Beckley Police Department officials said Wednesday.
Oceana man charged with break-ins
An Oceana man was arrested early Wednesday morning on numerous charges relating to a series of vehicle break-ins, according to Oceana Police Chief Jeff Barlow.
Drug raid yields multitude of arrests
A raid in Summers County Wednesday started at 11 a.m. and was still in full force by evening, as West Virginia State Police Hinton detachment swept through Hinton and surrounding areas, arresting those suspected of drug violations.
Police find Winger Avenue meth labs, arrest two
Beckley police arrested a local woman and man Tuesday after discovering two methamphetamine labs at a Winger Avenue residence, Beckley Police Department Lt. Dave Farley reported Wednesday.
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