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A gavel lays on top of money

County Officials Sue Over W. Va. Budget Cuts

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Five elected county officials in West Virginia are suing their county commission over budget cuts. The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports that County Clerk Karen Cole, Prosecuting Attorney Sean “Corky” Hammers, Circuit Clerk Jeffrey Hood, Assessor Irv Johnson and Sheriff Tom McComas filed the lawsuit. The lawsuit addresses the $21.7 million county budget… Read More

Crime with police lights in the background

Ohio Man Admits Corpse Abuse

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GALLIPOLIS, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say an Ohio man now charged with corpse abuse confessed that he dismembered a companion’s body after she overdosed on narcotics, then buried the missing woman’s remains in West Virginia. The Gallipolis Daily Tribune reports 47-year-old Richard Hurt was charged Thursday with tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse… Read More