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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

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

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

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

West Virginia High School Custodian Arrested on Child Pornography Charge

BRIDGEPORT, WV (WBOY) - A Bridgeport High School nighttime custodian was arrested for manufacturing child pornography, according to the West Virginia State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Paul Jones, 48, of Bridgeport, is accused of taking sexually explicit pictures of a juvenile

WOWK - 2018-03-21 13:23:42

Two arrested after police find drugs in separate traffic stops

Police also pulled over Robby Ross Jr. during a traffic stop at around 1 a.m. Saturday morning on the Jefferson Avenue Extension. There, they found Meth, crack cocaine, marijuana, Xanax and $3,000 in cash. Moundsville Police arrested two individuals after they discovered drugs and cash during separa


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

INTELLIGENCER - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Keeping up and understanding what it takes

Being a Ray, I was in the back of the room every year in grade school. In those days, teachers were fond of alphabetical seating. During the summer of 1961, our family moved from Flemingsburg, Kentucky to Beallsville, Ohio. I began my third grade of school as usual in the back of the room. Mrs. Stee

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

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


BREAKING: Officials in Belmont County receive breakthrough in 4-year old murder case

New life has been breathed into the 4-year old murder of former Powhatan Point Mayor and businessman Marvin Brown. Brown was shot and killed on his own hunting property outside of Powhatan Point in November 2013. Since that time, no one has been charged with his murder -- until now. Brown's 35-year-

WTOV 9 - 2018-03-21 17:09:13

Bridgeport officials announce new store coming to mall

With bankruptcies and store closings on a national scale seeming to be a more frequent occurrence, some good news was delivered recently at the Bridgeport Development Authority meeting. And that news deals with a new store coming to the Meadowbrook Mall. During the March 13 meeting, Bridgeport Commu

WDTV - 2018-03-21 17:56:00

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


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


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


Moundsville Police Department aims to recruit, retain officers

The Moundsville Police Department is trying to find ways to attract and retain new officers. The department is currently short on officers, and officials are asking city leaders for a pay raise and an increase in the longevity pay. Moundsville Police Chief Tom Mitchell said they have 14 officers and


Simulator at Wheeling Park High School Drives Home Dangers of DUI

Photo by Jessica Broverman Wheeling Park High School sophomore Louie Aulick takes his turn Monday in a simulator that mimics the effects of driving while intoxicated. More than 100 Wheeling Park High School students are taking part in the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration DUI Sim

INTELLIGENCER - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Route 7 Near Newport Closed after Rock Slippage

NEWPORT, OH. (WTAP) - Route 7 is currently closed between Reynolds Run rd. And Davis run rd. Near Newport due to a large rock slippage that occurred along the road. Courtesy: University of Cincinnati The slip is the largest in the county currently at 800 ft long by 400 ft wide and will cost odot up


Recent arrests made by law enforcement

FAIRMONT - A woman was recently arrested for alleged child neglect creating risk of injury. During a police search of a residence authorized by a search warrant on Feb. 23, the Barrackville police chief and the Marion County Sheriff's Department allegedly discovered marijuana, cocaine and parapherna


Home destroyed in Sunday afternoon fire near Marietta

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Oh.-(WTAP) Volunteers from Reno, Oak Grove and Williamstown volunteer fire departments battled a fire Sunday afternoon near Marietta's west side. It broke out just after 3 P.M., at a two-story frame home in the 100 block of Simpson Street. A resident of the home was treated for fa


Crews battle fire at Robinson Run Mine

HARRISON COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) - Several crews are currently on the scene of a working silo fire at the Robinson Run Mine in Harrison County. EMS officials were alerted of the fire at approximately 11:07 am. At least five fire companies, including Lumberport VFD, Shinnston VFD, Spelter VFD, Wallace