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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.

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Victim in fatal Fairmont fire identified

The fire is currently being investigated as an arson, and a person of interest is in custody.

Monday March 18, 2019

Residents express concern to police over KKK information left on doorsteps in Morgantown

In the wake of a terrorist attack against a mosque in New Zealand, public concern over hate speech reaches police.

Fairmont police seek person of interest in connection to fatal fire

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — City police are investigating an apparent arson that resulted in the death of an unidentified person in Fairmont. Investigators are seeking a...

Sunday March 17, 2019

Stone: Preston County can be the start of roads revitalization

"I believe they had to start somewhere to make an impact," Preston County Commissioner Samantha Stone said.

Thursday March 14, 2019

McKinley hopeful BOP committed to increasing staff at Hazelton prison

Congressman David McKinley, R-W.Va., met with Bureau of Prisons Acting Director Hugh Hurwitz last week to discuss inadequate staffing levels, resulting in a commitment to additonal recruiting at Hazelton.

Tuesday March 12, 2019

‘Drastic’ action may be next for North Central West Virginia’s road warriors

"This is a roads issue," Monongalia County Commissioner Tom Bloom said. "The survival of the state of West Virginia is basically now."

Thursday March 7, 2019

More arrests likely in Morgantown snow day riot; WVU not expected to take action against fraternities

On the third consecutive day of cancelled classes, a significant number of people -- WVU students among them -- gathered on North Spruce Street in Morgantown, close to the campus of West Virginia University.

Wednesday March 6, 2019

Gee: WVU will remain watchful for future iterations of campus carry

"I think that we will probably go head-to-head (with the NRA) on this issue," Gee said on on MetroNews "Talkline" with Hoppy Kercheval.

Friday March 1, 2019

State’s top higher education officials not done talking about campus carry

H.B. 2519, which passed 59-41 in the House this week, will appear on the agenda in both Senate Finance and Senate Judiciary committees.

Tuesday February 26, 2019

Campus Self-Defense Act up for third reading Wednesday

Third reading of campus carry bill moved to Wednesday.

Governor, lawmakers take flurry of action on secondary roads

On the same day Gov. Justice sent a team to Preston County, two bills that could impact future roads maintenance are nearing legislative finish lines.

Sunday February 24, 2019

Frustrated commissioners in Monongalia and Preston counties beating the drum on roads

The recently sworn-in Samantha Stone said the state of emergency Preston County Commissioners put in place over road concerns -- well before her election -- is about to turn a year old.

Wednesday February 20, 2019

WVU hopes for specific exemptions on ‘campus carry’ bill

"We haven't gotten everything that we want," Alsop said. "But we have gotten a number of exemptions that will allow us to keep dangerous weapons off the most sensitive areas of campus where they have no business being."

Tuesday February 19, 2019

Morgantown man arrested after biting off part of a man’s ear

William Kingsley Clark, 31, is accused of biting off part of the ear of a man during a domestic battery incident.

Educators in Monongalia and Marion more certain in opposition to Senate bill

This morning Alvarez made it clear: "The bill needs to die."

Saturday February 9, 2019

Star City native, WWII vet leaves endowment in will for WVU engineering students

Coontz, a native of Star City, World War II veteran, and Philippi High School alumni in Barbour County, left $2.3 million to West Virginia in his will

Thursday February 7, 2019

Wotring: Preston County school levy saves two schools, numerous projects and programs

Passing 3,073 votes to 2,731 against, 52.9 percent of voters finally gave Preston County residents a school excess levy after failed votes in 2016 and 2018.

Wednesday February 6, 2019

Update for Antihazing measure heads to Senate Judiciary

"There is a belief or concern that fraternities as they may exist now, dissociated from the university, are exempt from the hazing law," Sen. Charles Trump IV said.

Vote on e-cigarettes fast approaching for WVU Board of Governors

Sarah Lawver, Director of Advocacy in West Virginia for the American Lung Association, said WVU deserves praise for its willingness to adopt more effective tobacco policy control.

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