Student Success Act Heads To House

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Student Success Act (Senate Bill 1039), a massive education reform bill sponsored by Senate President Mitch Carmichael (R-Jackson), among others, has passed the state Senate and will move to the House of Delegates when the delegates reconvene.

The bill passed 18-15 in the Monday, June 3, session with one senator absent.

Read more in the Tuesday, June 4, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Judge Dismisses Greenbrier Flood Lawsuit

By Bobby Bordelon

United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by The Greenbrier Hotel Corporation against over 50 insurance-affiliated organizations, businesses, and individuals, seeking funds to recoup losses from the flood of 2016 on Monday, June 4.

"In accordance with the memorandum opinion and order filed contemporaneously with this judgment order, it is ordered that this civil action be ... dismissed without prejudice and retired from the docket of the court," reads Goodwin's order.

Read more in the Tuesday, June 4, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Four Fire Departments Respond To House Fire In Fairlea, No One Injured

By Bobby Bordelon

A house fire brought four fire departments to Fairlea on Monday, June 3. Although the home sustained heavy damage on the second floor, no one was harmed by the fire.

The Fairlea Volunteer Fire Department led the response, assisted by Lewisburg, Frankford, and Ronceverte fire departments. Joe Thomas, Lewisburg Fire Chief and member of the Fairlea department, stated everyone was already outside of the building when they arrived on scene.

Read more in the Tuesday, June 4, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

West Virginia Supreme Court Affirms Eleventh Judicial Circuit Sentencing

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has issued an opinion in regard to the appeal of the 2017 recidivist sentencing of Travis Ray Norwood.

According to the opinion released by the court, in October 2016, Norwood was indicted on one count of delivery of heroin. Following a two-day trial in May 2017, Norwood was convicted of that crime; in a September 2017 recidivist trial, Norwood was found to be the same person twice previously sentenced to a penitentiary for eluding police in Chesterfield County, Virginia, in 2008, and for selling, giving, distributing, or possessing with the intent to sell, give, or distribute more than one-half ounce, but not more than five pounds of marijuana, in Alleghany County, Virginia, in 2016.

Read more in the Monday, June 3, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Shots Fired In Downtown Lewisburg, No Reported Injuries

By Bobby Bordelon

An altercation outside of a bar lead to gunfire in downtown Lewisburg on Friday, May 31. One bullet hit the glass window of High Country Boutique, a shop on Washington Street.

"No injuries have been reported but a bullet struck a storefront window," said Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester in a social media post. "Lewisburg police were on scene shortly after the fight started and are still investigating. The [police department] will release a full report when they conclude their investigation."

Read more in the Monday, June 3, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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