HURRICANE, W.Va. (AP) - The National Weather Service says a storm that destroyed two mobile homes and injured two people in Teays Valley was a microburst. The storm that hit about 3:30 yesterday afternoon had estimated wind speeds between 70 and 80 miles per hour.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia State Police trooper faces charges of obtaining leave pay for military training that he didn't attend. Twenty-5-year-old Johnathan Brand is accused of submitting leave requests to attend military training when he no longer was a member of the U.S. Army Reserve.
SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - A man charged with killing two adults and two children in Nicholas County is scheduled to stand trial in August. James Roy Belknap is being held without bond in the Central Regional Jail on four counts of first-degree murder. A criminal complaint says the shootings occurred over a drug debt.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A commission studying West Virginia's highway system is proposing tax and fee increases to raise millions of dollars for maintenance and repairs. The proposals include increasing the sales tax, increasing vehicle registration and title fees, and raising the cigarette tax. Six public hearings will be held around the state on the proposals.
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