3 volunteer firefighters charged with arson in WV

RHODELL — Authorities in Raleigh County have charged three volunteer firefighters with first-degree arson and conspiracy.

News outlets report Rhodell volunteer firefighters 39-year-old Matthew Allen Meadows, 19-year-old Alexia Brieane Shrewsbury, 18-year-old Dennis Wade Wilson were arrested Wednesday. A state fire marshal’s statement says the charges are related to a July structure fire in Rhodell and stem from an investigation into multiple fires over several months.

Two juveniles have also been charged. The investigation remains ongoing. Authorities didn’t immediately release further detail. It’s unclear if Meadows, Shrewsbury and Wilson have lawyers.

— The Associated Press

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Funerals for Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Ball, Sherman - 2 p.m., Spencer Chapel United Methodist Church.

Clay, Karen - Noon, Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Clonch, Daniel - 1 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Harvey, Joseph - 11 a.m., Donel C. Kinnard State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

McClung, L. Bruce - Noon, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Charleston.

Mills, Ambra - 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Pitsenbarger, Cindy - 7 p.m., Solid Rock Worship Center, Oak Hill.

Sowards, Teresa - 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Stilwell, Jason - 3 p.m., Strange Creek Cemetery, Strange Creek.

Vacheresse, Robert - 12:30 p.m., procession to leave Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.

Vaughan, Darlene - 10 a.m., Cross Lanes Baptist Church, Cross Lanes.