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STATE/NEWS Wednesday, September 18, 2013 [ pirit of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE PA~-wI= AS CHARLESTON -- State highways officials say West Virginia's bridges are safe despite dozens that are in disrepair and at risk of collapse if hit hard enough in the wrong place. An Associated Press review of feder- al records found that 178 West Virginia bridges are classifiedas "fracture crit- ical" and "structurally deficient." Ex- !perts say the combination of red-flag categories is particularly problematic. The federal government requires states to inspect bridges at least every two years, a mandate inspired by the 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge linking Point Pleas- ant to Ohio that killed 46. Department of Transportation spokes- man Brent Walker says inspections are done more frequently if specific prob-. lems or deficiencies are found. CLAY Bridge named for slain troopers: An Interstate 79 bridge near the Clay and Roane county line has been named in honor of two slain West Virginia State Police troopers. Family members of Cpl. Marshall Bailey and Trooper Eric Workman at- tended a dedication ceremony on Thurs- day at the Wallback/Clay exit ramp. Workman and Bailey were shot Aug. -28, 2012, near the interstate exit by . Luke Baber, who pulled a handgun hid- ,den in his pants as he sat in the backseat ()f a cruiser. The Oak Hill man was later killed in a shootout with another offi- cer. L CHARLESTON New election system: West Virgin- ia's Election Commission has certified =a new voting system for use in state ?elections. The commissioners voted unani- i mously Friday to accept the new sys- tem made by Elections Systems & Soft- ware of Omaha, Neb. Secretary of State's Office spokes- man Jake Glance says the system fea- tures new technology that will enable counties to count ballots faster and more accurately. Glance says counties will have the option to purchase the new system. Under state law and the federal Help America Vote Act, voting systems must be tested to verify security and accura- cy at both the federal and state level. A federal commission already has certi- fied the system. Coal emissions: The coal industry is bracing for new federal limits on green- house gas emissions from power plants fired by coal. The rules are expected to emerge by week's end from the U.S. Environmen- tal Protection Agency, according to me- dia reports. The EPA is expected to set carbon dioxide emissions limits for new plants that would effectively prohibit future construction. West Virginia politicians say the new rules support their contention that there is a so-called national war on coal. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin vowed to lead the battle against regulations he calls an overreach by the government. But some see the new rules as a nudge by the EPA to move along development of technology to Capture a big portion of carbon dioxide emissions. Man sentenced in extortion scheme: A California man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for try- ing to extort tens of millions of dollars from a West Virginia coal company ex- ecutive and others. Aspiring actor Vivek Shah of West Hollywood, Calif was sentenced Wednesday in Beckley federal court. He pleaded guilty in May to one count of transferring threatening communica- tions in interstate commerce and seven counts of mailing or sending threaten- ing communications through the mail. The 25-year-old Shah was charged with threatening to kill relatives of Foresight Reserves owner Christopher Cline if he refused to pay $13 million. Other families targeted were those of film producer Harvey Weinstein; Play- tone trdm producer Gary Goetzman; Rel- ativity Media founder Ryan Kavanaugh; oil heiress Dannine Avara; Groupon co- founder Eric Lefkofsky; and Buffalo Sa- bres owner Terry Pegula. WHEELING Fatal beating case sent to grand A~OCIATEDPRE. jury: A grand jury will consider the Engineers have rated the Harlan Springs Road ridge in Berkeley County as cases of two men accused of killing a one of the worst bridges in