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  1. Community remembers Fayette County CSX train derailment 2 years laterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | West Virginia Metro

    "I heard the explosions," Smithers Mayor Thomas Skaggs recalled two years after a CSX train derailed and released thousands of gallons of Bakken crude oil into the Mount Carbon community. On Feb. 16, 2015, hundreds of residents had to be evacuated after 27 tanker cars went off the track along state Route 61 and the Kanawha River, causing multiple explosions and fires.

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  2. Community backs plan to repurpose WVU Tech in MontgomeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 15 | West Virginia Metro

    ... "These students will be required and they will be paid to work in the communities. It's not just Montgomery or Smithers, Gauley Bridge or Pratt. This is going to be a regional school," Ingram explained. Smithers Mayor Thomas Skaggs said he's ...

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  3. MacDonald, Emaus claim Nor-Am titlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | Prince George Citizen

    ... field of 21 entrants. Ireland crossed the line ahead of Erik Sparkowski of Glastonbury, Conn., Jason Oliemans of Smithers, and Prince George's own Gavin Rowell, who was ninth overall on Friday. "It was a pretty good weekend - I made small finals and ...

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  4. Big budget cuts require efficiencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2017 | Martinsburg Journal

    ... on Monday, revealed a few days ago that he has picked Cahill to head the State Police. He will replace Col. Jay Smithers. Cahill appears to have just the right mix of experience to handle the job. He spent 23 years in the State?Police, rising to ...

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  5. Fatal fire in Fayette County under investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    ... rminations as to the exact cause of this fire," Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley said. Firefighters from Boomer, Smithers, Montgomery, and Gauley Bridge responded to a house fire in Boomer just before midnight, Thursday evening.

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  6. Cahill brings fresh set of eyes to issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 | The Inter-Mountain

    ... on Monday, revealed a few days ago that he has picked Cahill to head the State Police. He will replace Col. Jay Smithers. Cahill appears to have just the right mix of experience to handle the job. He spent 23 years in the Statea SPolice, rising to ...

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  7. A trooper's superintendentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    ... improve and to let them know those are the guys who make us look good." Cahill will take the reins from Colonel Jay Smithers who retired from the position at the end of 2016. Cahill was just reelected to his second term as Greenbrier County Sheriff ...

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  8. Justice selects Cahill as State Police SuperintendentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    ... education and was an adjunct professor for 10 years at New River Community and Technical College. His predecessor, Smithers, had served as State Police superintendent since being appointed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on March 16, 2011. We are West ...

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  9. 2016 Highlights: January - MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2016 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    ... Senior Secondary's two one-act plays bring home six awards from the Northwest Zone High School Drama Festival in Smithers. Dominick Koncek and Mikala Snyder win awards for acting in a supporting role in Sorry, Wrong Number, directed by Graham ...

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  10. Wanted Man Last Seen in Fayette CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 | WOAY

    Michael Wayne Palmer is wanted for skipping bail after an original charge of armed robbery. His last known location was the Danese or Smithers area of Fayette County.

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  11. Jay Smithers retiring as State Police superintendentRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    Smithers has served as State Police superintendent since being appointed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on March 16, 2011. He has more than 40 years of law enforcement experience in West Virginia.

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  12. 46 amRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2016 | Coal Valley News

    ... uing to provide professional law enforcement services, just as we always have since 1919." said Colonel C. R. "Jay" Smithers

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  13. State Police Closing Hundred DetachmentRead the original story

    Nov 21, 2016 | Tyler Star News

    "The West Virginia State Police realizes that the citizens of West Virginia hold us in high esteem and enjoy having detachments in close proximity; however, it is not economically feasible in today's climate to maintain a physical detachment in each community across our state," said Colonel C.R. "Jay" Smithers, state police, said in a statement issued Tuesday.

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  14. W.Va. AG Teams With State Police To Expedite Drug Offender ProsecutionRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2016 | Huntington News

    West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and State Police Col. Jay Smithers announced funding Friday to accelerate the prosecution of drug offenders by providing much-needed resources to reduce the state Forensic Laboratory's backlog of drug identification tests.

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  15. Morrisey, state police announce funding to reduce drug testing backlogRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    ... backlog and save counties millions of dollars in annual jail costs by expediting criminal trials. "I commend Col. Smithers' eagerness to join forces in this fight against our common enemy - drug addiction and abuse," Morrisey said in the release. ...

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  16. NRJ inmate accused of murdering cellmateRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Herald Star Online

    ... Jordan was convicted in 2011 on charges of second-degree arson for setting multiple fires before he was arrested in Smithers, W.Va. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison. Simpkins was convicted of third-degree sexual assault in May 2015 out of ...

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  17. Tug Valley keeps playoff hopes aliveRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2016 | Williamson Daily News Online

    The Tug Valley Panthers kept their Class A playoff hopes alive with a 30-6 road win over Valley of Fayette Saturday afternoon at Smithers, W.Va.

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  18. State police to carry medical kits to treat gunshot, stab woundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    ... greatly increasing the odds of them returning home safely to their families," State Police Superintendent Col. Jay Smithers told reporters. Smithers said, sometimes, troopers are in remote areas of the state and can't get to a hospital in time. ...

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  19. State school board approves Fayette planRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    ... doesn't make any sense," he told MetroNews. The new plan misrepresents the entire county, Nunley said. He lives in Smithers where parents and community members haven't "had their voices heard." He's calling for meetings with more public input. "I ...

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  20. Smithers man accused of killing wife with shovelRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2016 | The Hastings Tribune

    Authorities say a Smithers man killed his wife after hitting her with what appeared to be the handle of a shovel during an argument.

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