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Two Morgantown Residents Indicted on Embezzlement and Theft Charges

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Carl J. Gaul, 40, and Shawn E. Ratliff, 35, of Morgantown were indicted by a federal grand jury.

Mustang Loses Control on Interstate 79 in Marion County

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Emergency crews responded to a car crash on Interstate 79 near mile marker 133 on Wednesday night just before 9 p.m.

Controversial list of dangerous animals revised, clarified at meeting in South Charleston, WV Video included

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

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.

Truck Hauling Asphalt Tips Over on Route 50 in Clarksburg Video included

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Traffic on Route 50 in Clarksburg is moving slowly after a truck hauling asphalt rolled over just before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.One person was transported to a hospital from the incident. The Clarksburg Fire Department and Harrison County EMS responded to the scene.The Clarksburg Police Department is investigating.

Fairmont Woman Accused of Leaving Baby Naked, Alone

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Fairmont Police have arrested a Benoni Avenue woman and charged her with child neglect.After receiving information that Kathleen Lorraine Moule, 28, was possibly a missing person, Fairmont Police Pfc. Jack Frost went to her Fairmont home and heard a baby crying inside. Pfc. Frost announced his presence several times before entering the home to locate the baby, according to a court filing. The baby was located in a closed room upstairs, unclothed, and without a diaper, food, or water. 

2 Transported After Vehicle Strikes Pole in Berryburg

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One person was flown to Ruby Hospital after sustaining injuries from a car accident in Barbour County.

2 Vehicle Accident on Route 33 Sends 4 to the Hospital

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 West Virginia State Police said a person has died as a result of the two car collision in Randolph County that happened on July 18.

2 PA Residents Charged With Murder in Wetzel County Fatal Fire Case

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Three people were killed in the January fire.

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.

Investigation Continues for Jane Lew Glass Factory Fire

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The investigation continues to find a cause for a fire that damaged a Jane Lew business on Sunday, July 20.The Jane Lew Glass Factory caught on fire Sunday afternoon. Fire destroyed part of one wing in the building. 

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.

2 Vehicle Collision in Marion County Sends 2 to the Hospital

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A two car collision in Marion County sent two people to the hospital on Sunday evening.  It happened just after 9:30 p.m. at the White Hall exit ramp, off of Interstate 79 South, when two cars collided merging onto the interstate.

1 Woman Flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital After Motorcycle Accident in Taylor County

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The Taylor County Sheriff’s Department said the woman was riding her motorcycle heading east on Route 50 near Pruntytown, when she lost control and went into the other lane.

Man Arrested in Harrison County on Drug Charges

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William Radcliff, 43, was arrested and charged with exposure of meth mfg to a first responder, exposure of meth mfg to a child, and operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab.

1 Flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Harrison County Crash Video included

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The Harrison County Sheriff's Department responded to a two vehicle head on crash in Shinnston Friday.It happened at approximately 3:40 p.m. on the Gypsy bridge. 

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.

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...

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. 

Malaysia says jetliner did not make distress call

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The Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went down in war-torn Ukraine did not make any distress call, Malaysia's prime minister said Friday, adding that its flight route had been declared safe by the global civil aviation...

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.

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 ...

Legendary Pirates Players Participate in Mon General Hospital Golf Outing

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More than 150 golfers turned out for the 6th Annual Million Dollar Shot Golf Tournament for Mon General Hospital.The golfers received a pleasant surprise when they found out they'd be competing against two legendary Pittsburgh Pirates, Bill Mazeroski and Elroy Face."I've been to quite a few of these golf tournaments for Mon general through Bob Toth who does a lot of help for Mon General Hospital and he does a great job," said Mazeroski. "I'm here with him and hopefully we can do a great job f...