the country. It is graded 3 on a scale from 0 to Wheeling Jesuit student from Pennsyl- 100. vania. An Ohio County magistrate foundhearing that Figaniak and a friend were components of coal communities: com- probable cause on Thursday to send the walking to campus when they encoun- merce and the company store, religion, cases to the next grand jury, which con- tered Peacock, Chandler and a third domestic work and social pursuits. venes in January. man. The exhibition features historical ar- Tyler Peacock, 22, of Clewiston, tifacts and photographs depicting life Fla and 24-year-old Jarrett Chandler MORGANTOWN at the coal camps that sprang up across of Winnfield, La are accused, of killing New museum exhibit: A new exhi-Appalachia from the late 19th to the 21 -year-oldKevin Figaniak of Perkasie, bit]on at a West Virginia University mu- mid-20th centuries. Pa. Prosecutors say Figaniak was beat- seum explores the lives of miners and The exhibition will be on view en during an argument on Aug. 31 and their families in the old coal camps of through July at the Royce J. and Caro- died from his injuries the next day. Appalachia. line B. Watts Museum. Wheeling police detective Daniel "Outside the Mine: Daily Life in a -- Compiled with information Holmes testified during Thursday's Coal Company Camp" focuses on four from the Associated Press PO[IC[ CHARLES TOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT " Sept. 8 , 1:05 a.m. East Washington Street, ; suSpicious person, citation issued for . urinatrng in public 2:20 a.m. Keyes Ferry Road, assist " W.Va. State Police (crowd control), assistance rendered 11:15 a.m.U.S. 340, motorist assist, assistance rendered .7:03 p.m. Park Street, disturbance, advised of options - Sept. 9 "12:50 a.m.U.S. 340, assist sheriffs i, office (traffic stop), assistance ren- dered '8:30 a.m. West Washington Street, fraudulent schemes, report taken/ warrant pending 11:15 a.m. West Washington Street, disturbance, advised of options i1:35 a.m. North Mildred Street, fu- "natal detail, traffic control provided i, 11:45 a.m. West Washington Street, disturbance, advised of options 12:10 p.m. Jefferson Memorial Park, petit larceny, report taken 5:54 p.m. Somerset Boulevard, traf- fic stop, arrest made (third offense DUI) 9 p.m. West Academy Street, distur- bance, advised of options 10:52 p.m. East Washington Street, disturbance, arrest made (filing false police report and obstructing) 10:52 p.m. East Washington Street, narcotics complaint, citations issued for possession of marijuana Sept. 10 9:28 a.m.U.S. 340, motorist assist, assistance rendered 11:52 a.m. East Washington Street, assist sheriff's office (hold up alarm), assistance rendered 12:35 p.m. Colston Road, aban- doned vehicle, tires chalked 12:40 p.m. Crescent Drive, stolen vehicle recovery, vehicle towed 12:45 p.m. Crescent Drive, aban- doned vehicle, tow sticker issued 2:23, p.m.U.S. 340, traffic stop, ar- rest made (obstructing and driving revoked for DUI) 6:30 p.m. East 1st Avenue, distur- bance, advised of options 8:53 p.m. West Congress Street, dis- turbance, advised of options 10:10 p.ml East Washington Street, assist sheriffs office (suspicious per- son), as:sistance rendered 11:12 p.m. West Washington Street, welfare check, citation issued for public intoxication Sept. 11 10:20 a.m. West Liberty Street, war- rant service, arrest made (failure to appear) 11:30 a.m. North Preston Street, an- imal complaint, animal deceased/ proper authorities notified 1:04 p.m. Calmes Street, abandoned vehicle, tow sticker issued 1:52 p.m. South Lawrence Street, wild animal complaint, area checked/ unable to locate 3 p.m. South Samuel Street, aban- doned vehicle, tow sticker issued 3:28 p.m. South Lawrence Street, wild animal complaint, animal de- ceased/removed by animal control 3:42 p.m. West Washington Street, disturbance, advised of options 5:14 p.m. North Mildred Street- Ranson, assist Ranson Police De- partment (attempted robbery), assis- tance rendered 5:21 p.m. Evitts Run Park, petit lar- ceny, report taken 7:30 p.m. West Washington Street, vehicle crash, report taken 8 p.m. West Washington Street, dis- turbance, advised of options kll PANDORA UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS 8064 Winchester Ave * Inwood, WV 25428 304.229.8080 bechdeljewelers.com Free PANDORA Bracelet with $100 purchase of PANDORA Jewelry.