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Wheeling Banks Meet With Police After Recent Rash of Bank Robberies Video included

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Rich Lucas, the President and CEO of Main Street Bank, along with other representatives from every bank with a branch in Wheeling, met with Chief Shawn Schwertfeger this week about the recent rash of bank robberies.

Jury Finds Upshur County Man Guilty of Murder

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After only 30 minutes of deliberating, an Upshur County jury found Howard Clarence Jenner guilty of the first degree murder of his aunt Beni Truax, guilty of the attempted first degree murder of his uncle Sherman Truax, and malicious assault. 

Extradition Ordered for Man Arrested in Wheeling and Linked to Virginia Murders

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Charles Standard Severance, the man arrested at the Ohio County Library on weapons charges and allegedly linked to three murders in Virginia, will  be extradited back to Louden County, Virginia, after fighting the process for nearly a month.

Judge orders Kanawha County prosecutor be disqualified from abuse cases Video included

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A Kanawha County Circuit Judge heard arguments on whether Plants and his office should be disqualified from handling domestic violence cases involving children.

NEW DETAILS: New River Gorge brushfire nearly contained

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Officials with the National Park Service updated the ongoing efforts to put out a brushfire that has burned 130 acres of the New River Gorge National River.  They said on Wednesday, April 23 that the fire is nearly completely contained, but not yet fully controlled.

Young girl dies in crash on US 119 in Boone County, WV

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A 16-year-old girl died in a crash on US 119 (Corridor G) in Boone County, WV.

NEW DETAILS: WVDOH to close Route 99 intermittently

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Crews with the West Virginia Department of Transportation are on the scene of a rockslide that is blocking a road in western Raleigh County.

Local Organizations Bring Vets Together Over Baseball Video included

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Local veterans forged a bond of baseball Tuesday, when vets went to Pittsburgh free of charge.

80-year-old woman homeless after 8 homes collapse in McDowell County Video included

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Several people are left homeless Tuesday, after their apartment complex crumbled to the ground.

Demolition underway for old Iaeger Elementary; Construction to start for new School

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Demolition is underway in McDowell County as the old Iaegar Elementary School is coming down and anew building is being constructed.

Marshall Co. makes plans for natural gas combined cycle power plant

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The project still needs to obtain state and federal approvals to develop and build the plant, but organizers anticipate construction to begin in 2015 and operations to begin by 2018.

Belington Couple Pleads Guilty to Child Neglect Resulting in Death

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A Belington couple pleaded guilty to the methadone overdose death of their 23-month-old child on Tuesday.Ida Lee Evans, 31, and David Lee Delauder, 37, pleaded guilty to child neglect resulting in death and conspiracy before Circuit Court Judge Alan D. Moats. Both Evans and Delauder could spend up to 20 years in prison on the charges.

Senator Rockefeller and Ted Koppel Host a Fireside Chat at WV Wesleyan Video included

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It was a celebratory day at West Virginia Wesleyan College as Senator Jay Rockefeller returned to campus for the first time in nearly eight years in an event with journalist Ted Koppel. 

LATEST: Preliminary report released in Kanawha County, WV plane crash that took two lives Video included

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Two people who died after a small plane crashed just before 5 p.m. on April 11, near the Riverside area of Kanawha County, WV, have been identified.

NEW DETAILS: Rock above Route 20 in Hinton dislodged Video included

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Route 20 could be closed off and on while WVDOT crews work to clean up rockslide.

West Liberty University Unveils 'Black and Gold' Plan

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West Liberty University on Monday revealed its "Black and Gold Opportunity Plan," a program aimed at offering affordability and access to under-served students - which includes first-generation college students, older students, working adults, veterans and transfer students - in earning a college degree.

2 Arrested for Marion County Child Overdose Death

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The Marion County Sheriff's Department is investigating a suspicious death involving a 2-year-old girl from Monongah. Chief Deputy Ralph Wright said the incident happened on Saturday, April 12 and that

WV DEP looking into chemical leak at DuPont Belle plant

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The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is looking into a brief leak of less than a pound of methylamines, known as DMAC, from the DuPont plant in Belle April 21. The DEP said it could not definitively confirm whether or not the leak would was harmful to the public, but the leak had been stopped.

Hinton Native Ken Allman Named West Virginia's Small-Business Person of the Year

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HINTON -- Ken Allman, owner and CEO of PracticeLink.com and MountainPlex Properties, has been recognized as West Virginia’s Small-Business Person of the Year. This award, whose recipient is chosen by the West Virginia District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, recognizes small businesses for their local and national contributions and economic impact.Allman will be recognized at the Small Business Week Awards Celebration on Thursday, May 29, at the West Virginia University Eric...

WV Division of Natural Resources Police Cites Tucker County Woman for Brush Fire

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The West Virginia Division of Forestry has cited a Tucker County woman in connection to a brush fire. Multiple area fire departments responded to a report of a brush fire on the top of Bruni Mountain Road just before 1 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to a couple of acres and extinguished the fire before it reached a nearby home.

After chemical Spill, officials give $1.2 Million to WV tourism

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There's a new push to help West Virginia's tourism industry after the chemical spill that caused a major water crisis in January.

Local high school gets out-of-state complaint for wrestling t-shirts with Bible verse

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An out-of-state group has filed a complaint with Wood County, WV schools in connection to the Parkersburg South wrestling team's shirts.

