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Taylor County Authorities Arrest Three Men on Drug Charges

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Grafton Police and Taylor County Sheriff's Deputies arrested three men on drug charges. James Michael Dash Jr. is charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine and Michael Lee Allen and Junias are charged with delivery of cocaine.  Police seized an unknown amount of cash and three vehicles.  Stay with 12 News as we continue to update this developing story. 

Test It Tuesday: Bakin' Bacon Video included

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Who doesn't love bacon? This week's Test it Tuesday item could make preparing this breakfast favorite even simpler. The "Bakin' Bacon" promises to evenly cook bacon in the oven without any added grease, but is "baking" truly the best way to do it? 

Six Levies Loom on Monongalia County Ballots as Primary Approaches Video included

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Election Day is a week away, and when it arrives, it'll present an unprecedented situation to Monongalia County voters. 

Area Vets Load Buses for Trip to PNC Park Video included

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For the third straight year, Operation Welcome Home sent buses from Morgantown, Clarksburg and Wheeling to PNC Park. 

Davis Health System Foundation Joins Largest Single Day Crowdfunding Event Video included

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The 24 hour crowdfunding event provides a platform to invest in and celebrate local nonprofits. 

Performance Chevrolet Teaming With Women's Aid in Crisis to Raise Sexual Assault Awareness Video included

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The "It's On Us" campaign is from the White House Task Force to protect students from sexual assault.

Main Street Buckhannon Featured in 2016 Main Streets Across America Video included

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West Virginia is represented this year by Main Street in Buckhannon.

West Virginia Attorney General's Office Works to Fight Substance Abuse Video included

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Patrick Morrisey recently announced his office returned $10 million back to the state's general fund.
 

Man Charged With Malicious Wounding Following Randolph County Stabbing Incident

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Deputies said 37-year-old Craig Stimson attacked two people he lived with, and also fired a gun.

Lewis County Assessor's Office Hosts Open House Video included

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The Lewis County Assessor's Office hosted an open house to show off its new home today. The office is the last one at the county Courthouse to move to its new location after renovations to the Courthouse, and the addition of the new annex.

Graceland Inn at Davis and Elkins College to Host Monthly 'Surf and Turf' Night Video included

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The restaurant is a part of the college's hospitality program.

Local Organizations Celebrate Entrepreneurs During National Small Business Week Video included

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Small business development centers across the state are hosting free business fundamentals courses this week.
 

White Hall Residents and Business Asked to Consider Annexation Video included

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Mayor Guy Ward said previous annexations helped expand the town's tax base.

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.

High school student exposes himself in team photo

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He was booked on a felony count of furnishing harmful items to minors and on 69 misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure.

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.

Preston County Animal Shelter to be Named Emergency Placement Partner Video included

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The Preston County Animal Shelter is on its way to a first of it’s kind partnership in West Virginia. 

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.

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.

National Initiative Brings Fall Prevention to Forefront in Morgantown Video included

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In 2014, more than 300 construction fatalities were caused by falls from elevation. This week, a national organization aims to spread awareness and reduce that number.

WVU Medicine Hosts Open Interviews Video included

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Officials said more than 300 people from at least four states registered to interview before noon. They expected to interview more than 1,000 applicants. 

'Downtown Grill' Opens in Fairmont Video included

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A new restaurant is now open for business in the city of Fairmont. The Downtown Grill opened last week, and owner Ashley Hunt said community support has kept them busy. 

Monongalia County Voters Use New Voting Equipment Video included

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Whether you vote in Monongalia County during early voting or on May 10, you'll use the new Express Vote Ballot Marking Device, which officials said will make voting easier than ever. 

Morgantown Kroger Begins $4 Million Renovation Video included

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Kroger has started a $4 million renovation of its store at Earl Core Road in Morgantown. 

Harrison County Clerk Encourages Everyone To Come Out And Vote Video included

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Susan Thomas and her staff are preparing for an increased voter turnout.  This year the county added two additional early vote precincts in Shinnston and Clarksburg.  

