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Upshur County woman facing child neglect, drug and battery charges

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. - An Upshur County woman is facing multiple charges after deputies said she used marijuana and methamphetamine while caring for her one-year-old daughter and shoved a deputy.


It’s ramp season in Buckhannon! And no, we’re not talking about the wild onion

BUCKHANNON – Have you wondered why nearly every major corner of Main Street – and some beyond – are closed for construction?. Although navigating downtown may be a temporary headache, the long-term results will be worth it, especially for people who have disabilities or are elderly, city.


2 vehicle collision slows traffic on Rt. 50 in Harrison County

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - A two-vehicle accident slowed traffic in Harrison County Tuesday morning. 911 officials said the collision happened around 9:30 on Rt. 50 near the Chestnut Street Exit in Clarksburg. The collision caused Route 50 eastbound to be shut down for a short period of time.


What Upshur County E911 telecommunicators want you to know before you call

BUCKHANNON – Three-hundred sixty-five days of the year, seven days a week, no matter the weather, emergency dispatchers at the Upshur County E911 Communication Center valiantly serve the public as the voice behind the phone.


Commission urges residents to join complaint

ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission is urging affected residents to contribute to a formal complaint regarding Frontier Communications’ phone and internet service. “Back a few months ago, we had voted as a commission to lodge an informal complaint with the (state) Public Service Commission regar


West Virginia MetroNews wins 3 Regional Murrow Awards

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia MetroNews, which covers the state on radio and online, has won three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. The award is sponsored by the Radio Television Digital News Association. MetroNews competes in Region 8, which includes West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North C


Water line break to be repaired Monday afternoon

A major water line break in Tennerton is affecting customers in the southern part of Upshur County today, April 22. City of Buckhannon Water Department crews were working to shore up the rupture along Route 20 South between Bragg’s Trailer Court and the Upshur County Public Library. Workers on site


WVDOH announces traffic delays for 10 roads in Harrison County

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Highways has announced multiple traffic delays in Harrison County. The traffic delays are for the following areas of Harrison County:


Report: West Virginia is the 6th most gambling addicted state in 2019; Ohio 25th

With Americans losing over $100 billion through gambling each year and the Kentucky Derby soon to kick off, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Most Gambling-Addicted States and West Virginia is 6th while Ohio is 25th.


Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to role in heroin distribution in Harrison County

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - A Pennsylvania man admitted to his role in a heroin distribution operation. Chad Neal, 25, of Duquesne, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and one count of distribution of heroin. Neal admitted to conspiring to distribute heroin in Harrison County, Wes


State Police Search for Missing West Virginia Man

PANTHER, WV (WVNS) - State Police need help finding a missing man from the Mountain State. Troopers say David Ray Cline has been missing since April 3, 2019. Cline was last seen in the Panther area of McDowell County.


Mooney speaks of Cuba at Republican Women meeting

BUCKHANNON — On the day of the Bay of Pigs Invasion in Cuba, the speaker at Monday’s Central West Virginia Republican Women meeting saw militiamen surround her family’s home in Cuba and then enter the dwelling.


West Virginia University offering voluntary job buyouts

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia University is offering buyouts to employees with at least 20 years of service as part of cost-cutting efforts. The voluntary program comes after the university last week announced a tuition and fee increase for the fall semester.


West Virginia Man Cited for Loaded Gun at D.C. Airport

WASHINGTON, DC (WOWK) - A West Virginia resident was cited by police after TSA officers detected a loaded handgun in the man's carry-on bag at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Tuesday.


Harrison Co. Board of Education meets to discuss "legal matter" involving Liberty HS Asst. Principal

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - The Harrison County Board of Education went into executive session Monday to discuss some unspecified legal matters involving the Liberty High School assistant principal who was placed on leave.


Name released of woman killed in West Virginia crash

WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ)- Investigators released the name of a woman killed in a multiple vehicle crash in the Stepptown community of Wayne County on U.S. 52 Saturday. State police say a vehicle driven by Jennifer Clark drove into an oncoming lane and struck another vehicle traveling on U.S. 52 la


Grandma's Diner ranked most iconic in all of West Virginia

CHARLES TOWN, W. Va. - MSN just ranked a small family owned diner in downtown Charles Town the most iconic diner in all of West Virginia. Grandma's Diner was built by an African-American landowner named Russell Roper in the mid-1960s and leased the restaurant to a local hometown favorite that many r


EFHS tops Lewis County, 4-1

Broderick Rohrbaugh put together another gem on Monday, holding Lewis County to just one run on five hits while striking out three in a 4-1 victory for East Fairmont. Dom Postlewait, Chance Rundle and Ethan Harvey recorded the game’s only hits for the Bees, who scored three times in the top of the s


Growing list of West Virginia locations are part of Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than 150 locations in West Virginia will serve as drop off points for expired, unused or unneeded prescription drugs during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.


Morgantown man admits to child pornography charge

CLARKSBURG — John Ontko, of Morgantown, has admitted to a child pornography charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Ontko, 66, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. Ontko admitted to having child pornography from February to April 2018 in Monongalia County.