Dead body found in the Crown Hill area of Kanawha County, WV

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A dead body has been found in the Crown Hill area of Kanawha County, according to 911 dispatchers.

Students Learn the Science of Agriculture with the Farm Bureau's Mobile Lab

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The lab travels to schools all across the state, and has been on the road for seven years.

Woman charged with murdering boyfriend in Lesage, WV

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56-year-old Frank Oldaker was killed by his girlfriend, 50-year-old Angela Chapman, who was charged with first degree murder.

Ervin Faces Max Sentence in Preston County Murder

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After more than a week of testimony, a Preston County jury convicted Denny Ervin of first degree murder and wanton endangerment in the shooting death of Leslie Layman.

Boone County Man Accused of 3rd Armed Robbery in Monongalia County

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The Monongalia County Sheriff's Department charged Timothy Mitchell, 28, of Greenwood, with the armed robbery of the Pilot Travel Center on Smithtown Road in March.

LATEST: Williamson, WV Mayor Darrin McCormick resigns, charged in federal information Video included

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Williamson Mayor Darrin McCormick submitted his resignation letter April 14, effective at the end of April.

Fairmont Police: 11-Year-Old Remains in Critical Condition Following Accidental Shooting

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Fairmont Police Chief Kelley Moran said the department is investigating a shooting in which an 11-year-old boy was involved. He has been flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital and is in critical condition.

WV among states with higher daycare cost than college tuition Video included

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West Virginia is among 31 states in which the average cost for infant daycare is more than the average price of in-state tuition at public universities or colleges.

Huntington High School students grill congressional candidates Video included

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There was a heated debate at Huntington High School where students had the chance to hear from three candidates running for public office.

Safe Community Partnership In the Works for Morgantown and WVU Video included

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A first of its kind partnership is in the works in Morgantown. The city, county, and West Virginia University are working together toward a safe community designation by the National Safety Council. If

Flag From Afghanistan Base is Newest Addition to Mountaineer Military Museum Video included

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An American flag from a military base in Afghanistan has made its way to Weston. The flag will be on display as a part of the collection at the Mountaineer Military Museum. Museum owner Ron McVaney said

New online services announced for West Virginia DMV

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The West Virginia DMV Acting Commissioner Steve Dale and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced that West Virginians now have the ability to renew their vehicle registration through a web site.

Ex-superintendent of WV schools, Jorea Marple, files 2nd suit

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The lawsuit seeks relief including for the loss of reputation among her peers, loss of ability to get another job of equal stature, and mental anguish.

Would stiffer penalties for DUI's save more lives?

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Driving under the influence in Mercer County. Authorities told us they're seeing it far too often lately.

Skeletal remains found Wyoming County Video included

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State Police found skeletal remains on a man's property in Wyoming County.

Lumberport Man Seeks DEP Assistance After Mine Drainage Damages Home Video included

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About four years ago, Chris Swiger set out to build his dream home on the land that has been in his family for decades. But now the product of that dream is literally sinking into the ground.

WVU Alumni Association Offering Packages for 2014 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game Video included

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West Virginia University alumni and fans are getting excited for the upcoming match up between the Mountaineers and the Crimson Tide of Alabama on August 30 at Atlanta. As part of an effort to fill the

Wallace Woman Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty Charges after Police Seize More Than 150 Rabbits

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Harrison County Humane Officer Lieutenant Greg Scolapio and animal control officers seized about half of nearly 200 rabbits from a home in the Rock Camp area of Wallace on Friday.

WVU Fans Can Vote for the 5th Annual Fan Shirt Video included

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It's that time of year again! It's time to select the official West Virginia University Fan Shirt. The Fan Shirt is the official shirt for WVU fans to wear each season. Mountaineer fans have the opportunity

UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal Ripley, WV crash Video included

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According to Sheriff Boggs with the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, the name of the person who was killed in the car crash that occurred in the area of Route 21 and Homer Smith Road in Fairplain was identified as 22-year-old John Abbott, of Ripley, WV.

UPDATE: WV native Sylvia Burwell officially nominated for HHS secretary post after Sebelius resignation

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced her resignation April 10, and Hinton, WV native Sylvia Mathews Burwell is expected to be nominated for the position.

Coldwater Creek files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

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Coldwater Creek Inc. announced April 11 the company and all of its U.S. subsidiaries have filed for bankruptcy.

Town of Marlinton shares plans to re-build after fire

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After a devastating fire this winter demolished a large portion of the business district in Marlinton, Pocahontas County, plans are coming together to re-build the area.

UNITE's Arrive Alive Campaign Stops at Lincoln High School Video included

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With sensors hooked up to the steering wheel, brake, and gas peddle the students get in the car and actually drive, under different circumstances.

WV DEP Shuts Down Antero Site in Doddridge County Following Tank Rupture

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Production at Antero's Marsden Well Pad in Doddridge County has been shut down following a production tank rupture Friday morning.

Local Animal Rescue Organization Helping Care for Rabbits Seized from Residence

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Representatives said that all the rabbits will have some problems, and there are things to look for if you got one of them.

Anglers concerned about fishing after chemical spill

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Anglers and boaters are hitting the waters this weekend. Some are concerned about the impact of the chemical spill on fishing in the river.

