Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

STATE Briefs

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

STATE Briefs

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DAVs mobile office to make stops this month

The nonprofit Disabled American Veterans offers help to veterans concerning benefits and services through its DAV Mobile Service Office. The free mobile office will make stops at the following places to provide counseling and claim filing assistance:

Aug. 24: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sutton VA Outpatient Clinic, 93 Skidmore Lane

Aug. 25: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Charleston VA Outpatient Clinic, 104 Alex Lane

Aug. 26: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., WorkForce Career Center, Putnam Village Shopping Center, Teays Valley

Aug. 27: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Golden Corral, 5177 U.S. 60 East, Huntington

Aug. 28: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Huntington VA Medical Center, 1540 Spring Valley Drive

For more information, call William Cochran at 304-399-9350.

Chuck Yeager among W.Va. Aviation Hall of Fame inductees

DANIELS - Record-setting test pilot Chuck Yeager and former astronaut Jon McBride are among eight people inducted into the West Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame.

The other inductees are former U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, Kemp McLaughlin, Irene Crum, Bill Pancake, Donald Judy and Angelo Koukoulis.

News outlets reported that the induction ceremony was held Monday night at The Resort at Glade Springs during the West Virginia Airport Managers Association's annual conference.

Yeager became the first person to break the sound barrier, in 1947.

McBride was the lead chase pilot for the maiden voyage of the Columbia space shuttle and was the pilot of the Challenger space shuttle during an eight-day mission in October 1984.

Court lets brutality suit vs. Sophia officer go on

BECKLEY - A federal judge has dismissed charges against the town of Sophia in a police brutality lawsuit, but allowed a lawsuit seeking punitive damages to proceed against the patrolman accused of beating and kicking a handcuffed man.

The Register-Herald reported that U.S. District Court Judge Irene Berger dismissed numerous charges last week against Sophia and its police department. Burger ruled that the town and police department cannot be sued because they are legal entities.

Burger also said that such immunity doesn't apply to employees, including Sophia Patrolman Zach Issa. …

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