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Hillary Clinton chooses Va. Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate

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Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground state to the Democratic ticket.

Volunteers Still Heavily Present Weeks after Flooding Video included

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Concerns have arisen since the June flooding that volunteers are leaving the affected areas. The American Red Cross says that’s not the case. They still have hundreds of volunteers ready to help; it’s just that the needs of the communities have shifted. 

WV National Cemetery Reminds Visitors Gaming Is Prohibited On Site Video included

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It is a place where people go to say their final goodbyes, to lay a loved one to rest or to pay their respects after death.

UPDATE: 1 Person Dead Following Gunfire Exchange in Upshur County

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One person was killed after a shooting incident in Upshur County Thursday night.

Preston County Murder Suspect Denied Request to Move Trial

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An alleged murderer's request to move his trial out of Preston County was denied Thursday.

Former FSU Football Player to Compete in Rio Olympics Video included

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A former Fairmont State University football player will be competing in the Olympic games in Rio. 

WVU Student Dead After Shooting in Jefferson County

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Jefferson County deputies said 20-year-old Rakeem Newman shot 21-year-old Ryan Mumaw, killing him.

22-Year-Old Shinnston Man Accused of Sexually Abusing Neighbor's Child

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A Shinnston man was arrested and charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse Tuesday.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crews Respond to Overturned Flatbed Truck on Route 50 in Clarksburg Video included

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Crews are responding to a flatbed truck rollover in the eastbound lane on Route 50 in Clarksburg. 

Several Departments Respond to Fire in Jane Lew Video included

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Fire crews are at a house fire on Broad Run Road in Jane Lew. According to Lewis County 911. 

Restaurant Road Trip: Lightburn's Video included

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Perched on the top of Stonewall Resort and overlooking its golf course, there's a lot to enjoy just after walking into Lightburn's Restaurant.

Listeria fear prompts major hot dog, corn dog recall

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More than 372,000 pounds of hot dogs and corn dogs made earlier this month are being recalled over concerns of listeria contamination. 

Man's Body Found in Buckhannon River Identified Video included

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Upshur County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a body in the Buckhannon River. 

4 Women Arrested, Hundreds of Xanax Tablets Seized

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After a month long investigation, Stonewood police arrested four Clarksburg women on drug charges. According to Stonewood Police Chief Robert Matheny, the investigation began with a suspicious vehicle check where Stonewood police officer Zach Kesling discovered 945 Xanax tablets with a street value of an estimated $7,560.  Stonewood police arrested Kaitlian Riddle, 22, of Clarksburg, Annalise Shaw 18, of Clarksburg, Jamie Baker, 33, of Clarksburg and Victoria Price 28, of Clark...

National Weather Service Warns of Excessive Heat Possible This Weekend; Offers Safety Tips

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As we head into the weekend, a ridge of heat will try to build off to the East into the Ohio Valley, and give us a real taste of summer weather, and the National Weather Service is urging residents to be aware of the heat on the way, and prepare now with some simple safety tips.

Jennifer Garner Raises Thousands of Dollars for West Virginia Flood Relief Video included

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Tickets to the event ranged from $100 to $1,000 and all proceeds were collected by an organization called Save the Children. Event organizers say that $120,000 in ticket sales will be directly donated to flood relief at Herbert Hoover High School.

Law Enforcement Officials Team Up To Conduct Meth Lab Bust

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The Shinnston Police Department and Harrison County Street Crimes and Drug Unit conducted a meth bust earlier this evening. According to Shinnston Police, it happened around 5 p.m. in Shinnston. They conducted a voluntary search at a rental property and found remnants of meth. No arrests have been made. This incident is currently under investigation. Stay with 12 News for updates.

Prayer Service Honors Marion County Law Enforcement Video included

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Religious leaders in Marion County are showing support for local law enforcement.

Weston Earns Home Rule Designation Video included

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The city of Weston has been approved for one of the final spots in the state's home rule program.

