CRIME

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on …

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on … Read more

CHARLESTON — A Kanawha County man was cited by police after he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at Yeager Airport on Thanksgiving, when they detected two handguns in his backpack at the security checkpoint. Read more

FAYETTEVILLE — When the Fayette County Courthouse doors swing closed at the end of calendar year 2019, Kelvin Holliday's years in public service will come to an end. Read more

The following calls were made to police agencies on Nov. 21; however, the call may have resulted in something other than what was originally reported. Read more

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted "law enforcement activity" in Raleigh County on Thursday morning, a spokeswoman for the FBI reported Thursday. Read more

The following calls were made to the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 18; however, the call may have resulted in something other than what was originally reported. Read more

An Oak Hill man was arrested Tuesday for the murder of a missing woman whose body had been left inside of a Fayette County home, Oak Hill Police Department officials said. Read more

Raleigh County Commission President David Tolliver and commissioners around southern West Virginia are asking that state lawmakers offer some relief on soaring jail bill costs this January, when the regular session of the West Virginia Legislature opens. Read more

WELCH — A suspect in the grisly Skygusty murder has confessed to the crime in a letter to authorities. Meanwhile, information on an incestuous relationship between this suspect and his daughter, who is also charged with murder, has emerged. Read more

PRINCETON — A McDowell County man is facing multiple charges of incest and sexual assault after a female juvenile told investigators during a forensic interview that he said that he repeatedly assaulted her “so she could get pregnant.” Read more

Fayette County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested a Raleigh County man on drug charges Sunday, after allegedly finding a variety of illegal narcotics and marijuana in his car, Fayette Sheriff Mike Fridley reported. Read more

CHARLESTON – Dana Stevenson, 28, of Charleston, was sentenced to 14 months in prison last week for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Stevenson previously admitted that on August 14, 2017, Charleston Police Department officers were searching for a suspect that was seen driving a stole… Read more

A Kimberly man with an outstanding charge of possessing a firearm illegally and making a series of traffic offenses in Fayette County was taken into custody in Smithers Wednesday, Fayette Sheriff Mike Fridley reported. Read more

In early January 2019 the West Virginia State Police Crimes Against Children Unit initiated an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse wherein 81-year-old Albert Vance was accused of sexually abusing two females under the age of 18, according to a press release from the West Virginia … Read more

PRINCETON — After deliberating Wednesday for more than an hour, a Mercer County jury found both a Princeton mother and father guilty of murder by a parent, guardian, or custodian and guilty of child neglect resulting in death. Read more

The following cases were prosecuted by the office of U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart, Southern District of West Virginia. Read more

The attorney for a Beckley counselor and businessman who is accused by police of first degree sexual abuse said Wednesday that his client is innocent of the felony charge. Read more

The West Virginia State Police will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint along US Rt. 19, approximately .1 mile south of the intersection with Airport Road in the Beaver area of Raleigh County today. Read more

Kristopher Osborne and Mary Dryer, both of Beckley, were arrested by Raleigh County sheriff deputies on Monday for breaking into a home on Summit Drive in the Dry Hill are of Raleigh County, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Department. Read more

union — A Monroe County man has been sentenced to at least two years in prison for embezzlement related to his previous jobs as transportation director for county schools and chief of the Union Volunteer Fire Department. Read more

This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

Ellen Sweeney Cole, 95 of Cool Ridge, WV passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019. She was born on October 18, 1924 to Londa and Texie Sweeney and was a homemaker. Surviving daughters Mary Killip and Barbara Martin, sons Lionel and Ivan Lilly, sister Maxine, 10 grandchildren, eight great grandch…

Nancy Simmons, age 57, of Camden, SC, formerly of Pluto, WV, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry, Shady Spring, WV.

[br]VICTOR [ndash] Zachary William Tellep, 22, of Victor died Friday, December 6, 2019 at his home after a long illness. Zachary had a love for our Country and had desired to join the Army. He is survived by his loving wife, Alissa Sedlock Tellep; his parents, James Tellep and Lori Workman T…

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