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Ritchie County Man Arrested on Child Abuse, Neglect Charges


West Virginia State Police have arrested a Ritchie County man accused of child abuse.Lewis Matthew Evans, 28, is accused of beating a 9-year-old boy Thursday night. 

Bridgeport, WV Mayor Mario Blount Set for Federal Plea Deal

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Blount, 51, a registered pharmacist, and two other defendants, Angela Davis, 51, and April Davis, 23, were indicted in May 2014 by a federal grand jury in Martinsburg.

Weston Police Investigating School Bus Accident


Authorities in Lewis County are investigating a school bus accident on August 28.

WVU Game Day Attendees Should Expect Parking Changes This Season Video included


The WVU students are officially settled in at the university. That means one thing, Football season is upon us. If you're planning on heading out to Milan Puskar Stadium to watch the Mountaineers, there are a few things you need to know about parking."Especially in the Blue Lot," said Matt Wells, from WVU Athletics.

190 citations issued during MSHA mine inspections

Federal impact inspections at U.S. mine operations in July resulted in 190 citations and eight orders.

Grafton Neighborhood 'In Shock' After Fatal Shooting Video included


The general consensus at the Briarcliff Apartments on Thursday morning was shock and disbelief, as those who know Tuesday Davis tried to wrap their heads around what triggered her to allegedly kill her husband.

Virginia Man Convicted of Morgantown Crimes, Sentenced in Massachusetts

Michael Tarpeh Michael Tarpeh

A Virginia man convicted of malicious assault and grand larceny in Morgantown has been sentenced on carjacking charges in Massachusetts.Michael Moses Tarpeh, 24, pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to at least five and no more than six years in prison after serving his West Virginia prison sentence. Prosecutors said Tarpeh threatened a man, punched him, then stole his car keys and $150 in cash, reports the Berkshire Eagle. Tarpeh is reported to have hung his head and wiped away te...

Doddridge County Schools Dismissing Early


Doddridge County Schools are on a 2 hour delay Thursday, August 28. This is due to a power outage.Stay with 12 News for all your school closings and delays.

Woman Arrested in Fatal Grafton Shooting


The Grafton Police Department arrest a Taylor County woman in connection to a fatal shooting Wednesday night.

SILVER ALERT: Elkins Police Looking for Missing Teen


The Elkins Police Department has issued a silver alert for a missing Randolph County teen.

New Jersey Woman Arrested in Taylor County

Jaime Adametz Jaime Adametz

A fugitive from New Jersey has been taken into custody in Taylor County.

Marion County Board of Education Investigating NMHS Teachers


The Marion County Board of Education has launched an investigation on a group of teachers at North Marion High School.

Randolph County Man Found Guilty of Sex Abuse Charges Granted New Trial


.A jury had found Derek Shifflett guilty on 27 counts each of first degree sexual assault, incest, and sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian.Shifflett sexually abused a young girl between 2011 and 2012.

Trial Date Set for Randolph County Man Accused of Murder

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A trial date has been set for a Randolph County man deemed competent to face murder charges.

Taylor County Fair Board Member Accused of Stealing Money From Fair


The Taylor County Sheriff's Department has arrested a member of the Taylor County Fair Board after he embezzled nearly $1,500 from the fair, according to Taylor County Prosecutor John Bord.Michael Joseph Knotts, 41, of Grafton is accused of breaking into the Taylor County Fair Grounds using a key he was given. After entering the secured gate, he entered a building on the fair grounds through an unlocked door, then kicked in an interior door to enter the room where the money is kept in a locke...

Woman Sells Heroin to Undercover Officer, 2 Others Arrested, $16K in Drugs Seized

Photo courtesy of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department Photo courtesy of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department

Law enforcement in Lewis and Harrison counties arrested three people on drug charges after a woman sold heroin to an undercover officer in Jane Lew on Tuesday, August 26.

Residents Express Concerns About Condition of Road in Harrison County Video included


Residents who live and drive on Corbin Branch Road in Harrison County are concerned with a certain stretch of that road. They've taken it into their own hands to alert other drivers of the danger.

Preston County Courthouse Closed Wednesday Due to Water Issue


The Preston County Courthouse will be closed Wednesday, August 27 citing water and sewer issues in the building.Circuit court, family court, magistrate court, and judicial offices in the courthouse closed Tuesday and will continue to be closed Wednesday, said Jennifer Bundy with the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.The closure is ordered by Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Lawrance S. Miller, Jr.

Man Accused in Morgantown Fatal Stabbing Waives Preliminary Hearing

Robert Hernandez Robert Hernandez

A man accused of killing a West Virginia University freshman waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Monongalia County court Monday.

West Virginia Illustrated Launches Mountaineer Game Day

West Virginia Illustrated launches new show, Mountaineer Game Day, airing live each Saturday at 10:00 a.m. ET on all West Virginia Media Holdings stations and live again at 11:00 a.m. ET on Root Sports Pittsburgh.