Plagiarism charges mar Melania Trump's moment Video included

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This was to have been Melania Trump's moment, her first real introduction to American voters who'd seen her by her husband's side for months but had barely heard her speak.

6 Fire Departments Respond to Randolph County House Fire Video included

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Six fire departments in Randolph County responded to a working fire on Monday. 

Mayor releases names of those killed during 2016 WV floods

Hershel Nicely, Nataysha Nicely, Dakota Stone (rear) Hershel Nicely, Nataysha Nicely, Dakota Stone (rear)
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After several weeks of recovery efforts in southern West Virginia counties, the names of those who were killed in storm and flooding from June 22 to June 29, 2016 have been released.  There were a total of 23 people who were killed in the flood waters. 

Lewis County Woman Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing Man

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A Lewis County woman was arrested after she allegedly stabbed a man Monday.

WV health officials say first case of Zika virus reported in pregnant woman

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is reporting the state’s first case of Zika virus occurring in a pregnant women, according to news release. 

FirstEnergy Offering $20K Reward For Tips Leading to Powerline Vandalism Arrest Video included

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FirstEnergy is offering a $20,000 reward for any tip that leads to the arrest of whoever vandalized a powerline being built in Harrison and Doddridge counties.

Barbour County BOE Votes To Close 2 Schools Video included

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The Barbour County Board of Education voted on Monday to close two of its elementary schools. After holding two public hearings on the future of Volga-Century Elementary and Mount Vernon Elementary, the board voted unanimously to close the schools. The Board of Education considered issues like needed repairs, low capacity and poor test scores.  "The communities of both schools, we've been talking for a couple of months now.  We've exchanged ideas, we've looked at the...

New Study Finds 20 Veterans Commit Suicide Everyday Video included

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On average, 20 veterans a day committed suicide in 2014, a slight decrease from the previous government estimate, but officials are cautious about concluding the suicide problem is getting better. 

2 Men Arrested on Meth Charges After Vehicle Fire in Summit Park

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Deputies arrested two men Sunday in Clarksburg, after a vehicle caught fire while they were allegedly making methamphetamine.

School Board Votes to Close 2 Schools in Barbour County

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The Board of Education has unanimously voted to close two schools in Barbour County. 

18-Year-Old Fairmont Woman Arrested for Allegedly Selling Marijuana

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A Fairmont woman was arrested for allegedly selling marijuana.

UPDATE: Missing Clarksburg Teen Found Safely

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A missing Clarksburg teenager was located safely by the U.S. Marshals Service Monday.

Republican National Convention Starts in Cleveland

Republican National Convention Starts in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND (AP) - The Republican National Convention is set to kick off as the nation reels from another deadly shooting and dissident delegates stage a longshot, last-gasp effort to deny Donald Trump the GOP nomination for president.    

Benefit Concert Supports Flood Victims of Nicholas County Video included

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It has been nearly a month since southern West Virginia was devastated with severe flooding and the people from the Mountain State continue to band together, to help those who are picking up the pieces.

Jennifer Garner Visits Herbert Hoover High

Jennifer Garner Visits Herbert Hoover High School Video included

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Garner is visiting several locations affected by the recent flooding, including a disaster recovery center and child care center.

UPDATE: Missing Barbour County Children Found Safe

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Barbour County 911 Dispatchers confirmed a search and rescue is underway for two children. Deputies said a 9-year-old girl and a 7-9-year-old boy were last seen Saturday at the Barbour County Fairgrounds. 

2 People Arrested on Drug Charges in Preston County

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Two people have been arrested on drug charges in Preston County. Mitchell Roby Riddle, 28, of Newburg and Jennifer Rose Jones, 23, of Tunnelton were arrested for possession of a designated precursor with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine. 

Preston County Deputies Search For Man During Counterfeit Currency Investigation

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The Preston County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a man wanted in a counterfeit money investigation.

