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Blount Resigns, Robert Greer Named New Bridgeport Mayor

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After former Bridgeport Mayor Mario Blount stepped down last week, today a new mayor will be appointed.

Preston County Man Sentenced to Prison for Arson

David Ridenour David Ridenour
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A Preston County man was sentenced on arson charges Tuesday.Judge Lawrance S. Miller, Jr. Sentenced David Allen Ridenour, 49, to ten years in prison in connection to an October 3 fire in Terra Alta, said Prosecuting Attorney Mel Snyder.

State Fire Marshal's Office Investigating Mannington Fire

Vacant House Fire in Taylor County Vacant House Fire in Taylor County
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Fire crews battle a house fire for several hours Saturday in Marion County.

Ruling on Evidence Admissibility in Vas Case Scheduled For October

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Thomas Vas is accused of stabbing Dustin White during a Tygarts Valley Football game in 2012.

Monongalia County Judge Denies Jerod Green's Request for New Sentence

Jerod Green Jerod Green
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A Monongalia County judge has denied Jerod Green's request for a new sentence. Green's attorney filed a motion for reconsideration for Green's sentence without citing a reason. Judge Russell Clawges said the request was without merit and rejected the appeal, according to the court filing.Green has been convicted of crimes in Monongalia County and Greene County, Pennsylvania in connection to a 2012 police chase that killed Monongalia County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Todd May. Green was sentenced t...

Wide Load Tractor Trailer, Tanker Truck Collide on Route 50 Near Salem

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West Virginia State Police responded to a vehicle crash on Route 50 Tuesday afternoon.State Police said a wide load tractor trailer coming from Route 23 was attempting to get onto Route 50 westbound, near Salem, when it hit a tanker truck traveling westbound at approximately 12:15 p.m.While both vehicles were damaged, no one was injured. State police said there have been multiple accidents at the intersection in the past three days.

Father Sues West Virginia Army National Guard for Son's July 2012 Death

Gatlin Jones Gatlin Jones
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The father of a 17-year-old West Virginia Mountaineer ChalleNGE academy cadet is suing the West Virginia Army National Guard after he claims they failed to care for his son, leading to his death while in the Guard's custody.

Wrongful death suit filed in connection with 2012 police search of Doddridge County, WV home

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The estate of a 71-year-old Doddridge County, West Virginia man who died during a police search of his home in West Union is suing six state troopers for excessive force, unreasonable search and seizure and wrongful death.

West Virginia State Police Arrest Aurora Man on Sexual Abuse Charges

Frank Bittner Frank Bittner
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West Virginia State Police have arrested an Aurora man on sexual abuse charges.Frank Bittner, 33, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a juvenile girl while living in South Dakota. After moving to Preston County, the relationship continued on most weekends, according to a criminal complaint filed by Tfc. J.T. Gallaher. The girl told state police that Bittner provided her with alcohol before they had sex, according to court documents. The sexual abuse continued from June 2013 until ...

West Virginia University Children's Hospital Breaks Ground on New Expansion

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Monday marked the new beginning for the West Virginia University Children's Hospital. The hospital is expanding its walls to meet the growing needs of the community.

WV School Building Authority Continues $4.5 Million Project at Webster County High School

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The West Virginia School Building Authority is continuing to make progress on a $4.5 million project to upgrade Webster County High School.The SBA allocated the funds at a meeting on April 22, 2013 and agreed to contribute $4,451,584, combined with $100,000 in local funds, to cover the cost of the project. The upgrades include a new roof, general renovations inside the school, and remodeling walls and ceilings inside the school, said David Snead with the SBA. During the roofing project, const...

1 Dead After PA, WV Vehicle Pursuit

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A man is dead after an across state pursuit just before midnight Monday night.At 11:49 p.m. West Virginia State Police responded to a vehicle accident on Mason Dixon Highway near Blacks Run Road.Once arriving at the scene, they learned that Pennsylvania Southwest Regional Police Department was involved in pursuit with a man driving a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS.The driver, Dennis Lee Snyder II, was traveling on Route 7 when the chase entered the state of West Virginia.Snyder was traveling w...

Mountaineer ticket office expands hours

The Mountaineer ticket office is expanding its hours of operation leading to Saturday's showdown with No. 4 Oklahoma.

U.S. Department of Education Investigating Reported Davis & Elkins Sexual Harassment Video included

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Davis Elkins College is responding to a request from the U-S Department of Education about the handling of sexual abuse allegations.

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Police: Morgantown Man Arrested After Assaulting Man, Crashing Into Dumpster

Rodney Callens Rodney Callens
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Morgantown Police have arrested a man following a report of malicious wounding on Chestnut Street early Sunday morning.Police arrived at 444 Chestnut Street and found a man, an employee of Fat Daddy's bar, had been struck in the face with a beer bottle or glass object. 

Philippi Police Investigating After Man Drives Into Barbour County Restaurant

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The Philippi Police Department is investigating a crash that happened at approximately 7 a.m. Monday.A man traveling south on Main Street left the road and hit Fox's Pizza near Route 250, said police. The man suffered from unknown injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to Broaddus Hospital before being transferred to Ruby Memorial Hospital.Police said the building received some structural damage but should be able to remain open. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Special Prosecutor Assigned to Case Involving Barbour County Prosecuting Attorney

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Leslie Maze has been assigned to the case regarding an allegation of domestic battery involving Poling.

New Details Emerge in Westover Police Incident Viral Video Video included

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Westover Police are investigating an incident that happened on Saturday, September 6 in Westover.

