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Boone County traffic stop leads to arrests

UNEEDA, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Sunday traffic stop conducted during road patrols of the Uneeda area of Boone County resulted in the arrest of two individuals on a number of charges. Reports from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department indicated that a vehicle was stopped Sunday, June 26, 2022 for...
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Fayette County man arrested on drug charges

PAGE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Page man is facing felony charges in Fayette County. Sheriff Mike Fridley provides the following information regarding this incident. In the late-night hours of June 30, 2022, deputies performed a traffic stop on Legends Highway for a minor traffic infraction. During the stop, a small quantity of heroin and fentanyl was found. Further investigation into where the narcotics came from gave deputies enough probable cause to obtain a search warrant for a residence on Logan Rd in Page. Deputies executed the search warrant where large amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, prescription pills, and marijuana were found, all packaged for sale. There were also multiple firearms in the residence where the owner is a convicted felon.
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Arkansas Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crime

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Larry Arthur King, 39, of Arkansas, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to court documents and statements made in court, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the West Virginia State Police conducted a traffic stop on U.S. Route 119 in South Charleston on May 19, 2022. King was in the front passenger seat of the stopped vehicle. King later admitted to possessing approximately 690 grams of methamphetamine found in a backpack located in the vehicle, and further admitted that he intended to distribute that methamphetamine to other people. On the same date, officers executed a search warrant of a Charleston hotel room rented by King and found over 400 additional grams of methamphetamine, over 150 grams of fentanyl, a quantity of cocaine, and two pistols.
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Regatta opening night crowd wows organizers

CHARLESTON ,W.Va. — Sternwheel Regatta Commissioner Brian Hughes said he turned to Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin Thursday night and said “we did it.”. Hughes and Goodwin came away from the opening night of the return of Regatta pleased with the crowd that showed up for the activities and for the concert by the Everclear.

Man arrested after making bomb threats at The Greenbrier Resort

GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – On Saturday, June 25, 2022, at approximately 12:30 pm, the Summers County 911 center received a call from an unknown male subject who reported, bombs had been placed at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV, and at the Edgewood Summit Retirement Home in Charleston, WV. The caller advised the bombs would detonate at 4:00 pm. Members of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, West Virginia State Police, K9 units and members of the WVSP Explosive Ordinance Team responded to both locations to assisted with evacuations and searches. No explosive devices were located.

Kanawha County Woman Pleads Guilty to Social Security Fraud

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Melissa Waller, 45, of St. Albans, pleaded guilty to theft of Social Security benefits. According to court documents and statements made in court, Waller received Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits on behalf of a deceased relative. Waller admitted that she knew that she was not entitled to receive these SSA benefits once her relative passed away in April 2012. Between June 2012 and April 2020, Waller received $84,509 in federal benefits that she was not entitled to receive and converted those SSA benefits to her own use.

Charleston Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Crime

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Kanawha County man pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 15, 2021, Ricky Lee Clark, Jr., 42, of St. Albans, was carrying a loaded Davis Industries, model P380, .380-caliber pistol in his waistband when law enforcement officers encountered him on a residential street in St. Albans.

Semi blocking traffic along Route 3

GLEN DANIEL. WV (LOOTPRESS) – Highway traffic through the Glen Daniel area along Route 3 is experiencing disruption due to what appears to be a semi truck stretched across both travel lanes. A significant area has been sectioned off by local authorities, and the striking flashes of fire engine...

Man arrested for terroristic threats at The Greenbrier Resort

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (WVNS) — An arrest was made after a bomb threat was called on The Greenbrier Resort on Saturday, June 25, 2022. According to WV State Police, on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at approximately 12:30 P.M., the Summers County 911 center received a call from an unknown male who told them bombs […]

Storms will slow, not stop, weekend events

(WOWK) — The long 4th of July weekend is upon us and while the weather may not fully cooperate, it’s also not a total washout. Friday should features some spotty storm cells that pop any time from about mid day until early evening. These storm cells should be very scattered so if you’re at the […]

Charleston Sternwheel Regatta begins; festival goes through Monday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After months of anticipation and build-up from city leaders, the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta began Thursday. The five-day festival will feature multiple events and music performances. The Charleston Sternwheel Regatta has not taken place since 2009. Officials and public figures have pushed the event since the announcement...

Memorial arrangements for Woody Williams announced

CHARLESTON, W.Va (WDTV) - Gov. Jim Justice announced the memorial arrangements for Hershel “Woody” Williams, America’s last World War II Medal of Honor recipient. The memorial services will take place this weekend, July 2-3. On Saturday, July 2, a procession will depart from Beard Mortuary in Huntington...

Deputies investigate shooting in Kanawha County

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Deputies are investigating a shooting late Wednesday night in the Tornado area, Metro 911 dispatchers say. The incident was reported around 10 p.m. from the 3800 block of Smith Creek Road. Deputies on the scene say they don’t believe the shooting happened at that location.