6/14 U.S. House looking into routers

Tom’s note: About time we get some action on this preposterous purchase. No outcry from West Virginians so the feds will have to do it again.

U.S. House committee wants inquiry into routers
Eric Eyre, Charleston Gazette
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives asked the inspector general to investigate West Virginia’s use of $24 million in federal stimulus funds to purchase oversized Internet routers. U.S. Reps. Greg Walden of Oregon and John Shimkus of Illinois want Department of Commerce Inspector General Greg Zinser to scrutinize West Virginia’s stimulus spending on the equipment. “We have requested Inspector General Zinser investigate whether taxpayer funds were spent properly and efficiently,” said Debbee Keller, press secretary for the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce …

Ex-GOP candidate charged in Clay shooting
Travis Crum, Charleston Gazette
PROCIOUS, W.Va. — State Police arrested a former Republican candidate for West Virginia Attorney General and the U.S. Senate after he allegedly shot a Clay County man in the leg Wednesday. Hiram Carson Lewis IV, 41, of Morgantown, was charged with malicious wounding and wanton endangerment involving a firearm after shooting Steven Bogart at about 1:30 p.m., according to a criminal complaint filed in Clay County Magistrate Court …