Sunshine Wiles, Author at WV MetroNews

Friday May 12, 2017

WVU bidding farewell to spring graduates

West Virginia University has a May 2017 graduating class of 4,500 students.

Wednesday May 3, 2017

Five indicted in fatal Fairmont home invasion and robbery

February's grand jury was recalled to consider the charges in the November 2016 Malcom Whitted murder.

Friday April 28, 2017

Fraternity at WVU not being recognized locally

The interim decision follows an investigation by Tau Kappa Epsilon's international headquarters.

Armed robbery suspects arrested in Morgantown

Men taken into custody within an hour of the reported crime.

Tuesday April 25, 2017

Five newcomers elected to Morgantown City Council

Morgantown's city election brought out 2,707 voters.

Sunday April 23, 2017

Woman recovering, Morgantown police search for downtown shooter

A man fired shots leaving the scene of a fight. A woman was struck in the foot by bullet fragment.

Friday April 21, 2017

WVU BOG gets a budget update and approves of new mission statement

As West Virginia University launches a new mission statement, the uncertainty of budget cuts still lingers setting some of the tone of a Board of Governors meeting.

Tuesday April 18, 2017

Expanded search for Fairmont State president set to begin

An interim replacement for Dr. Maria Rose could be named before a permanent hire is made.

Tuesday April 11, 2017

WVU watches Charleston for budget certainty

WVU leaders are hopeful the governor can influence more modest cuts to higher education.

Wednesday April 5, 2017

Man killed when struck by car on Interstate 79

The Monongalia County Sheriff's Office is investigating the Tuesday night pedestrian versus car accident.

Tuesday April 4, 2017

WVU president pushing for calls to lawmakers to stop higher education cuts

Dr. Gordon Gee wrote "Urge them to either restore the budget for West Virginia University or start over."

Monday April 3, 2017

Health study shows W.Va. ranks 50th for eighth year in a row

The study was released from Gallup and Healthways last week.

Wednesday March 29, 2017

House approves measure to allow sale of Hopemont Hospital

The bill would require the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources to sell the long-term care facility, make sure patients are transferred to an area facility and work with employees who could lose their jobs.

Thursday March 23, 2017

House committee considering bill to allow state to sell Hopemont Hospital

Bill Crouch, Secretary of the State Department of Health and Human Resources, said maintaining Hopemont Hospital is costly, and the DHHR is not the best agency to keep it in operation.

Wednesday March 22, 2017

WVU State of University address focuses on budget, politics, growth

West Virginia University President Gordon Gee, while delivering the State of the University address, was adamant there is no room for complacency even as budgets dwindle, employee hiring policies are certain to change and national politics spark upheaval.

Police say Detroit men “executed” in Fairmont

Fairmont police release the names of the men killed in a March 19 shooting.

Monday March 20, 2017

Fairmont police investigate double homicide

Two men were found dead in a Fairmont apartment Sunday evening.

Monday March 6, 2017

Three arrested in Morgantown armed robbery

The victim reported three white men had kicked his apartment door open and held him at gunpoint while they robbed the residence.

Tuesday February 28, 2017

Drunk driver in fatal Morgantown crash ordered to youth center

A maximum sentence was suspended in the fatal drunk driving case in Morgantown that killed a Charleston native.

Monday February 27, 2017

Driver to be sentenced in hit and run that killed Charleston native

Carli Sears died after she was struck by a truck driven by Alex Hambrick.

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