West Virginia News

Monday, September 23, 2019

Weirton Traffic Commission discusses downtown intersections following recent structure fire

The Weirton Traffic Commission is recommending the extension of yellow “no parking” areas at several intersections in the city’s downtown following a recent structure fire. The requests, focusing on five intersections along Orchard Street, had been forwarded to the commission by Ward 4 Councilman George Ash. Fire Chief Jerry Shumate explained his department recently had responded to a structure fire at 3725 West St. Extension. The layout of the streets and current parking regulations make it difficult for fire trucks to navigate through the area. “We cannot get a fire truck from one end to the other,” Shumate said. Shumate said he and Ash had discussed the issue, and felt extending the no parking zones at the selected intersections would assist in providing access.
Weirton Daily Times

Governor Jim Justice issues statewide ban on all outdoor burning

Governor Jim Justice announced Friday Afternoon that all outdoor burning will be prohibited within the state of West Virginia. The release stated that ban is to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires due to drought. The ban, which is necessary because of drought conditions and reduced water supply levels in some communities, will be in effect until conditions improve. The Governor’s ban makes it unlawful for any person in the state to engage in outdoor burning, including fires built for camping, the burning of debris, or warming, according to the release. The release said that the Governor has instructed the Division of Forestry to enact a forest fire readiness plan and to enforce the ban on burning as outlined in W.Va. Code §20-1-1.
WBOY-TV Clarksburg

Friday, September 20, 2019

Woman injured after being hit by a vehicle in Wayne County

A woman was injured after being hit by a vehicle early Friday. It happened around 4 Friday morning along Route 37, between Fort Gay and Wayne. Wayne County dispatchers say the woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. It is unclear if any charges have been filed in the incident. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation. Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest information.
WSAZ 3 News

West Virginia teen charged with killing two people in a fire

A teenager has been charged with killing two people in a fire. Madison Wine was originally arrested as a juvenile after a fire killed two people in Davesville, West Virginia, last May. She is now being charged as an adult. The charges against Madison Wine, who was 16 at the time of the fire, were revealed in an indictment unsealed Thursday afternoon in Wood County circuit court in Parkersburg, West Virginia. She is also charged with single counts of attempted murder, first-degree arson, and cruelty to animals. Robert Taylor, 58, and Charloette Taylor, 52, died in the fire on May 5th. The fire also injured a 6-year-old girl, who authorities said was treated at the West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh.

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