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Morrisey bids to prosecute criminal cases
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:40:42 -0700

By Eric Eyre CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia's county prosecutors told the Supreme Court on Tuesday they don't want Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and his lawyers prosecuting criminal cases in their courtrooms. "Never before in the history of this state has an attorney general [presumed] to have power in the area of criminal prosecution as this attorney general is suggesting he has," said ...

Berkeley County designated high intensity drug trafficking area
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:12:01 -0700

MARTINSBURG - West Virginia lawmakers are applauding the Office of National Drug Control Policy's announcement earlier this week that Berkeley County has been designated as a high intensity drug trafficking are.

Elderly woman hit by stray bullet in Charleston, West Virginia
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 15:28:30 -0700

Seventy year- old Betty Johnson of Charleston, West Virginia woman is out of the hospital after she is grazed by a stray bullet. The shooting occurred in the 300 block of Berkeley Street on Sunday morning.

Family of slain Berkeley woman offer reward
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:40:38 -0700

The Associated Press MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The family of a slain Berkeley County woman is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer. Media outlets report that Taylor Hawkridge's family announced the reward Tuesday at a news conference. The reward is being offered through the West Virginia State Police through September. It will drop to $5,000 beginning in ...

Friday Night Lights
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:49:10 -0700

OHIO Akr. Coventry 35, Kent Roosevelt 33 Akr. East 7, Akr. Kenmore 0 Akr. Garfield 28, Akr. Firestone 12 Akr. Hoban 38, Barberton 12 Alliance Marlington 38, Beloit W. Branch 13 Amanda-Clearcreek 20, Baltimore Liberty Union 16 Anna 34, Rockford Parkway 6 Apple Creek Waynedale 35, Creston Norwayne 21 Arlington 31, Van Buren 0 Ashland 21, Wooster 14 Ashland Mapleton 41, Plymouth 28 Ashtabula ...

More than $1.26M in grants awarded across state
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:10:42 -0700

The West Virginia Commission on the Arts and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History recently awarded more than $1.26 million in competitive grants to 55 organizations and 25 individual artists across the state. Individual artists, nonprofit arts and community organizations, public educational institutions, school boards, local or county government agencies and colleges and ...

Lottery fines 'faux fraternals'
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:25:44 -0700

By Eric Eyre The West Virginia Lottery Commission fined seven video lottery establishments and a machine distributor a combined $11,000 Tuesday for violating state laws that cover fraternal organizations. The sanctions follow the Lottery's 10-month investigation of so-called "faux fraternals" - Limited Video Lottery locations that operate under the guise of being fraternal lodges. As fraternal ...

Police warned about 'sovereign citizens'
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:11:03 -0700

By Kate White In August, State Police arrested a man in Roane County after they said they found improvised explosives, AK-47 style rifles and about 30 live chickens in his wrecked SUV at 3:30 a.m. The man, Seth Grim, 21, allegedly told police that he was a "sovereign citizen," a group that rejects taxes and local, state and federal laws. Courthouse and law enforcement officials, both in West ...

Berkeleyside Blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Sept. 11-17
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:27:01 -0700

This is a partial list of recent crime in Berkeley , compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. The following items represent a sampling of calls, and times may be approximate. From Sept. 11-17 , there were reports of 19 burglaries , 23 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles and seven stolen vehicles , according to CrimeMapping.com ...

Deaths Summary for Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:17:58 -0700

BECK, Ann McCoy, of Johns Island, a veterinarian, died Sunday. Arrangements by McAlister-Smith's West Ashley Chapel of Charleston.