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Bernie Sanders to Host Rally in Morgantown

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The rally will take place at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown.

Monongah Couple Allegedly Allows Children to Live in Unsanitary Conditions

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A Monongah couple was arrested Saturday after deputies found children living in deplorable conditions.

WBOY Teams Up with Primanti Bros. In The Fight Against Cancer Video included

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For 12 hours, Tuesday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., a portion of all proceeds from the Primanti Bros. located on Emily Drive in Clarksburg will benefit the Harrison County Relay For Life.

Man Flown to Hospital After Auto-Pedestrian Accident in Fairmont

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One man was flown to the hospital following an auto-pedestrian incident in Fairmont Tuesday afternoon.

RECALL ALERT: Giant Eagle recalls pecan, walnut cookies over milk labeling

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The chain wants customers to throw away the cookies or return them for a refund.

Lewis County Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison For Synthetic Drug Trafficking

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According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, John R. Burrows, 54, of Weston, sold a synthetic cannabinoid known as AM-2201 in a package labeled "Crown Worthy."

Clarksburg Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison For Child Pornography

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Christopher Anthony Castillo, 32, of Clarksburg repeatedly received and distributed sexually explicit images depicting minor victims.

Marion County Authorities Looking for Missing Fairmont Teen

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Justin Benson, 17, has been missing since April 23.

The Future of Coal; Major Issue in Campaign 2016 Video included

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There is a lot of coal left in West Virginia, but it's uncertain how much will ever be mined. In the past three years 11 thousand miners have lost their jobs, and coal tax revenue has dropped 40 percent, as the White House pushed for alternate energy. Some believe coal still a viable industry. "That being said, there will be coal needed. It will be at lower levels than it was before. Because there is a down town. A lot of the utility plants have switched from coal to natural gas...

Owners of Colasante's Restaurant in Morgantown Plan to Rebuild Video included

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A devastating fire swept over a well known Morgantown Restaurant, Colasante's early morning on Saturday April 23.

WVU Coliseum Reopens After Testing For Asbestos Video included

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According to WVU Director of Environmental Health and Safety, the WVU Coliseum was closed early Friday afternoon, after workers discovered possible asbestos.

Monongalia County Sheriff's Department Educates Residents On Gun Laws Video included

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In just a few short weeks, West Virginia residents will not be required to have a permit in order to carry a concealed firearm.

Bridgeport Man Caught With 600 Pills Pleads Guilty

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A Bridgeport man accused of possessing and attempting to distribute over 600 oxycodone pills pleaded guilty in federal court Monday.

Grafton Woman Allegedly Uses Fake Facebook Account to Set Up Robberies

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A Grafton woman was arrested in Harrison County Thursday after deputies found that she conspired with the two men to break into a Shinnston home.

Police Search For Missing Lost Creek Man

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The Morgantown Police Department is currently searching for missing Steven Joseph Tomasic, 35, of Lost Creek.

22-Year-Old Woman Flown After Rollover Accident in Upshur County Video included

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Deputies have released the names of the individuals involved in a rollover accident in Upshur County Friday night.

What You Need to Know For Morgantown's 2016 Student Move-Out

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The City of Morgantown is collaborating with local entities to prepare for WVU Student Move Out, May 4 - 15. This time each year, the City prepares for the pilgrimage of WVU students from their apartments and houses back to their hometowns.

Murray Energy to Close Powhatan No. 6 Mine Video included

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Murray Energy Corporation spokesman Gary Broadbent says The Ohio Valley Coal Company’s Powhatan No. 6 Mine will close in November. 

Insurance Agency Offers Tips on How to Deal with Damage From Hail Storm Video included

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Approximately 770 automobiles claims, as well as 220 homeowner property damage claims have been reported throughout West Virginia after the hailstorm that occurred on Thursday, April 28.

Morgantown BFS Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

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Michael Nicholas Shelton, 23, of Windber Borough, PA, surrendered to authorities in Windber Bourough and was charged with first degree robbery.

WATCH: Former President Bill Clinton Booed During Rally in West Virginia

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Not everyone was happy about the Clinton's visit to West Virginia. 

Woman Sues Starbucks For $5 Million Over 'Too Much Ice'

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Some people like their coffee hot, some like it cold, just make sure it's not "too hot" or "too cold" or it could end in a lawsuit.

Nissan recalls nearly 4 million cars with air bag problems

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Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash, leading to serious injuries or fatalities. reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

State Police Search For Missing Woman

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State Police are asking for your help in the search for a missing woman. Malinda Jo Jacob, 22, was last seen Friday at noon departing her mother's residence on Grassy Run Road in Fairmont.  

MUSIC MONDAYS: PopShop Teaches Music Lovers of All Ages Video included

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Repetition and practice makes perfect, right? The PopShop in Morgantown provides just that to kids from the age of 7 through adulthood. The music school teaches kids with everything from one-on-one lessons to full band practices.

