Alex Wiederspiel

Friday November 16, 2018

Hazelton prison workers picketing at I-68 interchange

"The understaffing at our facility has led to an increase in violence, drugs, drug abuse, fights, assaults."

Thursday November 15, 2018

McKinley continues discussions about Hazelton prison

Three inmates have been killed in the Preston County-based federal facility in 2018.

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Mooney: Republicans lost House because they didn’t act

"(Voters) didn't see conservatives implementing what we said we would do."

Tuesday November 13, 2018

Two charged in fatal Fairmont shooting

Kenneth Royal Rager Jr., 28, of Carolina, WV, is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Kevin Blanks.

Monday November 12, 2018

Gee: Chambers donation about much more than a building or name

Gee cited Chambers contribution to WVU and Brad Smith's recent contribution to Marshall as big reasons to try and keep the talent local.

Friday November 9, 2018

Two dead in Upshur County wreck

The vehicle was traveling south when the driver apparently lost control, went sideways and left the roadway, through a fence, and flipped multiple times.

Thursday November 8, 2018

A candid Fershee reflects on loss to McKinley

"I don't think elected office is probably my path, but I do think there is something I can do to contribute," she said.

Monongalia and Marion counties form blue wall in very red West Virginia

Voters in Monongalia County overwhelming rejected Amendment One, supported Kendra Fershee over incumbent David McKinley, and kicked two Republican incumbents out of office.

Tuesday November 6, 2018

Police: Car chases, shots fired, and more mayhem involved in fatal Fairmont shooting

Kevin Blanks, 29, was pronounced dead after being discovered not breathing on Front Street.

Monday November 5, 2018

ACLU files lawsuit against Mac Warner over improperly enforcing electioneering law

The ACLU argues that the West Virginia statute is unconstitutionally overbroad and that Mac Warner "abused the authority of his office."

Referendum on Human Rights Commission a race to watch in Fairmont

That fight will be decided, finally, at the polls this Tuesday.

Wednesday October 31, 2018

With just days to go, McKinley and Fershee make final pitch in WV-1

On the issues, the two varied sharply despite agreeing on the need for civility.

In wake of Pittsburgh shooting, religious leaders and police are talking safety

Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston said there are basic preparedness steps that anyone can take.

Monday October 29, 2018

Manchin takes aim at President’s rhetoric ahead of UMWA rally

The United Mine Workers of America endorsed Manchin and featured a slew of Democratic and non-partisan Supreme Court candidates during their two-hour rally.

Friday October 26, 2018

Man who jumped from wall during WVU-Baylor game identified

49-year-old Robert McIntyre of Mineral Wells is in critical condition at Ruby Memorial Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Thursday October 25, 2018

Morgantown Police officer injured in altercation with suspect

The incident began near 5:40 p.m. Wednesday following a police response for a domestic fight in progress on White Avenue in Morgantown.

Wednesday October 24, 2018

Police: Fans should expect delays getting to Milan Puskar Stadium

For law enforcement, they just hope the flow of traffic in Thursday afternoon isn't too bad.

Victim identified in 50-foot fall near Morgantown High School

Aaron Thomas Riel, 38, of the Morgantown area, died after falling while trying to jump from one tree to another tree

Tuesday October 23, 2018

Man jumps to death near Morgantown High; police say it’s not related to school

Officers responded to a reported psychiatric emergency around 5:33 a.m. Tuesday

Sunday October 21, 2018

MetroNews State Senate Preview: District 13 (D-Beach vs. R-Oliverio)

A preview of a race between two candidates who have collectively served in this role for the past 24 years.

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