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DECISION MAKERS: Bray discusses the Mingo County controversy, road tolls and a pastor asked to resign after letting police use the church bus

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  • Alleged robbery leaves bartender scarred for life

    Alleged robbery leaves bartender scarred for life

    Alleged robbery leaves bartender scarred for life

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:18:38 GMT
    In Summers Countythe Lilly Pad Bar in Hilldale was taken by surprise over the weekend.According to reports, two men allegedly walked into the bar with knives demanding money. Around 1:00AM on Sundaythere were only two people in the entire bar, the bartender and a customer.Two men allegedly came in armed with knives. and tied up the customer and cut his hand.After that, deputies say the robbers took 7-8 thousand dollars from the bar.While this was going on, the bartender says she was cut acros...
    In Summers Countythe Lilly Pad Bar in Hilldale was taken by surprise over the weekend.According to reports, two men allegedly walked into the bar with knives demanding money. Around 1:00AM on Sundaythere were only two people in the entire bar, the bartender and a customer.Two men allegedly came in armed with knives. and tied up the customer and cut his hand.After that, deputies say the robbers took 7-8 thousand dollars from the bar.While this was going on, the bartender says she was cut acros...
  • Will parking be an issue for Saints fans as the State Fair of West Virginia comes to town?

    Will parking be an issue for Saints fans as the State Fair of West Virginia comes to town?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:29:53 GMT
    Local New Orleans Saints fans continue to watch and enjoy their beloved team as they continue to practice in our area. But as the State Fair of West Virginia grows closer and closer, some are concerned if parking will soon be an issue.
    Local New Orleans Saints fans continue to watch and enjoy their beloved team as they continue to practice in our area. But as the State Fair of West Virginia grows closer and closer, some are concerned if parking will soon be an issue.
  • Lane closure planned to repair East River Mountain Tunnel

    Lane closure planned to repair East River Mountain Tunnel

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:21:20 GMT
    Starting on Tuesday, July 29, the northbound lanes of Interstate-77 through the East River Mountain tunnel will be closed.  The lanes are being closed to allow crews to repair the tunnel after a fire that happened over the weekend.
    Starting on Tuesday, July 29, the northbound lanes of Interstate-77 through the East River Mountain tunnel will be closed.  The lanes are being closed to allow crews to repair the tunnel after a fire that happened over the weekend.

On this week's edition of Decision Maker's Bray hosts Shania Ammons, a friend of Skylar Neese and Sheila Eddy.  Ammons discusses how the past year has been dealing with the death of one friend and the accusation that her other friend killed her. 

Bray sits down with Chris Wilkinson, mayor of Hamlin, WV.  Wilkinson also serves as Chief of Police for Hamlin and was the pastor of the Morning Star Community Church until a controversy over the use of his church's bus during a drug bust led to his resignation as pastor. 

Karen Gorrell, Ravenswood Century Aluminum retirees' spokesperson, talks with Bray about the retirees' fight with Century Aluminum.  She describes the history behind the plant's closing and how the employees were treated.

Director of the Consumer Advocate Division of the Public Service Commission, Byron Harris, talks with Bray about his service as director.  Director Harris also talks with Bray about Fellman Productions seeking special electric rates.

Sen. Bill Cole (R-Mercer) stops by to talk about the proposal to raise tolls on West Virginia roads.  Sen. Cole speaks about prevailing wage and potential areas for cost cutting.

West Virginia Media Political Editor, Ann Ali and Bray speak the controversy in Mingo County, WV and about Natalie Tennant announcing her run for Senate.