Man Who Fled Home Confinement In Greenbrier County Caught In Kentucky

A man being sought by Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department for fleeing home confinement has been caught. David Wayne Trent of Ronceverte had disappeared late last week and is now in custody in Morehead, Kentucky, awaiting his return to West Virginia. Trent removed his home confinement bracelet on Monday, September 09, and was seen in the Greenbrier County area but authorities thought he may take the opportunity to move on, as it turned out he did.

Trio Arrested Near Rainelle For Pipeline Protest

Police in Rainelle say three protesters who chained themselves to equipment at the Mountain Valley Pipeline have been arrested. There was a call Tuesday about 15 protesters blocking the road by the pipeline . Police say three other people were chained to three excavators. Arriving officers say the three protesters had the ability to unchain themselves from the equipment but refused. Members of the Rainelle and Clintonville fire departments were called to remove them. Officers arrested a fourth person they say refused to get out of the road. All four were charged, arraigned in Greenbrier County Magistrate Court and released on bond.

No Road Funds In The Budget

Legislative leaders and Governor Whitmer are promising to reach a deal before the deadline to enact a new state budget, but it will not include long-term funding to fix the state’s roads.

The governor’s office announced the agreement with Monday morning. Whitmer says her goal of finding two-and-a-half billion dollars a year for roadwork remains her priority and goal, but she and the GOP leaders also knew they needed to make sure state government didn’t shut down on October 1.

Honoring Those Who Sacrifice On 9/11

In honor of the many first responders who sacrificed lives assisting others on September 11, 2001. The Greenbrier County Fire and Emergency Responder Association (GCFERA) will hold its fifth annual Parade of Lights through the City of Lewisburg and Fairlea on Wednesday September 11, 2019. This event will begin at the “West Virginia State Fair Midway at 5:30 pm “Show and Tell” of all fire and EMS vehicles, Landing of Air Medical Helicopter, Department of Corrections drug and tracking K-9 demonstrations will be some of the events. Parade will start at 7:30pm. Following the parade will be candle light vigil at the West Virginia State Fair Midway.

The Greenbrier Launches Sportsbook App

The Greenbrier is launching a sportsbook app with fantasy sports company FanDuel. FanDuel last year for retail, online and mobile sports wagering services for the resort in White Sulphur Springs. It’s the company’s first sports betting arrangement with a U.S. resort. West Virginia lawmakers last year approved sports betting at five casinos and approved mobile apps, shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a federal law that had banned most sports betting.

Police Issue Advisory About Driving With School Back In Session

Monday is the first day of school in Greenbrier County. Please remember SCHOOL ZONE SPEED LIMITS!!

City Code 3-10-1(1) & Sate Code 17C-6-1(b)(1)

Fifteen miles per hour when passing a school building or school grounds abutting on a street during school recess or while children are going to or leaving school during opening or closing hours. A school zone is all school property, including school grounds and any street or highway abutting the school grounds and extending one hundred twenty-five feet along the street or highway from the school grounds. The speed restriction does not apply to vehicles traveling on a controlled-access highway which is separated from the school or school grounds by a fence or barrier approved by the Division of Highways.

CIT Assessment Site Soon In Covington

Coming Soon! We are in final preparations for opening of the (CIT) Crisis Intervention Team assessment site.
AHCS’ Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program will operate an Assessment Center in our service area. The site will be housed at LewisGale Alleghany Hospital in Low Moor and will open later this month.
CIT Assessment Centers provide a secure location where CIT-trained law enforcement officers can transport an individual who may be experiencing a psychiatric crisis and have that person safely evaluated by a mental health professional. The Assessment Center allows a custody transfer of the individual soon after they arrive.

Drug Court For Alleghany, Surrounding Counties Probed

Newly appointed Alleghany County Commonwealth Attorney, Ann Gardner tells our newsroom that she has inquired with the supreme court about more information on and the possibility of creating a “Drug Court” that would serve not only Alleghany County, but also the Counties of Bath, Botetourt, Craig and Rockbridge.

According to Virginia Code, the Drug Treatment Court Act says the court’s goals are to (i) reduce drug addiction and drug dependency among offenders; (ii) reduce recidivism; (iii) reduce drug-related court workloads; (iv) increasing personal, familial and societal accountability among offenders; and, (v) promoting effective planning and use of resources among the criminal justice system and community agencies.

Meetings are currently taking place to look at this process.

Suspicious Package Found In Lewisburg Walmart Parking Lot

A suspicious package was found in the shopping cart return area of the Walmart in Lewisburg Thursday morning. The package turned up at about 9:30am, prompting response from Lewisburg Police Department, West Virginia State Police, The Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department, and Lewisburg Fire Department. A bomb technician was called to the scene and the parking lot closed until the device could be deemed safe.

Trooper Injured In Gunfire Released From Hospital

A state trooper is out of the hospital after being shot in a gunfight during which he killed a man. News outlets report Trooper First Class J.M. Tallman left the hospital Tuesday. Officials say he will continue to recover at home. Authorities say 43-year-old William Biggs shot a rifle at a Pocahontas County law enforcement officer last week and then took off into the woods following a car crash. They say Biggs shot Tallman in the abdomen as officers searched the woods and Tallman returned fire, killing Biggs