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WV State Police Respond To Gilmer County Shooting

STOUTS MILLS, WV—West Virginia State Police were on the scene of a shooting in Gilmer County near the Stouts Mills area.

911 Dispatchers said just before 1 PM Saturday, State Police were dispatched after the communication center received a call regarding a neighbor shooting another neighbor’s foot.

Injured man was flown to the Ruby Memorial Hospital. The shooter was taken into custody.

Nathan Thompson, 30, was shot by his neighbor, John Lambros, 19, in the leg twice.

Troopers said the men got into an altercation over their dogs.

The incident happened on Turkey Fork.

The extent of Thompson’s injuries are unknown at this time.  Lambros is charged with Malicious wounding and is currently in the Central Regional Jail.


Braxton. Clay, Lincoln, Logan, Nicholas, Roane, Webster and Wood in line for U.S. aid after disaster declaration

CHARLESTON, WV - President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for portions of West Virginia that were slammed by severe weather one month ago.

The declaration announced Saturday provides federal funding to state and local governments, as well as some private non-profit organizations. The funding is for emergency work and the repair or replacement of structures damaged by storms, high winds, flooding and landslides.

The severe weather occurred from July 10 through July 14. The affected counties include Braxton. Clay, Lincoln, Logan, Nicholas, Roane, Webster and Wood.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.


Chemical spill in WV city contained, no injuries reported

WEIRTON, WV - A section of Weirton’s Main Street is open again after a chemical spill from a steel plant closed it for most of Friday.

Media reports say the Fire Department reopened Main Street late Friday afternoon after the spill from the ArcelorMittal Steel plant.

According to Fire Chief Jerry Shumate, 200 to 400 gallons of hydrochloric acid leaked from a broken pipe at the mill.

Shumate says no workers or residents were treated for exposure.

No residents were evacuated and the chief says crews worked swiftly to contain the spill.

Hydrochloric acid is highly corrosive. It has many industrial uses, including the removal of iron oxide from steel before processing.


Family of WV woman killed by deputy wants U.S. probe

MORGANTOWN, WV - The family of a West Virginia woman killed in a police shooting wants the U.S. Justice Department to step in.

Christie Cathers’ family members say they have had few questions answered since the June 5 killing. They have made their appeal to Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department says 45-year-old Cathers was killed after a police chase when she attempted to drive her vehicle into a deputy’s cruiser. The deputy fired the fatal shot.

James Benedict says his daughter was shot four times, with one wound to the back of her head.

Sheriff Al Kisner says his department is still waiting for the final autopsy report. He also said doesn’t “have any problem” with a Justice Department review.


Hatfields and McCoys help pinpoint key battle site in feud

LOUISVILLE, KY - The Hatfield and McCoy descendants came armed - with digging tools. Working together as volunteers, they helped archaeologists unearth artifacts from one of the bloodiest sites in America’s most famous feud.

The leader of the dig says they have pinpointed the place where Randolph McCoy’s home was set ablaze in the woods of eastern Kentucky during a murderous New Year’s attack by the Hatfield clan. Two McCoys were gunned down in the 1888 ambush. It marked a turning point in the families’ cross-border feud in Kentucky and West Virginia.

In a region slammed by a slumping coal industry, retracing the McCoy homestead could provide more momentum to lure visitors.

The property is owned by Hatfield descendant Bob Scott, who would like to build a replica cabin on the same spot.

