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Hundreds of Coal Miners, West Virginia Governor in Pittsburgh for Rally Video included

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Hundreds of West Virginia coal miners, coal supporters, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey are heading to Pittsburgh on Wednesday. More>>

Police: Woman Had Naked Man on Leash on Route 40

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Indecent exposure charges may be filed against one man after authorities say he was being led nude on a dog leash by a woman along Route 40. More>>

Flag cut down at Raleigh County Public Library in Beckley Video included

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 The incident happened at midnight between Sunday, July 27 and Monday, July 28. Officials with the library said that a person stood outside the library a made sure that no one was inside at the time.
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Cause of fatal St. Albans, WV fire released

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The investigation was a joint effort between the State Fire Marshal's Office and the St. Albans Police Department.   More>>

FirstEnergy responds to Marcellus expansion, begins building new substation

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As an attempt to keep up with the rapid expansion of the Marcellus Shale gas industry, FirstEnergy announced July 30 that it has begun construction on a new transmission substation near Sherwood in Doddridge County. More>>

Wheeling Native Competing in National 'Miss Outstanding Teen' Pageant This Week Video included

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On Wednesday night, Miss America's Outstanding Teen competition kicks off in Orlando and the Mountain State will be represented by Wheeling's June Braunlich. June won the Miss Outstanding Teen West Virginia title at the end of June at Fairmont State University. She will be going into her senior year at Wheeling Park High School this August. The competition runs for the next four days before Miss Outstanding Teen is crowned on Saturday More>>

WV Largest Yard Sale Starts Friday Video included

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Bargain hunters will be busy in North Central West Virginia this weekend. More>>

Interchange Dedicated to Sgt. Todd May in Mt. Morris, PA Video included

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Several law enforcement agencies from both Pennsylvania and West Virginia went to Mt. Morris, PA to show their support for an Interchange dedicated in Sgt. Todd May's memory."This was the site of a tragedy two years, five months, and eighteen days ago," said Monongalia County Sheriff Al Kisner.  More>>

NEW DEVELOPMENTS: VDOT announces single lane closure in East River Mountain Tunnel on Wednesday night Video included

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The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced that northbound traffic on Interstate-77 will be affected by work in the East River Mountain Tunnel on Wednesday night.  One lane on the northbound side of the tunnel will be closed from 8 p.m. on Wednesday until 7 a.m. on Thursday.  More>>

Will parking be an issue for Saints fans as the State Fair of West Virginia comes to town?

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Local New Orleans Saints fans continue to watch and enjoy their beloved team as they continue to practice in our area. But as the State Fair of West Virginia grows closer and closer, some are concerned if parking will soon be an issue. More>>

NWS Confirms Tornado Touched Down In Harrison County

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Representatives from the National Weather Service office in Charleston were in North Central West Virginia Tuesday to learn more about the storm that caused so much damage over the weekend.  More>>

22 miners killed in first half of 2014, MSHA proposes to impose amend safety regulations

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During the first half of 2014, 22 miners were killed in accidents across the country, representing an increase in the mid-year fatality count, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced July 28. More>>

UPDATE: Tank that contributed to chemical spill demolished

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The tank that contributed to the chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water supply for 300,000 West Virginians has been demolished.
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WV American Water Company reveals why it won't disclose safety plan

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The West Virginia Public Service Commission has been conducting an investigation on West Virginia American Water Company's role in the January 9, 2014, chemical leak. More>>

Tornado Confirmed in Pleasants and Ritchie from Sunday's Storm

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 Struck Sunday Evening with wind gusts to 100 MPH.  

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Emergency vehicle stolen from East River Mountain tunnel fire scene

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Troopers from the Princeton Detachment of the West Virginia State Police say two people are arrested for allegedly stealing an emergency vehicle from the scene of a vehicle fire.
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Weirton Police Officer Found to be Driving on Suspended License

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A Weirton police officer was discovered to have been driving on a suspended license after an investigation into a weekend accident. More>>

UPDATE: Fire at Morris Building in Huntington, WV ruled accidental Video included

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UPDATE: The July 27 fire at the Morris Building in downtown Huntington, WV is now under investigation. Investigators say it started in the elevator, which collapsed onto the 4th floor.  More>>

Three lenders agree to $950,000 settlement to resolve antitrust complaints in WV

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West Virginia will receive $950,000 from a settlement with GE Funding Capital Market Services, Trinity Plus Funding Co. LLC and Trinity Funding Co. LLC, to resolve complaints that they'd rigged bids, fixed prices and manipulated the market for municipal derivatives, More>>

UPDATE: Human Movement to acquire Dirty Girl Mud Run assets Video included

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UPDATE: 13 NEWS has learned some Dirty Girl Mud Run ticket holders will get refunds.
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New Martinsville Cleaning Up After Severe Storms Roll Through Area Video included

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New Martinsville residents were cleaning up on Monday after several buildings and homes were damaged and trees uprooted after violent weather rolled through the area. More>>

Four face charges in arson-for-hire case in Harrison County, WV

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Four West Virginia residents face arson charges in an insurance fraud case in the Laurel Valley area of Harrison County.T More>>

UPDATE: Board Suspends Medical License of McMechen Doctor at Center of State Investigation Video included

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The West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine on Friday held an emergency session in which they suspended the medical license of Dr. Roland F. Chalifoux Jr., after unsafe practices were alleged at Valley Pain Management in McMechen. More>>

Man Sentenced for Heroin Distribution in Wetzel County

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A Pittsburgh man is sentenced in connection with the distribution of more than 100 grams of heroin in the Wetzel County area.The United States Attorney's Office says 26-year-old Damon Reese will spend over 11 years in jail with four years of supervised release.The court also ordered he pay back over $8,000 and forfeit a 2002 Lexus. More>>

One lane now open on I-77 Northbound after fire in East River Mountain Tunnel

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 Ken King Regional Operations Director with VDOT told 59News the right lane on the Northbound side of I-77 at the East River Mountain Tunnel opened at 8:50 Saturday morning.