Morgantown Fugitive Arrested in Philadelphia

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U.S. Marshals have arrested a Pennsylvania man wanted on terroristic threats and sexual assault charges in Morgantown.Husain Youngblood, 28, was arrested at approximately 9 a.m. Thursday in Philadelphia. The Morgantown Police Department said Youngblood sexually assaulted a woman in September 2013. Youngblood had been avoiding authorities since he threatened the woman in December 2013, said Assistant Deputy U.S. Marshal Terry Moore.The U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force tracked Y...

2 Kentucky Men Arrested on Drug Charges in Bridgeport

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The Bridgeport Police Department arrested two people on drug charges near the Meadowbrook exit of Interstate 79 at 11 a.m. Thursday.Police initiated the stop on a black Kia Soul because the driver was speeding, said Lt. M.J. Lemley. During the stop, the driver and passenger raised the suspicion of Officer Toothman and a K-9 officer was dispatched to the scene, along with two members of the Mountaineer Highway Interdiction Team. Officers located 1.5 ounces of hallucinogenic mushrooms, approxim...

Morrisey: Apple Inc. settlement is an important victory for electronic book consumers in WV

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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said West Virginia consumers could receive as much as $1.7 million as part of a $400 million settlement between Apple Inc. and 33 states and territories to resolve a price-fixing lawsuit against the company.

Granville Police: Woman Unconscious in Car With Child in Back Seat

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Granville Police have arrested a Fairmont woman after she was unconscious in her vehicle with a toddler in the back seat.Police were dispatched to University Town Center drive for a welfare check. Upon arrival, police saw Amber Ann Keener, 25, slumped over in the driver's seat with her head near the gearshift of the vehicle. A young boy was in a car seat in the back seat asleep. Keener woke up and appeared to be very lethargic, according to a criminal complaint filed by Sgt. Brian Hill. Polic...

Clarksburg Man Dead in PA Tanker Truck Crash

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A Clarksburg man is dead following a tanker truck rollover in Jefferson Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania.The truck was traveling south when the driver, identified by the Greene County Coroner's Office as Leroy Melvin Knisley, 42, of Clarksburg, lost control in a curve and traveled into the northbound lane. The truck rolled onto the driver's side, hit a Nissan Xterra, then rolled over a hillside and into a garage.The driver of the Nissan is being treated at Allegheny General Hospital. The...

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.

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U.S. Postal Service Reducing Retail Service Hours in Rural Community Post Offices

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Lorentz is one of many small communities in Upshur County that relies on its post office. Now this post office and several other locations are facing a reduction in hours, and residents are concerned.

High Speed Police Pursuit Ends in Accident on Route 50

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A high speed car chase in Doddridge County lead to a accident Wednesday night that shut down the westbound lanes of Route 50.

Harrison County SCAD Unit Makes 5 Drug Arrests

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The Harrison County Street Crimes and Drug Unit made five arrests as part of a new undercover initiative to catch criminals involved in drug activity. 

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.

Upshur County Man Arrested for Possession of 2 Marijuana Plants

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The Upshur County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Buckhannon man on drug charges.  

Marion County Man Found With Several Drugs in Possession

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 Deputies said that Jesse Valentine, 32, had the drug Xanax in a small bottle on his keychain. Deputies also found cocaine in his wallet, marijuana, mushrooms, LSD, and THC in his backpack. Valentine remains in North Central Regional Jail. His bail has been set at $150,000.

Shinnston Man Charged with Child Abuse

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The Shinnston Police Department has arrested man accused of hitting his one-year-old son in the face.Ryan Lilley, 22, of Shinnston, struck the child in the face because he would not stop crying, according to a criminal complaint filed by Patrolman Mark McCullough. 

Several Fire Crews Respond to House Fire in Harrison County Video included

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Several fire crews responded to a house fire in Harrison County early Wednesday morning.

After Six-Year Hiatus, Taylor County Preps for Fair's Return Video included

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It's been six years since these fairgrounds in Taylor County have been used by vendors and residents, but come next month, that's all about to change.

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.

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.

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