City of Glenville Police Report - July 2015

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City of Glenville, WV Police Report - July 2015
Crime/Ordinance Violation
Officer
Disposition
Location
Traffic Stop Jenkins Citation North Lewis Street
Traffic Stop Garrett Warning North Lewis Street
Traffic Stop Garrett Warning North Lewis Street
Traffic Stop Garrett Warning North Lewis Street
Assisted another agency Garrett GCSO 33E
Assisted another agency Jenkins WVSP Rosedale
Traffic Stop Garrett Warning South Lewis
Traffic Stop Garrett Citation West Main
Warrant Service Arrested College Street
Served Papers Jenkins Assisted SO Walnut Street
Jenkins Removed drug items from liquor store South Lewis store
Traffic stop Jenkins Warning North Lewis Street
Traffic Stop Jenkins Warning North Lewis Street
Traffic Stop Jenkins Warning West Main
Traffic Stop Jenkins Warning North Lewis Street
Traffic Stop Jenkins Warning North Lewis Street
Traffic Stop Jenkins Warning North Lewis Street
Traffic Stop Jenkins Warning North Lewis Street
Traffic Stop Garrett Warning West Main
Traffic Stop Garrett Warning West Main
Traffic Stop Garrett Warning North Lewis Street
Traffic Stop Garrett Warning North Lewis Street
Traffic Stop Garrett Warning North Lewis Street
Traffic Stop Garrett Warning North Lewis Street
Traffic Stop Garrett Warning West Main
Traffic Stop Garrett Warning West Main
Speeding Jenkins Cited North Lewis Street
Speeding Garrett Warning W. Main Street
Speeding Garrett Warnings issued for Speeding and Unsigned Registration W. Main Street
Speeding Garrett Warning W. Main Street
Speeding Garrett Warning issued for Speeding and Cited for Driving while Revoked W. Main Street
Speeding Garrett Warnings Issued for Speeding and expired Registration W. Main Street
Speeding Garrett Warnings issued for Speeding and Unsigned Registration North Lewis Street
Speeding Garrett Warning W. Main Street
Defective Equipment Garrett Warning North Lewis Street
Speeding Garrett Warning North Lewis Street
Speeding Garrett Warning W. Main Street
Speeding Garrett Warning North Lewis Street
Speeding Garrett Warning North Lewis Street
Speeding Garrett Warning W. Main Street
Speeding Garrett Warning North Lewis Street
Speeding Garrett Warning North Lewis Street
Speeding Jenkins Warnings Issued for Speeding and Improper Display North Lewis Street
Speeding Garrett Warnings Issued for Speeding and Unsigned Registration S. Lewis Street
Defective Equipment Garrett Warning W. Main Street
Speeding Garrett Warning North Lewis Street
Speeding Garrett Warning North Lewis Street
Speeding Garrett Cited W. Main Street
Speeding Garrett Warning North Lewis Street
Stop Sign Violation Jenkins Warning WV HWY 5 E
Defective Equipment Jenkins Warning North Lewis Street
Defective Equipment Jenkins Warning North Lewis Street
Speeding Jenkins Warnings for Speeding and Unsigned Registration North Lewis Street
Speak to an officer Huffman Spoke to subject everything ok Hays City
DVPO violation Huffman No DVPO violation Victim wasn’t near area for days no violation took place Pine Street
Vehicle Unlock Huffman Vehicle Unlocked Foodland Plaza
Remove a person Huffman/Jenkins Civil issues landlord dealt with making people leave Sumac Court
Expired Registration Jenkins Warning North Lewis Street
Speeding Jenkins Warning North Lewis Street
Speeding Jenkins Warning W. Main Street
Defective Equipment Jenkins Warning WV HWY 5E
Defective Equipment Jenkins Warning North Lewis Street
Defective Equipment Jenkins Warning North Lewis Street
Defective Equipment Jenkins Warnings issued for Defective Equipment and No Operators Carried North Lewis Street

