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Convicted sex offender sentenced to prison for failing to update registration

Charles Abrams, Jr. will spend one year and one day in jail

WVU riot costs add up

Bill to Morgantown totals over $45,000

Harrison County quadruple homicide trial postponed

Sidney Muller is now scheduled to stand trial begining April 13th

Tomblin and Manchin close out Governor's Energy Summit at Stonewall Jackson Resort

The two spoke before energy industry leaders Friday

Former Harrison County Process Server sentenced for federal drug crimes

Jason Marple will spend 81 months in prison

Candidates for 51st district continue to make their positions known

Williams and Kurcaba guests on Morgantown AM.

Harrison County Child Advocacy Center set to move operations to larger facility

With the help of funding from the county commission, the is planned for next week

Three students expelled from WVU

President Gordon Gee says students will be held accountable for behavior following WVU-Baylor football game.

FCI Gilmer inmates sentenced to addition prison time

Antonio Whitehead and Brian Carnegie will serve an additional six months in prison after being caught with heroin

State Police identifies victims in fatal crash near Philippi

The three victims died as a result of a crash with a fire engine

Former assistant fire chief in Pennsboro arrested on sexual assault charges

James Robinson is alleged to have had sex with a minor multiple times while serving with the VFD

Federal inmate charged with witness tampering

Tobias Bennett encouraged two potential witnesses not to testify at a fellow inmate's court hearing

Harrison SCAD unit makes large heroin bust

Fifty-two and a half bricks --just over 2,600 doses-- of heroin were prevented from reaching the streets

Morgantown man charged with drug trafficking

Faces up to 45 years in prison.

WVU students arrested & cited in riots

Fourteen of the 18 people arrested or cited so far are WVU students. 

House candidates try to set themselves apart

Candidates visit Morgantown AM.

Polls open across the state

The 10-day early voting period began Wednesday. 

WVU addresses Morgantown City Council

Says University must accept full responsibility for riotous behavior following football game.

Salem votes down proposed road fee

Council did not want to move forward with the $4 fee for residents

Lewis County man sentenced in federal court for illegal acquisition of painkillers

Shane Brantley is a codefendant of Dr. Edita Milan

Hazelton inmates sentenced for assaults on fellow inmate and guard

John Pinke and Edward Crow recieved their addition prision time Tuesday

Fire destroys home on Grant Ave.

No injuries reported.

High Court hears arguments in Randolph County Courthouse sex controversy

Judge Wilfong's attorney: She was seduced and should only be suspended for 60 days 

Gee says its time to take back university

Explusions are coming for students involved in weekend riots.

FCI Morgantown inmates sentenced to addition time for possession of contraband

James Robinson will serve four more months while Dominick Jordan will serve three more months

Utilities say regulatory process is burdensome

MUB General Manager Tim Ball testified to lawmakers that the PSC can often hamper projects. 

Buckhannon man sentenced to prison for harboring a fugitive

Dustin Moore will spend four months in prison

Shinnston man enters guilty plea for involvement in infant son's death

Clovis McCoy is scheduled to be sentenced on December 8

Investigators using social media to identify those responsible for WVU riots

University and community officals met Monday to discuss how to identify and punish suspects

Police make arrest in connection to Fairmont burglary

Walter Smith was taken in by Fairmont Police

Taylor County accident claims life

An unmanned vehicle ran over a pedestrian

Probable cause hearing delayed for Harrison Magistrate

Mark Gorby will now appear in court on October 29

State studying new road funding mechanism

A proposal could give county commissions more control and the ability to impose tax. 