Woman dies in Cabell County after Flash Flooding

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Cabell County Sheriff Tom McComas tells 13 News a woman in her 50s died Thursday in the Green Valley area because of Flash Flooding. Emergency responders were spread out through out Cabell County. The victim was a passenger in a car, when it became submerged on Green Valley Road, an area south of Huntington. Two other people were able to get out of the car safely

City of Clarksburg Starts Renovations to Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center Video included

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The City of Clarksburg makes renovations to the Robinson grand performing arts center. 12 News take a closer look at the future plans for the space. "This isn't just going to the movies or going to the theatre it's a social atmosphere," said Clarksburg Assistant City Manager Anthony Bellotte. For years, The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center sat empty in downtown Clarksburg.  The city decided to bring the theatre back to life purchasing the building for $430,0...

Young Adults Assisting in Disaster Response in Webster County Video included

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The 10-month program assigns members to projects.

Babysitter Charged After Dog Attacks Child

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Marion County deputies arrested a woman on a child neglect charge. Deputies say 34-year-old Opal Caston was babysitting a two-year-old girl, when Caston's dog attacked and bit the girl.  

Fairmont Police Arrest a Man On Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

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Fairmont Police have arrested a man on drug charges.

Lewis County Grand Jury Indicts 25

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The Lewis County Grand Jury indicted 25 people during the July 2016 term.

Weatherford Laying Off 147 Employees in Upshur County Video included

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Buckhannon Mayor David McCauley got notice from Weatherford that it's permanently laying off 147 employees.

Volunteers Supporting School Facing Possible Closure Video included

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Staff and volunteers from Matthew 25 Ministries in Cincinnati are spending mornings this week at Mount Vernon Elementary School in Barbour County.

Harrison County Magistrate Reinstated, Set to Receive Back Pay

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A Harrison County magistrate recently acquitted on sex charges is heading back to work.

2 Fairmont Residents Arrested on Child Abuse Charges

Tina Frye and Charles Warner Tina Frye and Charles Warner
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Two Fairmont residents were arrested in unrelated matters for allegedly abusing their children over the weekend.

1 Man Killed in Accident on Corridor H in Randolph County

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A man is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Randolph County.

UPDATE: 1 Person Dead After Off-Road Vehicle Rollover in Barbour County

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One person is dead and another person was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital after an off-road vehicle crashed on Route 20 Tuesday evening.

White Hall Businesses Mistakenly Charge Additional One Percent Sales Tax Video included

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The new seven percent sales tax only applies to businesses within Fairmont city limits, as of July 1st. White Hall's sales tax remains at six percent, but some customers said they are paying more.

Clarksburg Woman Arrested and Charged With Child Neglect

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Jordan Jensen, 31, of Clarksburg, has been arrested and charged with child neglect resulting in risk of injury.

UPDATE: Clarksburg Police Continue to Search For Missing 14-Year-Old Girl

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The Clarksburg Police Department is searching for missing 14-year-old Rylee Justice Peebels, of Clarksburg. 

Former Owner of Mid Nite Adult Pleads Guilty To Synthetic Marijuana Distribution

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Daniel Kocan, 59, of Morgantown pleaded guilty to distribution of synthetic marijuana and money laundering, according to the US Attorney's Office Kocan was the owner of Mid Nite Adult in Morgantown where he sold synthetic cannabinoids, commonly referred to as "spice," "K2", "incense", or "fake weed" for nearly two years.  On Monday, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute synthetic cannabinoids and schedule I ...

General Mills recalls Betty Crocker cake mix

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General Mills Inc. is recalling certain flavors of Betty Crocker cake mix sold in the U.S. because they use flour that was recalled earlier because it could contain E.coli. 

UPDATE: Couple Arrested After Stealing Elderly Woman's Purse at Walmart

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According to Clarksburg Police, the two people who stole a purse from an elderly woman in Walmart were arrested in another state on unrelated, but similar, charges.

Fairmont Woman Accused of Murder Found Competent to Stand Trial Video included

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A Fairmont woman accused of fatally shooting another woman has been found competent to stand trial.

