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  • Father Who Raped His 11-Year-Old Daughter, Took Her for Abortion, Avoids Prison

    11/16/2017 3:08:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov. 16, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    A father of an 11-year-old girl in West Virginia who was arrested and ultimately indicted after arranging for an abortion following a case of pregnancy following incest will avoid prison. West Virginia State Police say they consented to the abortion and the abortion clinic in question didn’t report the abortion to authorities. Michael and Amanda Adkins were arrested on charges of child neglect causing the risk of injury. While some licensed medical professionals were involved in getting information to authorities, WSAZ-TV indicates the abortion clinic in Charleston that did an abortion did not report the clear case of statutory rape....
  • Suspect Arrested in Largest Drug Bust in Cabell County History(West Virginia)

    11/14/2017 6:36:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Nov. 14, 2017 | Lucas Bosley, Assignment Editor
    CABELL COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A suspect has been arrested in what the sheriff department says is the largest drug bust in Cabell County history. According to Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle, 31-year-old Wayne Allen Cook Jr. was arrested in the Highlawn area. Cook was reportedly arrested with an estimated $250,000 worth of drugs, including roughly 4.5 pounds of heroin.
  • Swedish man deported for kidnapping 12-year-old West Virginia girl

    11/14/2017 5:25:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Nov. 14, 2017 | WOWK
    BLUEFIELD, W. Va. (WVNS) – UPDATE: 11/14/2017 @ 4:45 P.M. A Swedish man who came to West Virginia and abducted a 12-year-old girl was handed back over to Swedish authorities. Mercer County Assistant Prosecutor Adam Wolfe says Simon Apell, 19, pleaded guilty to abduction with intent to defile. Once Apell made his plea he was handed over to a member of the Swedish Embassy.
  • Chinese investment could begin to pay off within a year 'We're going full steam ahead, immediately'

    11/12/2017 7:58:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Exponent Telegram ^ | November 12, 2017 | Rusty Marks
    CHARLESTON — After news broke that state officials had brokered an $83.7 billion deal with China Energy Investment Corporation to invest in West Virginia’s shale gas and chemical industries, one of the first questions to come up was how soon the Mountain State might see the fruits of the agreement. “We’re going full steam ahead, immediately,” state Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher said in a telephone call from China. According to U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Thrasher and others familiar with the memorandum of understanding, ground could be broken within six to eight months on two gas-fired power stations to...
  • Charleston (West Virginia) Officer Accepts Plea Deal in Fatal Crash Case

    11/10/2017 8:10:36 AM PST · by Morgana
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Nov. 10, 2017 | Alyssa Meisner, Digital Journalist/Anchor
    UPDATE 11/9/17 Stephen Doss pleads guilty to a misdemeanor offense of Authorized Emergency Vehicle Violation during his pretrial. On January 4th, 2017, Patrolman Doss was responding to a call when he was involved in an accident with his cruiser, in which his vehicle collided with a vehicle driven by an elderly woman. The woman passed away as a result of the accident. Doss pleaded guilty to operating an emergency motor vehicle without the use of the lights and sirens. The charge carries a maximum of a $100 fine, and a sentence to jail for up to 10 days. Doss' negligent...
  • China Energy to invest $83.7 billion in West Virginia

    11/09/2017 12:31:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WSAZ-TV ^ | November 9, 2017 | Staff
    BEIJING, China (WSAZ) -- China Energy Investment Corporation Limited has signed an agreement with the West Virginia Dept. of Commerce on an $83.7 billion plan to invest in shale gas development and chemical manufacturing projects in West Virginia. The Memoradum of Understanding was signed Thursday in Beijing, witnessed by President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. West Virginia Secretary of Commerce H. Wood Thrasher and China Energy President Ling Wen signed the MOU. "This is a great day for the state of West Virginia," Gov. Jim Justice said. "I’ve been saying for the last couple months that the tides...
  • Innerviews: Gay teacher shares story of journey to truth

