Chris Lawrence, Author at WV MetroNews

Yesterday May 18, 2019

Six West Virginia state parks to have controlled hunts in 2019

Events are aimed at lowering deer numbers to protect each park's plant life from over browsing by resident whitetails

Friday May 17, 2019

TC Energy seeks easement through court action

Company officials seek a preliminary injunction to access a key piece of land, which is literally as small as somebody's backyard.

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Prison fight leaves three hurt

Fight breaks out in the recreation yard leaving three prisoners injured and the prison on lock down.

Monday May 13, 2019

Consol’s new Itmann Mine first since a 2017 restructuring

New Consol Energy operation in Wyoming County to employ 100 to 150 workers when open

Friday May 10, 2019

National Park idea for New River Gorge shifts to Park and Preserve

With near blanket prohibition on hunting in National Parks, the idea for the New River Gorge was a non-starter for West Virginia sportsmen, but a Park-Preserve model appears favorable

Wednesday May 8, 2019

Mercer County BOE response to abuse allegations

Superintendent denies all allegations in three separate lawsuits which claim students were abused and employees who reported it were threatened.

Miners push for pension protection

Miners lean on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring pension protection act to a vote.

Tuesday May 7, 2019

Commissioners raise questions ahead of vote on buck limit

DNR Director Steve McDaniel wants a vote on lowering the buck limit from 3 to 2 in August, members of the Natural Resources Commission appear reluctant to take the step until a comprehensive survey is done--which will take considerably longer.

No date for reopening of Kanawha County golf course damaged in microburst

Insurance adjuster spent part of Tuesday at Big Bend Golf Course.

Two charged in truck stop stabbing

Truckers get into an argument which turns violate in Putnam County

Monday May 6, 2019

Hail causes big damage in 2 Putnam County subdivisions

State Farm has heard from 150 policyholders after Friday storm.

Saturday May 4, 2019

Dam removal changes West Fork fishing prospects

What was once much like a series of small lakes, is now a free flowing waterway with shoals, riffles, and plenty of structure and cover for ambush species.

Friday May 3, 2019

W.Va. State Parks — Welcome to the future

Our beloved State Parks are finally getting the attention they have long needed.

Thursday May 2, 2019

Lawsuits claim abuse and mistreatment of pre-school children in Mercer County

Three separate suits filed in Princeton allege a teacher was abusive toward her students, some of whom were special needs children, and county school officials retaliated against those who reported the incidents

Pendleton County ready to celebrate trout fishing

The inaugural West Virginia Trout Festival, which was formerly known as Spring Fest , is this weekend in Franklin and centers around one of West Virginia's favorite activities. ,

Wednesday May 1, 2019

Flood victims need to read the fine print on the FEMA paperwork

Flood insurance which was free for three years after the flood, must now be converted to a private policy--and paid by the property owner.

Proposed regulations changes aimed at protection of candy darter

It's an almost exclusively West Virginia fish--but it is in serious jeopardy of disappearing.

Tuesday April 30, 2019

Paper mill near Keyser to close eliminating 675 jobs

Verso Corporation says demand for the products created at its Luke, Maryland operation has dwindled and the plant has become unprofitable.

Monday April 29, 2019

Flood damage will delay opening at Bluestone campground

Heavy rains damaged the hookups and access road to the campground area of Bluestone State Park in Summers County

Saturday April 27, 2019

Building collapses in downtown Logan

Fortunately nobody was on the street when the aging structure came down Friday evening. Firemen say they feared a collapse was going to happen in a matter of time.

Latest Newscasts