City of Glenville Police Report - May 2015

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City of Glenville, WV Police Report - May 2015
Crime/Ordinance Violation
Officer
Disposition
Location
Speeding Garrett N. Lewis Street
Speeding Garrett Warning N. Lewis Street
Stop Light Violation Garrett Warning N. Lewis Street
Speeding Garrett Warning W. Main
Speeding Garrett Warning S. Lewis Street
Defective Equipment Garrett Warnings Issued for Defective Equipment, and Unsigned Registration W. Main Street
Defective Equipment Garrett Warning Sycamore Road
No Seatbelt Garrett Cited for No Seatbelt and Failure to Show operators High Street
Active Domestic Garrett Everything Ok Verbal Argument Parties Separated N. Lewis Street
Assist another Agency Garrett Assisted WVSP with Altercation Pizza Hut
High Grass Huffman Warning College Street
High Grass Huffman Warning .College Street
High Grass Huffman Warning College Street
High Grass Huffman Warning Brooklyn Drive
Attempt to Serve Warrant Huffman Negative contact College Street
Lawn Mower Complaint Huffman Subject was advised to keep the mower off street or would be arrested South Street
Welfare Check Huffman Everything Ok Powell Street
Welfare Check Huffman Everything ok Powell Street
Warrants Huffman Suspect arrested on Warrants Magistrate court
Speeding Huffman Warning College Street
Speeding Huffman Warning College Street
Expired Registration Huffman Warnings for Expired Registration and Failure to Carry Operators College Street
Expired Registration Huffman Warnings Issued for Expired Registration and No Proof of Insurance College Street
Breaking and Entering Huffman CI Started W. Main Street
Breaking and Entering Huffman CI Started River Street
K9 Deployment Huffman/Jenkins Parking lots searched with dogs High School
Welfare Check Everything ok Powell Street
Speeding Huffman Warning Pioneer Way
Speeding Jenkins Warning N. Lewis Street
Expired Registration Jenkins Warning W. Main Street
Defective Equipment Jenkins Warning N. Lewis Street
Failure to signal Garrett Warnings for Failure to Signal and Failure to show operators Mineral Road
Huffman Cited for Speeding and warning issued for unsigned Registration Mineral Road
Serve Capias Huffman Suspect arrested Goodwin Hall
Suspicious Activity Huffman Everything ok High School class doing an experiment Brooklyn Drive
Defective Equipment Jenkins Warnings Issued for Defective Equipment and Expired Registration N. Lewis Street
Avoiding Traffic Control Device Jenkins Warning W. Main Street
Speeding Jenkins Warning for Speeding Cited for No Proof of Insurance and No Seatbelt College Street
Speeding Garrett Warning N. Lewis Street
Speeding Garrett Warning N. Lewis Street
Reckless Driver Huffman Negative Contact Hay City
Active Domestic Huffman Neither party wanted to file criminal charges parties were separated Advanced Auto
Speak to an officer Huffman Spoke to subject about problems with some juveniles Park Street
Juvenile Complaint Huffman Warned Juvenile that if they continued to trespass and deface property they would be criminally charged and the owner didn’t want charges filed this time but would pursue charges if it happened again South Street
Juvenile Complaint Huffman Warned Juvenile that if they continued to trespass and deface property they would be criminally charged and the owner didn’t want charges filed this time but would pursue charges if it happened again South Street
Defective Equipment Jenkins Warning N. Lewis Street
Failure to yield right of way Jenkins Warnings issued for Failure to yield and Unsigned Registration N. Lewis Street
Expired Registration Jenkins Warning N. Lewis Street
Speeding Huffman Cited for Speeding and Warning Issued for Unsigned Registration Mineral Road
Speeding Huffman Warning for Speeding and Unsigned Registration N. Lewis Street
Speeding Huffman Cited for Speeding and Warning Issued for No Proof of Registration N. Lewis Street
Speeding Jenkins Warning N. Lewis Street
Speeding Huffman Warning N. Lewis Street
Speeding Huffman Warnings Issued for Speeding and Unsigned Registration N. Lewis Street
Suspicious Person Huffman Assisted Sheriffs Department on Suspicious person Appalachian piping
Injured Deer Huffman Deer Dispatched S. Lewis Street
