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Month: October 2019

Columbus Murder Suspect Arrested in Wheeling

 An Ohio man wanted on multiple charges – including murder – was arrested in Wheeling on Tuesday. Jordyn Preston, 20, was wanted in the December 2017 murder of his then-girlfriend’s father in Columbus. Preston is also accused of shooting his girlfriend that night. She survived her injuries. In March 2018, Preston was arrested by the U.S. Marshals in Springfield, Ohio, but was released on $500,000 bond 4 months later. He violated the conditions of his bond by failing to appear for scheduled court appearances and was arrested Tuesday at the intersection of York and Zane Street on Wheeling Island....

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Harrison Co. Drops Drug Possession Charge Against Steelers RB Benny Snell

A dismissed possession of marijuana charge in Harrison County may prove costly for Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Benny Snell. As first reported by the Harrison News-Herald, Snell was pulled over for speeding on U.S. 250 near Tappan Lake on Aug. 30. He was clocked driving 68 miles per hour in 55 mph zone. When a Harrison County deputy approached Snell’s vehicle, the deputy reported he could smell marijuana. Snell admitted that he had smoked marijuana 20 minutes before being pulled over. He was in possession of 2.76 grams of marijuana — and had a legally registered, unloaded glock...

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W. Va. State Senator Maroney has Trial Date Set in Prostitution Case

A West Virginia state senator facing charges in a prostitution ring has a trial date set for December. Mike Maroney, who was arrested in a prostitution case that netted 27 people in Marshall County, faces a trial date of December 13. He signed a waiver and did not appear in court on Wednesday. A phone number registered to Maroney was found to be in contact with the woman who ran the alleged prostitution...

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Buckeye Local Teacher Faces Several Accounts of Sexual Abuse

A teacher with Buckeye Local School District who also taught private piano lessons is in custody at the Jefferson County Justice Center. Ronald ‘Shane’ Burkhead was arrested by deputies on Monday, accused of sexual misconduct. According to Jefferson Co. Sheriff Fred Abdalla, two teen boys reported they were sexually abused in some way. As of now, Burkhead is facing charges of sexual battery, sexual conduct with minors, pandering obscenity and importuning charges for soliciting a minor to engage in a sexual act. Between the two cases, sexual acts may have happened at multiple locations, however the Sheriff stresses that nothing...

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    By Tom Balmforth and Marko Djurica KYIV/POKROVSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russian missiles hit an apartment block and kindergarten in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Sunday, in strikes U.S. President Joe Biden condemned as “barbarism” as world leaders gathered in Europe to discuss further sanctions against Moscow. Up to four explosions shook central Kyiv in the […]

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