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.

Work Underway For The City Of Bridgeport's Veterans' Memorial Video included

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Last week crews put in place five pillars to represent the five branches of the military.

Elder Abuse Seminar Teaches Residents How To Avoid Falling For Popular Scams Video included

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The National Center on Aging reports that for every one elderly abuse case that's reported, four go unreported.
 

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.

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.

Westside Action Coalition and Fostering Fairmont Hold Community Visioning Conversations

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The Westside Action Coalition gathered with the Fostering Fairmont Project Friday at Morning Star Church. Fostering Fairmont is West Virginia University faculty and students who are doing outreach and service learning work in support of the Westside Action Coalition.  

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.

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

An instructor at the PopShop teaches a bassist in a one-on-one lesson. An instructor at the PopShop teaches a bassist in a one-on-one lesson.
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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.

West Virginia Black Bears Hold National Anthem Auditions Video included

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Community members from various surrounding areas came out to display their talent, hopeful for the chance to sing the powerful song before one of the team's home games.

Elephants perform for final time at Ringling Bros. Video included

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus bid farewell to its performing elephants on Sunday, as the show closed its own chapter on a practice that has entertained audiences in America for two centuries but has come...

GFWC Bridgeport Junior Woman’s Club Host Mother Daughter Brunch Video included

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GFWC Bridgeport Junior Woman’s Club was able to give mothers and their daughters some much needed mommy and me time Sunday at the Bridgeport Benedum Civic Center.

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.    

Friends of WVU Hospitals Honors Volunteers

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More than 25 volunteers received awards for donating their time to WVU Medicine hospitals.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day Offers Families Community Resources

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Harrison County YMCA offered a one stop shop for families Saturday at the Clarksburg City Park in Nutter Fort. 

WVU iASD Clinic Holds 5K Family Fun Run and Walk

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April is Autism Awareness Month and in honor of this, the iASD Clinic at WVU hosted a 5K Run and Family Fun Walk Saturday morning.  Several Runners and walkers from the community that are involved with the clinic gathered to show support for the kids. 

Hindu Religious and Cultural Center of Morgantown Holds Grand Opening Video included

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 The Grand opening of the HRCC Temple will provide a spiritual and cultural "home" for Hindus in the greater Morgantown area. HRCC is a volunteer-led and congregation-funded organization. 

Fairmont Police Department Takes Part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Video included

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Saturday, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) teams up with local law enforcement agencies across the country for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.  From 10 until 2 pm, citizens were able to drop off unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs at collection sites nearest to them.  

Winston Wheels and Tires Holds Grand Opening Video included

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Winston Wheels and Tires in Fairmont held a  Grand Opening Saturday at their location on Opal Drive.  Services provided here are tire repair, installation, and balancing.Free tire checks and pricings on next sets were offered to guests at the opening Saturday.

Harrison County CASA Hosts 4th Annual Super Hero 5K Video included

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CASA of Harrison and Marion Counties hosted its forth annual Super Hero 5K. 

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.  

United Hospital Center Walks With The Force To Combat Cancer Video included

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For the past five years, the walk has raised more than $35,000 and hospital associates said cancer survivorship is strong. 

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. 

Local Law Enforcement to Participate in National Drug Take-Back Initiative Video included

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  Morgantown Police Department Chief Ed Preston said this effort will help curb drug abuse in the state.

Former Miners Earn Diplomas to Prepare For Careers in Airline Industry Video included

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Classes prepared former miners and oil and gas workers for new careers. The previous five classes have seen success in the aviation field.

Superhero 5K Being Held to Benefit CASA Video included

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Marion and Harrison counties will come together tomorrow morning to fight child abuse and neglect. 

Antero Resources Donates $20,000 to United Way

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A local natural gas company is giving back to its community. Antero Resources has donated $20,000 to the United Way of Harrison County. The energy company made the donation today at its Bridgeport office. The United Way supports many agencies throughout Harrison County. 

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.

