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Woman charged with murder of former Powhatan mayor

BROOME WHEELING - A Powhatan Point woman is in police custody, accused of using money drawn from her stepfather's bank accounts to pay another man to shoot him to death. Meredith Ellen Broome, aka Meredith McLeod, is being held at the Northern Regional Jail at Moundsville on a fugitive from justice

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Police investigating a 'suspicious' death in Wheeling

Police are investigating what they have termed a 'suspicious' death in Wheeling. Conducting a requested welfare check on Wheeling Island on Wednesday evening, police heard a small child crying inside the residence. Officers entered the home and found the child in one room, and their mother deceased

WTOV 9 - 2018-03-22 10:57:59

Drug Cases Among Largest in Moundsville's History

After a Moundsville man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly carrying a large amount of illicit drugs, a subsequent arrest Monday has added up to what police are calling one of the largest drug seizures in the city's history. At about 3:30 p.m. Monday, Moundsville police officers stopped a ca

INTELLIGENCER - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Island Woman's Death Ruled a Homicide

The West Virginia Medical Examiner's Office has made a preliminary finding in the death of Rayna Shae Vaughan, 21, of Wheeling as homicide by blunt force trauma to the head. Detectives are actively gathering evidence, conducting interviews and seeking information on this case. The Wheeling Police

INTELLIGENCER - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Marshall County Grand Jury hands down four pages of indictments

A Marshall County Grand Jury handed down four pages of indictments on Wednesday. Eighteen people face serious charges, ranging from kidnapping to strangulation. First up is 33-year-old Thomas Blake, who is accused of kidnapping a woman, holding her at knifepoint, and forcing her to come to his house

WTOV 9 - 2018-03-21 14:40:56

Warrant Issued in Wheeling Gas Station Assault

Davis faces one charge of battery after allegedly hitting a woman who was with her daughter. Davis allegedly struck the woman with her purse and pulled her hair inside the gas station at the intersection of National Road and Bethany Pike. The daughter was not injured during the alleged altercation.

INTELLIGENCER - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Young Mother Slain On Wheeling Island

Photo by Casey Junkins Officers with the Wheeling Police Department are investigating a homicide by blunt force trauma to the head, which occurred Wednesday at this house at 309 S. Wabash St. on Wheeling Island. WHEELING - Hearing the cries of a 2-year-old girl inside a Wheeling Island home late We

INTELLIGENCER - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Suspect to face charges in murder

WHEELING - A woman accused of using money taken from her stepfather's bank accounts to pay another man to murder him is headed back to Belmont County to face charges. Meredith Broome, also known as Meredith McLeod, appeared Thursday before Ohio County Circuit Judge James Mazzone, where she waived he

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Wanted Belmont County man arrested in Wheeling

Wheeling police and the Belmont County Sheriff's Office arrested a fugitive from Belmont County on Tuesday night. They arrested 22-year old Clint Lekanudos on Wheeling Island around 11:30. Police say he was wanted for failing to appear on three felony drug charges out of Ohio. He is in the Northern

WTOV 9 - 2018-03-21 10:43:20

Hankish of Wheeling Gets Almost 5 Years In Federal Prison

A Wheeling man who was found with an AK-47 and drugs in his Elm Grove home will serve nearly five years in prison on firearm and drug charges. Peter "Pete" Kahil Hankish II, 44, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and one count of possession with intent to distribute met


Moundsville council: Fire departments will not share building

Moundsville Council made the decision Tuesday night concerning the potential move to house the city's paid and volunteer fire departments under one roof. Moundsville Council made the decision Tuesday night concerning the potential move to house the city's paid and volunteer fire departments under on


Jury recommends life without parole for Golsby in Reagan Tokes' murder

After deliberating for seven hours over two days, a jury decided that Brian Golsby's life should be spared in the murder of Reagan Tokes. It recommended life in prison without parole. The penalty phase of the two-week-long trial ended with Golsby reacting how he has throughout, head bowed toward the

COLUMBUS DISPATCH - 2018-03-21 16:47:27

3-15 Years In Prison For Wheeling Island Shooting

Wheeling resident DeAndre Williams, 20, was sentenced to three to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder in Ohio County Circuit Court on Tuesday. The charge stemmed from a shots-fired incident in July. Williams entered a plea deal on Tuesday and was given the maximum sentence.

INTELLIGENCER - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Driver dies in overnight crash

26-year old Jon Campbell died after crashing the vehicle he was driving Saturday night along Harlansburg Road in Hickory Township. Pennsylvania State Police say the vehicle went airborne over an embankment and crashed into a tree then rolled several times. Troopers believe speed was a factor in the


Man in critical condition after being shot in Wheeling

A man shot in Wheeling on Sunday night is in critical condition, but he's said to be improving. The shooting took place on Bishop Street in the Edgewood section of the city. Neighbors say they heard about six gunshots shortly before 11 p.m. Neighbors then called Wheeling Police. When they arrived, t


1 killed after car goes airborne, crashes into tree in Lawrence Co.

One person was killed in a car accident in Lawrence County on Saturday. According to a release from police, an unidentified person was driving west on Harlansburg Road in Hickory Township and exited north off the roadway around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Police said the driver crashed into an embankment


Search warrant nets three on drug-related charges

WOODSFIELD - The Special Response Team of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a Lewisville home and arrested three individuals on drug-related charges. WTOV 9 News identified the suspects as: Tammy Forshey, of Lewisville, facing two counts of possession of drugs and si


OSHP St. Clairville Post handles four deer-related crashes Monday morning

The Ohio State Highway Patrol's St. Clairsville post handled four deer-related crashes on Monday morning. One of them took place on State Route 9 between New Athens and Fairpoint. The driver was traveling northbound when she struck deer on the roadway. The impact disabled the vehicle and it came to


Moundsville City Officials Say Space Filling Up Fast at RV Park

Photo by Alan Olson Several campers form the first wave of residents at Moundsville's Riverfront RV Park, which is expected to show rapid growth in the next few weeks. While only a few mobile homes sit on the lot, Moundsville city officials are saying the plots of land are going quickly, as 23 spots


RVpark running out of vacancies

MOUNDSVILLE - While only a few mobile homes sit on the lot, Moundsville city officials are saying the plots of land are going quickly, as 23 spots have been sold at the city's Riverfront RV Park as of mid-March. City Clerk Sondra Hewitt said the city is optimistic that the remaining spots will go qu