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Authorities investigating inmate's death in Boyd County

Authorities said the woman, Laura Riley, 44, of Ashland was found in a bunk in a jail cell at 9:30 p.m.

DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2018-06-18 13:47:00

Huntington native to compete on 'America's Got Talent'

Mary Ellen Wolfe's career is really going up.And down, and twisting, spinning 'round.If you're afraid of heights, you might want to watch with one eye open, everyone else hold your breath and hang on tight as Huntington native Mary Ellen Wolfe-Nielsen and her husband and cirque aerial partner Tyce N

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2018-06-19 04:01:00

Court records: Man told police he shattered vending machine because he was thirsty

Christopher Allen Webb, 23, of Chesapeake, Ohio, is charged with destruction of property, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

CW18MILWAUKEE.COM - 2018-06-19 11:42:40

Case raises question about indictments

HUNTINGTON - A local defense attorney's argument that the Cabell County grand jury has served too long could result in more than 200 indictments being dismissed, pending a circuit judge's ruling later this month.In a motion to dismiss an indictment against murder suspect Deland Royce Steelman, 33, d

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2018-06-19 04:01:00

New addiction program coming to Ashland

Stop Heroin Lexington, Inc. and Recovery Warriors of Paris, Inc., have partnered to create Bluegrass Recovery Support Services, Inc., an outreach program offering support and education for individuals on the journey to recovery.


Funktafest announces lineup for third annual event

HUNTINGTON — While the Herd is away, the funk will play.At least that's the case come Saturday, Sept. 29, as the third annual Funktafest will roll a full day and night of funky music at the Ritter Park Amphitheater.Tickets go on sale today at for the festival, which will feature 17 sets of live mus

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2018-06-19 04:01:00

Community members respond to recent violence in Huntington

HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) - Overall, Huntington has seen a drop in violent crime this year. However, after three homicides in less than 48 hours last week, many residents are still struggling to cope with the violence.

WOWK - 2018-06-17 22:50:43

Second suspect admits guilt in gun thefts

The Herald-DispatchHUNTINGTON - A Branchland man who helped break into a local pawn shop and steal firearms pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Huntington, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's officeJonathan Chafin, 18, entered a guilty plea to theft of firearms from a federally lic

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2018-06-19 04:01:01

Police blotter: Battery, breaking and entering among HPD reports

The Herald-DispatchHUNTINGTON - The following information was provided by reports from the Huntington Police Department:The Huntington Police Department listed 12 new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Monday, according to a report made available at . Huntington Police Departmen

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2018-06-19 04:01:00

Wayne County Sheriff's Dept. to get first-ever K-9

WAYNE, WV (WOWK) - The Wayne County Sheriff's Department plans to ramp up drug enforcement soon, by adding its first-ever K-9 unit to the team.

WOWK - 2018-06-19 03:36:23

Second arrest made in Marcum Terrace shooting

HUNTINGTON — A second person was arrested Friday in connection with Wednesday’s shooting at Marcum Terrace in Huntington that left one woman dead and a maintenance worker injured.David Dwayne Moore, 41, is charged with accessory to murder. He was jailed at 11:20 p.m. Friday, according to booking rec


Wayne County traffic stop leads to arrest after discovery of $150,000 worth of drugs

A news release from the Kenova Police Department says Elizabeth D. Powers, 29, of Barboursville, has been charged with transporting narcotics into West Virginia.


Names of 2 shooting victims released

HUNTINGTON - As police continue to investigate two homicides that occurred in Huntington on Tuesday, the names of victims involved in Wednesday's separate, unrelated deadly shooting were released Friday.With a female juvenile charged in Wednesday's homicide, prosecutors are currently weighing whethe


Boyd inmates allegedly attempt escape, start fire

James McCoy Matney, 36, of Olive Hill and Jacob W. Dulaney, 37, of Ashland were arraigned in Boyd district court on hundreds of charges Friday morning.


Hep A reported at Greenup jail

Worthington explained that officers brought in a female who had contracted the disease, but she did not know she had the disease. The inmate was placed with the general population. She and another woman began showing symptoms and were diagnosed, he said.


6th food worker with hepatitis A in Kentucky county

The Kentucky Department of Public Health is recommending vaccinations for residents of Jefferson, Bullitt, Hardin, Greenup, Carter, and Boyd counties.


Man Connected to Huntington Drug Ring Arrested

HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) - US Attorney Mike Stuart issued a statement regarding the arrest of Terrell Ledez Redd in Detroit on Friday saying,


Ashland votes to require hepatitis A shots for food handlers

In April, due to an ongoing, multistate outbreak of hepatitis A, the Kentucky Department for Public Health began recommending vaccination for everyone residing in Jefferson, Bullitt, Hardin, Greenup, Carter and Boyd counties. Several Ashland restaurants, including Texas Roadhouse, have had employees


Huntington Police Identify Marcum Terrace Shooting Victims

According to police Joann Childers, 32, of Huntington, WV was killed in the shooting and Stephen Christopher Smith, 34, was injured.


UPDATE: One dead in Marcum Terrace shooting

HUNTINGTON - A woman is dead in a shooting reported in the 500 block of Marcum Terrace on Wednesday afternoon.A man who was not believed to be involved in the conflict also was hit by gunfire, according to Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial.Between 10 and 15 first responders were on the scene at abou