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Month: January 2020

Man Given Significant Sentence After Summer Drug Bust in Steubenville

A man rounded-up in a Steubenville drug bust last summer is headed to prison for a mandatory 18 years. Tashaon Coleman pled guilty to possession and weapons under disability charges on Thursday. At the time of his arrest, investigators said Coleman was wearing an ankle bracelet and was on house arrest out of West Virginia. About $150,000 was discovered in his car. In total, the drug task force collected more than $200,000 and nearly a kilo of...

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Police Warn of Social Security Card Suspension Calls

The Brooke County Sheriff’s Office is warning about a new series of fake phone calls. Phone calls are being made from number 970-760-6134, and other phone numbers, saying your social security card has been suspended or cancelled. Officials want you to know that your social security card will not be cancelled – and you should not give your information to these...

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Another Superload Headed to Hopedale this Weekend

The next superload heading from Weirton to Hopedale is scheduled to make its way along US. 22, through Wintersville, and back onto U.S. 22 this weekend. According to ODOT, the load will head to the intersection of Cadiz Road and State Route 43 to park overnight Saturday into Sunday, then make its way back onto U.S. 22 and to State Route 151 and Giacobbi Road in Hopedale to the MarkWest facility. A previous superload this month took through midweek due to equipment issues. Progress of the superload will affect traffic in all directions of the traveled routes. Traffic will...

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Imprisoned Marshall Co. Man Escapes from Parkersburg Correctional Center

A man imprisoned by Marshall County authorities is at large. The West Virginia Division of Corrections said Alfred Williams escaped Wednesday night from the Parkersburg Correctional Center. He is serving an 8- to 15-year sentence on domestic and drug charges. Williams, 56, stands 5-feet-8 inches tall and weighs about 250 pounds. If you see him, you’re asked to call the Parkersburg Correctional Center at 304-202-2443. Also escaping was Jeremy Johnson. He was on a 2-hour pass and removed a leg monitor. He is serving 20-to-40 years on burglary and theft charges from Wood County. Johnson is 5-foot-4,...

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