Detroit Dealer Arrested by PPD & ATF
Early Saturday morning, Parkersburg Police and the ATF arrested two individuals on drug charges. 37 year old Anthony Shawn Taylor of Michigan and 21 year old Taylor Dawn Kirby of Parkersburg were taken into custody as investigators had knowledge of Taylor’s drug activities. He had just returned from Detroit and was dealing heroin. Officers detected a strong odor of marijuana during a traffic stop. Kirby, who has outstanding warrants, initially gave police a false name. Both suspects failed to post bond and remain in the North Central Regional Jail.
Late Saturday night, first responders in Noble County closed a portion of I-77 for several hours when a truck carrying chocolate milk mix burst into flames. No one was hurt. The driver said the truck blew a tire causing a fire to erupt in the trailer. He detached the trailer, which burned for hours before the clean up could begin early Sunday morning. Firefighters from Caldwell were attending their annual awards dinner when they received the call – and spent the rest of the night fighting the chocolate fire.
Mountain Ink Accepts the Work of WV Writers
Stumptown Publishing is accepting poems, stories and essays for Mountain Ink – a new print literary journal featuring West Virginia writers. The current submission period runs through March 1, 2016. A $50 first place reward will be given for each genre—poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction. For more information look up Mountain Ink on Facebook.
WVAg Accepts Nominations for Hall of Fame
Nominations for induction into the West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame are now being accepted. This honor is bestowed upon those who have lived in West Virginia, had a long association with agriculture, forestry and family life, have made outstanding contributions to those industries and demonstrated the highest standards of leadership. Nomination forms are available from the West Virginia Farm Bureau, the state department of agriculture, and the department of forestry. The deadline for nominations is February 16.