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Terra Alta woman pleads to child neglect, theft

Posted: Aug 22 2017 - 11:23 PM

KINGWOOD — A Terra Alta woman pleaded guilty Aug. 22 to child neglect resulting in bodily injury and petit larceny.Preston Circuit Judge Lawrance Miller Jr. requested a pre-sentence report on Alicia Jean Upole, 36, who will be sentenced at...

Preston woman ordered to pay $606 in cruelty case

Posted: Aug 22 2017 - 4:51 PM

KINGWOOD — A Kingwood woman was ordered to pay $306 in vet bills and a $300 bond to the Preston County Commission Aug. 22 in a dog seizure case. The case against Floranceanne Miller involved the seizure of a husky earlier this month fol...

310 criminal citations reported since return of WVU students

Posted: Aug 22 2017 - 1:21 PM

MORGANTOWN — After a week of students returning to WVU for the fall semester, the Morgantown Police Department reported 2260 calls of service and 310 criminal citations. According to the press release: — Underage = 12...

Judge sentences man on burglary charges

Posted: Aug 21 2017 - 4:37 PM

KINGWOOD — Timothy Jacob Cress’ request for an alternate sentence so he could help his grandparents was not granted in Preston Circuit Court on Aug. 21.At an earlier hearing, Cress pleaded guilty to two counts of committing burglary on two...

Hearing postponed for man who wants murder conviction overturned

Posted: Aug 21 2017 - 4:33 PM

KINGWOOD — A hearing for a man seeking to overturn his 1990 murder conviction was postponed Aug. 21.Richard Knotts, now 57, who is serving life without chance of parole for the murder of Robert Barlow Jr. Knotts, is appealing his convicti...

Police: Man faces felony charge for firing shots in complex

Posted: Aug 21 2017 - 4:32 PM

MORGANTOWN — A man faces a felony charge for firing shots inside a local apartment complex.The West Virginia State Police charged Tyleal Tasim Devont Fitzgerald, 23, of Baltimore, Md., with wanton endangerment. He was arraigned in Monongali...

State changes for probation officers has some concerned

Posted: Aug 20 2017 - 1:06 PM

MORGANTOWN — A Supreme Court order removes specialties from probation officers starting next month. Among the changes are eliminating specialized officers that handle certain sex offender or Juvenile Drug Court probation cases. Certain sex...

Two Terra Alta residents arrested following stop

Posted: Aug 18 2017 - 4:57 PM

KINGWOOD — Two Terra Alta residents were arrested after a traffic stop Aug. 17 on Kanetown Road.Derek Ray Sisler, 30, was charged with felony forged registration. Heather Marie Tasker, 26, was charged with possession of a controlled subs...