    11/07/2017 5:31:33 AM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    Charleston Gazette ^ | Nov. 6, 2017 | Sandy Wells Staff writer
    He’s the son of a state trooper. He was reared in a fundamentalist church. He graduated from a fundamentalist school, Bob Jones University, and worked there for 14 years as business manager. He married, had three children and landed back in West Virginia, where he taught art and English. At Nitro High School, he made headlines when some parents wanted to ban Pat Conroy books from his classroom. He won that war. Surely enough material for a column right there. But there’s another whole side to Steve Shamblin’s story, an overriding thread that defines him. He’s gay. When he came...
  • Police Searching for 2 People that Stole $30,000 in Rings from Charleston Store

    11/06/2017 11:41:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Nov. 7, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater, Assignment Editor
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Charleston Police are searching for two people who stole six engagement rings valued at $30,000 from the Macy's in the Charleston Town Center Mall. According to a release from the Charleston Police Department, they are searching for a male and female. The female threatened the clerk, by stating her boyfriend had a firearm and he would use it if the clerk contacted security
  • Police say substance in Fayette County trick-or-treat bag not heroin (West Virginia)

    11/02/2017 7:51:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Nov. 3, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater, Assignment Editor
    OAK HILL, WV (WVNS) - Oak Hill Police Police Chief, Mike Whisman, said Thursday that the substance found in a child's trick-or-treat bag tested negative for heroin. The test results from the State Police Crime Lab found that it was a derivative of marijuana. On Halloween night, a mother from Oak Hill found what police had initially thought to be heroin in her child's trick-or-treat candy. Police are still investigating where the substance came from. No suspects have been identified at this time.
  • West Virginia Episcopal bishop encourages naloxone supply

    11/02/2017 6:24:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Nov. 2, 2017 | WOWK
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The bishop of West Virginia's Episcopal Church is encouraging congregations to carry the opioid overdose-reversing drug naloxone. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer made the request at the West Virginia Episcopal diocese's annual convention in Charleston last weekend. Klusmeyer says naloxone should be available not only to members of the surrounding neighborhood who might overdose, but to church members who might have substance abuse problems.
  • Police: Heroin Found in Child's Trick-or-Treat Bag in Fayette County (West Virginia)

    11/01/2017 12:47:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | October 31, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater, Assignment Editor
    OAK HILL, WV (WVNS) - An investigation is underway in Fayette County after heroin was found in a child's trick-or-treat bag. Oak Hill Police Chief Mike Whisman said it allegedly happened in the Hidden Valley area. He told 59News several hundred children trick-or-treat in this area every Halloween. The child's mother told 59News she was checking her 3-year-old's candy when she found the drugs wrapped in a rubber glove.
  • Even Dems From 'Trumpiest' County Say His Supporters Are Happy

    10/31/2017 12:13:12 PM PDT · by leaymane · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/27/17 | Daniel Allott
    BURLINGTON, W. Va. — It’s two o’clock in the afternoon on a sunny Saturday in late September, and I’m standing in a grassy field with Dale, a white man in his late 70s. I’m at the Apple Harvest Festival in Burlington, W. Va. To our left, a vendor is hawking T-shirts with images of Confederate flags and high-powered weapons printed on them. “Ban idiots not guns,” one shirt declares. In the background are the acoustic strums and picks of fiddles, banjos and mandolins. But my attention is fixed on Dale, who’s holding forth on the virtues of Donald Trump. “I’ll...
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters loses funds due to LGBTQ training [Beckley WV]

    10/31/2017 10:36:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 31, 2017 11:52 AM EDT
    A Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter in West Virginia will suspend mentoring services for underprivileged children after donors pulled funding earlier this month in response to an LGBTQ-awareness training program. Sara McDowell is executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central West Virginia. The Charleston Gazette-Mail quotes her as saying the organization won’t recruit or match volunteer Big Sisters and Big Brothers in Raleigh County or fill two vacancies until it has adequate funding. …
  • Dangerous prisoner who tried to kill a cop escapes from jail - but attorney 'who raised the alarm...

