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Man accused of secretly recording 17-year-old foreign exchange student

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused of secretly recording a foreign exchange student has been charged with possessing child porn, police said Tuesday.State troopers received a complaint in April from the 17-year-old student, who reported finding a hidden camera in the bathroom of her host home. A search warrant led to the discovery of another camera in the student's bedroom, officials said.Darrel Wells, of Barboursville, was arrested Monday after a digital forensics investigation was concluded, police said. He was charged with possession of child pornography and criminal invasion of privacy.Wells, 55, is lodged at the Western Regional Jail and Correctional Facility. Online records don't indicate whether he has an attorney who could comment.
BARBOURSVILLE, WV
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Deputies arrest man accused of stabbing his brother with shovel

ALUM CREEK. W.Va. (WCHS) — UPDATED: 10:11 p.m., 8/9/22. A man is behind bars accused of stabbing his brother with a shovel in Alum Creek Tuesday evening. It happened on Sand Plant Road about 7:30 p.m.. Court documents said Chase Lilly admitted to stabbing Justin Lilly with the shovel.
ALUM CREEK, WV
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Pirates play first tune-up game against Raceland

GOODY, Ky. — Football officially returned to Haywood Stadium this past Friday night as the defending Class AAA champion Belfry Pirates hosted Raceland in their first scrimmage of the 2022 season. The Pirates are set to play another scrimmage this Friday night at Perry County Central before opening the regular season at home on Friday, Aug. 19, against 5A Pulaski County in the ARH Bowl.
BELFRY, KY
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Women’s Club marks 95 years of service in Williamson

WILLIAMSON — The Mingo County Commission proclaimed August as Williamson Woman’s Club month in honor of the group’s 95th anniversary. Leigh Ann Ray, a member of the Williamson Woman’s Club since 2004, said the club was formed in August 1927.
WILLIAMSON, WV
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1983 WHS AA State Championship basketball team honored

WILLIAMSON — Members of the 1983 Williamson High School basketball team were back in town this past weekend as they were honored for winning the AA State Championship. The recognition came as a part of the WHS Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and 25th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Mountaineer Hotel.
WILLIAMSON, WV

West Virginia man arrested after foreign exchange student finds hidden camera in her bathroom

HUNTINGTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A man is facing charges after a foreign exchange student finds a hidden camera in her bathroom; another camera was in her bedroom. On Monday, April 4, 2022, Troopers from the Huntington Detachment responded to a complaint from the victim, a 17-year-old foreign exchange student, who discovered a hidden camera in her bathroom at the residence of her “Host Family.”
HUNTINGTON, WV
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Kanawha County teenager receives maximum sentence for fatal shooting

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Kanawha County teenager was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Monday for the shooting death of a man in March near St. Albans. Kanawha County Circuit Judge Maryclaire Akers sentenced Eli Nelson, 17, to the maximum sentence of 15 years in prison on a voluntary manslaughter charge. Nelson will be resentenced as an adult in January after his 18th birthday.
KANAWHA COUNTY, WV

14-year-old kills adult in West Virginia after domestic violence

West Virginia State Police say a 14-year-old child is accused of fatally shooting an adult following an ongoing domestic incident. Police said in a statement that the shooting was reported Sunday afternoon at a residence near Fort Gay and the adult was dead when officers arrived. Police told news outlets an investigation found the juvenile […]
FORT GAY, WV
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Mine Wars Museum representative visits Matewan Library

MATEWAN — The Matewan Public Library had a special guest at their Aug. 2 Summer Reading at the UMWA Hall in Matewan. Mine Wars Museum representative Wilma Steele told the story and the meaning of the red bandana to the children. Steele also gave each child a red bandana,...
MATEWAN, WV
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LOUISA’S NEWEST BUSINESS 123 CAFE HAS GRAND OPENING

123 CAFE HAS GRAND OPENING TODAY (August 9, 2022)…. On Tuesday August 9, 2022 at 11AM The 123 Cafe had their Grand Opening and Ribbon cutting ceremony. Among the five owners of Louisa 123 CAFE are Andy Lin and Paul D Pelphrey. Locals have been awaiting the opening for months...
LOUISA, KY
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Man arrested in connection with Barboursville purse snatching

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man wanted in connection with a purse snatching at a Barboursville grocery store on July 15 has been arrested. Deputies say Merson Weh stole a car in Ashland County, Ohio before traveling to Barboursville and stealing the purse. From there, deputies say he then went...
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14-year-old shoots and kills man in Wayne County

WAYNE COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – On Sunday, August 7, 2022, at approximately 3:45 pm, Trooper J. A. Wellman received a call of a shooting on Lost Creek Road near Fort Gay. Upon arrival, the victim, Ermal Mullins, 37 of Fort Gay, West Virginia was found deceased on the porch of the residence.
WAYNE COUNTY, WV

West Virginia man charged with possession of child pornography after secretly filming foreign exchange student

A West Virginia man accused of secretly recording a foreign exchange student has been charged with possessing child porn, police said Tuesday. State troopers received a complaint in April from the 17-year-old student, who reported finding a hidden camera in the bathroom of her host home. A search warrant led to the discovery of another camera in the student's bedroom, officials said.
BARBOURSVILLE, WV

West Virginia 14-year-old fatally shoots domestic abuser

A 14-year-old is accused of fatally shooting an adult following an ongoing domestic incident, West Virginia State Police said. The shooting was reported Sunday afternoon at a residence near Fort Gay, police said in a statement. Officers arrived to find the adult dead on the porch of the home, police said.
FORT GAY, WV
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Mine repair shop donates $42,000 for scholarships for welding students

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (WCHS) — A mine repair shop has donated $42,000 to support three associate degree scholarships for welding students at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. Ronnie and Diana Barnett of Mining Repair Specialists recently donated the money to the Southern Foundation to fund the scholarships, according...
WILLIAMSON, WV

17-year-old sentenced in fatal St. Albans shooting

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – A 17-year-old has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for fatally shooting a man in March. Court officials say Eli Nelson will be held in a juvenile detention facility until he turns 18 in January. At that time, he will be resentenced in order to be moved to an […]
SAINT ALBANS, WV

Virginia Man Sentenced to Prison for Sex Offense Against A Minor

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Virginia man was sentenced today to three years and 10 months in prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release, for traveling in interstate commerce to engage in illicit sexual activity with a minor. Austin James Quesenberry, 28, of Dublin, Virginia, must also register as a sex offender.
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