Monday, July 04, 2011
EKB Capsule News...West Virginia...7-5-'11
- State Police were called to Rutherford Lane in the Genoa area of Wayne County about 8:00 P.M. Sunday night after Charles Miller, 41, allegedly made threats at another residence near his home. When officers arrived, Miller went to the roof of his residence armed with a longgun and a handgun and spent several hours before the standoff ended when law enforcement officers shot Miller at about 11:00 P.M. after he had threatened to shoot officers with the State Police and the Wayne County Sheriff's Department.
- A vacation for Lyle and Margaret Hartman of Franklin, West Virginia turned tragic Sunday when they were boating on Monroe Bay along Monroe Bay Campground near Colonial Beach in Virginia and another boat crashed into them, went airborne, and landed on top of their boat. Margaret died in the crash and Lyle was taken to Mary Washington Hospital with serious injuries to his head.
- A fight in Huntington Sunday night led to seven arrests. Police say two semi-automatic handguns and a baseball bat were found at the scene, and a baby was in a car right beside the fight. Lacey Lee Blankenship, 23, was arrested on a felony charge of domestic battery, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and child neglect with risk of injury. Randy Peck, 51, was charged with the felony malicious wounding. Also arrested were Ryan Blankenship, Walter Peck, Margie Peck, Franklin Peck and Jared Salmons.
- Deputies say Tommy Allen Marcum, from Branchland, was driving westbound on McComas Road in Barboursville Monday afternoon when he saw a vehicle driving toward his car, in his lane. Marcum told deputies he swerved off the road to avoid the vehicle, then over-corrected and crossed the road, causing it to go airborne and crash into the creek. Paramedics treated Marcum for minor injuries, but Eva McGray, a passenger in Marcum's car, was transported to St. Mary's Medical Center.
- More people are on the Hatfield-McCoy Trails in southern West Virginia this year compared with the same time last year. Trail officials estimate ridership is up by more than 2%. Trails Executive Director Jeff Lusk says any future growth will be severely limited by the lack of sufficient lodging. The Hatfield-McCoy Trail System covers more than 500 off road miles. They are Rockhouse, Buffalo Mountain, Bearwallow, Indian Ridge, Little Coal and Pinnacle Creek. By the time the trail system is finished, it could cover more than 2,000 miles.
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