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2 Taken to Ruby After Marion County Crash

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The Marion County Rescue Squad transported two people to Ruby Memorial Hospital Saturday morning after a vehicle crash.

Multiple Vehicle Accident Closes Interstate 68 in Monongalia County

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Just after 11 p.m., deputies responded to a multiple vehicle accident on Interstate 68. Both east and westbound lanes were closed for hours as a result of the accident between mile markers 1 and 4.

UPDATE: Manhunt Ends After Preston County Murder Suspect Turns Himself In Video included

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West Virginia State Police have identified the woman they said was murdered by John Wayne Strawser, Jr, 37. Troopers found Amy Lou Buckingham, 38, lying in the driveway of her residence on North Street in Tunnelton, according to a press release. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

3 Arrested in Assault and Robbery Incident in Morgantown

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 The Morgantown Police Department arrested three men on robbery charges after an incident at an apartment building Wednesday night.

ABU Nursing Students Learn From Mock Accident Video included

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Nursing students from Alderson Broaddus University were getting their first glimpse of how emergency response works in the field.

2 Flown To Ruby After Route 119 Head-on Collision

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Two people were flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital after two vehicles collided head on Thursday morning in Taylor County.

2-Vehicle Collision in Preston County Sends 2 to Hospital, 1 to Jail

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A two-vehicle collision along U.S. Route 50 near Fellowsville in Preston County sent two people to the hospital and led to one arrest early Thursday morning.At approximately 4:30 a.m., the Preston County Sheriff's Office responded to the collision. After an initial investigation, officers determined that John Zogal, 35, of Tunnelton, was traveling east along U.S. Route 50 and crossed the center line, striking a Ford F-150 traveling west.The Ford was being driven by John Lipscomb, 51, of Eglon...

WV Attorney General argues against legality of EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan in federal court

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey presented oral arguments against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan before a three-judge panel in federal court April 16.

Crews Battle House Fire in Mannington Video included

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Several fire departments from Marion and Wetzel Counties responded to the scene of a house fire Thursday afternoon.

2 People Convicted of Trafficking Oxycodone Across State Line

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Two people were convicted in federal court Wednesday for their role in trafficking oxycodone from Philadelphia, Pa. to Morgantown.An investigation by the West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Mon Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force revealed that Keyara Peters, 21, of Rivesville, and Ryan Brooks, 28, of Morgantown, were bringing heroin and prescription painkillers across state lines for redistribution and sale.Peters and B...

Two Men Arrested for Morgantown Robbery Near Walnut Street Bridge

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A man was pepper sprayed, beaten and robbed on the stairs adjacent to the Walnut Street Bridge in Morgantown early Wednesday morning.The Morgantown Police Department said Jesse Lewis, 22, of Morgantown, and Mathew Bailey, 20, of Beckley, stole the victim's laptop computer, cell phone and wallet after beating him and spraying him with pepper spray at approximately 3:30 a.m. The victim ran from the area to the Monongalia County Sheriff's Office.Officers investigating the incident observed two s...

Mountain Air Services Moves Operation From Buckhannon To Morgantown

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Mountain Air Services on Wednesday flew its last flight from the Buckhannon Upshur Regional Airport, and will now operate out of Morgantown Municipal Airport.

Vendors, Owner Putting Finishing Touches on Arts & Antiques Marketplace in Fairmont Video included

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After months of hard work, the Arts and Antiques Marketplace is starting to come together, and vendors said it's already a breath of fresh air for downtown Fairmont.

Head-On Collision in Preston County Kills 1, Sends 3 to Hospital

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An elderly woman lost her life in Preston County Tuesday after a two-vehicle, head-on collision.A 2012 Nissan Versa collided head-on with a 2001 Ford F-150 at approximately 5 p.m. on Veterans Memorial Highway just west of Manown Mini Mart.Elizabeth Renshaw, 83, of Kingwood, was pronounced dead on the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.Mrs. Renshaw was the passenger in the Nissan. Her husband, Thomas Renshaw Jr., 64, of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, was driving the Nissa...

Elkins Man Convicted in Federal Court for Marijuana Trafficking

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An Elkins man was convicted in federal court Wednesday for marijuana trafficking in Randolph County.Mark Lambert, 39, of Elkins, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of marijuana. He faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, the Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

Man sentenced in fatal shooting of Morgantown man

A man who pleaded guilty to killing a Morgantown resident has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

W.Va. woman sentenced for selling bath salts

A northcentral West Virginia woman has been sentenced to two years and nine months in federal prison for synthetic drug sales.

Thieves Steal Instruments from Barbour County Church Video included

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Who would steal from a church? That's the question the members of Pentecostal Church of Ford Run are asking themselves after thieves broke in and stole three guitars and a DVR system.

