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Wednesday February 6, 2019

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.

Tuesday February 5, 2019

Investigators: Harrison County man pulled gun on police

Police also said Matz displayed a folding knife during the altercation, lied to police about a gun being present in the residence, and then pointed a revolver at an officer. 

Monday February 4, 2019

Morgantown Police chief: Snow day incident involving WVU students ‘entirely avoidable’

"We had to clear that street," Preston said Monday on WAJR's "Talk of the Town" with Dave Wilson and Sarah Giosi. "People could have and would have gotten hurt."

Friday February 1, 2019

Pedestrian and biker safety a key focus for MPO, WVU one year after WVU student’s death

Leah Berhanu's death last February was the result of the first in a series of four autopedestrian accidents of varying severity in the span of about one month in 2018.

Thursday January 31, 2019

Improving forecast has County Clerk hoping turnout strong for special election in Preston County

Early voting, which ended Jan. 30, brought 1,608 voters to the polls, five fewer than the 2016 primary.

WVU, Fairmont State, and Pierpont all close for full day Thursday

The temperatures are slightly less extreme Thursday in the region, but the National Weather Service estimates wind chill valuations will be near eight degrees below zero.

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Mon Metro Drug task force arrests two following separate searches

Treayane Issac Johnson, 41, of Detroit, and Demonte Larry Thompkins, 26, of Grosse Pointe, Michigan are each charged with two counts of possession with intent. Grosse Pointe is adjacent to Detroit.

WVU closes campus for 24 hours due to weather

The university will not re-open until 1 p.m. Thursday due to deteriorating conditions and bitterly cold weather.

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Marion County couple pleads separately in 2017 Taylor County fatal shooting

Justin Edward Clark, 28, pleaded guilty Tuesday to second degree murder in the shooting death of 39-year-old Frank Newbraugh.

Monday January 28, 2019

Two men, passed out in truck on Marion County highway, arrested after discovery of pipe bombs in backpack

Damon Sturgeon, 39, of Mannington is charged with four counts of possession or manufacturing of an explosive device.

Friday January 25, 2019

Juvenile taken into custody after threat against South Middle School in Morgantown

Officers learned of the threat late Thursday night, near 11:00 p.m.

Thursday January 24, 2019

Tucker County senator to reveals more detailed plan for “fixing the darn roads”

Sen. Randy Smith, R-Tucker County, announced his dream of "fixing the darn roads" last week on the Senate floor.

Tuesday January 22, 2019

With early voting underway, Superintendent hopeful Preston County voters finally approve levy

For the third time in 25 months, voters will head to the polls -- this time on Groundhog Day -- to determine the fate of the school excess levy in Preston County.

Monday January 21, 2019

New Preston County commissioner: Legislative day can focus on how road woes are hurting region

"I will definitely be down there talking to anybody's ears that will listen -- and if not I will find the ones that will -- about our road conditions and things that are holding us back economically in our state," Samantha Stone said of Tuesday's Monongalia/Preston Day at the Legislature.

Friday January 18, 2019

Accuweather: Areas surrounding Morgantown in path of winter weather, including possible ‘blizzard-like’ conditions in Preston County

Accuweather's Dave Samuhel said north of Morgantown around I-70 and east towards Preston County and on I-68 could make for difficult travel conditions this weekend.

Thursday January 17, 2019

Detroit man linked to Monongalia County shootings in custody

Imani “Trump” Cody, 21, of Detroit, was arrested Wednesday evening by the U.S. Marshals Service in Detroit.

Monday January 14, 2019

Manchin addresses federal employees in Fairmont; could join bi-partisan effort to end shutdown

Much of the disagreement in Washington D.C. centers on the impasse between the President and Congressional Democrats, who have yet to find a bridge to meet on border security funding.

Additional arrests made in major Bridgeport burglary

The two were picked up in Marion County with the assistance of Whitehall Police and the Marion County Sheriff's Department.

Friday January 11, 2019

Roads forum provides opportunity to explore Majority Leader-backed solutions on DOH funding

"One of those (bills) will involve the accountability and the funding of the DOH, so everyone will be able to see that online easily," Amy Summers said

Thursday January 10, 2019

Bridgeport suspect arrested after break-in results in $136,000 in stolen items

Brandon Andrich, 27, is accused of breaking into a home in Bridgeport Dec. 12, 2018 with numerous accomplices.

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