Vehicle Unlock Huffman Vehicle Unlocked E. Main Street
Speeding Jenkins Warning N. Lewis Street
Speeding Garrett Warning N. Lewis Street
Defective Equipment Garrett Warning S. Lewis Street
Alarm Investigation Huffman Everything ok Family Dollar
Defective Equipment Garrett Warning N. Lewis Street
MVC Jenkins Accident Report Completed and Warning Issued for Failure to Yield N. Lewis Street
Speeding Jenkins Warnings Issued for Speeding, Expired Operators and No Operators Carried N. Lewis Street
Defective Equipment Jenkins Warning N. Lewis Street
Speeding Jenkins Warning Mineral Road
Speeding Garrett Cited for Reckless Driving, Driving Suspended 3rd, and No Insurance N. Lewis Street
Speeding Jenkins Warning for speed West Main
Battery Jenkins Open Investigation Waco Sports Complex
Battery Jenkins Open Investigation High School
Attempted B&E Garrett Open Investigation Beverly
Hit & Run Jenkins Report Filed Pizza Hut
Unlawful assault, unlawful restraint, Accessory before the fact, conspiracy Jenkins 3 people arrested 18 East main Street Apt F
Speeding
Vehicle Unlock Garrett Vehicle Unlocked Kanawha St
Speeding Jenkins Warning N. Lewis Street
Expired Registration Jenkins Warning W. Main Street
Speeding Jenkins Warnings Issued for Speeding and No Proof of Insurance W. Main Street
Defective Equipment Jenkins Warning WV HWY 5 E
Speeding Jenkins Warnings Issued for Speeding, No Proof of Insurance, and Unsigned Registration N. Lewis Street
No Seatbelt Jenkins Cited x2 WV HWY 5 E
Speeding Garrett Warning N. Lewis Street.
Speeding Garrett Warning N. Lewis Street
Speeding Jenkins Warnings Issued for Speeding and No Proof of Insurance N. Lewis Street
Speeding Jenkins Warning N. Lewis Street
Speeding Jenkins Warning N. Lewis Street
Defective Equipment Jenkins Warning Issued for Defective Equipment and Cited for No Seatbelts x2 N. Lewis Street
Speak to an Officer Garrett Subject wanted a ride to Charleston was advised that we couldn’t do that but called someone to give him a ride McDonalds
Alarm Investigation Huffman Everything Ok Owner typed in wrong passcode W. Main Street
Cardiac Arrest Huffman Male Subject DOS attempting to Locate Next of Kin S. Lewis Street
Injured Deer Jenkins Deer was deceased prior to arrival Mineral Road
Speak to an officer Jenkins Went with subject to pick up 2 large snakes from incident earlier S. Lewis Street
Possible Domestic Jenkins No Domestic subjects were arguing parties were separated W. Main Street
Speeding Jenkins Warning N. Lewis Street
Talking on a Cellphone while driving Huffman Cited for Cell Phone while driving, No Seatbelt, No Proof of Insurance and No Proof of registration N. Lewis Street
Loose Dog Complaint Huffman Spoke to owners of dog and advised them that the city had an ordinance stating the dogs had to be on a leash and if we got anymore complaints they would be cited Howard Street
Speak to an officer Huffman Spoke to subject and advised him what the law stated on the matter River Street
Speak to an officer Huffman Spoke to subject and advised him that I already spoke to owners of the dog College Street
Speeding Garrett Warning S. Lewis Street
Expired Registration Huffman Warnings Issued for Expired Registration and Unsigned Registration N. Lewis Street
Defective Equipment Huffman Warnings Issued for Defective Equipment and Unsigned Registration Mineral Road
Speeding Garrett Warning N. Lewis Street
Speeding Garrett Warning N. Lewis Street
Speeding Garrett Warning N. Lewis Street
Speeding Garrett Warning N. Lewis Street
Speeding Garrett Warning N. Lewis Street
Speeding Garrett Warnings issued for Speeding and Unsigned Registration N. Lewis Street
Speeding Garrett Warning N. Lewis Street
Speeding Garrett Warning N. Lewis Street
Defective Equipment Garrett Warning N. Lewis Street
Defective Equipment Garrett Warning W. Main Street
Defective Equipment Garrett Warnings Issued for Defective Equipment and Unsigned registration N. Lewis Street
Defective Equipment Garrett Warning N. Lewis Street
Defective Equipment Garrett Warning W. Main Street
Defective Equipment Garrett Warning N. Lewis Street
Defective Equipment Garrett Warning N. Lewis Street
Defective Equipment Garrett Warning N. Lewis Street

