Rupert Man Arrested On Seven Charges

By Leah Tuckwiller

Billy Lee Erskine, 22, of Rupert has been arrested after an incident in Rainelle on Sunday, December 15. Erskine is charged with petit larceny, domestic battery, stragulation, unlawful restraint, assault during the commission of a felony, destruction of proeprty, and fleeing from an officer.

On Sunday, Ptlm. T.C. Boggess of the Rainelle Police Department responded to a domestic situation in which the citim stated Erskine had strangled, dragged, threatened, and attempted to strike them, as well as preventing them from escape.

Read more in the Tuesday, December 17, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Legal Announcements In The Paper Keep Readers Updates On Government Action

By Bobby Bordelon

Looking into the legal announcements listed in the classified sections of The West Virginia Daily News can often serve as both a preview and review of the paper's front page coverage, including actions taken by local government.

These announcements give notice when government entities intend to take action and on what, such as public reading of ordinances. For example, on page five of today's West Virginia Daily News, the second reading of an ordinance was formally announced.

Read more: Legal Announcements In The Paper Keep Readers Updates On Government Action

Local Painting Goes To Auction For Penny Pitch

By Leah Tuckwiller

Ron Refsland and City National Bank are pitching in to thelp with Christmas for families across the area this year.

Refsland, an artist, has donated a painting that will be sold in a silent auction at City national, with the proceeds going directly thtis year's Penny Pitch drive.

Read more in the Monday, December 16, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Fire Breaks Out In Lee Street Building

By Bobby Bordelon

Emergency responders were called to a house fire on Lee Street in downtown Lewisburg on Friday, December 13. According to Larry Ickes, the owner of the building, no one was hurt in the fire.

"[The tenants are] mainly medical students and ... some of them went to the school to study and some went with neighbors," Ickes said as the fire crews worked to contain the fire. "There's been a wonderful response from the community and I'm very grateful. ... Lewisburg, Fairlea, Ronceverte, a whole bunch have responded. Phenomenal, great guys. We are so lucky. Watching them and knowing what they're doing is amazing."

Read more in the Friday, December 13, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Alderson Town Council Looks At Funding, Library, Fire, Internet

By Bobby Bordelon

Alderson Town Council heard an update to ongoing flood repairs, approved a grant application, and tabled several agenda items during its Thursday, December 12, meeting.

The West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHS) is expected to release additional Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds to Alderson to assist in additional repair projects.

Read more in the Friday, December 13, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Monroe County Man Arrested, Charged With Child Abuse Causing Serious Injury

By Leah Tuckwiller

A Monroe County man has been arrested on a warrant after West Virginia State Police found probably cause in a case of child abuse cauing serious injury.

Randy New, 32, of ballard was arrested Tuesday, December 10, after Senior Trooper D.R. Murray responded to a possible child abuse complaint at Peterstown Elementary School on December 9.

Read more in the Friday, December 13, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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