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Today February 20, 2020

Man accused in violent crime spree released from hospital, arraigned on charges

Joshua Drennen faces a number of criminal counts including murder.

WVU Parkersburg mourns the sudden death of staff member

Campus mourns after admissions counselor is killed in a head on collision with a Wood County school bus, one on the bus was taken to the hospital

Wrong-way crash claims 2 lives in Randolph County

Head-on collision happened Wednesday evening.

Voter roll maintenance work continues ahead of May primary

Responses are in for about 20,500 of the more than 71,000 address verifications that went out last fall, according to the Secretary of State's office.

MetroNews This Morning 2-20-20

One person dead after a head-on crash involving a school bus in Wood County, a driver in Preston County facing charges in a fatal accident...

Yesterday February 19, 2020

EPA shows decline in power plant emissions, proposes new coal ash rule

The release of nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide and mercury fell between 2018 and 2019.

GoFundMe page established for deceased kayaker’s family

Jamie Gray was with a large group on Feb. 9 when she disappeared near Audra State Park.

Marion County officials continue discussions following FRMC news

Alecto Healthcare Services announced Tuesday the hospital will close after an unsuccessful search for a new owner.

House takes tax credit route in hopes of spurring natural gas development

Bills focus on attracting storage hub, cracker plants and downstream investments.

Senate, too, moves bill providing tax breaks for aging, struggling coal-fired power plants

Most coal-fired power plants will be retiring over next decade, senators are told.

Morgantown city manager finalist for position in Michigan

Paul Brake is a finalist for city manager in the city of Royal Oak, MI.

Delegates get a pep talk on startups from Intuit’s Brad Smith

Tech leader is latest speaker for delegates aiming to diversify West Virginia economy.

Former Charleston mayor opens up new restaurant, ‘Danny’s BBQ Stand’

The restaurant is open weekdays during lunch hours.

Woody Williams recalls Iwo Jima 75 years later

Wednesday was anniversary of iconic battle.

Move to eliminate funding for W.Va. greyhound racing wipes out in final turn

A handful of Senate's Republicans join all the Democrats to vote down the bill.

Clorox holds open house on proposed Berkeley County plant

The Clorox Company recently announced plans to construct in the Tabler Station Business Park.

University strengthens hold on top spot in MetroNews Power Index

The Hawks remain in the lead for the third consecutive week.

Permit applications in from potential medical marijuana labs, dispensaries, processors and growers

The application period with the Office of Medical Cannabis ended earlier this week.

Debate goes back and forth on resolution calling for convention of states

Thr resolution focuses on term limits in Congress.

SSAC continues to examine chaotic game that prompted ‘thugs’ comments

Game video and surveillance video show more details about what happened.

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