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Freshman delegate frustrated with hold ups at state legislature

Monongalia County representative, Delegate Joe Statler (R-51), a freshman lawmaker in Charleston, said the session has been busy, yet disappointing on some fronts.

Weather threatens ice, snow and rain in a period of 36 hours

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh issued a flood watch for northern and panhandle counties beginning Tuesday, March 3 and lasting through at least Wednesday evening, March 4.

Victim in fatal Harrison County accident identified

Gary Hollen II was pronounced dead at the scene early Sunday morning

Monongalia County robberies could be connected

Four weekend robberies are under investigation. 

New Preston deputies are sworn in

Preston County Sheriff's Department is adding two new deputies to the force. 

Update: New security measures begin at Monongalia County courthouse

Increased security measures went in place at the Monongalia County courthouse Monday, March 2.   

Probation for bottle thrower

A WVU wrestler suffered extensive injuries when he was struck by the bottle. 

Police search for suspect in Clarksburg stabbing

The suspect left the scene on Locust Avenue in an unidentified vehicle

Pair of armed robberies in Morgantown

The same man is suspected in both robberies.

WVU campus warned of phone scam

Police advise you never to share information like your birth date, social security number, account numbers or passwords to an unsolicited caller.

Angotti appointed to Harrison County Commission

Frank "Chunki" Angotti previously served on the commission from 2002-2010

An average 2 people arrested for DUI per night in Monongalia County

“There’s over 650 DUIs a year just between those two agencies.   Roughly, what that means, is every single night 2 people are getting picked up for DUI in this county,” Police Chief Ed Preston said as a guest on WAJR’s Morgantown AM.

Mountain Line could be in a jam with federal funding cuts and new route requests

"The reality is that we're probably going to be looking at service reductions unless we come up with additional funding to replace equipment or pay for operations," David Bruffy, Mountain Line general manager, explained.

Man arrested in Morgantown accused of an attempted robbery

David DeBerry, of Reedsville, has been charged with attempted robbery of the first degree.

Harrison County Commission to schedule meeting earlier next week to name new prosecuting attorney

The commissioners will wait for the appointment of a third member

Former DOH Equipment Division administrator sentenced for lying to federal agent

Edward Matthew Tuttle will serve three years of probation

No long term solution for Monongalia County recycling

The problem could be getting county commissioners and solid waste authority board members on the same page at the same meeting.

Two men arrested on meth charges in Preston County

Zackery Josiah White, 25 years old, and Mathew Thomas Kelly, 26 years old, both of Belington were arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Morgantown man arrested in hit & run incident

Police have charged a man with DUI in a hit and run incident early Wednesday morning. 

Fairmont native named WVU Mountaineer 2nd year in a row

Fairmont native Michael Garcia, a WVU political science major, was named the Mountaineer Mascot for 2015-2016.

Fire destroys Mon County home

A home on Old School Rd. was already engulfed in flames when crews arrived. 

Randolph County Board of Education working to return all remaining Harman students

Construction to the east wing must be done before grades 6-12 can be returned

Makeup days announced for Mon. Co. students

Four days have been added as instructional days.

Monongalia Co. Schools BEST program aims to keep good teachers from changing careers

The program was designed more than 6 years ago to provide extended learning and mentoring opportunities for new teachers.

Morgantown woman accused of falsifying prescription

A Morgantown woman is facing charges stemming from a prescription drug investigation.

NCWV Airport announces direct flights to Myrtle Beach this summer

The service will begin June 5 and run through August 17

PSC, WVONGA join efforts to put on pipeline safety seminar

The two-day event will focus on maintaining pipeline integrity and meeting safety standards

Legislature looking over bills to further expand home rule program

A current delegate and former chair of the home rule board sees success for the program's future

Green has appeal denied

The man convicted of killing Sgt. Todd May has his latest appeal attempted rejected in Pennsylvania. 

Monongalia County delegate says lawmakers could override a veto on the fetal pain bill

If it is approved by midweek there'll be enough time left in this year's regular session to override a veto.

Investigators question person of interest in fatal Monongalia County shooting

Colton Balasko, 18 years old, was found dead at a residence in the Cheat Lake area.

Jim Stallings works in co-hosting during cancer treatment

Following a radiation treatment Friday, Stallings joined Kay Murray in their talkshow studio in the Greer Building along Earl Core Road.

WVU board of governors approve next steps to purchase former MSU campus

The purchase has been seriously considered since November when WVU entered a due diligence agreement to consider the purchase. 