State Fire Marshal Investigating Series of Fires in Barbour County Video included

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The West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating multiple arson fires in Barbour County.

Morgantown Police Search For Man After General Store Robbery

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Morgantown Police Department is searching for the man responsible for robbing the Little General Store on Van Voorhis Road Saturday night.    

Deputies Arrest Man After Morgantown Motel Robbery Video included

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Patrick Rimel is charged with entering without breaking at the Morgantown Motel.  

Deputies Search For Driver in Monongalia County Hit and Run

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Monongalia County Sheriff's Office is looking for the vehicle involved in a Saturday morning hit and run. Officers said a 31-year-old man was struck by a vehicle around 3:19 a.m. on Sugar Grove Road, in the Laurel Point area. 

Grafton Residents Pick Up The Pieces After Hail Storm Video included

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Grafton residents were hit the hardest following Thursday’s severe storms. When they walked outside to see the hail that showered their properties, it left many people in shock.

Sobriety Checkpoints April 29-April 30, 2016

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Preston County Sheriff's Office and West Virginia State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints April 29-April 30.  

Silver Alert Issued For Missing 66-Year-Old Disabled Man Cancelled

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According to State Police, the silver alert has been cancelled after 66-year-old Harold Franklin Morgan returned home safely. 

Man Arrested for Selling Drugs Near Upshur County School

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A French Creek man was arrested Thursday after police performed a controlled buy of methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana from him.

Florida Man Arrested in Morgantown Hotel With Drugs

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A Florida man was arrested at a hotel outside of Morgantown Thursday after Westover Police found a large quantity of drugs in his room.

Doddridge County EMS Closes Doors, Ambulance Authority to Handle All Calls Video included

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Doddridge County EMS is now closed.

WV Couple Arrested for Allegedly Playing Sexual Truth or Dare With Juveniles

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A West Virginia couple was arrested Wednesday after they were allegedly involved in a game of sexual truth or dare with minors.

Fugitive From Justice Arrested at Philippi Inn

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A Belington man was arrested on out of county warrants at Mountaineer Inn in Philippi.

Hillary to make campaign stop in WV

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The Democratic candidates for President of the United States are making stops here in West Virginia. During the week of April 25, 2016, Bernie Sanders stopped in Huntington.  

Water Leak Leads to Fire on Corbin Branch Road Video included

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According to firefighters, the blaze started in the basement of a home on Corbin Branch Road Friday afternoon.

Fairmont Doctor Arrested for Allegedly Exchanging Prescriptions for Sex

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A Fairmont doctor had his office and home raided Thursday and was subsequently arrested.

Part 2: Public Still Taking Concealed Carry Classes Despite Permitless Carry Law Video included

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Even though a state law for permitless concealed carry takes effect in June, instructors said concealed carry classes, especially among women, are still popular.

"Jane Doe" found in Ohio may be from West Virginia

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Police in Ohio along with The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children are hoping the public can help solve a 35-year-old mystery. 

Early voting for West Virginia primary starts Wednesday

Early voting for West Virginia primary under way

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Voters are heading to courthouses in counties across the area to choose their candidates in the West Virginia Primary election.  Polls opened on Wednesday April 27, 2016 and will be open during regular business hours on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.  Polls are closed on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

PHOTOS: Close to Record Breaking Hail in Taylor County, WV

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 If you have photos of the hail Thursday evening, post them to the WBOY 12 News Facebook page or email them to news@wboy.com. 

Bridgeport Woman Arrested for Meth Lab in Apartment Complex

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A Bridgeport woman was arrested Thursday after officers observed parts of a methamphetamine lab while responding to a domestic disturbance.

Stealey Man Arrested for Allegedly Selling Crack Cocaine

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A 28-year-old Clarksburg man was arrested Thursday after local authorities completed an undercover investigation and found crack cocaine in his home.

Selfie-taking inmate was trying to have a good time in jail

West Virginia jail officials are investigating an inmate's use of a cellphone to take photos of himself and others inside a transport van and posting them online.

Cops: 1 of 2 boys found badly beaten at Ohio motel has died

Police in Ohio say one of two young brothers found badly beaten at a motel has died.

WVU Rifle Team Member to Compete in Rio Olympics Video included

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Not only is the WVU Rifle Team the owner of 18 NCAA National Championship trophies, it’s also continuing the tradition again this year by sending student athletes to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. 

Large Hail Falls in Taylor County Leaving Behind Damage - Day 4: Forecasting in West Virginia & Virginia

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NORMAN, OKLAHOMA (WBOY) - What I thought was going to be a semi-busy day with severe weather into Virginia, turned into a busy second half of the day with large hail, larger than we've seen in a very long time falling in North Central West Virginia!