NEW DETAILS: Both lanes of CR1 near Iaeger, WV are back open

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Heavy Maintenance Crews with the West Virginia Department of Transportation are on working to clear a rockslide that has blocked State Route 1 in McDowell County.  The slide is at Mile Marker .4 which is about a mile past the Iaeger Super Stop.

West Virginia Media to Televise WVU Spring Game

Join Geoff Coyle and Rasheed Marshall as they call the action from the annual Gold-Blue Game this Saturday. 

WVU Students Get Hands-On Experience While Helping PACE Enterprises

The WVU students created a packet with a survey, fact sheet, and more about PACE. The WVU students created a packet with a survey, fact sheet, and more about PACE.
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PACE Enterprises in Morgantown provides job opportunities for disabled residents. The organization has trouble getting the word out about it's programs, but WVU is helping. The WVU School of Journalism

Kelly's Irish Pub Wins Clarksburg's Mangia Madness Tournament

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It's a tournament between all the restaurants in city limits where the public gets to choose the best one.

Wheeling Park Student to Take Part in National Poetry Contest Video included

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One local high school student will soon be representing his school on a national stage. Wheeling Park High School senior Austin Gage will compete in the Poetry Out Loud; National Recitation Contest

WVU Athletic Projects Putting More than $125 Million in Economy

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WVU's Oliver Luck announces plans for more than $106 million in athletic upgrades.

Progress Continues at University Place on the WVU Campus

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Morgantown residents and WVU students have been watching the Sunnyside Area transform over the last few years. On-lookers can see the progress of University Place from the outside but on Tuesday Paradigm

Jerod Green Pleads Guilty to West Virginia Charges

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Green was convicted of killing Sgt. Todd May of the Monongalia County Sheriff's Dept. in Pennsylvania in February 2012, but faced more charges in West Virginia.

Beauty Queens Hit the Stage for Miss Ability Pageant

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On Saturday, beauty queens of all ages came out for Stepping Stones' 10th annual Miss Ability pageant in Morgantown.

The Search Continues for Suspect in Chase Bank Robbery

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Wheeling police are at the scene of a bank robbery Friday in Downtown Wheeling. The robbery happened about 4:30 p.m. at the Chase Bank. Few details are being released at this time. Stay with 7 News for

Family of Hurricane student killed while walking home from school sues

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The family of Jacob Ball, the 16-year-old Hurricane High School student struck by a train and killed as he walked home from school in January 2012, is suing CSX, the Putnam County Board of Education and the City of Hurricane.

WVU Board of Governors Approve PRT Improvement Plan

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The West Virginia Board of Governors held a special meeting on Friday. The BOG finally gave approval to start a $53 million improvement project on the PRT. The project will include new substations, electrical

2 Arrested in Harrison County for Murder of Darrell Golden

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Harrison County Sheriff's Department have arrested a pair on first degree murder charges. Shane Andrew Miller, 21, and Tracy Renee Miller, 19, are each charged with first degree murder and are being held

Stepping Stones' Annual Arts Festival Helps Students with Motor Skills

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Stepping Stones helps close to 70 thousand disabled individuals over the age of five living in their service area. The organization helps them focus on there abilities, not their disabilities. The annual

WV Wildlife Center Now Has QR Codes at Each Exhibit

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Visitors who tour the West Virginia Wildlife Center can now get information sent directly to their smart phone. Fifth grade students at Union Elementary made it a class project of theirs to place quick

Morgantown Man Gets Stuck While Attempting to Break Into Apartment Building

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On March 27, Morgantown Police were dispatched to 75 Wall Street in Monongalia County for a call about a man hanging by a rope outside of an apartment building. Joshua Sheets, 28, was hanging from the

Monongalia County Armed Robbery Arrest Could Close Additional Cases

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West Virginia State Police arrested Timothy Mitchell, 27, Monday afternoon at the Morgantown Motel without incident.

WV Gov. Tomblin signs 'water bill' into law

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The bill drafted and passed by the West Virginia Legislature in response to the Elk River Jan. 9 chemical spill was signed into law on April 1 by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

Congressman Helps U.S. Veteran Get Money Back For Missing Gear

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United States veterans all have thousands of stories to share, but not many are like Gerrad Branum's. Branum served in the U.S. Army from 2001-2005. On his way home from Iraq, several of his bags went

Mission West Virginia Hosts 'Breaking the Cycle of Teen Pregnancy'

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Mission West Virginia hosted an event today at the Bridgeport Conference Center called, 'Breaking the Cycle of Teen Pregnancy.' The event was open to the public, and aimed at educators, nurses, and health

Harrison County Sheriff's Department Process Server Arrested on Drug Distribution Charge

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The Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force has arrested a Harrison County Sheriff's Department Process Server on a federal drug distribution charge. Jason Marple, and another person, Casey

Upper Big Branch 'documentary' released by Blankenship

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Former Massey CEO Don Blankenship released a documentary titled Upper Big Branch: Never Again on March 31

Communities in Randolph County Participate in Autism Awareness Month

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Communities and countries across the world will help raise awareness about autism. World Autism Awareness Month starts Wednesday, April 2 and lasts throughout the month. Many venues, like Elkins for

Curtis Fleming Visited WVU and Made Donation to Fly Fishing Club

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Chris Flemming, host of the Outdoor Channel's Fly Rod Chronicles and a Bridgeport native visited WVU today. He shared an episode of the show featuring a Randolph County stream restoration project. WVU's

UPDATE: WV TAP concludes public discussion on MCHM Video included

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A panel of experts involved in studying crude MCHM, the chemical that spilled into the Elk River on Jan. 9, held a public meeting Friday to discuss their findings.

