Jennifer Smith, Author at WV MetroNews

Friday October 24, 2014

West Virginia gas prices at 4-year low

Many gas stations already have prices under $3 a gallon.

Parkersburg girls hospitalized after hit-and-run

Police looking for the driver after Thursday night incident.

Thursday October 23, 2014

Energy Summit focuses on powering West Virginia

Coal, gas, solar, wind and hydro are just a few of the energy sources up for discussion.

Putnam County students cast their first votes

The 18-year-olds educated themselves before they filled out that ballot.

Wednesday October 22, 2014

CAMC Cancer Center on schedule for May 2015 opening

Hospital board gets tour of construction site.

Manchin looking for cooperation when it comes to energy

RI Senator Sheldon Whitehouse toured several WV energy sites with Manchin Wednesday.

Voters arrive early to cast ballots

U.S. Senate candidates get their supporters out to vote.

Tuesday October 21, 2014

First responders honor their own

Best of the best saluted by Public Safety Council.

Law enforcement training to stop meth makers

Deputies and State Police are learning the ins and outs of NPLEx.

Monday October 20, 2014

Kanawha Forest Coalition seeking more support

Lunchtime discussions aimed at educating public about mining just outside the forest

WV teachers tackle the future

WV Education Summit brings teachers and business together.

Crowds create fire, mayhem after WVU’s win

Police use tear gas and chemical munitions to disperse large groups.

Tamarack director settles in to new job

Jim Browder previously worked in Lexington, Kentucky.

Friday October 17, 2014

Health officials: West Virginia’s hospitals ready to face Ebola crisis

Head of the state Hospital Association says doctors and nurses are trained in crisis management.

A change in calling the game

High school PA announcers are being required to follow new guidelines when it comes to what they can say during basketball games.

Thursday October 16, 2014

Senators turn focus to revitalization in southern West Virginia

The effort is called SCORE which stands for Southern Coalfields Organizing and Revitalizing the Economy.

Embattled Kanawha parks director to stay on job

The parks board has voted to keep Jeff Hutchinson.

Wednesday October 15, 2014

Kanawha County Commission prepares for new prosecutor

The next step, though, is up to current Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants.

Tuesday October 14, 2014

Hacked: How to avoid becoming a victim

The West Virginia Office of Technology is offering a one-day Information Security Conference.

Clean up continues in tornado-damaged Odd

Raleigh County community has a long recovery ahead.

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