Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

STATE Briefs

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

STATE Briefs

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Man who allegedly fired at apartments is arrested

Kanawha County sheriff's deputies have arrested a St. Albans man who allegedly fired a gun at an apartment complex last week. Brandon Scott Schultz, 31, was arrested Wednesday, the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office announced on Twitter.

Kanawha deputies said last week they had obtained warrants for Schultz on charges of wanton endangerment, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and fleeing on foot.

Police said they believed Schultz fired at Pine Meadows Apartments on Ferrell Road outside St. Albans at about 10 p.m. on Aug. 21. Callers to Kanawha County Metro 911 had said they heard a man firing a gun toward the apartment buildings.

Deputies also were dispatched to the apartments the following day, after people said they saw Schultz with a gun in his hand, according to police.

Schultz allegedly fled on foot when police arrived. Deputies say they found ammunition in the apartment where he has been staying.

Schultz was set to be arraigned Wednesday.

Hepatitis A investigated in Jefferson, Berkeley

State and local health officials are investigating seven cases of Hepatitis A in Berkeley and Jefferson counties linked to a national outbreak involving contaminated strawberries.

According to the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, three of the seven reported cases have been linked to a national outbreak that has affected more than 50 people. The outbreak is associated with Egypt-sourced frozen strawberries used by restaurants in a variety of smoothies, according to Dr. Rahul Gupta, state health officer and commissioner for the Bureau for Public Health.

Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by a highly contagious virus. It is usually transmitted by the fecal-oral route, either through person-to-person contact or consumption of contaminated food or water, but unlike Hepatitis B and C, does not result in chronic illness.

"Not everyone will experience symptoms from a hepatitis A virus infection, Gupta said. "Some people may experience mild flu-like symptoms. Other symptoms of hepatitis A virus infection include yellow eyes or skin, abdominal pain, pale stools or dark urine. …

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