Accessory After The Fact To Murder Case Moves Forward With No Contest Plea In Circuit Court

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Circuit Court saw a man convicted of accessory after the fact to murder on Monday, September 23, for his efforts to help conceal the 2018 murder of Shaela Lynn McCoy Abren.

The case began in early 2018, when members of the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office, the Greenbrier County Drugs and Violent Crimes Task Force, and the West Virginia State Police responded to an empty house on Anthony Road near Route 92. Abren was found deceased inside the residence. A few days later, Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan confirmed in a press conference that a suspect had been taken into custody.

Read more in the Tuesday, September 24, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Canaday Sentenced On Delivery Charges

By Bobby Bordelon

A delivery of a controlled substance case that resulted in an overdose death moved to sentencing on Friday, September 20, in the Greenbrier County Circuit Court under Judge Robert Richardson.

According to Greenbrier County Prosecuting Attorney Patrick Via, two different indictments against David R. Canaday Jr. stem from the events of June 6, 2017, on which Canaday twice delivered methamphetamine to the victim on the Greenbrier County side of Alderson. The victim later overdosed and passed away. Canaday was initially indicted on murder and delivery of a controlled substance charges, one count of methamphetamine and one count for fentanyl, in 2018. In 2019, he was indicted on an additional count of delivery of a controlled substance for methamphetamine.

Read more in the Monday, September 23, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Heated City Council Discussion Around Lewisburg Government Explained

By Bobby Bordelon

Amid the normal business of the Lewisburg City Council, one recently elected councilperson's combative style drew attention during the Tuesday, September 17, meeting.

The distribution of power between parts of the Lewisburg government and the validity of the continuation of said government was the source of strife between Councilmember Eddie Johns and other city officials.

Read more in the Friday, September 20, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Pretrial Diversion Could Result In Dismissal Of Charges Against Alderson Mayor Copenhaver

By Bobby Bordelon

Amid the normal business of the Lewisburg City Council, one recently elected councilperson's combative style drew attention during the Tuesday, September 17, meeting.

The distribution of power between parts of the Lewisburg government and the validity of the continuation of said government was the source of strife between Councilmember Eddie Johns and other city officials.

Read more in the Thursday, September 19, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg City Council Considers New Committee, TASER Policy, Lee Street Duplex, 2020 Census

By Bobby Bordelon

A long Lewisburg City Council meeting saw the city consider a new Committee for councilmembers, TASER guidelines for the police department, and more on Tuesday, September 17.

City Council is considering formalizing the roles of historically operating committees and establishing a new committee in order to set policy.

Read more in the Wednesday, September 18, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority Answers Queries, Addresses Issues

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority heard engineering updates, considered legal advice, and finally saw the airport's new fire truck at their regular Tuesday, September 17, meeting.

The GVAA approved the minutes from last meeting and quickly voted to return financial reports to a monthly basis rather than a quarterly basis, as a CPA had suggested they be given. Authority chair Deborah Phillips also addressed some questions posed by area resident Frank Tuckwiller at a previous meeting.

Read more in the Wednesday, September 18, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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