DUI stop leads to drug bust near Anmoore

Cirk Friend's vehicle contained various drugs and over $10,000 in cash

DHHR working plan to increase pay at psychiatric hospitals

Employees at William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital in Weston and Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital in Huntington could soon reap the benefits

Riots follow WVU victory

Police use pepper spray on crowds 

New CENTRA board completes leadership overhaul

The interim general manager position was eliminated

Three-judge panel appointed to hear case of Clarksburg city council member's removal

Three Clarksburg council members requested the panel as part of a suit against Zeke Lopez

Investigation into Division of Highways' misuse of state resources will continue

U.S. Attorney Ihlenfeld said leads continue to come forth in the case

Search continues for former airline pilot on the run

Mustafa Bazbaz was last seen on October 3

Shinnston proceeding with ordinance on keeping managers and department heads close to city

The proposed ordinance would require those in the position to live withing 30 miles of corporate limits

Former DOH supervisor admits to lying about misuse of state resources

Barry Thompson has agreed to cooperate in the investigation into the DOH Equipment Division

Struggling with proposed road maintenance fee, Salem Town Council requests more public hearings

Mayor Samples hopes to hold three meetings where the public can voice their opinions

Longtime House Sergeant-at-Arms dies

Marion County's Oce Smith, Jr. spent 45 years in the position

Police searching for "person of interest" in case of woman found dead in Braxton County

Troopers are searching for Jeremy Wolfe of Glenville

Harrison County girl dies as a result of auto-pedestrian accident

The 4-year-old girl was struck by a minivan last week in Clarksburg

Police identify body of man found dead on the Barbour and Preston County line

Garrett Louk apparently was shot last Friday in Moatsville

Lewis County conducts large drug bust operation

Eighteen different individuals had warrants issued for their arrest

State Supreme Court files complaint against Harrison County Magistrate

This after Mark Gorby was charged with sexual abuse Thursday

Four appointments made to CENTRA board

One more is pending

Three sentenced for federal drug crimes involving prescription pill operation

They are co-defendants of Dr. Edita Milan

Hazelton inmate receives life sentence for murder of another inmate

Kevin Bellinger was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg

Superintendent goes over the state of Harrison County Schools

Dr. Mark Manchin went over the budget, test scores and enrollment, among other things

Capito and Tennant face of in 2014 U.S. Senate Debate

The two candidates addressed reoccurring themes from their campaigns 

Leaders welcome Japanese business tour to Bridgeport

Nearly 50 business leaders were on hand to learn about the economic opportunities the state offers

Extreme Endeavors helping companies solve unique environmental problems with technology

Whether at the top of a mountain or at the bottom of a cave, the company is looking to unite industry and environment

Belington council addresses drafted "Occupancy and Entrance" ordinance

Though not put on the agenda, council attempted to explain intent and clear ambiguities

Harrison County receives HITDA designation

The designation allows access to recources used to combat drug crime

Governor Tomblin helps open new Allied Oil and Gas facility in Bridgeport

The new facility will house eight pumps, three maintenance bays, an on-site lab and 70 local employees.

Aliayah Lunsford’s loved ones search for answers three years after disappearance

Family and loved ones held a candlelight vigil to keep her memory alive

Weekend head-on collision sends six to the hospital

Two remain in the ICU at Ruby Memorial

First Lady Tomblin traveling the state, promoting Infant Safe Sleep Month

Tomblin paid a visit to UHC to recognize the work of the Say Yes to Safe Sleep initiative

Harrison SCAD Unit arrests two, searching for two others for drug related crimes

Heath Knotts and Taylor Washington were brought in Thursday 

Meth manufacturer arrested in Lewis County

An undercover operation led to the arrest of Tony Boling

Sheriff's Department to receive new cruisers in Harrison County

Thanks to a lease-purchase agreement, 22 vehicles will rotation in and out of the fleet

Dominion holds open house meeting on ACP project in Buckhannon

Citizens given chance to ask questions

Harrison County Commission addresses future of Charles Pointe

The commission will seek new appraisals on certain parcels

Bridgeport names new mayor

Robert Greer will take the helm

Former Bridgeport mayor pleads guilty to felony drug charges

"When you take out somebody like that, it's the equivalent of taking out ten or more street-level drug dealers."