2nd Alderson Broaddus University Student Arrested in Connection to Altercation at WVWC

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Officials from the college called it an "apparent group assault" and issued a statement regarding the incident on Sunday.

Jury Finds Marion County Man Guilty of 1st Degree Murder of Everett "Ed" Wilson

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A Harrison County jury has found Michael Palmer guilty in the 2011 murder of his father-in-law, Ed Wilson. It's been an emotional roller-coaster for Palmer as well as his and Ed Wilson's friends and family

Search Continues for Man Who Robbed United Bank in Wheeling at Knifepoint

This was the scene shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday at United Bank in Wheeling. This was the scene shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday at United Bank in Wheeling.
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The search continued Tuesday afternoon for the suspect in an armed robbery at the United Bank on 12th and Main streets in Wheeling.

UPDATE: Law Enforcement Investigating Armed Robbery in Bruceton Mills

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The Preston County Sheriff's Department got a call just before 1 p.m. that a robbery had occured at the Wesbanco at 400 Morgantown Street in Bruceton Mills. West Virginia State Police and the Preston

UPDATE: Kanawha County prosecutor says agreement reached with ex-wife over protective order

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

Joyce's Jewelers Pays Tribute to WW2 Vets By Fundraising for Honor Flight

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Joyce's Fine Jewelry in Morgantown is paying tribute to World War II vets with a one-of-a-kind watch. The Breitling watch at Joyce's is the only one in West Virginia. Breitling created one watch for

Body Found Near Margaret Community Identified

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The Harrison County Sheriff's Department is investigating a body that was found by a fisherman Thursday night.

Prosecutors Granted Permission to Collect DNA from Sidney Muller

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Prosecutors have won permission to collect DNA samples from a man charged with killing four people in Clarksburg. The Associated Press said Judge Thomas Bedell ruled there is probable cause to collect

Irish Spring Festival Sends Off Winter for 2014

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Only a few hours before the end of winter, people started to gather outside the Ireland Community Building in Lewis County to close the Irish Spring Festival.

Sale of Waterfront Place Hotel Finalized

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Mermaid, LLC ("Mermaid") is the owner of the hotel and Platinum Properties Limited Liability Company ("Platinum") along with Mermaid, the developer of the Waterfront Place complex.

UPDATE: Ritchie County Teacher Suspended following Sex Crime Charges

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West Virginia State Police have arrested a Ritchie County High School teacher on sex crime charges in connection to a student. State police arrested David P. Weekley, 43, of Pennsboro, and charged him

Man Wanted for Sexual Assault in Wetzel County Sought by State Police

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A man wanted for sexual assault in Wetzel County is being sought by the West Virginia State Police.

Former Lewis County Band Director Appears In Court

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A former Lewis County teacher charged with sex crimes with a minor was in court Friday.

Estranged Husband of Slain Preston County Woman Pleads Guilty to Child Concealment

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The estranged husband of a slain Preston County woman has pleaded guilty to failing to allow the couple's daughter to visit her grandparents. Nathan Edward Mitchell, of Florida, pleaded guilty to one

Laborers' Local 814 Ratify 3 Year Contract With WVU Healthcare

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The laborers' business manager said he expects significant movement on the hospital's part to reach an agreement.

Residents Concerned About Condition of Route 23 in Tyler County

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Bill Roberts is a resident who lives nearby and said there aren't enough signs letting oncoming traffic know about the road, and the danger it poses.

Construction Begins on Newest WVU Hospitals Project

The WVU Outpatient Care Center will provide healthcare for around 100,000 patients annually. The WVU Outpatient Care Center will provide healthcare for around 100,000 patients annually.
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WVU Hospitals is expanding, not only at the Ruby Memorial Hospital location, but to a new $50 Million Outpatient Care facility that's going in at the University Towne Center. The hospital is going through

3 WVU Colleges Rank in U.S. News and World Reports for Outstanding Graduate Programs

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Three colleges from West Virginia University made the cut in the annual U.S. News and World Reports for some of its graduate programs. The magazines 2015 "Best Graduate Schools" guide ranked the College

Westwood Middle School Robotics Team Heads to First Tech Challenge

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The Westwood Middle School robotics team will head to the national First Tech Challenge. Westwood Robotics Alliance FTC team is in it's first year and already beating out the competition. The team is

Second Book in the Works from Authors of 'The Savage Murder of Skylar Neese'

'The Savage Murder of Skylar Neese: The Truth Behind the Headlines' by Daleen Berry and Geoffrey Fuller 'The Savage Murder of Skylar Neese: The Truth Behind the Headlines' by Daleen Berry and Geoffrey Fuller
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The Skylar Neese story has captivated people not only in our state but across the country. Sheila Eddy and Rachel Shoaf were both sentenced after pleading guilty for Neese's murder. With no trial for either

Primanti Bros. Opens Up Shop at Suncrest Towne Center

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A nationally known restaurant opened the doors to it's newest location in our area. Primanti Brothers in Morgantown has officially opened. The Pittsburgh based restaurant is known for its sky high sandwiches

Testimony Begins In Marion County Murder Trial

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Testimony began on Tuesday in a two-year-old Marion County murder trial. Michael Palmer and his wife Kristyn are accused of shooting and killing her father, Ed Wilson, in 2011. A Harrison County jury

WV Higher Education Policy Commission Confirms Gordon Gee as WVU President

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The West Virginia University Board of Governors unanimously selected E. Gordon Gee as the next permanent president of the university Monday.

