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By The Dispatch On Sunday, June 9th, 2019
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Jefferson County man, Timothy Byers sentenced to 20 years for Bank Robbery

Timothy Byers, Jr., of Charles Town, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 240 months incarceration for bank robbery, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Photo/Stefan Schweihofer Byers, age 48, pled guilty More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, May 31st, 2019
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Larry Covington Sentenced to 15 Years for Assaulting a Federal Officer

On May 29, 2019, Larry Steven Covington Jr., 40, of Knoxville, Tennessee, was sentenced by the Honorable Thomas W. Phillips, Senior U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 180 months in federal prison.  Covington pleaded More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 9th, 2019
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Berkeley County man, Eric Eugene Smith sentenced for child pornography

Eric Eugene Smith, of Falling Waters, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 97 months incarceration for possessing child pornography, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Smith, age 51, pled guilty to one More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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How Are Drug Laws Changing Across the US in 2019?

A law passed by the federal government is only as functional as a state’s agreement to enforce it. That’s why laws passed at the federal level can often have little to no effect on state jurisdictions. More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
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West Virginia physician, Dr. George Naum found Guilty of Illegally distributing Drugs

Dr. George P. Naum, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was found guilty today of illegally distributing controlled substances, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. After a six-day trial, a jury found Naum, guilty More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 1st, 2019
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West Virginia Man, Eric Minter Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin

Eric Lavell Minter, 33, of Huntington, West Virginia, was sentenced Wednesday, to 240 months in federal prison by United States District Judge David L. Bunning, for conspiracy to distribute heroin. In August 2017, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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33 indicted for Heroin, Cocaine, and Fentanyl distribution operation

A federal grand jury this week has indicted 33 individuals in seven separate indictments involving heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl distribution, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Photo/Sammis Reachers Agents More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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DOJ sides with court finding Obamacare mandate unconstitutional

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced that it is siding with a district court ruling that found the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. The DOJ previously argued in court that the law’s pre-existing More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 15th, 2019
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Border wall battle will rage on as Trump vetoes the block to his national emergency

President Trump used his veto power to block legislation against his border wall emergency declaration, setting up the first veto of his administration. The President signed the veto in the Oval Office Friday afternoon More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, March 11th, 2019
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Marion County man, James Cobb sentenced for child pornography charges

James Timothy Cobb, of Fairmont, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 110 months incarceration for a child pornography charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Cobb, age 56, pled guilty to one count More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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Logan County Schools Superintendent, Phyllis Doty Sentenced for Fraud Scheme

 Phyllis Doty, a former Superintendent of Logan County Schools, was sentenced to 42 months in prison and three years of supervised release, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  She was also ordered to More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 28th, 2019
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Democratic Senators won’t support ‘born alive’ bill to the infanticide that Gov Ralph Northam described

Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island did not mince words as he expressed his horror after Democrat U.S. senators voted against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act, designed to protect children born More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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Huntington Man, Brandon Kidd Pleads Guilty to Distributing Fentanyl and Meth

A Huntington man caught selling fentanyl and methamphetamine last year in Huntington pled guilty today to a federal drug charge, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  Brandon Scott Kidd, 39, entered a More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, February 24th, 2019
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ATF Offer Reward for Suspect, Donquale Gray in Murder of Virginia Police Officer

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has matched the U.S. Marshals Service’s offer of a $5,000 reward for information which leads to the arrest and apprehension of a suspect in the murder of More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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Haughton man, Blake Bissell pleads guilty to enticing a minor for illegal sex acts

United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Haughton man pleaded guilty on January 16, 2019 for convincing a minor to travel with him from West Virginia to Louisiana in order to engage in illegal sex More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
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Huntington Man, Jonathan Johnson Sentenced for Federal Meth and Gun Charges

A Huntington man who previously pled guilty to drug and gun charges was sentenced today to 131 months in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  Jonathan Forest Johnson, 31, entered guilty More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, February 1st, 2019
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West Virginia Physician, Dr. Felix Brizuela Convicted of Illegal Opioid Distribution

Following a six-day trial, Dr. Felix Brizuela, Jr., of Harrison City, Pennsylvania, was found guilty on January 14, 2018 of 15 counts of “Distribution of Controlled Substances Outside the Bounds of Professional More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
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Florida Man sentenced for Fraud Charges Involving Gas station skimmers

Yarai Fuentes Quinones, of Hialeah, Florida, was sentenced today to 36 months incarceration for his involvement with a gas station skimming fraud scheme, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Quinones, age More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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Comedian John Crist announces dates for 2019 ‘The Human Being’ tour

Comedian and internet sensation John Crist has announced the second leg of the “Human Being Tour” for Spring 2019.  The tour, in partnership with Premier Productions, is a follow up to Crist’s wildly More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, November 8th, 2018
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Abortion laws: Alabama votes to protect ‘the rights of unborn children’, West Virginia ends ‘right to abortion’

Voters in Alabama and West Virginia approved sweeping amendments to state constitutions that could put major limitations on access to abortions. Alabama’s amendment makes it state policy to protect “the More...


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