Next step taken in reconstruction of Robinson Grand Theater

Clarksburg city council approved a $1.4 million contract with WYK Associates for services leading up to and involving the reconstruction

Preliminary hearing waived by suspect in alleged plot to attack federal courthouse

Jonathan Schrader's detention hearing Friday was continued and he was remanded to the custody of U.S. Marshals

Cyber security event provides tips to avoid getting hacked

It is scheduled for Saturday, February 21st and hosted by the White Hall Business Association.

Harrison County Commission approves next step toward new project at White Oaks TIF District

An application outlining the proposal will be sent to the state develoment office

Newest WVU VP completing first week on the job

Clay Marsh, M.D., oversees five schools, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health, and numerous allied health programs and clinical operations around the state.

Saturday recycling option begins for Monongalia County residents

The bins will be provided on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.
That bi-monthly drop-off option will continue to be located at Walmart off of Hornbeck Road.

New security procedures in place at Monongalia County courthouse next month

Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to place a metal detector and scanner at the front door.

Ohio sex offender arrested in Morgantown

 

US Marshals and West Virginia State Police arrested an Ohio man for failing to register as a sex offender.

 

WV Black Bear logo unveiled

The minor league season begins June 19 following the major league draft.

Two arrested, two more sought in connection to Elkins drive-by shooting

Emanuel Martinez and Juan Garcia were apprehended while police search for Francisco Nunez and James Sanchez

Investigators look for source of UHS bomb threat

Sheriff's deputies, working with bomb sniffing dogs, came up empty handed for security and safety threats at University High School Wednesday.

WVU dental students hold free clinic for kids Friday

Friday, Feb 20, the dental school has a total of about 135 appointments available for free check ups.  You must call ahead.

Morgantown Council approves mid-budget changes to cover additional expenses

According to councilman Ron Bane, it’s not uncommon to make amendments in the middle of a budget year.  But, he said council needs to consider new ways of bringin in revenue for years to come.

City announces spring street repair list

There are 21 streets on the main list for upgrades.

Passenger fees pay for needed airport equipment

Morgantown leaders say a ground power unit is vital to keep business flyers using the city airport.

Accused burglars waive hearings

They are accused in an overnight burglary at  University Avenue apartment.

Morgantown man pleads guilty to second degree murder

Thomas Williams was accused in the shooting death of Quintin Bolden during an argument at a Bitonti Street apartment more than 3 years ago. 

Students reminded of cold weather safety tips

WVU officials are reminding students to take precautions to avoid frostbite and hypothermia.

Preston County 911 enhancements connect responders regionally and statewide

“This is a state of the art system that we very proud of.  The state has put a lot of effort and money into the system.  Now we’re able to extend it into Preston County,” said Justin Wolfe, Preston County 911 and Office of Emergency Management Assistant Director. “It’s a good system that I think we can keep for several years.”

WVU instructors in political science and mining are remembered

Two long-time faculty members pass away.

Second suspect charged in death of WVU student turns himself in

The "Grand Master" of events for the fraternity pledge initiation that later resulted in the death of Nolan Burch is facing charges of conspiracy and hazing.

Current mayor and 4 other council members will run unopposed in Morgantown election

The Morgantown City Clerk released the names of candidates Thursday, Feb. 12.

Postal worker admits to embezzlement

She faces 10 years in prison.

Next plan for recycling in Monongalia County revealed

Commissioners are planning for Saturday only drops in most of the county.  Western end services could begin within days.

Hazing charge issued in death of WVU freshman

A fraternity brother of Nolan Burch faces charges in Monongalia County.

WVU says fraternities "on a short leash" after weekend incident

Kappa Alpha and Pi Kappa Alpha will be up for a hearing among the interfraternity council.

Marion County child care worker faces felony charge; accused of harming 4 year old

Lashonett Robinson, 45 years old of Fairmont, was arrested Tuesday, February 10 accused of felony child neglect resulting in injury.

Police release details in weekend fight and stabbing

The fight broke early Sunday morning, about 2:45, in the parking lot beside Daniel's store along High Street. 

2 WVU fraternities suspended; violate fire codes

According to the Office of Student Activities, Kappa Alpha and Pi Kappa Alpha reportedly violated the city's fire code on occupancy limits.

US Attorney announces Addiction Action Plan

According to William Ihlenfeld, the number of drug overdose deaths in West Virginia increased by more than 130% in the last year. He said West Virginia ranks third in the nation for the number of prescriptions written for highly addictive painkillers leading to addiction problems.

Malicious wounding victim uncooperative with police

A downtown Morgantown brawl resulted in a stabbing early Saturday morning.

