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Police arrest several for drug felonies

Posted: Thursday, Mar 5th, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- The Buckhannon Police Department has arrested several individuals for drug-related offenses in recent days.
Mark Gasper, 50, of Buckhannon, was arrested Monday night for delivery of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, within 1,000 feet of a school, according to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk's office.

Proposal would ban pets at public events

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- In an effort to safeguard pets and people in the area, the Animal Care and Control Commission has recommended council modify the 14-year-old ordinance from which the commission gets its namesake.
Commissioners met last month and made changes regarding breed-specific language, tethering, the complaint process for dangerous dog declaration and pets at public events.

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.

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