Saturday, April 23, 2011
EKB Capsule News...West Virginia...4-24-'11
- The trial stemming from a federal lawsuit filed by Mary Webb, the widow of Robert Webb, a Raleigh County man who was shot to death by two deputies in 2006 at his home, is scheduled to start May 2nd. The lawsuit alleges Deputies Greg Kade and John Hajash, two sheriff's deputies responding to a neighbor's complaint on July 4, 2006, that Webb was playing loud music and shooting his semiautomatic gun, shot Webb, then improperly denied him immediate medical treatment. He died at the scene. The Deputies claim they shot Webb after Webb pointed the gun at them. County officials have said the deputies followed proper procedures. Mary Webb and other family members say they were celebrating Webb's 44th birthday and Independence Day.
- Police in Hurricane are investigating after a business was robbed at knifepoint around 2:00 A.M. Saturday morning. Police say a man showed a knife at Mama Rosa's, a gambling establishment located in the 400 block of Hurricane Creek Road, and demanded cash before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money.
- A body found burning in a dumpster at an apartment complex in Woodbridge, Virginia on March 23rd has been identified as Erica Maynor, 23, of Kenova, West Virginia. Virginia Police say, when officers arrived, the body was burned so badly they could not determine the sex of the victim. Family members say Maynor grew up in Kenova and had recently moved to Virginia with her 1-year-old daughter. The cause of death is still under investigation.
- Donald Smith, 45, of Davis, died Friday while kayaking with friends on the Blackwater River in Tucker County. Hoy Murphy, public information officer for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, says the friends were in individual kayaks. When Smith did not return, his friends went looking for him and found him pinned in the water. He was dead at the scene.
- Congressman Nick Rahall and Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin announced Friday Logan County is getting $1 million for water and sewer projects. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It includes an $840,000 grant and a $230,000 low-interest loan. Rahall says it will extend sewer service to about 105 households.
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