WVU Student Arrested for Selling Marijuana from Dorm Room

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West Virginia University Police arrested a Dadisman Hall resident after finding marijuana, baggies, xanax, and cash in his dorm room.

State Police Searching for Man Wanted on Sex Crimes in Fairmont, Clarksburg Area

Jeremy Marple Jeremy Marple

West Virginia State Police need your help locating a man wanted on multiple sexual related crimes.Jeremy Matthew Marple, 32, is believed to be traveling between Clarksburg and Fairmont. Marple is approximately 5'9'' and 145 lbs with green eyes and brown hair, according to state police.Marple is wanted on 14 felony counts including various sexual related crimes including sexual assault, sexual abuse by a parent or guardian, attempted sexual assault, plus probation violations.If you have inform...

Consol kicks off natural gas drilling project at Pittsburgh airport


Consol Energy is spending $500 million to drill oil and gas from a 9,000 acre parcel at the Pittsburgh airport, a project expected to generate another $500 million in up-front bonuses and royalty payments.

Professional Baseball is Coming to Morgantown, WV Video included


The short-season Class-A New York-Penn League franchise will serve as a Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate and its season will run from mid-June through Labor Day, according to a news release.

Several Cities Vie for Open Spaces in WV Home Rule Program Video included


On Monday Morgantown, Fairmont, Shinnston, Clarksburg and Buckhannon made their presentations. Howe said Home Rule has a lot of appeal.

Paving Work Continues on Route 50 Video included


Work began three weeks ago on the three-mile stretch, which starts in Harrison County, near the Route 76 intersection, and ends just before Belgium in Taylor County.

Preparations, Activities Underway At The Barbour County Fair Video included


The Barbour County Fair officially got underway over the weekend, but pieces are still being set up and readied for the big crowds that start arriving Monday night.

Common Core Critics Held Forum in Bridgeport Video included


There's no common ground when it comes to Common Core; supporters love the new learning standards and opponents think it will hurt students. Common Core is a set of expectations for what students should be able to do at each grade level to be college and career ready.The standards have become a hot-button topic nationally, and Sunday local opponents argued the standards take away local control from school boards, teachers and parents.

State Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Campus Ridge in Morgantown


The State Police responded to a reported armed robbery at Campus Ridge on Wedgewood Street in Morgantown .Troopers said that a female victim told them two black men broke into her apartment through a first floor window around 4:30 P.M. Saturday. 

Fire Damages Trailer in Barbour County

Courtesy: Nutter Fort Fire Dept. Courtesy: Nutter Fort Fire Dept.

Fire damaged a trailer on Route 119 in Barbour County early Saturday morning.

Business plan: WV is halfway through its 40-year plan to revitalize state's economy


West Virginia has come a long way since former President John F. Kennedy visited the hillsides in 1963. The state has seen much success, but still has much progress to make.

Miracle Meadows School Employees to Face Additional Charges


The investigation continues on the Miracle Meadows School in Salem.

Judicial Hearing Board Recommends Several Dispositions For Judge Jaymie Wilfong

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The 42 page brief was released on Friday.

Fairmont Planning Commission Recommends Connectivity Plan to be Adapted into City's Comprehensive Plan Video included


An initiative to make the city of Fairmont more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly is moving forward.

UPDATE: WVEDA Approves Transfer of Fairmont General Hospital Property Video included


The sale of Fairmont General Hospital is now one step closer to being completed, thanks to the city of Fairmont and the West Virginia Economic Develop Authority. 

2 Teenagers Taken into Custody for Wilson Street Burglary


The Morgantown Police Department arrested two male teenagers for a burglary at a home on Wilson Avenue.

Marion County Prosecutor Will Ask For Charges In 1974 Murder Case To Be Dismissed


Phillip Bush is already serving a life sentence in another murder case.

WV Firefighters Return Home After Fighting California Wild Fires


The team helped fight the Beaver Fire in Klamath National Forest, which is in northern California. 

Gunshot During Morgantown Fight Leads to Arrest


Police arrest one man on a wanton endangerment charge after an altercation Wednesday in Morgantown. 

Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Filed by Clarksburg City Councilman Sam Lopez

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Lopez filed the lawsuit after city council voted in February to remove him from office, following his conviction for domestic assault. 

United Hospital Center To Take Over St. Joseph's Hospital


The agreement still needs to pass several levels of review.

Taylor County Woman Appears in Court for Alleged Animal Neglect, Gives Horses Up Video included


She said the horses "could have had better care."

Harrison County Commission Swears In Three New Sheriff's Deputies Video included


Sheriff Albert Marano said two of the new deputies are replacing retirees, and one is a new position.

Police Investigating Armed Robbery in Morgantown

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The Morgantown Police Department is investigating an armed robbery Thursday morning.

Randolph County Couple Accused of Depriving Their Children Of Food


Authorities believe a Beverly couple used "nutritional deprivation" to punish their teen sons.

Marion County Boy Flown to Ruby After ATV Accident Video included

ATV Accident in Harrison County ATV Accident in Harrison County

A Marion County juvenile was flown to the hospital after crashing an ATV earlier this evening.

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