Body found in Charleston identified as Falling Waters woman

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Charleston Police Department (CPD) report the investigation into the death of a Falling Waters woman.

The body was found on the Northside of Greenbrier Street approximately twenty yards from the road in Charleston, West Virginia.

The body was found and reported by a work crew back in February.

After the body was taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office DNA identification was made.

The decedent was identified as 31-year-old Tamber Bernelle Johnson of Falling Waters Berkeley County West Virginia.

According to the Panhandle News Network family of Johnson told police that the last they heard she was in Florida and rarely contacted them, so they never reported her missing.

At this time in the investigation authorities do not believe Johnson was the victim of foul play as there was no bruising or broken bones.

Authorities learned just last week that Johnson had a residence in the Dunbar area at one time but was known to be transient.

Authorities only just opened the investigation after learning her identity and are asking anyone with any information about Johnson to call the CPD at 304-348-6480.

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VA. creates the Chronic Absenteeism Task Force

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Governor Youngkin has announced the Chronic Absenteeism Task Force.

This Task Force is a  key in the ALL IN VA plan to accelerate the learning loss recovery by addressing Attendance, Literacy and Learning.

The Task Force is a response to a near doubling of chronic absenteeism in Virginia classrooms.

They will help develop resources and distribute action plans for school divisions to address absenteeism rates across the Commonwealth.

Nearly one in five students are missing over 10% of their school year.

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Public power day is approaching in Front Royal

The Town of Front Royal invites you to come join in celebrating the Front Royal Energy Services on Public Power Day, October 5th.

The Front Royal Energy Services and more than 2000 other utility companies across the county are not for profit and public owned.

This year Front Royal Energy Service is celebrating 129 years of community service.

The public is invited to find out more about the benefits of living in a safe, reliable, and affordable electric community.

This family friendly event will happen from 5 to 8 pm at the Gazebo on Main Street.

Activities include:

  • Electric safety demonstrations
  • Touch-a-truck opportunities
  • Free swag and kid zone
  • Free tree giveaways from the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee and Tree Stewards and more!

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News Maker Bill Long on fighting cancer with Brakes for Breasts

Of course Breast Cancer awareness month starts Sunday October 1.

Both Bill Long’s Auto Care Clinic Front Royal and Kibler’s Auto Care Woodstock will participate in the Brakes for Breasts program to support cancer research.

We spoke to Bill Long about the program in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

Bill tells us how the program works and the groups involved.

He also gives us a little history behind the effort and success that it has had.

Bill also tells us that you not only could save money with brake work by how a percentage of the cost will go towards the research in the fight against cancer.

Click here for Bill’s news maker.

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