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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – The murder trial of a West Virginia man has been delayed after he requested his accusers’ DNA be compared to DNA found at the scene of the crime. 42-year-old Ronald Amory Witherel’s trial set to start Tuesday has been rescheduled for February. Witherel is accused of killing David Ralph in 2017…. Read More
The opioid epidemic is intergenerational, with tens of thousands of babies born every year dependent on opioids. Advocates worry lawsuits against the drug industry might overlook these children.
Executions had been set to resume next month after a 16-year pause. A federal judge halted the sentences as inmates challenge the government’s lethal injection protocol.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Department of Justice says two West Virginia men have been sentenced for participating in a distribution scheme that involved shipping about 400 kilograms of marijuana through the U.S. Postal Service from 2013 to 2018. A news release says 44-year-old James Waylon Molinaro was sentenced to 78 months in prison for possession with… Read More
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A friend of a gunman who killed nine people in a rampage in Dayton has pleaded guilty to two firearms charges unrelated to the deadly mass shooting. Twenty-four-year-old Ethan Kollie pleaded Wednesday to lying on a federal firearms form and possessing a gun while using illegal drugs. The gun was unrelated… Read More
Prosecutors say the two officers neglected to check on Epstein every half-hour, as they were required to, and falsified prison logs to make it appear as if they were keeping an eye on him.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a man sentenced to 65- to 210-year’ imprisonment for sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl in 2007. The court unanimously ruled last week that there’s no need to throw out a 2016 jury ruling that found Douglas Neumeyer guilty. Neumeyer… Read More
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A friend of the gunman in the deadly Dayton mass shooting is expected to plead guilty to unrelated federal firearms charges. Court documents show 24-year-old Ethan Kollie will be in court Wednesday. No details of his plea agreement have been disclosed. Kollie is accused of lying on a federal firearms form… Read More
WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A judge has delayed what was supposed to be the first trial connected to the investigation into the 2016 slayings of eight family members in Ohio. Prosecutors said Monday that both sides agreed to postpone the trial for Rita Newcomb just as jury selection was to begin. Officials didn’t give a… Read More
Stone faced charges that he lied to congressional investigators and obstructed an official proceeding. He pleaded not guilty and said he’d done nothing wrong.