Marion County Murder Trial Begins In Harrison County

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It's been two months since Michael Palmer's murder trial was put to a halt in Marion County due to a lack of jurors. A new jury pool was called to Harrison County Judge Bedell's courtroom on Monday to

WV DEP Investigating Oil Spill Near West Union

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The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is investigating an oil spill near West Union. The spill was reported to the DEP at 2 p.m. Thursday. Inspectors from the DEP arrived at the scene

Parents aware of Amber Alert thanks to cell phones

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Local parents react to Amber Alert issued for eleven year old girl missing from Maryland.

Monongalia County Schools Participate in Active Shooter Sound Demonstration

FBI Agent fires off blank rounds while walking towards a classroom filled with University High School faculty. FBI Agent fires off blank rounds while walking towards a classroom filled with University High School faculty.
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There were no students in the halls or classrooms at University High School for the second half of the day on Thursday, just like every other high school in Monongalia County. That's because FBI agents

Churches In Clarksburg Host "Ashes To Go" for Ash Wednesday

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Several Harrison County Churches observed Ash Wednesday this afternoon by offering "Ashes to go." Pastor Linda Muhly held a 'drive through ash service' at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in the morning, then

WVU University Place to Have Sheetz on Bottom Floor

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It will be the first Sheetz to offer groceries, and the first store in 32 years to not offer gas.

NCWV Investments Developing New Rental Properties in Clarksburg

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That property will have both two bedroom and one bedroom units, and will have various amenities.

Mobile Water Lab Arrives to Teach Local Water Plant Employees

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After the water crisis in Charleston, residents are even more aware of the water they drink. On Tuesday a mobile water testing lab rolled into Wheeling and gave local water treatment employees training

Upshur County Home Confinement Program Going With GPS Units To Monitor Clients

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These new units should arrive within the next two weeks.

UPDATE: Pilot Identified in Harrison County Fatal Plane Crash

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Harrison County 911 said it happened on Postlewait Hollow Road just outside of Lumberport around 12:15 p.m.

UPDATE: State Fire Marshal Investigating Fatal Preston County Fire

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The State Fire Marshal's Office has confirmed that two bodies have been recovered from the scene of the fire.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin calls for end to state of emergency after Jan. 9 water crisis

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued the news via his Twitter account at about 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28.

BREAKING: WVU Board of Governors recommends Gee for permanent run as university president

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The West Virginia University Board of Governors presidential search committee has recommended interim president E. Gordon Gee, 69, for the permanent position.

Potomac Valley Hospital Becomes Part of WVU Hospitals

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WVU Hospitals and the West Virginia United Health System announced that Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser was purchased for about $22 million. Potomac Valley Hospital was purchased from long-time owner

Morgantown Businesses Concerned About Synthetic Drugs Sold in Downtown Area

Business owners and police believe the drugs are sold in brown paper wrapping. Business owners and police believe the drugs are sold in brown paper wrapping.
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The problem of synthetic drugs has made it's way to Morgantown streets, specifically on Walnut and Spruce Streets.

NASA IV&V Hosts Watch Party For GPM Launch

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The world is entering a new era of global weather observation and climate science with NASA's latest launch. Global Precipitation Measurement is a new international science satellite and it launched on

Monongalia County Teen Sentenced for Involvement in Skylar Neese's Murder

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Monongalia County Circuit Judge Russell Clawges has sentenced a Monongalia County teen for her involvement in the July 2012 murder of Skylar Neese.

UPDATE: Missing People Found in Randolph County

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Two of the three are being flown to the hospital from a landing zone in Beverly, according to state police. No word on their conditions at this time.

Veterans Reluctant to Seek Mental Health Assistance

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Despite the high mental illness rates among veterans, many service members are reluctant to seek help when they need it.

Traditionally Treated Crawl Spaces Can Cause Homeowners' Problems

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There are a number of ways you can tell if your home needs inspected without having to step a foot in your crawl space.

U.S. Veteran Responds To Feedback Following Missing Gear Debt

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We told you about a United States Army veteran who's been charged $1,600 for something that happened nearly a decade ago. Gerrad Branum's story has gone viral in just a matter of days. The original Facebook

WVU Ice Hockey Team Plans on Heading to Nationals

The WVU Ice Hockey Team practicing at the Morgantown Ice Arena for Nationals in March. The WVU Ice Hockey Team practicing at the Morgantown Ice Arena for Nationals in March.
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Now Morgantown isn't known for being a hockey town, but it does have a great hockey team. While the U.S. competed for a medal in Sochi, the WVU Ice Hockey Team is preparing to head to Baltimore for it's

WV Division of Highways Supervisor Indicted for Making False Statement to Federal Investigator

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Barry D. Thompson, 48, of Mount Clare, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of making a false statement to a federal agent after he was questioned as part of an ongoing federal investigation into the Equipment Division of the West Virginia Division of Highways.

