Archives for September 2019

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.