Former Pennsylvania High School Teacher Pleads Guilty to Underage Sex Charges

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A former Pennsylvania high school teacher has pleaded guilty to trying to meet a teenage girl for sex.Daniel McGarvey, 44, pleaded guilty to travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

Juvenile Justice Facility in Tucker County To Become State Park Storage Facility Video included

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The West Virginia Division of Juvenile Services has requested to terminate its lease agreement, and the buildings will revert back to the state's Division of Natural Resources.

Recycling Bin Jump-Starts New Partnership Video included

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“I don't think I've ever been so excited over seeing a dumpster, because it's so much more than that.”

Motorcycle Collision on Route 50 Sends 1 Woman to Grafton City Hospital

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A motorcycle collided with an SUV Monday morning, sending one person to Grafton City Hospital.At approximately 11:45 a.m., a 44-year-old woman was riding a motorcycle on Route 50 near Meadland Road when she hit the side of an SUV in the opposite lane, according to West Virginia State Police.The Flemington EMS and Flemington Fire Departments responded. The West Virginia State Police will handle the investigation.

Hazelton Inmate Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2007 Murder of Fellow Inmate

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A federal inmate at the U.S. Penitentiary in Hazelton was sentenced to life in prison Monday for the 2007 murder of another inmate.Patrick Andrews, 34, formerly of Washington, D.C., pleaded guilty to one count of murder by a federal prisoner serving a life sentence and one count of second degree murder in a federal facility for his role in the Oct. 7, 2007, murder of fellow inmate Jesse Harris. He was sentenced to life in prison on each count.According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Andrews a...

UPDATE: WV State Police Respond to Armed Robbery at Copper Beech in Morgantown Video included

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 West Virginia State troopers responded Monday to a reported armed robbery at a Morgantown residence.

Fatal Tractor Accident in Marion County

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A Marion County man is dead after an accident in Baxter.

2 Taken to Ruby After Monongalia County Vehicle Accident

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Just after 5:30 a.m. Saturday the Monongalia County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a single vehicle accident in Monongalia County.

Lewis County Church Vandalized Video included

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Lewis County sheriff's deputies were called to St. Bernard's Church in Loveberry after church staff discovered some serious damage to the church.

Monongalia County Ballpark is the First Step in Four Phase Project

Northbound and Southbound exits on I-79 will be connected with an overpass to connect the East and West sides of the county. Northbound and Southbound exits on I-79 will be connected with an overpass to connect the East and West sides of the county.
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The grand opening of the ballpark is just the first step in a four phase project.Most people have noticed construction happening between the Westover and WVU exits on I- 79.

UPDATES: Preston Delegate Larry Williams to retire from WV Legislature, work for Ag Commission

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Delegate Larry A. Williams, D-Preston, is retiring after 22 years in the West Virginia Legislature to accept a job with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. He will oversee a new agribusiness venture that involves deer farms and using state-owned land to grow vegetables and livestock.

2 Men Arrested on Drug Charges in WVU Parking Garage Video included

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The Morgantown Police Department has arrested two men on drug charges.Police said they went to the West Virginia University Mountainlair parking garage to unlock a vehicle when they smelled marijuana.Trey Haught gave them permission to search his car, and they found marijuana.Travis Copeland said the marijuana belonged to him and Haught.

Hundreds of advocates rally at WV Capitol against changes to waiver by Bureau for Medical Services

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Several hundred people from all over West Virginia gathered at the Capitol steps for a rally against changes to a waiver they say means leaving thousands of West Virginians vulnerable.

Deputies Respond to Armed Robbery at Marion County CVS

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Just after 8:30 p.m., the Marion County Sheriff's Department responded to an armed robbery in Fairmont. The armed robbery happened at the CVS in Marion Square.The Marion County Sheriff's Department is investigating.

Emergency Crews Responders Give Flash Flood Advice Video included

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When high water hits West Virginia, every measure is taken to secure the safety of residents, but when flash floods and big storms hit during the night when people cannot see, that makes the job a little bit tougher.

Sen. Manchin to Relocate NCWV Regional Office to Fairmont Video included

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Senator Joe Manchin announced some good news for the city of Fairmont on Thursday: he'll be moving his regional office, representing North Central West Virginia, to Adams Street.

UPDATE: Missing Juvenile from Upshur County Camp Found in Harrison County

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The West Virginia State Police are looking for a runaway juvenile, Taylor Beale.Beale ran away from Camp Mohonegon near the Upshur/Barbour County line while on a camping trip.She is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs approximately 180 pounds, has long, dark brown hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black sweater with a green jacket over top and gray New Balance tennis shoes.If you have any information, contact TFC S. E. Hevener at the Philippi Detachment of the West Virgini...

