CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Legislature has voted to grant teachers a $1,000 across-the-board pay increase and 2 percent raises for service personnel. The Senate approved House raise amounts yesterday and the bill now goes to the governor to be signed.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia Habitat for Humanity is celebrating the construction of its 700th home in the state. The organization reached the milestone with a house built in Morgantown for Tara Davis and her two daughters. The house was dedicated yesterday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Legislation to regulate and improve the training of nurses who collect forensic evidence in sexual assault cases was passed by West Virginia Legislature. The Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Commission would regulate Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, or registered nurses who are trained to care for sexual assault victims at the county and state levels. The bill passed yesterday.
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - A man convicted of fatally stabbing a Beckley dancer will spend the rest of his life in prison. A Raleigh County jury deliberated less than 40 minutes before finding 33-year-old Jeremy Lambert of first-degree murder. The jury recommended life without mercy, meaning Lambert has no chance for parole. Lambert was sentenced Friday in Raleigh County Circuit Court.
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