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ONE FLOWN TO RUBY AFTER GILMER COUNTY ATV ACCIDENT

GLENVILLE, WV —One person was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital after an ATV accident in Gilmer County.

Gilmer County 911 said emergency crews were dispatched to Leading Creek just after 6 PM Sunday.

Gilmer County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.

WV Native John Nash and Wife Killed in Crash

MONROE, NJ – West Virginia native and Nobel Prize winning mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia were killed Saturday in an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike.

John Nash was 86 and Alicia Nash was 82. The couple, who had been married for nearly 60 years, lived in Princeton Junction, NJ. Nash, who was born in Bluefield, WV, in 1926, was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 1994. He struggled with paranoid schizophrenia, a central theme of the 2001 film “A Beautiful Mind” starring Russell Crowe as Nash.

Crowe said he was “stunned” to hear the news. “My heart goes out to John and Alicia and family,” he said. “An amazing partnership, beautiful minds, beautiful hearts.”

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Alicia Nash cared for her husband while he battled mental illness and they both became advocates for treatment.

According to his biography, Nash’s mother, Margaret Virginia Martin, was born in Bluefield, studied at WVU and became a school teacher. His father, John Nash, Sr., was an electrical engineer who moved to Bluefield to work for Appalachian Electric Power Company.

The younger Nash attended public schools in Bluefield before starting his college studies at Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh.

Nash described Bluefield during his youth as “a center of businessmen, lawyers, etc. that owed its existence to the railroad and the rich nearby coal fields of West Virginia and western Virginia. So, from an intellectual viewpoint, it offered the sort of challenge that one had to learn from the world’s knowledge rather than from the knowledge of the immediate community.”

His Nobel Prize was for a paper he wrote on the mathematics of decision-making. Nash spent his professional academic career at Princeton and MIT where he was a leader in the study of mathematics.

At the time of his death Nash was still on the faculty at Princeton as a senior research mathematician.

Multiple media outlets reported the two were thrown from a taxi when the vehicle crashed into a guard rail.

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LOGGER KILLED WHILE CUTTING TREE DOWN IN LEWIS COUNTY

JANE LEW, WV — Authorities are investigating a logging accident that killed a worker in Lewis County.

Police tell media outlets that 24-year-old Jacob McClain of French Creek in Upshur County was killed on Tuesday while cutting down a tree.

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Department says the tree fell into another tree, causing it to fall on top of McClain.

McClain was an employee of Big Run Timber Company.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident.

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INWOOD MAN IN CRITICIAL CONDITION AFTER FALL IN OCEAN CITY

OCEAN CITY, MD — A West Virginia man is in critical condition after falling from a third story balcony Thursday night.

Police say that Inwood native Patrick Thomas, 23, fell from a hotel balcony in the area of 25th Street and Baltimore Avenue. He was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD. He was later brought by helicopter to Shock Trauma in Baltimore by Maryland State Police.

Police found that Thomas fell 21 feet to the ground off the balcony after reaching over the railing. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the accident.

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CATTLE ROAM FREE AFTER TRUCK CRASHES ON I-64 IN WV

HUNTINGTON, WV - Authorities say some cattle were killed and others roamed free along Interstate 64 in West Virginia after a tractor-trailer overturned.

City of Huntington spokesman Bryan Chambers Says the interstate remained shut down in both directions Saturday afternoon following the 8:30 AM accident. The westbound truck was carrying 96 head of cattle when it overturned in the median of the interstate.

Huntington police say the driver was not injured, but some cattle were killed or seriously injured. Some got out of the truck and traffic was diverted off the interstate.