Monongalia County Arts Center Presents 'Walter Cronkite is Dead' Video included

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Friday evening, the Monongalia Arts Center will be presenting their big upcoming play for the Spring season. The comedy, Walter Cronkite is  dead, by Joe Calarco, highlights political differences in today's society.  

WVU Students Perform at 'Spring Dance Showcase Video included

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Thursday and Friday evenings, West Virginia University Students are presenting the Spring Dance Showcase. A variety of genres of dance are performed, with numbers taught by instructors as well as student choreographers.  

House of Delegates 48th District Democratic Candidate Forum Held in Clarksburg Video included

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Thursday evening in Clarksburg at the Uptown Event Center, the House of Delegates 48th District Democratic Candidate Forum was held.

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.

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

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A state law that goes into effect in June will allow for permitless concealed carry. Instructors said there are still many reasons to take a training course and get a permit.
 

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.

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.

Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center to Host "Girls Night Out" at the Waterfront Place Hotel

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Friday evening, the Monongalia Child Advocacy Center will be hosting a special evening called 'Girls Night Out' at the Waterfront Place Hotel

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. 

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. 

Mountainview Elementary School Unveils 'Buddy Bench' Video included

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Students at Mountainview Elementary School in Monongalia County hope a new project will prevent kids from being left out on the playground. 

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

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Three men were arrested in Morgantown Thursday after a quantity of oxycodone was sold to an informant.

New FirstEnergy Transmission Line to Benefit Gas Industry Video included

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Construction crews are raising steel poles in Harrison and Doddridge counties for FirstEnergy's new transmission line. 

WVU Commemorates Worker's Memorial Day Video included

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Representatives from two major unions were on hand in Morgantown.

PBHS Hosts Debate for the Candidates Video included

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The school's AP government classes held a debate for candidates, from Secretary of State to Board of Education.
 

ABU Extends Contract For Interim President Video included

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A local campus official will stay in his position longer than expected. Alderson Broaddus University extends the contract for Interim President Tim Barry. 

Women of Color Luncheon Held at FSU Video included

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Diversity and achievement were celebrated at Fairmont State University today. Tiffany Walker Samuels and Priscilla Ann Steed were honored at the Women of Color Luncheon. 

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.

Upshur County Library Director to Retire Video included

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Patricia Tolliver has been the library's director for four years. She was the assistant director for 10 years.

Harrison County Commission Candidate Accuses Commission of Favoritism Video included

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Democrat Al Cox said Commission arranged for Sam Cann to deliver a check to the Senior Center during a candidate forum, to promote the Vital Services Levy.

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.

Restaurant Road Trip: Farmington Cafe Video included

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"'Papa Joe's Famous Meats": when you see that sign, it can only mean one thing: you're in downtown Farmington. But just beyond that sign is an establishment that is already making a name for itself in Marion County: The Farmington Cafe. 

Children Become Salesmen at WVU During National Lemonade Day

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An organization at WVU joined a national initiative Wednesday by teaching children about business through a lemonade stand. 

Administrative Professionals Recognized in Randolph County Video included

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On Wednesday, bosses allowed their employees to treat themselves to a nice lunch.  At the same time, they helped the inaugural Randolph County Kids 5K Run coming up next month. 

WV Companies Learn How to Partner With U.S Government for Expansion Video included

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The U.S. Small Business Association hosted its dynamic networking conference today in Fairmont. 

Annual WVU Farms Kiddie Days Provides Glimpse of Agricultural Production Video included

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Thousands of young children from across the state are learning where their food comes from this week in Morgantown. 

County Commission Discuss Greater Harrison PSD Sewer Rate Increase

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Harrison County Commission met Thursday evening to discuss the sewer rate of Greater Harrison Public Service District. The PSD asked commission to consider granting a 3.5 percent increase. Greater Harrison PSD said the reason for the increase is the lagoon plant at West Milford was in violation with the DEP with high ammonia and nitrogen levels. Commission granted the 3.5 percent to the PSD. “I think there bills are pretty reasonable so I don’t see a problem. It’s ...

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