Annexation for Salem approved by Harrison County Commission

The land included is mainly in Upper and Lower Dog Run

Bellington man sentenced to 15 years in prison for child pornography

This is Charles Ware's second offense of this nature

Upshur and Lewis Sheriff's Departments collaborate to execute two search warrants

Both resutled in arrests and charges

Federal court in Elkins issues sentences for eight convicted of drug crimes

Chief U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided

Eight sentenced in Clarksburg for federal crimes

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided over each case

Four FCI Gilmer inmates sentenced after January 7 assault

Roberto Soto, Gregory Pardo,  Antonio Martinez-Porta and Ahmed Johnson all receive addition time

DOH utilizing public-private partnerships
The agreements allow more road construction and repair projects to be started
Man accused in Clarksburg quadruple homicide appears in court

Sidney Muller's trail is scheduled to being in November

Clarksburg City Council approves resolution to evaluate potential blight area

The decision on redevelopment is up to the Urban Renewal Authority

UHC CEO announces retirement

 After 28 years, Bruce Carter has decided it is the right time to retire.

Board of Education in Harrison County puts a focus on safety

They hope to have officers soon patroling Liberty High School and the Alternative Learning Center

State Democrats drop legal action to remove Republican House candidate in Preston County from ballot

Melissa Lewis is the GOP candidate in the 52nd District

Atlantic Coast Pipeline project announced

The proposed route begins in Harrison Countny and runs through Virginia to North Carolina

Harrison County Commission receives analysis on functionality of courthouse space

The analysis was conducted by Charleston-based Silling Associates

Veterans voice concerns of care at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center

The meeting came at the request of the new VA director

Search warrant executed in Clarksburg leads to the seizure of $16,000 worth of drugs, two arrests

An arrested in Lewis County led to a search warrant for a residence on Charleston Ave. in Clarksburg

Legislative post audit finds further fault in former Department of Agriculture administration

The report focused mainly on inappropriate travel procedures

 

Legislators visit FBI Center in Clarksburg

The committee met with the CJIS and talked about updates to information sharing services 

Federal information filed in the case against Bridgeport mayor

Typically, when the prosecution files such a document, it indicates the defendant is cooperating.

Five cities present home rule plan in Bridgeport

The Municipal Home Rule Board heard from Buckhannon, Clarksburg, Fairmont, Morgantown and Shinnston

Legislators updated on Justice Reinvestment in the state

Though SB 371 hasn't fully been implemented, positivie results are showing

Opponents of Common Core gather in Bridgeport

Dr. Sandra Stotsky, well known Common Core critic, was the featured speaker

Purchase of Fairmont General approved by WVEDA

Alecto Healcare Services will be the new owner

Clarksburg names new Assistant City Manager

Anthony Bellotte will fill the newly-created position

School boards in RESA VII participate in collaborative meeting in Bridgeport

The goal of the meeting was to discuss ways in which each county could help the other by sharing services

Highland-Clarksburg celebrates one year

The facility began seeing patients in the Child and Adolescent Unit August 2013

Four arrested for making meth in Webster County

"I just like meth," one suspect said

Miracle Meadows School employee arrested on charges of child abuse

Timothy Arrington allegedly choked a child resident to the point of unconsiousness

Couple sentenced for 2011 infant death

Christopher Sheppard and Julia Mick will both serve jail time, supervised release and have to register as child abusers

Man hired to kill in Upshur County sentenced to life in prision

Jessie Heater will spend life in jail for first degree murder plus 1-5 years each on three other charges

West Virginia Municipal League Conference underway in Bridgeport

The event runs through Friday

Clarksburg Police arrest man for overnight shooting

Donald Jordan fired around 11 shots at his uncle and cousin

Salem welcoming new faces to government positions

A new town attorney and police officer are now on the job

Shinnston integrates state code involving texting while driving into city code

The approved ordinance allows the city to handle these offenses within municipal court

