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Fourteen Charged in Alleged Athens County Drug Ring

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UPDATE 11:30 A.M. 8/23 – Two more people allegedly connected to an Athens County drug ring have been apprehended and appeared in court. Athens County Common Pleas Judge George McCarthy set bond at $250,000 for Kasandra Curry, according to the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office. Curry is accused of buying enough heroin and methamphetamine to sell on… Read More

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Man Convicted of Impersonating US Prosecutor at Traffic Stop

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Michigan man has been convicted in West Virginia of impersonating an assistant U.S. attorney. A federal jury found 55-year-old Joseph Ziegler guilty Wednesday after a two-day trial. Court records show Ziegler said during a traffic stop in Clay County that he was a federal prosecutor on assignment by U.S. attorney… Read More

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Meth Confiscated, Dozens Arrested in Ky., Tenn., W.Va.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Federal authorities say a drug sweep in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia has netted more than 800 pounds of methamphetamine. The Drug Enforcement Administration says in a news release that Mexican cartels and other drug trafficking groups and individuals were targeted. Since January, 235 people were arrested on federal drug charges… Read More

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5 Texas Residents Charged in WVa in Credit Card Fraud Scheme

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Police in West Virginia say five Texas residents have been arrested in a multistate credit card fraud scheme. News outlets report criminal complaints in Cabell County Magistrate Court charge the five with conspiracy, fraudulent schemes, fraudulent access device and possession with the intent to deliver. Huntington police said the suspects were… Read More

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Former W.Va. Educators Charged After Alleged Verbal Abuse

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s top prosecutor says three former educators have been arrested on charges that they verbally abused two autistic students. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says former special education teacher Christina Lester and former aides June Yurish and Kristin Douty were arrested Friday morning and charged with misdemeanor failure to report abuse… Read More

Former WV Deputy, Son Charged in Large Fentanyl Bust

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a retired West Virginia sheriff’s deputy and his son have been indicted on federal drug charges. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart on Thursday announced the superseding indictment against 76-year-old Larry McCallister and 45-year-old Steven Dale McCallister. Stuart says 2.6 pounds of fentanyl were found during a raid at their home… Read More

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West Virginia Girl Found in Mexico, Mother Facing Charges

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials say a missing West Virginia girl has been found in Mexico and her mother is facing charges. The U.S. Marshals Service on Wednesday announced it located the 6-year-old and her mother at a hotel in Mexico City with the help of Mexican authorities Tuesday. The girl was reported missing… Read More

Shooter’s Friend Who Bought Body Armor to Remain in Jail

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A longtime friend of the Dayton shooter who authorities say bought him body armor and helped assemble the weapon used in the massacre will remain in jail on a charge unrelated to the shooting. Authorities said there’s no indication Ethan Kollie knew his friend was planning a mass shooting, but they… Read More