Four people were sentenced by Judge Robert A. Burnside in Raleigh County Circuit Court Friday morning.
Joseph Carl Buzzard, 31, of Naoma, was sentenced to one to 10 years for felony embezzlement and falsifying accounts.
Stephanie Thomas, 40, of Rock Creek, was sentenced to one to three years for attempting to commit a felony.
Her sentenced was suspended while she serves two years probation.
Herbert Howerton Jr., 29, was sentenced to two years for fraud with an access device and one to 10 years for transferring and receiving stolen property, to be served consecutively.
Howerton’s sentence is being suspended while he serves five years probation.
Basil Young Allen II, 27, of Glen Daniel, was sentenced to one to 10 years for entering without breaking and one to 15 years for delivery of oxycodone, to be served concurrently.
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Mac’s Toy fund continuing to prep for 83rd toy distribution
Mac’s Toy Fund is continuing preparations for its 83rd annual toy distribution event.
‘A Christmas Carol’ to debut with Eleanor Scrooge
It’s a long-honored community production that charms audiences each Christmas, but this year on the Tamarack stage, there will be live music and Scrooge’s name will be a little different.
The Beckley Police Department has purchased five new Ford Taurus all-wheel drive police cruisers.
Lead defendant in pill case gets 5-year prison sentence
The lead defendant in a Bluefield pill distribution conspiracy was sentenced Tuesday to five years and 11 months in prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to a federal drug charge.
Four are arrested on methamphetamine charges
Nicholas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested four motorists on methamphetamine-related charges Monday following a traffic stop, Sheriff David Hopkins reported.
Blood drives across region set for remainder of 2013
The holidays bring families and friends together in hopeful times to share in celebrations and special times of giving. For families dealing with a cancer diagnosis or other major illness, their holidays may not be so hopeful.
Calendar — Thursday, December 12, 2013
Video: Students dance as Rosedale school awarded $25,000
Students at Rosedale Elementary danced in celebration Wednesday morning after learning the school won $25,000 as part of the 2013 U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Communities campaign.
Only 20 schools in the nation were chosen as U.S. Cellular’s 2013 champions, and Rosedale squeaked into the top 20 to fill the No. 19 spot.
Mayoral candidates speak up
With the retirement of Emmett Pugh at the end of the month, a new mayor will have to be chosen soon to fill out the rest of his term. Four people have thrown their hat into the ring and each was given the chance Tuesday to share their vision of a better Beckley as part of “West Virginia Speaks: Seven Minutes to a Better Beckley.”
Lawmakers seek funds to combat child sex crimes
A legislative committee said Tuesday it will seek millions of dollars to combat sex crimes against children by hiring 50 new state troopers, which would more than double the size of this year’s class of cadets.
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