“They both have guns!”
Made by Sarah Sanders to 911 dispatchers on June 26, 2010, this statement is one of several uncontested facts in the case of William Michael Horton Jr.
“They” were two masked men — later identified as Shaquille Lewis, then 16, and the late John Cottingham — who broke into her home at 319 Quarry Ave. early that morning. They demanded drugs and money, and when she could not come up with them, beat her with a gun and dragged her at gunpoint to a neighbor’s house across the street who had the items.
It is also uncontested, said Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Jeffrey Freeman, that there were two separate robberies and burglaries.
‘He did not burgle; he did not rob,’ says Horton defense attorney
“They both have guns!”
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New bookmobile available for ‘substantial customer base’
Residents in Marion County may have noticed a new vehicle on the roads driving from town to town.
French programs to be cut at FSU
Due to declining enrollments, the Fairmont State University Board of Governors voted unanimously at Thursday’s board meeting to eliminate two programs of study.
Girls on the Run to have county presence
Girls on the Run, a program that strives to teach young girls lessons about life values through running, will have a presence in Marion County beginning February 2014.
WVU students get involved with mine rescue teams
A group of students at West Virginia University is going beyond the classroom to focus on the importance of mine rescue teams.
Manchin backs budget agreement
Sen. Joe Manchin stated Wednesday that he will be voting in favor of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 when it reaches the U.S. Senate, which could be as early as the weekend.
‘We need help’ to stop home burglaries
“We need help.”
A delegation of concerned citizens told this to the Marion County Commission at its quarterly Wednesday night meeting for help with the string of home burglaries taking place around the city and county.
Farmington Christmas parade scheduled Friday
Community members are invited to come enjoy Farmington’s holiday celebration, called “Christmas in the Heart of Marion County.”
E-filing brings W.Va. court system ‘into the 21st century’
Marion County made history Tuesday when the first lawsuit was filed on West Virginia’s new e-filing system by a Fairmont attorney.
“It’s like walking on the moon,” said West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Benjamin. “This is a tremendous advance forward. It will only get better.”
Fairmont leaders eye home rule priorities
Fairmont City Council members met during a work session Tuesday to discuss the city’s plans to submit an application to be included in a home rule pilot program.
The program has been in place since 2007 and has allowed four West Virginia cities — Charleston, Huntington, Bridgeport and Wheeling — to set up their own system of governing without receiving a charter from the state.
Industry experts attend forum to discuss country’s energy needs
Energy has an impact on everyone’s lives, said U.S. Congressman David McKinley, R-W.Va.
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