Former First Lady Shelley Riley Moore Passes

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Former West Virginia First Lady Shelley Riley Moore passed away on Saturday, September 13 at 88 years old.

Bridgeport Man Pleads No Contest in Fatal May 2014 Bridgeport Crash

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A Bridgeport man involved in a fatal crash betweena motorcycle and Toyota SUV in May 2014 appeared in Harrison County court Monday.Salvatore Cava, 19, pleaded no contest to failure to yield to the right of way in connection to a fatal crash on Route 50 in Bridgeport involving a motorcycle, said Shawn Adkins, Harrison County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. Bridgeport Police determined Cava, 19, exited the McDonald's parking lot and turned left onto U.S. Route 50 and David Ralph Allen, of Phili...

3 Service Members Win Free Session at Stick Tattoo Company

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There are many different ways to honor people who suffered through tragedies and remember loved ones. Art is often used as a way to express those feelings and it can come in many unique forms. Stick Tattoo Company gave a fire fighter, an army veteran, and an EMT the chance to do just that."The tattoo I'm doing today is a Maltese Cross, which symbolizes the fire service,” said Scott Preston, a Buckhannon Volunteer Fire Fighter. “There are a lot of words that describe fire fighters. The two tha...

Former Bridgeport Mayor Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charges Video included

Mario Blount Mario Blount
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Former Bridgeport Mayor Mario Blount has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges.Blount appeared in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg, Friday morning before Judge Irene Keeley. Blount pleaded guilty to a three count information which included conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a schedule two substance, false or fraudulent omission, and distribution of oxymorphone. Judge Irene Keeley accepted Blount's guilty plea. Blount waived his right to be prosecuted by indictment and could fac...

Monongalia County Sheriff's Office Investigating Circle-K Robbery

Morgantown Robbery Morgantown Robbery
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Monongalia County Sheriff's office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Friday, September 12 at 2:10 a.m. at the Circle-K convenience store on Earl L Core rd.

Man Accused of Robbing Bridgeport, Fairmont Banks Appears in Court

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The man accused of robbing two banks in the area appeared in court on Friday.

Multiple People Arrested After Drugs Found at 2 Locations in Upshur, Lewis Counties Video included

Rebecca Glover, 31 Rebecca Glover, 31
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On Wednesday, September 10, members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office and the Upshur County Sheriff's Office served two search warrants in separate locations.

I-79 Star City Interchange Officially Named After Michael A. Oliverio, Sr.

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According to a press release from Senator Robert Beach, the Star City Interchange at Exit 155 on Interstate 79 has officially been named the “Michael A. Oliverio, Sr.

1 Woman Injured In Fairmont Kitchen Fire Video included

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A girl went to the hospital after sustaining undetermined injuries from a kitchen fire.

Apple unveils smartwatch, bets on wearable devices Video included

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Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch Tuesday, introducing a device that transplants the features of an iPhone onto a smaller screen that's never more than an arm's length away.

Clarksburg Police Investigating 2 Vehicle Crash on Davisson Run Road

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The Clarksburg Police Department is investigating a vehicle accident that happened at approximately 4:15 p.m. Thursday on Davisson Run Road.The crash involved a Jeep and a Ford passenger car. No one was transported to the hospital, said Harrison County 911.Traffic is moving slowly in the area while the Clarksburg Fire Department works to clear the scene.

Reynoldsville Man Identified Following Fiery Fatal Crash on Interstate 79

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Harrison County 911 dispatchers have confirmed the driver of the coal truck has died in the crash on interstate 79.

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  • Father Sues West Virginia Army National Guard for Son's July 2012 Death

    Father Sues West Virginia Army National Guard for Son's July 2012 Death

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:56:08 GMT
    Gatlin JonesGatlin Jones
    The father of a 17-year-old West Virginia Mountaineer ChalleNGE academy cadet is suing the West Virginia Army National Guard after he claims they failed to care for his son, leading to his death while in the Guard's custody.
    The father of a 17-year-old West Virginia Mountaineer ChalleNGE academy cadet is suing the West Virginia Army National Guard after he claims they failed to care for his son, leading to his death while in the Guard's custody.
  • Wrongful death suit filed in connection with 2012 police search of Doddridge County, WV home

    Wrongful death suit filed in connection with 2012 police search of Doddridge County, WV home

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:54:21 GMT
    The estate of a 71-year-old Doddridge County, West Virginia man who died during a police search of his home in West Union is suing six state troopers for excessive force, unreasonable search and seizure and wrongful death.
    The estate of a 71-year-old Doddridge County, West Virginia man who died during a police search of his home in West Union is suing six state troopers for excessive force, unreasonable search and seizure and wrongful death.
  • Wide Load Tractor Trailer, Tanker Truck Collide on Route 50 Near Salem

    Wide Load Tractor Trailer, Tanker Truck Collide on Route 50 Near Salem

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:47:15 GMT
    West Virginia State Police responded to a vehicle crash on Route 50 Tuesday afternoon.State Police said a wide load tractor trailer coming from Route 23 was attempting to get onto Route 50 westbound, near Salem, when it hit a tanker truck traveling westbound at approximately 12:15 p.m.While both vehicles were damaged, no one was injured. State police said there have been multiple accidents at the intersection in the past three days.
    West Virginia State Police responded to a vehicle crash on Route 50 Tuesday afternoon.State Police said a wide load tractor trailer coming from Route 23 was attempting to get onto Route 50 westbound, near Salem, when it hit a tanker truck traveling westbound at approximately 12:15 p.m.While both vehicles were damaged, no one was injured. State police said there have been multiple accidents at the intersection in the past three days.