Archives for February 2019

Lewisburg Woman Charged In Fight Over Drugs

A Lewisburg woman is behind bars after authorities say she brawled with a man during a right over drugs. Jennifer Marie Highlander is charged with malicious wounding, assault and battery. Police say Highlander was driving along Route 60 when she got into a fight with the passenger. The victim in the case reported that during the fight Highlander pulled out a pocket knife, swung at the victim and cut him. The passenger was able to get out of the car and run for help.

Man Pleads Guilty In Greenbrier County Death

A guilty plea to first degree murder from a man charged with killing a woman in Greenbrier County in January of last year. The body of 32 year old Shaela Lynn Abren was found in a wooded area on anuray 18th. Authorities developed 37 year old Thomas Dunbar as their prime suspect and ultimately he was charged with murder in the first. Dunbar was handed life in prison and is eligible for parole in 15 years.

Plan On Table To Turn Beckley Hole Into Green Space

A councilman wants to turn Beckley Hole into green space. The building that once stood there burned down several years ago and has been a hole since. The city is now reportedly working an engineering firm to see what it would take to convert it into green space. While they’re still working out details, the work could commence as early as spring time. No word on a cost involved.

Wanted Fairlea Man Arrested

A Fairlea man convicted of child abuse who was wanted by police is under arrest. State Police from Greenbrier County say Wallace Hughart Junior was taken into custody on Tuesday. Hughart was required to provide registration changes as a child abuser but according to investigators he had not done so which resulted in a warrant being issued for his arrest. Information about Hughart’s bail or a court appearance wasn’t made available.

ID Released In Coal City Fatal Shooting

Authorities release the identity of the suspect and victim in a fatal Coal City shooting on Sunday. According to investigators 18-year-old Cory Adkins of Beaver fatally shot Robert Stone and also injured two other men who remain hospitalized with gunshot wounds. Adkins is being held without bond. Police say it started as an argument over money which escalated into a physical altercation and that’s when Adkins opened fire. The gun has been located.

DE Announces Plans To Cut Methane Emissions

Dominion Energy announces plans to cut methane emissions in half by 2030. Company officials say the initiative will prevent more than 430,000 metric tons of methane from entering the atmosphere, the equivalent of taking 2.3 million cars off the road for a year or planting nearly 180 million new trees. Since 2010 Dominion has removed over 180,000 metric tons of methane from entering the atmosphere. The biggest source of emissions is venting natural gas pipelines before maintenance and inspections.

ID Made In Fatal Montgomery OIS

The man fatally shot by a Montgomery police officer on Monday is identified as 34-year-old Eric Young. He was killed during an incident that started around City Hall and moved down Third Avenue. According to authorities the officer who shot Young was a corporal who was with Montgomery Police since last year and has three years of police experience. So far authorities haven’t released any details on what led up to Young being killed other than to say the investigation will be handled outside the department.

NRCTC Observing National Heart Month

New River Community and Technical College is joining in the American Heart Month observance. Officials encourage faculty, staff and students to wear red clothing during February and participate in a number of activities takiong place at both campuses. The American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death in Americans.

Marlinton Man Faces Charges From Attempted Burglary

A Marlinton man shot while breaking into a home is now out of the hospital and in jail. Police say 34-year-old Jesse Blake tried to get into the Hillsboro home early last Monday morning and the 70-year-old woman living there shot Blake with a .22 caliber rifle. Blake is being extradited to West Virginia from Raleigh.

Monongahela National Forest Project To Benefit Local Economy

A project with the Monongahela National Forest is in the works which will improve the area’s outdoor recreation economy. The Greenbruier Valley Community Foundation is working with the USDA and officials from Geenbrier and Pocahontas Counties in the development plans. There’s been no word on how soon work will begin.