Bridgeport receives two grants from the Division of Justice and Community Services

The grants help keep students safe and fight drug crimes

FCI Morgantown escapee enters guilty plea in federal court

Eugene Cobbs was senteneced to additonal time and a fine

Accidental shooting victim released from hospital

The three-year-old is reportedly recovering well

Randolph County Commission contributes funds to Harmon School repairs

The commission put in $25,000 from coal severance funds

Harrison County BOE looks over graduation requirements, grading policy

A panel will be put together to look over the grading policy

Group combating homelessness in Harrison County with backing of Commission

$4,000 was given out of the Community Improvement Fund to the NCWV Coalition for the Homeless

Head-on collision leaves two dead in Gilmer County

The drivers were pronounced dead at the scene

Veterans Crisis Command Center assists those affected by VA hospital delays

Nearly 135 veterans were assisted during the two days

Update: Motorcycle accident in Harrison County results in fatality

Authorities have identified the victim as Jessie Antonio from Michigan 

Two fathers arrested for DUI and Child Neglect during seperate incidents in Clarksburg

Jeremy Belcher and Jamey Hickman were apprehended by Clarksburg PD

Clarksburg law enforcement and citizens participate in National Night Out

The hope is law enforcement-community bonds will be made

Harrison County Board of Education reaches settlement with bus drivers from 2011

The total settlement totals around $50,000

Suspect captured after drug bust in Lewis County

Darley McCray faces five felony drug offenses, along with one misdemeanor firearm offense

Upshur County man sentenced to life in prison for 2011 murder

Howard Jenner will serve life in prision plus additional years for attempted murder and malisious assault

Report of child abuse leads to arrest of Weston man

George Lattea left scrathces and bruises on the 4-year-old's body

Fire Commission suggestions adopted into ordinance involving Clarksburg code enforcement

The special meeting was so the amendments could be adpopted without delaying schedule

Clarksburg woman arrested at rest stop on child neglect charges

Jocelyn Johnson admitted to drunk driving with a 9-month-old in the car

"My Bike" Program gives kids with disabilities the chance to ride

Fifty-four kids have recieved the adaptive bikes since the program began in the state in April

Bridgeport mother arrested for exposing children to drugs

Brittany Jones faces four felony counts of child neglect

UPDATE: Fairmont bank robber charged in Bridgeport robbery

Suspect's car ties the two robberies together.

Attorney General requests continued delay in case against state's same-sex marriage ban
Two days after the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals rulled against Virginia's ban, the office filed the motion
Philippi man arrested for assaulting, stabbing woman during argument

Police found a box with his drugs and money in it after the woman threw it into the woods during the altercation

Lewis County deputies release identity of man found in road

Sebastian Michael Marple was found in the middle of the road on July 24

Harman students will begin school year in different locations

The Board of Education assured the fix is only temporary

Bridgeport Fire Department to construct state-of-the-art training facility

The department will offer a unique training opportunity

NWS confirms EF-1 tornado during Sunday's storms

It traveled four miles between Pleasants and Ritchie Counties

Four accused of arson scheme in Harrison County

The four face first-degree arson, burning insured property and conspiracy charges

Harrison County woman pleads guilty to tax fraud

Pamela S. Bailey faces up to 3 years in prison

Brew Skies Festival celebrates craft beer industry in the state

Enthusiasts sampled products from nine of the state's breweries

Harrison County man arrested on sexual abuse charges

Adam Lee Conrad faces charges of insest and sexual assault, among others

Officers seeking information on possible hit and run in Lewis County

Lewis County Sheriff's Department found a man lying in the road on Rt. 4, south of Walkersville

Glenville State College names new softball coach

Kristen Tunno will take the position

Hearing to dismiss charges in 1999 Lewis County murder delayed

Defense lawyers for Joseph Metz also filed a petition to disqualify Judge Kurt Hall

Eight individuals sentenced in Federal Court

Three from Clarksburg sent to prison on drug charges.

