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Morgantown man gets time served for role in U.S. Capitol riot

WASHINGTON, D.C.(WBOY) – A Morgantown man has received his sentence on federal charges for his involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021 breach at the U.S. Capitol. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan sentenced George Tanios, 41, to time already served behind bars. Tanios was also ordered to pay $500 in restitution, a $100 fine […] → Read More

Lewis County woman charged in 3-month-old baby’s stabbing death

WESTON, W.Va.(WBOY) – A Lewis County woman has been charged in connection with the death of her three-month-old infant. Krista Brunecz, 31, was arrested Friday, in relation to the child’s death in late December, according to a news release from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. On December 30, 2022, a call from an area apartment […] → Read More

Warning issued after arson in WVU building

MORGANTOWN(WBOY) – West Virginia University officials issued a campus warning late Friday evening after an arson was reported at a building on the downtown campus. Around 9:30 p.m., the Morgantown Fire Department was called to a fire at Oglebay Hall, that appeared to have been set in a bathroom stall, according to a news release […] → Read More

2 people stabbed at Lewis County apartment complex

WESTON, W.Va. – Law enforcement in Lewis County is investigating after two people were stabbed at an apartment complex Friday morning. Around 7:30 a.m., Friday, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, the Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, the West Virginia State Police and the Weston Police Department all responded to the Weston Manor […] → Read More

Taylor County Middle School principal faces felony gun charge

The principal of Taylor County Middle School was arrested, Tuesday, on a felony gun charge related to an alleged domestic incident that happened in September. → Read More

One sent to hospital after Mon County I-68 crash

An accident, involving an semi truck, has led to Interstate 68 being shut down in Monongalia County, Tuesday evening. → Read More

Upshur County voters reject BOE levy

Here’s what to expect at the polls if you are voting in Upshur County, West Virginia on November 8. → Read More

Fired Bridgeport PD chief sues city

Former Bridgeport Police Chief John Walker, who was fired by the city in March 2022, has filed a civil lawsuit against the city. → Read More

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