WSS Woman Charged With Felony Robbery Involving Victim's Frying Pan

By Ruth Caruthers

A White Sulphur Springs woman was recently arrested for a robbery committed January 29.

According to the criminal complaint filed by Corporal J.L. Burdette, Lora Mae Cohernour and a male accomplice came to the home of a male victim to conduct a drug transaction. During the transaction, Cohernour asking for a drink of water, and while in the kitchen, she allegedly grabbed a frying pan and began hitting the victim in the head.

Read more in the Tuesday, March 20, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Local Artists' Paintings Chosen For 2019 WVDNR Wildlife Calendar

By Ruth Caruthers

Two local artist's paintings were chosen to be featured in the 2019 West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) Wildlife Calendar.

The WVDNR hosted a competition for painting depicting popular game and fish species, or wildlife such as snakes, frogs, turtles, bats, songbirds, small mammals, and nongame fish.

Read more in the Monday, March 19, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Frontier Granted Restraining Order Against CWA Members

By Robert Bordelon

A Kanawha County Circuit Judge has issued a temporary restraining order against Communications Workers of America, and several related defendants, lasting through 5 p.m. Monday, March 19, with the possibility of extension.

According to a civil suit filed by Frontier Communications, some striking CWA members have attacked and insulted Frontier contractors, and blocked access to and damaged Frontier property. Frontier is offering a $10,000 reward for information directly leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the theft or intentional damage to Frontier telephone cables.

Read more in the Monday, March 19, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Advocates Against Mountain Valley Pipeline Hearing Date Set

By Ruth Caruthers

Appalachians Against Pipelines are gaining national attention. Currently there is a small group of advocates against the Mountain Valley Pipeline sitting in trees on top of Peters Mountain in Monroe County.

It's a nearly four hour hike to the top of the windy mountain. Neighbors of Peters Mountain say that the wind can reach up to 40 miles per hour and the nights have been quite cold.
Read more in the Monday, March 19, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Anti-Cyberbullying Bill Is Now Law

By Ruth Caruthers

There is now a law against cyberbullying. Passed March 10 and sponsored by Delegates Upson, Blair, Espinosa, Householder, Longstreth, Robinson, Sobonya, Phillips, Hill, and Higginbotham, the bill allows for cyberbullies to be charged with a misdemeanor.

Effective 90 days from passage, House Bill 2655 states, "it is unlawful for a person to knowingly and intentionally use a computer or computer network, to engage in conduct with the intent to harass, intimidate, or bully a minor, including, but not limited to: posting disseminating or encouraging others to post or disseminate private, personal, or sexual information pertaining to a minor on the internet; or posting obscene material in a real or doctored image of a minor on the internet."

Read more in the Friday, March 16, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

CWA Strike Against Frontier Continues

By Robert Bordelon

Communications Workers of America (CWA) members across West Virginia are nearing the two-week mark in a strike against Frontier.

Workers in Greenbrier County set up a picket line on Maplewood Avenue, across from the local office of Frontier Communications, to demonstrate their support for the union's efforts.

Read more in the Friday, March 16, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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