WVU Figure Skaters Explain How Injuries are Part of the Sport

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Olympians make what they do look easy. But there are a lot of things that go into being an athlete in an Olympic sport, like figure skating. Including a lot of time and even injuries. Olympic figure skating

U.S. Veteran Charged For Missing Equipment Nearly A Decade Later

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For veterans like Gerrod Branum, September 11, 2001 made him realize there isn't much he wouldn't do for this country. "I even lost friends of mine in those Twin Towers so it kind of hit home for me,"

West Virginia water worries linked to bad weather

For the past six weeks trouble with the water has plagued the tri-state area. For the past six weeks trouble with the water has plagued the tri-state area.
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For the past six weeks trouble with the water has plagued the tri-state area. Crude MCHM leaked into the Elk River and tainted the water supply for hundreds of thousands of West Virginias. Major water main breaks in Kentucky and Ohio shut off the water to thousands of residents.

Distracted Walking Presents Safety Problems for Students

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Walking and texting can be dangerous, WVU Police link it to an increase in pedestrian-vehicle accidents. 

Local Authors Debut Book About the Murder of Skylar Neese

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Next Wednesday Rachel Shoaf, one of two teens who pleaded guilty in the Murder of Sklyar Neese will be sentenced. Her co-conspirator, Sheila Eddy, was sentenced to life in prison with mercy on Jan. 23,

Demolition Underway to Turn Gore Building into Upscale Apartments

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The three floors left will be transformed into 21 apartments with seven on each floor.

New Trial to Begin for Webster County Woman Previously Convicted of Husband's Murder

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The trial for a Webster County woman previously convicted of the murder of her husband is set to begin Tuesday, Feb. 18. Julia Surbaugh was facing a life sentence for the first degree murder conviction

Morgantown Police Arrest Another In WVU Fraternity Hazing Investigation

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The Morgantown Police Department has made an arrest following an investigation into hazing at a West Virginia University fraternity. Police received information that 19-year-old man was injured as a result

Local Dentists Work to Improve Children's Dental Health

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West Virginia children are more likely than others to develop cavities or suffer from tooth pain, according to the U.S. Surgeon General's report. This month especially, local dentists are trying to fight those odds.

Fairmont State to Host Soles for Souls Shoe Drive

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The collection will last for the entire semester ending on May 1.

Emergency Personnel Offer Tips For Winter Traveling

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Emergency personnel respond to vehicle accidents on a daily basis, whether its bad weather outside or not. But they believe this winter the numbers have been even higher than normal. "With cold weather

WVU School of Dentistry 'Gives Kids a Smile' at Annual Event

Eshaal Ali shows off her smile with her mom Nasira Roidad, after receiving her first dental exam at the WVU School Dentistry. Eshaal Ali shows off her smile with her mom Nasira Roidad, after receiving her first dental exam at the WVU School Dentistry.
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The WVU School of Dentistry hosts the Give Kids a Smile event each year to celebrate Children's Dental Health Month. Parents bring their kids from ages one to seventeen in to get check ups. Like Nasira

Residents in Marmet, WV melting snow to bathe children, cook, clean

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People like the Irwins say they still don't trust the water. They'd rather melt snow to use for bathing, cleaning, and drinking.

What Women Really Want For Valentines Day

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Sometimes women aren't always clear about what they want from their significant others on Valentines Day. "My perfect Valentine's Day would be just to relax. Have a nice enjoyable evening and just watch

Winter Weather Could Lead to Higher Insurance Costs

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Winter weather can cause several problems during and after a storm Drivers may have had trouble with the roads Thursday morning, but even after the snow melts there may be more issues in store for the

UPDATE: Cat Found Frozen to Ohio County Bridge Recovering Quickly, Will Be Fitted With Prosthetic

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She's improving every day, and is now able to use the litter box and eat and drink on her own.

Law Enforcement: Over-The-Counter Medications Could Be A Thing Of The Past

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Prescription drug abuse is an ongoing problem not only in West Virginia but all across the United States. Law enforcement said they don't see the problem going away any time soon. "Prescription drugs

Therapy Dog Brightens Veterans' Day at the Louis A Johnson VA Medical Center

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Spevock said Pebbles makes the people happy and helps them to be more relaxed.

Morgantown's Interstate-79 Interchange Project Set to Start This Summer

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The West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways held an informational workshop January 15. The public was invited to come discuss the proposed I-79 Interchange Project. The project

Update: Teen Sentenced for Labor Day 2012 Murders

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A Doddridge County teenager charged with fatally shooting his parents and younger sister has pleaded guilty.

Monongalia County Teen Pleads Guilty to Murder of Skylar Neese

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A Morgantown teenager has pleaded guilty to the July 2012 murder of Star City teen Skylar Neese.

West Virginians Focus on Heart Health in February

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Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the country and here in West Virginia. Many times doctors say women don't recognize the symptoms or ignore them because they're more focused on take care of the people around them.

West Virginia State Police To Develop Sex Offender Mapping Program

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There are hundreds of crimes against children in West Virginia every year and only 18 troopers to deal with the cases. "It's nowhere near enough. Our troopers are overwhelmed. The ones that are assigned

Seasonal Depression At Its Worst During Winter Months

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We can all agree mother nature hasn't been all that friendly to us this winter. Between snow, flooding, and negative temperatures; we have seen it all this winter. While we all may be suffering the winter

Joseph Metz Arrested in Connection to 1999 Mary Friend, Maxine Stalnaker Disappearance

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Lewis County Sheriff Adam Gissy said the sheriff's department has arrested Joseph Metz, 39, and charged him with two counts of murder in connection to the deaths of his mother and grandmother.

