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2 Accidents in Bridgeport Cause Heavy Traffic, 2 Sent to UHC

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Just after 7:15 p.m. a two vehicle collision occurred heading west on Route 50 near the Old Bridgeport Hill/Emily Drive exit. Two people were transported to United Hospital Center for the injuries they sustained from the collision.Clarksburg Fire Department, Harrison County EMS, and Clarksburg Police responded. 

I79 Vehicle Collision Sends 2 People to Ruby Memorial Hospital

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HealthNet flew one person to Ruby Memorial Hospital Wednesday after a two vehicle collision with entrapment on Interstate 79.s

1 Dead After I-79 Motorcycle Crash in Marion County Video included

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Interstate 79 North has been shut down near mile marker 142 after a motorcycle crash in Marion County.It happened just before 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to 911 officials.A medical examiner was dispatched to the scene, according to 911 officials, along with state police, the Marion County Rescue Squad, and fire departments from Winfield and Pleasant Valley.Northbound traffic is being detoured off Exit 139 (Prickett's Fort). Drivers are being advised to avoid the area.We'll have more informati...

Rough Roads Slow Doddridge County Emergency Vehicle Response Time Video included

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Potholes are putting a beating on not only cars, but emergency vehicles, too.  Firefighters at McClellan Volunteer Fire Department have to navigate down twists and turns when answering emergency calls, where every second counts.

Elkins Police Appoints New Police Chief

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Cross will begin his duties on April 7.

FSU Police Arrest 2 Men After February Assault

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Two men are behind bars after Fairmont State University police said they brutally beat another man last February.Police arrested Bendale Williams, 21, and Tevin Taylor, 23, after discovering that they were the men responsible for the assault, which took place at a College Park residence.Witnesses said Williams and Taylor stomped on the 19-year-old victim's face, who was unable to speak upon being found outside the Bryant Place dormitory. His face was covered in blood and had multiple lacerati...

Several Monongalia County and Pennsylvania Fire Departments Battle House Fire Video included

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Several Fire Departments from Monongalia County and Green County, PA battled a house fire on Idlewood Drive in Morgantown Wednesday.Chief Ryan Gillespie of the Star City Fire Department said the fire started in the back upstairs room of the house just before Noon.Gillespie said someone from across town saw black smoke in the sky and called MECCA 911. 

3 Pennsylvania Residents Arrested on Drug Charges in Morgantown

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Three Pennsylvania residents were arrested Wednesday morning in Morgantown on drug charges.Qureem Overton, 32, of Butler, Pa., Katelin Conner, 18, of Lyndora, Pa., and Sarah Archer, 26, of Butler, Pa., were all arrested after an officer from the Westover Police Department responded to a noise complaint at 436 Dunkard Avenue.Overton answered the door and told the officer they would turn the music down, but the officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the residence, according to c...

Silver Alert Issued for Missing Harrison County Man

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Authorities have issued a Silver Alert for Barry Michael Wedgle, 61. He stands 5'6" tall and has blue eyes and shoulder-length gray hair. Wedgle wears glasses. He also suffers from depression.

Fire Destroys Home in Good Hope Video included

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Fire destroyed a house in Good Hope Wednesday morning.The West Milford Fire Department responded at approximately 11 a.m. to a house on Redfern Road, which was fully engulfed at the time of arrival.Nutter Fort, Mount Clare and Jane Lew Fire Departments also responded.No one was in the house at the time of the fire, and the house is a total loss.

Governor's Transportation Alternatives Program Allots $160,000 for Pleasant Valley Sidewalk Project Video included

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The state has allotted $160,000 for the project, the eighth phase in the city's ongoing initiative to create sidewalks in each of its four communities. The sidewalks in this particular phase will be in the Benton's Ferry area, from Landing Lane to Williamsburg Lane, on Pleasant Valley Road.

UPDATE: Officials File Motion to Move Rocco Zuccaro to South Carolina Facility Video included

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A Brooke County circuit judge has ordered Rocco Zuccaro to go back to Sharpe Hospital for a three month stay with leg shackles on at all times.

FEMA approves federal disaster declaration in W.Va.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved his request for a disaster declaration in West Virginia after a severe storm in early March.

Marion County Man Sentenced for 2013 Sexual Assault of 14-Year-Old Girl Video included

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In 2013, Jamey Dodrill had sex with the girl more than once in Marion and Harrison Counties.