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UPDATE: Revised list of dangerous animals released; future meetings set Video included

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Committee also clarified the guidance for caging requirements and lowered some of the registration fees. More>>

Manchin brothers at odds over $1.7 million loan

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Dr. John Manchin II has gone to court to force his brothers, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III and Rock Manchin, to repay $1.7 million he loaned them to plump up the family’s failing business nearly 20 years ago. He also is asking the court to give him the one-third interest in other family assets he says his brothers promised him, plus interest and costs.
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WV Treasurer's Office warns residents about suspicious unclaimed property postcards

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For anyone urged to call a telephone number that promises recipients an unclaimed property search, State Treasurer John Perdue’s office is saying “don’t.” More>>

Two Morgantown, WV, residents charged with racking up $13,000 in electronics purchases for themselves with a government credit card

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Morgantown, West Virginia, residents Carl J. Gaul, 40, and Shawn E. Ratliff, 35, have been indicted for making nearly $13,100 in purchases with a government-issued credit card over a seven-month period in 2013.

 
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Logan, WV surface mine turned into National Guard training facility

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The Camp Branch site owned by Alpha Natural Resources in Logan County used to be a surface mine. Now, it has been turned into an airstrip for the West Virginia National Guard. More>>

West Virginia State Police Wraps Up Drug Eradication Effort Video included

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The West Virginia State Police has wrapped up one of its biggest drug eradication efforts. More>>

Huntington to get 10 new police officers to fight drugs at neighborhood level

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The Huntington Police Department will get ten new officers and one civilian employee who will focus on disrupting the drug trade that has spurred violence and staggering property crime. More>>

Task Force will address heroin problems in Kanawha County, WV Video included

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The Kanawha County Commission is using $250,000 in public safety grant money to address the growing problems with heroin. More>>

West Virginia Department of Education Holds Safe And Supportive Schools Meeting

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Teachers and school staff from around the state are gathered at Stonewall Resort today.Representatives of 22 high schools around West Virginia are meeting with state Department of Education officials to discuss efforts with the Safe and Supportive Schools grants.The grants are designed to help schools improve the lives and education of their student through improvements in education and the school environment."We're looking at our attendance rates, our discipline rates, and just trying to fig... More>>

West Virginia to receive federal funding for studies on long-term health effects

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 West Virginia will receive federal funding to understand the health effects of the January 9 chemical spill, which tainted the water supply for hundreds of thousands of people.
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EPA administrator testifies before US Senate committee on Clean Power Plan benefits

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before a U.S. Senate committee July 23 regarding the carbon-cutting Clean Power Plan that was announced June 2. More>>

Fugitive Who Confessed to Burying Infant in National Forest Faces New Charges

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Joseph Christy was a fugitive from justice for escape in Colorado Springs, Co. He had also stolen a vehicle from Iowa. More>>

Taylor County Residents Voice Concerns with Mine Ventilation Shaft Plans Video included

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The Department of Environmental Protection had an informal conference Tuesday evening for Taylor County residents to voice their concerns with the Ventilation Air Shaft near Tygart Lake. More>>

UPDATE: No agreement reached in Freedom Industries bankruptcy hearing

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A proposed agreement would settle 24 lawsuits against Freedom. Many businesses sued to recoup profits they lost while shuttered for days. A January tap-water ban affected 300,000 people. More>>

Upshur County OEM Warning Residents About New Scam

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The Upshur County Office of Emergency Management is warning residents of a scam involving the use of its phone number. OEM employees said that telemarketers are using its telephone number for sales calls regarding medical supplies.   More>>

Department of Health Alleges Unsafe Practices at McMechen Pain Management Clinic Video included

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The Ohio Department of Health and the West Virginia Department of Health are encouraging patients of a McMechen pain management clinic to talk with their primary care physician about testing for some infectious diseases following an investigation of the facility by the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health. More>>

West Virginia Fire Marshal's office files felony charges against Wharton-Barrett VFD officers

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The State Fire Marshal has filed felony charges against the Wharton-Barrett Volunteer fire chief and one of his officers for allegedly falsifying training records.
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Landlord says Beckley's "Ice Cream Man" has cockroaches infested in and around his ice cream Video included

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A Beckley icon is now searching for a place to live. Al Jessup, known to many as "The Ice Cream Man" was evicted from his home last Thursday. But was he wrongfully kicked out, or for good reason? More>>

Gilmer County Commissioner Charged With DUI

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Gilmer County Commissioner Brian Kennedy is charged with driving under the influence, after a weekend arrest, State Police said. More>>

Former Shinnston Police Officer Sentenced for Taking Drugs from Evidence Locker

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A former Shinnston Police officer was sentenced in court on Monday.Charles Henning, III, was sentenced four to 16 years in prison after he was charged for possessing a controlled substance by fraud, forgery, deception, or subterfuge. More>>

UPDATE: Youth Services Systems Responds After Corrections Officer Accused of Sex Crime Video included

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A West Virginia Division of Corrections officer has been charged with having sexual contact with a female juvenile inmate at the Lincoln Detention Center in Wheeling. More>>

DEP issues violations, halts operations at surface mine near Kanawha State Forest

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West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection inspectors have issued two violations, including one that has partially halted work operations, to the new Keystone Industries mountaintop removal site near Kanawha State Forest in the last two weeks. More>>

Metz Pleads Not Guilty to Murder of Mother, Grandmother in Lewis County; Files Motion to Dismiss Case

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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.  More>>

Trial Date Set for Randolph County Man Charged for Fatal Stabbing Video included

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A trial date has been set for a Randolph County man charged in a fatal stabbing.Thomas Chevy Vas is accused of stabbing Dustin White, 17, during a Tygart’s Valley High School football game in October 2012.Prosecuting Attorney Michael Parker said jury selection will be held on August 18 and the trial will take place on August 19.Stay with 12 News for more on this trial. More>>

Team USA Trains For World Canoe and Kayak Championships In Deep Creek, MD

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The World Championships have only been held in the US twice, both in Garrett County Maryland.  More>>

WVU Football Player Arrested On Out Of State Warrant

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West Virginia University running back Wendell Smallwood was arrested Monday by WVU Police.The WVU Police Chief, Bob Roberts, said the Wilmington Police Department, of Wilmington, Delaware contacted WVU police with a warrant for Smallwood's arrest.Smallwood, a sophomore at WVU, is being charged with witness intimidation out of Delaware.Chief Roberts said WVU Police will not release any more information on the case, since the Wilmington Police Department is handling it.12 News is working to get... More>>

UPDATE: Names released in fatal crash on Route 10 near Chapmanville, WV Video included

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Three people died in a crash involving a car and a pick-up truck on Route 10 near Chapmanville, West Virginia.
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Elkins High School Teacher Charged With Soliciting a Student

