Matt Maccaro, Author at WV MetroNews

Wednesday October 5, 2016

10-month-old Jackson County girl dies following sexual assault

32-year-old Jackson County man will face a murder charge in addition to first-degree sexual assault.

Tuesday October 4, 2016

Justice declares Cole debate ‘loser’; GOP hopeful dismisses attack

Bill Cole says he wasn't surprised that the Greenbrier owner relentlessly attacked his tenure as the Sen. President in Tuesday night's first debate.

Monday October 3, 2016

Kanawha school start date survey sees high number of responses

There's still about 2 weeks for people to vote on the school start date in Kanawha County, which seeks input from students, employees, parents and the community.

Principal of Charleston West Side elementary school addresses poverty, drugs; low test scores

Cheryl Plear, principal at Mary C. Snow Elementary, gave a presentation at Monday's Kanawha School Board meeting, saying that low test scores are only part of the school's issues in the troubled West Side neighborhood of the Capital City.

Sunday October 2, 2016

Greenbrier CVB executive director: Tourism is the best flood recovery aid

Kara Dense says businesses are getting back on their feet in the Greenbrier Valley, and there's plenty of events lined up for the fall season.

Thursday September 29, 2016

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins public hearings on work to Bluestone Dam

The Corps is holding hearings to inform the public on proposed plans to strengthen the vitally important Summers County dam.

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Political pundit Sabato says presidential race will be close to the end

Crystal Ball creator visits West Virginia.

CSB holds Charleston public meeting to follow up on 2014 Freedom spill report

Some Charleston residents who had their drinking water affected by the 2014 MCHM spill still have their concerns despite report's findings.

Tuesday September 27, 2016

Candlelight vigil held at South Charleston’s Oakes Field for murder victim

After a fight led to gunfire at the field early last Wednesday morning, 20-year-old Dylan Bailey was killed. The vigil was organized by his girlfriend, Amber Estep.

D.C. federal appeals court hears oral arguments on controversial Clean Power Plan

The CPP aims to reduce CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants by over 30 percent by the year 2030. The U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on the rule earlier this year.

Government shutdown looms as U.S. Senate votes down spending bill including flood funding

The funding would have kept the government funded through Dec. 9, and included up to $500 million in flood funding for West Virginia and other states impacted by floods.

Trump and Clinton square off in first debate; WV political leaders react

The debate was the first of three scheduled between the two presidential nominees.

Sunday September 25, 2016

Long way to go before West Virginia American Water decides to go to Kanawha River for backup

585-page report remains under review.

Higher Ed chancellors dispute some of findings of audit earlier this year

Audit criticizes tuition increases and lack of accountability; Drs. Paul Hill and Sarah Tucker contend that findings are inaccurate, and don't correspond with what state code allows them to do.

Friday September 23, 2016

Debit card of Illinois kidnapping suspect used in Chelyan on Friday

A card belonging to Christopher Derleth, 39, suspected of kidnapping 13-year-old Katherine Derleth and her newborn baby was allegedly used at Chelyan Go Mart and Dollar General.

Thursday September 22, 2016

Fayette Sheriff’s Office warns pranksters to stop ‘clowning’ around

Grown men posing as clowns have recently been seen in the area, and the county's Sheriff Steve Kessler said in a release Thursday that he wasn't amused.

Tuesday September 20, 2016

Wells ruling scratches 2 third-party candidates from election ballot, both file federal court lawsuit

Hearing in Huntington federal court Thursday afternoon will determine whether 2 third-party candidates remain on the November ballot after they were removed by Sec. of State Natalie Tennant.

Sunday September 18, 2016

Traveling Negro League exhibit opening Sunday on WVU campus

“Negro Leagues Beisbol: African American Baseball and Hispanic Culture 1860-1960," will be displayed until the end of October.

Thursday September 15, 2016

Kanawha County seeking public input on school start date with online survey

The survey system, which should be up and running Friday around 6 a.m., has four different school start dates to vote on.

Temporary DOH worker bit by copperhead snake at Capitol Complex

A memo sent to employees warned that the man was exiting the fire escape door on the Piedmont side of Building 5 when a snake attacked him.

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