West Virginia DNR Introduces Electronic Game Check for Hunting and Trapping

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For the first time beginning this month, hunters and trappers in West Virginia will be able to check in their game from their phones or computers.The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announced today that the system comes just in time for spring turkey season, which runs from April 27 to May 23."Those hunters who still like to talk directly to someone about their hunting experiences can stop by one of the approximately 180 official license agents and check in their game," said DNR D...

Witness in Recent Clarksburg Stabbing Arrested on Drug Charges

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A person originally identified as a witness in a recent Clarksburg stabbing has now been arrested on drug charges.Joshua White, 19, of Lost Creek, was arrested and charged with delivery of a controlled substance.After responding to a stabbing at 700 Locust Avenue on February 27, the Clarksburg City Police Department launched an preliminary investigation and found 10 pills in a plastic bag, which were identified as Clonazepam.During an interview, White told police he brought 10 Clonazepam pill...

Murray Energy temporarily idles Monongalia County, WV mine

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Murray Energy Corp. has temporarily and partially idled its Monongalia County Mine near Blacksville, West Virginia, effective March 31.

State Expands Access To Overdose Reversal Drug Video included

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Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed the 'Access to Opioid Antagonists Act' on February 26th, the new state bill authorizes licensed health care providers to prescribe opioid antagonists to first responders.

UPDATE: Metz Appears in Court, Defense Files Three Motions Video included

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A Lewis County man indicted in the death of his mother and grandmother pleaded not guilty in court Friday.Attorneys for Joseph Metz, 39, filed a motion to dismiss the case citing a defect in the case. 

UPDATE: No Injuries Reported From Grant Town Fire

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The State Fire Marshal's Office will investigate the cause of the fire in Grant Town, which badly damaged a home.

Tractor Trailer Overturns in Buckhannon, Spills Load of Paper Residue

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A tractor trailer overturned in Buckhannon Monday afternoon.At approximately 2 p.m., Donald Layfield, 62, of Clarksburg, lost control of the truck as he approached the AO railroad crossing on Sago Road off Route 20.The truck's load, which was paper residue, spilled onto the railroad tracks, according to police.Layfield sustained no injuries in the accident, and a preliminary investigation revealed a blown tire on the truck.The West Virginia State Police Buckhannon Attachment, railroad personn...

Philippi Woman Involved in Motorcycle Hit and Run to Pay $20,000 in Restitution

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A Philippi woman who hit a man on a motorcycle in East View and left the scene on September 18, 2014 appeared in court Monday.Kendra Vance, 27,struck Olan Leonard while he was riding a motorcycle on North Philippi Pike in the East View area of Clarksburg, and Vance left the scene. Leonard was flown by Healthnet to Ruby Memorial Hospital due to injuries sustained in the accident, which included numerous broken bones.Troopers were able to identify Vance following the crash through a credit card...

2 Philippi Men Arrested After Breaking Into Animal Clinic For Drugs

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Two men were arrested Thursday for breaking into a Philippi animal clinic Tuesday to steal drugs.

Hooked On Fishing Event Returns To Elkins

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For another year, the Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs Expo made its way to Elkins High School to try and provide an alternative to area kids by doing just what the name says; getting a fishing pole into their hands.

"In God We Trust" Specialty Plate Unveiled

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The proposed plate features an outline of West Virginia, complete with the state and American flags. Also featured within the state is an oversized star, meant to represent West Virginia as the 35th star on the American flag.

West Virginia Farm Bureau Donates to Ronald McDonald House

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The West Virginia Farm Bureau donated to observe the "Food Check-Out" which is an annual celebration of the affordable, safe and plentiful food grown by America's agriculture community. 

Preston County Sheriffs Search for Two Suspects Involved in String of Burglaries Video included

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The Preston County Sheriff's Department is searching for two men believed to be involved in multiple burglaries in the area.

Raleigh County Man Killed in Buckhannon Accident

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Mikal Avis, 27 of Mabscott was killed when his pick up truck flipped over on U.S. Route 33 in Buckhannon.

Little Kanawha River Water Reportedly Safe After Abandoned Mine Shaft Ruptures

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 An abandoned mine shaft in Gilmer County ruptured Thursday morning, shutting down Route 5 and spilling water into the Little Kanawha River.