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Donald Johnson, 34, is accused of exchanging sexually explicit cell phone calls and text messages with a student. More>>

WVDEP urging tank owners to question process; register tanks

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The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection said July 17 they are urging tank owners to register with them before the Oct. 1 deadline. With just two and a half months to go before the aboveground storage tank registration deadline, the DEP said tank owners with questions about the process should come forward so they can get their registrations submitted on time. More>>

Newlon Competent to Stand in Murder Trial

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A Randolph County man accused of murder has been deemed competent to serve trial.82-year-old Theodore Newlon is accused of fatally shooting his wife, Dora Newlon, in 2012.Prosecutors called a witness who completed an evaluation on Newlon.A status hearing has been set for July to determine when a trial date will begin. More>>

Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority Meets in Doddridge County Video included

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During the meeting, Executive Director Joe DeLong outlined the agency's finances and spoke about where the jails were losing money and how that's being addressed. More>>

2 Indicted on Murder Charges in 1999 Disappearance of 2 Lewis County Women

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Two men have been indicted by a Lewis County grand jury on murder charges.Charles Steven Freeman, 51, of Archbold, Ohio, was re-arrested Wednesday on murder charges and Joseph Metz, of Weston, was re-arrested on the charge in January 2014 in connection to the 1999 disappearance of Mary Friend, 46 and Maxine Stalnaker, 69.The men were indicted in the July term of the grand jury on July 15, according to the indictment in Lewis County Circuit Court. Freeman, Metz, 39, and David Hughes, 58, were ... More>>

UPDATE: Murder case in Huntington, WV bound to the grand jury

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The case involving Spanish Merrell Smith, who was arrested in connection to a murder which occurred on 8th Avenue, was bound over to the grand jury . More>>

Trial Postponed for Fairmont Man Charged in Locust Avenue Quadruple Homicide Video included

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The trial for a Fairmont man charged in a Harrison County quadruple homicide has been postponed. More>>

WV Fire Commission Responds to City of Clarksburg: Municipalities Can Issue Permits for Building, Construction Video included

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 The West Virginia Fire Commission has responded to Clarksburg Mayor Cathy Goings in a letter dated July 11 following complaints that the city's code enforcement office had told residents it was unable to grant building permits. More>>

UPDATE: Court sides with EPA in mining permit process, WV lawmakers fight back

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After several-year battle in the court system, the Environmental Protection Agency came out with a victory July 11 when a federal appeals court panel upheld the Obama administration's efforts to block water pollution from mountaintop removal coal mining. More>>

WVU and Virginia Tech Finalize Football Agreement to Meet at FedEx Field in 2017

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West Virginia and Virginia Tech will play each other for the first time since 2005 when the two programs meet during the 2017 season opener from FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. More>>

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central West Virginia Announces Closure Video included

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The Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central West Virginia offices are closing July 31, according to a news release issued by the group Tuesday. More>>

Governor Tomblin Hosts Nationwide Launch of Bon Appetit Appalachia Culinary Map Video included

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Bon Appetit Appalachia features 283 locations, 21 are here in West Virginia.They include restaurants, markets, farms and fairs. More>>

Child Killed, Three Others Injured in Tyler County Camper Fire

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One child was killed and three others suffered serious burns after a fire in Tyler County early Monday morning. More>>

Trial For Bridgeport Mayor Rescheduled for December

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The trial date for former Bridgeport Best Care pharmacist Mario Blount and his two co-defendants has been rescheduled for December 1.  More>>

Motorists advised to ignore email purporting to be from E-ZPass

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Scammers are trying to frighten E-ZPass users by telling them they owe unpaid tolls and asking them to click on a link to get more information and pay the fees. The email, however, is not legitimate. More>>

Fresh Air Fund Helps Introduces Inner-City Kids to Country Life

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The Shinnston City Park gave a few inner city kids a different kind of experience Saturday.The park hosted its annual Fresh Air Fund Day Saturday afternoon. The fund brings kids from New York City neighborhoods to A rural area like West Virginia to experience a different way of life.Organizers of the event say there's one big difference between life in the country and their regular experience."They don't have to be afraid to play after dark, they don't have to be afraid of the host family's d... More>>

Hundreds of Gallons of Hydraulic Fluid Spills Into Ohio River Outside New Martinsville Video included

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Hundreds of gallons of hydraulic fluid were released into the Ohio River after a turbine failure at the city of New Martinsville hydroelectric plant on Thursday. More>>

National Weather Service: Tornado Touched Down in Taylor County Video included

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The National Weather Service in Charleston has determined a tornado touchdown occurred in Taylor County Tuesday based on damage in the area. More>>

WV Gov. Tomblin joins other governors to discuss jobs, economy

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On July 11, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined other political and business leaders to discuss the creation of jobs and growing state economies. More>>

Over 200 Marijuana Plants Seized at Sardis-Area Home

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The Sheriff’s Departments SWAT team, Patrol Deputies and members of the Natural Resources Police helped the Harrison County Street Crimes and Drug unit seize 234 marijuana plants, Thursday.   More>>

Back From Afghanistan, Marshall County Native Follows His Dream and Opens Restaurant

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There's a new restaurant in town that's getting a lot of attention, and the man behind it has had quite a journey to get to where he is. More>>

Study suggests MCHM could be more toxic than originally reported

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Six months after the Jan. 9 Freedom Industries chemical spill, when thousands of gallons of MCHM spilled into the Elk River, environmental engineer Andrew Whelton released new data that suggests the toxicity levels of Crude MCHM are much higher than had been previously reported. More>>

EPA proposes plan to prohibit chemicals used in refrigeration and air conditioning

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to prohibit the use of certain hydrofluorocarbons in aerosols, motor vehicle air conditioning, retail food refrigeration and vending machines, and foam blowing, the agency announced July 10. More>>

Clarksburg Police Warn Residents About Scam

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Clarksburg Police want area residents to be aware of a scam targeting people on the east coast. More>>

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The New Martinsville Police Department is asking residents to be on the lookout for a scam circulating across the area.Police Chief Tim Cecil said several residents have received calls telling them they are entitled to "big refunds," or that they owe money that must be immediately paid to the IRS. Scammers may even be able to recite the last four digits of a victim's social security number.Cecil wants people to be aware that the IRS will not call you, they would send a letter if there was an ... More>>

