One Injured On I-64 In Hit-And-Run Incident

By Leah Tuckwiller

One individual was struck by a vehicle on I-64 at Lewisburg late at night on Tuesday, Febuary 11.

According to Sergeant Wood of the Beckley detachment of the West Virginia State Police, who came upon the incident while driving, a large wrecker stalled on the interstate. The driver was struck by another vehicle after getting out of the truck.

Read more in the Wednesday, February 12, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Man Faces Sexual Assault Charges

By Leah Tuckwiller

Johnathan Lee Collins, a Rainelle resident, has been arrested following reports of "a possible sexual assault" that allegedly occurred on December 29, 2019.

Collins, 21, was charged with sexual abuse in the third degree in relation to the report.

Read more in the Tuesday, February 11, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Trial Date Set For Smith-Allen Murder Case

By Bobby Bordelon

A date has been set for the murder trial of Edward Smith-Allen during a hearing in the Greenbrier County Circuit Court on Monday, February 10. Smith-Allen was indicted by a grand jury in October 2019 for the murder of Alaisia M. Smith.

On June 7, 2019, Lewisburg police responded to an emergency call, finding a juvenile suffering from a gunshot wound in a vehicle parked in Dorie Miller Park. The victim was transported to Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, then to Charleston. The Lewisburg Police Department later confirmed Smith was the victim, whose obituary stated she passed away on June 8 while in the care of Charleston Area Medical Center.

Read more in the Tuesday, February 11, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

White Sulphur Springs City Council Discusses Medical Cannabis

By Bobby Bordelon

Medical cannabis businesses, a Harts Run water project, computers and TASERs for the police department, and more was considered by the White Sulphur Springs City Council during the Monday, February 10, meeting.

The first reading of an ordinance considering medical cannabis businesses inside White Sulphur Springs was passed by city council. The West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act was passed by the state in April 2017, allowing West Virginia residents with a serious medical condition to use the drug as part of their treatment. This includes diseases such as cancer, HIV, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, nervous tissue damage, epilepsy, Huntington's, Crohn's, terminal illnesses, and many more.

Read more in the Tuesday, February 11, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Grand Jury Returns February Indictments

By Bobby Bordelon

A Greenbrier County Grand Jury has returned 53 indictments for the February 2020 term of the Greenbrier County Circuit Court.

Most of the charges listed involve theft or drugs, with burglary, both grand and petit larceny, and shoplifting comprising the majority of the indictment lists. In addition, several indictments for clandestine drug laboratories or drug manufacturing were brought.

Read more in the Thursday, February 6, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Schools Closed For Flu, Lunches Offered In Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs

By Leah Tuckwiller

Following last week's closure of Seneca Trail Christian Academy, Greenbrier County Schools have announced that all students will complete Reimagined Time Day packets on February 5-7 while schools are closed.

This decision had been made in collaboration with medical professionals and the Greenbrier County Health Department, with the safety of our students being our number one concern, reads a release on GCS's social media. This measure will only be effective if students refrain from group gatherings. Please assist us by having your child avoid group activities until school resumes.

Read more in the Wednesday, February 5, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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