Water Levels Rise in Tygart Valley River, County Residents Concerned About Ice Flows

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Water levels are high along the Tygart Valley River in Randolph County. Residents have seen the ice build up on the river banks in the past few weeks with the recent polar temperatures that have affected

OSHA Investigating Fatal Cell Tower Collapse in Harrison County

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Two men were killed and two men were injured as they were making structural repairs to the tower when it fell.

Update: Fire Destroys Westover Apartment Building

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There is a confirmed working structure fire on Nebraska Street in Westover. Westover Fire Department as well as several other fire departments have responded and are on scene. 12 News has dispatched

President of WV American Water answers state committee questions on intake shutdown

Jeff McIntyre, President of WV American Water spoke to a state committee about the water crisis during a meeting held at the capitol on Monday, Feb 3. Jeff McIntyre, President of WV American Water spoke to a state committee about the water crisis during a meeting held at the capitol on Monday, Feb 3.
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Jeff McIntyre, President of West Virginia American Water told a state committee on Monday, Feb 3, the reason for not shutting down the intake was complex, cold weather played a factor.


Lewis County Ambulance Crashes into Jane Lew Home

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Jane Lew Volunteer Fire Department reported that a Lewis County EMS ambulance slid off of the road and hit a house. This happened just south of Jane Lew on Route 19. The ambulance was on the way to a

Ice Jams happening Across the Valley

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A major problem going on Saturday evening: ice jams across creeks and streams all over the Valley.Ice is jamming up at Little Wheeling Creek, Short Creek, and at Big Wheeling Creek and that's just in Ohio

As the weather warms up potholes begin to pop up

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We finally experience a break in the weather, but the constant cycle of freezing and thawing could mean more problems.

State Trooper Saves Man's Life

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Corporal James Baker of the Morgantown Detachment of the West Virginia State Police is being hailed as an guardian angel after saving man who was choking. 

Teachers and students have a long road ahead to catch up on missed school

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Between the chemical leak and near constant winter weather, most classrooms sat empty this month.  Now teachers and students are eagerly playing catch-up.

Mark Manchin Accepts Superintendent Position for Harrison County Schools

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The board of education voted 3-1, after meeting in executive session, to offer Manchin the job and offered him a three-year contract that will take effect on July 1, 2014.

Out and About in West Virginia: West Virginia Wildlife Center

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The West Virginia Wildlife Center is located in Upshur County in north central West Virginia, 12 miles south of Buckhannon on State Route 20.

"Mats for the Homeless Project" In Full Swing in Wheeling

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A project benefiting the city of Wheeling, more specifically, the homeless, is under way. Mats and hats, made of grocery bags knotted into a yarn-like string called "plarn" are being created, and the

Bishop Donahue's 'Cyber Day' Test a Success for Students on Snow Day

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With students out of school for such a long period of time, one local high school has successfully found a way to get school work to their students on a snow day.

Local Painters Union Talks About Corrosion Protection

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A local painters union held a training session on corrosion protection today. The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades gathered at its training center in Lewis County to discuss protective

West Virginia American Water collects 2000 samples; MCHM and PPH at non detectable or low levels.

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West Virginia American Water officials issued a press release on Monday, Jan. 27. Officials say that ongoing around-the-clock flushing, sampling and testing have produced on-detectable or extremely low levels of MCHM.

WV SBA Executive Director Manchin Plans to Become Harrison County Schools Superintendent

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West Virginia School Board Association Executive Director Mark A. Manchin has plans to fill the Harrison County School Superintendent position left vacant by Susan Collins.

Monongalia County Homeless Registry Week Begins in Morgantown

Volunteers and some of the homeless population get warm in the Morgantown Bus Depot during Registry Week. Volunteers and some of the homeless population get warm in the Morgantown Bus Depot during Registry Week.
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The annual Homelessness Count sets up shop at the Bus Depot in Morgantown. Some volunteers are hoping that the cold spell that came through the area Monday, January 27 encouraged the homeless population

UPDATE: Missing Nicholas County, WV man found

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A 79 year old missing Nicholas county man was found dead on Friday, Jan 24. Investigators believed he died as a result of injuries sustained during this recent round of cold, frigid temperatures. 

Slammed Business Prepares for Another Big Wave of Customers

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More than 200 employees in three different locations across the valley are preparing to help residents not just through the cold weather, but also for what comes after.

WVU Hosting Forensic Science Classes for High School and Middle School Students

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Morgantown, W.Va.--There are tons of television shows today that imitate real life crimes. From "CSI", "NCIS", to Showtimes delightfully gruesome hit "Dexter"; there's something about crime and murder

Pets Seized from Doddridge County House Looking for Good Homes

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Teagan is one of the animals that Pet Helpers has in a foster home. Hartman said she has rarely seen a dog in such a bad condition.

West Virginia Secretary of State Meets With Local Residents to Discuss Flood Insurance Hikes

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It's been a huge stress for more than a quarter of Wheeling residents, but there may be hope for them after the recent flood insurance hikes.