* Event Hours: Thurs, Sat & Mon 10-6 * Friday 10-8 (~'- .~. 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No. 7,007,507) O Pandora PANDORA.NET 8:50 p.m. West Washington Street, assist ABCA (alcohol sting), citation issued for selling alcohol to a minor Sept. 12 8:10 a.m. West Washington Street, vehicle crash, report taken 9:20 a.m. North George Street, de- struction of property, report taken 12:25 p.m.U.S. 340,'motorist assist, assistance rendered 3:50 p.m. Holmes Way, welfare check, contact made 6 p.m. East Washington Street, as- sist ABCA (alcohol sting), citation is- sued for selling alcohol to a minor 8 p.m. Bumlead Road, welfare check contact made 9:15 p.m. North Seminary Street, as- sist Harndon Police Department (at- tempt to locate), negative contact 9:27 p.m. West Washington Street, disturbance, advised of options Sept. 13 12:30 a.m. Currie Road -- Ranson, assist Ranson Police Department (disturbance), assistance rendered 1 a.m. High Street, commercial alarm, building secure 5:10 a.m. West Washington Street, traffic stop, arrest made (driving re- voked and failure to appear) 12:30 p.m. Mordington Avenue, traf- fic stop, arrest made (driving revoked for DUI and failure to appear) 1:25 p.m. South Seminary Street, suspicious vehicle, area checked/ unable to locate 1:35 p.m. North West Street, vehicle crash, report taken 2:30 p.m. South Samuel Street, con- of property, report taken/juvenile peti- tributing to the delinquency of a mi- fion filed nor, report taken/warrant pending 9:04 p.m. East Liberty Street, animal 7:30 p.m. Flowing Springs Road, as- complaint, advised of options sist W.Va. State Police (child endan- germent), assistance rendered JEFFERSON COUNTY 7:40 p.m.U.S. 340, vehicle crash, re- SHERIFF'S OFFICE port taken 8:40 p.m.U.S. 340, vehicle crash, Sept. 9 area checked/unable to locate 12:12 p.m.W.Va. 45, traffic accident, report taken Sept. 14 I p.m. Patrick Henry Way, grand lar- 4:15 a.m. Augustine Avenue, assist cony, arrest fire department (fire alarm), assistance 5:52 p.m. Shepherdstown Pike, DUll rendered failure to maintain control, arrest 4:30 a.m. Patrick Henry Way, assist 6:08 p.m. Shepherdstown Pike, traf- W.Va. State Police (disturbance), as- tic accident, report taken sistance rendered 9 p.m. Winona Circle, petit larceny/ 7:06 a.m. South Samuel Street- transferring stolen goods, report tak- Ranson, assist Ranson Police Depart- en ment (suspicious Activity), assistance rendered Sept. 10 9 a.m. Payne Street, barking dog, area 1:25 a.m. Silverwood Drive, petit lar- checked/unfounded cony, report taken 9:50 a.m. Willow Springs Ddve, war- 6:28 a.m. Leetown Road, burglary, rant service, arrest made (failure to ap- report taken pear) 3:40 p.m. Riner Cliff Ddve, sexual 10:29 a.m. East Washington Street, assault- 1st, report taken vehicle crash (private property), infer- 3:45 p.m. Locust Lane, computer mat]on exchanged threats, report taken 11:19 a.m. South George Street, com- 4 p.m. E Washington Street, attempt- mercial alarm, building secure ed false pretense, report taken 2:15 p.m. West 4th Avenue -- Ran- 4 p.m. Jefferson Avenue, traffic acci- son, assist W.Va. State Police (warrant dent, report taken service), assistance rendered 5:03 p.m. Hawthorne Dale Road, pe- 5:20 p.m. Martin LutherKing Jr. Boule- tit larceny, report taken vard, disturbance, advised of options 6:15 p.m. Athletic Way -- Ranson, as- Sept. 11 sistRanson Police Department(distur- 9 a.m. Blue Ridge Road, breaking bance), assistance rendered and entering -- auto/petit larceny, 6:50 p.m. Evitts Run Park; destruction report taken 4:09 p.m. County Route 230, traffic accident, report taken 5:32 p.m.W.Va. 9, traffic accident, report taken 10:45 p.m. Flowing Springs Road, DUI under 21/driving suspended/ex- pired registration, arrest Family Law DUI Divorce ARNOLD & BAILEY Gregory A. Bailey S. 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