Man Cuffed After Attack On Family Member

$10,000 bail for a man accused of hitting a woman with a coffee table and iron planter in Greenbrier County. Benjamin Halstead was cuffed at a home on Jefferson Street in Alderson this week. Police say when they got there, a woman was bleeding from the head. She said she heard Halstead screaming upstairs, went to check on him and he became violent. The vicitm was taken to the emergency room for her injuries and Halstead was hauled off to jail.

Visitors Flocked To WV National Parks Last Year

A new report shows the national parks in West Virginia drew 1.7 million visitors last year.

The National Park Service report said visitors to the state’s national parks in 2017 spent $72.8 million in nearby communities, resulting in economic output totaling $84 million.

The spending supported 1,080 jobs and $28.8 million in labor income.

Man Under Arrest For Threatening Woman In Beckley

A Beckley man is behind bars accused of attacking a woman on Alexander Ave. Wednesday night. The victim said a man later identified as 35 year old Chris Stover came up to her wih a gun, and screamed at and threatened her. The woman says she kicked the man and ran off. Officers found Stover who denied involvement but police were able to find surveillance video which backed up the woman’s claim. Stover is behind bars in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Ex-Prison Guard Charged With Having Sex With Inmates

An ex-Alderson prison officer stands charged with having sexual encounters with inmates on a number of occasions between 2016 and 2017. Jerrod Grimes was a captain at the Alderson Federal Prison Camp,when he came under investigation by the FBI after an inmate came forward with information.

Sobriety Checkpoint Coming Up Friday

A sobriety checkpoint is being conducted by West Virginia State Police on U.S. Route 219 in the Fairlea area of Greenbrier County on Friday. The checkpoint will be there between 8pm and 2am and officers hope, not just to nab drunk drivers, but also to educate people on the dangers of driving a vehicle while under the influence.

Alderson Needle Exchange Includes Spiritual Guidance

There’s now a needle exchange in Alderson where users can turn in dirty needles for new ones and get tested for HIV. Also, area church members are offering spiritual guidance to those who want it. Those involved say counseling through religion can be one more tool to help get people clean.

Greenbrier County Man Jailed For Making Threats

A Greenbrier County man is jailed on $44,000 bail after police say he threatened family members with a loaded weapon. William Sanford had also been threatening victims with a baseball bat when police arrived at their home on Shoestring Trail in Crawley. Stanford cursed at and started fighting with an officer and threatened his family as well and had to be physically placed in the back of the police cruiser Sunday. There were children at the residence as well. They were unharmed.

Flags At Half Staff In Honor Of Peace Officers

Flags are being lowered throughout West Virginia in honor of peace officers. Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation Monday ordering U.S. and West Virginia state flags on state-owned facilities be lowered to half-staff Tuesday. The flags are to be lowered from dawn to dusk in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Lewisburg’s Reminder To Pet Owners

It doesn’t take much to remember that we have pets in our community. In fact, if you don’t watch your step, you’re liable to step in one such reminder!
Besides being unsightly and smelly, animal waste can be hazardous to the health of our children who play in the community and other pets. One of the most common forms of disease transmission between dogs is through fecal matter.
When walking your dog in our community, remember that it should be leashed. Also. It is important to remember to immediately clean up after your pet. Take along a baggie with you to pick up waste with and then dispose of it properly.

Worker Dies In Accident Near Beckley

West Virginia State Police say a worker has died in a construction zone accident along Interstate 64 after another worker backed over him with a service truck. Media outlets report the accident occurred Friday in the eastbound lanes of I-64 east of Beckley. State Police say Inocente Garcia of Houston was pronounced dead at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley on Friday.