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Tucker County High School to Dismiss Early


Due to a water main break in the city of Thomas, Tucker County High School will be dismissing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Grafton Road Reopens in Monongalia County Following Vehicle Accident


The Monongalia County Sheriff's Department is investigating a vehicle accident near the Grafton Road and Goshen Road intersection.The road is closed following an accident just before 7 a.m. Tuesday near Hillside Florist, said MECCA 911. Multiple area fire departments at the scene. Drivers are encouraged to take an alternate route while crews clear the road.12 News has a reporter at the scene and will provide more information as it becomes available.

Dominion, Duke to build $5B natural gas pipeline


Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners have proposed building a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

World War II Veteran Honored With Display at Mountaineer Military Museum


Asa Davison who had the opportunity to see the unveiling of his display case at the Mountaineer Military Museum in Weston on Saturday.

UPDATE: 2 Injured in Taylor County Crash

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The Taylor County Sheriff's Department said it happened just before 1 p.m. Sunday on Route 50 near the bottom of Thornton Hill.

1 Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Monongalia County

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One person was taken to the hospital after a motorcycle accident in Monongalia County Monday afternoon.

Woman Flown to Ruby After ATV Crash in Marion County

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A 20-year-old woman was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital Sunday night after she crashed her ATV in Metz.

Clarksburg Water Main Break Left Hundreds of Residents Without Water Video included


Residents in a Clarksburg apartment complex were without water, after an pipe broke Monday.


Clarksburg Man Dead After ATV Accident

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The Clarksburg Fire Department said the 40-year-old man lost control, was thrown from his ATV, and stuck his head on the retaining wall.

Firefighters Respond to White Hall House Fire


Marion County firefighters responded to a house fire Saturday night in White Hall.The fire happened at approximately 11 p.m. The Valley Fire Department said the small fire was contained to one room in the basement of a story story house on Jaynes Drive.No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Consol expansion will spread to Mountain State

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While its corporate focus is squarely on Western Pennsylvania's natural gas reserves for now, Consol Energy President and CEO Nick Deluliis says the company expects to spend billions in the Mountain State over the next decade.

Preston County Schools Hire More Than 50 New Teachers Video included


With a few weeks of classes underneath their belts, everything is coming together in Preston County for the new school year. Including the new students, new teachers, and the brand new state of the art building."The new school gives the students many opportunities that they did not have before," said Assistant Superintendent of Preston County Schools, Craig Shmidl. "One of them is the capabilities concerning technologies in the school."

FBI CJIS Division in the Process of Digitizing Millions of Identification Files Video included


Workers are currently in the process of digitizing all of those files.

Ritchie County Man Arrested on Child Abuse, Neglect Charges

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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