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This undated photo provided by the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority shows Nedeltcho Vladimirov. The West Virginia man is accused of organizing a network of shoplifters, many of them drug addicts, to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in store merchandise that he then resold on the internet. (West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority via AP)

Man charged with paying drug addicts to shoplift at stores

Feb. 10, 2020 7:29 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man is accused of organizing a network of shoplifters, many of them drug addicts, to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in store merchandise that he then resold on the internet. Nedeltcho Vladimirov of Cross Lanes was charged Monday in a criminal complaint with...

In this screen grab provided by WCHS-TV on Nov. 15, 2019 shows Kara Cvechko, left, at her home in South Charleston, W.Va., with her 5-year-old daughter, Kambria. After Kambria fell into a restaurant's outdoor grease pit and was rescued, West Virginia's Senate has passed legislation that would toughen fines for restaurants that have unsecured lids on the containers. The state Senate passed the bill Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. It now goes to the House of Delegates. (AP Photo/WCHS-TV via AP)

Girl's fall into grease pit prompts effort to toughen fines

Feb. 4, 2020 2:42 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Kara Cvechko recalled her heart pounding as she scrambled headfirst down into an outdoor grease pit to save her 5-year-old daughter who had fallen through an unsecured opening at a West Virginia restaurant. Kambria Cvechko’s birthday celebration turned to horror on Nov. 11...

W.Va. inmate who walked out of jail gets 5 additional years

Jan. 22, 2020 2:12 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An Ohio man who escaped a West Virginia jail and was later caught trying to flee into Mexico was sentenced to five additional years in jail Wednesday. Todd Boyes of Caldwell, Ohio, was sentenced in Kanawha County Circuit Court for his October 2017 escape from the South Central...

Coal producer announces pending layoffs of 65 workers in WVa

Jan. 7, 2020 7:37 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A coal producer has given notice that it plans to lay off 65 workers in southern West Virginia in March. Panther Creek Mining LLC issued the layoff notice for its operations in Eskdale, the Kanawha County Commission said in a news release Tuesday. Panther Creek was part of...

Newspaper publishes secret report on former W.Va. bishop

Dec. 24, 2019 1:42 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A newspaper has published a secret church report about a former West Virginia bishop ousted for alleged sexual and financial misconduct that details how he allegedly groomed and inappropriately touched young men. The Washington Post reports law enforcement does not have a copy of...