Northern panhandle drug court could be model for Monongalia program
Two arrests in early morning burglary

That burglary took place in Sunnyside.

Medical emergency causes minor traffic delay in Sabraton

Traffic was rerouted up Hartman Run Road while emergency responders administered CPR and prepared the victim for transport to the hospital.

Project proposed to expand development in White Oaks TIF district

Phase II would connect White Oaks Boulevard to the Saltwell exit and open up land for development

Open house scheduled for residents to see Greenbag Road proposals
The Wednesday, Feb. 4 public meeting, hosted by the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), will be from
4pm - 7pm at Marilla Park.
Three people sentenced to prison on federal drug charges.

Charges on oxycodone, hydrocodone and heroin

PA teacher indicted; accused of traveling to WV have sex with teen

Evidence indicated the man arranged the sexual encounter through internet and text messages.

Monongalia County murder case sent on to grand jury

Enough evidence was found to send the case of Kimberly Nicole McInnis, 25, of Binghamton, N.Y., to a grand jury.

Former Bridgeport mayor sentenced to serve time in federal prison

With the sentences ruled to be served concurrently, Marion Blount will serve a total of three years in prison

WVU hosts "I Am the Change" Tour

According to Marjorie Fuller, the director for WVU’s Center for Black Culture and Research, a trio made up of Jasmine Rand,  Ndaba Mandela, and Donisha Rita Claire Prendergast, will generate discussion and spur activism for human rights and race relations.

Drug trafficking sentences handed down

Two men sentenced to prison on oxycodone and heroin charges.

Driver ejected from car in Sunday night wreck

It appeared the vehicle was traveling northbound on Interstate 79 when it veered into the median and landed on Blue Horizon Drive, Route 19, below the overpass on its top.

Search continues for Blacksville armed robber

Deputies were retrieving video from the scene Monday.

Nightclub owners turn in liquor license following investigation

The owners of a Morgantown club relinquish their state licenses to serve alcohol after police and ABCA investigation.
 

Morgantown man to be sentenced on cocaine charges

An investigation revealed drug trafficking in Monongalia County.

Harrison County Commission names interim prosecuting attorney

Susan Morris will fill the role until a long-term replacement is named

County commission approves Clarksburg annexation

The approval incorporates three parcels of land into the city's corporate limits through minor boundary annexation

Harrison County prosecutor announces resignation

Joe Shaffer said he is looking to move on after 12 years in the position

2010 Harrison County convicted murderer sentenced to life in prison

Ennis Payne will be eligible for parole due to a mercy ruling

Ryan Kennedy appointed as new Clarksburg City Council Member

He will finish the term of now-delegate Patsy Trecost

Mountain Valley Pipeline project plays host to informational meeting in Harrison County

The pipeline, as proposed, would run from Wetzel County to Pittsylvania County Virginia

Accused killer, Jason Boyd, waives preliminary hearing

Jason Curtis Boyd, 22 years old, turned himself into police after allegedly firing shots into an SUV at Solomon's Village on Dorsey Avenue January 15. 

Detectives testify in Morgantown murder trial of Robert Hernandez, Jr.

Jury members in the Robert Hernandez, Junior murder trial heard testimony from three Morgantown police detectives on the second day of the trial.

Investigation reveals blood alcohol level of WVU student upon death

A West Virginia University student who died following a fraternity drinking party last year had a blood alcohol level of more than six times the legal limit.

Bridgeport appoints ballot commissioners ahead of municipal elections

Lisa McKitrick and Carole Kindard will help with preparations before the June 9 elections

Man sentenced in hotel robbery case

A man involved in an armed robbery at Waterfront Place Hotel is sentenced in Monongalia County court.

New York man sentenced to probation on drug charges

Charles McFadden was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver crack cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana after officers found drugs in a residence on Grant Avenue in March last year.

Harrison County bank robber enters guilty plea in court

William Amos faces between 10 and 25 years when he is sentenced

Pennsylvania murder suspect arrested in Taylor County after U.S. Marshal investigation

Roman Jones was wanted for homicide, attempted homicide, aggravated assault and carrying a firearm without a license

Jury seated in trial stemming from murder of WVU freshman

Jury members were also taken to Morgantown bar where alleged stabbing took place.

Recycling service to be restored in Monongalia County

Commissioners ask residents to hold their recyclables until February 2nd when Republic Services will provide temporary pick-ups.