Tygart Lake State Park Recovering After Tuesday's Severe Storms Video included

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As of Wednesday, the majority of the state park remained closed, as it is completely without power. That includes the lodge, restrooms, cabins, and campgrounds. More>>

Landlords Suing City of Morgantown Over New Developments at WVU

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David and Richard Biafora of Metro Rentals, and Dan Shearer want the city to inspect and charge certain inspection fees on development associated with WVU. More>>

WV School Board returns local control of Preston County Schools

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The West Virginia Board of Education voted July 9 to return local control to Preston County schools. More>>

Logan man involved in Arch Coal kickback scheme admits filing fraudulent tax returns

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Gary Roeher, 52, of Holden, Logan County, West Virginia, admitted his role in a kickback scheme at Arch Coal’s Mountain Laurel Mining Complex. He faces up to three years in prison after admitting to filing fraudulent tax returns in 2010 and 2011. More>>

Bridgeport Police Find Blaze Orange Mask Used in White Oak Bank Robbery Video included

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Police are investigating an armed robbery at Huntington Bank located at White Oaks Monday. More>>

Wyoming County coal mine issued 38 health, safety violations

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The United States Mine Safety and Health Administration issued 38 violations to a Wyoming County coal mine after inspectors determined that conditions of the mine put miners at risk of developing black lung disease and increased the potential for deadly explosions. More>>

Claims office opens in Nitro to assist residents, students and workers get benefits for Monsanto dioxin exposure

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Beginning Tuesday, July 8, the court-appointed administrator of the Nitro Class Action Settlement, Thomas V. Flaherty, will have an office in Nitro, WV through Oct. 31 to help individuals who qualify obtain benefits. More>>

Former Moundsville Glass Plant Being Redeveloped Video included

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A former glass plant in the Northern Panhandle, is being redeveloped for a new use.
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Former Mingo prosecutor Michael Sparks sentenced to 12 months in prison

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Judge Thomas Johnston said he would have given Sparks a longer sentence if it would have been possible under state statute. Sparks also was sentenced to one year of probation after his release along with a $500 fine.  More>>

In Depth Look at Foster Care Discussed at West Virginia Court Improvement Program Conference Video included

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It's held annually to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect, and inform everyone involved in the process so they can do their jobs better. More>>

Local Teen Who Created "Michael's Meanies" Loses Courageous Battle Against Cancer Video included

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Michael Carroll, a local teenager who created "Michael's Meanies," lost his courageous battle against cancer early Thursday morning. More>>

MLB Donates Money To Complete Lewis County Project Video included

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Major League Baseball has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Lewis Baseball Association. More>>

USA Softball Women's National Team Plays Double Header/Hosts Clinic in Morgantown Video included

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Girls from the USA Softball Nationals Team played a doubleheader July 3 at Hawley Field. But that wasn't the only reason for their visit. They hosted a softball clinic for 150 girls ages six to sixteen.One of the 150 clinic participants was Hannah Roberts,13, from North Carolina, who is one of the youngest women to be diagnosed with breast cancer. She's still going through medical procedures but because of Jackie Traina, the stand out on the USA Nationals Team, Roberts made it to Morgantown.W... More>>

UPDATE: Charges Officially Dropped Against Two Indicted by Grand Jury Investigating Steubenville Rape Case

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On Tuesday, it was announced that charges were officially dismissed against Lynett Gorman and Seth Fluharty, two people who had been indicted by the Grand Jury investigating the Steubenville rape case.
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WV Fire Commission Orders Clarksburg Code Enforcement to Stop Operations Video included

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The West Virginia Fire Commission has ordered Clarksburg's Code Enforcement Office cease and desist operations following the Commission's consolidated complaint and notice of hearing against the city.  More>>

Upward Bound Olympics Come To Davis & Elkins

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Students from around West Virginia were on the D&E Campus Wednesday for the annual Upward Bound Olympics. More>>

Body Believed To Be That of Missing New Cumberland Teen Discovered Near Family's Property Video included

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After weeks of searching for Anthony “Tony” Pittman, authorities believe the body of the local teen was found during a search on Monday. More>>

WVU Unveils First New Building In String of Construction Projects Video included

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WVU has spent more than $250 million on construction for the campus, and that's just for academic buildings. Tuesday the university unveiled the newest completion on the Evansdale campus. More>>

Witnesses Take Stand in Case of Man Accused of Planting Explosive Devices Around Weirton City Building Video included

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The man arrested after explosive devices were found outside the Weirton City Building on May 5 of this year appeared in court on Monday for his preliminary hearing. More>>

Randolph County Sheriff's Department Completes Investigation Into Oct. 2013 Fatal Train Crash

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The Randolph County Sheriff's Department has completed the investigation into a fatal train crash involving a log truck and a tourist train at a Route 250 crossing on Cheat Mountain near the Randolph and Pocahontas county line in October 2013. More>>

Moundsville Native and WTRF Reporter Paige Madden Crowned Miss West Virginia Video included

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The 70th Miss West Virginia competition wrapped up on Tuesday night at Fairmont State University and crowned as 2014's Miss West Virginia was Moundsville native and WTRF reporter Paige Madden.In all, three Ohio Valley natives took awards at the event, as Miss Wheeling - Ashley McLaughlin - was named first runner up, and Julie Braunlich of Wheeling was crowned as Miss West Virginia's Outstanding Teen.Madden will now go on to compete in the Miss America pageant this September to represent the m... More>>

UPDATE: Patriot Coal confirms 75 layoffs in Boone County

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A total of 75 workers have been laid off two Patriot Coal mining complexes in Boone County, the company announced June 25.  More>>

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More than 100 cadets are in Preston County for the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Summer Encampment.It's being held at the West Virginia Army National Guard Training Facility at Camp Dawson, near Kingwood, and hosted by the West Virginia Wing of Civil Air Patrol. CAP is a volunteer auxiliary of the United States Air Force. More>>

UPDATE: Ritchie County Sheriff's Deputy Facing Felony Charge

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A Ritchie County Sheriff's Deputy is facing a felony charge of falsifying accounts and is accused of  lying about how many hours he had worked while being paid for them. More>>

Year-Long Investigation in Tyler County Leads to 16 Indictments on Meth Charges Video included

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Law enforcement in one northern panhandle county have announced the results of a year-long investigation into the meth trade.
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UPDATE: Putnam County prosecutor advises against letting Mark Plants into domestic violence prevention program Video included