Chambers says the state Department of Agriculture put up a temporary pen for the cattle near the crash site until another truck arrived to transport them.

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JACKSON COUNTY WRECK CLAIMS LIFE

RIPLEY, WV — A driver died in a single vehicle accident Friday morning in Jackson County. State police said the accident happened at just after 7 o’clock on WV Highway 33.

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The victim lost control of the car traveling east between Shatto Road and Gay Road near Ripley. The vehicle slammed into a roadside embankment. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

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HUNTINGTON BOY HIT BY CAR WHILE PLAYING WITH FRIENDS

HUNTINGTON, WV — A boy was hospitalized Wednesday evening after being hit by a car playing with friends near 3rd Avenue in the Guyandotte area.

Police say the boy and his friends were pretending to run in front of cars, but the boy actually did so and was hit.

The driver of the car was not cited. The boy’s injuries were not considered serious, but he was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center.

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LEWIS COUNTY MAN DEAD

WESTON, WV—A Lewis County man is dead following a violent wreck on WV Hwy 33 Monday afternoon.

It happened around 1:30 PM near the county line.
49-year-old Jerry Loudin, of Walkersville, was the man killed.

Investigators said Loudin was driving a truck and rear-ended a car.

The crash smashed the car and the impact caused his truck to flip on its top and then slide nearly 300 feet.

They believe speed may have been a factor.
A woman driving the car was taken to the hospital. No word on her injuries.
Troopers are asking anyone who may have seen the wreck to please call them at 304.269.0500.

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THREE EVACUATED AFTER ATTIC CATCHES FIRE

HUNTINGTON, WV – The three residents of an upstairs apartment in a multi-family house were evacuated Tuesday morning after an attic fire caused the residence to fill with smoke.

Firefighters from the city of Huntington responded to the call at 88 Washington Ave. around 9:15 AM.

The three residents of the upstairs apartment stood shaken on the sidewalk, with one woman clutching a long-haired Chihuahua and restraining a miniature Doberman pincher on a leash.

“We have three cats in there, too,” Shelly Grant, who lives in the apartment with her daughter, Heather Henson, and mother, Beverly Michael, said. “We think two of them may not have made it out.”

Grant said her mother heard a loud, hard crash in the attic. When she went to investigate the source of the crash, one of the cats ran from the attic. moments later she smelled smoke and called 911.

Michael, who is on several medications and gets dialysis three times a week, was taken to a local hospital by Cabell County EMS as a precaution. Grant said her mother’s medication was still in the apartment.

The American Red Cross was called to the scene.


OVERTURNED LOGGING TRUCK CRUSHES, KILLS MOTORCYCLIST

BELVA, WV — A logging truck overturned and crushed a man to death on his motorcycle outside of a Fayette County gas station.

The Charleston Daily Mail reports 62-year-old Philip Jenkins was killed Monday morning in Belva. Fayette County sheriff’s deputies say Jenkins and 38-year-old truck driver Gregory Harper were traveling north on State Route 16/39 when Jenkins trying to turn left into the gas station. Harper then apparently tried to swerve right to avoid Jenkins, but lost control and overturned.

Sheriff Steve Kessler says it doesn’t appear drugs or alcohol were factors in connection with the accident. The sheriff’s office will do an investigation to determine if criminal charges are warranted.

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TWO KILLED IN SEPARATE I-79 CRASHES

MORGANTOWN, WV — Two people were killed in fatal crashes on Interstate 79 Saturday and Sunday.

Darius Rogers, 49, of Keyser, WV was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday morning when his tractor trailer crashed just south of Waynesburg, PA.

Authorities say Rogers was driving a dual-trailer rig when it slammed into the southbound guardrail and plummeted over an embankment.

The rig traveled about 150 down the hill. The southbound lanes were shutdown for about seven hours while crews worked the scene. An investigation into the crash continues.

Sunday, a man was killed in a head-on collision near Star City in Monongalia County.

