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.
Raleigh County Magistrate Stephen D. Massie is facing seven charges of violating the code of judicial conduct based on an investigation by the the West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission. Read more
CHARLESTON — A Kanawha County woman was sentenced to federal prison for a heroin trafficking crime, according to United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Valerie Ramey, 42, of Hernshaw, was sentenced to 72 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute heroin. Read more
CHARLESTON — A North Carolina man pled guilty to selling pills to an undercover law enforcement officer, according to United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Ricky Walker, 42, pled guilty to distribution of oxycodone and oxymorphone. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) conducted the invest… Read more
The Beckley Police Department responded to Robert C. Byrd Drive in the area of Calacino’s Pizza on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 at 8:26 p.m. where a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle. Read more
An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution at Beckley was sentenced to federal prison for a weapon offense, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Joshua Allen, 29, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for being an inmate in possession of a weapon. His sentence will run consecu… Read more
PRINCETON — Pleas for mercy and home confinement were denied Monday when a Bluefield man who pleaded guilty to having sex with an underage girl was sentenced to the maximum of one to five years in prison. Read more
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — By the time drug enforcement agents swooped into his small medical office in Martinsville, Virginia, in 2017, Dr. Joel Smithers had prescribed about a half a million doses of highly addictive opioids in two years. Read more
SKYGUSTY — Human remains have been discovered in the Skygusty area of McDowell County, State Police officials said Thursday. Read more
HUNTINGTON (AP) — A West Virginia man convicted of threatening two county workers with a machine gun before stealing their truck and leading authorities on a chase has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Read more
ELKINS (AP) — Two West Virginia magistrates indicted on charges including fraud and obstruction of justice may get deferment deals that would allow them to avoid conviction. Read more
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman charged with concocting a story about an Egyptian man trying to kidnap her daughter isn't a racist, her lawyer said Thursday. Read more
US Southern District Court Judge Omar Aboulhosn did not release former Daniels pharmacist Natalie Cochran from police custody on Thursday afternoon, a clerk in Aboulhosn's court reported. Read more
Natalie Cochran was arrested on Thursday morning on 26 federal charges that included wire fraud, bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, bankruptcy fraud and giving a false oath in a bankruptcy proceeding. Read more
CHARLESTON (AP) — An 18-year-old West Virginia man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for fatally shooting a man he believed owed him $2. Read more
ELKINS (AP) — Authorities say a DNA test has led to charges against a West Virginia man who had a child with an underage girl about five years ago. Read more
HUNTINGTON (AP) — Police in West Virginia say they killed a man who used a woman as a human shield and shot at officers during a wild standoff. Read more
CHARLESTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they've charged multiple medical professionals for overprescribing millions of opioids across Appalachia. Read more
CLARKSBURG (AP) — A 32-year-old West Virginia man has been sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for molesting a girl who was younger than 10 years old. Read more
This Week's Circulars
William "Bill" James Brizendine, 76, of Oak Hill, WV, died on Friday, October 18, 2019, at Veterans Administration Hospital, Beckley, WV. Funeral 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 21, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. Burial at High Lawn Memorial Park.
Dan C. Richmond, age 62, of Pinch Creek near Pluto, WV, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry, Shady Spring, WV.