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A child abuse complaint has been filed against Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants. More>>

Junior Firefighter Camp Teaches Teens Firefighting Skills Video included

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The ninth annual Junior Firefighter Camp got underway Saturday in Lewis County at the WVU Fire Service Extension in Butchersville. More>>

After 40 Years, Capitol Theatre's Original Pipe Organ Returns From Connecticut Video included

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A piece of Wheeling's history has come home to the Capitol Theatre. More>>

FCI Morgantown Escapee Cobbs Arrested by Mexican Authorities, Awaiting Extradition to WV

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A fugitive wanted by the U.S. Marshals in the Northern District of West Virginia for escaping from the Bureau of Prisons facility in Morgantown in 2013 has been returned to the United States from Mexico.Eugene Cobbs was arrested by Mexican authorities without incident Monday in Mexico, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service.Cobbs, 43, escaped from FCI Morgantownon April 10, 2013 and caught a bus to Philadelphia. In September 2013, U.S. Marshals discovered Cobbs had crossed... More>>

New Cumberland May Send Nuisance Property Owners to Jail Video included

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New Cumberland's City Council is considering requiring jail time for residents who refuse to clean up nuisance properties. More>>

Local Actor Being Sought for Role in West Virginia Film

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The West Virginia Film Office is looking for an area resident to appear in a movie currently being filmed in West Virginia. "Arms and the Man," is a feature film about a group of criminals who take over a farm and attempt to secede from the United States. The production company for the film is immediately casting for a biker or backwoodsman-type character (bearded) for a key role in the film. The actor must be available now through the end of the first week of July. It is a paid position.Thos... More>>

Vigilant Vet Racing Promotes PTSD Awareness

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Veterans Administration figures show seven to eight percent of the population go through post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives. Among veterans, those rates rise from 20 to 30 percent.June is PTSD Awareness Month and a group created here in our area is spreading a unique approach to treating PTSD.Friday is set-up day at the GNCC Snowshoe race. The Vigilant Vet Racing team readies their "bikes," as the racing ATVs are called, and prepare themselves for one tough cou... More>>

Tornado Memories Still Alive 70 Years Later

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Even though nature has healed, the memories of the 1944 Shinnston Tornado are still alive. "You heard the noise and boom you got popped, the storm was there and then it was gone," explained Shinnston resident, John Rice.  More>>

Clarksburg City Councilman Hopes to Add Wheelchair Accessible Swings to City Parks

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That's when Malfregeot started doing some research and found there are handicap accessible swings available. More>>

State Fire Marshal's Office Investigating Elkins Fire

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The West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating an Elkins fire that happened at approximately 1 p.m. Thursday. More>>

More Than 100 Volunteers Help with United Way's Day of Action Video included

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Volunteers went to different United Way Agencies like Health Access, Literacy Volunteers, and CASA to complete improvement projects that the organizations wouldn't generally be able to do alone. More>>

Guilty Plea Entered for Two East Liverpool Suspects in Extortion Case

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In Federal Court Wednesday, two East Liverpool suspects involved in an unusual extortion case plead guilty. More>>

Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in Upshur County Man's Murder Trial Video included

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The trial of an Upshur County man accused of murder got underway on Monday in Buckhannon. More>>

Monongalia County Sheriff's Department Responds to Aggressive Dog Complaint

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The Monongalia County Sheriff is standing by his deputy that shot and killed a dog over the weekend on Point Marion Road.  More>>

Woman Identified in Fatal Buckhannon Train Accident

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Chief Matthew Gregory of the Buckhannon Police Department reported a collision involving a train. More>>

UPDATE: Governor on Hand for Grand Opening of $15 Million Sledd Facility in Wheeling Video included

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After two-and-a-half years, and $15 million, a state-of-the-art facility is ready for business in Wheeling. More>>

Approximately 300 Preston County Residents Might Remain Without City Water

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Preston County Public Service District (PSD) No. 4 sent a letter just a few weeks ago explaining an Abandoned Mine Land (AML) waterline project would not be fully funded. That leaves around 300 households who previously thought they'd finally get running city water hanging out to dry.

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Las Trancas Mexican Cuisine Ordered to Pay More Than $300k in Back Wages Video included

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The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division's Pittsburgh District Office has ordered Vienna, West Virginia based restaurant Las Trancas Mexican Cuisine to pay more than $300,000 in back wages to 36 workers. More>>

W.Va's Most Efficient Power Plant Does Not Reach EPA Goal for CO2 in 2030

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Regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency have not been popular in West Virginia. Only one of its coal-fired power plants is even close to meeting the goals set to reduce carbon emissions by 2030. More>>

Mining Classes Begin in Marshall County Video included

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On Monday, classes will begin in Marshall County for graduating high school seniors who wish to get their mining card.An 80-hour training course will allow students to be eligible to apply for positions in local underground mines. This will be the 3rd year Marshall County schools has offered the program, and about 80 percent of the graduates from the training program are currently employed in the mining field. Steve Perkins of WVU is the instructor for the training and has more than 20 years ... More>>

Bridgeport Mayor, Co-Defendants Plead Not Guilty to Federal Drug Charges

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Angie and April Davis, co-defendants of Bridgeport Mayor Mario Blount in a federal drug case, pleaded not guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge John Kaull Friday. Blount pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday.  More>>

WVU Police Debuts "LiveSafe" App to Morgantown Area

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A new smartphone app lets you report a crime with a photo. It is called the “LiveSafe” app, and it connects anyone in the Morgantown area to the West Virginia University Police Department. You can report crimes in progress by sending a photo. It even helps you keep track of your friends if they’re walking alone. It does not replace WVU’s Alert System, however. “It’s continuously being used for emergencies only... More>>

Kristyn Palmer Enters Alford Guilty Plea in Ed Wilson's Murder

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A Baxter woman accused in the death of her father appeared in Marion County court Friday morning. More>>

Property Developers Sue the City of Morgantown

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Several long-time Morgantown property developers are suing the city over a development project on the site of the former VFW building. More>>

WVU Board of Governors Approves 2015 Budget, Tuition Increase

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WVU approves FY2015 budget reflecting state reductions, increased tuition and aid. More>>

Preserving WV's Historic Buildings: Mannington Train Depot Video included

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The Mannington Train Depot closed its doors in 1957 after more than 100 years of service. It was placed on the endangered list in 2011 and now the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia has stepped in to save it. "We have very buildings left in town. We did suffer the fire which many people know about. We lost a lot of our historic buildings. This sits right in the middle of our town and its very important that we don't let this one go into disarray also," said Rana Taylor, Mannington Main S... More>>

Morgantown WV Teen Convicted of Skylar Neese's Murder to Be Transferred to Women's Prison

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Monongalia County Circuit Judge Russell Clawges ruled Wednesday to move Rachel Shoaf, 17, to an adult facility. Shoaf pleaded guilty to stabbing Skylar Neese to death in January 2014, along with co-conspirator Shelia Eddy. More>>

Public Service Commission Conducts Roadcheck 2014

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Thousands of commercial vehicles drive on the interstate and highways every single day. It's important for drivers to keep track of their brakes, and even their sleep times. That's why the Public Service Commission is conducting a 72 hour safety road check.

