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MetroNews This Morning 12-7-22

Summary of West Virginia news/sports/weather for Wednesday, December 7, 2022

YesterdayDecember 6, 2022

Morgantown pulls trigger on police training facility and equipment lease

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – What was once the largest state-of-the-art gun-related facility in the state, is now the temporary property of the city of Morgantown by a 4 to 3 vote. Councilors Joe Abu-Ghannam, Bill Kawecki, Dave Harshbarger and Mayor Jenny Selin voted in favor while Deputy Mayor Danielle Trumble, Councilors Brian Butcher, and Ixya Vega

Supreme Court upholds murder conviction of motorcycle gang leader

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals upheld the murder conviction of the former president of a local Pagan Motorcycle Club chapter. In the appeal, James Vincent argued his gang affiliation should have been excluded from the lower trial because it unfairly resulted in judgement of his character. The Supreme Court issued

Morgantown police arrest Philadelphia murder suspect

Arrest occurred Tuesday afternoon.

Senator reiterates concerns about low numbers of child protective services workers

Retention of child protective services workers has been a longstanding challenge for the Department of Health and Human Resources. 

Senate Republican mega-majority discusses priorities, and minority trio pick a leader

Senate president describes looks at education, PEIA, taxes and more.

Teen’s girlfriend told him to “hurry up and get it over with” before killing 4 family members on video chat

Rebecca Walker testified during the Gavin Smith murder trial in Kanawha County Tuesday.

Fight at Keyser High sends one to the hospital

Superintendent confirms confrontation last Thursday resulted in one student being treated and released at a local hospital

Fire damages Pilgrim’s Pride facility in Hardy County

Fire chief said the flames, while intense, were confined to the boiler room facility of the plant and quickly brought under control.

As feds investigate state-run facilities, advocate tells lawmakers of ‘vicious cycle of institutionalization’

A federal agency is investigating how West Virginia treats its intellectually disabled population, the state’s secretary of Health and Human Resources says the agency is cooperating, and lawmakers today heard concerns about the state’s institutionalization practices. West Virginia’s DHHR secretary this week confirmed the agency is cooperating with a federal investigation of discrimination allegations at

MetroNews This Morning 12-6-22

Summary of West Virginia news/sports/weather for Tuesday, December 6, 2022

MondayDecember 5, 2022

Testimony underway in Kanawha County quadruple murder trial

Gavin Smith on trial in connection with December 2020 shootings.

Monongalia County prosecutor calls for lawmakers to look at marital exemption language

Perri Jo DeChristopher says West Virginia still has immunity language.

FEMA denies 4 more counties for federal disaster assistance from summer flooding

Feds say no to funding for Doddridge, Jackson, Mingo and Wyoming counties.

Families share their grief at the hands of fentanyl

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey vows to pressure the Legislature and Congress to do more to fight the scourge of fentanyl and what it is doing to West Virginia and the country

Campaign aims to help low-income West Virginia children access health insurance

Connecting Kids to Coverage West Virginia launched Monday in Charleston.