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WV man arrested after Christmas Day chase with baby in car

Dec. 26, 2019 11:31 AM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man who led police on a Christmas Day chase with a baby in his car has been arrested, authorities said Wednesday. Harrison County Sheriff Robert Matheny told The Exponent Telegram the pursuit started in Upshur County after the suspect “fired a shotgun and...

West Virginia sheriff gets volunteer reserve deputies

Dec. 24, 2019 2:10 AM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A sheriff's office in West Virginia is getting several volunteer reserve deputies, some of whom will be able to carry firearms under certain circumstances. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office already has two volunteer deputies trained and another four are undergoing...

List of top 10 stories in West Virginia in 2019

Dec. 21, 2019 3:17 PM EST

A list of the top 10 stories in West Virginia in 2019 as voted on by Associated Press member broadcasters and newspapers. 1. Federal prosecutors announce in August that an investigation into the deaths of up to 11 patients at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg would be their "top priority." 2....

FILE - This Feb. 21, 2005, file photo, shows incoming bishop of the Wheeling-Charleston diocese, W.Va, Michael Bransfield in his new office, in Wheeling, W.Va. (AP Photo/Dale Sparks, File)

Hospital deaths, ex-bishop dominated 2019 headlines in W.Va.

Dec. 21, 2019 10:41 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In late August, federal prosecutors said a sweeping criminal investigation into numerous suspicious deaths at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia would be their "top priority." Four months later, no charges have been announced in the deaths of up to 11 patients at the...

West Virginia man gets 5 life sentences for enticing teens

Nov. 26, 2019 6:47 AM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to five consecutive life sentences for posing as a girl and persuading underage boys to send him sexually explicit pictures and videos. U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced the sentencing of Quionte Jordan Crawford on Monday. He says the...

Former deputy gets 2-15 years for falsifying documents

Nov. 19, 2019 11:26 AM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia sheriff’s deputy convicted of falsifying documentation of payments made to confidential informants has been sentenced to two to 15 years in prison. The Exponent Telegram reports Harrison Chief Judge Thomas Bedell sentenced 41-year-old Timothy Rock on...