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Bridgeport Mayor Mario Blount Indicted on Federal Drug Charges Video included

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A federal grand jury has indicted Bridgeport Mayor and former Best Care pharmacist Mario Blount on drug charges. More>>

Wheeling Chili Cook-Off Organizers Hope to Beat Last Year's Record of $80,000 Raised for United Way Video included

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Things are getting ready to heat up down at Heritage Port on Saturday for the 14th annual Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-Off.Chili cooks from Connecticut to Florida, including some local chili experts are preparing for the event, which includes food, live music, a car cruise, and lots of chili to sample.Every penny raised at the event goes to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley. Last year, they raised just over $80,000 and as always, organizers are looking to break that record. Some new cate... More>>

Workshop Educates on Positive Development from Shale Drilling

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A workshop on unconventional oil and gas development kicked off at the Waterfront place hotel on Tuesday.It discussed the positive economic impact that shale drilling has on the region and the negative impacts it can have on the environment. Experts from WVU talked about some potential drawbacks with industry leaders."I think it's important for the lay persons in the region to be educated about some of these technologies and the risks posed with these technologies. I think you'll be surprised... More>>

'Save the Tygart Watershed Association' Members Teach at Preston County School

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'Save the Tygart Watershed Association' came to Fellowsville Elementary School to teach the students about the water cycle and even look at some creepy crawlers. But what they're most concerned with is the quality of water of the left and right fork that leads into Little Sandy Creek. More>>

UPDATE: Victim's Name Released in Wellsburg Murder Video included

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A man allegedly murdered by a teenage girl in Wellsburg last week has been identified as Donald Bartz. More>>

New Federal Designation For Monongahela National Forest Works to Combat Insects and Diseases

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A new federal designation for Monongahela National Forest will allow the West Virginia Division of Forestry to work with the federal government to combat insect and disease threats to the forest.Governor Earl Ray Tomblin cited the threats to the forest in a recent letter; including beech bark disease, hemlock woolly adelgid, gypsy moth, and emerald ash borer. More>>

16-Year-Old Girl Arrested in Wellsburg Murder Video included

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One man is dead and a teenager in custody after a murder in Brooke County. More>>

Group Has 'Big Ideas' to Revitalize Downtown Wheeling Video included

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Big things are coming to Wheeling, and on Thursday night, about 30 people gathered to listen to ways to expand and revitalize the downtown area. More>>

16 Immigrants Officially Become United States Citizens in Clarksburg

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The newest citizens came from the United Kingdom, Canada, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, South Korea and elsewhere. More>>

Michael Palmer Denied a New Trial, Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Ed Wilson Video included

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A Marion County Man convicted of the first degree murder of his father-in-law has been denied a new trial. More>>

UPDATE: Weirton $1 Million Lottery Winner Introduced to Public at Press Conference Video included

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On Thursday. West Virginia's latest millionaire will be introduced during a special press conference.The $1 million Powerball winner and West Virginia resident came forward with the Match 5 ticket during last weeks Powerball drawing. The ticket was sold in Weirton. (Original Story: Weirton Man Buys $1 Million Winning Lottery Ticket)West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave will be introducing him at the Wheeling Island Casino-Racetrack at 1:30 p.m.Stay with wtrf.com throughout the day to s... More>>

WV Department of Education Appoints New Superintendent to Gilmer County Schools

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The West Virginia Board of Education has appointed Gabe Devono as superintendent of Gilmer County Schools. More>>

Arch Coal Submits New Mine Ventilation Shaft Plan Near Tygart Lake State Park

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In April, Taylor County residents expressed their concerns to the Department of Environmental Protection about a proposed mine shaft near Tygart Lake State Park. More>>

Supreme Court refuses to suspend Plants law license pending outcome of charges against him

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The state Supreme Court has refused to suspend embattled Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants' law license pending the outcome of disciplinary proceedings against him. More>>

WVU Introduces State Business Index for Monthly Economic Statistics Video included

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The West Virginia University Bureau of Economic Research introduced a monthly index of leading economic factors in the state.  More>>

Woman Arrested for Fatal Hit and Run in Star City

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The Star City Police Department has made an arrest for a fatal hit and run that happened on May 17, 2014. More>>

49 Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Arrests Made in Five-Day Patrol of Wheeling Area Video included

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During a Tuesday press conference, local authorities reported that after a five-day saturated patrol to specific areas in Wheeling, the "M-HIT North" team made 49 felony drug and misdemeanor arrests, and 82 citations. More>>

WVU Research Shows Fear of Dentist Causes Problems for Patient

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Going to the dentist might not be your favorite biannual event. New study done at WVU says that the fear of going to the dentist actually causes more problems in the long run.

