W.Va. passes bill spurred by missing teen CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The case of a West Virginia teen who disappeared and was later found dead prompted the state legislature to tweak the state’s Amber Alert process.
“Skylar’s Law” passed the state Senate unanimously Friday after passing the House in March.
State law currently limits Amber Alerts to cases where a child is believed to be abducted. The bill requires law enforcement to relay initial reports of any missing child to the ...
W.Va. legislature bans sexting by minors CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia legislature has banned sexting by minors.
The bill passed unanimously by the Senate Friday defines sexting as any digital possession or transmission of sexually explicit images of a minor.
It states that when a minor does it, it is equal to an adult felony level offense.
For a first sexting offense the punishment would include a diversionary education program.
The bill says that the internet’...
W.Va. passes cell phone tracking bill CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia wireless providers will have to help police track a person’s cell phone in emergencies involving death or serious physical harm.
The state Senate voted unanimously Friday to pass West Virginia’s version of the Kelsey Smith Act. The House passed the bill in March.
Several states have considered such legislation since the 2007 abduction and murder of 18-year-old Kansan Kelsey Smith. Cell phone signals ...
W.Va. moves to bar minors from tanning beds CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia House passed a bill that would prohibit anyone under age 18 from going to tanning salons without parental permission.
The bill passed Friday completely bans anyone under age 14 from going to a tanning salon. It requires consent forms warning all customers that using tanning beds can cause cancer and other health risks.
Penalties for salons that serve minors range from $100 for a first offense to ...
Logan native needs life-saving transplant A Logan native is in need of a lung transplant and is reaching out to his hometown for help.
Charles “Chuck” Curry served in the U.S. Navy and survived three tours in Vietnam on the USS Kitty Hawk and the USS Ticonderoga. At age 66, his activities and time with his two children and three grandchildren are limited by a serious health condition.
In 2010, Charles “Chuck” Curry began experiencing shortness of breath. A visit to the doctor res...
Beatles tribute band tonight If you loved the Beatles, then you will enjoy tonight’s concert at the Coalfield Jamboree by the Liverpool Legends Beatles Tribute Band
The band consists of four talented musicians and actors who were hand-picked by Louise Harrison – sister of the late George Harrison of The Beatles.
Harrison’s involvement with Liverpool Legends, Beatles Tribute Band, makes them the only band in the world with a close, direct biological link to the origin...
3 area schools named Priority Schools CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Three Logan County Schools, Buffalo Elementary, Man High School and Chapmanville High School, has been placed on a pending list of low performing schools by the West Virginia Board of Education. These schools will get additional support to meet the needs of their students.
The priority schools designation is part of West Virginia’s ESEA Flexibility Request which includes waivers of certain provisions of the Elementary an...
Homeowner discovers meth making A Chapmanville homeowner took suspicions and drug paraphenalia to the West Virginia State Police.
Needles, foil wrappings with a white powdery substance on them and clear bottles with a white crystal substance in them were turned over to officers.
The homeowner consented to a search of the residence, where officers found a couple who had items suggesting the possible production of methamphetamine (meth).
The criminal complaint says Sara...
Feds looking into W.Va. suspect’s gun application CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man charged with killing a West Virginia sheriff is being investigated by federal prosecutors over his gun permit application, a prosecutor said Thursday.
U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said Thursday that the investigation will focus on the form filled out by 37-year-old Tennis Melvin Maynard, including whether he was truthful about his personal information.
Maynard is accused of shooting Sheriff Eugene Crum last w...
W.Va. Legislature approves gun-rights law update CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A unanimous West Virginia Legislature wants the government to face lawsuits if it ever tries to confiscate guns or ammunition during declared states of emergency.
The bill receiving final approval Thursday updates a 2007 law meant to protect firearm ownership during such times. The Senate backed off proposed changes to the House-passed measure after delegates objected.
Spokeswoman Amy Shuler Goodwin said Gov. Earl...
W.Va. school board president says audit misleading CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Board of Education President Wade Linger is disputing an audit’s finding that the state education system has a top-heavy bureaucracy.
Linger said the audit’s administrative position numbers are misleading. He discussed the numbers Wednesday during a presentation to the board, the Charleston Gazette reported Thursday.
“We certainly are not bloated,” he said. “That’s my position.”
The audit found tha...
Boil water advisory lifted The Logan County Public Service District has lifted a boil water advisory for the area of Little Harts to River Bend Road on Thursday, April 11. The advisory had been in effect since April 8.
For more information, contact the Logan County Public Service District at 304-946-2641.
Donate Life Ceremony at LRMC April is National Donate Life Month and Logan Regional Medical Center is observing the month by flying a ‘Donate Life’ flag, which was raised during a special ceremony on Tuesday morning.
The flag, which will be flown all across the nation, honors those who have given the gift of life through organ, tissue and eye donation.
Learn more about organ donation by visiting www.donatelife.wv.gov
HMT to host benefit for local kids Just a reminder that the World Famous Hatfield-McCoy Trails will be having a very special benefit ride this weekend to assist local children with extreme health problems to pay for medical care and travel expenses.
The Ride to Survive benefit is to help Skyler Miller, Ben Gillman and Gabe Lyall and their families as they struggle with chemo treatments and other healthcare issues associated with cancer. The event will take place in the city ...
Criminal charges filed recently in Magistrate Court The following is a listing of those recently charged in Magistrates Court:
• Mark Adam Maynard, 34, was charged on March 10 with speeding and DUI by the West Virginia State Police. His bail was set at $2,000.
• Teara Lasha Marcum, 20, was charged won March 10 with domestic assault and domestic battery by the WVSP. Her bail was set at $1,500.
• Travis Shelton Abbott, 21, was charged March 10 with domestic assault and domestic battery by ...