Archives for April 2018

Search Continues For Missing Greenbrier County Teen

The search is ongoing for a 16 year old girl police say is missing in Greenbrier County. The Sheriff’s Department says 16 year old O’Shea Boone was last seen at her residence in Fairlea on Friday. She was wearing a white zip up hoodie and light blue jeans. She is 5’3″ tall with green eyes and light brown hair. Authorities say if you have any information on her whereabouts, contact the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department at (304) 647-7911.

Controlled Burn Held In Greenbrier County

Monongahela National Forest managers held a prescribed fire in the Hopkins Knob area of Greenbrier County, Sunday. Two helicopters and up to 60 firefighters and support staff were on hand to help with the prescribed burn. Burning will occur only if weather conditions are favorable. By bringing fire back to the forest, the Monongahela National Forest will reintroduce historic fire regimes, improve wildlife habitat, enhance forest structure and age diversity, improve oak regeneration, control tree diseases and pests, reduce hazardous levels of unburned fuels

Man Charged With Raping, Impregnating Teen

A man is behind bars in lieu of $150,000 bail in Raleigh County, accused of impregnating a 13-year-old and raping another young girl. Travis Wayne Humphrey is charged with first degree sexual assault and first degree sexual abuse. He had reportedly been under investigation for child porn when authorities found out he was involved in a sexual relationship with a 13 year old and DNA proved that he was the father of a baby that teen gave birth to in 2016. The teen said Humphrey gave her alcohol in a cabin near his home, she passed out, and when she woke up, Humphrey was on top of her.

Posted to wron.vncnews.com
Apr. 27, 2018 12:09 PM CST
by pkilleen

Drug Take Back Day Saturday

West Virginia’s statewide Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday from 10am to 2pm. It’s an effort to prevent prescription drug abuse and to keep trace drugs out of our lakes and streams. Drug Take-Back Day is a day where citizens can drop off their unused, unwanted, or expired medications at their local law enforcement agencies for safe disposal. It’s anonymous and free Prescription and over-the-counter medications will be accepted. No intravenous solutions, injectables, or needles

4 Year Old Killed In Fatal Crash In Raleigh County

State Police say a 4 year old boy was killed in a crash on I-77 in Raleigh County. He was from Kentucky and his 24 year old mother, who was also in the car, sustained just minor injuries. She was headed south on I-77 near the Ghent exit at around 5:30 p.m on Tuesday when she crossed the median into the northbound lanes of the interstate and slammed into a rock wall. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges have been filed.

Authorities Look For Phony Bill Passer

Deputies with the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department and Lewisburg PD now have a photo of a suspect to work with. That individual is suspected of passing counterfeit $100 bills. Investigators said the person could have also been involved in a robbery that happened in the Allegheny County area.
If you have any information, you’re urged to contact Cpl. Donnie Hedrick at the Lewisburg Detachment of the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department at (304) 647-6634.

Craft Beer Festival To Benefit Lewisburg Rotary, State Fair

The 2nd annual Craft Beer Festival will be held Saturday, April 28th, 2018, at the State Fairgrounds in Fairlea, Greenbrier County. Organizers say more than 60 beers from West Virginia and Virginia will be featured. Proceeds will benefit the State Fair and the Lewisburg Rotary Club. General admission is $30 for a mug and eight beer tastings. A designated driver or patrons under 21 get in for $15 and a VIP tasting package is $50.

Manchin Way Out In Front Of Opponents With War Chest

Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s campaign has a significant fundraising lead over West Virginia Republicans hoping to defeat him this fall. Federal campaign filings show Manchin raised $4.5 million since the start of 2017 and had $5.4 million in cash on hand at the end of March. He faces Paula Jean Swearengin on May 8. Among the six Republican Senate candidates, former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has loaned his campaign $2 million.

White Sulphur Springs Spring Clean Up

They’re doing some spring cleaning in White Sulphur Springs and the city itself is lending a hand. They’ve started a spring cleanup camapgin during which you can put unwanted trash of many kinds not usually collected, on the curb. That garbage can include appliances, recyclables and even abandoned cars. They’ll be picked up by volunteers and city employees. The free spring cleanup lasts until May 31, 2018.
The city will not pick up tires, concrete chunks, and hazardous materials such as oil, gas and acids.

Signage In Lewisburg To Help MTA Riders

A new Mountain Transit Authority (MTA) bus stop sign was installed in downtown Lewisburg today at the corner of Court Street and Washington Street. The new signs display route information, fare rates and a telephone number to make riding the bus easier to figure out.