    10/28/2017 12:37:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | October 28, 2017 | Jessa Schroeder For
    FULL TITLE: Dangerous prisoner who tried to kill a cop escapes from jail - but attorney 'who raised the alarm says staff didn't act for TWO DAYS' The attorney to a jail inmate in West Virginia reportedly informed staff that a man had fled the premises the day of the incident, according to a new report. Early Wednesday morning, convict Todd Wayne Boyes, 44 of Caldwell, Ohio, escaped the South Central Regional Jail in Charleston, and has yet to be located. Officials at the jail alleged they were not aware that the accused attempted murder suspect had gone missing at...
  • Living in Trump Country, USA

    10/21/2017 8:35:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    American ^ | October 21, 2017 | Lloyd Marcus
    For those of you who haven't heard, Mary and I moved from Florida to a tiny town in West Virginia to be closer to our parents. We are experiencing wonderful culture shock. I am not a fan of the winding mountain roads. Supermarket and hardware stores are over 20 miles away. And yet, we unexpectedly love our new heavenly haven of Americana. I am one of around 20 blacks in the population of 500. Everyone from the town hall to the bank, post office and country store knew we were the Marcuses who "bought the white house". Virginia brought us...
  • Division of Highways looking to fill 500 jobs for new road projects (West Virginia0

    10/19/2017 10:00:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WCHS-TV ^ | October 18, 2017 | Kalea Gunderson
    CHARLESTON, WV (WCHS/WVAH) — The road bond has passed, and jobs are ready to be filled in the Division of Highways before those projects get started. The road projects under the amendment are expected to create thousands of jobs throughout the next several years, but there are about 500 that need filled now in the Division of Highways. Right now the positions vary from inspectors for road and bridges, licensed commercial drivers, transportation workers, engineers, human resources representatives, finance and maintenance workers. The Department of Transportation is in the recruitment process now and they anticipate that the list of 30...
  • Del. Martin: 160 new jobs to Lewis County through oilfield services company (West Virginia)

    10/10/2017 9:02:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Exponent Telegram ^ | October 10, 2017 | Staff
    JANE LEW— Fountain Quail Energy Services is bringing more than 160 new jobs to Lewis County as part of a new field office the oilfield services company is opening in the Jane Lew Industrial Park, according to Del. Patrick Martin, R-Lewis. “This is great news for our region and state,” Martin said. “When I learned that Fountain Quail was looking to open an office, the Jane Lew Industrial Park location seemed like an ideal fit, and I reached out to company officials to encourage them to consider it. While they looked at sites in other states, in the end Fountain...
  • Melania Trump tours West Virginia infant drug rehab center

    10/10/2017 7:22:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | October 11, 2017 | The Associated Press
    HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA – First lady Melania Trump offered her support to those dealing with the nation’s opioid epidemic while touring a drug recovery center for infants Tuesday in West Virginia, the state with the highest rate of babies born dependent on drugs. Lily’s Place, the first of its kind in the nation, works with addicted mothers’ newborns who are enduring the torment of drug withdrawal. It also offers treatment to parents. “I want to be here to support you and give a voice to Lily’s Place and also for the opioid epidemic,” the first lady said during a roundtable...
  • First Lady Melania Trump Visits Opioid Addicted Infants in Hard Hit West Virginia Community

    10/10/2017 6:20:36 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 21 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 10 Oct 2017 | PENNY STARR
    First lady Melania Trump traveled to Huntington, West Virginia, on Tuesday to visit a drug treatment center specializing in helping infants suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome after exposure to opioids while in their mother’s womb. Trump visited Lily’s Place, a non-profit drug treatment center where these babies are being treated. “The statistic that 40 percent of babies born addicted to drugs are put into foster care is one that Mrs. Trump would like to see lowered, and Lily’s Place was created with that in mind,” Stephanie Grisham, spokesperson for the first lady, said in an interview with CNN. Every 25...
  • Melania Trump is Visiting Huntington, WV Today

    10/10/2017 10:41:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | October 10, 2017 | WOWK
    HUNTINGTON, WV (AP) - First Lady Melania Trump is coming to West Virginia to visit a drug treatment facility for infants born to addicted mothers. West Virginia Congressman Evan Jenkins says he's grateful that Trump will bring attention to Lily's Place in Huntington on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017.