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Man charged with DUI in vehicle vs. pedestrian accident

Morgntown police were called to University Ave. early Saturday morning. 

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

Authorities searching for suspect after Lumberport officer allegedly fired upon

The officer was unharmed in the incident

Murder conviction in death of WVU student

Robert Hernandez found guilty in stabbing of Devante' Waites.  Hernandez will spend life in prison with no possibility of parole.

Mon County senator left with more questions than answers

Bob Beach says there are more questions that need to be answered concerning charter schools. 

Recycling returns to Mon County

Starting Sunday residents can drop off materials at four locations around the county. 

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

No charges filed yet in WVU student death

It could be weeks before charges are filed in the death of Nolan Burch. 

MPD not investigating stabbing

Reports of a stabbing in Morgantown were erroneous. 

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

New Harrison County Commissioner to be selected by committee

The two remaining commissioners voted to pass the decision along Thursday

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

More lawsuits filed against Harrison County doctor convicted of federal drug crimes

The new lawsuits claim Dr. Edita Milan's practices lead to two additional deaths

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.

Mexican national convicted in plot to murder wife's alleged lover receives sentence in Upshur County

Rodolfo Villagomez Correa recieved 40 years for second degree murder and between one and five years for conspiracy

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.

Bridgeport agrees to participate in Harrison County Economic Development Corporation

The organization will work to bring new business to the county

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

Election packets available for Morgantown residents interested in running for council

Certificates of Announcement must be filed between January 5, 2015 and February 9, 2015. 

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

Sentencing for former Bridgeport mayor delayed

Mario Blount will be sentenced February 3 on three federal drug charges

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

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
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