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Still fuming over the House's passage of pro-gun rights bill, HB2760, Charleston Mayor, Danny Jones announced startling changes for the city's police force. Starting next month, city police will no longer carry sidearms.
A bill before the West Virginia Legislature attempts a pre-emptive strike against all Ohio drivers by suing them for emotional distress, property damage and “just being a real dumb-ass” – before the motorists ever cross state lines.
Salwa Amin, a star of MTV's Buckwild, was arrested for possession of drugs with an intent to deliver after she was found hiding in a shed with two other people outside of a home in Summersville, West Virginia. Now, the star is claiming she was set up by Sen. Joe Manchin.
"As the nation goes so goes West Virginia" so they say, and the nation is talking about Gun Control. Here are three of the biggest Gun Control stories in West Virginia this week, in case you missed them. Bray Cary v. Keith Morgan, The REAL Reason Rockefeller isn't seeking reelection, and WV Colleges Banning Weapons.
RIPLEY- Is it a case of over-zealous law enforcement personnel or is a new and over-reaching legal mandate on the horizon? Ripley residents claim authorities have swept through the area in an effort to collect firearms.
Things are heating up around Sissonville. First, news broke that MTV's next 'Jersey Shore' was being filmed in Sissonville with local youths, then everything exploded, literally! But are the two connected? Authorities are looking into it the possibility.
BECKLEY- What was believed to be a hastily made Halloween-themed snowman built over-night in the park, has turned out to be the scene of a gruesome crime in North Beckley.
LINCOLN COUNTY- WV State Police are looking for suspects that have been vandalizing cemeteries in several WVa counties. Vandals are reportedly placing political stickers on tombstones that read, "I AM DEAD AND I VOTE". The stickers also have the tag line, "Paid for by the 2012 West Virginia Democrat Zombie Coalition." Police also reported finding a few Obama 2012 stickers.