FRMC Debuts New Rescue Squad Documentation Room Video included

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When members of the Marion County Rescue Squad bring patients to the emergency room, they know their job isn't done just yet. There's lots of paperwork to be filled out, and making sure the patient gets to where he or she needs to go. That process is about to get even smoother, thanks to the Fairmont Regional Medical Center's new state-of-the-art documentation room. 

Harrison County Man Arrested for Operating A Drug Lab

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SCAD Deputies have arrested a Harrison County man after finding a operating methamphetamine laboratory .

Harrison County, WV mine operator requests 'significant' coal slurry pond expansion

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A Murray Energy-owned mine operator has applied to significantly expand a coal slurry impoundment near the Robinson Run Mine in Harrison County, West Virginia.

Morgantown, WV woman pleads guilty to trafficking oxycodone

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Alicia Tavagilone, 21, of Morgantown, WV was part of a drug ring that transported heroin and prescription painkillers from Philadelphia to Morgantown.

Lodge at Blackwater Falls State Park Under Renovation

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The lodge has been closed while improvements are being made to the lodge's water and electrical system. 

Monongalia County Commission Approves 911 Landline Equalization Fee Video included

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Monongalia County Commission approved a landline 911 equalization fee increase. This after no one showed up in opposition at the public hearing.It's very rare that you come across someone that doesn't have a cell phone in their pocket.

Elkins Woman Arrested For Auto Theft

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An investigation discovered that Higgins' license was revoked for DUI and she is a fugitive from Florida. The vehicle she was operating in the pursuit was also reported stolen from Florida.

Harrison County Man Arrested for Child Pornography

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Phillip Hamilton Jr., 39, of Mt. Clare, is charged with production of child pornography after taking nine pictures of a 4 year old with his cell phone.

Fire Crews Battle Early Morning Fire at Bridgeport Residence

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 Several fire crews battled a house fire early Tuesday morning in Harrison County.

Group applies for 2016 Presidential or Vice Presidential debate to come to WV

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A presidential or vice presidential debate may be coming to Charleston in 2016.

New Wastewater Treatment Plant Being Built in Masontown Will Increase Rates Video included

Water from the current Wastewater Treatment Plant in Masontown runs off into Deckers Creek. Water from the current Wastewater Treatment Plant in Masontown runs off into Deckers Creek.
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Masontown is growing, but with that growth comes a problem. The wastewater treatment facility is no longer able to handle the capacity of the residents. Now the state is stepping in and forcing the town to make a $9.5 Million fix."We were discharging more than what we could take. A lot of the sewage that was being dumped into Decker's Creek after the plant wasn't being treated properly," James Cottrell, the Town Recorder in Masontown, said. 

Harrison County Couple Accused of 2014 Murder Await Trial

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A Harrison County couple accused of the first degree murder of Darrell Golden, 58, in early 2014 continue to await their trials.

UPDATE: Aquarium Lounge Hoping To Reopen in April Video included

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After nine months of reconstruction, owners are happy to announce that the Aquarium Lounge will reopen.  The restaurant suffered extensive smoke and water damage after catching on fire last July.

Maryland Man Arrested for Possession With Intent

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Police arrested Steven Remington Somers, of Clinton, Maryland, for possession with intent to delivery on March 20 in Morgantown.Police pulled Somers over for a traffic violation on University Avenue.

Clarksburg Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Minor in 2013

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A Clarksburg man was arrested on sexual assault charges Thursday.

Two Gilmer County Men Arrested on Drug Charges After Hitting Building in McDonald's Drive Thru

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Two Gilmer County men were arrested on drug charges Saturday after one man hit the building while going through the McDonald's drive thru.

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  • 1 Dead After I-79 Motorcycle Crash in Marion County

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    Wednesday, April 1 2015 7:39 PM EDT2015-04-01 23:39:15 GMT
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  • Fire Destroys Home in Good Hope

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    Wednesday, April 1 2015 12:04 PM EDT2015-04-01 16:04:51 GMT
    Fire destroyed a house in Good Hope Wednesday morning.The West Milford Fire Department responded at approximately 11 a.m. to a house on Redfern Road, which was fully engulfed at the time of arrival.Nutter Fort, Mount Clare and Jane Lew Fire Departments also responded.No one was in the house at the time of the fire, and the house is a total loss.
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