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Officer finds suspected meth in woman’s purse

A shoplifting call at Walmart led to a drug arrest recently. Tracy Renee Litten, 37, 302 Ruby Lake Road, Sandyville, was charged with delivery of a controlled substance. On April 4, the Ripley Police Department received a call about a shoplifter at Walmart. Members of the loss-prevention department


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Discussions on possible education approaches held in Jackson County

RIPLEY, W.Va. — Dozens of people took part in a forum Tuesday at Ripley High School regarding possible education policy efforts for this year’s related special legislative session.


Woman from Gallipolis sentenced to 34 years in prison

GALLIAPOLIS, Ohio (WTAP) - A woman is sentenced to 34 years in prison Monday, April 23, 2019, by Judge D. Dean Evans in Gallia County Common Pleas Court. Her name is Brandy Miller. She's a 32-year-old woman from Gallipolis, Ohio, She was sentenced to a 34-year prison term on April 24, 2018. She was


Three arrested in Old and New Sports gun theft

Several people have been charged in connection with a recent break-in at a local business that resulted in the theft of numerous firearms. James Herbert Evans Jr., 18, 5373 Elk River Road North, Elkview, was charged with breaking and entering. His bond was set at $20,000. Destiny Marie Moore, 18, 20


Head-on crash sends 2 to the hospital

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A head-on crash Tuesday afternoon in the Sissonville area sent two people to the hospital, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office says. It happened in the 3900 block of Sissonville Drive, closing that stretch of roadway during the cleanup and investigation.


State Police Search for Missing West Virginia Man

PANTHER, WV (WVNS) - State Police need help finding a missing man from the Mountain State. Troopers say David Ray Cline has been missing since April 3, 2019. Cline was last seen in the Panther area of McDowell County.


FEMA: West Virginia doing a better job of monitoring grants

CHARLESTON — West Virginia is doing a better job of observing disaster grant recipients after changes were made to the state agency monitoring those grants, an official with the Federal Emergency Management Administration Tuesday said.


Manchin on Governor’s race: ‘I’m thinking seriously and solidly about it.’

Last January, I wrote that U.S. Senator Joe Manchin was once again considering running for Governor of West Virginia. The column, subsequent reporting and interviews given by the Democrat fueled speculation that Manchin was willing to give up a plum Senate seat if he could successfully return to the


Baltimore Man Sentenced More Than 30 Years In 2016 West Virginia Heroin Deaths

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Baltimore man has been sentenced to more than 30 years in federal prison for providing heroin that resulted in the May 2016 deaths of two West Virginia men.


West Virginia Man Cited for Loaded Gun at D.C. Airport

WASHINGTON, DC (WOWK) - A West Virginia resident was cited by police after TSA officers detected a loaded handgun in the man's carry-on bag at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Tuesday.


Conversation continues on West Virginia education reform bill

GRANT COUNTY, W.Va. (WHSV) — A forum was held on Monday in Grant County to discuss efforts to reform education in the Mountain State. There have been several ones like it statewide after teachers' unions in West Virginia went on strike for two days last year.


Fugitive gets 34 years in drug trafficking

GALLIPOLIS — A woman who was reportedly a fugitive for a little less than a year was recently sentenced to 34 years in a state facility after being sentenced for drug trafficking crimes in the Gallia Court of Common Pleas.


UPDATE: Man charged with murder in Mason County shooting

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man is charged with murder after a fatal shooting in Mason County. Christopher Eugene Elliot is the name of the men charged, according to the Point Pleasant Police Department.


Five South Central inmates treated after showing signs of overdosing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety says five female inmates at the South Central Regional Jail in Charleston had to be taken to a hospital late Monday morning after showing signs of an overdose.


Growing list of West Virginia locations are part of Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than 150 locations in West Virginia will serve as drop off points for expired, unused or unneeded prescription drugs during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.


Two arrested on drug charges following search of Portland residence

PORTLAND — Two individuals were taken into custody last week following the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Portland. Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood reports that on Tuesday, April 16, his office executed a search warrant at 31165 Ross Road in Portland. The search warrant stems from a


West Virginia University offering voluntary job buyouts

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia University is offering buyouts to employees with at least 20 years of service as part of cost-cutting efforts. The voluntary program comes after the university last week announced a tuition and fee increase for the fall semester.


Report: West Virginia is the 6th most gambling addicted state in 2019; Ohio 25th

With Americans losing over $100 billion through gambling each year and the Kentucky Derby soon to kick off, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Most Gambling-Addicted States and West Virginia is 6th while Ohio is 25th.


Jury seated, first witness testifies in Tucker trial

POMEROY — The jury was seated and the first witness took the stand on Tuesday in the case against Larry Tucker. The jury of nine women and three men, plus two alternates, was seated at 12:25 p.m. on Tuesday, ending jury selection which began on Monday.