Sheriff’s officials say a vehicle was headed south when the woman driving the sedan crossed the median and struck a northbound car.

The man who was driving north was pronounced dead at the scene. A third vehicle was involved in the crash but was able to be driven from the scene.

The name of the man killed in the accident has not yet been released.


CRASH ON I-64

NITRO, WV — The west-bound lanes of Interstate 64 re-opened about an hour after two accidents Monday morning.

The original call was for a crash involving two vehicles near the on-ramp of the interchange. When a Nitro police officer responded, another vehicle apparently hydroplaned and struck the officer’s parked cruiser.

Authorities said no one was hurt.


MULTIPLE BUILDINGS DESTROYED IN MONTGOMERY FIRE

MONTGOMERY, WV — Two buildings were destroyed and a third sustained major damage during a Sunday night fire at an apartment complex.

Several fire crews from Fayette and Kanawha counties coordinated on the scene, with large ladder trucks used to battle the flames and pluck a few tenants from higher floors.

There were no injuries reported, and all residents were believed accounted for, according to local law agencies.

As of 11 PM, more than three hours after the fire began, the Montgomery fire chief told WSAZ-TV two buildings had been destroyed and firefighters were trying to save a third building.

Appalachian Power turned off service in the immediate area of the blaze, which occurred on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Lee Street.


FIRE CLAIMS LIFE IN NICHOLAS COUNTY

TIOGA, WV — The state Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a deadly fire that took place in Nicholas County Saturday.

The blaze ripped through a house in Tioga. One person was killed and two others injured.

The Craigsville Volunteer Fire Department and other crews were on the scene.


MOTORCYCLIST DIES IN CRASH

BELVA, WV — A Nicholas County man died when a log truck rolled over onto his motorcycle Monday morning, Fayette County sheriff’s deputies said.

The crash happened along WV Highway 39 near Belva just before 9 AM.

The victim, identified as Phillip Jenkins, 62, of Richwood, was pronounced dead at the scene. The log truck driver, 38-year-old Gregory Harper of Summersville, was not injured in the accident.

Investigators said the two were traveling northbound when Jenkins attempted to turn left into the parking lot of Brown’s Service Center, a local gas station. Harper allegedly swerved to the right to avoid Jenkins, lost control of the truck, and overturned.

Sheriff Steve Kessler said the cause of the accident has not yet been determined and that drugs or alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the case.

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FIRE DESTROYS HOME

BARBOURSVILLE, WV - A house fire broke out around 9:30 AM Sunday morning, May 10, on the 6600 block of Mud River Road in Barboursville, WV.

Barboursville, Ona, Ohio River Road, Milton, and Culloden fire departments arrived on scene to extinguish the flames.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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HEAD ON COLLISION

Marion County, WV—Just before 10 PM Friday night, deputies and emergency personnel responded to the scene of a two vehicle collision in Marion County.

The accident happened on Paw Paw Road in Rivesville.

Marion County 911 said that two passengers were transported to the hospital. One person was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital via Healthnet, and the other person went by ground transportation to United Hospital Center.

Marion County Rescue Squad, Marion County EMS, Baxter Fire Department, and deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded.


HOME DESTROYED IN FIRE

Barbour County, WV— Sometime before midnight on Chestnut Ridge Road in Barbour County, firefighters responded to a structure fire.
911 officials say that the structure, which is a house, is considered a total loss.
Belington, Philippi, and Junior Fire Departments and Barbour County EMS all responded.
There is no word on the condition of anyone inside the home at the time of the fire.


ATV ACCIDENT

Taylor County, WV— One man was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital, Saturday morning, after an ATV accident in Taylor County.
Crews were called out to Clelland Drive, off of Lynn Chapel Road, just before 8:30 AM.
Officials said the man is in his thirties and that he somehow crashed the ATV around 6:00 PM on Friday. Because he spent so many hours in the woods, HealthNet was called in.
He suffered head trauma, but is expected to be okay.

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