Harrison County felon facing additional federal firearms charges

Joseph Garrett faces charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of an unregistered firearm

Weston man charged with sexual assault of mentally impaired female in Doddridge County

Gage Anthony Stout is charged with third degree sexual assault

Salem working toward annexation with support from the Harrison County Commission

Legal counsel from the county's prosecuting attorney's office has been appointed to assist

Couple charged in infant's death

26-month-old buried in George Washington National Forest.

Overturned asphalt truck causes traffic halt on Route 50

The truck was trying to avoid stopped cars in front of it after another driver attempted to make an illegal turn

Our Children, Our Future Campaign gathering ideas from across the state

The group's goal is to ultimately end child poverty in the state

Key piece of evidence leads to arrests in Wetzel County triple homicide

DNA evidence in suspect's car leads to arrest of two Pennsylvania residents

Momentum building in Grafton for "Turn This Town Around" project

Word is spreading of the project's opportunities and residents are responding

Weekend accident in Randolph County results in fatality

Betty Ramesy passed away after suffering chest trauma in the collision

Gilmer County Commissioner arrested, charged with DUI

Commissioner Brian Kennedy's BAC was at 0.089 after caught driving erratically on Saturday

Mount Olive inmates injured in head-on collision in Nicholas County

The driver of the car hit a tractor trailer and then the inmate van

Former Shinnston police officer sentenced to 4-16 years in prison

Charles Roscoe Henning III was arrested in March 2013 for confiscating hydrocodone for himself while working as a Shinnston police officer

Reported house fire in Lost Creek leads to discovery of meth lab

William D. Radcliff  has been charged with three felonies related to meth 

Head on collision sends three to the hospital in Harrison County

A Chrysler and Honda collided south of Shinnston Friday evening

Clay man robbed outside of his business in Mysel

The suspect is described as between 5'8 and 5'10, last wearing dark jeans, a hooded sweat shirt and a mask

Clarksburg working to align code enforcement perfectly with state code

City council approved an ordinance on first reading which addresses Fire Commission complaint

Connecting rail trails in Harrison County a tall task

Obtaining the property required is imporbable

Elkins High School teacher arrested for soliciting a minor

Donald Johnson is alleged to have exchanged sexually explicit phone calls and text messages with a student

Routine traffic stop leads to drug bust in Bridgeport
Michael Cornett and Dylan Robert were first caught speeding, then with controlled substances
Glenville State archives now available digitally

Decades of historic moments at Glenville State College will now be available to search through digitally.

Five arrested as part of Harrison County SCAD undercover operation

The arrests come after controlled buys

Clarksburg man dies after wreck in Pennsylvania

Leroy Melvin Knisley was traveling south on Route 88 when his tanker truck flipped

Harrison Ambulance Authority addresses service to Salem

Mayor Bobby Samples requested quicker response times

Glenville State Career Services Counselor receives award from Creighton University

Joanna DiStefano was recognized as the Maurine Hamilton Award for Outstanding Graduate Woman of 2014

Trial of Upshur County man accused of hiring killer delayed

The next hearing in Rodolfo Villagomez Correa's case will be July 28

Alleged child abuse leads to arrest of Shinnston man

Ryan Lilley struck his one-year-old son in the face because he wouldn't stop crying

Harrison County quadruple homicide trial date pushed back

Sidney Muller's trial is now set to begin Nov. 10

Microsoft's IT Academy will offer certification to the state's students

A coloboration between the WVDE and Microsoft, the program will be offered at no charge

State Fire Commission: Clarksburg can issue building permits

Cease and desist order to code enforcement office does not apply to issuing building permits

Bridgeport looking to add lighting to city park

A contract with Muso Lighting will upgrade the City Park Athletic Field lights

UPDATE: Authorities capture escapee from Taylor County Community Corrections Program

Michael Ross is believed to have fled at 10 a.m. Monday morning

UPDATE: One dead in Lewis County after head on collision

Timothy Brian Eckes is the deceased as a result of the accident

New date set for Bridgeport mayor's trial

Judge Irene Keeley set the date for December 1 during a hearing on Monday

SBA approves emergency funding for Lewis-Gilmer school project

The $350,000 will pay a contractor to dig out the dirt and install a drainage system. 