Pierpont and Alderson Broaddus team up to prepare students for gas and oil industry jobs

At Pierpont, students can already earn a 2 year applied sciences degree in petroleum technology. ABU is developing a 4 year bachelor's of science program in petroleum management.

Police make drug arrest in I-68 traffic stop

Two people from Washington, Pennsylvania are in jail in WV on drug charges.

First Lady Tomblin celebrates expansion of infant safe sleep program in the Mountain State

The Say YES to Safe Sleep for Babies campaign now has 17 hospitals participating

Two men arrested in Hess Street armed robbery

Tony Lee Britton, 20 years old, and Brian Scott Johnson, 23 years old, are facing charges of first degree robbery, burglary and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Monongalia County delegate among 4 to vote against repeal of Alternative Energy Portfolio Act

The so-called repeal bill passed in both the house and senate.

Commission approves Harrison County Economic Development Corporation

The new entity will look to diversify business in the county

Recycling program in Monongalia County ended

According to Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority board members, they hope to only be temporarily out of business.

Monongalia County investigation leads to oxycodone charges

Caraun Lynn-Montez Key faces two decades behind bars.

Two Fairmont residents plead guilty to meth related charges

They face up to 20 years in prison. 

Absentee voting applications available for Morgantown residents

According to city clerk, Linda Little Tucker, April 7th is the last day for residents to register to vote in the April 28th city election.
 

Volunteers prepare for homeless count in Morgantown; encourage help from community

For the third year in a row, volunteers and the Coordinating Council on Homelessness will canvass Morgantown, searching for men and women with no place to live.

Morgantown Utility Board reviewing and expanding water protection plan

Meetings will periodically be held through the spring before any plans are put in place in the summer.

Human trafficking forum to educate public on growing problem nationwide and in WV

Two Monongalia delegates, Monongalia County Prosecuting Attorney Marcia Ashdown and William Ihlenfeld, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, will host an educational forum on human trafficking at the Monongalia County Courthouse at 7pm, Tuesday, January 20.

WVEA wants legislative suppport of Competitive Pay Campaign for teachers

 "You need to entice people to get into the classroom and stay.  One way to do that is by getting the pay to a competitive level," said Dale Lee, WVEA president.

Marion County Humane Society seeks help after seizure of 45 dogs

Miranda Baker, with the humane society, says they would consider the environment an animal hoarding situation.

Monongalia County SWA has special meeting set for Wednesday

That special SWA meeting is Wednesday at five at the Wes Mon Plaza in the WVU Extension office in Westover.

WVU and Fairmont students volunteer on MLK Day

College students are volunteering their time from Morgantown to Charleston today making Martin Luther King Junior Day "a day on" rather than a day off.

Accused killer awaits preliminary hearing in Monongalia County

The case is under review by the prosecuting attorney's office

Preston County offers drug take-back option 5 days a week

"We wanted to offer the residents a way to address their needs to dispose of dangerous drugs.  We wanted to keep those drugs out of the hands of children, out of the water system and off the streets,” explained Dan Loughrie, Preston County Sheriff.

National report paints ugly unemployment picture for WV

For instance, 49.8% of our residents were working that month, down a few tenths of a percentage from October 2014. 

Westwood Middle School parents address school board with requests for school safety measures

Lead by the parents of 8th graders in the school, the group presented a 5 point list to education leaders on Tuesday that they say would give them peace of mind.

Officer at Westwood Middle School will be a full time position

A school resource officer (sro) could be on the job, full time, as soon as this week at Westwood Middle School in Westover.

Monongalia County snow make-up days announced

Three instructional days are reinstated on the 2014-2015 calendar.

Fairmont man sentenced on sexual assault charge

Martin Brooks of Fairmont was sentenced to 1 to 5 years in prison.

Accused bath salts dealer sentenced to home confinement

Prosecutors say Crystal Cooper plead guilty in November to possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Trial underway in Wood County for Marion County man accused in kidnapping

Bill Bowman is on trial for kidnapping, malicious assault and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

WVU medical school dean among those announcing resignations

Leadership changes are mounting at West Virginia University.

Man accused of getting high in front of child sentenced to probation

Jeffrey Ganoe was arrested by city police in August after he was discovered passed out on a section of the rail trail with his daughter in a stroller nearby.
 

Seat installation set to begin on Monongalia County ballpark

Workers are clearing the playing field to drain it before installing the turf.  With two months to go before the first pitch at home, Grant Dovey, WVU Assistant Director of Ahtletic Communications, said there are visible signs of progress taking place.

