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Upshur BOE OKs funding

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Board of Education voted to approve funding for the county’s Extension Service office Tuesday evening. After tabling the request in March, board members voted unanimously to grant a $21,500 request from the West Virginia University Extension Service. This ...

Police led on high-speed chase

ELKINS — Several local law enforcement agencies were involved in a high-speed chase Tuesday evening. According to scanner traffic from the Randolph County 911 Center, the chase began near Georgetown Road and proceeded toward Beverly. Units from the West Virginia State Police, Randolph ...

Miller

Second man charged in alleged burglary

ELKINS — A second man is facing charges for allegedly breaking into a home and stealing nearly $2,500 worth of property. William Douglas Miller, 50, is charged with one felony count of nighttime burglary and one felony count of grand larceny. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional ...

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Man pleads guilty to child neglect

ELKINS — A Harrison County man accused of using an inhalant and passing out behind the wheel of his car with a toddler in the vehicle entered into a plea agreement Friday in Randolph County Circuit Court. Joseph Allen Simmons II, 23, Mount Clare, pleaded guilty to one felony count of ...

Junior woman charged in pickup truck theft

ELKINS — An area woman accused of stealing a pickup truck has been charged through the Randolph County Magistrate Court. Shylo Maranda Jones, 26, of Junior, is charged with one felony count of grand larceny. She is free on a $25,000 cash or surety bond, set by Randolph County Chief ...

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Elkins man accused of cutting off GPS monitoring bracelet

ELKINS — A Randolph County man is behind bars after allegedly cutting off his GPS monitoring bracelet while on parole. David Allen Leary Sr., 51, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of escape by person in custody of an institution or officer and one felony count of grand larceny. ...

Mabie man charged with sexual abuse

ELKINS — A Mabie man has been charged with a felony stemming from allegations that he had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor. Julius Neal Nicholas, 40, is charged with one felony count of sexual abuse by parent, guardian, custodian or person in a position of trust to a child. He ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brooke Binns
New Elkins Police Department Chief Glenn Galloway is sworn in on Monday.

Leadership

ELKINS — Officer safety is a top priority for the new Elkins police chief who was officially sworn in on Monday. Glenn Galloway, who was recently selected as chief of the Elkins Police Department by City Council, took a few moments to speak to the crowd of community members, first ...

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Campbell testifies before Congress

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a three-part series looking into the nation’s current health care dilemma. ELKINS — As Congress bickers over the possible repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, concerns continue to mount throughout the country and in the Mountain State ...

BOE

Randolph BOE explores new program options

ELKINS — Randolph County BOE officials met to discuss the possibility of implementing a program into the high school curriculum that is dedicated to encouraging students to engage in post-secondary education, assisting students in finding quality entry-level jobs and preventing dropouts. ...

Officials seeking information in hit and run, possible homicide

PETERSBURG — The Grant County Sheriff's Department is looking for assistance in an investigation into a hit and run and/or possible homicide. According to a press release from the GCSD, on July 14, while investigating an unrelated incident, officers located the body of Bobby Lee Shoemaker, ...

Woman faces felony child abuse charges

ELKINS — A Beverly woman is facing several felony charges after allegedly striking juveniles in her care. Elizabeth Kay Hawkins, 31, of Beverly, is charged with two felony counts of child abuse resulting in injury and two felony counts of child neglect resulting in injury. She is free on a ...

Mabie woman arrested on sex abuse charges

ELKINS — A Randolph County woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly having inappropriate sexual relations with a 17-year-old. Carrie Yokum, 31, of Mabie, is charged with one felony count of sexual abuse by parent, guardian, custodian or person in a position of trust to a child. She ...

Bond modified in firearm case

ELKINS — Bond was modified for a Randolph County man allegedly found in possession of a firearm as a previously convicted felon. Bond for Christopher David Taylor, 28, of Elkins, was modified from $50,000 cash, surety or property to $25,000 cash or surety. He is charged with one felony ...

Crim

Buckhannon man charged with burglary

ELKINS — A Randolph County man is behind bars after allegedly breaking into an area residence and stealing a cast iron pot. Wayne Edward Crim, 51, of Buckhannon, is charged with one felony count of burglary. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond, ...