January 3, 2018

Willis enters US Senate race

Maj. Tom Willis announced his candidacy Wednesday.

Public Service Commission interested in new tax law’s impact

The law went into effect after President Donald Trump signed the related bill in December.

Cabell County man charged in murdering person, hiding body

Brian Bragg, 30, of Milton, is accused of killing Michael Sutphin.

Jenkins, Morrisey trade barbs following Bannon comments

Steve Bannon, the former special counselor to President Donald Trump, was quoted in a new book speaking against the Trump team and the president's family.

Folk gearing up for state Senate race

Delegate Mike Folk, R-Berkeley, says he is challenging incumbent Democrat Sen. John Unger in the 16th Senatorial District.

Winter weather expected to bring Myrtle Beach 1-3 inches of snow, ice

Myrtle Beach, a top tourist spot for West Virginians, experienced a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow Wednesday.

Monongalia County students participate in inaugural Arctic Academy day

"The cold, of course, prohibited us from thinking that it would be safe for children to be out at bus stops."

Gas storage hub project clears first hurdle for big loan

Proposal moves on to second phase of Department of Energy's application process.

WV sends back its revised education accountability plan

Explanation part of Every Student Succeeds Act.

Flu activity has doubled in Harrison County

Cavin Richardson, interim nursing director for the Harrison-Clarksburg Health Department, said the holidays greatly attributed to the number of cases the area is seeing.

Authorities investigating Barbour County fire

The fire started just before 8 a.m. Wednesday at a home along Brushy Fork Road. No one was inside of the home at the time of the fire.

Elkins home deemed total loss after Tuesday fire

Multiple fire departments responded to the fire at a house along Thorn Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Appalachian Power says colder temps could mean higher electric bills

The company is urging customers to plan for the possibility of higher bills following bitterly cold temperatures.

An unusually cold week in the Mid-Ohio Valley

Preston County has nothing on Parkersburg this week.

Carmichael: Senate to consider 7-year phase out of business inventory tax

Senate president says House leadership and governor's office are part of the discussions.

Water access, heat are biggest concerns for West Virginia farmers in ongoing frigid weather

Overall, "Most farmers probably can deal with this," said Joe Hatton, deputy commissioner for the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

Plan aims to boost starting WV correction officer salaries to $30,000 within 3 years

Justice has declared State of Emergency over staffing levels in WV prisons and jails.

Greenbrier County organization wins free online marketing help for a year

The Family Refuge Center is the 5th recipient of the Frank Brown Community Partnership from Bricks Without Straw.

Landowners say Mountain Valley Pipeline shouldn’t gain immediate access

Pipeline company says it needs access right away to stay on schedule.

The 25 most viewed high school stories of 2017: 5-1

A look at 5-1 of the most viewed high school stories at WVMetroNews.com for the 2017 calendar year.

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