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FridayJuly 3, 2020

Latest ChalleNGe Academy graduates had to clear pandemic-related hurdles

Maj. General Jim Hoyer says he's proud of Class 54.

Holiday weekend will be hot, clear for West Virginia

Clear skies forecasted for fireworks.

Riverfront renovations completed in Morgantown

Ceremony expected at a later date.

DHHR says 150 COVID-19 cases in last two days

Increase has not resulted in more hospitalizations.

Police investigate Morgantown shooting

Police say 19-year-old man shot in the chest.

Charges in connection with Fairmont protest

Man charged with damaging police cruisers.

Elliott looks ahead to second term in Wheeling with new faces on council

Rosemary Ketchum officially sworn-in on Wednesday.

MetroNews This Morning 7-3-20

Positive case numbers of Covid 19 are on the rise across the country and also in West Virginia. For now, masks are only “strongly recommended” in West Virginia, but Governor Jim Justice may change that to a mandate next week. It’s the eve of the 4th of July and a lot of communities have paired

Biafore elected to another term as Democratic chair

All terms of elected officers will end in 2022.

West Virginia surpasses 3,000 coronavirus cases

The state Department of Health and Human Resources reported Thursday evening there have been 3,053 total cases of the coronavirus.

ThursdayJuly 2, 2020

Justice says mandatory mask wearing “may be coming” next week

Governor says it would be in public buildings where social distancing cannot be achieved.

Clarksburg museum proposes using Jackson statue as teaching tool

The Harrison County Commission this week took additional comments on the statue after last month rejecting a proposal to return it to the Daughters of the Confederacy.

Former circuit judge sworn-in as Richwood’s new mayor

Gary Johnson says he's coming home to help.

West Virginia State names Pride as next president, becoming first woman in role

She becomes the first woman president in WVSU history.

Yeager Airport resuming four flights in the next week including Myrtle Beach

There are over 100 cases of COVID-19 in the state associated with Myrtle Beach travel.

Mask mandate taking effect ahead of Independence Day at Myrtle Beach

The Thursday vote from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina's City Council came as COVID-19 cases climbed in South Carolina and dozens of other states.

Reworked Independence Day celebration planned in Ripley

This year is the 150th year for what's billed as 'America's Largest Small-Town Independence Day Celebration.'

AAA predicting fewer longer road trips for the 4th

Gasoline prices creeping up but still below last year at this time.

MetroNews This Morning 7-2-20

A clerical error causes a Constitutional violation by the Justice Administration. Governor Justice wants to use part of the pandemic money for road work–a plan which is drawing fire. Covid 19 concerns abound with the 4th of July weekend about to happen. Debate and actions continue in West Virginia and around the nation on statutes

WednesdayJuly 1, 2020

Coronavirus cases jump by 74 between Tuesday and Wednesday

The state Department of Health and Human Resources reported 2,979 positive cases on Wednesday.