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Even as the statewide rate falls, the number of teenagers giving birth in McDowell County is soaring, jumping 34 percent in five years. The 2012 West Virginia KIDS COUNT report released Tuesday shows a rate in McDowell of 96 births per 1,000 girls in...
Tags: Substance Abuse, Obesity, Weight, Social Issues, Poverty
A former Washington County man accused of sexually abusing a child was acquitted Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court. Jeffrey B. Mallery, 39, of Brunswick, Md., had been charged with sex abuse of a minor and sex abuse of a minor as a continuing...
email@example.comA Bunker Hill, W.Va., couple on trial for allegedly abusing five children in their custody were portrayed Wednesday in Berkeley County Circuit Court as “the bully and the mean girl” who punched them, hit them with spoons and inflicted other...
Tags: Trials, Prisons, Justice System, Lawyers, Crime, Law and Justice
firstname.lastname@example.orgMore than $1.6 million in funding requests from nonprofit organizations were submitted to the Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday by the Community Organization Funding Committee, a figure it had pared down from requests originally totaling...
The trial for a Berkeley County couple accused of abusing five children in their custody, depriving them of food, shooting them with BBs and bottle rockets, and other mistreatment is expected to begin Tuesday after being postponed Monday due to...
Tags: Juvenile Delinquency, Child Abuse, Shootings
email@example.comA Chambersburg woman’s text messages to her husband about his son’s deteriorating medical condition can be used as evidence at her trial on child abuse charges, an appellate court ruled recently. The Superior Court of Pennsylvania issued an...
Tags: Trials, Prosecution, Justice System, Judges, Child Abuse
Associated PressThe New Mexico teenager accused of gunning down his family over the weekend had reloaded his guns after the attacks and planned to go to a Walmart and randomly shoot people, authorities said Tuesday. Instead, 15-year-old Nehemiah Griego texted a...
Tags: Laws, Gun Control, Interior Policy, Shootings, Firearms
firstname.lastname@example.orgThey were innocent and rejected animals, abandoned and abused. Some came from puppy mills, others were left to starve and freeze in the dead of winter. When they finally were saved, their rescuers sent them to receive care in the unlikeliest of places...
Tags: Culture, Roxbury, Sociology, Government, Arts and Culture
A U.S. District Court judge in Baltimore sentenced a Hagerstown man to serve 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Upon his release, Otha Royal Palmer, 58, formerly of 157 S. Potomac St. Apt. 2,...
A 26-year-old man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman after a birthday party over the weekend, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Darryl Fountaine Clinksdale II, no fixed address, was arraigned Tuesday on one count of second-...
Tags: Assault, Sex Crimes
A former Berkeley County public school teacher was sentenced to five years in prison for multiple identity theft convictions involving one of her children. Rebecca Jean Ferguson, 41, also was ordered to serve 40 years of probation in lieu of a second...
Tags: Trials, Theft, Prisons, Justice System, Judges
“I would like to thank the organizers of the Maugansville Ruritan Christmas evening. The Santa goes above and beyond, by reading a story and making contact with each and every child. The volunteers, young and old, are very thoughtful, and the...
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