Bowen Found Guilty in Child’s Death

A man has been found guilty in the 2018 death of an 8-month-old baby in St. Albans. William Ellis Bowen IV was found guilty, but the jury granted mercy on the charge for failing to supply medical aid to the child. In August, the mother of the child, Chellbie Elaine Hudson, pleaded guilty to child neglect resulting in the death of her daughter. Hudson pleaded guilty as part of a plea deal that dropped an additional neglect charge and she also has to testify against Bowen, her ex-boyfriend. Kanawha County deputies found the child unresponsive and covered in bruises at a home in St. Albans. They said she was taken to a hospital and died. An autopsy found Lillyann Aubriana Hudson suffered head trauma that caused massive internal bleeding. Hudson faces up to 15 years in prison at her October sentencing. Bowen’s sentencing date is pending.

More than 60 people become U.S. citizens

More than sixty people took the Oath of Allegiance to become United States citizens. They took the oath yesterday at the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse in downtown Charleston as part of U.S. Constitution Week.

West Virginia school honoring Miller

Schools across West Virginia are coming together today to honor Alex Miller, the Roane County High School senior who died after collapsing on the football field Friday night. Students and staff will wear maroon today to remember Miller.

150,000 student expected to take part in Opioid Awareness Summit

Walmart is donating 50-thousand-dollars to the Opioid Awareness Summit. More than 150-thousand middle and high students across the state are expected to watch online, or attend the two-day summit at the West Virginia Coliseum in Morgantown and at Marshall University’s Cam Henderson Center.

Manchin calls for permanent funding of miners pensions & health care

Senator Joe Manchin is joining a group of Democratic Senators asking legislators to permanently fund health care and pension benefits for retired coal miners. The American Miners Act would require the Department of Treasury to fund pensions, and extend health care to miner whose employers went bankrupt in 2018.

Cats quarantined in Lawrence County Animal Shelter

The Lawrence County Animal Shelter is quarantining forty cats until they can be re-vaccinated. Two adopted cats died after they were diagnosed with feline panleukopenia virus. Cats in the shelter will be quarantined for two weeks.

Trial begins for man accused in baby’s death

William Bowen IV pleaded not guilty in the 2018 death of an eight-month-old baby in St. Albans. The little girl’s mother, Chellbie Hudson, pleaded guilty in August to child neglect resulting in the death of her daughter. As part of her plea deal she has to testify against Bowen, her ex-boyfriend.

Woman arrested for trying to hit EMT

A woman is under arrest after taking a swing at an EMT. Briana turner told first responders she wanted to go home, became angry and tried to hit the EMT. The she jumped out of the ambulance and ran off. Turner is charged with assault.

State Police continue search for missing Sutton woman

West Virginia State Police conducting their sixth search for a missing Sutton woman. Candice Cochran disappeared nearly four weeks ago. Police focused their search in the rugged area around a parking lot near U.S. 19 in Birch River. A person of interest is in custody.

Shooting Victim Is Identified

Charleston police have released the name of the man who was shot and killed Saturday evening on the West Side. 26-year old Daniel Lymon, also known as PJ Lymon, died after being shot near the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Seventh Street. Charleston Police said the victim was shot inside a moving car he was driving and the shooting caused the car to crash. Police also said another man was inside the car but took off from the scene. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Charleston Police Department at 304-348-8111.