Saturday, June 25, 2011
EKB Capsule News...West Virginia...6-26-'11
- West Virginia State Police in Mingo County have arrested Cristy Chafin, 26, and her boyfriend James Simpson, 44, and charged them with child neglect causing death. Authorities say Chafin's 2 year old son died after being rushed to Logan Regional Hospital Friday. A hospital employee notified police that the boy's death seemed suspicious. Chafin and Simpson were both taken to Southwestern Regional Jail. Chafin is being held without bond. Simpson's bond was set at $500,000.
- Nitro Police arrested Robert Foster II and charged him with wanton endangerment Friday evening after he allegedly broke into several cars, stole a gun and shot at an owner of one of the cars that followed and confronted him on First Avenue South. One of the shots hit a house, police say, but no one was injured.
- Brian William Pauley, 31, of St. Albans, is facing charges of impersonating a police officer after he allegedly rented a hotel room at the Charleston Marriott using the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office name. Police say hotel officials called the sheriff's department after Pauley rented the room for two nights. Hotel workers found Pauley to be suspicious and decided to confirm whether the room was legitimately being used for the sheriff's office. Pauley was arrested and charged with defrauding an innkeeper and impersonating a police officer.
- The union representing the bus drivers and mechanics at KRT has agreed to keep working under the terms of the current contract after its expires June 30th. The two sides are continuing their negotiations on a new deal. KRT Assistant General Manager Doug Hartley says another session will likely take place the week of July 18th. There is a no strike clause in the current agreement. The union represents 130 of KRT's drivers, mechanics and bus cleaners. The current contract is for four years but the new deal will be for two years. Issues being discussed include pay, benefits and work rules.
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