NWS confimrs tornado in Taylor County from Tuesday's storm

Meteorologists are analysing two sites near Grafton

Missing Randolph County teen found safe

Caitlyn Lang was located on Friday in the Valley Head area.

Hearing examiner to be appointed in Clarksburg Code Enforcement Office case

It is believed Jeff Blaydes will get the nod

Harrison SCAD unit arrests Sardis man on felony drug charges

SCAD seized 234 marijuana plants on one farm

FGH releases study addressing "Community Needs"

The study surveyed 275 people over six months

NWS confirms EF-1 tornado in Marion and Mon Counties during Tuesday's stroms

While the tornado was small, it still did some damage

Salem votes to drop legal action against County Commission, seek new Town Attorney

Mayor Samples wishes to work with the commission, not against it

Construction of new state office complex to begin in downtown Clarksburg

Mascaro Construction Company will have until December 6, 2015 to complete the job.

Lewis County Sheriff's Department discovers 84 meth labs in man's home

Nicholas Grant Cutlip was arrested and charged with with 21 counts of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab.

Governor urges Congress to resolve federal Highway Trust Fund shortfall

The fund expires in September

Body found in Summersville Lake may be that of missing boater

Not confirmed until official indentification conducted

Rep. McKinley meets with officials at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, seeks answers on wait times

Says more information is needed before a solution can be found

Argument over Salem annexation continues at Harrison County Commission meeting

For four weeks, the commission has been looking over the legitimacy of the proposal

Woman sentenced for embezzling money from Harrison County Federal Credit Union

Lisa Marie Farrell will serve five years on probation and pay restitution.

Clarksburg officials, residents react to allegations against Building Code Officials

Some supported, while others chastised the code enforcement office during Wednesdays City Council meeting.

Glenville State hires new volleyball coach

Katie Avery will be the new leader for the Lady Pioneer Volleyball team

Clarksburg Code Enforcement Office ordered to cease operations by AG, State Fire Commission

In a letter sent to the mayor, the commission alleges "agents of Clarksburg have been retaliating against property owners" after the initial complaint filed last week

Glenville State student completes Sabalauski Air Assault School

Kyle Hartleben went through the 10-day school which trains soldiers and ROTC cadets in aircraft orientation, sling-load operations, and rappelling techniques

Former Harrison County process server pleads guilty to felony charges involving oxycodone

Jason Lee Marple admitting to aiding and abetting distribution of oxycodone and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking

DeMarco appointed to ninth term as mayor of Shinnston

Robert Burnett was selected as vice mayor.

Fire Commission initiates complaint against Clarksburg Building Code Officials' demolition practices

An investigation conducted by the Attorney General's Office claims the office operated under illegal practices to demolish buildings in the city

Shinnston looking to improve water system

Officials want to fix an issue which has caused problems for residents for a few years

I-RIDE 79 to offer transit between Morgantown and Charleston

The service will be funded with federal money and operated by Barons Bus Lines of Cleveland, Ohio to run passengers between Charleston and Morgantown

Hazelton inmate found guilty in assault of correctional officer

Edward C. Crow was found to have used a spear he manufactured to stab the officer through the food slot on his cell door

Despite rumors, Harrison County BOE not seeking opt out from Common Core State Standards

The board approved to send a letter to the state board requesting a waiver from integrated math, which is different from the Standards according to one state board member

SWA Accepting Old Christmas Trees

Live trees can be dropped off starting Wednesday.