Chris Lawrence

Friday May 18, 2018

DNR advises don’t feed the bears

When bears find food around your home, they can become destructive, aggressive, and ultimately it doesn't end well for the bear.

Friday May 11, 2018

Rattlesnake study enters year two

Although most probably get weak kneed at the thought, the DNR would like to hear your rattlesnake stories as they gauge the health of the reptile in West Virginia.

Tuesday May 8, 2018

Shuler-Goodwin secures nomination in Charleston mayor’s race

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The race is set for November to decide the next Mayor of Charleston. Amy Shuler-Goodwin won the Democrat nomination Tuesday, defeating...

Monday May 7, 2018

Popular mushrooms are ripe at this time of year

The narrow window to find morel mushrooms is open in West Virginia this week.

Saturday May 5, 2018

Governor reacts to questions about tourism picture

Some MetroNews listeners wondered if a picture of bears at a bait pile was the best image to promote West Virginia wildlife. So we asked Governor Jim Justice about it.

Friday May 4, 2018

Doctors’ indictments reveal sinister facts for U.S. Attorney

Bill Powell says doctors who were supposed to be helping quell addiction were actually enhancing dependence on drugs--and realizing big profits from doing so.

Thursday May 3, 2018

Appalachian Power planning upgrades for Jackson, Mason counties

$60 million project to start soon.

Wednesday May 2, 2018

Private schools react to Board of Control classification proposal

Proposal would make eight private schools a class unto themselves, which critics believe is illegal.

Friday April 27, 2018

Woman arrested after Jackson County motel parking lot abduction

Police say woman car jacked a vehicle with a baby in the backseat. Child was unharmed and slept through the entire ordeal.

Police encourage participation in National Drug Takeback effort

It's the best way to dispose of old and unneeded medicine safely and securely.

Thursday April 26, 2018

Cleanup continues at burned out plastics warehouse in Wood County

Wood County Commission is briefed on progress of the project, DEP finds no indication of contamination to water or air as process moves forward.

CNN’s Bourdain indicates he got an education in southern West Virginia

Anthony Bourdain admits he had very little in common with the people of Appalachia, but said what he learned in his visit to West Virginia gave him a deeper understanding of a place and people often dismissed by the rest of the nation.

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Red Cross program takes aim at fire safety

Group hopes education and free and installed smoke detectors will help reduce fire deaths and injuries in West Virginia.

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Owners says new life is coming for a couple of aging buildings in downtown Charleston

Owners say elevator in aging building is being repaired, but there are much bigger plans for historic buildings in Charleston in the coming years.

Monday April 23, 2018

Motion Masters rolls out Johnson documentary

New documentary goes deeper than Hollywood's dramatic look at a remarkable West Virginia woman.

Forest fire rekindles, but crew is able to get the upper hand

Conditions change and fire rekindles consuming several more acres in Grant County.

Saturday April 21, 2018

Wetzel County group hopes changes will be adopted for safer roads

Truck traffic on West Virginia's country roads is getting more and more dangerous according to one group calling for adopting of best practices for the industry.

Friday April 20, 2018

Brothers finally bag their Marshall County ‘Ghost’

Marshall County hunter credits success to when he hunts, rather than where.

Thursday April 19, 2018

Flood repairs due to start soon on Clay County HS football field

Work will start in May to make repairs to the field in Clay--whether the work is finished by football season remains an open question.

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Despite social media claims, hatcheries are in good shape

DNR says social media claims of trout escaping the hatcheries in high water this week was "fake news"

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