Crews at Elkview, WV water distribution center deal with snow, cold

Crews fight against cold temperatures. Crews fight against cold temperatures.
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Wet boots and wet gloves sent employees searching for warmth inside their vehicles.

Driving Without Cleaning Snow and Ice off Your Vehicle Can Get You Pulled Over

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Walker said the main areas that need to be hit include the front and back windshields, all the windows, and the lights.

Snow and Ice Removal Laws for Vehicles A Slow Process

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A safety smart study conducted last year shows that 37 of the 50 states do not have laws in place that imposes fines or penalties for failing to remove accumulated ice or snow from vehicles.

Independent researchers conduct in-home water sampling

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General mistrust continues to surround the quality of the drinking water in the Kanawha Valley, based on hundreds of complaints submitted by 13 News viewers.

Three Local Students Killed in Vehicle Collision Saturday Night

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A fatal accident on Route 8 claimed the lives of three local teens on Saturday night, following a collision with a New Manchester VFD fire truck.

FSU Students, Faculty Give Back on Day of Service

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Classes were canceled Monday at Fairmont State University in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service, but that did not stop students and faculty from doing work as they packed boxes of hygeinic products for the Fairmont Soup Opera.

Harrison County Mine Scheduled to Resume Operations

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Work at the Harrison County Mine is scheduled to resume Monday after being temporarily idled from Jan. 18.

Authorities Find Dog Skinned with Paws Cut Off Near Washington Lands

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Authorities in Marshall County are searching for a suspect after they found a dead dog near Washington Lands.

WVU Board of Governors Starts Search for New President

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The first official presidential search committee for West Virginia University met this afternoon. The committee consists of more than 20 faculty members, staff, alumni, students, and others involved with

W. Va. Board of Education Approves New Student Athlete Concussion Rules

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A concussion is a brain injury which results in a temporary disruption of normal brain function and symptoms can last from a few days to several months.

UPDATE: Weirton Man Charged in Slaying After Body Found in Closet Is Indicted

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The man who allegedly murdered a woman in an apartment building back in December was indicted by a grand jury on two separate charges on Friday.

Investigation Discovery Features Shannon Stafford Story in Series

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A Television crew came to West Virginia to get stories of Shannon Stafford. A woman who was shot to death by her estranged father in law in a parking in April 2012. Mary Newton was a friend and Stafford's

Looking at West Virginia through demographics and economic forces

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Population in West Virginia's northern counties is growing as natural gas is being extracted from the Marcellus Shale.

Man Accused of Locust Ave. Murders Arraigned, Pleads Not Guilty

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Arraignments for the January 2014 term of the Harrison County grand jury were held in Judge Thomas Bedell's chambers Thursday. Among those arraigned, Sidney Muller, of Fairmont, accused of the shootings

Grafton National Cemetery To Undergo Renovations

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Many people believe there is no better way to pay tribute to a fallen soldier than by burying them with honor. That's where National Cemetery's step in. "What the veterans have done for our country and

Discolored water during flushing process alarms residents

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Many residents are encountering discolored water and sentiment during the flushing process.  West Virginia American Water says this is all normal.

WVU Students React to Chemical Spill and Collect Items for Victims

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West Virginia University organized a water drive to help residents affected by the chemical spill. Students were happy with the end result. They collected more than 40 cases of water, 76 rolls of paper

FBI, State Police Searching West Fork River in Connection to Joshua Oberg Murder Case

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West Virginia State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigations Dive Team is continuing the investigation into the Joshua Oberg case. Oberg was reported missing in January 2012. Robert Eugene Siron,

Water contamination threatens to drown legislative session

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Lawmakers have been waiting for a call to return to Charleston for the legislative session in light of a chemical leak that left 300,000 West Virginia American Water customers under a "do not use" order since Jan. 9.

Man Shot and Killed in Harrison County Pursuit Identified

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Harrison County Sheriff Albert Marano identified the man as Shon Aaron Spencer, 49, of Nutter Fort.

Bluewell man pleads guilty on child porn charges

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A pedophile from Mercer County faces up to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to  charges of possession of child pornography.

Plane Equipped With Cirrus Airframe Parachute System Crashes in Upshur County

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The plane is unique because it's the only one equipped to lower itself to the ground in an emergency.

Buckhannon Police Using License Plate Reader Technology

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It will use this technology to check on plates that may lead officers to stolen vehicles or ones that are part of an amber alert.

Upshur County Marks 8th Anniversary for Sago Mine Disaster

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It was eight years ago Thursday that 12 miners died in the Sago Mine in Upshur County. It happened around 6:30 a.m. on January 2, 2006. The blast and mine collapse trapped 13 miners for nearly two days.

West Virginia National Cemetery Director To Retire

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Mary Poe will retire from leading the West Virginia National Cemetery this Friday. Poe worked for the government for 35 years and moved to Grafton in 2008 to take the position as the director of the National

Woman Dead After Fairchance Road Fire in Monongalia County

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A woman is dead after a fire on Fairchance Road in Monongalia County just before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Monongalia County Sheriff's Lt. R.A. Gidley said firefighters found the house to be fully involved upon

People Plunge In Philippi For Eighth Year

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For the eighth year in a row, more than a dozen hardy souls gathered on the banks of the Tygart Valley River to brave the waters for the annual polar plunge.

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