Victim Blaming Still An Unnecessary Part Of Conversation About Sexual Assault

By Lindsey Wolford

When someone is mugged on the street, on one says they deserved it because they were wearing designer clothes, or when someone is t-boned by a drunk driver no one asks if they were sure they light was green. So, why do victims of sexual assault get asked what they were wearing at the time of the assault?

Last month a rape trial was held in Ireland wher the jury was asked to consider what kind of panties the victim was wearing; because she had on a thong with a lace front the defense insinuated, she couldn't have been raped.

Read more in the Wednesday, December 26, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Driving Sober Is A Crucial Part Of Holiday Celebrations

By Bobby Bordelon

Over the course of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Greenbrier County, two drivers had their licenses revoked for driving under the influence, a stark reminder for those returning home from festivities not to get behind the wheel if they've had something to drink.

"If [someone drives drunk], we're going to be out there," said one officer with the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department. "That's what we're there for, to protect the public."

Read more in the Wednesday, December 26, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lynette Fromme Recaptured In 1987, Local Resident Recalls The Encounter

By Leah Tuckwiller

"Charles Manson 'family member,' Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme, escaped from the Federal Correctional Institution in Alderson Wednesday night."

Thus read an article printed in The West Virginia Daily News on the morning of December 24, 1987. Fromme was incarcerated in Alderson after being charged with attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford in 1975. When she went to Capitol Park in Sacramento, CA, to plead with President Ford on environmental issues, she took with her a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol.

Read more in the Monday, December 24, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

NORAD Continues To Track Santa

By Bobby Bordelon

Children and residents of the Greenbrier Valley and the entire world can still track Santa through the sky on Christmas Eve, using the NORAD Tracks Santa program offered through its website.

Although the federal government remains shut down as of press time on Monday, December 24, the organization that keeps an eye out for Santa, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) continues to run. NORAD is a binational organization, created through cooperation between the United States and Canada, its mission is the "monitoring of man-made objects in space" and to "defend the homeland through aerospace warning, aerospace control, and maritime warning for North America" through "detection, validation, and warning of [potential attacks] against North America."

Read more in the Monday, December 24, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Weather Advisories Issued For Greenbrier Valley

By Bobby Bordelon

A flood watch, winter weather advisory, and wind advisory have been issued for areas in the Greenbrier Valley, expected to last through Saturday, December 22.

According to the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, the flood watch extends over western Virginia and southeastern West Virginia, including Greenbrier, Monroe, and Summers counties.

Read more in the Friday, December 21, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Mail Carrier Prepare to Spend Winter In Shorts For Charity Donations

By Leah Tuckwiller

It's that time of the year again - local postmen are braving the cold for charity and have held off switching to long pants for the iwnter. Only two contenders remain, Nathan Good and Bernie Holliday.

The contest started with alocal business owner offering a prize to the mail carrier who could wear shorts longest through the dead of winter. Over the years, it evolved into a fundraiser, with money froned by other local businesses going to a charity chosen by the winner. Many donate to local charities, such as Children's Home Society, or to charities that support disease research.

Read more in the Thursday, December 20, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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