The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

May 20, 2013

W.Va. news briefs

The Associated Press

Limb kills city worker; death being investigated

MOUNDSVILLE (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Moundsville city sanitation worker who was hit by a falling tree limb.

Moundsville police told media outlets that a garbage truck brushed the limb, causing it to break loose and hit the worker. He suffered head injuries and was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Police said the limb had been damaged by recent storms.

The worker wasn’t identified.

The accident occurred Friday.


School board cancels meeting on vandalism

WAYNE (AP) — The Wayne County Board of Education has canceled a special meeting that was set to consider whether to pursue charges in the vandalism of a high school.

Board members had planned to meet today to discuss the vandalism that occurred Thursday night at Wayne High School.

State Police said windows were broken and deer carcasses were smeared in several rooms. As many as 20 seniors are suspected of being involved.

School board president JoAnn Hurley told The Herald-Dispatch that the investigation likely won’t be completed and reviewed by school administrators before the special meeting was to be held.

Hurley said the criminal investigation likely will be considered at a regularly scheduled meeting.


Canaan Valley Resort to offer clay target shooting

DAVIS (AP) — A shooting facility for clay targets is opening at Canaan Valley Resort State Park.

A ribbon cutting for the facility was set for Friday at the Tucker County resort. It is scheduled to open to the public May 25.

The facility includes five stands and a clay-target field. Shotguns are used to fire five rounds from each shooting position. Clay targets can be launched at a variety of angles and heights.

Users must be at least 16 years old to participate and no hunting license is required. All shooting will be done under the watch of a range supervisor.

The cost is $25, or $10 for those who bring their own firearm and shells.

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