Alex Wiederspiel, Author at WV MetroNews

Yesterday May 18, 2019

Gene Vance Jr. Day in Morgantown features new shift towards veterans issues

"18 years after the attacks, sadly, some of the statistics for our war-wounded veterans are not much improved," Minc said.

Monday May 13, 2019

Graduates enter new stage of life as colleges around the state hold commencements

For those who haven't already found a job, that search is likely already underway.

Friday May 10, 2019

Morgantown Police investigating woman found dead behind church

A staff member at Lutheran Campus Ministry discovered the body of Elizabeth Ann Leo, 34, Friday around 7:30 a.m.

Wednesday May 8, 2019

Indicted West Virginia magistrates suspended indefinitely

Both men face one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, two counts of wire fraud, two counts of mail fraud, and a single count of obstruction of justice.

Wednesday May 1, 2019

Voters in Morgantown re-elect five incumbents, but make history in the process

Zach Cruze became the first ever write-in candidate to win in city history.

Tuesday April 30, 2019

Morgantown home invasion ends when family dog chases assailants out

According to the victim, two women and a six-year-old child came into her house by kicking down the front door Saturday night around 11:15 p.m.

Monday April 29, 2019

Hospitals in West Virginia and Kentucky sign onto massive suit aimed at pharma industry

Stephen Farmer of law firm Farmer, Cline, and Campbell announced the suit, calling it the first of its kind in the United States, Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday April 24, 2019

122 percent increase in fentanyl deaths troubles WVU researchers

As this increase occurred, the death toll from prescription opioids decreased by 75 percent.

Tuesday April 23, 2019

Monongalia delegates think DOH shorted their district by nearly $15 million

Del. Evan Hansen, D-Monongalia, believes the Division of Highways likely shorted DOH District 4 -- which includes six counties -- by failing to follow the current DOH funding formula for road maintenance.

Friday April 19, 2019

Search team rescues man missing for days in Preston County

A rescue effort comprised of more than 35 volunteers, first responders, and search and rescue dogs searched for Joshua Marchman, 29, Thursday evening.

Tuesday April 16, 2019

Mattea is “first face you see” in Burns country music doc

"It was just really interesting to get a front row seat in how they put this together from the very, very beginning," Mattea said.

Structure declared sound, but WVU art historian mourns losses from catastrophic Notre Dame fire

Officials told media across the world Tuesday afternoon that 50 investigators are attempting to determine the cause of the fire, currently being treated as an accident.

Monday April 15, 2019

WVU Medicine set to add 5th hospital in 2 years

"Wherever you go in any WVU Medicine clinic, physician office, urgent care, and any one of our hospitals should you get transferred, all of your information follows you everywhere you go," CEO Albert Wright said.

Sunday April 14, 2019

Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan to premier parts of 16-hour epic “Country Music” in Morgantown

"It's why we take eight years to do a film like this," Burns said.

Friday April 12, 2019

Marion County murder suspect arrested in Morgantown; victim has been identified

Morgantown Police arrested Christopher Tyrone Keldo, 25, without incident early Friday morning.

Thursday April 11, 2019

Police release photo of suspect’s car in fatal Fairmont shooting

A 27-year-old man, currently unidentified, died after someone fired a single gunshot along Hawthorne Street.

Wednesday April 10, 2019

AG Barr answers federal prison staffing questions in front of Senate committee

"I think this is an area where we have stumbled," he said.

Sunday March 31, 2019

Facing driver shortage, Manchin among bipartisan group supporting changes to trucking regulations

"There are not enough people entering the profession," said Mark Allen of the International Food Service Distribution Association.

Thursday March 28, 2019

Some lawmakers on both sides of aisle upset by Governor’s vetoes on maintenance bills

"These were good bills that had some long-term solutions in them."

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Williams: H.B. 3044 should be part of Governor’s roads blitz

"It's still sitting on the Governor's desk," he told MetroNews affiliate WAJR-AM in Morgantown.

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