WVU Medicine to Add 400+ Employees After Open Interviews Video included

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With the new tower at Ruby Memorial Hospital expected to open Jan. 1, WVU Medicine will hold open interviews Monday. 

Parking Meter Rates Could Double in City of Fairmont Video included

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If you are in Downtown Fairmont a lot, you might need to bring more quarters with you in the near future. 

3 Men Arrested in Morgantown for Allegedly Selling Oxycodone

Zachary Lefever (left), Travon Evans (top right), and Okwane Thornton (bottom right) Zachary Lefever (left), Travon Evans (top right), and Okwane Thornton (bottom right)
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Three men were arrested in Morgantown Thursday after a quantity of oxycodone was sold to an informant.

ABU Launches New Smartphone App Video included

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Staff at Alderson Broaddus University have partnered with a Huntington-based app maker to make the campus more connected than ever before.

17-Year Cicadas Are About To Emerge In the Ohio Valley Video included

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People's reactions range from fascination to fear. One cicada researcher says this brood, named Brood V,  is going to be big. In fact, he said they will emerge by the billions.

2-Vehicle Accident Sends 4 to Hospital in Preston County

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A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Gladesville Road and West Virginia Route 92 in Preston County sent four people to the hospital Thursday.

New Trial Set For Randolph County Man Indicted on Sexual Assault Charges Video included

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He's accused of assaulting a girl over a five year period.

Morgantown Man Charged with Sexual Assault of 11-Year-Old Girl

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A Morgantown man was arrested Tuesday after an 11-year-old girl told police he touched her inappropriately.

Man in Costume Threatening Baltimore TV Station With Bomb Shot by Police

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According to ABC2News, Fox 45 in Baltimore was evacuated after reports of a man in the station's lobby claiming to have a bomb strapped to him.  This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more updates. 

Reports: Prescription drugs found with Prince at death scene

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Prescription drugs were discovered with Prince when he was found dead in his Paisley Park home.

Fight in Grafton Leads to Stabbing

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Police responded to a home on Dorsey Street, where they said David Christopher Monroe, of Clarksburg, stabbed a man after they got into a fight.

Caitlyn Jenner uses women's room at Trump hotel, posts video

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Caitlyn Jenner has taken up Donald Trump's offer and used the women's restroom at one of his luxury buildings.

Bedbugs are drawn to certain colors, study finds

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If you're planning on traveling any time in the near future, you might want to grab your brightest colored luggage. A new study finds bedbugs are attracted to certain colors more than others.

Does WV Election Code Ban Selfies in a Voting Booth?

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When heading to polls this election season, taking a photo or "selfie" to mark the occasion may seem appropriate, but is it actually illegal? 

Weston Man Arrested After Deputies Find Variety of Drugs in Home

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A Weston man was arrested Tuesday after deputies said they found a variety of illicit drugs in his home.

UPDATE: Pain doctor sentenced in Beckley

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A plea hearing was held on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 for Dr. Jose Jorge Abbud Gordinho, who was indicted on charges of illegal distribution of a controlled substance without a valid medical reason.  

TRAFFIC ALERT: Vehicle Accident on Route 50 Near Bridgeport Hill

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Officers said a van ran the red light and a pickup truck T-boned the van. 

Ford recalls 202K pickups, SUVs, cars to fix transmissions

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Ford is recalling nearly 202,000 pickup trucks, SUVs and cars in North America because the automatic transmissions can suddenly downshift to first gear.

Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction?

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The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to painkillers.

Mother says Man Flashed 3-Year-Old Daughter Video included

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Ashley Sigman says her kids were playing in the front yard of her St. Albans, WV apartment when she received a phone call from her neighbor that made her heart drop. "I have someone calling me saying you need to get out front like there is a strange man exposing himself for one and not to mention trying to lure her out the gate," said Ashley.

Murray Energy Challenges EPA's Final Ruling on Pollution Standards

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Murray Energy is challenging the environmental protection agency's final ruling that its 2014 "mercury and air toxics standards" will remain, even after new cost considerations.

Harrison County Man Set to Face Charges in Sexual Assault and Robbery Case Video included

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A new trial is set for a 2001 case involving a Harrison County man. Joseph Buffey will stand trial October 11.   

Strahan to exit 'Live' in May, Ripa says all is forgiven Video included

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Kelly Ripa returned to her daytime talk show Tuesday after time off to "gather (her) thoughts" in response to learning her co-host Michael Strahan is leaving, saying the incident had started a conversation about workplace...

Frozen vegetables recalled for possible listeria contamination

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A company is recalling its frozen vegetables in the United States and Canada over a possible listeria contamination. According to the FDA, CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is recalling 15 frozen vegetable items that could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes after state health officials in Ohio discovered Listeria during routine testing. 


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