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Ex-Westover City Councilman sues ex-mayor & others

A former Westover city councilman, who was outspoken during controversies surrounding the city and its police department, has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, its former mayor and others. → Read More

Morgantown Police investigate early morning murder

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – One man is dead and another is in police custody after a fatal shooting in Morgantown early Sunday morning. Just after 3:00 a.m., the suspect, Eric Sneed, 34, walked up from behind a vehicle that was parked in the 200 block of Walnut Street and, using a handgun, fired several shots into […] → Read More

Las Vegas woman sentenced for scamming WV senior

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas Kleeh sentenced a Nevada woman, Tuesday, to more than seven years in prison, Tuesday, for committing financial fraud against the elderly, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced. Shelly Leipham of Las Vegas was found guilty by a jury in April of “Wire Fraud,” “Mail Fraud,” and “Money […] → Read More

Buckhannon pair get federal sentences for meth, fake cash

ELKINS, W.Va. – Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas Kleeh sentenced a man and a woman, both from Upshur County, to federal prison terms, Monday, on drug and counterfeit charges. Kleeh sentenced Johnna Courtney, 41 of Buckhannon to 10 years in prison and Garry Moran, 42 also of Buckhannon, to seven years behind bars, United States […] → Read More

Former WVU basketball player facing Greek rape charge

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — A former West Virginia University basketball player is facing extradition to Greece on a 2013 rape charge. Brian “Casey” Mitchell was taken into custody, Wednesday in Fairmont, by U.S. Marshals. A warrant for Mitchell’s arrest was issued in 2013 after he failed to appear before court officials in Greece. The Greek […] → Read More

Randolph Co. woman sentenced to federal prison for meth

ELKINS, W.Va. (WBOY) — Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas Kleeh sentenced a Randolph County woman to two and a half years in federal prison for a drug charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced. Cheyenne Winning, 30, of Montrose, pleaded guilty in February 2022 to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine—Aiding and Abetting.” Winning admitted […] → Read More

Bridgeport Police charge man with sexual abuse

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — The Bridgeport Police Department has charged a man with felony first degree sexual abuse. Charles Pickens, 46, is alleged to have committed “forcible compulsion without consent,” on or around June 30, according to Harrison County Magistrate Court records. No further information in the case is currently available due to a new […] → Read More

Detroit man pleads guilty in Fairmont drug ring

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — A Detroit man has admitted to his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced. In front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Aloi, Leroy Charleston, 39, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine in Proximity to a Protected Location.” Charleston admitted […] → Read More

Morgantown woman pleads to federal child porn charge

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A Monongalia County woman has admitted to a federal child pornography charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced. Nicole Halterman, 32 of Morgantown, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.” Halterman admitted to having child pornography in March 2021 in Monongalia County, Ihlenfeld said. Halterman was initially indicted […] → Read More

Violence, sex crimes, drugs top Lewis Co. indictments

The July 2022 term of the Lewis County grand jury has returned 42 indictments, including two sealed indictments. → Read More

Former Hazelton inmate gets 25 more years for deadly prison stabbing

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — A former United States Penitentiary (USP) Hazelton inmate pleaded guilty and was sentenced this week in the 2012 death of another inmate. Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas Kleeh sentenced Ruben Laurel, 43, to an additional 25 years in federal prison after Laurel pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting second degree murder […] → Read More

3 former Doddridge Co. officials indicted for fraud

WEST UNION, W.Va. (WBOY) — Three former Doddridge County officials have been indicted on a variety of fraud charges. The July term of the Doddridge County grand jury returned indictments against former sheriff and magistrate Michael Headley, former sheriff’s department employee Angela Lamb and former county commissioner Ronald “Ronnie” Travis. Headley, 51, of West Union, […] → Read More

Federal grand jury indicts 2 NCWV men on drug charges

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — A federal grand jury has indicted two north central West Virginia men in separate drug cases. Joshua Witt, of Morgantown, was indicted Wednesday on firearms and drug charges, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced. Witt, 36, was indicted on two counts of “Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Person Convicted of Domestic […] → Read More

Preston Co. man sentenced in TX-Morgantown drug case

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas Kleeh sentenced a Preston County man to nearly six years (70 months) in federal prison for his role in methamphetamine, crack cocaine, fentanyl and heroin drug distribution operation, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced. David Gamble, 58, of Masontown, pleaded guilty in February 2022 to one […] → Read More

Morgantown man pleads guilty in federal gun case

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — A Morgantown man has admitted to a firearms charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced. Curtis Neal, 44, pleaded guilty this week to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the False Statement in Connection with the Acquisition of Firearms.” Neal admitted to working with others to illegally purchase several firearms from […] → Read More

$1 Million Powerball winner sold in north central WV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Powerball ticket, for last Saturday’s drawing, worth $1,000,000 was sold at the Circle K on Beech Street in Grafton, West Virginia Lottery officials announced this week. The ticket match all five numbers, but not the Power Ball and the Power Play option was not purchased, officials said. Lottery officials are encouraging […] → Read More

Full interchange opens on I-79 to Pitt Airport beltway

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WBOY) — There are now more ways to access a shortcut to the Pittsburgh International Airport, south of the city, PA Turnpike Commission officials announced. In October 2021, the Southern Beltway, also known as PA Turnpike 576, partially opened. The beltway connects Interstate 79, in the Southpointe area to the airport. Now the […] → Read More

Randolph Co. man indicted on federal meth charge

ELKINS, W.Va. (WBOY) – A Randolph County man was indicted this week, on a federal meth charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced. William DeSantis, 31 of Montrose, was indicted on one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute More than 50 Grams of Methamphetamine.” DeSantis is accused of working with others to sell more than 50 […] → Read More

Woman to get new sentence in 2018 Preston Co. baby death

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals have upheld a Preston County woman’s conviction in the 2018 death of a baby, but may offer her some relief on the 100 year prison sentence she was given. In November 2018, friends asked Kelly Tusing, who was 23 at the time, to babysit their […] → Read More

Preston Co. woman avoids prison time in fed fraud case

Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas Kleeh sentenced a Preston County woman, Monday, to five years of probation with the first four months on home detention for wire fraud, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced. → Read More