Upshur County's OEM Director Announces Retirement Video included

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Upshur County's Emergency Management Director, Jim Farry, is retiring. Jim Farry has served as the county's OEM director since 2006. Prior to that, he was the county's assistant OEM director. 

Two Barbour County Men Arrested After Stealing Chevrolet Camaro in Philippi

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Two men were arrested after stealing a 1997 Chevrolet Camaro in Philippi Friday, April 3.Austin Mullins, 19, of Philippi, and Tate Parker, 20, of Belington, were arrested and charged with grand larceny auto.The vehicle was damaged when it was recovered off of Union Road.After further investigation by the Philippi Police Department, the Barbour County Sheriff's Department and the West Virginia State Police Crime Scene Unit, Mullins and Parker were taken into custody.Both Mullins and Parker are...

2 Transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital after Crashing ATV

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 At approximately 9:54 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the scene of an ATV accident with entrapment.

Man Breaks Into Bridgeport Restaurant, Barricades Self In for Hours Video included

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A man broke into a Bridgeport restaurant early Thursday morning barricading himself inside for hours.Bridgeport Police said Walter Corkran, 29, broke into TL Hotdog along Main Street in Bridgeport around 2 a.m. this morning.Police said Corkran barricaded himself in the basement for over six hours."Right now, he is being charged with breaking and entering, and there will probably be some additional charges when his case is presented to the grand jury," said Chief John Walker of the Bridgeport ...

Morgantown Man Wanted in Preston and Monongalia Counties for Multiple Felonies

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A man is wanted in Preston and Monongalia counties on numerous felony charges.The Preston County Sheriff's Department, the Morgantown detachment of the West Virginia State Police and the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department are trying to locate Douglas Young, 36, who has a last known address in Morgantown.Young is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He has numerous tattoos and is known to wear a mustache and goatee, but may have shaved...

Mountain Line Transit is Providing Transportation for Opening of Monongalia County Ballpark Video included

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Mountain Line Transit Authority will be providing transportation for the big opening weekend at the Monongalia County Ballpark.They are pleased to announce that in conjunction with WVU Athletics, they are going to be providing the Orange Line Tripper Express service for the first few games. Rides are free to valid WVU ID cardholders and to Senior Monongalians bus pass holders. For all others, rides are $1.50 round trip. Passes can also be purchased."The shuttles will begin downtown about an h...

Ritchie County Discusses Denied Waivers Video included

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The Ritchie County Board of Education held a special meeting Wednesday after the state board denied 27 counties the ability to waive school days.

WVU Fraternities and Sororities Working to Build Back Relationship with Morgantown Community Video included

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WVU put a suspension on all Greek life after two incidents during the Fall semester.One at the Kappa Sigma house where a pledge died and several Sigma chi pledges receiving underage drinking citations during a pledge initiation.With a lifted suspension on activities, fraternities and sororities said they're trying to get back on track to end the spring semester doing what they say is the root of Greek life, philanthropy.Pi Kappa Alpha is hosting a number of events to raise money for the Firef...

WVU Football Player Charged After Resisting Arrest Outside Nightclub

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Morgantown Police have arrested a West Virginia University football player after a fight outside a Morgantown bar.The incident happened outside Bent Willey's on Chestnut Street.Police say Kyle Rose resisted arrest and hit an officer in the forehead.Police say Rose continued to resist arrest, and they had to use a taser on him.Rose is charged with obstruction and battery of an officer, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct.

Clarksburg Police Arrest Glenville Man on Sexual Assault Charges Video included

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Clarksburg City Police have arrested a Glenville man on second degree sexual assault charges.Edward Durham, 32, is behind bars tonight after officers said he admitted to forcing a 22-year-old woman to engage in sex with him.Durham is currently in the North Central Regional Jail.

Two Fairmont Residents Plead Guilty for Manufacturing Methamphetamine

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Two Fairmont residents pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday for their role in manufacturing methamphetamine.Brittany Thompson, 26, and Raymond Leonard, 33, manufactured methamphetamine in October 2014 in Marion County.Thompson and Leonard each pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting the possession of material used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. They each face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

West Virginia State Board of Education Denies Counties Waiver Applications for Snow Days

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The West Virginia State Board of Education has denied the request for 27 county schools to waive some cancelled days due to winter weather.

City of Elkins Accepting Bids for Water Plant Project Video included

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The city of Elkins is accepting bids for a $31 million water improvement project.

Supporters Walk A Mile in Her Shoes in Elkins Video included

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The mission at A Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event is to create a public experience that gets the community to talk about a difficult subject: rape, sexual assault and gender violence.



Detroit Man Arrested After Mannington Fire Video included

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Terrence Ross, 22 of Detroit, is charged with first-degree arson.

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