WVU dean explains partial lift of Greek life moratorium

The partial lift in the moratorium allows Greek organizations to complete new member education programs and the initiation process of new members that could begin this week or next week, according to Farris.

Monongalia County grand jury indicts accused murderers among 101 other cases

Cases bound over by the grand jury include a number of charges including:
Child neglect resulting in death
2nd degree sexual assault
Multiple robbery, breaking and entering and burglary cases.

Three in jail on robbery charges, victim stabs two of the suspects in self defense

A Morgantown robbery victim fights off his attackers sending two of the three suspects to the hospital before they were all sent to jail.

Chestnut Ridge worker faces sexual assault charge against client, a minor

Katie Miller, 22 years old, of Smithfield, Pennsylvania is facing two felony counts in connection with alleged inappropriate behavior with a client at Chestnut Ridge Center Hospital in Morgantown.

Nearly half of businesses fail alcohol compliance check

A routine alcohol compliance check in Monongalia County results in illegal sales to an underage operative working in cooperation with the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office.

Commission approves $8 million in TIF bonds to help develop Charles Pointe

The money will be used to purchase land and give to the City of Bridgeport

Enplanement numbers up for NCWV Airport in 2014

Several factors contributed to the success 

Wind chill advisory prompts warnings of frost bite and hypothermia

According to Dr. Owen Lander, the medical director in the emergency department at WVU Hospitals, there are five things to keep in mind during brutally cold weather: (Click title to read more)

Emergency alert glitch corrected, being called a learning lesson

A text message sent through the Emergency Alert System during the Longview Power Plant methane tank fire has come under criticism.

Filing period of upcoming Bridgeport Election set to open Jan. 12

Candidates can apply through April 9

Morgantown man sentenced on aggravated robbery charge

Deane was arrested for brandishing a knife and attempting to rob CVS Pharmacy on Pineview Drive in Morgantown in July 2014.

New Morgantown officers begin training at State Police academy

Three officers, new to the Morgantown Police Department, begin training at the State Police Academy in Institute, West Virginia January 5, 2015.

Morgantown TIF approved for Richwood and Willey Street areas

 "We are looking to do projects in the public right away," explained Jeff Mikorski, Morgantown City Manager.  "Either street lighting, improvements to sidewalks, streets, other safety features in the public right of ways."

WVU offers $8 million dollar purchase of Mountain State University in Beckley

While MSU's Board of Governors members have indicated they will accept WVU's purchase offer, a court ruling will still be in order following the lawsuit against MSU.

Woman arrested after son found walking alone along I-79 in Lewis County

Faith Rucker kicker her 11-year-old out of the car near the Jane Lew exit after an argument

Honor Flight Network preparing for trip out of NCWV Airport in May

The organization hopes to take as many WWII and Korean veterans to the memorials in Washington D.C. made in their honor

XTO Energy fined, will pay to restore damage from natural gas extraction in three counties

The company will pay a civil penalty of $2.3 million and an estimated $3 million to restore land in Harrison, Marion and Upshur Counties

Greater Harrison Drug Task Force provides resources for member agencies

The help come in the form of checks comprised of money seized in drug busts

Harrison County graduation rates on the rise

The percentage of students completing high school in the county is now up to 81.8 percent

Some Harman School students make return after repairs

Pre-K through fifth grade walked into the facility for the first time since damages rendered the school unsafe in July

UHC to expand cancer patient navigation program

The program guides from diagnosis to the end of treatment

Traffic stop turns into drug bust in Clarksburg

Justin Yoak and Caleb Hart are charged with felony possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine

"Consumer University: Caregiver Connections" held in Bridgeport

The seminar aimed to educate attendees on how to care for loved ones at home

U.S. Attorney Ihlenfeld appoints Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in Harrison County

Shawn Adkins will primarily focus on cases with an emphasis on drug trafficking and violent crimes.

City leadership tours Shinnston Water Treatment Plant

It was an opportunity to get a glimpse at renovations past, present and future

Clarksburg moves forward with plan for downtown conference hotel

The project would be located at the site known as the Central Junior High Towers Property

Kroger workers meet in Clarksburg to approve new collective bargaining agreement

The new contract will last for three years and covers 4,000 workers

Shinnston moving forward with most of home rule plan

Council has decided to hold off on the sales tax ordinance

Hundreds descend on Glenville aiming to "Create West Virginia"

The three-day event hopes to inspire creative citizens to take the future as their own

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

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

Longtime House Sergeant-at-Arms dies

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

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

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

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

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

Bridgeport names new mayor

Robert Greer will take the helm

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
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

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

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 

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

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

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

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