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Weirton Man Buys $1 Million Winning Lottery Ticket Video included

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A Weirton man is $1 million richer after buying a winning lottery ticket at the Convenient Store on Pennsylvania Avenue. More>>

First Lady Tomblin Visits Doddridge County Elementary School Video included

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Tomblin also delivered 100 books for students to take home as part of the Scholastic Achievement Summer Reading Challenge. More>>

Monongalia County Man Lives Because of a Small Pump That Supports His Heart Video included

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Okey Simmons had to look for other options after he found out he didn't qualify for a heart transplant. More>>

UPDATE: Atomic Grill in Morgantown Ready to 'Show Some Skin'

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Online restaurant reviews can be harsh, but when one diner posted on Urban Spoon that the servers at the Atomic Grill needed to "show more skin," the owners were not going leave that one alone. More>>

New Cumberland Man, Woman Allegedly Tried to Hide $3,750 Worth of Marijuana in Bag of Dog Food Video included

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A New Cumberland, West Virginia man and woman are facing drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol officers allegedly discovered $3,750 worth of high-grade marijuana in their vehicle.Troopers report they stopped a 2003 Dodge Caravan, with West Virginia registration, for a marked lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike eastbound, in Lorain County on Wednesday. While speaking with the occupants, a patrol drug-sniffing canine was alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search then revealed 1.5 ... More>>

UPDATE: Man's Body Recovered From Ohio River in Jefferson County Video included

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A man's body was found in the Ohio River in Jefferson County on Friday morning. More>>

Traffic Deaths Related to Prescription Drug Use Doubles

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Driving isn't always an easy task. Drivers have to worry about the people around them, and their state of mind. When those people are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, even prescribed ones, things could get dangerous.The WVU Injury and Control Research Center did a study that found the use of prescription drugs in fatal car accidents doubled over a decade."We found that driver use of prescription drugs such as Opioids and Benzodiazapines has risen a lot," said Motao Zhu, the Program Di... More>>

Tomaro's Bakery Celebrates 100 Years in Business Video included

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The bakery that's famous for its Italian Bread and pepperoni rolls celebrated 100 years in business by throwing a party for the people who have kept it in business all these years. More>>

Mountaineer Highway Interdiction Team Is Successful in Increased Patrol Video included

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The 'Mountaineer Highway Interdiction Team', or M-Hit announced the near completion of a special "blitz.”This 'blitz' or saturation patrol started on May 19 and will be finishing today. State Police, the Bridgeport Police Department, and the Clarksburg Police Department worked together to increase patrol on highways, secondary roads, neighborhoods, and inspected parcels and packages. M-Hit recovered heroin, bath sal... More>>

Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Honored and Remembered at Ceremony in Harrison County Video included

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It's held not only to remember those officers, but to also honor their commitment to serving and protecting the public. More>>

Hancock County Launching App That Will Alert Residents About Emergencies Video included

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Local agencies will begin training for a new smartphone app that is coming to Hancock County.The "heads up" app is a way for residents to be alerted about emergencies in the area. First responders, utilities, and cities will be able to communicate immediately with residents from anything from water boil orders to school cancellations. The sheriff's department recently received a $30,000 grant from the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey to help cover the app purchase and start-up cos... More>>

UPDATE: Man Arrested in Connection With Explosives Discovered Around Weirton City Building Video included

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Authorities on Wednesday announced that an arrest has been made after chemical explosives were discovered around the Weirton City Building earlier this month. More>>

West Virginia Honor Flight: Part 4

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It was a little over a week ago when more than 90 of our nation's veterans stepped off of the Honor Flight at the North Central West Virginia Airport and witnessed what they consider one of the biggest surprises of their lives. May 10 was a long day of sightseeing, reflecting, and meeting forever friends. But it was over, well almost. ... More>>

John Marshall Speakers in Morgantown During Inaugural EDTalks Conference Video included

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Gordon Gee i keynote speaker during The Education Alliance's EDTalks. More>>

UPDATE: Police Seize Suspect Vehicle in Fatal Hit and Run

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The Star City Police Department is investigating a fatal hit and run that happened on Saturday, May 17.  More>>

UPDATE: Star City Search Leads to Arrest in Old Armed Robbery Cases

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Richard Coleman, 34, is charged with the armed robbery of the Smoker's Friendly in Westover on November 25, 2012 and the Wesbanco in Westover on January 3, 2013.  More>>

West Virginia Honor Flight: Part 3

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Last week's Honor Flight has left many of our nation's veterans with memories they will never forget. "The plate is just, truthfully, it's too full. There's too much to take in," said Archie Cain, WWII Army Veteran. Even though the veterans were only a few hours into their trip, they have already seen more than most people. They visited the WWII, Korean, and Vietnam Memorials, which were very near and dear to ever... More>>

Morgantown Resident Competes in 2014 National Geographic Bee

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Over the past year, four million students grades 4th through 8th have studied, practiced and participated in the National Geographic Bee. More>>

Mudslide Shuts Down New Cumberland Gas Station, Owner Says It Isn't the First Time Video included

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A Marathon gas station in New Cumberland was taken out of commission on Friday after a mudslide covered the property. More>>

Darnell Bouie Sentenced to Life in Prison with Mercy for Murder of Jayar Poindexter

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Harrison County Judge James Matish has sentenced a man convicted of murder to life in prison with the recommendation of mercy. More>>

Tenants Fight Mold and Monongalia County Landlord

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A Monongalia County couple tried to rent a home outside of Morgantown, but found it too hazardous to move in. Now, they're fighting to keep everyone else safe from it's dangers and what they call it's "negligent" landlord. More>>

UPDATE: Black Bear Burritos to Pay $232,295 in Back Wages to 105 Employees Video included

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Black Bear Burritos responds: "We did not pocket a penny of gratuity; we just distributed them incorrectly by including kitchen staff and general managers in that distribution." More>>

3rd Person Charged in Overdose Death of Monongah Child

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The child's great grandmother, Harriet Long, has been charged with child neglect resulting in death. More>>

West Virginia Honor Flight: Part 2 Video included

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Organizers of the Honor Flight said they wanted the trip to Washington, D.C. to be one the veterans will never forget. That was accomplished on its most recent flight out of North Central West Virginia. "I've been amazed by the reception we have gotten here. I couldn't believe it," said Charles Brown, WWII Navy Veteran. The veterans w... More>>

Tesla Motors Opens First 'Supercharger' in the State of West Virginia at The Highlands

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Electric car maker Tesla Motors has opened its first supercharger station in the state of West Virginia at The Highlands. More>>

West Virginia Honor Flight: Part 1

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The Honor Flight aims to get World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam veterans to visit their memorials in Washington D.C. Their most recent flight took off from Bridgeport this past weekend and it was one nearly 100 veterans were anxiously awaiting for. 91 veterans and 55 guardians took part in the flight on May 10. Out of those veterans... More>>

West Virginia University Names 2014 Foundation Scholars

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West Virginia University welcomed its newest class Foundation Scholars for 2014 on Wednesday.The scholars come from a number of places across the state.The Foundation Scholarship is awarded to the top students by WVU’s undergraduates, and benefits more than 5,500 students in the excess of $10 million.The newest Foundation Scholars are: Kensey Bergdorf of Evans, Daniel Berrebi of Morgantown, Anna Cokely of Harrisville , Nicole Hegele of Shady Spring, andSavannah Lusk of Covel.President Gordon ... More>>

