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Jury finds Landis guilty in 2013 fatal DUI wreck

Posted: Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- An Upshur County jury found the man accused of driving under the influence of alcohol in a wreck which killed his girlfriend guilty -- of the lesser included charge, a misdemeanor.
Ronnie Junior Landis, 35, was indicted last year for the October 2013 wreck on Route 151 in which the truck Landis was driving wrecked and the

State barbecue tournament coming to Buckhannon

Modified: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- The sweet aroma of barbecue will hang in the summer air as professional, competitive teams from across the country travel to Buckhannon to celebrate West Virginia Day -- and, for some, to emerge as champions -- during the West Virginia State Barbecue Championship, lovingly referred to as the Almost Heaven Barbecue Bash.
Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque

Going bald for St. Baldrick’s kids

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- Shaving heads to save lives. That's the premise of the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding research to cure childhood cancers. It's also the mission of one Buckhannon resident who doubles as a shavee and a volunteer.
Kris Lanham, a graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School and a commuter student at West Virginia University, began fundraising

Two face attempted murder

Posted: Sunday, Feb 22nd, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- Two men wanted in connection with a shooting in Elkins were apprehended peacefully Wednesday afternoon in Upshur County.
Jimmy Sanchez, 27, and Fransisco Nunez, 26, were arrested at Appalachian Forest Products, according to Sheriff David Coffman.

Flu season winding down

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- West Virginia is one of 26 states currently experiencing high flu-like illness activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but the threat of illness is slowly diminishing nationwide -- and in Upshur County.
At the peak of the season -- during the last week of 2014 -- the CDC reported that more than 40,000 patients

Man who made meth lab avoids jail, gets second chance

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- A man who was arrested after two meth labs were found in his apartment at Valley Green last year was sentenced Wednesday in Upshur County Circuit Court.
Nicholas Burr, 27, of Buckhannon, pleaded guilty to attempting to manufacture a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a felony, in December.

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