Kroger Recalls Ice Cream Due to Undeclared Allergens

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Kroger has recalled some of its ice cream because the product may contain peanuts not listed on the label.

MUSIC MONDAYS: Hillbilly Gypsies Band Member Writes Song to Benefit Flood Relief

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Richards is originally from Nicholas County and saw the devastation through friends who live in the southern part of the state.

Many of them asked him to write a song, so he did. He shared his song, "Thousand Year Flood" on Facebook and it has 200,000 views.

Fire Crews Battle Upshur County House Fire Video included

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Fire fighters said no one was injured in the fire but the house is considered a total loss. 

New Deal Festival Draws Visitors from Around the Country

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History and family fun combined to make the New Deal Festival at Arthurdale a success on Saturday. 

Fairmont Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill Judge, Prosecuting Attorney

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A Fairmont man was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill a judge, an attorney, a prosecuting attorney and police officers in Marion and Harrison counties.

Pennsylvania Man Federally Charged on Heroin and Firearm Charges

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Jewel D Woods, 19, of McKees Rocks Pa., was charged with a heroin and firearms charge, according to United States Attorney General William J. Ihlenfeld II.  In January 2016, Woods allegedly possessed heroin with the intent to distribute it in Harrison County. He also possessed a Glock pistol for the drug trafficking crime.  Woods is charged with one count of "Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin", and one count of "Possession of Firearm in Furtherance of...

UPDATE: Westover Man Wanted For Malicious Wounding Found

WANTED: Terry Lynn Ford WANTED: Terry Lynn Ford
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According to the Morgantown Police Department, Terry Lynn Ford, 53, of Westover has been apprehended by the Westover Police Department.

Marion County Crews Battle 2 Separate Fires Overnight

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Marion County 911 dispatched fire crews to two separate fires in the county early Friday morning. The Fairmont Fire Department responded to a home on Suncrest Boulevard at 4:00 a.m. Chief Ed Simmons does not believe anyone lives in the home. Fire crews are still working to determine the cause. A second fire happened shortly before that at an apartment complex on Arley Street in Pleasant Valley.  The Pleasant Valley Fire Department responded to that fire. We'll contin...

Fairmont Fire Dept. Improves Safety Rating Video included

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Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) recently completed its evaluation of the Fairmont Fire Department.

Fairmont Man Arrested for Serving As Lookout During Westover Robbery

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A Fairmont man was arrested in Monongalia County early Thursday morning after police said he acted as a lookout for a robbery.

$1 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Fairmont Video included

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A lottery ticket matching five numbers from Wednesday's Powerball drawing was sold at East Park Mart in Fairmont. 

Granville Police Ask For Help Identifying 2 Fraud Suspects

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The Granville Police Department is asking for help identifying two fraud suspects. The suspects have been involved in fraud cases at Hibbett Sports, Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Target. 

One Person Transported To Hospital After Shooting Incident

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One person was transported to an area hospital after a shooting incident on Wednesday. According to 911 dispatchers, Doddridge County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a reported accidental shooting in West Union.  Deputies said it happened on Neely Avenue close to the Shop ‘N Save in West Union. One person was transported to United Hospital Center. Doddridge County Sheriff’s Department is handling the investigation. Stay with 12 News as we continue to...

Flooding victims in Greenbrier County identified

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State Police have released the identity of a person who was killed in the recent flooding.  Troopers said that the body found in the Greenbrier River near Caldwell, WV on Saturday, July 2, 2016 was Lisa Blankenship of Renick, WV.

Morgantown Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Synthetic Marijuana

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Randolph Kocan, 61, of Morgantown, pleaded guilty to distribution of synthetic marijuana and money laundering, according to United States Attorney, William J. Ihlenfeld, II,

37-Year-Old Fairmont Man Admits to Sexually Assaulting Young Girl

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A 37-year-old Fairmont man was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 16.

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