UPDATE: Route 2 in Marshall County Reopens After Car, Tanker Collide Video included

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Route 2 in Marshall County is closed north of Fish Creek Road to the Wetzel County line after a car and tanker truck collided, leading to one person being airlifted to a local hospital.
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UPDATE: Chemical That Sparked Weekend Hazmat Situation in Follansbee Was Used as "Booby Trap" Video included

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Authorities have released the name of the chemical found in a bag that caused a hazardous material situation in Follansbee over the weekend. More>>

Gilmer, Lewis and Webster County To Vote on Sunday Hunting in Tuesday's Primary

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Lewis, Gilmer and Webster counties may become the newsest counties to permit Sunday Hunting. Currently 14 counties in the state allow the practice with the closest county in the north central region being Clay.  More>>

Gas Companies Turning Attention to Utica Shale in Marshall, Wetzel and Ohio Counties Video included

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Oil and natural gas companies in the northern panhandle are now turning their focus to Utica Shale. More>>

Local 8th Grader Heads to National Geography Bee for 3rd Time

Andrew Christy after winning the Geography Bee at St. Francis Catholic School for the third year in a row. Andrew Christy after winning the Geography Bee at St. Francis Catholic School for the third year in a row.
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Representing your school in the State Geography Bee is a big deal. Doing it three years in a row is an even bigger deal. One student is even heading to the National Geographic Bee in Washington DC on May 19."In fifth grade the teacher announced that we were having a Geography Bee. I had no idea what that was," said Andrew Christy, an 8th grader at St. Francis Catholic School in Morgantown. "I did pretty well so I thought it would be cool to keep going. And I did keep going. I got the second i... More>>

National Instant Criminal Background Check System Success Dependent on Local Agencies

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Ragan said one way to make sure the database is accurate, is for representatives from the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division to work with local, state, and federal agencies. More>>

Jerod Green Sentenced on WV Charges in Monongalia County Sheriff's Sgt. Death

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Monongalia County Circuit Judge Russell Clawges has sentenced Jerod Green on charges stemming from the night he killed Monongalia County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Todd May in February 2012. More>>

National Instant Criminal Background Check System Housed in Harrison County Video included

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If states don't report those individuals nationally, it's possible they could fall through the cracks. More>>

Preserving WV's Historic Buildings: Woodlawn Cemetery

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The historic Woodlawn Cemetery in Fairmont is the final resting place of thousands of people, including the 'Father of West Virginia', Francis Pierpont. "We have his wife Julia Augusta Robertson Pierpont who is considered the founder of Memorial Day, at least regionally," said Gena Wagaman, Woodlawn Cemetery Superintendent. "We have Boa... More>>

DEP Requests Further Information About Proposed Mine Ventilation Shaft Near Tygart Lake State Park

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The company, a subsidiary of Arch Coal, is considering alternate locations for the Leer Mine air shaft after residents and park visitors voiced their concerns about the original site.  More>>

Wheeling Jesuit, State Farm Join Forces to Combat Bullying Video included

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Schools all over the nation have stepped up their efforts to curb bullying, but the issue is no longer limited to the classroom. Now, cyber-bullying is occurring when a child or teenager is harassed or tormented on-line by another student. On Tuesday, Wheeling Jesuit University announced an extended partnership with State Farm Insurance to educate students on bullying. State Farm granted the University over $17,000 to the Coalition of Youth Safety, a course that is designed to teach Wheeling ... More>>

Arson Awareness Week Aims to Provide Citizens with Information Needed to Prevent Arson Video included

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The theme of this year's Arson Awareness Week is vehicle arson, which we don't see much in our area, but Magee said it is common. More>>

Eastern Hemlock Trees at Risk Due to Invasive Insect

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One of the most common trees across the Appalachian Mountains is the Eastern Hemlock, but many of the trees are at risk of dying due to a small invasive insect called the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. More>>

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    Finding a Family: Arther

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-06-25 21:56:26 GMT
    Arther is a big fan of the Mountaineers, and sports in general, so we met him at Milan Puskar Stadium for a tour. Arther, 14, plays football when he can, and has some skills on the basketball court too. He goes further than the field, though, for his favorite subject in school."Everybody else says 'gym,' which is true, I do like gym, but I also like math,"Artherr said. "Math is probably my favorite actual subject."He's on the honor role and also stands out for being considerate of the people ...
    Arther is a big fan of the Mountaineers, and sports in general, so we met him at Milan Puskar Stadium for a tour. Arther, 14, plays football when he can, and has some skills on the basketball court too. He goes further than the field, though, for his favorite subject in school."Everybody else says 'gym,' which is true, I do like gym, but I also like math,"Artherr said. "Math is probably my favorite actual subject."He's on the honor role and also stands out for being considerate of the people ...
  • Finding a Family: Robert

    Finding a Family: Robert

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-05-28 22:06:09 GMT
    Robert is 13 year old with a kind heart who it looking for a family he can share it with.
    Robert is 13 year old with a kind heart who it looking for a family he can share it with.
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    Finding A Family: Ronald

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    Teenagers like Ronald can be pretty independent, but that doesn't mean they don't need the love and stability of a family.
    Teenagers like Ronald can be pretty independent, but that doesn't mean they don't need the love and stability of a family.
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  • WVU Health Report: Dangers of heat stroke

    WVU Health Report: Dangers of heat stroke

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:39:29 GMT
    As the temperature increases outdoors so does the risk of heat stroke. This can be dangerous and lead to severe health risks if precautions are not taken.
    As the temperature increases outdoors so does the risk of heat stroke. This can be dangerous and lead to severe health risks if precautions are not taken.
  • WVU Health Report: Nordic Walking

    WVU Health Report: Nordic Walking

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-07-16 00:49:27 GMT
    Looking for a work out that's easier on your joints like walking, but burns more calories? Nordic walking may be for you.
    Looking for a work out that's easier on your joints like walking, but burns more calories? Nordic walking may be for you.
  • WVU Health Report: Tick Season

    WVU Health Report: Tick Season

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-07-01 23:58:12 GMT
    May through October is prime tick season in our region.
    May through October is prime tick season in our region.